White kitchens cabinets have been dominating the design industry over the past few years, but I've noticed a new trend lately where the color trend shifts from light to dark. Black kitchen cabinetry is as crisp, clean and classic as its white counterpart, and when paired with white walls and warm woods, the contrast is nothing short of dramatic.Read More
I've helped design many kitchens over the years, but after recently completing my own kitchen design, I'm reminded at how important it is to really take the time to plan out your space! The kitchen is where we spend the bulk of our time while at home, and having a functional, well thought out design plan is crucial in order to create a kitchen that works for you and your family.
If you are planning a kitchen renovation, or are building a new home, I'm going to share with you my TOP 6 DESIGN TIPS to help you plan your dream kitchen. These are all very important points that need to be carefully considered before you begin your kitchen project.Read More
January is always a time to reflect on the past year, and an opportunity to look towards the future. 2016 was a big year of "firsts" for me with a lot of changes professionally, and 2017 will be a big year of changes for me personally, but before I open up that can of worms, lets take a look back on the events that made 2016 memorable around here.
In October, I completed my very first One Room Challenge and made over my Master Bedroom.Read More
Hello Friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I've got some very exciting news for all my wonderful readers today! I've teamed up with an amazing group of Bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway! Get your home ready for the Holidays with a NEW RUG (or 2 or 3...) with $1000 to spend at Rug Expedition!!Read More
t's finally here!! And I finished JUST under the wire! Phew! I've learned a LOT from this challenge, but I am so glad its done. I can't believe I actually waited so long to finish our Master Bedroom. It turned out better than I could have hoped, and all I want to do is turn the lights down low and snuggle with a good book in this cozy space.
Lets take a quick look down memory lane and see what this room looked like just 3 short weeks ago.Read More
Well we are one week away from revealing our One Room Challenge and I'm not gonna lie....I'm in full blown panic mode. So.Much.To.Do.
October has turned out to be beyond busy for me, which is a blessing, but also means the bedroom has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. Everything has been ordered and is slowly starting to arrive, but y'all...the PAINTING of the room is where I'm struggling! Its still not done. And it is taking me so long to finish. Hence the panic.Read More
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a super fun blogging event at THE place to shop for the best deals in home furnishings in the greater Cincinnati area ~ Bargains & Buyouts.
This company is known for its warehouse style of selling fabulous brands of stylish home furnishings at rock bottom prices. We had a chance to sit down with the owner & founder, Marc & Greg, to hear about their story of how they started this business from the ground-up and have grown it into the 2 warehouse stores that it is today.Read More
So not much has physically happened for my one room challenge project since I revealed the Inspiration last week, but I have been planning my attack, which is always the first step when designing for myself or E-Design clients.
First thing I do is make a Master list of the main pieces I need to source for the space, as well as the big projects I need to do. Other than painting, I don't have any major projects planned for this room...yet.Read More
Confession time....we've lived in our home now going on 8 years, and I have never decorated our Master Bedroom. Deplorable, I know. So when the One Room Challenge dates were announced, I decided this will be the push I finally need to get the ball rolling and finish this room!
If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, its an online event put on by Calling It Home that challenges designers, bloggers, and whomever wants to participate, to makeover a room in their house in only 6 weeks. Every Thursday, we will post our progress, and link it up over at Calling It Home, so you can see all the fabulous transformations everyone has planned.
Let's take a look at my bedroom as it is right now. Ugh. I'm cringing.Read More
It's Tuesday and you know what that means!! Yup. It means we are talking trends.
A few months back, I talked about Shibori , the ancient Japanese art of tie-dye and how this trend was blowing up the internet. Well the Global Textile trend has caught on like wildfire and another form of ancient textile pattern is taking over, this time from Africa and its called Bogolanfini, or mud cloth.Read More
When I started this blog 5 years ago, it was a creative outlet for me to talk about design and decorating while connecting with like minded individuals, something I greatly missed after decided to leave my design job, move to a new country, and stay home to raise my small kids. Little did I know that the blog would teach me new skills, and open up my world to an entirely new way of helping people achieve the home of their dreams. A vision was born, and now that vision has become a reality.
I'm super excited to announce that in addition to a NEW website and a New name, I am now offering E-Design Services.Read More