Affordable, Travel, Vacation

Travel Deals – Eight Ways to Save

Maybe you're on a tight budget, love a bargain or simply want to take several trips a year, whatever the reason, today's post provides money saving ideas for your next vacation. My hubby, Jim and I are pretty good at saving money and living below our means. We live a simple life and most of… Continue reading Travel Deals – Eight Ways to Save

#diy, Affordable, Interior Design

9 Tips for WOW! Interior Spaces

I have always had a eye for design. It took training and practice to learn and implement functional, beautiful interior design into our home. In today's post, I share nine design fundamentals created by Kelley Carter, which will help you create interior spaces that feel finished, welcoming and uniquely you! Follow these tips to ensure… Continue reading 9 Tips for WOW! Interior Spaces

#diy, Affordable, Interior Design, Personal Style

Personal Gallery Wall

Our Coastal Modern home renovations are almost done, so we had time to choose photos, design and install a gallery wall in our dining room. My husband, Jim and I are lucky to live near the beach in South Florida, so when we take vacations, we prefer to visit the mountains. Over the past 20… Continue reading Personal Gallery Wall

#diy, Affordable, Interior Design

7 Critical Interior Design Elements

In today's post, I share seven essential elements of interior design, which together create the mood and functionality of a space. The seven design elements are Space, Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Pattern, and Light. Together, they make up the style and feel of a room. There is a lot of room for interpretation and expression… Continue reading 7 Critical Interior Design Elements

Affordable, Interior Design

Lessons Learned – Design Mistakes

Have you ever found the perfect piece and then brought it home, only to realize it is not the right size or color? It happens to the best of us. It is disappointing and frustrating to have to bring it back to the store and stand in line to return it. It can also shake… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Design Mistakes

Affordable, Color Design, Interior Design

Color Magic

Color is a great way to establish the mood of a room - bright or dark, joyful or solemn, dramatic or casual, edgy or serene. You can use color to fool the eye, making small rooms seem more spacious, and large rooms seem more intimate. Please note that adding a wonderful, exciting color scheme does… Continue reading Color Magic

Affordable, Organizing, renovation

Storage, Glorious Storage!

I have not had a garage for the vast majority of my adult life, so out of necessity, I have become creative with storage solutions. The best piece of advice I can give you is to reduce the amount of stuff you own. Simply put, just keep the stuff that you actually use. You might… Continue reading Storage, Glorious Storage!

Affordable, Interior Design, Organizing

Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

You are simply fabulous, so shouldn't your wardrobe reflect that fact? One of my favorite authors, Shira Gill (Minimalista) says it best, "Once you curate your closet to reflect who you are and where you want to go, you'll show up in the world as a more present, intentional, and confident version of yourself. No… Continue reading Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

Affordable, Interior Design, renovation

Finishing Touches

There are a lot of special touches in the Coastal Modern remodel, including a new front door, a fireplace update, artwork, and lots of plants. Entry The damaged front door was replaced with a fiberglass, hurricane rated door. The door hardware was also replaced with a medium-priced option from the Home Depot. Finally, I provided… Continue reading Finishing Touches

Affordable, Architecture, Color Design, Interior Design, renovation

Develop Your Design Eye

In this post, I share three guidelines that professional Interior Designers use to create beautiful spaces. You will learn how function gets you started, then move on to creating the right mood, and finally how to create beautiful spaces that are harmonious. If you have found lots of inspiration in Interior Design Magazines and websites,… Continue reading Develop Your Design Eye