The kind of chairs I like…

There is nothing like a great accent chair. You can pair them with a side table and lamp for a reading corner, or you can break up a living room set by having two chairs instead of a love seat. They take up little space most of the time but can create great style. I…

Monday Morning inspiration & a pretty spring place setting

Good morning. Sorry for the radio silence the last couple months. I have been so inspired lately and I think sometimes you need to step away in order to get some inspiration back. I have been paying a wee bit more attention to people I follow on instagram and there are so many talented people….

Monday Inspiration: zodiac sign abstract artwork by me

If you follow me on Instagram, you have noticed I have been creating abstract art zodiac signs for friends and coworkers. I am currently working on a site that will have sizing options and pricing. I take the colors the customer wants and go to town with creating a unique display of their sign.  It all…

Abstract mixed media art by Elle Wray

If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed I have been tapping into my artsy side. I was encouraged by someone to stop buying art that I can create myself. You know my first major in college was art education before I got my interior design degree so I do have a background in…

Tuesday’s Tips: limit the search process with clear organizers

I’m baaaack! Thanks for being patient with me and still following along. Let’s get started shall we? It is Tuesday and if you been reading for a while you know I always share some sorta tip. This one is about making life a little easier with correct storage. Out of Sight Out of Mind is…

Sometimes you need a break…

As you can see…all of these images feature art by me. I will share more later on my artwork and update you on my rec room which features a beautiful teal hue by Dutch Boy Paints.  Honestly, all has not been well. Right now…I just need a break. I know my blogging has been a…

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….

Holiday Entertaining Ideas…

As the season nears Christmas, you likely will be attending some soirees and gatherings with coworkers, friends and family. Planning a party can become extra stressful as you want to be able to have enough bubbly and food for the guests. I think a full menu is cool but there are other ways you can…

A few of Greg Natale’s designs and heavy usage of black…

This is the prime reason why Greg Natale is one of my favorite interior designers. He gets that you can have high end luxury and opulence without sacrificing function. His spaces always seem comfortable. In the past I called it liveable aesthetic because that’s what it is. Despite the fact that the materials are textured…

OUnique Gifts from Uncommon Goods

Tis the season for gift giving but I like to treat myself as well. I was happy when I was introduced to Uncommon Goods again. Iโ€™ve heard of them before but this time I gave their site a thorough look and saw so many things I want myself lol. What I love about the site is the…

Tuesday’s Tips: 4 easy ideas for hosting dinner parties

It’s not really rocket science but a couple helpful reminders when hosting a dinner soiree. With Thanksgiving and friendsgiving parties to host, one may rack their brain thinking of all the details. You want to do as much as you can in advance. I know you’re thinking no sh!t sherlock….but you will be surprised at…