703, 2018

My Bedroom Re Design and Getting Better Sleep

I really struggle with getting good sleep. First of all, I am a light sleeper and easily wake up to noises and changes in light. Second of all, Jeff is blessed with the ability to sleep through anything in just about any circumstance. It makes me crazy and jealous of all the zzzz's he is getting! One way I hope to improve my sleep is by changing up the design in our bedroom. I really [...]

702, 2018

Is Your Home Organized? Does Your Home Make You Happy? (part 3)

Beauty and organization should go hand in hand. A lot of stress in our homes comes from having too much stuff, so purging is important. But think through your typical day, is it easy to find what you need? Is it time consuming to cook in the kitchen because the cabinet layout does not work? We added these built in book shelves to our front Den a couple years ago to manage our over flowing stash [...]

2101, 2018

Is Your Home Beautiful? Does Your Home Make You Happy? (part 2)

Would you describe your home as beautiful? Refined? Charming? Joyful? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; and studies have shown that gazing at art alone can cause a surge of dopamine in the orbital frontal cortex of the brain. The same affect associated with romantic love. Do the art, textiles, wallpaper, molding, tile, color palette and furniture combination in your home create visual zen for your brain? Walk through your home and rate each room [...]

1301, 2018

Gut Check: Does Your Home Make You Happy? (part 1)

 One of the most popular New Years resolutions is to get healthy and be happy. Often, as we think through this goal we fail to look at how our homes are helping us get healthy or even worse, holding us back from our goals. How do we know if our home is impacting us in a negative way? The Entry at our Fitzgerald Project. The best person on the planet to judge your own happiness [...]

1812, 2017

Tis The Season… To Decorate! Holiday House Tour 2017

I absolutely love decking the halls and this year was especially fun! With our newly painted house and expanded front porch I felt inspired to bring in fresh decor ideas. We always do two trees inside, one in the front den and the other in our family room. This year I noticed the tree decorations were lacking color so I brought in a lot of red to spice things up. I don't have much red [...]

1412, 2017

The Purple Trend, Jump on Board Or Let It Slide By?

Pantone Inc. announced it's 2018 Color of the Year last week, Ultra Violet. I have found that people tend to have strong feelings about purple, so it should be interesting how this introduction is received!   3 things to know about Pantone's Ultra Violet // If you love it, go big. When trying out this hue in your home don't even think about painting an accent wall! Choose the smallest, darkest room in the house [...]