Friday, September 21, 2018

One Room Challenge oh my

So here it goes... I have decided to participate in something called the One Room Challenge this fall. This is a national event, where designers and decorators transform a room in 6 (yes...SIX) weeks. Every participant has the option to work on a client's space or their own. I have decided to do this challenge with my own living room. It's really a sitting room, as I don't have a television in it, but it's one of the first rooms you see when walking into my home........ and it needs some LOVE. Every week I will be giving an update on what is happening through my blog and video (not too thrilled about the video part but hey).  For six weeks I will be inviting you into my home, and what I'm sure will be a chaotic mess (packed full of bloopers and surprises) to see first hand what goes into a transformation. I will be getting new flooring, furniture and decor. (well, that's the plan anyway, ha!) The challenge starts October 4th, with the final "reveal day" on November 8th. My first video & blog post will be October 4th. Let the fun begin!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fall Trends

So.... what's in, what's new, and what's trending this fall? The most important thing is to stay true to your own personal style. There are many ways to update your home without breaking the bank. Changing throw pillows & tabletop settings are an easy and inexpensive way to change with the season.


This classic pattern is "making it's way back", although I never felt it left. It is a classy addition to any room and there are many ways to make it "work".

Bold Graphic Patterns

You can either start with a throw pillow or dive in with wallpaper. Personally, I'm not that committed, so a great alternative are removable wall murals. They are easy to apply and look fantastic. Feel free to contact me with questions!

Mad 4 Plaid?

There is a place for plaid. Mark my words.... you will be seeing a lot of it.

Old with a Modern Twist

Pieces that steal the spotlight... I love everything about this. I have a couple antique pieces placed throughout my home. Mixing old with the new makes for a well balanced room, and there always seems to be a conversation piece with a story attached.

Curated Look?

What is a curated look? I'm sure you have heard the term a few thousand times by now. A curated look is simply nothing other than using mismatched items throughout your home. It means to collect and display what you love... but in an orderly fashion :) The cost of the items mean absolutely nothing.

Display a Collection

Is there something you collect, or a collection that has been passed down to you? I love love love when a client comes to me with a series of items they would like to proudly display. Not only does it show passion, but a sense of pride for the items that mean most to them. 

Mixing Patterns

Stay tuned for mixing patterns.... I am going to have a series of blogs & posts about how to properly mix patterns throughout your home. Mixing patterns is a favorite of mine!!