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Your Room is a Story...Waiting to Be Told



Do you know what the most important thing that a Interior Designer can do?  It's LISTEN!

You would think that this is an easy concept, but trust me, it isn't.  This simple concept is what separates US from other designers.  We LISTEN!

Everyone wants a home that reflects their personal style and accentuates the life they build inside it, but most of us don't know exactly how to connect the dots between what we currently have and what we really want. 

Whether you want to decorate your family room or take your kid's room to the next level, we have an awesome staff of creative and professional designers who will listen to your dreams and create beautiful and functional solutions in your budget.

Our professional designers can help you with furniture layout, color theory, accessories, or whole home vision and you are only a simple step away from turning your home into a showpiece.


What We Offer

interior decorating Need to Remodel a Kitchen or a Bathroom?  We can do that!

There is nothing that we cannot handle whether it is Commercial or Residential.  

We’ll help you with the essential details that will see your project through from inspired vision to marvelous interior design: 

Custom Window Treatments




Design Plans

Color Schemes


Budget home design

Staging Your Home for Resale


You are One Step Away From Beautiful...

 We specialize in one thing…beautiful decorating! Whether you enjoy surrounding yourself with time honored traditional design, or inspired, modern, cutting edge couture; it’s our ultimate goal to design spaces that reflect your taste and your lifestyle. 

Whether your project involves a living room, family room, dining room, bedroom or office we have the products and ideas to suit your every need. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our clients to find the perfect products that satisfy their design style and budget. 

How Do We Get Started?



Whether you're designing a single room or your entire home, we kick-off your project with our complimentary in-home* consultation. This meeting is all about you. Your lifestyle. Your tastes. Your needs. And your budget. We'll sit down with you in your space to discuss all aspects of the project, take room measurements and, above all, listen to what you have to say. We'll also inventory any items you'd like to keep or reuse in the room, discuss paint colors and window treatment options.


Our design team puts together floor plans, furniture recommendations and fabric/color schemes for your entire space. If you also need custom built-ins, millwork, carpet selections, and kitchen and bath remodels, we can plan those too! We'll always provide you with multiple options for your space. In fact, this step is more like a conversation, as we edit and change plans according to your feedback. 


Your designer is your point of contact throughout the entire process. We track all of our orders every week during the manufacturing process and we are always happy to provide updates. Your designer WILL be there on delivery day, with our white glove team, to ensure everything goes according to plan. We can also help with the finishing touches, such as art and accessories!

How Can We Help You?

Are You Ready?

Time to make some changes?  We can help you with that.  Whether you are doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, we can make the process easier for you.  From concept to completion, we handle all of it.

Our Style

Our style is classic, comfortable, and glamorous all in one. All my clients personalities and needs are different so each design is just for them.

Design has always been my passion and where I am at my best!

Let's Get Started!

Recognized for her fresh approach on classical style—a sophisticated and harmonious mix of Hollywood glam and refined transitional design—Barbara has adopted the phrase “Casual Glamour” as her trademark.  

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Our Design Team


Barbara D. Pettinella

I was an Art Major in college, then went to Fashion Merchandising school in NYC.  Interior Design was the next logical step for me and I love everything about it.  I'm all about the fabrics and textures in a space. 

I start from the proportions of the room and the desired function. It should not feel cluttered and overfurnished but inviting and well-balanced. The feeling I want to achieve is harmony, to create a room someone will want to be in for a long time.

It is so important how you layer each area of a room.  It is what makes a room feel...comfortable.  When you walk into a space that we design, you feel immediately at home.  I design comfortable, livable, gorgeous spaces that say "Welcome Home!"


Steven F. Pettinella

My background is more commercial oriented than Barbara's. After 30 plus years in the Restaurant Industry in control of Marketing and Advertising  and Design for many major chains, I tried to retire.  Let's just say it's not working out so well and that's perfectly fine.  I am a Color and Lighting Specialist and I'm your conduit to the best colors for your space.

It’s important to take advantage of the natural light and manage space in the room so that it feels airy yet moderately cozy. Lighting always plays a large role in how a home will be experienced.  It should feel natural to  the room. The relaxed feeling achieved in the selection of furniture, details, and textures. Natural materials create a pleasant genuine feeling.

Family Room

We're here to make your home
beautiful, comfortable and right for
you. Whether you're looking to make
a simple update, need help space
planning or want to redesign an entire
home, we'll come to you to
make beautiful happen.

Where You Have Seen Us...


Traditional Design and County Lines Magazine

"If you're looking for people with friendly attitudes and a great work ethic, look no further than these designers!"


NBC and ABC and HGTV Television

"This team is known for great quality projects from start to finish. Their customers have nothing but positive things to say."


Delaware Today Magazine

"Look no further than this team for your interior decorating needs! They are skilled, professional, and ready to make you happy."

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From Inspiration To Reality

We Keep You From Making Mistakes


There is nothing worse than ordering furniture from a store and discovering that it doesn't fit through the doorway.  It happens more often then you think.

Upcoming Events

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Pop up event at Christiana Mall in February 2019.   Come on out and visit us!

Another one coming soon!



They are terrific!  Thoughtful and took care of all of my requests. They designed the perfect set of rooms and my family loves it.

Alex A.



Save on  a new Paint Consultation through May 30th, 2019

Please mention when ordering

Normally $225  for 3 rooms

Now $175 -  Savings of $50

How We Work With You


How do you charge?  – For most projects small or large, we charge on a project basis, which is inclusive of our design  services, furnishings, labor, installation, delivery etc. 

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