Be Social!

facebook

houzz_icon pinterest_icon

FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

Contact Us to Design The Life You Love Today

Green is the new Neutral

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 by

Neutrals are hues that go nicely with just about every color and can be mixed and matched easily. Green is often an overlooked neutral, but if you think about it, it’s everywhere in nature! Because it’s so dominant in nature it acts as the neutral – the color that every other color has to match.

Green is the new neutral in houses now, too. From walls to floors to plants and accessories, green is becoming the next big color. Benjamin Moore announced 2015 color trends and choose Guilford Green as the color of the year. Houzz.com has a great explanation of the choice of Guilford Green being the color of the year: “Paint and stain manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced its color trends for 2015, including a Color of the Year for 2015: Guilford Green. The hue was chosen by a team of color experts who traveled through Europe to explore and document things of interest they discovered — from interesting textiles and artwork to, of course, paint colors. Several themes emerged, which led them to select the winning color stories and Guilford Green as the lead hue.”

That being said, let’s take a look at how great this new neutral can look in the home:

Throwing a party is a perfect excuse to go all out and decorate to your heart’s content. While parties differ greatly from theme to theme, here are four components of throwing the perfect soiree: 

Morocco is full of colors, designs, textures and beautiful sceneries, so it’s no surprise that people are looking to this beautiful country for interior design inspiration. From the fabrics to the lanterns, Morocco is starting to pop up all over.

Here are some beautiful examples:

A headboard done right can be a great focal point for a bedroom. Headboards are no longer just wood or metal framing behind the bed; now they are beautiful pieces of art, any of which you can create yourself!

Here are seven of my favorite headboard concepts from around the web:

Just like how kitchens tend to be the center of the home when you entertain, the fireplace is the gathering spot in the wintertime, especially if you live in Minnesota like I do. Because people tend to gather around the warm, cozy fireplace, it’s important to make it the real focal point of whatever room it’s in. Typically fireplaces are found in living and family rooms, but you’d be surprised at how many dining rooms are popping up with them!

Here are three tips I have for turning your fireplace into the focal point:

1 – Jazz it Up

One way to do this is to update your fireplace (if it isn’t already) to gas. The image below gives you a little idea of how sleek a gas fireplace can look.

It’s great to have a beautiful bedroom, but the most time you spend in the bedroom is sleeping, so it should be designed to help you sleep! I love all kinds of colors in the bedroom but I find that a calming shade of blue is very conducive to a relaxing sleep. Here are 10

Baby showers can be done really well, but they can start to look a little tacky, too. Having a baby is such a big deal and the event should be celebrated with style. I’ve seen many great ideas for throwing an elegant baby shower, and here are 10 of my favorites: 

Whether you have a New Year’s resolution you’re committed to following or you want to do a remodeling project, January is the absolute best time to take on a big change like this. Here are three big reasons to consider starting something new next month:

1. Designing Takes Time

The designing and planning process take much longer than many anticipate, so if you start working on something now you might be looking to start your project come spring. If that’s the case, you can execute and potentially finish your project and potentially be entertaining by summer or far. It depends on the size of the project, of course, but it’s important to carve out ample time! Renovations and home projects are a big deal and you don’t want to rush, so if you plan to entertain in the warmer months, January is the perfect time to take on a project.

The holidays are officially here and many of us will be hosting friends and family. If you’re having guests over it’s important to make sure they are properly taken care of. Plus, who doesn’t want to be the best host around? Here are five tips that I think will make you shine as a host or hostess:

The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about decorating. But since decorating is so much fun I thought I’d post a blog with three easy tips for beautiful holiday decorating. 

Tip # 1: Bring the Outside In

Mother nature produces some of the most magnificent holiday decorations, like fruit, eucalyptus, branches and wreathes. Bringing the outdoors inside provides a great natural air freshener and evokes a nice organic feel.

2015 Kitchen Trend Watch

Thursday, 04 December 2014 by

The internet is ablaze with all kinds of fun trends we can expect to see in kitchens next year. Metal hoods, wooden kitchen cabinets and oil-rubbed bronze finishes are just a couple of the many concepts kitchens will soon be flooded with.

As usual, I dug up my very favorite trends so you can get a glimpse of what 2015 is shaping up to be.

It’s not too late to plan the perfect table for Thursday’s big meal! Some trends for this year’s Thanksgiving table are paper tablecloths to write names on for seating purposes, the menu painted on a pumpkin and cute little jars to prompt giving thanks. If you’re still looking for ideas to spice up your dinner table, read on my friends!

10 Innovative Backsplash Ideas

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 by

Nowadays backsplashes come in virtually every size, shape, color and texture. There are so many cool concepts out there for backsplashes that I found 10 I want to share with all of you. From pressed stainless steel to swanky translucent agate, there is definitely a unique, innovative backsplash idea out there for you.

New Window Treatment Styles

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by

While the rest of the world is turning digital, why wouldn’t something like window shades do the same? It turns out roman shades with digital images on them are really trendy right now, and you can see why! Also on the trend radar are curtains with natural materials and fabric roman shades. Let’s take a closer look at them.

Roman Shades with Digital Images

Digitized shades may seem counterintuitive, but they’re pretty cool. Whether you want something soft like the beautiful daisies in a kitchen, or sports-laden shades for your man cave or basement, roman shades with digital images can really fit any room. Half of the images below are from Sarasota Draperies & Blinds and half are from NH Blinds. You should check out both websites if you want to see some other amazing digital shades.

Upholstered walls are a really fun way to add depth to a room while making it dramatic, serene and quiet. My favorite rooms in the house for upholstered walls are the dining room, the bedroom and the library (or office – whatever you call it!) Better Homes and Gardens has some good information on how to tackle this DIY project, which you should definitely check out if this is something you’re interested in doing.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at how lovely upholstered walls can look in the dining room, bedroom and library: 

TOP