Coral and turquoise are wildly popular colors this spring. So, imagine my excitement when a client asked me to mix them together?! My client, Natalie, wanted to freshen up her great room with her new color crushes; coral and turquoise. My custom mood board service was perfect for giving Natalie the guidance she [...]
I have finally finished styling the empty bookshelf next to our new wing chair in the living room. Nothing looks sadder to me than an empty bookcase, but we didn’t want to fill it up with books. We do most of our reading digitally. You don’t need a lot [...]
As much as I love window shopping, I thought it would be nice to share what I actually spend money on for my home. The What I Bought series is a way for me to share what I buy on my home shopping trips.
They recently opened new World Market stores across the Twin Cities. [...]
I’ve added a helper stool to the kitchen. Cooking used to be one of my few alone times, but the boys have gotten more interested in helping. I finally gave in and gave this stool I had stashed in the garage a little makeover.
Despite taking away mommy’s alone time, the stool [...]
I have a double mood board eye-candy treat for you today!! I recently created this pair of beautiful mood boards for the same client, who loved Edie Wadsworth’s home.
If you don’t know Edie, she is the woman behind he beautiful blog Life in Grace. She lost her home in a fire [...]
I know, confusing title. But I found the perfect rug for my kitchen, which happens to be a bath rug. Don’t worry, it is not fluffy and rubber-backed. In fact, I think it hardly looks like a bath rug at all. You know me…I like to think outside the box when it comes to filling [...]
There is nothing I love more than cozy glamour this time of year. I loved creating this mood board for a “glamorous cabin retreat” for a client’s living room. My client had the basics covered with dark leather couches and a wood media stand, she just needed help bringing in the style. I focused on suggesting accent [...]
Our finished basement is slowly becoming a reality. I have been holding back strong urges to make a zillion mood boards for every room since we broke ground several months ago. Well, the wait is finally over. Now that we are in the finishing stages, I am allowing myself to start creating mood boards for [...]
My youngest is growing up way too fast. A few months ago when he turned two, we converted his crib to a toddler bed. We swapped out the full rail on one side for the toddler rail. This is the same Room & Board crib my hubby hunted down for me at the outlet when [...]
My family eats 6-9lbs of bananas per week. That is about 18-24 medium bananas. Yes, I live with a bunch of monkeys (aka my husband and two boys).
The small blue metal colander I had on the counter to hold fruit, has become overwhelmed with the volume and no longer looks cute. It is filled [...]
I now have two rooms in my house with a teal and lime color scheme, but they each have a completely different feel. Different choices in the application of the colors lends a different feel to each room. The same colors are preppy and playful in the nursery, yet sophisticated and romantic in the dining [...]
The bold grellow stripes and bubbly pattern on these curtains add immediate personality to the nursery. As if the deep teal walls were not intriguing enough, I had to add a big pattern and pop of color. Both curtain panels were made from one fabric shower curtain and a couple yards of my own fabric [...]
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! On a day when many others are probably returning or exchanging gifts, I am delighted to say there will be no returns around here. I want to share two beautiful home decor gifts exchanged this Christmas; one I gave and one I received.
First, we gave my sister-in-law a [...]
90 hearts and counting! If you like my teal dining room, please mark it as a favorite in Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color contest!
Now that you have seen the completed dining room, lets recap all the handmade details that went into making our perfect dining room. Remember, this room only started with a table and an armoire. Let’s go over the entire makeover from the ground up.
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