https://michelleyorkedesign.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:20:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/michelle-yorke-interior-design-favicon.png https://michelleyorkedesign.com 32 32 How to Series-Using Mirror, Marble and Glass in a Backsplash https://michelleyorkedesign.com/how-to-series-using-mirror-marble-and-glass-in-a-backsplash/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/how-to-series-using-mirror-marble-and-glass-in-a-backsplash/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:20:08 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7468 Hi All, 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! One of my favorite […]

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Hi All,

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!

One of my favorite characteristics about these two tiles is its durability. Yes! This luxe tile is not only pretty, but also durable and easy-to-clean. This is why I specifically love to incorporate these elements into bathrooms and kitchens. Beyond function, mirror and glass tile brighten up a room with reflective qualities and add the perfect amount of shine to an otherwise dull surface.

High End Kitchen Interior Design Bellevue Estate

Material sourced from United Tile

Our Eastside Estate kitchen remodel features backsplash feature with a mix of glass and antique mirror tile. For our Issaquah Kitchen, we created a sleek mosaic design with the combination of glass and marble tile. Why use it in the kitchen? It’s simple: Easy to wipe away splashes of grease and food!

Issaquah Kitchen Backsplash Design

In our Sammamish Lakefront Design & Build, we wanted to create a show-stopper powder room for our client’s guests to talk about. So, we selected a beautiful marble tile to create movement and a detail with the intricate mosaic details.

Sammamish Lakefront Powder Room Decor

Material sourced from Artistic Tile

The powder room in our Eastside Estate project is one of the favorites! A starburst design was created with a mix of mirrored glass tile and marble.

Eastside Estate Bellevue Bathroom Vanity Design

 

Bellevue Eastside Estate Bath Sink Design

 

Eastside Estate Bathroom Wall Decor

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All in all, luxe is totally livable with the use of glass tile!

Kindly~Michelle

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Color Crush: Red, White and Blue https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-red-white-and-blue/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-red-white-and-blue/#respond Mon, 01 Jul 2019 23:09:08 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7454 Hi All, 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 […]

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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. 

Outdoor entertaining is a staple when it comes to Summer, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, who doesn’t love a little bit of fun in the sun, followed by refreshments?! Whether you love the great outdoors solo on the back porch with a magazine or a yard full of family and friends, here is some inspiration on how to spice up your patio and al fresco dining table…

 

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A modern take on the traditional adirondack chair. / A vase of bright flowers (bonus tip: a vase of faux flowers can be transported from the living room table to the outdoor dining table). / Polka dots make everything sweeter, especially these dessert plates. / Cocktail napkins with tassels? Yes, please! /  Can you believe this cute fish plate is not pottery? Melamine is the way to go for outdoor (kid-friendly) entertaining. / A chic pitcher filled with water and fresh lemons is a chic way to stay hydrated. / Every patio needs a garden stool! / A classic cabana stripe always adds a perfect pop. Try it with pillows. / Go bold with your serving ware! / A woven indoor-outdoor rug can lay the foundation for a vibrant outdoor entertaining space.

Happy 4th to all! May it be a filled with family, friends, fun and lots of color!

Kindly~Michelle

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Self-Care Series: My top 3 must-do’s and must-have’s https://michelleyorkedesign.com/self-care-series-my-top-3-must-dos-and-must-haves/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/self-care-series-my-top-3-must-dos-and-must-haves/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:16:08 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7368 Hi All! 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. Schedule your self-care time! And the […]

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Hi All!

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.

Schedule your self-care time! And the most important part…don’t cancel on yourself! It is so natural for us to go out of our way for others, while putting ourselves on the back burner. We cannot fully be there for others if we aren’t fully there for ourselves. Use this time to recharge your batteries, or prepare yourself for the day ahead. There are no rules or guidelines, this is a time to do what promotes your happiness and health. And that can be anything from daily devotions and yoga, soaking in the bath with a good book, or simply sipping a cup of coffee in a quiet space.

Self-care must-haves:

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My favorite devotional app, FIRST5 | There is nothing like a french press for one, Williams Sonoma | Go all out for your self with LUSH beauty products

 

Take care of your body and your brain, starting with what you put in your body. Eating a healthy diet is more than looking good. It gives us the physical energy we need to stay active and the mental boost we need to keep our minds alert, not to mention the positive long-term effects. If you don’t know where you start and find a change in diet quite daunting, find a good book for a boost of inspiration. There are so many out there!

