At Home opens 2nd location in Milwaukee…see which decor items I like…

At home opened it’s 2nd Milwaukee area location the other day and that’s in Greenfield Wisconsin on south 27th street. At Home has an expansive selection of more than 50,000 items including seasonal and holiday decor, patio furniture, home furnishings, wall art and decorative accents, rugs and housewares. So I figured I would combine a few color…

Tuesday’s Tips: kitchen storage ideas

​ Photo by Kirstin Havnaer, Hearthstone Interior Design, LLC – Search traditional kitchen pictures  There are so many unique and clever ideas to help with storage and function in the kitchen. I hope this will inspire you to maximize the space given, whether it be behind the cabinet doors or using all of the height…

Retail Therapy Store Finds AtHome & Homegoods

Over the last few days I ventured in the new Homegoods location that opened in a suburb of Milwaukee called Menomonee Falls and AtHome to show my brother the vast amount of affordable options (he had never gone and wants me to help him design his home).

How to Master a Transitional Style…

Transitional is perhaps one of the most popular and coveted interior design styles right now, and that’s for good reason. Transitional style represents that ideal integration of modern and traditional and the result is a home that feels timelessly beautiful, and like it will never go out of style. If you walk into a space that’s too…

Dutch Boy Paints is helping me transform my home

I love a good dark wall that helps artwork pop. So I was extremely thrilled when Dutch Boy Paints reached out to me. Dutch Boy has some new high-performance painting products exclusively at Menards for all areas of your home. I will be trying a couple different kinds in different finishes including a high gloss….

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…

Some lovely outdoor spaces…

Lately in Milwaukee it has been very humid and hot. The last several nights have been 80 degrees which I love. I’m still saving to purchase my home in a few months so I put off jazzing up my patio space. Last night when I sat on the front porch and enjoyed the breeze, my…

Form Design Studio…

The portfolio of Form Design Studio popped in my inbox and I had to share some of my favorite interiors of theirs starting with this swanky outdoor bar… FORM Design Studio is the collaboration of Emmy award winning designer Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein. Their firm has appeared on TV, HGTV & countless national magazine…

Motivation Monday 6.6.16

There is something so happy about flowers in the home. Whether you opt to grab real ones from flower markets or your local grocery store or prefer some faux arrangements, flowers can make a space feel happy. Here are my flowers I purchased from AtHome. It’s actually two different bouquets but I wanted both colors…

A few weeks ago I went to West Elm in Milwaukee…

And boy did they have some goodies. Once I am done saving for the down payment on my home (buying in Sept), I cannot wait to go on a shopping spree. I am loving the gray mixed with cognac and wine colors… West Elm has been opened here for almost a year, it’s just my…

Betty’s Total Events New York: My Friend’s Wedding Reception

Last week I attended the wedding and reception of a good childhood friend held in New York. It was held on a Tuesday because that day was significant to the couple. I thought it was quite genius because ceremonies held on other days than Saturday, will save you lots of money. More on the budget…