As an interior designer and home builder I love all aspects of designing, specifying materials, home building and choosing furniture and accessories. With 20+ year's experience in interior design, home building and commercial construction, I designed and built custom houses and houses on speculation, sq ft ranged from 3,000 to 5,500 sq ft. I have a BS in Bus Admin and attended Southern Institute of Interior Design at Virginia College. I am an interior designer and the author of Home and Lifestyle Design where I write about interior design, houses and all the elements that go into making a house a home. You can read my blog at: http://homeandlifestyledesign.com Also follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.