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Blog 2017-05-24T18:25:25+00:00
2409, 2017

Do Opposite’s Attract? Why Vintage Decor Works in Every Home

If you want to create a home with style and personality there is one sure fire way, incorporate vintage and antique pieces! The word "vintage" conjures up different emotions depending on the person. Everyone interprets "cool" by their own standards and life experiences! I absolutely LOVE incorporating vintage/antique/one-of-a-kind pieces into my design work. No matter the "style" of the home, a clients personality really shines through when incorporating vintage pieces! Mix, don't match! Above in [...]

409, 2017

A Paint Color for Our Back Addition

I am so excited about how our house is looking now that it's almost entirely white! SUCH a major difference from the tan! Below, when Jeff first bought the house. The back of our 1896 historic house has a small addition that was probably added very early on. We use it for a main floor powder bathroom and entrance to the kitchen. I want to paint it dark gray, I love the contrast between the [...]

2208, 2017

Bedroom Inspiration! Which Palette Do You Love More?

We are working on a complete redesign for a long time client's master bedroom and I am so excited about the design direction! Every project starts with inspiration based on the clients life, travels, personality, fashion loves and color vibe, it is such a fun discovery process! Ultimately we visualize the clients persona in the design; it's exciting, reflective, and very informative.  At the core of it, I love learning about people. Here are two [...]

1508, 2017

Creating a Pet Friendly Home

It's been almost a year since we brought home our Lizzy, and we are head over HEALS in love with her!! This is mostly a shameless post with pictures of our cute fur baby, and few pet friendly home tips mixed in for good measure! (Lizzy one year ago with my shoe) Create a pet friendly entry... Build into your mud room storage for towels, a leash, doggie bags, treats and food. Everything should have [...]

808, 2017

A Modern Chair I Love: The Steltman

Jeff and I have a lot of art, design and architecture books, we just love reading and collecting them! Most of the books are in the den at the front of our house, it's very cozy and we love spending time in there! One book we have a lot of fun looking through is our "How to Construct Rietveld Furniture" manual with working drawings, material lists, measurements and assembly instructions. One chair I love in particular [...]

308, 2017

Artist I Love: Meghan Shimek

I love fiber art and was delighted to learn about fiber artist Meghan Shimek through a friend who saw her show a couple years ago at Have Company in Grand Rapids, Mi. I started to follow her on Instagram and was eager to use her work when the right project came along! Love, love, love the texture. She uses vibrant merino fibers mixed with soft neutrals, and I love the intensity! Originally from Michigan, Meghan [...]