Posts tagged How to decorate a farmhouse
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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5 Easy Steps to Decorate Your New Home

YAY! You Got a New House! Now how the F Do you Decorate it?! 

Bonus* Check out my 3D design plans for my move to Florida!

If you are about to move, just moved, have been in your house for a year and are still overwhelmed- then you are in the right spot! I'm going to let you in on my design process first hand and show you the steps (or layers) that it takes to create a cozy and well designed space. I don't want you to feel overwhelmed at all about decorating your home so I 'm going to start at the beginning.  Don't miss my concepts for my new house at the bottom of this post!

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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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8 Unique Designer Farmhouse Finds

If you have been following my blog you have seen my list of 100+ Stores to buy Farmhouse Decor and More-so you know I am always on the look out for really unique farmhouse pieces to share with you all.  I recently came across a really awesome farmhouse shop that has some really unique pieces. Its called Unlimited Home Decor , it's a great small business that is owned by Lisa Burnham out of Kansas.

 

I always say when you can shop local or small business DO IT! The larger stores are great for bigger items sometimes but when it comes to unique decorative pieces that your friends won't all have- its great to go to a small business! I always feel like I am directly impacting families vs large company executives when I make a purchase, and there is no better feeling than that! 

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