Today we have my friend Shelly from Confettistyle with us! Shelly is a fellow blogger and lover of all things beautiful. This project is one of my favorites and I’m excited to share it with you all! Shelly recently updated her home office and let our Boho Luxe Home wallpaper help…can you guess where she… Read More
Moroccan tiles and the art of mosaic tile making date back many centuries in the old city of Fez in Morocco. Handmade, hand-glazed and hand cut Moroccan mosaic tiles are crafted using traditional and regional organic clays and glaze pigments. Moroccan handmade tiles are rich in complex geometric patterns that reflect the beauty of the ancient art of… Read More
If you’re looking to explore the elegance of Morocco, you’ll want to stay in a traditional house where Moroccan riad courtyards are the heart of the home. Moroccan homes are built around open courtyards, often with beautiful fountains and courtyards. Take a look at these magnificent Moroccan riad courtyards that will have you packing your… Read More
If you love layers, pattern mixes and a bit of excess, try one of these maximalist boutique hotels for a truly hedonistic getaway. We’ve rounded up twelve amazing hotels where maximalism reigns. Take a luxurious peak inside!
Less is more? Sometimes. And other times not. At times, interiors are literally begging for something radical. Whether it be an unexpected use of colour or the mix of multiple patterns and textures, maximalist decor is a trend that’s rising. I’m literally jumping up and down with joy. Neutrals and playing it safe aren’t my… Read More
Temporary wallpaper/peel and stick wallpaper/removable wallpaper is here my friends, hallelujah! This design option is a smart choice for those with commitment issues, that like to change it up a bit, or one that wants things in their life simple. Another fabulous thing about temporary wallpaper? It can be used on surfaces other than walls!… Read More
Farmhouse vacations are great experiences. And with farmhouse décor all the rage, you may think you know what a farmhouse is supposed to look like. Let’s take a tour of some unique and special farmhouses available to rent for your next holiday. Is this what you expected?
Pantone is coloring the way for the new year with it’s 2018 Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. While purple is not an easy colour to use in design I love a… Read More
Welcome to the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour FINALE. I’ve enjoyed opening my home to you! Here’s arecap of my Christmas decor as we get ready for the big day. I seriously cannot believe that Christmas is so close! If you’ve found your way here from MJonesStyle, welcome…let’s start the tour. If you’ve missed my… Read More
It’s time for part two of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. Seven talented bloggers, seven amazing holiday home tours! If you’ve found your way here from Green With Decor, welcome! Wasn’t Meg’s home lovely? Today I’m showing you my dining room and Christmas table settings, inspired by one of my favorite places in the… Read More
It’s officially Christmas! And I’m home for the Holidays. I’m excited to be part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour 2017! Seven talented bloggers, seven amazing holiday home tours! If you’ve found your way here from Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, welcome! Here’s how the Merry & Bright tour starts at House of… Read More
I’m about to drop a bomb friends. I have a confession. I’m not a candy cane eating, putting up a Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols, kind of gal. That’s right – I’m not a huge Christmas fan. (I know, don’t throw coal at me!) In fact, I doubt that we will even put up a… Read More
Do you love books as much as I do? If I could, I would collect them by the dozen. I mean, I love Pinterest and all but there is something about turning pages, touching the pages. Oh, and sitting in a cozy spot while reading them. Stunning home libraries, what could be better? Let’s take a look at 15… Read More
If you know me, you know my love of a good, long, hot soak in the tub. It’s my sanity. Let’s share the serenity and take a look at a few swoonworthy soaker tubs that are sure to leave us fully relaxed and ready for that second, err third glass of wine.
Mark my words. One day I will own and renovate a vintage Airstream. Seriously, it’s on my design bucket list! I love the endless possibilities of the Airstreams and would love to let my creativity flow into one. Until I have the time to tackle this project, I thought I would share my inspiration with… Read More
Staircases come in many different shapes, colours, and sizes. For me, the more drama the better – but I appreciate most design options for staircases. I thought today that we would take a look at a few dramatic staircases that surely make a stylish statement! Are you ready to take the stairs with me?
