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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!