Ask any of my clients and I'm pretty sure they'll tell you one of my favorite things to do is paint their walls white. I've found this soft, luminous white paint that is the perfect base to build up rich color throughout the space with furnishings and accents. But, there are ways to use paint as a tool which I love. Here's a few ways we've used it in recent projects so you can learn the tricks, too :)
I'm having a moment with natural wood right now. Something about the warmth, the subtle variations in shade, the imperfect repetition of the grain...you get where I'm going with this?
It’s prime party time. If your inbox is like mine, it’s crammed with emails warning you of dire party mistakes you could make (without even knowing it!) or setting an unattainable bar for party perfection. Forget all that. I’ll let you in on the secret to great parties.
As much as I love beautiful design, I love simplicity and low-stress solutions even more, especially around the holidays.
Because let’s be real people, we’ve got enough going on without trying to compete with Martha Stewart. She’s got scissors just for cutting quesadillas! I can’t Martha, I just can’t.
So, for those of us who want a lovely holiday look when they serve that turkey they didn’t raise themselves (still looking at you, MS), let’s take a peak at my tablescape MVP's. They're fabulous and insanely fast.
I'm trying to think of a something I could propose to a client that would get a faster no than "what if we paint your ceiling black?" It feels like an automatic design fail. But, what if it could make your space feel bright and chic?
What is it about a room full of a rainbow of color that looks so good? It's so happy and bright. But, would you feel confident about pulling it off?
What is it about taking design risks that feels so nerve-wracking? (Especially, when you're making changes at home.) Do you play it safe or go for it?
I'm pretty sure we all fall into one of two categories with our homes. Either you've got a lot of space and you don't want it to go to waste or you love living small and need to make the most of every square foot. (I'm in the latter.) So, let's take a look at how to turn an unused spot into a legit workspace. Cue my yellow arrows!
The idea of a bohemian space can sound enticing. Layered, ethnic patterns paired with bold, rich colors, and lots and lots of stuff. Done well, it's a bit of a beautiful mess. But, what if you're looking for a balance between "more is more" and a simpler, streamlined look? Is modern bohemian a thing? Well, since you asked...
I've never been inside a house without a mirror but I'm rarely in a house that uses mirrors as art. But, they can be GORGEOUS.
Ready for a special installment of #whyitworks? We'll take a look at some incredible ways to use the work of my favorite mirror designer, John Linden, from Mirror Coop, and then enjoy the interview I did recently with John on what makes a mirror "art."