Okay, I cannot believe that it is August already! Before we know it cooler weather will be here and y’all know how I am not a fan of cold weather. So, in honor of one of the last months of summer I thought we would celebrate with 20% savings on one of my favorite, vibrant… Read More
I love Moroccan decor – the colors, textures and patterns. So Morocco has been a dream destination for a long time. This year I finally decided to plan a trip with friends to immerse myself in Moroccan design and shop the souks of Marrakesh. If you read regularly, you’ll know my favorite kind of getaway is a house… Read More
As you all know, I love colour. It is my drug of choice. I love using splashes of colour in unexpected ways and spaces. There’s one room in a house that I think is the perfect canvas for colour that not many people take advantage of. You guessed it…the KITCHEN.
Recently, my business parter at Boho Luxe Home took off to Japan! Yes, she left me behind. Her trip photos made me start thinking about how much I love Asian influence in design. From the colours, textures, patterns and more, Asian decor is intricate and beautiful. Here’s some easy ideas on how to incorporate Asian Influences… Read More
Cue Britney Spears… Oops I did it again. After years of discussion, dreaming and planning, my partner in crime, Melanie and I finally launched our new globally inspired home decor line. Woo Hoo!! Allow me to introduce you to SmithHönig.
May is here and you know what that means!?! May flowers and…. A New Velvet Finishes Colour of the Month! That means savings for you! WOOHOO!! Are you Ready to Paint it Yellow with Velvet Finishes May Colour of the Month: Bold?
I’ve always loved Mexican and Spanish design styles and architecture. I mean, I don’t call my house Casa de Loco for nothing! In honor of Cinco de Mayo quickly approaching, I’ve rounded up my favorite Mexican Interiors and furniture designs with geodes that make me want to get my sombrero and margaritas out! Like that’s different… Read More
Modern Meets Vintage Are you a lover of all things modern, as well as vintage? WELCOME TO MY CRAZY WORLD! I love pairing mid-century, modern styles with vintage accessories – especially art. Decorating your space with modern and vintage art plus other accessories can create the perfect blended design. Mix It Up! Modern and Vintage… Read More
Mismatched dining room chairs. Mixing it up on chairs can include multiple colour choices, fabrics or chair styles. With so many elements to customize, possibilities abound, no? See how these designers added to their room designs by mixing things up a bit! The results are not only eclectic, they are all sorts of gorgeous! Here’s how to… Read More
I’ve been so busy starting our new SmithHönig home decor line that I forgot to blog! Yep, I’m the travel blogger without a post…But I’m not sad! In fact, I’m celebrating! Here’s why. I’ve been making lots of new art – based on lots of new travel – and this past January, Kellie Smith of Design… Read More
There’s never a second chance to make a first impression – something that us interior designers know all too well. What’s the first impression of a home? The Entryway of course! If you’re ready for a change and to make your entryway more welcoming for the new year, I have some inspiration for you! 14… Read More
Floors. The foundation of a space. Not easily changed, so a very important design decision. Here’s a gorgeous collection of amazing inspirations. Let’s drool together.
November is here and you know what that means!?! A new Colour of the Month from Velvet Finishes! That means savings for you! WOOHOO!! November is a time of year when the leaves change and thing get a bit more cozier and well, soulful. Our November colour of the month is Soulful.
