As part of our designer guest post series, I want to introduce you to Mary Meyer, one of our wonderful designers out in New York.  We love Mary’s sharp voice and think you will enjoy some of the quick tips she has picked up from her years helping people upgrade their spaces.  So without further ado, here is Mary. Brandon — Have you ever thought what your apartment looks like to the ladies? Does it lack that umph or worse than that- does it send the ladies screaming for the

Ironing boards are eye-sores.  You take them out when you need them, wait for the metal to get hot-to-the-touch,  then furiously demolish those wrinkles, until everything is nice and flat.  After all of that, it’s back to the hidden cupboard for this 120 year old home staple.  Well, thanks to some keen design eyes, Decor/Aid bring you some ways that you can safely trot out that old board with pride. 1.  Create An Entry Table By The Door                        

  1.  In The Bedroom Symbolizing energy, strength, and physical need, an obvious place to integrate this sizzling color is in the bedroom! In this space, a red upholstered bed serves as the focal point of this otherwise tame room. 2.  A Sultry Lounge Area Invite your hot date over for a nightcap and watch sparks fly with this luscious red sofa. Keep the surroundings neutral or create a swanky sumptuous feel by bringing in other deep colors. 3.  Food Has Never Been Sexier These red painted cabinets are fun,

1.  Decorative Tray Every woman should have a decorative tray to house the endless elixirs, perfumes, products and lotions that we all have strewn about our countertops. Try a mirrored tray for a bit of glam and romance or go for a fun and funky vibe with a lacquered tray in a bright color.  2.  Fresh Flowers Nothing makes me feel better than seeing lovely fresh flowers sitting on my vanity. As women, we spend a lot of time doing our hair and makeup so we might as well make our vanities

1.  A Chesterfield Sofa Ok, so lets get the most expensive piece out of the way. These couches can last decades and are the quickest way to class up a joint.  Our friends Roger&Chris have a good guide for picking one.  If you must have it now, this is a great choice too.   2.  Old Globes For less than $50 you can find yourself a beautiful old standing globe that makes you like a world traveler and shows a good eye for design.  In this case authentic is better, so

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