Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.
You think… should I buy those wonderful accent chairs if I haven’t picked out my artwork yet? I’m in love with those throw pillows, but yikes – I haven’t even chosen a rug yet. If I buy that lamp now, what if it doesn’t work with the side tables?
I’ve heard these concerns several times, and really it all comes down to: where to start.
To keep it simple, here are a few tips:
1. Start by considering the permanent…
What a fabulous Friday! Hope you are having a wonderful last day of the week, and looking forward to a beautiful weekend.
This week’s Fab Find Friday is brought to you by: a spectacular sale happening right now at West Elm! Hooray for sales! They have some really fabulous pillows on the sale, so I decided to zero-in on those.
Pillows are a wonderful way to add a splash of color to…
Hello all! Here’s to a glorious Tuesday! Hope you enjoyed the simple tips on how to choose the best arrangement for your home that I posted yesterday.
Today, I’m sharing a floral arrangement I recently put together for a client. She has a wonderfully large kitchen with a vaulted ceiling.
A tall arrangement was just what we needed to fill one of the areas where the ceiling comes to a peak. The arrangements started with…
Some fake plants make me crazy. Some even make me queasy. However, when chosen correctly and placed well; branches, succulents, grasses, and silk flowers can really make a beautiful statement.
Contemporary Living Room by New York Media and Bloggers Rizzoli New York Contemporary Living Room by Kansas City Home Stagers Refined Interior Staging Solutions
They bring in a touch of nature and can add a wonderful array of textures to even the hardest space.
One of my fav design shows on HGTV: Sarah 101. The designer: Sarah Richardson. I’m tellin’ ya: this girl is good!
A few things I love about Sarah Richardson:
1. She shops at thrift / antique stores.
2. She’s not afraid to ask for help: she has amazing design assistants!
3. She mixes multiple patterns of fabric in every room she designs.
4. She embraces bold colors.
5. She cares for…
The perfect piece of artwork can be a challenge to find.
I have recently been searching for an art piece for a client’s living room. We wanted something that worked well with the antique furniture she has in the room – but also something that was slightly updated to keep the room looking fresh. An abstract landscape was the perfect answer.
This piece is what I would call “transitional” – which is really just a term to title items that…
Phew! What a week! I’ve missed you guys. I haven’t posted for over a week. I’ve been painting, painting, packing, and painting… Phil and I are now homeowners! Woo hoo!
We painted absolutely every square inch of wall and ceiling before moving in. Thankfully we have an amazing family, who happen to be total troopers when it comes to painting [and cleaning, and moving]!
My mom and I are now developing a work out video based on…
Oh my – I missed Fab Find Friday again! All I can say… please forgive me. And: check out this awesome find! I’m naming it Super Steal Sunday! These windows were such a great steal.
Potentially the best find of my summer: these old windows on an auction!
At the auction, they sold everything out of this small building for one price. It was well, disgusting – but I knew the…
I love natural elements. The juxtaposition of branches or stone with sleek vases or frames is so fabulous. The natural can add warmth and texture to any space.
My most recent natural obsession: agate. Here are some great agate finds for your home!
1. Threshold Glass Faux Agate Accent Table by Target
2. Brazilian Agate Sconce by Anthropologie
3. Threshold Oblong Pillow with Faux Agate by Target
4. Malakos fabric by Robert Allen
5. Agate Bookends by West…
Welp, I promised a little DIY – so here we go!
I scored this awesome lath board piece on an auction a while back. It came with a bunch of old windows, and I even considered throwing the piece out. I know, I know…what was I thinking? I have a serious, limited-storage issue so I have to choose my “I’m keeping this because of some super-amazing project I’ll do with it in…