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Women Crush Wednesday

Love is in the air! No I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day. I’m talking about Galentine’s Day – the day when we take time to celebrate the awesome women in our lives. Thanks to Leslie Knope, February 13th has become a day to cheers our fave females and I’m using this week’s blog post to do just that! Here are three amazing ladies who inspire me: Read More

Design Style Guide: Brutalism

This month’s Design Style Guide is taking you somewhere totally different. Brutalism isn’t most people’s go-to look for their home. However this much maligned style is seeing a resurgence in the design world and new wave Brutalism is showing the world that concrete can be cozy. Read More

Getting Organized: Revisit Your Resolutions

The first month of 2018 flew by! February is here and now that we are four weeks into the New Year, it’s a great time to look back at those resolutions and make sure we are still on track (or get back on track for those of us that got distracted!) Read More

Design Trends: 2018 Colors of the Year

Every year, Pantone and all the major paint brands release their “Color of the Year”. Each one is carefully considered and helps direct the home design trends we will see in the coming months. But it’s one thing to know what the Color of the Year is, it’s another thing to be able to incorporate it into your home. Here is my breakdown of the Color of the Year from the top color trend predictors and how you can use it to spruce up your space. Read More

Material Guide: Flooring

Starting this year, I’m launching a new segment on the blog: Material Guides. Picking the right materials for your space can be a challenge. There are so many decisions to make! Real wood or laminate? Paint or wallpaper? Stone counters or solid surface? I’ll be covering different materials throughout the year, sharing all options with you and helping to make the selection process a little bit easier. I’m kicking things off this month by talking about flooring. Read on for all the details: Read More

Design Style Guide: Minimalism

The first design style guide of 2018 is here and it’s all about getting back to basics with Minimalism. A style that has risen in popularity over the last few years as people downsize their lives, Minimalism is all about putting value in simple but luxurious finishes and a connection to nature. Read on to learn more: Read More

Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

What a year it was! 2017 was a crazy roller coaster of a ride and I’m sure most of you are happy to bid it adieu. As much as I’m excited to finally be in 2018, I still like to look back at the previous year and see how far I’ve come. Here’s my little recap of 2017 and what I’m hoping to achieve in 2018: Read More

Getting Organized: Creating Achievable Resolutions for the New Year

We all do it. Start out on New Year’s Day with a list of resolutions that you know you are going to finally achieve. This is the year you finally live your best life! But then, inevitably, you find yourself slipping and come February 1st, you don’t even remember what your goals were. It’s not your fault. It’s human nature to become overwhelmed by lofty goals and feel lost when you don’t know how to reach them. Have no fear! I’m here with my tips for not only setting achievable resolutions, but actually reaching them. Read More

Seasonal Style Guide: Brightening up Your Home to Survive Those Gray Winter Days

Winter is upon us and here in the Northeast that means short, cold, dreary, gray days that we are just trying to survive until Spring decides to bless us again with her warm winds and beautiful flowers.

Everything seems to lose its luster in winter. Color drains from the world, even in our homes. My brightly colored quilt that I keep on the back of my sofa gets traded out for a dark burgundy fleece blanket. My flowering plants are dormant for the winter, the dark green leaves are all that’s left. It’s easy to see why so many people feel down during the winter months. There’s nothing cheerful to look at!

So how can you add some winter-appropriate accessories to liven up your home? Here are my 3 favorite winter decorating tips to help you survive these dreary days: Read More

Gifts I Want to Give My Home This Christmas

I’ve checked my list (twice!) and my home was extra good this year. It deserves a bundle of presents for being so great. Here’s my list of gifts that every home deserves to get on Christmas morning: Read More