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…

Kelly Wearstler for Surface Magazine…

In the Builders Issue of Surface magazine (Issue 125), out on newsstands now, interior designer Kelly Wearstler gave an interesting tidbit on the candidates that they interview. She said they all seem to have the same Pinterest account and that people in general should pick up books and read more for inspiration. This made me wonder as…

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…

Affordable Art under $50 from eyesonwalls.com plus my living room

I love art especially affordable pieces. So I thank Brittany who hipped me to Eyes on Walls who sent me this lovely poster. I wanted something abstract that would bring out the blues in my living room decor and since I already have animals figurines through out (peep the giraffes), figured I would keep it…

Very graphic and bold design from the furniture to embossed walls

This light fixture echoes the pattern in the rug. The entire space is filled with graphic designs and interesting textures all in a bronze and gold color scheme. This is located in a Paris auction house called Artcurial and designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. He had to invision a space for a theme called Imaginary Voyages…

Design Tip: Limit “sets” of furniture for a designed feel…

{the Lennoxx} I came across this picture once and liked it. Now that I came across it again, I figured I’ll blog about it. A lot of texture and materials throughout the space from the upholstered chair, carpeting, pillows & drapery to the LUCITE mirrored table & black LAQUERED CHANDELIER. PIPING on the sofa &…