Best sellers and must-have books:

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Genius Foods by Max Lugavere | Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston | The Whole30 Cookbook by Melissa Hartwig

 

Exercise! You saw that one coming, didn’t you? Taking care of yourself physically can boost your mood and reduce stress and anxiety. It’s not always easy to make it to Orange Theory or your favorite barre class, so add a simple home workout to your end of day routine. Or, simply take the stairs and choose the parking spot farthest from the grocery store. Every step counts!

 

My workout must-haves:

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The not so gym looking gym bag from LululemonThe Apple Watch, of course | S’well water bottle in a chic ombré finish

 

Now, open up that daily planner and put your self-care time in ink.

Kindly~Michelle

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Last minute grad party ideas https://michelleyorkedesign.com/last-minute-grad-party-ideas/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/last-minute-grad-party-ideas/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:37:05 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7345 Hi All! To my fellow parents – it’s time to celebrate our growing children as they graduate another year. My how time flies! Before you send off your special graduate on a new adventure, it’s time to throw them a much deserved bash! As a proud Mom, this is one of my favorite parties to […]

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To my fellow parents – it’s time to celebrate our growing children as they graduate another year. My how time flies! Before you send off your special graduate on a new adventure, it’s time to throw them a much deserved bash! As a proud Mom, this is one of my favorite parties to host. I find a lot of parties can be stressful to plan, but this is one I find so much joy in planning. Whether you’re going all out or keeping it intimate, here are some simple ideas and inspiration to get your creative hostess juices flowing:

A simple, yet stylish banner hung over a table is an expensive way to add a fun focal point.

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For the DIY-er – a balloon chandelier with a personal touch. Attach memorable pictures to the end of balloon ribbon to create a fun backdrop behind the food table. Ask your guests to pick one to sign and add a personal message for your grad.

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Who doesn’t love a little bit of mood lighting? String lights in the backyard to create an intimate party space without the need to decorate the whole yard.

Outdoor Graduation Party Ideas

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Any fellow Soccer Moms out there? I love this idea for a themed tablescape!

Soccer Ball Centerpieces In A Fabulous Siver Vase

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For a little reminiscing, a Memory Jar is a sweet addition. Have your guests write a sentimental note or a special memory and place it in the memory jar. These will be sweet treasures for you grad as they head off on their new adventure.

 

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Decor and food aside, it will be a day to remember for all!

Kindly~Michelle

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Color Crush: Hot Pink! https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-hot-pink/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-hot-pink/#respond Thu, 06 Jun 2019 14:00:33 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7324 Hi All! Last months’ crush had us blushing. All things pink, on the sweet side. This month, I’m feeling slightly more bold than the average day and turning things up a notch or two with Hot Pink! There is no doubt that this shade is show stopper and brings a lot of WOW! wherever it […]

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Last months’ crush had us blushing. All things pink, on the sweet side. This month, I’m feeling slightly more bold than the average day and turning things up a notch or two with Hot Pink! There is no doubt that this shade is show stopper and brings a lot of WOW! wherever it is used, and I’m here to reveal this color can be more than that. Hot Pink has a personality like no other and can liven up a space with chic, confidence and class. It can be used as an accent to add a modern touch to a timeless piece of furniture, or it can be used in all of its glory upholstering an entire chair. It can be a lamp or a piece of art, or a simple throw pillow to layer with softer tones and textures. A little tip: Too much of the same color can be overwhelming, and in this case, it can be an eye sore. So, remember to use it in moderation.  Here is how I am loving it –

 

Color Crush Hot Pink

 

Blended with multiple colors in a modern piece of art. Used in a room with a neutral palette, this would be the perfect focal point.

Luxe velvet texture on throw pillows. Like a fun stripe with tassels or a geometric print with an ikat influence. As I mentioned before, layered with softer tones, these would add a punch of color to a sofa. Or, if you are leaning more towards the bold side, layer it up with some jewel tones. 

If you’re ready to commit to this vivacious color and looking for the perfect shade of Hot Pink, then Benjamin Moore’s Peony is a good start.

A natural weaved basket brings a global flair with gorgeous texture and bold color.

Talk about luxe! Designer’s Guild never fails when it comes to bright and beautiful colors. This ombre rug is more than just a pretty sight, with a particular weave and composition, it is also durable. And you know how much I love durability in the home!

For just the slightest touch, a vase with faux flowers. A simple pink peony will do!

A gorgeous agate accent in varying shades of pink. Tone on tone for the win!

What is your favorite shade of pink? I’d love to share your color crush!

