QOTD: what brings you joy on a budget?

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have good home style. Just because you have a strict amount of disposable income, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself occasionally. We all work too hard to not enjoy fruits of our labor. This isn’t to say you should splurge or buy every pay period…

Tuesday’s Tips: you’re not superwoman…

So don’t feel asking for help is beneath you. You aren’t frowned upon or looked at as a failure. Last time I checked we only have two hands and sometimes we need another 6 to get things done. Here is where your mouth can help. Simply ask. You may find people are more willing to…

Gift Wrapping Ideas…

I love the sequin stockings and the bright ribbon… Pottery Barn Teen’s blog has a lot of cool diy ideas including using old school garland for present toppers… Adding photos to the gifts are a nice touch. Instead of using name tags, simply place a pic of the person on the gift… Jazz up all…

Muted color palettes…

A monochromatical gray color scheme doesn’t have to be boring as long as you layer, add textures, and bring in bold furniture and decor pieces. The seating above is truly a work of art. A modern chair combined with a rustic tree stump side table is an unexpected pairing but it all works in the…

Snowy weather calls for book reading…

I am usually always reading magazines or a book. There was a time when I was engulfed in multiple novels at a time but haven’t been reading as much as I used to. With the nights starting the 4 o’clock hour, bitter freezing temperatures and snow, it makes me want to do nothing more than…

This here is probably my fav 6 week challenge reveal of all time…

I mean…listen…this is so incredibly stunning. My fav takeaways: all of it the black walls and molding which gives an element of history and character, the faux white fireplace mantle with ornate details and the warmth by tall candles, the canopy bed without the drapery, the mantle layering, the luxe bedding and the window treatments…

A few recent pins…

This bold royal toned room is simply amazing. I never would think to pair red and purple together but it works and feels so rich… {Images via Steven Gambrel w/photo by Eric Piasecki, flickr & my design chic,

Tuesday’s Tips: Rule of thumb for hanging art

They say art is best hung 5-9″ from the top of the headboard, sofa or console. I want to add that sometimes it’s best to eye it. You want the art to be eye level with an average height person and not hung too high. At the same time scale is key. If you have…

The reason I have been m.i.a…

I styled yesterday’s Sweet Sixteen party. I will upload later today or tomorrow. Please excuse the radio silence. {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}