While I still love my grays and neutrals, I’ve added some stunning pops of color that mix well with core neutral pieces. The large camel leather sofa paired with these modern/ transitional accent chairs creates a beautiful canvas that you can add different pillows and decor to to totally change out your look if you get sick of it. The best part is that these pieces mix well with coastal, modern, contemporary or transitional decor and you can even use them in a bedroom or basement instead of the living room if you want!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
There are plenty of online design services available out there- and I’ve done a little design work for a few of them so I know what they are about. Of course they are great for some, but there are a lot of restrictions set by these companies. They have rules for where the designer is allowed to source, how long the project should take and even who you are matched with. When you select an independent designer or firm that specializes in online interior design you get a personalized experience with all the perks of a local designer.Read More
How to Style your Modern Farmhouse Dining Room
**Update** Though this post was written during the holiday crunch almost all items are still available to get your modern farmhouse dining room in order! Mix match my favorite pieces below to create your custom tailored refined farmhouse. Mix textures, patterns and woods to create a unique design with my designer furniture picks!
Well, this month has been insane already and its not even Christmas yet! Anyone else already stressing that you wont have time to get everything done in time? Between traveling to South Carolina to visit my in laws, decorating for the Holidays and TONS of great projects and a one year old at home with me - I've been so slow with this blog post! Sorry guys! I'm keeping this post short and sweet because, if you are anything like me right now- you need to stop procrastinating and get decorating! I've compiled a carefully curated collection of my favorite modern farmhouse pieces for your dining room. Everything is affordable and IN STOCK (as of 12.9.17) so you can finish your dining room just in time to host Christmas dinner! I added all the links for you below. Pick your favorites to create an entire room or select the missing pieces that you have been searching for!Read More