Kindly~Michelle

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Summer Living – How to create easy backyard fun for kids and entertaining https://michelleyorkedesign.com/summer-living-how-to-create-easy-backyard-fun-for-kids-and-entertaining/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/summer-living-how-to-create-easy-backyard-fun-for-kids-and-entertaining/#comments Thu, 30 May 2019 15:34:42 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7330 Hi All! Summer is active and busy, but sometimes as working Moms and Dads we want to just stay home on a week night and relax in our own backyards.  But how to include and keep the kids busy, or have an impromptu get together with neighbors? It doesn’t take much to create an outdoor […]

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Summer is active and busy, but sometimes as working Moms and Dads we want to just stay home on a week night and relax in our own backyards.  But how to include and keep the kids busy, or have an impromptu get together with neighbors? It doesn’t take much to create an outdoor space that ticks all the boxes of entertaining a gathering of all ages. Here are some ideas:

– A drive-in movie experience in your own backyard. With a white sheet and a few things found in your own home and garden, you can design your very own screen. Here is a great DIY tutorial I found on HGTV. If you have white exterior paint and enough space to act as a screen, you are all set! 

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For the seating, there is no need to go over-the-top. Add a throw pillow or two for some extra comfort. Over-sized pillows and poufs covered in indoor/outdoor fabric layered on a blanket will be the perfect setting to stretch out and relax. And sometimes, all you need is your favorite throw and a cushion.

 

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– For refreshments, I purchased a simple multi-use table to re-create a stylish refreshment station I was inspired by. It has been a huge hit! I’ve used the table for graduation parties, 4th of July gatherings, birthdays and just a weekend s’mores station.

 

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– You can’t beat an old fashioned lawn game to get everybody together. This is the perfect activity that is both adult and kid friendly. Corn hole, Horseshoes and Bocce are some of the favorites. LL Bean carries a few of the classics … and personalized bags or equipment is just the cherry on top!

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– The perfect ending to a long day, or the best part of the garden party is a fire pit gathering. How do you get the kids to sit still and enjoy? S’mores! If you’re not one for twigs as makeshift roasting sticks, then you’re going to love these telescoping forks, and colored handle tips will keep the kids fighting over sticks!

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How are you spending your Summer days? Do you have any ideas for a fun backyard gathering? I’d love to hear!

Kindly~Michelle

 

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From Closet to Laundry Room… https://michelleyorkedesign.com/from-closet-to-laundry-room/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/from-closet-to-laundry-room/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:06 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7113 Hi All! I have lined up an inspirational post for you today – I’m talking about loads of laundry inspo! How can anything to do with laundry be an inspiration, you may ask? Well, if you have a home that doesn’t allow for an oversized kitted out mudroom and laundry space, or if you are […]

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I have lined up an inspirational post for you today – I’m talking about loads of laundry inspo! How can anything to do with laundry be an inspiration, you may ask? Well, if you have a home that doesn’t allow for an oversized kitted out mudroom and laundry space, or if you are tired of looking at yet another appliance, then this post may be just the inspiration you need!

I have had my fair share of experience with laundry rooms and it can be tricky space to work with. How can you maximize the space you have, yet still keep it functional for laundry day? There are so many great ideas out there and many fabulous designs to help you answer that question and achieve that goal. One of my favorite solutions is the closet laundry space. Gone are the days of tucking away the washing machine and dryer in a closet and shutting the door to simply get them out of sight. Welcome to the days of embracing the closet and creating a luxe laundry “room.” From eye catching wallpaper to decorative storage containers, custom cabinetry to chic shelving, and so much more.

Believe it or not, you can do all of the above in a 3’x5’ closet! Not convinced? Take a look at this House Beautiful article

 

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HGTV | Designer: Giana Shorthouse from TerraCotta Design Build

 

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Do you have ideas on maximizing a small space for a functioning laundry room? I’d love to hear/see!

Kindly~Michelle

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Self Care Series: Summer Self https://michelleyorkedesign.com/self-care-series-summer-self/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/self-care-series-summer-self/#respond Mon, 13 May 2019 13:00:19 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7261 Self Care Series: Summer Care Spring is in full bloom and Summer is approaching fast. It’s that time of year to get beach sand in between our toes, enjoy poolside afternoons, float the river, or simply relax on the patio.   While you are out basking in the sunshine and loading up on some Vitamin […]

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Self Care Series: Summer Care

Spring is in full bloom and Summer is approaching fast. It’s that time of year to get beach sand in between our toes, enjoy poolside afternoons, float the river, or simply relax on the patio.   While you are out basking in the sunshine and loading up on some Vitamin D, don’t forget to take care of your sun kissed self! From sunscreen to sun hats, here are a few of my favorite (and new found favorite things to keep pretty and protected this Summer.

