Creating A Spa Bathroom At Home

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Design has been my occupation and “preoccupation” all of my adult life. So when it came time to redesign our master bath I visualized what I would enjoy most in the new space. There are many ways to build the perfect bathroom and I will admit that I discarded a few along the road to ...

Woodland Wonderland Christmas Decor

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I have to forewarn you that I went completely overboard with this Woodland themed inspiration board. Our front yard is rather Woodland like, lush and green with acorns and squirrels (so many squirrels) so we figure why not go with the flow? Starting this year we're switching our outdoor Christmas lights to a Woodland theme ...

6 Of Our Favorite Christmas Card Designs

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Since my family is a bit behind the ball in getting our Christmas cards ordered and I'm trying to sort through all the fabulous designs; I thought I would share my favorites on the blog. My go to resource for printed holiday cards (birth announcements, invites, and more) is Minted.com {affiliate link}. Maybe its the designer ...

Spooktacular Halloween Tablescapes

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I don't know how it happened but Halloween just creeped up on me this year. We just got back from Hawaii and though I'm already suffering island withdrawals its starting to feel like fall here at home and I just LOVE fall. Really who doesn't? The leaves falling and crunching underfoot as you take a ...

Artwork that makes a BIG difference…

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Are you looking for a grande way to add interest to your decor?  Highlight your home with stunning focal points by displaying large pieces of artwork.  Bring in color and interest by selecting or even creating oversized masterpieces that give your home an art-gallery feeling and importance. For smaller rooms, instead of using a collage of ...

Design for Thought

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Interior designer, decorator, or perhaps therapist?  I would say all of the above.  For those of you that participate in the joy of creating a beautiful space, I'm sure you've had those certain days where your emotional expertise goes beyond the general duties of your job.  Part of being an interior designer and starting a ...

Bold and Beautiful

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With Spring approaching, it's all about bright and bold colors.  We're seeing an assortment of colors being used together to create an environment that's fun and a little unpredictable.  I think it's a challenge for us to go outside of of comfort zone (I do love my greys and beige tones!), but it can really ...

Trend Alert: Urban Glamour

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A mix of modern and industrial attributes is paired with luxurious fabrics and highly polished accents to create the appealing style associated with Urban Glamour.  Masculine and feminine designs create a sophisticated elegance that is high in contrast and rich in drama.    The rough brick walls and steel beams of an old loft  are ...

Easing into Emerald

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Do you like the 2013 Color of the Year, but feel a little unsure of how to incorporate the color into your home?  Here are some beautiful and inspiring rooms that accent with Emerald in small touches that make a big impact.  You don't have to paint the walls Emerald to achieve the drama and ...

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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Wow, I can't believe that 2013 is almost here!!!  For those of you that are having people over and need some party prep ideas, here are some fantastic and easy ideas to help ring in the New Year!  Go big with pom poms, streamers, ribbons and balloons draped from the ceilings and walls.  Don't forget ...

Joy to the Table

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I'm very excited about our Christmas dinner table-scape this year.  I'm always in charge of setting and decorating the table for the Holidays, and this year is no exception.  When we are fortunate enough to all get together at my parent's house, I often find my inspiration from their backyard and gardens.  This year, however, ...

Home is Where the Hearth Is

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It's getting chilly out there, and there's nothing like a roaring fire to cozy up to and enjoy!  Here is an assortment of beautiful fireplaces and styles to feast your eyes on and think warm thoughts.  I really like the rooms where the fireplace is in the kitchen or adjacent dinning room, I just think ...

Laced with Beauty

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The intricate and delicate  nature of lace can bring an intriguing aspect to your home decor.  Create a piece of artwork using handed down doilies or make your dinning table stunning focal point with an elegant tablecloth.  If you prefer a more modern style, the reinvention of lace is revealing simpler patterns and colors that ...

Luxury with Low Ceilings

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Many of us dream of homes with high ceilings, crown molding details and stunning chandelier fixtures.  However, sometimes you have to make the most of what you have -  average or lower than desired ceilings.  You may even be remodeling or sprucing up an attic or basement room and wonder how to make it feel ...

The Library Look

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I love the collected and studious look of a library, especially in the home.  Grab your stacks of books and rearrange your living, dining, or bedroom shelves to emulate some of these amazing photos.  A few tips to make your library come to life include painting or wall papering the backs of shelves to make ...