2.23.2015

Coral, Cream, and Gray: Gorgeous Master Bedroom


This mood board and plan has been one of my favorites so far. I loved the quiet color scheme, and it pulled me from my natural inclination toward blues. 

The shades of soft apricot, gray, cream, white and a pop of gilver metallic make this space fun, soft, and anything but boring. 

I use matelasses for my clients all.the.time. Its hard to beat a good white one that can be thrown in the wash and bleached if need be. And a folded duvet at the foot of a bed, filled with down, will always be welcoming. 


2.20.2015

A Soothing Master Bedroom in shades of Blue, Cream, and White


Big shocker, I know.
Another master bedroom with a mix of blues, creams, white and a touch of texture. 
:) 

This master bedroom plan allowed for the only pattern to be on the windows in the form of the blue and cream medallion print. It's one of my favorite fabrics and I have used it in about every color way available. 

A classic duvet with embroidered edges just calls for a monogram in the center, don't you think? 
And its hard to beat a natural linen for the bedskirt and a few euro shams. 
Soothing gray/green/blue on the walls, and voila! You've got a chic, classic, serene boudoir. 


2.18.2015

A Blue, Cream, and Chinois Master Bedroom



When planning master bedrooms, I seem to naturally gravitate toward blues and creams. This master bedroom mood board and plan was no exception: a chic Chinese pattern, Belgian linen, a classic buffalo check, and a blue and white damask. 
Soft, serene with a hint of chinois. 
Just my style. 
:) 


2.16.2015

Gallery Wall Install: Original Artwork


Gallery walls will always be chic to me. 
Especially when you have so much fabulous art to design one with!  

I was practically salivating at all of the fabulous pieces in this client's collection. Individually her paintings are all gorgeous, but displayed together, they really sing! 
Mixed media of watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints...she has so many pretty ones! 

I spent a day at this client's home arranging bookshelves, hanging art, moving furniture around...it was too fun! 

Here's what I did in the grasscloth-walled library over the fun leather chesterfield style sofa. 


Here's how it began...


And, how it ended. :)) 


Oh, and I took a cue from my girl Martha Stewart by arranging these books by spine color - I think it creates order and interest at the same time. Tucked between are tiny talismans, objets de art, and tribal figurines from traveling. 
A fun display indeed! 






2.09.2015

A Fun Living Room {Before and After!}


I recently fluffed this living room, and I am nutso over the soothing colors we used to freshen it up! 
The homeowners desired a more adult space with sophisticated furniture and accessories - it was time to say goodbye to the college pieces. 

I love the way the room came together, and hope you guys do too! 



It's amazing how symmetry can immediately make a space feel more complete and balanced. 


Lest we not forget the BEFORE: 


And more AFTER shots: 


Layered rugs, a classic barley twist coffee table, and a ever-great-looking 3 cushion sofa ground the space. A pair of chic roman shades, fabulous lamps and end tables, and the french barrel chairs complete the soft look. Throw pillows in blues, turquoise, gray and white pull from the rest of the house - you guys know I love my throw pillows! 




A gorgeous Renee Bouchon original painting accents a corner - love love love the pop of color here! 


A few more detail shots around the room: 







2.06.2015

Neutrals on Neutrals: Layering for a Master Suite


A master bedroom should be restful, calming, and relaxing. 
But less on color and more on texture should be no excuse for skimping on style. 
For this client, we are planning a neutral palette of taupe, chocolate brown, cream and white. 
An antique rug will ground the space underfoot, while a pair of classic mirrors over the nightstands will reflect the gourd lamps' light. Toss pillows on the bed and settee inspire comfort, and a monogrammed embroidered duvet will always be a classic. Balancing the soft edges are a rustic iron and wood chandelier with a trio of antlers. 



2.03.2015

MAJA Kitchen Reno: Before and After


If you guys have been following my Instagram feed (thanks to those that do!), then you saw a little peek into this gorgeous kitchen last week! 