Shiplap. It. Is. Everywhere. Shiplap in living rooms, shiplap in dining rooms, shiplap in bathrooms, shiplap in kitchens. Here a shiplap, there are shiplap, everywhere a shiplap. HGTV and Joanna Gaines has taken this farmhouse, shiplap phenomenon to the extreme. Now, please don’t get me wrong…as an interior designer I appreciate different styles, design asthetics,… Read More
Remember the globally inspired home decor line, SmithHönig, that my partner Melanie and I finally launched? (you can read all about it here) Well, this past month we hit up AmericasMart Atlanta and I wanted to share with you all our experience. If you are taking your kids shopping with you in Atlanta and need… Read More
This past weekend, I attended the Haven Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. I learned a ton, made lots of new friends, caught up with old ones, and I drank too much Saturday every night. However, my love of a good time and installation of sprinkler system for my garden, did lead to this blog post…
Summer is here y’all! Bring on the warm sunshine, refreshing pools with great designs at natural pools australia, with the best swimming pool management companies around, fruity drinks, and fun outdoor parties! I’ve been drooling over all of the fabulous outdoor areas that I’ve seen on Pinterest, so I gathered a few of my favorites… Read More
Looks to Love: Butler’s Pantries Anyone who entertains regularly will enjoy the convenience of butler’s pantries. In today’s time these versatile spaces meet many different needs, come in different sizes, and can be structured to fit your space and entertaining style. Let’s drool and dream together!
Open Shelving I love the sleek design and functionality of them. You don’t have to go full-on open shelves to incorporate the look into your home, you may consider using open shelves in just one corner of your kitchen or around the sink. Afraid you don’t have anything that is display worthy? Simple white dishes,… Read More
Looks to Love: 50+ Farmhouse Sinks Whatever you call it, a farmhouse sink or an apron front, and whether you choose stone, metal, or porcelain, it’s a hard decision, no doubt. So many pretties to choose from… Feast your eyes on these stylish sinks and the amazing kitchens that house them! Get ready to drool…
It’s National Tartan Day! If you’ve got Scottish roots then it’s time to celebrate! April 6 is National Tartan Day, when people of Scottish heritage within the United States are celebrated for their contributions to the country. Even if you don’t have Scottish roots you can still celebrate National Tartan Day by rocking your favorite plaid looks! You can… Read More
Designer Favorite: Jamie Drake
I’m sure that you have heard that Pantone had a “first” this year. Pantone took a softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year! My take on this – I love colour, so having two color(s)… Read More
Decorating with Green. It’s Not Just for Leprechauns. You guys know me by now. I like color. I like ALL colors. Sure I gravitate to some colors more than others, but every color has it’s place in my heart. And that’s why I believe Decorating with Green is not just for Leprechauns!
Interior doors are often over-looked for the statement making opportunity they present. Boldly Painted Interior Doors for interior design By keeping your trim color neutral or painted the same as the wall color, bold doors can steal the show! They are a perfect place to be daring. Here are 11 Boldly Painted Doors that will… Read More
Decorate with Red February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Every year, 1 in 3 deaths are caused by heart disease. That’s approximately one woman every minute. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing health… Read More
Let’s take a trip to Canyon Point, Utah, just so we can stay in this unique luxury hotel! Welcome to Amangiri! Amangiri is a remote hideaway, luxuriously appointed and architecturally pure, tucked into the canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley with wide and slightly surreal views, this resort offers high design, adrenaline-fueled adventure and a naturally peaceful retreat; what more… Read More
Today’s Vacation Rental is a modern/rustic timber house with 360-degree views of the snow-covered Swiss Alps. (Think you’ve got snow where you are? Ummmm, no…) Outside, there’s crisp mountain air, hiking, skiing. Inside there’s a clean-lined, modern Swiss interior by a famous Swiss architect. (Are you feeling a bit like a character in a Bond movie? Because I… Read More
In my book the absolute only good thing about winter are beautiful and warm fireplaces. #thisfreakisalwayscold You know my schedule is crazy so, unfortunately, I do not get to relax in front of a roaring fire as much as I wish. I’m sure yours is too. We are all running in different directions these days aren’t… Read More
image via Wealden Times I love a good Boho vibe – whether over the top layers of color and texture or that one, special, well-edited piece of ethnic art that makes a room come alive. An interior should be like a person – well-traveled – and full of memories. One of my favorite travel souvenirs is a Toran. (Trust… Read More
Barry Dixon It’s time to break out the vodka and gummy bears because it’s another one of my favorite designer’s birthday month! Barry Dixon has to be one of the most talented designers of our time. His attention to detail, his balance of color and texture, the combination of pattern…I could go on and on. … Read More
We’ll Have You Repainting Your Cabinets in No Time!
