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.
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.
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
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!
The advantage of keeping your home’s decor neutral is the ability to change accessories up for seasons, events, mood swings, you name it! I started buying seasonal decor for my mantel to fill visual space and tie us over until our beautiful iron sconce lights are installed. These lights will no doubt become the… Continue reading One Mantel, Styled Four Ways
When I became a mom 16 months ago (but, who’s counting, right?), my home design and decor choices changed right along with my new lifestyle. My first priority is certainly now my child; however, I still have a need to take pride in my home and be surrounded by beautiful furnishings. There is an art… Continue reading 3 Tips for Kid-friendly Homes with Undisturbed Adult Appeal
Creating a serene and luxurious master bedroom is important for appealing to potential buyers. Even if you are not trying to sell your home, or if you just moved into a new home (congratulations!), this is also an important step for home owners. We work way too hard these days, and “life” gets in the way of… Continue reading Master the Bedroom Retreat on Buyers’ Must-have List
Making a decision on selections when remodeling or building new construction is overwhelming for most of us. Even if you never plan to move away from this “forever” home, it is smart to make timeless choices with the design selections. Here are a few of my faves: White Kitchens Black and White Marble Crown Molding Stripes Hardwood Flooring Subway… Continue reading Home Design for Timeless Value