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….

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. I’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…

Z Gallerie has now opened in Milwaukee…

My city is on a come up with the new home decor and furniture stores that opened in the last year and a half. The newest is Z Gallerie at Mayfair Mall. I recently took a visit and purchased a few items and books. As always,  it’s nice to not have to drive to Chicago or other…

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…

Monday Motivation 10.17.2016

The beautiful home featured from this post is decorated by Kristin of Bliss At Home. I’ve been following her blog for quite some time and she definitely has mastered the art of blending collections and displaying them artfully. If you head to her site, check out some of her home tours and how pretty she styled…

Charles Hollis Jones acrylic and lucite furniture

Charles Hollis Jones is an American artist and furniture designer best known for his use of acrylic and Lucite in high end furniture. He has worked with some legends such as Diana Ross and Frank Sinatra. He makes beautiful pieces that I would have if, I were rich and money were no object. I pulled…

If I could create an outdoor oasis next year…

I know that I would want furniture that could withstand the elements and the test of time. When purchasing outdoor furniture and pieces for your home that will last years and even decades, you want to invest in pieces where the craftsmanship is on point, and the outdoor furniture is fully weatherproof. Your selections need…

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…

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…