Meet Beth Peters, Senior Designer at Today's Home

Plus, don't miss our budget-friendly design hack for sprucing up your furniture.

A graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Beth Peters has worked as an interior designer in the South Hills for more than 30 years. For the last 10 years, the married mother of two has been the senior designer at Today’s Home at its Green Tree location. Today’s Home also has a location in Ross Township.
My design aesthetic is:
My own design aesthetic is eclectic, mixing contemporary with traditional. For my clients, I like to observe their lifestyle and personal taste. I try to enhance their ideas and encourage them to step out of the box a little by adding a fun piece, a fun print on a pillow (or) an accessory with a twist.  
Best way to update a room:
To redo a whole room: change the floor plan, new fresh color palette, window treatments.
To refresh a room without replacing furniture: lamps, accessories, paint and cleaner-line window treatments.
Favorite design element or piece:
(I) love a great piece of art or an interesting cocktail table, taking an antique chair and putting a fun fabric on it to update it.

Want to give your living room an updated look without the expense of new furniture? Head to your nearest fabric or craft store (we suggest Jo-Ann Fabric) and buy a pack of inexpensive nail-head trim. Hammer the trim into your club chair or ottoman for a luxurious look at a fraction of the cost of buying new furniture.  
(Various locations throughout Pittsburgh;

Renovating a kitchen requires plenty of planning — especially if it’s in an old home. With a little help, though, designing a new eatery doesn’t have to be daunting. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will hold a workshop on re-imagining kitchens in old and historic houses from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Led by Julie Graf, a Certified Kitchen Designer and owner of One of a Kind Design, the workshop will touch on lighting, cabinet styles and finishes, making the most of your space and budgeting, among other topics.
(Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg; admission is free for PHLF members and $5 for non-members. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412/471-5808, ext. 527, or go here for more information.)

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