Idol Hotel Paris…

I came across this fun hotel located in Paris and was inspired by the wallpaper, molding, and ombre walls. Whenever I travel I like to stay in spaces designed entirely different than my own home. That’s part of the fun when traveling. Advertisements

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…

Tiny Tot Thursday: Marquee Letters for nurseries

While in a black hole of design browsing on Instagram, I came across this beautiful rustic nursery. You know I love marquee signs and letters so I think adding those to a kid’s room would be fun. It’s also a stylish alternative to night lights if there is just one small letter on the wall…

Retail Therapy: Pier 1 lamp score

Sorry in advance for the horrible lighting but Pier 1 had a sale over the weekend on floor display lighting and I scored this lamp originally priced at $99 for only $24. I couldn’t believe it. It’s chrome with an acrylic platform at the bottom, silver foil inside the shade and a metallic sheen on…

Have you seen the CB2 & Kravitz Design collab?

Yes that’s Lenny Kravitz design firm that I blogged about here years ago. You can check out the rest of the items here. Throwbacks to one of his old homes in Paris… {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

What keeps you inspired in the kitchen?

Lately I have been uninspired with cooking which is odd because I love to cook. I have found myself going to some of the same things and not really following recipes completely. I am not sure what it is but even with cleaning the kitchen, I prefer to only do it when it’s natural light…

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…

My dream closet essentials…

I was browsing Compass, a site that has thousands of real estate listings that makes the process of buying and selling a home seamless when it got me thinking. Sometimes I think homeowners put themselves at a disadvantage by not letting potential buyers realize what they could do with a space. Closets with only one…

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…

What are characteristics of your ideal bar stool?

Some like ’em modern with clean lines or unique with odd interesting shapes, some prefer natural earthy wood materials while many like the industrial metal styles. Some love the cafe style while others need one with a back. I like them all from upholstered to masculine ones but lately I’ve really been wanting metals stools….

Sleek black matte faucets and fixtures..

Now that I am settled in my condo, I look for ways I can make it my own and one of the things I really love is sleek black hardware especially against marble. Though I am not planning to add any marble anywhere…I don’t  think, but I would love black matte hardware in one of…

Design Takeaways: Go Bold or Go Home…

I admire designers who can convince a homeowner to go bold with walls and ceilings. A lot of people shy away from it because of the labor and time it takes to change it all back if the look isn’t what they wanted. I understand that but wow…what a statement if you take the risk. …