Defining Design Terms: Vision Boards vs Mood Boards vs Concept Boards

For the first installment of Defining Design Terms, I’m covering “boards”. You hear the terms vision boards, mood boards, concept boards, material boards… clearly interior designers love boards! But what does each one mean? Read More

Inspiring Interiors: Creating an Urban Garden Oasis

Have you ever been in a room and thought “I wish I could have this for my own home”? It happens to me all of the time! I’m constantly finding design inspiration everywhere I go. From a fabric pattern on a dress, to the sleek lines of a cool car, I always find myself daydreaming about how I can incorporate different looks into my space.

A recent stay at the boutique Library Hotel in New York had me swooning so hard. Their lounge was everything I wanted for my balcony back home. Here’s how I was able to take inspiration from the Writer’s Den and turn it into my own personal urban garden oasis. Read More

Getting Organized: Why KonMari Doesn’t Work for Everyone

Perfectly organized capsule closet KonMari method of organing

If you are even remotely interested in organizing, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her amazing organizing technique: KonMari. The book (and now a Netflix show) is a smash hit among the chronically disorganized who are looking for a quick fix to their big mess. But this system doesn’t work for everyone. Here’s why:

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Design Style Guide: Transitional

Transitional style living room example interior design style guide

This month’s Design Style Guide is focusing on Transitional – my personal favorite and the one I use in my own home. Read on for all the details: Read More

Tricks of the Trade to Make Picking Paint Way Less Scary

Color is scary. Picking paint is the decision my clients agonize over the most. It’s understandable – the color you choose will set the tone for the whole room. It feels like a permanent decision because of the work involved in repainting if it turns out you hate the color. But choosing the right color doesn’t have to be scary. I have 5 tricks that will make picking paint a breeze!

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Material Guide: Wall Coverings

Next up in the Material Guide series, I’m talking all about wall coverings. There are so many options beyond paint and each gives your room a different feel. From classic wallpaper to boho woven grass, I’m breaking down each type of wall covering, their durability, care, cost, and best areas to use them.

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Design Style Guide: Mid-Century Modern

Example of a mid century modern living room for interior design style guide

This month’s Design Style Guide covers Mid-Century Modern – a classic, timeless style that is becoming popular again in a big way. Read More

Getting Organized: De-Clutter Your Home Office and Get Your Taxes Done

Taxes are due NEXT WEEK! If you’re like me and haven’t already filed, you’re probably feeling the panic start to set in. Have you been avoiding tax time because your home office is a total disaster? Have no fear – I’ve got you covered with my guide to getting yourself organized and ready for the dreaded T-Day. Read More

Material Guide: Lighting

The right lighting can make or break a room. It doesn’t matter how well designed a space is, without proper lighting, the room will fail to make the desired impact. So how do you make sure your lighting is on point? The key is knowing the types of lighting, styles, and how to use them. Read More

Spring Cleaning Challenge: The Definitive Checklist for People Who Hate Spring Cleaning

We did it everyone! We survived another winter!

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to throw open those windows, clear the cobwebs, and get your home ready for endless summer parties. But let’s be honest, spring cleaning is lame, exhausting, and honestly, no one ever really does it. Instead of packing all that cleaning into one weekend, I’ve come up with an organizing guide that lets you spread it out over the next 12 weeks. By tackling one area at a time, you’ll get it done and it won’t feel so overwhelming.

Once you’ve finished the challenge, summer will be here! (Yes, summer is just 12 weeks away!)  Read More