At-Home Relaxation Space: Re-Energize, Recharge, and Relax

  • September 19, 2018
At-Home Relaxation Space: Re-Energize, Recharge, and Relax

If you're like me, you are busy taking care of others and getting stuff done! It's not easy to stop and rest. Working after 5pm is common and my brain gets ramped up when it should be slowing down. I have to carve out a little time to relax. Time off allows more space for creativity. Here are some tips to re-energize after a long day. First, dedicate a space in your home where you can relax. If you have young children you may not have a space of your own because those little ones share every space; especially when…

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How the Colors in Your Home Affect Your Mood

  • August 4, 2018
How the Colors in Your Home Affect Your Mood

How the Colors in Your Home Affect Your Mood Trying to find that perfect color to paint the different rooms in your home can be an indecisive and frustrating experience, spent mulling over endless shades in the local hardware store. You peruse catalogs, the internet, and sites like Pinterest for some interior inspiration, but can’t seem to find the right color scheme. One helpful tip is to look into the colors themselves, and how they play a role in influencing emotions. These insights can help to narrow down options, and below are a list of colors, and how they might…

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Easy Organization Habits to Create a Tidy and Relaxed Home Life

  • June 6, 2018
Easy Organization Habits to Create a Tidy and Relaxed Home Life

Easy Organization Habits to Create a Tidy and Relaxed Home Life   We all want to feel comfortable and relaxed in our own homes. After all, this is where we spend the majority of our time, sleep at night, and raise our children. Some ways to bring a sense of comfort and calm into your home might include decluttering, getting organized, and taking a minimalist approach to your home decor and belongings. Of course, this can be a daunting task at first. Here are some home tidiness habits that are not only super easy, but will also help your home…

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Avoid These Interior Design Mistakes When Moving into Your New Home

  • March 17, 2018
Avoid These Interior Design Mistakes When Moving into Your New Home

Moving into your brand-new home is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark on your own personal space. The problem is, when shopping in Dallas, you might find yourself buying a random assortment of accessories to go in your new property; a process that often leads to a complicated and mis-matched design.   What many new homeowners forget is that great interior design requires a trained eye. While you might see something  you love when you're shopping, not everything you like will look perfect in your new property. Try to avoid these mistakes when you're creating your private oasis. Mistake One:…

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Kitchen Trends 2018

  • February 7, 2018
Kitchen Trends 2018

Kitchen Trends for 2018 I think you're going to like these trends! I sure do! 1. Black Fixtures Yes! Black is the new bronze. We will be seeing black light fixtures, cabinet hardware, and faucets. It looks classic and chic. If you ware waffling on which finish to select, choose black! Source 2. Gold Fixtures Gold is not going away any time soon. It's pretty with cool colors such as gray, blue and white because it adds warmth and the feeling of luxury. Source 3. Color Homeowners are getting bold and designers are loving all of the beautiful colors for backsplashes!…

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Sincerity Color Palette for Sherwin Williams

  • November 13, 2017
Sincerity Color Palette for Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams creates color palettes for each new year. The colors are based on the changes in technology, global influences, and fashion. I was especially interested in the color palette called Sincerity. Sincerity embodies minimalism, possibility, calming spaces, imperfection, and quiet. Maybe I am drawn to this palette because I need more "sincerity" or calm in my life! I seem to move at the speed of light some days and there seems to be a buzz in my ears. Other influences of the palette are Instagram, Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment,…

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Family, Inspiration, Friends, and Interior Design

  • November 9, 2017
Family, Inspiration, Friends, and Interior Design

When I work with my clients I consider the following three values: Family First- The rooms need to support the lifestyle of the family who lives in the home. If the family has pets, young children, teens, aging parents, or someone with special needs, I want to make sure that everyone is comfortable. The fabrics, layout, and lighting for example, need to function uniquely. 2. Rooms that Inspire- Busy entrepreneurs and their families should be inspired to reach their goals. I work with a lot of business people with high power jobs and retired folks that are ultra active. They…

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High Point Furniture Market 2017

  • October 21, 2017
High Point Furniture Market 2017

I got back from High Point furniture market in High Point, North Carolina this week. It is a non-stop all day feast of furniture, lighting, and art, and a little dessert and wine. I was able to source items for clients and make connections with vendors for future projects. It is such a stimulating experience that I could not sleep at night. Here is just a taste of what I saw. Natural woven fibers on beds and lighting. Brass light fixtures with interesting textures are tres chic. Metal and lucite light fixtures are interesting.   Selenite and crystals were on…

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Wisteria Mood Board Contest

  • October 11, 2017
Wisteria Mood Board Contest

Hi Friends! I am entering a contest with Wisteria. If you have not heard about Wisteria, I suggest you take a look here at all of the furniture and goodies they offer. I have used items from Wisteria for some of my projects because they are unique! They also offer very cute Christmas tree ornaments and decor. If you live in the Dallas area make sure that you stop by the shop. Sometimes I just stop by for inspiration! Back to the contest. Wisteria is selecting their favorite mood boards. The winners get to collaborate with Wisteria pros on an…

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Dallas Designer Showhouse

  • October 3, 2017
Dallas Designer Showhouse

I toured the Dallas Showhouse in Southlake. Some of the proceeds of the sale of the home will benefit the Alzheimers foundation. It was a great tour on a lovely Sunday afternoon. I have a brain full of inspiration! Here is what stood out to me: Black and white bold wallpaper and fabric Shagreen on chests, consoles, chargers, and mirror-lots of shagreen! If you want to know what shagreen is, check out this post here. Gorgeous cabinet hardware Vessel sinks Mixed metals-lots of brass and chrome! Lots of texture on the walls, textiles, rugs, and furniture Sparkly chandeliers Details on…

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