The Ultimate Guide to Flea Market Shopping

The Ultimate Guide to Flea Market Shopping

Flea market shopping can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! With so many pieces to chose from, just follow these ten shopping tips, and your trip to the flea won’t make you go insane!

Halloween Décor Ideas 2017

Halloween Décor Ideas 2017

It’s that time of year; are you ready? While I know some that break out their holiday decorations on July 5th, I’m pretty sure most of us are just now starting to think about the fall season. So I’ve rounded up my favorite Halloween décor ideas for 2017, perfect for anyone that wants their home to look trick-or-treat ready without the tacky!

The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Table Styling

The Ultimate Guide to Coffee Table Styling

There is no one right way to go about coffee table styling! So forget all the “rules” you saw on HGTV, let go of the idea that it has to be a formal, static fixture in your home, and read on to see how to style your coffee table like a pro! Heck- by the time you’re done, you may realize that you don’t even need a coffee table!

Giraffe Décor: How to Infuse Your Home with This Season’s It Girl!

Giraffe Décor: How to Infuse Your Home with This Season’s It Girl!

I watched it live- did you? Needless to say, I’m obsessed with April the giraffe and her baby boy- I kept the live stream on my laptop all day and checked in on the little guy- so cute! And I’m predicting that she’ll be a big trendsetter this season. Giraffes will be everywhere, at least- I hope they will be! So if you’ve got the fever like I do, here are some quick giraffe décor picks for your home.

Prescription for a Flat Home: Decorating with Texture in Five Easy Steps

Prescription for a Flat Home: Decorating with Texture in Five Easy Steps

Does your home have a bad case of the flats? Flat sofa, flat tables, flat art, flat floor. I’m beginning to fall asleep just thinking about it. A flat space leaves your home feeling cold, uninviting, and stale. In other words, flat is flat out boring. So let’s shake things up a bit and add some personality and warmth into your home by following these five easy steps for decorating with texture. Your home will start feeling better, stat!

Lessons From Interior Design School: What You Can Learn From My Six Year Journey

Lessons From Interior Design School: What You Can Learn From My Six Year Journey

This weekend I did something that I put off for a long time- I threw away all of my design school materials. They were taking up space and I didn’t need them anymore. And while I thought it would be hard getting rid of hours of work and thousands of dollars of supplies, I realized that the six year journey I took to heal from my mother’s death wasn’t about the materials I had left, or the pretty presentation boards in my office taking up way too much room. It was about what I learned along the way, and now I’m sharing it with you. So here are my lessons from interior design school.

Operation Productivity: 5 Must-Have Products for Organizing Your Home Office

Operation Productivity: 5 Must-Have Products for Organizing Your Home Office

Whether or not you work from home or not, home offices are becoming a household staple. And they can become a hot mess if they aren’t kept in check! Check out these five simple products to take organizing your home office from dumpy and scattered to neat and sleek!

Maximizing Your Home Storage Space: 5 Products You Need if You Have Limited Space

Maximizing Your Home Storage Space: 5 Products You Need if You Have Limited Space

I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty. I've got whooz-its and whatz-its galore. You want thingamabobs? I got twenty. But who cares? No big deal. I want mooooore. Oh! Pardon me. I was just fantasizing about being a mermaid again. But while I'm on the subject of whooz-its and whatz-its galore, Ariel needed some home storage solutions, 'cause it was getting pretty cluttered in her mermaid pad. And while I'm not big on having home storage gadgets and gizmos aplenty, I do love these five items, especially if you're short on space for your thingamabobs. Read on, Mermaids!

Home Organization Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Home Organization Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you’re anything like me (and I bet you are), you know that the key to a stress-free, functional home that is the envy of all of your friends is to start with a good foundation. And that foundation needs to be clutter-free and organized! I seriously can’t stress this enough! So for your home organization efforts to pay off, let’s chat about five mistakes people often make, and how to avoid them.

Resolution Declutter: Why You Need to Declutter Your Home for a Stress-Free Life

Resolution Declutter: Why You Need to Declutter Your Home for a Stress-Free Life

Clutter. It’s gotta go! No matter how you hide it, cover it up, or pretend it isn’t there, it’s dragging you down. And if you truly want the stress-free, functional home that is the envy of all your friends, all of those cabinets, drawers, boxes upon boxes have to be not only organized, they need to be purged! Instead of being afraid to open your closet for fear that Lord only knows what will pop out and attack you, you need to declutter your home, like now! Still not convinced? Read on, Revolutionary!

The Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Three Ways to Decorate with Greenery

The Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Three Ways to Decorate with Greenery

I waited. I knew it was coming. I was nervous. I mean, nothing could outdo last year. Rose Quartz was my everything. Have you seen how much I love pink? And last week it was announced. Greenery. Greenery? Geez, it's awfully bright! Wow, now that I think about it, my clients never ask for green. Chartreuse, yes, and maybe a deep hunter, but Greenery? I took to my Instagram party. The reviews were mixed. Some loved green, just not that green. Others were excited for the bright possibilities. A fashion consultant buddy of mine said she was excited for her springs, but her summers weren't going to be happy. Maybe that was it? I am a summer, after all. Will this color be a huge hit? Or will it flop bigger than Marsala ('cause who remembers Marsala? Amirite?) And while I'm still on the fence on whether Greenery, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017, will be a thing in the home decor world, I did come up with three beautiful options for bringing this bright hue into your home, no matter what your style!

Anthropologie Gift ideas for $50 or Less

Anthropologie Gift ideas for $50 or Less

Every holiday season and around my birthday, Nathan (that's my husband BTW) always asks for my wish list, and d'ya know where I send him? Anthropologie. Nowhere else. I'm kind of obsessed- like I have a wishlist that I check every Tuesday because that's markdown day obsessed. Like I want all of my furniture to come from Anthropologie obsessed. But when we were first married in 2005 (OMG I'm old!) we couldn't afford the pricier items in the shop, let alone a $3000 sofa, so I always opted for something small and chic for the home to add a bit of style to our ho-hum rental. (Read more about decorating a rental here!) So whether it's the holiday season, a birthday, or you simply want something for your bestie for always being there for you but you don't have unlimited funds, check out these super-chic Anthropologie gifts, all for no more than $50!

Five Christmas Tree Ideas to Start the Season Right!

Five Christmas Tree Ideas to Start the Season Right!

It's that time of year! And if I'm being completely honest, the holidays kinda get me down. My mom passed away just before Thanksgiving in 2010, and things just aren't the same. But this year I was determined to get myself out of this ba-humpug state of mind and at least get a new tree and ornaments. And I'm not talking about the typical Christmas tree with lots of red and green and tinsel all over- oh no! Check out my five Christmas tree ideas and start decorating your tree with style and a bit of your own personality! 

Decorating a Rental: 5 Tips for Making a Temporary Space Your Own

Decorating a Rental: 5 Tips for Making a Temporary Space Your Own

There was nothing more exciting for me than getting my first apartment with my husband until I saw it- dark brown carpet, outdated oak cabinetry, bare white walls. It was a mini blind, scrollwork linoleum, swamp-cooler-blowing hot mess. But did I get discouraged? Come on, your talking to the leader of the interior design revolution! So no matter if this is your first place, or a chic sky rise apartment, follow these five tips, and you’ll be on your way to decorating a rental in no time!

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Interior Designer

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Interior Designer

Thinking about hiring an interior designer? Well, just like any relationship, you’re going to need to find that perfect someone, and the last time I checked there was no app for swiping left and swiping right for designers. So here are ten questions you should ask before hiring an interior designer. And since I love playing match-maker, I’m including a free workbook for hiring the perfect interior designer to help you find your perfect designer match!

Ready, Set, Decorate: How to Create a Home Decorating Plan in Five Steps

Ready, Set, Decorate: How to Create a Home Decorating Plan in Five Steps

Need to design your home, but you have no idea where to start? Design is a process, and believe it or not, there is quite a bit of work to do before you even step foot in a home store or visit a furnishings website. So if you want your place to be the uber-chic envy of the neighborhood, check out these five tips on how to create a home decorating plan. Trust me, they’ll save you time, money, and make the whole process easy! I’ve also included a handy planning guide to help you stay organized during the process!

Interior Design Styles: Your Ultimate Guide

Interior Design Styles: Your Ultimate Guide

Interior design style- there are so many of them! What's a girl to choose? Well I've got you covered, I've broken down 24 of the most popular interior design styles (three styles within eight different style "personalities") to help nailing your signature interior design style a breeze! Once you've determined which style you like best, take note of some of its essential elements in this ultimate guide and get decorating!