Coastal style can be more than nautical stripes and bare white walls.
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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
Welcome to part two of the San Francisco Decorator’s Showcase home tour. This home was so impressive that I had to split it up into two separate posts…my design eyes couldn’t take more stimulation all in one post. If you can’t tell, we freaking loved touring this house!! To learn more about the showcase and… 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
Bohemian Interiors. Do you know why I love them? Because there are a million ways to do them right and not many ways to do them wrong! You can mix and match patterns, colours, textures, and accessories to your heart’s desire. I believe that more is more and layering is my jam, so when it… Read More
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
Shiplap / aka country-chic wood paneling. 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. Sick of seeing white shiplap everywhere like me? I have found a solution that makes my black heart go pitter patter…yep you guessed…. Read More
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Recently, the BHE had to go to San Francisco for his job. I joined him at the end of his gig and we stayed on for a long weekend of fun. We crammed a lot in in three days and saw quite a bit. But I was beyond thrilled to learn… Read More
As you could probably guess, I’m not a huge baby-fanatic. Shocker I know. Sure, babies are cute but I know all of the things those little shits angels are capable of and prefer to keep my distance. However, I can stand looking at hip baby nurseries and I’ve designed a few of my own in my… Read More
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
The holidays are quickly approaching and we all know what that means, OUT OF TOWN GUESTS! Make their stay, and your sanity, more pleasant with these gorgeous guest rooms ideas!
As you all know, I’m a color girl. I live it, breathe it, and color my world whenever I get the chance. One of the first things about a home that I notice is the front door – so today I thought we would take a look at a few different styles and colors. Here… Read More
Remember my post that I wrote a few weeks ago about Vintage Airstream Remodels?, I shared my inspiration for the interiors of these bad boys and today I want to share some inspiration that I’ve gathered for airstream exteriors! The BHE and I are searching for the perfect airstream to DIY and these remodels are… 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?
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
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
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
Lots of things have been happening lately! I got back from Haven, an annual home decor and DIY conference for bloggers, earlier this month and if you follow me on Instagram, you know that the family and I escaped to the lake for the week. It was MUCH NEEDED. I learned a lot at Haven… 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…
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
It is Spring y’all. Hallelujah!! The birds are about to start chirping, flowers will be blooming, and the sun will be shining. And I cannot wait!! Here are a few different ways to decorate with pastels including some of my favorite Velvet Finishes pastel furniture makeovers! Looks to Love: Decorating with Pastels
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
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
Well folks, winter has arrived. 13 Winter White and Grey Rooms If you need me, I will be hiding under layers of blankets, some of them electric. Maybe these gorgeous winter white rooms will help me fight the winter blues!
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
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.
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 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.
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
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