Design and Travel Posts

#diy, Color Design, Interior Design, Organizing

How to Create a Bedroom Mood Board

Having a beautiful and restful bedroom provides a wonderful start and finish to your day. Simply making your bed and putting away clothes is a quick and simple way to keep a bedroom looking nice. A peaceful retreat that serves your needs will be different than mine. Two of our must haves include an attractive… Continue reading How to Create a Bedroom Mood Board

#diy, Interior Design

6 Easy Tips for Wonderous Walls

Using Wallpaper, stencils, and paint are all effective ways to create a mood and a desired visual effect in a room. Today's wall treatments offer a wide variety of patterns, colors, and textures. So many choices!! In today's post, we will discuss the following factors for choosing wall treatment options: Style, Size, Tempo, Visual Effects,… Continue reading 6 Easy Tips for Wonderous Walls

Hiking, Travel, Vacation

Maple Loop Trail – North Cascades

Maple Loop was our favorite trail in North Cascades, Washington and I would definitely recommend that you explore it for yourself. It was a magical day, which included spotting some wildlife and stunning views. North Cascades This park offers lots to do and an opportunity to escape the crowds. You can certainly see plenty of… Continue reading Maple Loop Trail – North Cascades

Color, Personal Style

Personal Style Refresh

I recently updated my closet, which included donating and recycling a lot of my existing wardrobe. During this process, I realized that I had clothes that were not flattering, nor in my color palette. Just like most folks, my body type and wardrobe has changed dramatically over the years. In school, a mean girl once… Continue reading Personal Style Refresh

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

Something is Missing – Accessories!

A common question posed on social media Interior Design groups involves the finishing touches in home interior spaces. The group members have found the perfect paint color, sofa, table, and rug, but “something is missing.” Those missing elements are usually accessories. Accessories add personality, warmth, and that special touch that a well-designed room requires for… Continue reading Something is Missing – Accessories!

Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, New Home Build

Dream Kitchen Layout

Our kitchen is open to the dining and living areas, so we want it to look fantastic! Design Everyone dreams of a beautiful kitchen, but more importantly we all want our kitchens to function in a way that makes cooking and clean-up enjoyable and easy. My husband Jim and I have designed our Mountain Modern… Continue reading Dream Kitchen Layout

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

Mountain Modern Design Inspiration

I find websites like Pinterest and Houzz provide wonderful inspiration ideas for our Northwest Montana home. The two-story ceiling in the living and dining will make for a dramatic Swan Range mountain view. The fireplace and TV wall, as well as the window seat will make the living spaces cozy. Our design calls for a… Continue reading Mountain Modern Design Inspiration

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

One Step Closer to the Dream

We just had a local company open up our Swan Range views to the North Jim and I have been working hard on our Mountain Modern house design via SketchUp. While we're making real progress on the computer, I wanted to show you some actual progress we've made at the build site. As you can… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Dream

#diy, Home Office, Interior Design

Creative Office Spaces

Whether you have a dedicated home office or just want a small space for paying bills and being creative, you will want to consider several elements when creating your perfect spot. These elements are function, location, filing, storage, and decor. In today's post, I will help you set up your workspace and navigate through paperwork,… Continue reading Creative Office Spaces

#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

Furniture Layout, Interior Design

7 Tips for Perfect Furniture Layout

There are a few questions you will need to answer before you can create the perfect furniture layout for any room. Once you have the room's measurements, you will look at your space, including the walls, door openings, windows, and your focal point, e.g., fireplace to determine how to proceed. Asking the right questions before… Continue reading 7 Tips for Perfect Furniture Layout

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

#diy, Bathroom Design, Interior Design

What Lurks Beneath – Bad Remodel

The Ocean Dunes Fixer has been transformed into a Coastal Modern retreat, but there are still a few projects left to complete, including a new stair railing, fixing drywall cracks, and the primary bathroom. The primary bathroom had a update within the last 10 plus years, so the decision was made to save that bathroom… Continue reading What Lurks Beneath – Bad Remodel

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