New year old reminders

After the cocktails are poured, confetti swept up and excitement comes down, we are back to reality and in the swing of our usual routine. You probably have read many blogs already and memes about it being a new year and a new you. Some of the takeaways are things we probably already knew in…

Tuesday’s Tips: believe and have faith

I hope you all have had a good holiday month. I will touchbase a little more deeply and share some holiday pictures from around my home soon. I’ve been thinking a lot about staying motivated and encouraged lately. Instead of a usual tip about design I figured I would provide a few quotes as reminders….

InstaKrush: Coco_Madden…When a home is a collection of things loved…

I have been following Coco_Madden for some time now and always caught glimpses of a beautiful home in her insta-stories. To me, her home looks like one you’d see featured in a magazine. It’s filled with thrifted treasures and is put together in a very eclectic way without feeling cluttered. That mannequin is is my favorite thing…

Oh Kelly Wearstler….

I mean……..I still would love to play in the library Kelly Wearstler has for her design firm. So many materials to select to create a space filled with conversation pieces. How fab is this butler’s pantry? Such a small area but high on design. There is always a lot to take in and movement the eyes will…

Contemporary portfolio with a lot of textures

Came across a beautiful portfolio that made it difficult narrowing down the ones I wanted to feature here. You can see the details and rest of their work here and you may have noticed some in Elle Decor. I like when a designer uses standout materials and finishes. Take a look at the walls, lighting…

Operation masculine rustic sexiness for my rec room…

I know. That’s a lot of styles for one area but I have made up my mind and I want the basement area to have all of that. I want to stir away from any girly items that you will find elsewhere in my home. I want it to feel moody and regal, sexy like…

Just some beautiful interiors…

{Images via Powell & Bonnell, One Kings Lanes, here, S. B. Long Interiors, Cristiano Carniel e Eduardo Liotti & Neil Landino} {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

So many details…

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I hope this week makes up for it. Starting off with some gorgeous Chicago home tours that offer grand formal rooms, beautiful construction and details to architecture. The rooms have a lot of character in the moldings and pillars to the ceiling designs. Some have weathered walls, gorgeous…

What keeps you inspired in the kitchen?

Lately I have been uninspired with cooking which is odd because I love to cook. I have found myself going to some of the same things and not really following recipes completely. I am not sure what it is but even with cleaning the kitchen, I prefer to only do it when it’s natural light…

Summer Weekend No.1

I hate when wordpress messes up and deletes my post when I’m uploading. That’s basically what happened. Anyway the summer is flying by and it just got started so I want to ensure I commit to a summer bucket list and enjoy the days. I’m not retyping everything from the original post but this weekend…