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…

Delightfull Unique Lamps…

I forgot how I stumbled upon Delightfull Unique Lamps but I’m glad I did. Lighting is such a crutial element in design and the more sources of the lighting, the better the impact. You can really create different moods with lighting. Delightfull has such interesting designs and the one below is my favorite. It looks…

Retail Therapy: AtHome Milwaukee is now open!

So this week AtHome opened here in Milwaukee (Wauwatosa’s old Kmart on Hwy 100) and I am in love. I have been following them on instagram for sometime so when I drove by and saw we were getting one, I was beyond excited. My coworker stopped there this week and told me she spent 2…

Parade of Homes Tour 2015

Last week I went to one of the subdivisions for the Metropolitan Parade of Homes which is a showcase of furnishings and trends in tile and interior design. These are real homes on the market and the builders really have some cool ideas. I’m finishing two more subdivisions today so there will hopefully be lots…

Time for fall shopping which means Summer Sales…

Ever since moving into my condo I have been paying off debt including one student loan (whooohoooo) first so I can save for the down payment to buy it next year. So things like the rec room and landscaping have been on hold. However, I know the best part of home purchases is buying when…

My introduction to Arhaus…

I meant to post about my first introduction to the Arhaus showroom a couple months ago but forgot. I was in Shaumburg, Illinois at the Woodfield Mall heading to another store when store windows captured my eye. Everything was so glamorous and dramatic. The lighting was moody and gave this deep glow everywhere. I felt…

Happy 4th…

Hope your holiday brings you relaxation and joy… Whether you picnic in a park… Head to the beach… Grill out… Relax on a boat… Catch up on summer reading… Skip the diets and make your own popsicles… Hang out by a bonfire… Roast marshmellows and make smores… Or Surround yourself with loved ones and friends……

Grassy party backdrops…

A design trend I’ve noticed this year is greenery as a backdrop for photobooths or dessert tables. I love this classy elegant look to an outdoor summer wedding or party… Having a lit marquee sign or uplights will be perfect for an evening affair… This is one of my all time favorite reception lounge designs….

Tuesday’s Tips: diy patio cinder block ideas

I love good affordable DIY’s and creative people online have figured out some impressive ways to use cinder blocks. {Images via Lena Sekine, Modernly Wed} {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

Secret Garden themed parties…

Enchanted forests and secret garden themes are wonderful to celebrate nuptials or babies. You can have dinner parties or early brunches in this theme as long as you decorate with some key elements. The super large mirrors is very dramatic for a cocktail hour or reception. Ever since I seen rapper Ludacris’ wife’s baby shower…

Tuesday’s Tips: mosquito repelling plants and flowers

Nothing like June: the start of summer, the longer days, the warmer nights, the outdoor eats, carnivals and festivals, etc. However with everything sometimes you have some give and other times you have some takes and one thing I canโ€™t stand are mosquitos. They die in your cocktails when you leave them uncovered. They cause…