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Gift Wrap Inspiration: DIY Paper Gift Bags Using Wrapping Paper

If you know me, you know that I’d rather make my own gift bags versus buy them at the store.  Handcrafted gift bags are easier to make than you might think and you probably already have the supplies on hand. For my latest gift wrap project, I made some spring inspired gift bags using wrapping paper, ribbon and craft bags from Paper…

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Favorites Of The Week: DIY Transformations

I am sooooooo happy that it’s the weekend.  It’s been an extra busy week running from one appointment to another, working on design projects and battling a sore throat. I am prone to coming down with a cold whenever there are fluctuations in the weather like we’ve been having.  #ugh!  I doing some shopping with a client tomorrow and then…

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The India Hicks Collection {Island Style}

I have long admired India Hicks,  model, style maven and lifestyle designer. India first came on my radar with her first book entitled Island Life: Inspirational Interiors which she wrote with her father David Hicks, the famed English interior decorator and designer. Since that time India has developed a lifestyle brand that has included home decor, bath & body products, accessories and jewelry.  After years of developing products in partnership…

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SIX Favorite Blue & White Lamps {all under $100}

  I’ve been shopping for budget friendly blue and white lamps for a client and haven’t had in luck in the stores in my area.  HomeGoods has some beautiful Ralph Lauren lamps but the $199 price point is not in the budget for my client.  Since I couldn’t find any lamp options off the shelf, I did some shopping online….

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Design Chat: Accessorizing Bookshelves and adding the finishing touches

I received an email from one of my blog reader, Megan who was looking for help with the wall decor and accessorizing the built-in bookshelves in her family room. The bookshelves and the walls have been empty for 3 years and Megan doesn’t know where to start with a decorating plan. She is also struggling with the sofa, which she’s not a fan…

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Favorites Of The Week {a little of this and a little of that}

Happy weekend friends! I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for spring to get here.  When I was driving home the other day I noticed that the The weather in my neck of the woods as been all over the place.  One day it’s 40 degrees and the next day it’s 70.  I need mother nature to settle down…

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape In My Favorite Colors

This year Valentine’s Day was going to be super low-key because my hubby was scheduled to have dental surgery that morning.  Luck was on our side and his dental work was pushed up to this week so now we can plan something a little more special.  We thought about going out to dinner but have decided to stay in, relax and…

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DIY Inspiration: Project Footstools {the Inspiration}

A several weeks ago I came across this pair of round footstools at one of my favorite flea markets and snapped them up.  Despite the fabric being hideous the bones of the ottomans were in good shape and I knew they would make for a great DIY transformation. Plus I couldn’t pass up the $11 price tag.  #thriftscore My initial vision is to recover the…

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