One of the most frequently asked questions from our friends and family is if we plan to put the TV in front of the bamboo wall? That’s a big fat NO!
I totally understand based on the orientation of the room and the focal wall nature, that it might [...]
I finally took the leap and made my first flash sale site buy. I have been window shopping on flash sale sites like Joss & Main, One King’s Lane, and GroopDealz for a while, but never made a purchase. I get a little anxiety over the time constraint. If I see something I like, I [...]
I have a treat for you today. I’ve worked on this mood board for almost a year…since we broke ground in the basement back in March of 2012. I finally feel like it is done and ready to share. Hopefully over the next month or so this mood board will come to life in my basement.
I have two mood boards to share with you today. I had the honor of working on this client’s open living room and dining space. She had redecorated after losing her husband suddenly and then found herself not liking the redesign and missing elements of the way the room was before. My true hope is [...]
Rooms that can multi-task are essential in a modern home. Whether it is due to space limitations or the desire to simply keep the family together in one space, multi-functional rooms are great. The trick is maximizing the space to deliver in every way you need it to.
Sometimes a space just needs a fresh [...]
The design I have to share with you today was loads of fun to put together. My client gave me free license to have fun with color, and fun I had! The main goal for the mood board was to create a family fun space with lots of color.
The TV placement was the biggest [...]
It is a big life change to move past the furniture from college and bachelor days to something new and fresh…and coordinated! I just completed this mood board for an open and airy living room/dining room combo. My client was ready to get a pulled together look, but still has young children and was not ready [...]
Confession: After 14 days, I slipped up and broke my self imposed home spending hiatus.
When the announcement came out for the latest installment of the Pinterest Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The art above the mantel in our family room has been patiently awaiting a little makeover. I loved the colors in the art, but actually preferred it hanging upside down. It was barely noticeable [...]
Mercury Glass, Moss, Grass, Flowers, Eggs…need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyway.
I went a little unconventional with my spring mantel. I did not use much color, but I kept it looking fresh with lots of natural, raw elements. Because I have not won the battle against the speaker, [...]
I have to share the adorable-ness! Last weekend we made the journey (I left out the word epic, because it is only a 35 minute drive) to Room & Board and West Elm. We planned to just window shop, but I could not resist the mercury glass cuteness at West Elm. I made a day-after-payday [...]
I found THE chairs for the family room, but the fabric is all wrong. I actually like the paisley-like pattern, but the coral color makes me cringe. The shape of these chairs caught my eye immediately on a trip to Home Goods, but I passed because the color was wrong. Then I saw them on [...]
Did you know you can make pillow covers without a zipper? Did you know you can make a pillow that has only two side seams?
I have been making my own pillow covers for years. I generally don’t believe in buying pillow covers. You can often make them for significantly less than what they cost [...]
There has been an injection of Modern Americana color in our family room. It all started with the moroccan trellis rug in navy. The deep color and oversized pattern helped break up the beige on beige action with the ottoman and carpet. Here is an aerial view [...]
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