• 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 for your bathroom 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...
  • 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...
  • A Glam Living Room for Less

    I saw this room on Splendid Sass and thought it was a great candidate for a get this glam living room for less post. I loved how the red and white color scheme has a modern and fresh take on holiday colors yet would look crisp and chic all year long. It’s essentially a white room with pops of...
  • Glamorous Interior Design for the Home

    We’ve always loved watching movies from the 1940s and 50s. Starlets dressed in head to toe silk and satin, their bedrooms dripping in crystal chandeliers, there was always a chaise lounge nearby to recline upon, mirrored furniture reflected light and of course a well stocked bar cart was always...
  • Cozy Library Design

    Winter is the perfect time of year to embrace cozy library design. Wood paneled walls, masses of books and a roaring fire are how many of us like to live while winter winds blow and snow softly falls. The images I find on Belgian Pearls always make me feel warm and fuzzy. There is something about...
  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design

    When you say 'Farmhouse Kitchen,' the immediate connection is rustic, country and casual. However these farmhouse kitchen designs are going to flip that notion on its head. We are taking the best elements of a classic, traditional farmhouse kitchen and modernizing them to incorporate them...
  • Splurge vs Save - Dining Room Decor

    OK everyone, if you're not scrambling to get your home ready for the holidays I am massively jealous! I find around this time every year I try to finish all the design updates and details Ive been putting off for the past 10 months all while preparing for hosting during the holidays. It's...
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - The Stylish Bathroom Mirror

    You can achieve that luxe living look with a bathroom mirror that has that built-in light you desire. We all multi-task, all day long, so why can't our bathroom mirror? A mirror has become as essential in a bathroom as a sink or toilet. Even in the smallest bathroom, there’s usually...
  • Luxe Closet Design

    We all have them, but do we love them? Closet design is usually basic, but luxe closet designs have serious personality and are spaces we wouldn’t mind spending more time in, even after we have dressed. My Domaine and The Paris Apartment always have the most elegant interior images and were...
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