How to Fall for your patio

Happy Fall! Can anyone out there agree with me that Fall is a most wonderful time of year? The chill seems to make everyone a little more cheerful. The temps are cooling down, throws are always a good idea, pumpkin spice everything, and orange is everyone’s favorite color. The trends are changing with the season, so it’s a great time to make some changes around the house – or in front.

Last week we spoke about how to create a warm welcome for the busy woman, today we’re talking about creating a warm Fall welcome on your front porch. Here is some insight on the season’s trends and some ideas on how to bring them home. If you’re not into following trends, you really can’t beat traditional seasonal decor that simple never goes out of style. Let’s get straight to it!   Read More


How to Series: A stylish welcome for the busy woman

Hi all,

Are you a business woman with a busy schedule and rarely find yourself with any downtime to focus on your home –  This post may be for you, ladies. In fact, if you are a busy stay at home Mom or work from home Mom with the same dilemma, this post is for you too!

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3 tips for designing a kid-friendly home

As a designer and a busy Mom of 2 teens and a college student, I’d like to share some tips on how to create a beautiful home that will withstand the everyday life of a toddler or growing teen. If you are a parent, I am sure you can relate to the mess these special humans are capable of creating! From muddy cleats to sticky fingers, crayon scribbles to gatorade spills and the list can go on and on. The mess is inevitable, but with the proper design choices, it can be cleanable and preventable. Here are 3 tips to get you going:

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Color Crush: Metropolitan

We all know about the Pantone Color of the Year, but did you know about the other color’s of the year? Benjamin Moore announced theirs earlier this year and it is right up my alley!

Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance.

“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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Back to college prep-what’s trending

Time flies when you’re having fun couldn’t be more true, as this Summer is flying by. I hope you are all enjoying the school break and squeezing out the last bit of fun you can this Summer, because it’s almost time to say our goodbyes – to those college kids! My hearts go out to all of the parents as they prepare to send their kids of to their first year of college!

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How to Series-Create an office you love

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The office is a space so many of us spend a lot of our time in. In fact, many people spend more hours in their office than they do at home. Quite a sobering stat, if you ask me. With all of this time away from home and the great outdoors, I think it is so important that we take the time to beautify our office and create a space that promotes productivity. Another fun fact, the more inspiring our work spaces are, the more productive we are. So, let’s kick this work week off with some ideas on how you can create an office that gets you inspired to be in and motivated to tackle that endless to-do list.

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Design Tips-Kitchen lighting

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Lighting can have an affect on your mood, it can transform the atmosphere of a space and it can add varying elements to the overall design – to name just a few. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home to select the right lighting. It is a space in the home that gets the most use with different tasks at different times of the day. Of course, you have cooking, but there is also eating, entertaining and displaying to think about. So, layered lighting is crucial.

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How to Series-Using Mirror, Marble and Glass in a Backsplash

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Today I’d like to share some insight on adding eye-catching personality to a wall with mirror and glass tile. From backsplashes to accent walls, mirror and glass tile can be incorporated into so many spaces to add a unique and stylish look. Not to mention one of a kind!

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Color Crush: Red, White and Blue

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The 4th of July is right around the corner and I thought I’d give it a bright and colorful welcome. We’re going to do something a little different this week… we are going to crush on more than one color. We’re going all in on the Red, White and Blue! Nothing speaks patriotic like that trio of colors. 

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Self-Care Series: My top 3 must-do’s and must-have’s

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We are well into another month and it’s time for another Self-Care boost. What are you doing to take care of you? If you don’t have an answer or you need a little bit of inspiration, here are my Top 3 must-do’s to take care of me.

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