I have been making travel a huge priority in our lives recently. Partly to see new things but mostly to be inspired for future designs. I know we keep seeing all of these modern, open floor plan super clean looks. But honestly I am so in the mood for some traditional design, defined rooms and details. Check out these doors! I am so in … Read More Architecture, History and Fun!
Ok, I have to apologize again for my slacking on recent posts. It has been crazy on so many fronts. And to be truthful I want to get really real here. For those of you who just want to talk design this may be the blog post you just skip. For those of you who have picked up Artfully Curated ( available on Amazon!) … Read More Let’s Get Real!
I am so excited to be hosting the Spring Insider’s Tour this High Point Market! We are getting so close to the end of sign up I wanted to let everyone know some of the amazing places we will be stopping at. Our first stop will be at Kravet with some very special guests that I know you will want to meet! And of … Read More Are you joining for the Insider’s Tour?
Happy New Year everyone! Ok I know I am a little late but hey it’s still January! It has been a whirlwind the last half of this year with so much going on. Building has been booming so lots of new construction and remodels. But also lots of great new things like the High Point Market Insider’s Tour, Design Blogger’s Tour, the Tour of … Read More A Day in the Life in Pictures
So often recently we hear all about neutrals. And yes I love neutrals but they have a place, a whole home should not be neutrals from top to bottom. You can go with pops of color or go bold with some large pieces in color. The right amount of color mixed with neutrals gives the space a huge impact. It’s not something to be … Read More Let’s Talk Color!
Do you wonder where to start with area rugs? I absolutely love area rugs and here is why, they are the starting point for many great designs. And yes they should be the largest item in the room. We do not want to have a coaster for the cocktail table we want a grounding point that will encompass the room. Area rugs are not … Read More Design Undefined – Area Rugs
We are so happy to announce that today was the first short segment of Design Undefined. The is a TV series we are doing with ABC’s Morning Blend Tampa Bay. It is airing every Monday and Tuesday at 10am. If you are in Florida and on the West coast you can watch it at 10am. Not in Florida we will be posting the segments … Read More Design Undefined
Wallpaper has grown and changed over the years. The materials used are different, textures are gallore and they are like pieces of art. So I thought I would show you some of my favorites. Wallpaper can be scary because there has been so much bad press about installation and removal. But here is the thing, what you can do with wallpaper you simply can’t … Read More Wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper
In January there is such a huge push for the new year new you, but by the time we get to February there is a tendency to have fallen behind in all the things that you were going to do. So let’s look at updating your home in small bits, little things that will make a huge impact. One of those areas is lighting. … Read More Lighting – Is it Time to Update?
So for many years now the trend has been open concept. This is the floor plan where there are very few walls though the interior main rooms of a home. There aren’t any walls blocking the kitchen from the great room and the main areas used by the occupants. In this floor plan the living room went goodbye. The living room became the unused … Read More Living Rooms
There are many times that I am asked what piece must every room have. And yes there was a time in which it was true in design that there were specific layouts and pieces that were required in rooms to complete a style or design. Today, I don’t feel that this is really true. There are some guidelines that I tend to go by … Read More The Right Piece
One of the areas that I am asked questions on regularly is on window treatments. There are so many companies that claim to do window treatments, everything from the big box stores to the handyman but there are very few who really know and understand the use of the right window treatments. So I thought I would spend a little time on one type … Read More Roman Shades – Function and Design