Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Enviable Summer Entryways and Foyers

There are your "traditional" elements that no entry or foyer should be without - but shoe storage and a key tray don't necessarily make an entry way that makes you smile when you walk in the door.  Here are a few elements that do...

Art with impact.

via Pinterest via Waiting on Martha

Live plants/flowers.

via Pinterest via 11 Magnolia Lane


An oversized mirror.


A dramatic entry rug.

...and of course, your best friend waiting for you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Different ways to use a buffet table

Think you don't have a reason to have a buffet table? Think again! There are so many different uses, you may just realize you need one.


It makes a beautiful entryway!


Adds storage to a kitchen!

Honey We're Home: Dining Room Pillows

Creates a beautiful space for extra seating in a dinning room.


Makes an awesome bar indoor or outdoor!

Dresser behind the couch to Define space b/t open concept living rm and dining rm or kitchen.

Makes a great divider in between rooms and also a great backing to a couch.

Build your own Rustic Sideboard/Buffet Table. Free #Plans at Ana-White.com #DIY
via ana-white

What would you use your buffet table for?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Luxe, glam spaces to start the weekend right

via Traditional Home


via Rue Magazine

LOVE that rug.  The wall color is great too.



3 images above via Style at Home

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A little texture can go a long way!

You may hear designers talk about texture as one aspect that really makes or breaks a room. Visual texture, when done correctly, can transform a simple room into a unique eye catching space.

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via pinterest

The brick walls, with wood floors, a comfy couch, and a woven rug all give you different textures that combined well together. Each one touches your senses in a different way but when brought together can create a truly unique feel.

1917 Bungalow by MirĂ³ Rivera Architects
via homeadore

Mixing wood, tile, and granite really makes this room feel that nostalgic sense of home with a modern twist of luxury.

There's something so unique about wood grain and mixing that with painted cabinets, glass, and stone really makes each item stand out!


Texture doesn't always have to come from major home upgrades. It can be as simple as adding wood to an already great cabinet and pairing it with wicker baskets and a fun rug. 


How do you use texture in your home?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Perfect Master Suites

For me, the perfect master suite is a combination of a beautiful, inviting bed, a serene and calming color palette, and an edited collection of meaningful personal touches (ie, no unnecessary clutter).


I'm really attracted to beds that serve as focal points - upholstered and poster are my favorites. A couple of sparsely used accent colors help give the room just a touch of energy.



3 above via BHG

Farmhouse Bedroom by Littleton Lighting David Nelson & Associates, LLC

This bedroom would be like living at a spa - I love crisp white bedding!

Beach Style Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Chango & Co.

Even though you spend most of your time in the bedroom in the dark, I do love a bedroom with large windows.

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