I had a ball as the designer for this space, and loved working with these homeowners to achieve their goals for the breakfast area and the kitchen. We began with a small galley style kitchen. The homeowners desired more space and, most of all, an updated kitchen that brought them into 2015. 
Our design was collaborative, but they trusted me too...and I can confidently report that they're thrilled with the outcome! And as my job often does, we've now moved into bathroom renovations, furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and more. My kinda fun all the way around! 

Below you can see a bit of how the room basically quadrupled in size - everything to the left of that center beam was once an exterior side porch, charming but unused. We closed that in to add more square footage to the kitchen and configure enough space for the large center island, arguably the "center" of the house. 

Classic bell jar lanterns now hang over the island, taking a nod to the traditional style of the rest of the home. Brick pavers are always a good idea to me, and I love the contrasting patterns with the new flooring and existing style. 

Creamy white cabinets with traditional moldings now line the walls, along with gorgeous stainless steel appliances, a wavey pattern subway tile backsplash and a creamy taupe granite with flecks of black and brown. 

A fun afternoon was spent fluffing, hanging, and photographing the space so I could share it with you guys! 

Take a peek at the finished product below: 





And just for comparison's sake, here are the BEFORE images of the breakfast nook and the previous galley style kitchen: 
MAJOR transformation! 

BEFORE


AFTER


AFTER


BEFORE 



AFTER 


One of my favorite elements in the space (there are so many!) is the hammered copper sink! 
A stand-out piece for sure! 



A few detail shots around the kitchen...
Blue and White + pine = my faves! 





The sink is absolutely lovely, and I am thrilled that we agreed upon it. 






Close-ups of the tile, countertops, cabinetry, flooring, and more







And a few more shots to share: 







I am thankful to have these homeowners as clients, and super thankful that they trusted me with their gorgeous kitchen. 
Hope you guys enjoyed the mini-tour! 






1.29.2015

A Living Room Makeover: Texture, Color, and Pattern


You all may have seen a peek at this living room space over on my Instagram a few weeks ago. 
My friend Renee 'grammed it too, as I used one of her gorgeous paintings in the space as well. 
This living space was designed for a young couple in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. I love the way it shaped up, and I'll be blogging about it soon too. 
But for now, here's the fun mood board to get you excited for the big reveal! 


1.26.2015

How to Make a Statement in your Entry: My Monday Mood Board


Entry ways are so fun! They give you a chance to take risks in a smaller space, and to set a fun tone for the rest of one's home. This entry may be tiny, but with the punch it'll deliver with the adjoining rooms, one is left feeling happy and invigorated. A simple mini-pagoda lantern over a graphic rug are included in the entry space, with more graphic fabrics for the adjoining living and dining room. Add a touch of gold, a pair of abstract paintings, and a zebra hide - and BAM! It's all pulled together. 


1.23.2015

Have you tried: PINK BARRE???


Another recommendation this week to my readers: Pink Barre Lake Lanier

For those of you in Gainesville who haven't tried it yet, you are missing out! BIG TIME! 
I am totally addicted to the combo of yoga, ballet barre exercises, and Pilates; and am super pumped to have Pink Barre downtown Gainesville. 
Atlanta girls, there are several locations for you too! 

Since they opened last September, I was hooked immediately! The instructors are amazing and make class exciting. Don't get me wrong, its a tough workout but super fun too! 
You guys should for sure check it out! 
Make sure to "like" their Facebook page for updates and special classes offered.
https://www.facebook.com/PinkBarreLakeLanier

Head here to register for class and to see their locations:
http://www.pink-barre.com/




1.19.2015

My Recommendation: SERIAL



ok, so this does not have a bit to do with anything relevant to this blog, but it is something that I wanted to share with you guys. Have any of you been listening to the Serial Podcast online about Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee? It's a true story about a murder case in 1999 involving these two high school seniors, all narrated by the captivating Sarah Koenig. 

click here to listen: http://serialpodcast.org/

If you're in the car a lot, or listen to music while exercising, this would be great to tune in to! 

Let me know your thoughts if you do. One episode in, and you'll be hooked, promise! 

You can start here: http://serialpodcast.org/