Greg Natale Designs…dark masculine 3 level home…

Built in conjunction with Greg Natale Design and Hully Liveris, this home is everything!  There’s geometric patterns and herringbone designs through out the three levels but it all works. The key is using the same color palette when using multiple patterns. Art just pops when placed on dark walls. I saved many rooms of this…

Architectural Digest’s Annual Design Show 2016

One of these years I want to attend the Architectural Digest’s Design Show. It truly seems like an experience that will leave you inspired. Over the weekend I instastalked everyone who went & furniture stores that had booths to see what went down. These are some of my favorites and the instagrammers who took those…

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…

Tiny Tot Thursday: Bohemian Nurseries

When decorating nurseries, there should always be some sophisticated pieces of furniture purchased for the room. The dresser and chairs don’t always have to be pint sized. I also prefer designs with wood or white finishes for the furniture leaving color for the decor and accessories. Enter bohemian designs. When I think of that style,…

Autumn is upon us…

It’s that time. The only reason I get a little sad when fall arrives is because Milwaukee’s brutal winters are right around the corner. So far it’s been in the 70’s so I can deal for now… There are so many fun things to do in the next couple months. Apple picking is one of…

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…

Remember when I blogged about…

…that graphic ceiling and gold chandelier here and then that abstract black and white art/vignette styling here? Well I just discovered from Simplified Bee that those two rooms were part of the San Francisco Decorators Showcase. Here are some other rooms of that home that like. Every. Single. Thing in this bathroom is glamorous. This…

Transom windows…

I was watching HGTV last night on dvr and learned something new. The architectural horizontal window above other windows and doors are called transom windows. Usually there is some sort of beam between them. Some offer extra ventilation while keeping the room/home secure since they are so high up and small, one wouldn’t be able…

Tuesday’s Tips: how to live with dated bathrooms

There are often times budgets and circumstances doesn’t allow us to do exactly what we want. If you rent, you’re limited what you can do but there are ways to live with awful bathrooms for a little money. Using wall and cabinet paint, adding new knobs, placing a larger shower nozzle, hanging decorative mirrors or…

My semi done DIY computer table turned bar cart

Over the weekend my client canceled so I was able to start a project around the house. That project is my old computer desk that has rollers. I figured some adhesive marble paper and gold paint could give it new life. Before I moved last month, I put the marble on the top and keyboard…