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…

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…

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…

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…

Taylor Burke Home upholstered furniture…

I came across Taylor Burke Home’s instagram page and it’s filled with deliciousness. I love good upholstery with details like brass or gold hardware and nailhead finishes… {Some rooms designed bybEmbellish Interiors & Carson Kressley}

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…

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…

Floral backdrops for weddings….

Not sure who started this but it surely became popular after Kim married Kanye. At first I thought the idea of a wall of flowers was ugly. Now I’ve warmed up to the idea and would love to create a smaller scaled version for a garden wedding shower or enchanted forest little girl’s party… I…