Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category

Tile Grout

March 8th, 2017

One thing to keep in mind when selecting tile for your home, is the importance of grout.  You can have the most beautiful tile in the world, but pick the wrong grout and it can kill  your installation.  I had to be very careful with my kitchen.  I went with Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron Mosaic in the pewter color for our backsplash. I wanted a grout that would compliment the tile itself (which is a very unique choice) and not distract.

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I didn’t want grout lines to be the first things our guests noticed.  I went with a sparkly version, Context Bronzed In the Sun, which may seem strange but the sparkle combined with the glass made it go away. Here’s the combination close up:

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We are so pleased with the final! Don’t forget, successful design is all in the details.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has had her Tribeca penthouse on the market, designed by Roman and Williams. It’s clean and pretty though surprisingly sat on the market for the past year. The bed apparently was custom designed to allow all members of the family to sit on it at one time (kids, cousins, etc).  Take a peek:

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I can’t help but wonder if that’s Chris Martin’s guitar…

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Imagery via Compass

 

Pregnancy Wardrobe Staples

February 21st, 2017

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Well, things are starting to get difficult in the fashion department. I am nearly six and a half months pregnant and feeling large and in charge. When I started to really show I went to a session with my Nordstrom stylist and it was extremely helpful.  I did not want a bunch of random maternity clothes. I really wanted to find a way to buy things I could still wear later. My favorite things by far have been the non-maternity.  This Gibson top is THE softest thing you will touch and looks adorable.  I’m also obsessed with this Free People tunic. One thing is for sure, leggings and flats have become my best friend.  I also can’t leave the house without my S’well bottle.  There is not enough water in the world for me at this point. If you’re expecting, what’s your favorite wardrobe staple?

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Feeling Green

February 16th, 2017

I love the color green.  It is a redhead’s best friend, and Adele’s dress from the Grammy’s has me all inspired.  Sometimes a bold punch is just what your interior needs.

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Wayfair Post

February 10th, 2017

Hello and happy Friday! Guess who’s bathroom was on the Wayfair blog this week? You can check out the entire post here.  I talked about how we make the bathtub the star of our master en-suite.  Besides the layout, I like to throw in some candles, pretty flowers and a good book! Take a peek:

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So it’s the new year, and you want a new look (but maybe you don’t have the budget!).  Here are a few cost effective ways to change up your interior for 2017:

PAINT

Paint is the easiest way to make a big impact. If you’re willing to put in some sweat equity, you can completely change a room for $50 or less. If you’re not sure which direction to go, head straight to the back of the paint deck.  Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection are all beautiful, safe choices.  If you want to go gray and aren’t sure, HC-172 Revere Pewter is stunning.  In general, light colors make a room look larger, and darker will give a more cozy feel.

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NEW PILLOWS

I’ve done this several times with our formal living room.  If you’re tired of the look, completely change your pillows.  There is quite a bit on sale right now thanks to after holiday deals. These are currently an extra 40% off the sale price. I recommend these to clients ALL THE TIME.

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FRESH STYLING

I’m a big fan of strategic styling and I tend to freshen up our coffee tables quite a bit.  Add a new tray and some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s.  Move some candles around or add a fresh stack of books.  Even the smallest changes can help keep it fresh.

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If you have the time and motivation, throw up some paint and do a Target run.  Little changes can go a long way!

Happy 2017 to you!

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2016 Christmas Cards

December 21st, 2016

Maybe it’s the southerner in me, but I love a holiday card.  I love the life updates and new photos of our sweet friends. This year I had to rush to get photos taken since I was already starting to show.  Thanks to an easy mini session with Taylor Meyer Photography, our photos are perfect. After an honestly very tough year, they really capture our current excitement.  I went with Tiny Prints again, and loved their glitter series.

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I also added the fun snowflake envelope liner and address printing.  This was the first year I didn’t write them all out myself and my goodness… why haven’t I utilized this before?! Such a time saver (and much cuter than I would have done myself).

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Tiny Prints is still offering 40% off rush delivery along with 25% off site wide with code SAVENOW but it ends today! Jump on it my friends.  I love their cards. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Fibonacci Tree House

December 19th, 2016

This week’s architectural reading led to the discovery of Blue Forest, a tree house construction and design company. They specialize in luxury tree houses and unique sustainable buildings.  The one I’m featuring today is located in Spain and modeled after the Fibonacci Spiral.  The space has a kitchen and large sliding glass doors to open the inside to the outdoors.  There are also four decks and a large slide.  The property faces the clients villa and further incorporates the open space to their property.

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So fun.  You can find out more about Blue Forest here.

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