Cure Overnight-Guest Anxiety with the Perfect Murphy Bed

One of the highlights of the holiday season is visits from family and friends you may not see very often because they live far away. To spend more quality time together, they generally stay with you, and the hustle and bustle of more people in the house is both fun and anxiety-inducing. One big concern […]

Designing Dual-Purpose Rooms to Maximize Living Space

One thing the tiny house movement has done, besides creating new TV shows and the on-going conversation about its credibility, is reawaken an awareness of dual-purpose spaces and multi-function furniture. More and more people are looking at their existing space with an eye to getting better function from the space they have, by doubling up […]

Oct 4, 2018|Categories: As Seen On, Home Organization|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Three Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Summer Sleepover

The thing about summer sleepovers is that they are going to happen. How much preparation you’ll need will depend on the ages and number of participants but having a game plan is always a good idea. Grade schoolers, tweens and teens are all candidates for sleepovers or slumber parties with their friends. Themed or casual, […]

Four Things You Need to Know About Murphy Wall Beds

Murphy Beds, also called hide-a-bed, pull-down bed or fold-away, have an interesting beginning. As did many people in the early 1900s, inventor William Lawrence Murphy lived in a one-room apartment that was bedroom, living room and kitchen. Convention dictated that no woman would enter a man’s bedroom, so to be able to entertain his lady […]

Four Tips to Declutter Your Home Office for Improved Efficiency

If you work from home, you know how easy it is to suddenly find yourself working around piles or digging through clutter. Especially if your office space also serves another purpose like a TV room, guest bedroom or workout area. Not only are you dealing with all the paraphernalia of work, you’re contending with all […]

New Year, New Look: Get Inspired With the 2018 Colors of the Year

Every year end, all eyes turn to the color experts for what hues will be trending in the New Year. Leading the way is the Pantone Color Institute’s Spring Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week. They release the color palette that will drive fashion for the next 12 months, ultimately choosing one […]

Jan 18, 2018|Categories: Seasonal|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Murphy Bed Lets You Sleep In Your Own Bed When Holiday Guests Arrive

That title sounds a little funny, doesn’t it? But not too many years ago it was considered polite to give up the master bedroom to visiting guests if there was not an available guest bedroom. Checking out online comments today shows that current attitudes to this somewhat antiquated act of hospitality have changed considerably.

Of course, […]

Nov 7, 2017|Categories: Murphy Bed, Seasonal|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Backyard Living for Summer Fun

Backyards come in all shapes and sizes from a small, enclosed patio to a rambling yard that disappears into the surrounding forest. One thing all backyards have in common is that people love to spend time there, especially in the summer and the more comfortable, the better.

So, how does your backyard rate on a scale […]

Remodel Series #5: Dual-purpose Rooms–Home Office, Guest Room and TV Room

No home remodeling series would be complete without addressing dual-purpose rooms. More than one activity in a room can exponentially increase the clutter, especially since more activities mean more people, more clutter and more stress! So to help with some of your most challenging rooms, Tailored Living’s® final home improvement series installment covers how to […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Organize Your Life in 2017

As we bid 2016 a fond farewell, we look forward to a new year full of promise and possibility. 365 days to finally get it right, to finally arrive at that elusive nirvana we would all like to achieve in our daily lives. So we take time to evaluate our lives and determine some key […]

Dec 15, 2016|Categories: Closet, Garage, Murphy Bed|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments