Insider Tips for Hiring an Interior Designer

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Spring is a time for rejuvenation – the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining – it’s no wonder that after suffering through the long, dark winter people get the redecorating bug.  We’re desperate to liven up our spaces with a fresh new look.

Are you toying with the idea of hiring a professional interior designer to help revitalize your home but the process feels a little intimidating? I’m sharing my tips for how to go about finding, and hiring, the right designer for you. Read More

Love the Earth: Eco-Friendly Products You Need in Your Home

I try to live an eco-friendly life. I recycle, I walk instead of driving whenever possible, I bring my reusable canvas bags when I go shopping, I even bring garbage bags to the beach and on hikes to pick up any litter I happen to spot. But in the design world, it’s hard to put the Earth first. Construction, renovations, and redesigns all result in waste with perfectly good materials being sent to the dump. So I’m always on the lookout for products I can use in my designs that are friendly on the Earth, and my client’s wallet.

In honor of Earth Day, I’m bringing you my favorite eco-friendly products: 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 it because your home office is a total disaster and you know it’s going to mean hours of work? Have no fear – I’ve got you covered with my guide to getting yourself organized and ready for the dreaded T-Day. Read More

Design Style Guide: Transitional

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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

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 face it, 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 all 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!) I’ll be tweeting and Instagramming the tips each Saturday morning as a reminder, so be sure to follow me! Read More

Seasonal Style Guide – Welcome Spring Into Your Home With Open Arms

Winter may have tried to hold on for dear life (did you all survive that crazy blizzard last week?!), but spring has finally arrived! Time for flowers, sunshine, flip flops, and skirts! It’s easy to get your wardrobe springtime ready, but what about your home? Here are my 3 favorite seasonal home décor trends to welcome spring with open arms! Read More

Designing Your Own Space in Your Own Style

The internet has revolutionized home decorating. With websites like Pinterest and Instagram, inspiration and design ideas are just a few clicks away. But what happens when your Pinterest boards get out of hand? You think you have an idea of what you want your space to look like, but all this gathered inspiration has you feeling overwhelmed. Well don’t stress! I have 5 tips that can help you design your own space, in your own style, and make it look like you hired a professional. 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! Read More

Design Style Guide: Mid-Century Modern

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

A Professional Organizer’s View of Organizing Fads: Why KonMari Doesn’t Work for 90% of My Clients

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“I emptied everything out like she says to do and once I saw the piles, I lost all ambition and now my bedroom is messier than ever with mountains of things covering every surface. I could barely get myself dressed this morning!” – actual quote from an actual (frustrated) organizing client.

If you are even remotely interested in organizing, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her amazing organizing technique: KonMari. It’s a smash hit among the chronically disorganized who are looking for a quick fix to their big mess. But, like most fads, this system doesn’t work for everyone. Here’s why: Read More