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…

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…

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…

Bold bathroom tile & wallpaper designs…

Soon I’ll be moving to my condo I’m buying and though it is move in ready, I can’t wait to be able to give my personal touch to things. One way you can do that is the bathroom. There isn’t a lot of wall or floor space usually so wallpapering a powder room or laying…

White and cream bathroom stone, slabs, and tile

I noticed my Pinterest has such beautiful bathroom tile inspiration. I love a sleek modern wall slab of marble or something. The look is very elegant and simplistic. I figured I would share the style of bathrooms I’m drawn to… I like the suspended mirrors. That’s nice design look…. The wood blades, drawer fronts, and…

Designs and dimensions in tile, doors and furniture

I saw AKDO’s tile on pinterest and loved the design. I can see this as backsplash for a stove with gold fixtures.  So pretty… Then I saw this which is making some patio awfully fabulous. See more here… This door is amazing. Talk about an entrance… The lines of this desk reminds me of the…

Graphic & Bold Lorenzo Castillo designs…

Lorenzo Castillo has an impressive portfolio filled with contrasting color combos and geometric patterns. Here are a few bold interiors and exteriors of his that I really like. A commom theme is graphic flooring whether tile or carpet and attention to ceiling design.

Marble and tiled floors in living and bedrooms…

{Interior designer Delphine Krakoff} When I think of this…Miami penthouses come to mind. Could you really feel comfortable in a space without carpeting or a soft rug to cushion your feet? Although the look is nice and probably not nearly as many dust mites that carpeted surfaces have, I would rather have tiled spaced be…

More on Chicago’s Merchandise Mart/Luxe Home…

I went to Chicago a few weekends back just to get away from Milwaukee. Since my hotel was in such close proximity to The Merchandise Mart, I figured I would take a little stroll through Luxe Home. In case you are unfamiliar with the mart, it’s massive. The building covers so many blocks that it…