Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015!

Cheers to a happy & healthy 2015! So excited for the new year & all it's possibilities! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best Design of 2014

These were my most popular FB design projects of 2014-which did you like?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Best Parties of 2014

Here are my most popular parties of 2014-which was your favorite? 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

Enjoying the Christmas tree & fire while waiting for the boys to wake up! Merry Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Card display box

I love having our Christmas cards out for everyone to enjoy during the holidays. This year instead of adding the cards to our stair garland, I am displaying them in this weathered wood star box on our coffee table.  My boys love going through the cards & so do I.  How do you display your holiday cards?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Living room chairs

I am in love with my living room chairs!  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 days of Christmas gift exchange

For the past few years my girlfriends and I have a 12 days of Christmas gift exchange.  I had so much fun this year putting together these fun gifts for my sweet friend.

Below are all my surprise gifts from my friend! I can't wait to open my first one tomorrow! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Kissmas

Every year I like to do a little something for my girlfriends.  Last year it was personalized stationery from Designher Gals, the year before that,nail polish for their mistletoes, etc.  This year I made these cute lipgloss ornaments. 

I purchased a large plastic ornament, filled it with Babylips lip gloss & pom poms, tied a little ribbon on the top & added "Merry Kissmas" in glitter stickers.   For those of you who have a Silhouette, you could add Merry Kissmas in vinyl but sadly, I do not. This was my best alternative & I love the way it turned out! 

I made a more glamourous style for my Bunco girls & I will post that tomorrow! What gifts are you making for the holidays?

Linked to: Sunday Showcase & Made by you Monday 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas mantel

I'm changing things up this Christmas! I'm opting for a more simple display over my fireplace. I hung up this cute Santa that was in my front door wreath last year with a simple ho ho ho banner I made in less than 30 minutes with left over scrapbook paper. Cute & simple. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Family room cabinetry

I'm in love with my clients family room cabinetry! So excited to select fabric for window treatments this week! 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Guest Room Update

My guestroom is getting a much-needed update for the holidays! Fresh, new & pillows is what this room needs to help welcome our guests.  Are you working on any small home design projects for the holidays?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mercury glass ornaments

I love the look of vintage mercury class. I found these great ornaments a Pottery Barn which aren't actually antique but are still beautiful just the same. It adds a little sparkle to my front entry until of my fresh greenery comes them.

What's your favorite holiday decoration?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gingerbread house 2014

The boys decorated their gingerbread house last weekend with my mom.  They got a little help from my Aunt Susan & it get had a great time! I love this tradition & the boys look forward to it every year! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Crab Tree

 Since our boys were little, we've been collecting crab ornaments for our Christmas "Crab" tree (for those of you who don't know, our last name is Crabtree).  It is by far, my favorite tree! 

Gift certificates

Do you know that we offer gift certificates for our design services?  They make the perfect holiday gift! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Family room & kitchen

Adding some much-needed color and texture to clients family room and kitchen with these warm and cozy fabrics!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas pj's

I adore pj salvage pajamas! They're so comfy and cozy and have the cutest designs. I can't decide which of these cuties should be my Christmas pj's-I love them all!  Which is your fave? 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pilgrim Crackers & Place Cards

Found the CUTEST pilgrim crackers & place cards for thanksgiving from Meri Meri!  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Custom entertainment

Just got the drawings back from All Wood and I'm so excited for this piece to get done! It's gorgeous with antique mirror doors with an intricate overlay! it's going to be stunning! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Teenage boys headboard

I'm shopping for a teenage boys room redesign today. He's sporty, classic almost Ralph Lauren in his design style.  We are looking at rugby style bedding in Kelly green & navy.  Which is your favorite  headboard? 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Custom family room pillows

Yesterday we installed these cute custom pillows for our clients family room. I wanted to lighten and brighten the room as well as their dark sofa so I selected pillows of a fun pattern and background to add some fun and lightness to the space.  I tied in the brown from the sofa in the small stripe of the mitered pillows which brought the whole look together. I love how it turned out! What do you think?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baymax Pumpkin

My kids are so excited to see Big Hero 6 & they are absolutely crazy for Baymax. I surprised them with this cute Baymax pumpkin I painted!  They love it & he is sitting proudly on our mantle! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Perfect Pumpkin gift

I am meeting my girlfriend for a celebratory birthday lunch today. She loves all things pumpkin so I put together some pumpkin treats for her to enjoy.  I got her some yummy pumpkin body butter, a vanilla caramel pumpkin candle, pumpkin cupcake soap and some gummy pumpkins for a sweet treat. 

