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My Favorite Large Scale Artwork Under $500

Large scale artwork is HARD to find for great prices! Since I scour the internet looking for furniture and decor for my clients, I am always on the look out for great priced pieces! I love refined farmhouse decor- uncluttered, not primitive or country decor. I love a crisp, coastal, contemporary and transitional mix with farmhouse decor.  I love how these abstract, landscape and Photography pieces can be blended into a variety of modern design styles. The mix of indigo, light blue, white, gray, green and pops of gold is so popular right now and completes the design of a room beautifully! 


Modern farmhouse, coastal, rustic, refined farmhouse, traditional, transitional artwork. Framed large artwork. Canvas large artwork. Abstract blue artwork, Landscape artwork, neutral artwork, photography artwork,

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3 Ways To Transform Your Rental Kitchen Under $200

This house is more than double the size of our Bronx brownstone so I finally have a pace for everything- we had to keep so much in storage while we lived there. But there are a few downfalls to all the space- I mentioned some silly quarks in the house in my last post but the worst part is by far the hideous kitchen.  It was done very inexpensively and I'm guessing it was put in 15-20 years ago.  So when we found the place I knew this was going to be one of my first projects. 

I have only done THREE things and drastically changed the look and feel of the space. My style is cosmopolitan Farmhouse- meaning I love a mix of contemporary and modern farmhouse design with clean lines and neutral colors. I incorporate coastal and rustic elements to create a refined farmhouse look!

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Tips to Declutter & Transition Your Decor to Your New House

Our 30 Year Old Hodge Podge of Decor

So, I'm 30 (well, I will be in August) and I'm going thru a time in my decor(I know you can relate) where we have a really really nice things, but then we have a weird collection of stuff my husband came with (which has made its way mostly to the garage), the hammy-downs from our parents and grandparents. As I'm sifting through our miscellaneous "treasures" for the first time in 3 years since we moved to the Bronx, I'm made super aware of the following things:

1. Our styles change a lot over the past decade!

2. We live with various roommates, significant others or family members and we accumulate their stuff in addition to the stuff we bought together that isn't our style but somehow we ended up with it.

3. Our families give us a LOT of weird stuff they thing we will use but really don't even know what it does! I'm talking kitchen utensils that not even my Executive Chef husband can decipher. 

4. We compromise our style for function and price. 

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3 Easy Steps to Mix Patterns & Textures Like a Pro

What is the main reason you hire an interior designer? To create a cohesive design that mixes colors, patterns and materials and create a cozy space. It is my FAVORITE part of my job.  I love to create inspired designs that are functional for every day life with a busy family but so pretty that your home is the envy of all of your friends.  The best part is- I do this on a budget that people can actually afford because I truly believe that everyone can have a well designed home. 

In this post I'm going to share with you my tips to create a designer inspired look for your living room. You will learn how to mix match patterns and fabrics as well as finishes and paint. I will teach you my process to create your own mood board to visualize your new space. I am also including 6 mood boards to inspire your color palette and pattern play!   You may choose to get samples and create this board with the real materials or you can make it digitally using Powerpoint (I use Photoshop but Powerpoint will work just the same for you here too!) If you are going to use pictures from you actual space on your digital mood board (vs ordering swatches) you should take them all during the same time of day (the lighting will be consistent) with as much natural light as possible so the images aren't too dark and it will read better.  

Always think of your room in layers, doing this will break it down into small manageable pieces and create depth in the overall look. When I'm designing I always am looking for contrast. Here is an example- working from the floor up. If the flooring is dark- I choose a lighter rug (or something with bolder light colors and some darker if you have kids or pets). If the rug is lighter- the sofa can be darker. If the sofa is darker the walls can be lighter- and so on. 

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How to Accessorize Your Home

Hey everyone! So I asked my Facebook group what their biggest struggle with is while decorating their house and the answer was unanimous; How do you accessorize?! Creating a warm and inviting space and displaying your personal possessions is what makes a house a home, but the biggest struggle is finding a way to arrange everything so it doesn't look cluttered and disorganized.  

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