Decorating & Design

Hello friends!  As you know, we have recently renovated a 1960’s brick home.  It took us 10 months from start to finish.  There were many items that we incorporated into our home to make it a smart home with the lighting, thermostats, smart locks, etc.  One item that didn’t cross my radar was to incorporate smart blinds.  In the design process, having many windows was a must.  I did not want a dark home, so floor to ceiling windows were incorporated throughout our home.  One thing I did not consider is that with the height of the windows, pulling blinds up

I recently read a great article about curb appeal and the value it brings to your home. And, when we were building our home, I knew that our garage door was going to be a main focus of the home. It was important for it to have a great aesthetic so that it complemented our home. I spent hours online searching for a style that I felt was classic and timeless. All of my searches brought me back to Clopay doors. It arrived, was installed, we had it painted it to match the front door and it added so much

Morning friends. Sorry for the couple days off, I'm back to it! Let's get started, shall we? This stairway is modern, chic and the walnut is beautiful! Photo by Highmark Builders - More home design photos   This is quite possibly my dream backyard. Photo by SDG Architecture, Inc. - Look for transitional exterior home design inspiration   I love this shade of gray in this kitchen against the beautiful floors. Photo by KW Builders, Inc - Search beach style kitchen pictures   I think this is such a neat way to create an outdoor space with privacy. It's so unique compared to your typical pergola. Photo by Sommarnöjen - Browse

Choosing paint colors isn't always easy. It is even harder when you have to choose an exterior paint color. First, it's a huge under taking and second it can be very costly. I've put together color palettes that I like for exterior homes based on homes I've seen around town. I hope you found some inspiration for your homes. Happy painting!

Happy Tuesday friends! Hope your Monday was wonderful and that your Tuesday is off to a good start. This week on my top 10 are some beautiful spaces, furniture pieces and you may notice my emerald green obsession. The perfect little beach home. Photo by Butler Armsden Architects - Discover beach style exterior home design ideas The details of this open floor plan are lovely. Photo by Builders Association of the Twin Cities - Search transitional kitchen pictures A beautiful and spacious shower. Photo by Jim Deen/Kitchen Kraft - More traditional bathroom photos What a closet! Photo by Marks & Frantz Interior Design

This bedroom is so serene. It's not over thought, it's easy to redo and it has a clean, fresh and a relaxing vibe. I think it's important after a long day to come to a space that makes you feel happy. A place that allows you to decompress and check out. I think this space with it's simplicity does just that. I do like all of the white and how the blanket and the chair add a little texture. The brass hardware adds a little warmth. Re-create this space with these look for less for items.

I love seeing homes and being inspired by them. I like to see how others style their homes, how they use their homes and I like to see how the homes makes you feel. This home tour of this beautiful beach home on Shelter Island makes me feel calm and happy. It has lovely details, not over the top, but simple. It feels like a wonderful place that once you're here you don't want to leave. And, who would want to with views like this from your backyard? This home exudes charm and I'm

I recently posted a kitchen and one of the main questions was about the bar stools in the photo. So, I thought putting together a quick round up of some of my favorite brass bar stools would make for a good post. Here are some inspiration photos. Photo by Coddington Design - Discover transitional kitchen design ideas Photo by Fresh Photo House - Look for contemporary kitchen pictures Photo by Roost Interiors - Browse transitional kitchen ideas Photo by Black Lacquer Design - Search contemporary kitchen design ideas Photo by Design Manifest - More transitional kitchen ideas Photo by John Kraemer & Sons - More

Happy Tuesday everyone! Talking about my top 10 for the week, here we go! This home is just simply lovely. Photo by Court Atkins Group - Browse farmhouse exterior home ideas Talk about coastal living. These built-ins are fabulous and the styling is lovely! Photo by Court Atkins Group - More beach style home office ideas This kitchen is beautiful, it's chic and I feel that the wooden windows give it some warmth. Photo by Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc. - Discover transitional kitchen design ideas This master bedroom has so much texture and you are drawn to so many details around the room. Photo by Black +

This modern farmhouse in Utah drew me in from the moment I laid eyes on the front door. I didn't realize the grand scale of this home until I began scrolling through the photos. It is so unique and they didn't skimp on any details. Each room has woodworks, molding, fabulous lighting and some kind of beautiful detail. The portico, the colors, the door, the outdoor lighting, the metal roof and the landscaping is beautiful. Photo by Jackson and LeRoy - Browse farmhouse exterior home ideas This property is grand and amazing. Photo by Jackson and LeRoy - Look