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!

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.

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was nothing more exciting for me than getting my first apartment with my husband until I saw it- dark brown carpet, outdated oak cabinetry, bare white walls.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!