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, 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

Interior Design

First Impressions – Entry Spaces

In today's post, I share how to create beautiful and functional entry spaces. In many homes, the entry space serves as a dumping ground for mail, coats, backpacks, shoes, and various misplaced household items that need to be put in their proper place. After reading this post, you will be able to create a welcoming… Continue reading First Impressions – Entry Spaces

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

Bathroom Design, Interior Design, renovation

Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal

The material choices for the Coastal Modern guest bathroom include beautiful Veronese Terrazzo tiles, which are paired with these gorgeous Habitat Cloud glossy tiles. The inspiration colors are white, blue, coral-blush, and warm wood tones. Details, Details, Details I am really pleased that Jess at Broedel Plumbing was able to get the guest bathroom fixtures… Continue reading Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal

Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, renovation

Coastal Modern Kitchen Reveal

This Coastal Modern kitchen was designed to look fabulous and function perfectly for this beach side townhouse. The clients, a married husband and wife with no children preferred a modern, minimalist look, which I warmed up with wood finishes, marble backsplash and unique decor. Cabinets The Italian Flat panel cabinetry in glossy, white reflect light,… Continue reading Coastal Modern Kitchen Reveal

Interior Design

Choices, Choices – Furniture Suitability and Proportion

When you walk into a well-designed room you immediately sense that everything in the room seems to "work." Every piece of furniture seems "just right." Successful design means that everything works together to please the eye. In other words, a room works when all the elements-furniture, accessories, fabrics, and colors-fit together harmoniously. The first step… Continue reading Choices, Choices – Furniture Suitability and Proportion

Architecture, Interior Design

Trend or Not to Trend

Trend If you have fallen in love with the latest trend, I recommend swapping out inexpensive items, like decor and accent pillows. For example, add pops of gold and green, as well as natural fibers to your spaces. Warm, calming spaces like the one pictured above are trending right now. Here are some others that… Continue reading Trend or Not to Trend

Interior Design

Make Yourself at Home

To make your spaces more interesting and inviting, follow these tips to add a designer's touch to your home. In this post, Allison shares tried and true strategies that will help you pull together your space, create beautiful still-life groupings, properly hang artwork and tricks for small or large spaces. Photo by Taryn Elliott on… Continue reading Make Yourself at Home

Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, renovation

Food & Fun

In today's post, Allison shares tasty tips for creating a dream kitchen. Take inspiration from the existing interior spaces. Also consider functional details, such as lighting, appliances, and proven kitchen guidelines from NKAB, the National Kitchen & Bath experts. Mood The Coastal Modern design continues in the kitchen, with sleek flat panel doors and a… Continue reading Food & Fun