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How about a brush on sunscreen that can be applied with or without makeup? It’s Sunforgettable. Say goodbye to that greasy lotion skin!

For those soaked up a little too many rays… Herbivore’s After Sun spray. “A soothing spray that uses an all-natural formula of aloe, cooling mint, lavender and witch hazel to provide relief to hot, sun-exposed skin.”

And for those who want a little “post sun pampering”, The After Sun enhancer from La Mer.

Beach to Street Cover-up Dress. Throw on some wedges and this could almost pass as the perfect dress for brunch!

Have a little bit of fun with your Summer get up. This sassy raffia sunhat from Kate Spade is ticking all of the Summer fun the boxes!

Retro-inspired sunglasses – do they ever go out of style?

For Summer in a bottle and all day freshness, Jo Loves Mandrine is one of the favorite fragrances of the season.

“This wonderfully bright and sophisticated citrus cologne instantly transports you somewhere familiar where the sun warms your skin and you feel completely content and carefree.” – Jo Malone

The only towel you will need this Summer. From tablecloth to picnic blanket to beach towel… The Turkish Pestemal Towel

What’s in your Summer bag? How are you treating your self this Summer? I’d like to hear all about it!

Kindly~Michelle

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90 Day Dream Space https://michelleyorkedesign.com/90-day-dream-space/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/90-day-dream-space/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 13:00:45 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7267 Do you have a dream project you would love to see come to life, but don’t have the space in your schedule to tackle it? Do you find yourself putting off the decision to hire a professional to tackle it for you because you just don’t have the time to wait for it? Well, listen […]

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Do you have a dream project you would love to see come to life, but don’t have the space in your schedule to tackle it? Do you find yourself putting off the decision to hire a professional to tackle it for you because you just don’t have the time to wait for it? Well, listen closely, because we may have a solution to your dilemma! If you can spare 90 Days to see that dream project come to life, then you may wish to continue scrolling…

Lincoln Tower Bellevue Open Kitchen Interior Design

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Michelle Yorke Design offers a design service with a fast, yet fabulous, turnaround! Designed in 90 Days. This is the perfect option for the busy client (ahem, you), who would like to see their time sensitive dream project designed and completed in just 90 Days. “Yes! Where do I begin?” you may be asking.

 

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Lincoln Tower High Rise

 

Once you develop a plan with Michelle for the timeline of your project, milestones are created and meetings are scheduled to make full design selections for your project. We have developed a pre-selected menu of furnishings and finishes that will allow us to keep within your deadline.  Luxury made livable without the wait.

Here’s how it works:

 

– Initial consultation.

– Development of space plans.

– All design selections from our pre-selected menu of furnishings.

– Presentation of design concept & selections.

– Time sensitive decisions made.

– Scheduling and ordering.

– Installation within 90 days.

 

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If you’re ready to finally see this dream project brought to reality, fill out the client questionnaire and let’s get to work!

 

Kindly~Michelle

 

 

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Color Crush: Blush https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-blush/ https://michelleyorkedesign.com/color-crush-blush/#respond Thu, 02 May 2019 16:18:44 +0000 https://michelleyorkedesign.com/?p=7255 Feeling all kinds of Blush for this months’ Color Crush post. There is something so versatile about this shade of pink – it can freshen up a space for Spring or warm up a room in the wintertime. Pair it with creams and fair grays for a soft and feminine look, or let it be […]

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Feeling all kinds of Blush for this months’ Color Crush post. There is something so versatile about this shade of pink – it can freshen up a space for Spring or warm up a room in the wintertime. Pair it with creams and fair grays for a soft and feminine look, or let it be the shade to tone down bold reds and moody blues. And yes, blush can be sparingly paired with red! My color story is showing this pretty shade in all forms – from pretty pillows to durable fabrics (kid friendly-pet friendly always on my mind) and bold chairs to sweet votives. Get ready to blush!

 

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  1. Embroidered & Geometric – a pillow with personality, from Lillian August. / 2. Kelly Wearstler showing off her edgy style with this fabulous swivel chair. (How about that rosewood base!?) / 3. Kate Spade’s sophisticated and timeless style portrayed by a lovely lamp for Circa Lighting / 4. Rosy pink quartz sculpture from Arteriors – this natural stone “is said to also bring calm and harmony to a space.” I’ll take two! / 5. Blush texture and pattern from Fabricut / 6. Gorgeous vignette from Thibaut featuring their Capella Wallpaper / 7. One of my local places to “shop local” – Glassybaby! / 8. Pretty can be durable, as seen with these beautiful fabrics from Perennials

Are you crushing on blush? Tell me all about it!

Kindly~Michelle

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