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Design Idea: Contrasting King & Queen Dining Chairs

Years ago when we bought our first house in Seattle, I wanted a cohesive and consistent look with my decor.  I hadn’t really defined my design style and fell into the trap of buying an entire room grouping from a local furniture store.  I thought the furniture group would give me the consistency I was looking for and I could…

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Stylish Summer Bags For Every Budget

Hi friends.  I skipped out on you last week because I needed to devote every waking minute to design work.  I’ve gotten over the hump and I back today with a post to usher in summer. Now that summer is here I’m looking forward to wearing summer dresses and switching my leather handbag for a more casual style.  My collection…

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Favorites Of The Week Vol. 58–Inspiration

  Happy Saturday friends!  I hope your week was good.  I had a crazy week which actually felt more like a month.  I’m hoping to enjoy a little downtime with weekend, do a little purging around the house and binge watch the new season of Orange Is The New Black.  Enjoy this weeks favorites from around the web and have…

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Design Chat: Sectional Styling & A Family Room Refresh

    I continue to get emails from people who have read my blog post or found my pin How To Style A Sectional Sofa. I wrote the original blog in 2014 and there are over 25,000 re-pins on Pinterest.  And when I wrote the post, I didn’t realize so many people are challenged with decorating around a sectional sofa. My…

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Fabulous Summer Fashion Finds { all under $50}

  I have a couple of trips planned in the coming months and needed a few new pieces of summer clothing.  I don’t like to spend a lot of money on summer clothing and try to get the most bang for my buck.  Good thing there are lots of great shopping options both in-store and online.  Rather than hit the…

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift and DIY Leather Gift Tags

Father’s Day is this Sunday and in case you’re still looking for that special gift,  I wanted to share a bit more about one of the products featured in my Father’s Day Gift Guide. And I’ve got some gift wrap inspiration to share with you today too! Shopping for dad (and men in general) can be tough. Unique men’s gifts…

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Design Profile: Sarah Bartholomew Design

The list of interior designers that I admire is a long one.  It includes nationally recognized designers as well as designers just starting out and making a name for themselves. One of the designers that I admire greatly is Sarah Bartholomew.  Sarah launched her design business in 2010 and her work has appeared in publications like House Beautiful and Southern Living. With a design aesthetic…

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2017 FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE {inspired by my dad}

Happy Monday friends.  Did you have a great weekend?  We had a whirlwind weekend that started with a trip to Alabama for a wedding.  About 30 minutes from our destination we realized we had left the garment bag that contained my husbands suit and my dress for the wedding at home.  After a moment of panic we forged ahead and made…

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