I wrapped it up in this darling pumpkin bag with a little card that said "happy birthday pumpkin"!  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Kate Spade inspired pumpkins

 Evere year I like to create a little pumpkin projects.  Last year I created fox pumpkins & this year I did something more graphic.  I adore Kate Spade & two of her signature looks are the black & white stripe & polka dots.  Who doesn't love a stripe & a polka dot?  They're classic, timeless & a perfect touch of whimsy. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Custom Entertainment center

Working on this gorgeous custom entertainment piece for clients family room with AWT. It is going to be amazing and I cannot wait to see it all completed!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Haunted Candy Houses

Every year my boys decorate candy houses for Halloween. This is their masterpiece this year! I'm not allowed to help decorate but I can "help" by cleaning up! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cookie Class

Tuesday I hosted a cookie decorating class by The Cookie Loft Girls. I absolutely adore their work & was so excited to learn their secret tricks if the trade! We decorated Halloween cookies so I thought it was only fitting to decorate a little early for Halloween. 

We had 14 participants & everyone had a great time! It was so much fun!  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Centerpiece

Last year I bought these cute spider papier-mâché candy containers from Pottery Barn kids. I use them to serve candy to all the kids in our neighborhood. I wanted to find another way to use them in my home till it was Halloween night. I bought a simple potted orange Kalanchoe & placed it in the spider container.  It is the cutest & easiest Halloween centerpiece I've ever done!  

Side tables

Shopping shopping shopping today looking for these beauties for family room! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Looking for the perfect shade of pink for clients vanity & bed pillows-which is your fave? 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Donut Pumkpins

How cute are these donut pumpkins from Studio DIY ?  Can't wait to make some this weekend! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Starbust chic

Working on a glamorous room redesign for my sophisticated 11-year-old client. We are flanking the bed with Starburst mirrors per her request. Which is your fave?

Mirrors via ZGallerie

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kitchen of The Year

Have you seen the House Beautiful kitchen of the year for 2014?  I'm in love with certain aspects of it-the dark cabinetry with wood countertops, the herringbone pattern on the backsplash &  subtle labeling on the kitchen shelves.  It is a very masculine kitchen, dark, rich and handsome.  However, I'm not in love with the lighting in the recessed ceiling. What do you think? 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Entertainment center

We are designing a custom entertainment center for my very glamourous client. We both love the mirrored doors & want to something similar on our piece.  Of course weneed a bigger base with deeper drawers & more storage but I think it's going to be gorgeous! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sparkle on

I'm in love with this drapery fabric for my clients glamorous girl's room makeover! The name of this fabric is sugarplum sparkle-could the name be anymore perfect?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Family room pillows

Brought over some cute pillows from Pottery Barn to freshen up clients family room-I love how changing out pillows can change the whole feel of a room! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just because

Just got home from basketball practice & saw these gorgeous flowers my sweet hubby sent!  Best. Surprise. Ever. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tile entry

I love the look of tile around entry doors. It adds some much needed color, pattern & texture to your entry. It's the perfect way to add warmth & character to welcome your guests. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fabric check

 Ran into my work room this afternoon to check on fabrics for a clients family room and kitchen. I love the way they all look together and cannot wait to see this project completed! What do you think of these pieces? 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Suzani love

I still love a suzani. We selected this gorgeous pattern for a clients warm & rustic family room. I can't wait to see them up! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bash Conference

Those of you know me, know that I am a interior designer by day & party girl at heart.  Michelle from Maddycakes Muse is hosting this amazing event & I can not wait!  Who's coming with me?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Parquet Wood Tiles

I am loving these parquet wood tiles from Tabarka Studio! I'd love the put them in my dining room or entry-absolutely gorgeous!  Parquet has come such a long way! 

(Image via Tabarka Studio)