This plush London Hotel is actually a tiny, two-guestroom micro hotel called 40 Winks. Housed in a lovely house that was built in 1717, this London hotel is almost 300 years old. It’s also quirky, eccentric and playfully glamorous. The kitchen is completely over the top! Scroll down to see more of this dramatic space…
Where else should you celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday but the beautiful Graceland? Read on to see a tour of Graceland and how they celebrate Elvis’ Birthday!
So you’re totally ready for Christmas, right? (Be honest – are you nodding while sipping cocoa right now, or screaming uncontrollably?) And this year, will you be the host or the wandering traveler? Either way, you’ll want the guest room (or impromptu sleeping space!) to be as comfortable as possible. Here are a few ideas to… Read More
My favorite pattern makes me Mad for Plaid Always a classic, plaid patterns can be traditional, country, transitional or quirky, and one of the few things I can say I like about winter. Take a look at a few plaid looks that I am obsessed with…
Check out these 12 gorgeous Thanksgiving Tablescapes! I love fall. I love the colors. And I love Thanksgiving! That’s because I like to cook. Let’s be honest, it’s because I love to eat. Whatever my reason is let’s just say I am thankful for Thanksgiving. As a designer I can appreciate a fantastical tablescape and… Read More
It’s time to break out the vodka and gummy bears because it’s one of my favorite designer’s birthday month! Kelly Wearstler Design queen of intense pattern play and color usage. Her birthday is not quite here, but if she is anything like this Kellie – we celebrate all month long. Happy Birthday Kelly Wearstler –… Read More
Oversized art makes a statement! I like big art and I cannot lie! Que Sir Mix-A-Lot. Nothing personalizes a space quite like beautiful, original works of art – especially if the scale is large. Take a look at these oversized pieces that really pack a punch. Bigger is better right?
JuJu Hats A beautiful design element with a fascinating history, JuJu hats are go to accessory for many designers. JuJu Hats bring a wonderful organic and natural element to a room. They themselves are a work of art.
Want to experience what it was really like to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home? Here’s your chance. Schwartz House was a LIFE Magazine Dream House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, a historic fishing town. The interior walls are done in Wright’s signature brick and cypress and there… Read More
Acrylic. Sleek, sexy, beautiful and the epitome of good design details. I’m sharing My Love of All Things Acrylic. Don’t forget the GIVEAWAY at the end!
Is there any better day to celebrate than today? It’s a very special day National Coffee Day Coffee. For me, it is pretty much a required beverage before speaking. My new coffee maker is what helps me do adult things. Let’s check out some great coffee stations that other coffee lovers have created for their… Read More
Details make a space and none more than lighting. I gathered 6 Fabulous Interior Lighting Ideas to share with you , to show you how lighting can tell your design story.
Sometimes you fall in love with light. You think it’s the person or the place you’re falling for, but in fact the light filters through a cloud or slants in through a window a certain way and there’s a subtle shift. Everything seems full of meaning. When I think of places with special light I remember… Read More
Gorgeous Inspirations for a Beautiful Entry We all like to make a good first impression. It’s important. Equally important is the first impression our house makes. Our entryway sets the tone for the rest of the house. So make it count!
I’m thinking by now you guys have figured me out. I like color. I LOVE COLOR. I actually love every color. Sure, some more than others, but there is truly not a color I can say I do not like. COLOR. IS. MY. WORLD. I’m going to share some fabulously bold rooms that bring color… Read More
To double hang or not to double hang. That is the question. Looks to Love: Double Hung Chandeliers If one is good, surely two is better.
