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Blog 2017-05-24T18:25:25+00:00
1201, 2017

The Creative Mix of Fashion and Interior Design + The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

This week fashion designer Shannon Williams of Sunrise Studios and I sat down with Shelley Irwin and talked about the crossover of fashion and interior design, oh how we love the mix! Shelley asked us great questions on starting a makeover in your home or wardrobe, and creating your own personal look. Once we get started talking design it's hard to stop! It is so fun to explore the most personal ways we can express our [...]

1001, 2017

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery + Shop My Favorite Shade of Green

Every year The Pantone Color Institute selects one color to symbolize the theme in color for the upcoming year. Pantone is the leader in color trend forecasting and research. For 2017 Pantone announced Greenery as the new "it" color. I have to admit the first time I saw this color I was apprehensive. It felt too yellow and tangy.   (Paint samples from when I painted my boys bedroom green.)   But I LOVE green [...]

501, 2017

Happy 2017!!

If I could pick one phrase to explain 2016 this would be it. From health issues we could have never predicted to changes in schedules and getting a new dog, our life has been all over the place this year! I know for sure that I am grateful for how God has carried us through. This year was a true mix of emotions and looking back I wouldn't change a thing because it makes us [...]

3012, 2016

Before and After: A Laundry Room to Love

Laundry rooms are spaces we use several times a week, if not every day. They are a hard working room with an opportunity to pack a lot of design personality. I feel that powder rooms and laundry rooms both can be a bit wild, especially if you are a little color shy; they are not spaces people spend a lot of time in and a shot of color can really lift your spirits as you walk [...]

2312, 2016

Real or Fake Plants? 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 they must have these three characteristics: Pick fake plants that are imperfect. [...]

1812, 2016

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 allows us to be really clear about what the project [...]