Interiors posts by Rita Wilkins. Rita is a renowned expert in decluttering and minimalism, empowering individuals to simplify their lives through practical tips and resources, while also captivating audiences as a professional speaker and author.

Designing the Perfect Space for Your Grandchildren in Your Own Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Perhaps it’s because I am now a grandmother that the subject of how to design a perfect space for your grandchildren in your own home has risen to the top of interior design topics that I have been talking about and writing about. Many of my friends, family and [...]

By |2021-06-22T12:59:45+00:00June 22nd, 2021|design ideas, design trends, Home Decorating, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on Designing the Perfect Space for Your Grandchildren in Your Own Home

10 Most Common Design Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer #1 Copying Others During the last 10 to 15 years, design influencers and manufacturers have been extremely successful in marketing their own unique “look”. - Martha Stewart, Pottery Barn, West Elm, etc. It’s great to use these for inspiration and even to use a few of their collection, but [...]

By |2023-10-23T18:31:16+00:00June 14th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, design ideas, design trends, Home Decorating, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on 10 Most Common Design Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

What’s Preventing You from Upgrading Your Kitchen?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Over the course of my interior design career of 35 plus years, I’ve heard many stories about experiences clients have had with kitchen renovations. I’ve learned something from each of those conversations so I can better serve my own clients to help them plan and prepare ahead of time [...]

By |2021-04-14T17:31:58+00:00March 30th, 2021|how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on What’s Preventing You from Upgrading Your Kitchen?

Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer and lifestyle designer for well over 35 years, I’ve seen many changes in our industry. I am always intrigued by the growing trends and changes that are almost always dictated by our ever-changing lifestyles. Because I get to work directly with my clients, I have [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:37:56+00:00March 19th, 2021|Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, living in smaller spaces, Space Planning|Comments Off on Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since the pandemic struck and we were all suddenly required to shelter in place and to figure out how to work and learn from home full time. Most of us scrambled to find places in our home where we could [...]

By |2021-03-02T09:10:02+00:00March 2nd, 2021|decluttering tips, Decorating, Design, design ideas, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, redecorating tips, Space Planning|Comments Off on How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

Top 10 Bathroom Design Trends to Avoid

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Clients have been expressing how anxious they are to do something with their bathrooms since they have been sheltering in place for the past year. They are seeing and experiencing their homes with a new set of eyes. Things that may have bothered them before are now at the [...]

By |2021-02-28T14:51:43+00:00March 1st, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, design trends, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on Top 10 Bathroom Design Trends to Avoid

Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re like most of us today, we’re all looking for ways to save money, and yet you know your bathroom is in desperate need of updating and remodeling. That’s why I want to share with you a few of my top ways to save money on your renovation [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:56:56+00:00February 8th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Concepts, Construction, Interior design, Interiors, Space Planning|Comments Off on Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

If You are Remodeling Your Bathroom Why Not Future-Proof It?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Face it, renovations of any kind costs a lot of money, so if you are investing in a remodel, why not design it so that it works for everyone and that it’s ageless? What I mean by that is… If you incorporate universal design principles in your bathroom renovation, [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:57:54+00:00February 4th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Design, design ideas, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on If You are Remodeling Your Bathroom Why Not Future-Proof It?

Do You Have a Love Hate Relationship With Your Bathroom?

How to fall in love (with your bathroom)? Hi, I'm Rita Wilkins, also known as the downsizing designer. Do you have a love-hate relationship with your bathroom? And would you like to fall in love with your bathroom all over again? As an interior designer for over 35 years, we've done bathrooms and kitchens and [...]

By |2021-01-14T11:14:36+00:00October 30th, 2020|Bathroom Remodel, Construction, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on Do You Have a Love Hate Relationship With Your Bathroom?

Downsize by Decluttering

Downsizing is on the minds of many Americans…especially now! And, particularly with Baby Boomers who are or will become empty nesters in the not too distant future. With fewer day-to-day responsibilities, they’ve suddenly discovered more time and freedom to pursue interests that have been put on the back burner. And, even if you’re not a [...]

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