I'm peeling back the curtain and showing you the design process in one of my most recent designs (it's being installed as I type this!). If you've been curious as to how I go about thinking through my design process, you don't have to wait any longer :)
Green shag carpet (check), damaged floors (check), lack of lighting (check)...everything else- check! When you have to renovate a lot of spaces, it's hard to know where to start. It's really overwhelming.
I'm going to talk about the latest project I'm doing and what we decided to do first after a flood damaged many of main spaces. Read More
Peach is on the rise...but what do you do with it? How do you avoid it looking like something that your great grandmother used? I'm showing just a sampling of accent color combinations that look beautiful with this pretty shade. As well as ways to add it into your space without it looking super feminine or committing to painting your whole room. Read More
The last think you want to think when you walk into your room is that it's depressing. I'm not talking necessarily talking about a room that is half empty. I'm talking about a room that has all the furniture you need in it, but still feels...well, depressing.
I'm listing a few ways that might be the issue and how you can fix it. My favorite way to make your house feel less depressing, is to live in it :) Read More
Before and after shots are so much fun to look at (they really are my favorite). This project was a ton of fun to work on and I hope you enjoy the results :) Read More
Relaxing is the word we all want to use to describe our home. We want it to feel comfortable, like we can immediately feel at ease. Everyone relaxes differently, but there are a few ways that you can incorporate relaxing elements into any space.
I'm giving you some examples of them as well as some important questions to ask yourself before you buy something new (to help you know if it's going to add the chill vibe to the space). Read More
Bedrooms don't have to have leopard print or large mirrors everywhere to be romantic. In order to help bring most R&R&R (rest, relaxation & romance) to the bedroom, I'm going over some tips that can easily create this feeling. Read More
Continuing with the "In the Mood" series, I'm exploring the ways to create that sweet, happy room that brings a lot of joy. There is one key component of a room that is most important if you want to create a cheerful mood...but you'll have to read till the end to find out :) Read More
When people describe rooms, they describe them in feelings. "I want this room to feel_____". People talk about the colors you can use to make you "feel" those things, but there is more to it than just that. I'm examining the reasons why certain rooms have a specific mood- starting with creating a calm space. Read More
Everyone has "the good, the bad & the ugly" stuff in their living spaces. But what if you could find ways to disguise all the stuff that you feel like is an eye-sore (aka: your kleenex boxes). Even in beautiful rooms, you can add in the "real life" stuff- and I'm going to show you where in 3 different designer rooms. Read More
I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I don't automatically discount what they tell me when they tell me they can do something. But when it has to do with doing work on my house...I'm not as trusting. Why? Because I don't want them to mess it up! I'm discussing ways to find people who are going to do a good job and then how to know if they are trustworthy with 3 Trust Factor qualifications. Read More
Do you ever wonder where you should save in a house and where you should splurge? This list can run for days, but I picked out 4 different ways that you should save & splurge in a home. Read More
I don't know if I would ever have the guts to paint or stain my wood floors. However, after looking at a lot of examples of some incredible designs, maybe I would. There are reasons why this trend is taking off and I'm going to share with you why it is as well as what question you should ask yourself before picking up your paint brush. Read More
Real flowers, plants or clippings are simply lovely in any room.
However, they can have more than just a pleasing aesthetic to them. They can actually add to the design of a room. I've pulled 10 different images of how florals can play a part in the design (as well as just be pretty :) Read More
Just because a piece of furniture is based on a flower, doesn't mean that it's feminine... right?
I'm looking at a bunch of different pieces that are based on flowers (as part of the "Floral Moment Series"), to help us get out of the mindset that floral furniture is only for "girly" rooms. Read More
What is "floral lighting"? Anything that has a flower like shape or pattern to it...basically. It's a style of light that is becoming more and more popular (thus increasing the reasons why we are having a "floral moment" in design). I've selected 10 floral lights that I think show the different ways they can look in a space- and my favorite might be the last one! Read More
Floral artwork adds so much life to a room. The way it adds color, interest and always help set a cheerful tone in the room. I've gathered images of floral art in all sorts of settings (and some that were so good, that I just included them on their own) to give you ideas about where to place it. Read More
Floral fabrics have never been a scarcity. However, they are REALLY on point right now. There are a handful of places that floral fabrics can go, and I'm looking at how to use each one in your space without going overboard :) Read More
Florals are having a big moment in design right now (and I love it!). I'm going to start a looking at all the different ways to incorporate them into your space- starting with the "scariest" one....floral wallpaper! Wallpaper can be intimidating, but I highlight 5 places that are excellent choices for adding floral wallpaper. Read More
As someone with a small back patio space, I'm always trying to come up with different seating options to maximize the square footage. I've come up 7 different ideas to use if you have a small plot of concrete (or wood planks) that you want to make look just as cute as your interiors. Read More