1. Bleached Wood Cabinets 2. Black Interior Doors 3. A Touch of Brass 4. Patterned Tile 5. Classic Chrome Accents These are some trends for the coming year; however, classic choices are here to stay. Check out Home Design for Timeless Value and Black & White: A True Classic in Home Design for timeless design ideas.
I am currently elbow-deep in a shiplapping mission in my own home. My husband and I (He is my Robin for sure!) are DIYing our “shiplap” install and have plans to incorporate this design in several areas of our new construction home. Although it is a beautiful home, this place needs some character! My husband works… Continue reading Holy Shiplap, Batman!
Can grandma’s home décor “cut the mustard” today? I say, “YES!” Last weekend, while at a crawfish boil at my in-law’s house, I noticed a mid-century modern ottoman that spent the past several decades in Grandma’s den. It was dressed in its original mustard velvet upholstery, stacked in the corner of the garage. I seemed to be the only… Continue reading My Latest Lover: The Mustard Mid-century Modern Ottoman! How To Use Grandma’s Décor, TODAY.
Decorating the nursery is one of the most exciting and anticipated events on the journey to parenthood. Imagining your new bundle of joy in his or her new room, with each detail created just for them, is just heart-warming! Since decor can be quite the investment, I always try to get the most longevity out… Continue reading Feel Free to Soar! “Big” Boy Bedroom Redesign with Airplane Theme
There was certainly no drought in my hot Texas Summer this year. I had the honor of co-hosting FOUR showers to celebrate one “Happily Ever After” and three “Bundles of Joy.” I live for party planning, and celebrating new blessings in my friends’ lives really takes the cake. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have shared these… Continue reading Four Showers in One Summer: Fun Ideas for Baby and Wedding Shower Themes
Aqua has been a popular color in home décor for many years, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. This perfect accent color is everywhere I turn lately, and I love it! What I like most about aqua is how it makes me feel when I am in a room accented with… Continue reading Cool, Calm and Aqua
My approach to design is always to get the best bang for every buck. I use each penny in a client’s budget to get the best longevity out of their investment. If it’s a trend, we will spend money on items easily changed down the road without breaking the bank (i.e. pillows and accessories). A… Continue reading Copy Cat Dining Room: Same Look, VERY Different Price Tags
Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be very rewarding. Chalkboards are certainly not a new concept in home design, but these ideas below got me thinking of new ways to use this timeless technique. I hope you try one in your home, too! On Furniture: Hostesses everywhere will love this table. Wine and cheese pairings… Continue reading 9 Cool Ways to Incorporate Chalkboard into Your Home Design
A clumsy toddler will make you rethink a traditional coffee table really quickly…with it’s breakable glass, collection of sticky finger prints, or sharp corners waiting to bruise-up your Frankenstein-walking child. That’s why they are called “toddlers,” right? Because they…toddle? Other reasons I encourage you to explore alternatives for the traditional coffee table include design interest, size/scale, and storage! Consider these unique… Continue reading Five Alternatives for the Traditional Coffee Table
I guess I have beach on the brain as my annual family vacation is quickly approaching. I am by no means ready for a bikini, but I am ready for beach breezes and coastal design (and shrimp, lots and lots of shrimp)! The design board below is my dream of a bedroom in the beach house… Continue reading Going Coastal in Style!