• 5 Ideas to Make Your Outdoor Living Space the Place to Be

    Beautiful summer days are knocking on our door, so it's time to start thinking about what you need to do to design the perfect outdoor living space! Here are 5 ideas to help you design an outdoor space to enjoy morning to night. 1. A Space to Relax Whether it's a complete outdoor...
  • The Modern Mix Living Room

    You might be scratching your head and asking "What does modern mix mean?". Its a relatively new term that signifies a mix of mid-century modern lines with our contemporary style. Midcentury modern furniture has been quite popular for a while now, so its no wonder a new term was created to...
  • A Fresh Take on Traditional Interior Design

    Traditional interior design need not be stuffy! While this living room is certainly not modern, it exhibits a fresh take on traditional rooms. Here are some ideas on how to transform your classic interiors into something thoroughly updated. At first glance you may think this living room is stuck...
  • Create the Perfect Ladies Lounge

    If you are sick of hearing about man cave after man cave you are not alone. Why don't we talk about a retreat for us ladies as often as we discuss how to create the perfect man cave? I say - no more! Lets create the perfect ladies lounge today, complete with feminine details and delicate touches...
  • The Stylish Outdoor Entertaining Space

    Spring has sprung, and the time to plan your summer social calendar is upon us. If you love to entertain, there is nothing better than having friends and family over during the warm summer months with a beautifully crafted outdoor space to while away the hours. Whether its a small patio, elevated...
  • Appealing Front Porch Design

    Spring is here and it's time to stop turning our attention inward to warm fireplaces and look outward towards our outdoor areas. You can start by paying attention to your front porch design. When it comes to designing an appealing front porch, you need to approach the design in the same way...
  • Telling Time in Style with Wall Clocks

    In today's era of cell phones taking places of watches and clocks it is easy to overlook some of the best accents that we can add to our homes which also do double duty. Wall clocks. From oversized statement pieces in the living room or bedroom to a charming touch outdoors on the patio to a...
  • A Lady-Like Entryway

    The phrase "English Rose" has been on my mind lately since coming to London. If you've never heard the phrase before, it describes a classically English woman who is naturally lady-like and fair. I decided to take this phrase and literally translate it into interior design: If I was...
  • Classic Library Lighting

    Nothing is more cozy in the winter than a library. Classic library lighting is key to creating this warm and welcoming design scheme. For me, aged brass is the right finish and pairs beautifully with richly hued woods and darker fabrics found in libraries or dens. Hudson Valley Lighting has a great...
  • Four Designer Finishes for a Luxe Look

    Different surfaces and furnishings will create different moods in spaces. You'll achieve warmth with wood tones and add sophistication with metallic sheens. There are four designer finishes that will guarantee a luxurious feeling in any living or bedroom space, they are crystal, fur, acrylic, and...
  • A Perfect Bar Stool

    Is there such a thing as a perfect bar stool? Most definitely. I will admit that I was a little bar stool-afraid a few years ago. We have an island in our kitchen and we needed an area for guests to plop down and visit while working but it seemed every bar stool I found wasn't quite right....
  • 5 Easy Kitchen Update Ideas

    Is your kitchen looking dated, but a full renovation isn’t exactly in the budget? It is possible to shake things up a bit in your kitchen without breaking the bank. Here are 5 ideas for a quick kitchen update: Change the Lighting A great way to update the look of your kitchen is to swap...
  • Light up Your World with the Perfect Lamp

    Can the perfect lamp make a difference in a room? Absolutely. Accessories in a room are like the jewelry with an outfit and something that provides warmth and light as well as beauty is key. Choosing a style that fits you and the look you love from the amazing selection of lamps available today...
  • Unconventional Kitchen Islands

    Most kitchen wish lists include a large island but few can make that happen. Thus, unconventional kitchen islands might be the ticket. Remodelista was a great place to find images of unusual kitchen islands and made me think that there were obviously more options for islands than cabinets and granite...
  • Focus On: Kitchen Pendant Lighting

    Style #N2141 Good lighting in a kitchen is a necessity. Kitchen pendant lighting, a source of ambient lighting, is definitely more visually interesting compared to its workhorse cousins task lighting and under cabinet lighting. Kitchen pendant lighting brings style and personality to your kitchen...
  • Lighting Up the Bathroom with Bathroom Vanity Lighting

    Traditional. Elegant. Transitional. Modern lines. When it comes to choosing the perfect bathroom vanity lighting the choices can be overwhelming. But a few key things can help you narrow down just what might work and what might be the perfect style for you and your space. Today I am going to...
  • It's Time for a Bathroom Refresh

    It's a new year and the opportunity for a fresh start as we turn the calendar to 2016. Perhaps you have a few home improvements in mind and one space that can always benefit from a refresh is a bathroom. There are several ways to upgrade your existing space without completely gutting it and starting...
  • A Cozy Sunroom for the Winter

    If you have been wondering how to utilize your sunroom during the long winter months, you're not alone! Often people think the sunroom is a place that has to be abandoned until the warmer months. Excessive windows can make the space feel cold both literally and metaphorically. However, with advances...
  • The Mature Transitional Dining Room

    I am a huge fan of formal dining room design. A mature space for you to entertain guests over the holidays really speaks to a complete home. I can also be quite content with a tv dinner on the sofa in front of the TV, but having the option for intimate family gatherings in a grown-up space makes the...
  • Ideas for the Perfect Reading Corner

    We all run around from place to place each day, back and forth between work and home. With a busy life, it's healthy to take a few minutes to sit and relax, and it's hard to deny the appeal of a great reading corner. Any size space can benefit from small side table pulled up alongside a stylish...
  • Add Holiday Style with Contemporary Light Fixtures

    I’ve spent the last few weeks decking the halls. There are sparkles and pattern and color and ornaments and trees and snowflakes and reindeer. I’m getting the house ready for guests and family and I’m making my list and checking it twice and updating a few things to treat my home...
  • Colorful Bathrooms

    Many designers look to a clean and modern aesthetic when designing bathrooms, forgetting the playful personality that can exist in planning colorful bathrooms. Domino Magazine has the same cheerful personality I was looking for when I thought about this post, so off I went searching for the right...
  • The Perfect Makeup Vanity Design

    Everyone reading this blog knows that the holiday season is a time to put forward their best. From work parties to intimate holiday dinners, ugly Christmas sweater parties to New Years Eve. Having a space where you can get ready can be essential to completing the look. Makeup vanities can be created...
  • The Paris Apartment Redefined

    The romance of Paris still exists even with changing times. The Paris apartment redefined is the embodiment of classic French architecture coupled with modern furniture and decor. They coexist harmoniously because each element is treasured and of the highest quality. I immediately popped in to see...
  • Inspired by Jessica Alba - Organic Interiors

    Jessica Alba is the poster girl for organics. Through The Honest Company she has created an empire about all natural, organic products with transparency for ingredients and global impact. When thinking about her brand, I started thinking about what 'Organic' means to me in terms of interiors...
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