I’m not overly sentimental. I have my moments I suppose, but I’d say I’m probably lower than many on the sentimental scale. If there is such a thing. I like to have keepsakes and treasures but what do I do with them? I get it, we want to keep things from our childhood, from our… Read More
Planning a Kitchen Remodel at the Casa de Loco They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s so true. It’s where we hang out, where stories are told, bread is broken and family and friends are gathered. Here’s my journey of a kitchen remodel.
I’m a visual person. I need everything in sight. That is why I decided to create a Clipboard Calendar Wall I know many people can work completely out of their computers and run their life out of the palm of their hand via a phone, but ugh, I just can’t do it all inside that… Read More
I’ve been dreaming of coastal inspirations lately. It has been a hot summer here in Georgia. And by hot, I mean…HOT. Sweltering and humid with no breeze. It’s got me thinking I need to head to the ocean with the family. But it’s not going to happen right now.
Are your cabinets looking old and dated? Then let me share with you How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets with Velvet Finishes It’s a game changer. I’ll show you why.
Have a piece of furniture that could use a facelift? Use O’verlays to Update Your Furniture Are you familiar with O’verlays? They. Are. Awesome. Like, for real.
It was time, I was ready for a change. Things don’t stay the same too long at the design studio. I was ready for a Design Studio Office Makeover I painted my walls orange a couple of years ago. It was bold and gorgeous but it was time for them to go!
Do you love interior design books as much as I do? Like seriously, love them? My Favorite 15 Design Books If I could, I would collect them by the dozen. I mean, I love Pinterest and all but there is something about turning pages, touching the pages. So here I give you 15 of my… Read More
They don’t make suitcases like they used to…the older ones have character and patina, and you can still find affordable vintage suitcases at thrift stores and in antique shops for reasonable prices. Most vintage luggage has traveled far and wide; their once vibrant colors have faded and their leather has worn to a subtle softness – and… Read More
I love pink. I’m not afraid to admit it. But I like grown-up pink. Check out these gorgeous pink rooms that are all grown-up. I like the sophisticated and elegant side of pink. The glamorous, rock-star pink. The pink that makes you say….wow. Think pink is just for little girls? Think again.
I recently found out I was secretly voted “Most Likely to be Bohemian” in college… Seriously… I love global home decor and expressing my inner gypsy, which fits right in with my ongoing wanderlust. A bohemian chic interior is a great way to show off your eclectic (random?) travel souvenirs and create a cozy feeling… Read More
Casa de Loco: The Living Room A.K.A. Kellie’s favorite room I love this room. I never use it, but I love it. Well, I can’t say never. It’s just that I am on the go constantly. Not much time spent chillaxin at the casa, you know what I mean? I know you do! But when… Read More
Take a look at the far out work of duo Jimmie Martin. These guys have got it going on. I love their work. Their avant garde, unabridged and outlandish design minds have my head spinning!
Do you love the color turquoise? I do too. I recently had the wonderful experience of spending two weeks in Israel. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to share some of the highlights with you guys but, for now, I want to tell you that my trip inspired my new-found/resurging/not like I… Read More
Happy Independence Day! Red, White and Blue. The colors of our flag. And such an amazing color combination in interiors when done well. Check out these incredible Red, White & Blue Rooms by designers who knew how to do it right.
I feel like black gets a bad rep sometimes. Know what I mean? I hear it a lot, so many people are afraid to use black and dark colors. Well, I’m on a mission. To bring back black. Why? Because its pretty. And sexy. So really, we’ll be bringing black and sexy back, which would… Read More
The shop’s colorful facade got my attention as we drove past, and despite a tight schedule I managed to persuade my husband to turn the car around, drop me across the street and set up a meeting time for later in the day. It was the right thing to do! Villa Maroc is bright, colorful and… Read More
HARDWARE: Make It or Break It Whether its on the kitchen cabinets, the bathroom vanity, the front door, or just a piece of furniture, if the hardware doesn’t look good, the design doesn’t look good. These are a few of my favorites! Hardware: Make It or Break It First off, if you haven’t heard – brass… Read More
In my opinion, animal prints are a neutral. They can go with any style, in any room, any time. And really, don’t you want to have a little ROAR in every room? It makes it much more interesting. Here are my favorite ways of decorating with animal prints. Decorating with Animal Prints
If you know me, you know my love of a good, long, hot soak in the tub. It’s my sanity. No one is brave enough to bother me there. It’s so peaceful and quiet. I really do have a sanctuary. But it didn’t start out that way… here’s the Casa de Loco’s Master Bath Remodel… Read More
Denim is as classic as it gets for road trip wardrobes. And since travel of every kind is what inspires my home and art, I suddenly wondered why I’ve limited myself to ethnic textiles, regional pottery and other destination-specific souvenirs when it comes to home decor.
