Color Trend: Peach Tones

Color Trend: Peach Tones

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. 

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A Floral Moment Series: Floral wallpaper

A Floral Moment Series: Floral wallpaper

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. 

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My fear about Virtual Interior Design

My fear about Virtual Interior Design

I had my own doubts about using virtual interior design- "can this really work?". However, after working with many people around the country virtually, I have seen that I can not only deliver creative designs but also help you implement them as well. One of my personal favorite stories is from a friend in TX who I worked with recently and who shares her side of the experience.

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Where do you look for ____ online? Series: Accessories

"Accessories" is interior design code for pillows, throws, things to put on your bookcase, coffee table and nightstand.

It’s all the fun fluff :)

It’s easy to spot a lot of these items at Target, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Random little shops we find ourselves in (aka: culprits of taking our money without us realizing it!).

But to find things that are online and aren’t from our go-to spots...that can be harder to hunt for.

I want to give you a list that reaches across lots of different styles to bring you accessories that are a little different and a little more unique than the average blue patterned throw pillow.

1. Momastore

This is an offshoot of a spectacular modern art museum in NYC. Like the art that the museum has, the online store has tons of unique and specialty items. It’s kind of like the Container Store where you think you don’t need anything but once you start browsing you find something you have to have!

2. Etsy (search "designer pillows")

I’ve mentioned the frustration in looking through Etsy for art here, but with accessories it’s not quite as hard. I really look to Etsy for beautiful pillows. Especially if you search for “designer pillows”, you will find pillows made out of REALLY nice fabric for a fraction of the price.

3. LEIF

LEIF is based out of Brooklyn and started only 5 years ago. It has a lot more than just home accessories but all it’s products have a wonderful fresh eclectic vibe that want to make you want to buy it all the more.

4. Shop Terrain (for plant stuff)

This site has bulbs, planters, vases, metal garlands (where you put them is another question), and dried wreaths. They are definitely not going to have your “basic” type of planter or vase, but if I am trying to find a little decor that is botanical in nature, I like to look here.  

5. Serena & Lily

Serena and Lily is what I like to think of as a preppy beach style (that isn’t all pink and teal). However, that’s really an exaggeration. It has lots of accessories that can blend with any style. I particularly like their mirrors and trays.

6. The Citizenry

This little shop is more of the minimal and simple style. What I like about their accessories is that they support artisan entrepreneurs all over the world and so each piece has it’s own story.

7. The Shoppe

Started by the popular designer company Amber Interiors, it carries the pinnacle of that “minimal, mid-century modern, boho” vibe. With lots of pillows, candles, baskets and cool coat hooks, if this is your style than you have found heaven.

8. Furbish

Furbish used to be a brick and mortar store in Raleigh, NC but became more of an online hub over the last few years. It carries funky needlepoint pillows, whimsical wall hangings and interesting textiles. You never know what you might find at this site :)

9. Gilt

This has TONS of options for any type of style at all sorts of price points. You do have to give them your email address, but all of their stuff is discounted from the typical retail prices so I think it's worth it. I don’t know why it’s called “Gilt” because you shouldn’t have any from shopping here…

10. Lulu & Georgia

This is one of my favorite sites!! It has many options for all sorts of accessories, and makes it easy to search for what you are looking for (70 drool worthy pages to be exact!)

I love the “fluff” part of interior design. It’s in the details that a design can really be amazing. However, I have see “fluff” used to cover up the parts of the room that don’t make as much sense (like a sofa that’s too big for the room). So, accessorize away….as long as you have the right bones in place :)

What do you love to accessorize with? Do you ever look online or do you prefer to buy them in person?

Top 20 Benefits of Online Interior Design

Top 20 Benefits of Online Interior Design

Online interior design sounds like a trend that you really don't understand. 

I understand where you're coming from- Pinterest just came out 6 years ago!! So all of this online design stuff is still a little new. I'm giving you the top 20 reasons why you should consider working online. I promise it's not as crazy as it sounds :)

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Creating a Gallery Wall Part 2

Creating a Gallery Wall Part 2

Gallery walls can really be so much fun to have in your home. You can make an arrangement with what you have now and you can make plans for later. I'm discussing the freedom of buying pieces you love to incorporate in your gallery wall later. It's also called the Later Plan- and it doesn't ever have to end! 

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To have and to love series: Salt Lake City Abode

To have and to love series: Salt Lake City Abode

Gosh, I love this room so much! I'm looking into all the ways this room works and the many ways we can create the similar look in our homes. Read on to see why this coffee table is WAY more practical than other options that could have gone here. 

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