Elegant Eruo Bathroom

Rooms that Inspire Me: Elegant Euro Bathroom

So let’s break it down…what are the elements in this space that elevate it and make it stand out? 1. The first thing that stands out to me is the tile—both the floor tile and the wall tile. A herringbone pattern is a design element that screams Parisian elegance and never goes out of style. It is a basic rectangular …

New Living Room Custom Drapery

The right fabric for drapery can either make a room ho-hum, or make it sing! Even with fantastic views, drapery panels just frame that gorgeousness—especially when the colors chosen don’t compete with what is outside the window. I gave a lot of thought to the fabric I chose, all detailed in a previous post, and because I went custom, the …

Design in Real Life

This is the byline in my Blog…the story I want to tell all of you about what things really look like behind the scenes in the world of an Interior Designer. I have been in business for five years, and have learned soooo much in the process! Real life in design doesn’t look like an HGTV show. Or what you …

Meet my Front Porch…A Work in Progress!

Ever have a project (or two) in your house that just seems like it is taking forever to complete? You have the best of intentions and somehow it just keeps getting pushed back and you never seem to have the time you think you have to really do it right? Meet my front porch…our perpetual work in progress! This space  …

Store Spotlight: Graham & Brooks

Every once in a while, I come across a store that just gets my mind racing…with inspiration, with “LOVE this!”, with “This would be perfect for…”, and similar such feelings. I walk slowly through each aisle, my eyes taking in every little bit of retail-wonderfulness, and I just soak it in. I visited one such place this past weekend. Graham …

Tiny Bathroom Transformation

We wanted to visually expand the space as much as possible, so we kept the wall tiles white and accented in soft neutral tones for the flooring and counter top. Providing minimal contrast can make small rooms like this seem much larger! An oversized subway tile was used in the tub area with an accent tile border to add interest …

The Beauty of Painted Furniture

I am a really big fan of painted furniture…I love wood and all, but there is something inside me that just gets excited when I see COLOR on a piece of furniture (and yes, even white is a color that excites me too!) I have painted several pieces of furniture for myself, and it all started when I was just …