Last weekend was full of stories – most of which I can’t tell here! The tales I do want to share are all about Florida style, though. As an example, check out yesterday’s story about a luxurious boutique hotel that raises money for college scholarships. The second design story of the trip was getting to… Read More
While visiting friends in Winter Park, Florida last weekend, I was treated to brunch at Hamilton’s Kitchen. Hamilton’s is located inside The Alfond Inn, a new boutique property that may be the world’s first non-profit hotel. The lobby of the inn is bright and open, filled with contemporary art and modern Moorish influences. Hamilton’s opens… Read More
How much fun is it to see your own living room in a drool-worthy interior design book? Especially one by Susanna Salk, and published by Rizzoli? Susanna’s new book “Decorate Fearlessly” has loads of amazing pages of design inspiration – and a picture of my living room, which features our SmithHönig blue secretary and artwork,… Read More
Hi there! Kellie here. Melanie and Mr. H are beginning the 4th leg of their ‘Across America’ journey so I am taking the helm! Melanie and I took a quick trip to ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) this week to see and hear the A.Mazing Barry Dixon. We totally had time, Melanie was packed and… Read More
Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced the winners of their 10th annual design awards. The 2014 winners include a cultural center in Mexico City (pictured above), which looks like a place I’d like to spend a few days…
The weather is turning colder and football season is here. My husband, international-man-about-couch that he is, likes to spend hours watching soccer on the weekend. I prefer to curl up with a good book. I grew up in a house full of books. In fact, for my parents, siblings and me, books are practically part… Read More
So in case anyone one has been wondering where I’ve been…yes, sometimes life happens and the blog takes a backseat for a few (minutes?). In the meantime, lots has been happening, both at home and away. We returned from the third leg of our progressive road trip. More on that later, but the bottom line… Read More
This is one of my all time favorite rentals – but I admit it is not for everyone. My husband and I booked this ancient Italian castle for his birthday, gathering here with thirteen friends to enjoy a few evenings of opera at the Arena di Verona, do some sightseeing, swimming and relaxing with lots of homemade… Read More
Remember when? Remember the way the light came in…the sounds from the trees…and the car crunching up the driveway? Nostalgia is sentimental, yes, a kind of melancholic memory of what was.
Nothing’s more American than a vintage health spa nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Complete with seven ancient mineral springs, a golf course, waterfalls and hiking trails, and a first-rate spa, this is a glamorous way to experience the lives of the social elite who visited to ‘take the waters’ around the turn… Read More
As you know, I love renting houses, villas, apartments – heck, even barns if they’re stylish and fun – when I travel. Here’s one I haven’t personally rented yet, but I sure am tempted! This charming little home is called a “jewel box for two” on the Boutique Homes website. I’ve become a big fan… Read More
This week’s photo challenge was a good one. I realized I tend to photograph angles, not curves…But here’s my shot. Curves all around (and above), are seen inside the Greek Orthodox church in Capernaum, Israel, located on the Sea of Galilee. Every (curved) surface is gilded, painted and embellished… Curves are also visible in the… Read More
Last night, my husband and I had the amazing good fortune (and foresight of planning on our cross-country road trip) to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday at his masterpiece, Fallingwater. The brilliance of our planning is completely overshadowed, not only by the place, but by the shear genius of the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in… Read More