Using frames as decoration in a room is an easy and (I think!) fun way to add a personal touch to your home. Of course there’s the usual candidates lined to be framed–photographs, mirrors–but check out some of these ideas when you’re deciding what to hang on your wall!
If you had to choose your team colors, what would they be? Mine: black and gold. I go crazy for this combination. Not only is it extremely popular right now, but it makes any room exude elegance!
Between interior design, fashion, and beauty, my team’s colors are seen everywhere, always giving the air of ultimate luxury. Take some inspiration in these examples of black and gold done beautifully.
When creating the warm and inviting home that we all strive to achieve, the initial concentration is nearly always on the floors and wall spaces of the rooms. It makes sense! These aspects of a room are what we see first, they are what draw our immediate attention. But what about the important element right above our heads? Think of the ceiling in your room as one more canvas to design, and a way to completely tie a room together.
Here are some things you may not have realized about that blank ceiling above your head, and some sources of inspiration for your upcoming project!
With today’s advanced smartphones, everyone is a photographer! Personally, between my iPhone and camera, I have tons great photos that are just sitting on a memory card. They deserve better than that, and so do your photos!
Display your photos in a unique way for all to enjoy in your home. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve found that can be a big help when figuring out what to do with all those framed memories.
Flowers in any room always adds a beautiful and colorful touch, and one flower I absolutely love to use in my decorating is hydrangea. The problem is, using fresh hydrangea is a very temporary decoration–they’re usually wilted within minutes of being cut. The popular opinion on the reason for this is that when the hydrangeas are cut, a sap-like sticky substance created by the plant clogs the area around the cut and blocks the water. Luckily, there’s a way to prolong the beautiful color of your hydrangeas and have them lasting for days after being brought in from the garden–just follow this easy step-by-step process!
As a designer, it’s important to keep an eye on what’s trending in all areas of design–fashion included! One trend I found has really crossed over and become very trendy lately is lace, something I am really fond of. Take a look at some of these examples and let’s discuss: do you love it, or hate it?
Every now and then a designer comes along whose eye for detail and mindful visions truly inspire me in my line of work. One designer who has always been a true source of inspiration for me is Phoebe Howard. I picked up her book The Joy of Decorating last year and have lost count how many times I’ve flipped through its pages–I never get tired of looking at it!
Here’s a snippet of a bio about Mrs. Howard (the full biography, which I recommend you read! can be found on her blog):
In 1996, Phoebe and Jim Howard opened the doors to their first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, Florida, hoping to demystify the decorating process for their customers. The goal was simple: to create a retail space that showcased Jim’s architectural and decorating talent, and Phoebe’s natural skills for buying, decorating, and merchandising. With equal parts of exceptional customer service and a well-rounded mix of furniture, antiques and accessories, the store was an instant success […]
Over the years, Phoebe’s penchant for creating stylish spaces has evolved into her own brand of decorating […] Phoebe’s work can only be characterized by its timelessness and her mantra to “keep it pretty.”
Here are some of my favorites from her. May you find inspiration as I have!