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Blog 2017-05-24T18:25:25+00:00
2312, 2016

Real or Fake Plants? Tips for Getting the Best Look with Fake Greenery

Real or Fake? Tips for Getting the Best Look with Fake Greenery Many people I know have strong feelings about real verses fake plants in the house. No one likes a fake plant that looks like plastic, yuck! Research shows plants in our home make us feel better, but what if you have a black thumb or travel a lot? Don't miss out on the psychological benefits of  greenery, you can have fake plants but [...]

1812, 2016

What’s Hot, What’s Not? Kitchen Bar Stools and Lighting

What's Hot, What's Not? Kitchen Bar Stools and Lighting   At the beginning of every project I have a meeting with my client and we play "What's Hot, what's not?". This is basically a time for us to go through inspiration images and get to the bottom of what their personal style is for the new project. It can be really fun because everyone reacts so differently! Along with specific questions I ask, this exercise [...]

1712, 2016

Your Home by Design: Pro Tips for Fresh and Natural Holiday Decor

Your Home by Design: Pro Tips for Fresh and Natural Holiday Decor On the second Monday of every month I have a segment on the Shelley Irwin morning show called Your Home by Design, where we talk about design tips and trends. This month our guest was Elizabeth Schenk from Posh Petals! I have been following Elizabeth since she had her first shop in Cheshire, I loved to stop in there and pick up flowers [...]

1312, 2016

Before and After: From Storage Room to Home Office

Before and After: From Storage Room to Home Office I love transforming really difficult spaces. It's almost as if the harder the design problem the more fun it is, because I know the result will be so satisfying! Some renovations  are challenging because you don't know exactly what you will find when the contractor starts opening up walls, or the existing architecture is beautiful and we need to mindfully update for modern living. This project [...]

812, 2016

Health and Home: Design Your House to Keep Depression at Bay

Health and Home: Design Your House to Keep Depression at Bay I know from working with clients that the design of a home has a profound effect on how they feel from the inside out. Supporting healthy habits with intentional design choices is a passion of mine! I love helping people live their best life in a home they love. If you struggle with depression or changes in mood during the winter, consider some of [...]

412, 2016

Fitzgerald Condo in the Grand Rapids Press + 3 Design Tips for Upholstered Headboards

Fitzgerald Condo in the Grand Rapids Press + 3 Design Tips for Upholstered Headboards I am so excited to share that a favorite client of mine had her home published in the Grand Rapids Press last week. This project was such a joy to design! My lovely client had the best approach to the process - she was very specific on what she liked and didn't like WHILE at the same time giving me the [...]