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!
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
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!
Creating a focal point in each room is important to the success of the overall design. When staging your home for sale, drawing attention to a focal point can be a great method to move potential buyers’ interest away from awkward or less than impressive features of the space. If a focal point already exists,… Continue reading Get to the Point: Five Favorite Focal Points in Home Design
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