Decorating and design are not for the inside only! As I have mentioned many times, your curb appeal and your backyard are as important to the enjoyment of your environment as is the inside! Use colorful pots, flowers and patio furniture. This is a great place to use the colors that you love but scare you a little! Be adventurous and creative. It truly is an extension of your living space. Enjoy the outdoors!
I love the simplicity of this look. It's clean and crisp but still has some texture and interest. It is not always easy to pull off a look like this. What is too much and when is it too little. We ask the opinion of others and we worry. Then we add to or take away from and then we panic and go back to the original arrangement. So here is the answer RELAX. Enjoy your space, it is after all YOUR SPACE and those you share a dwelling with. Those are the only opinions that truly matter. So experiment, go out on a limb. As someone once said "that is where the fruit is"!
I LOVE this picture! Why you might ask. Because of the individuality of each home. They aren't all the same. They went for it! They said this is who we are and we are not afraid to tell the world! Are you afraid to be you? We can show our individuality in a tasteful manner and be true to ourselves and our style. Now this might be a little much for you. If so start with the landscape or the front door. You might even consider the patio or deck. Let your environment speak to you and about you. As I have said before your home should and does tell your story. Is it telling the your story your want?
Are you feeling uninspired? You want to make your home feel more spring-like but you don't know where to start? Lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Nature is the queen of inspiration! Pay close attention to the cloud formations, the shades of green in the foliage you stride past. What color combinations in gardens or color palettes on homes draw you in? When you look, really look at what is around you every day you can't help but be inspired! And you've had a little exercise in the process. Win-Win!!
Have you ever spent the night in your guest room? Is it what you thought it would be? We should do our guests a favor and sleep there a night or two. Do you need new pillows? Is it warm/cool enough? Is there a spot for them to place their suitcase, shoes etc.? (Is the closet full of boxes from your move 7 months ago?) Perhaps a little TOO personal!
Think about the items you love to find when you stay at a hotel.Shampoo, body soap, fresh towels and sometimes bottled water. Consider a tray with bottled water, a small snack, a pen, note paper, the internet password and fresh flowers. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Finding just the right side table is huge! Well not necessarily the side table but the acquisition of said side table. It seems they are too high or too low. I need round and I can only find square. Right size, wrong color. Every place to sit needs some sort of side or accent table. We need a place for the remote, phone, a book and or a glass. Take it from me people when you find it, GET IT!
I LOVE stripes and contrast. There is just something crisp and clean about this look. And you can't go wrong with a bowl of fruit and fresh flowers! Not to mention I could get a lot of reading and resting in that comfy chair. What do you think of this space?
I offer custom E-Designs to my clients and they are just that, custom. So what is a prE-Design™? It is a design that I have created that is not custom to you but is adaptable to any space. The price difference is the key with this design.
You want to style your home office and you don't know where to start. You see the board above and you like the elements but black and white is not your color jam. Substitute it for a navy and white or yellow and gray whatever you like. You see this gives you the plan, the map if you will and you can adapt it to your color preference. When you opt for the prE-Design™ you save $176!
If you are interested, just go to the SHOP page. Purchase the prE-Design™ and then CONTACT me with the room that you desire and an email where to send it. You should have it in you inbox within 2 business days, usually sooner. And that is it! You are on your way to a beautiful space hassle free!
It can be a bit difficult to style small spaces. Especially if you are purchasing new furniture. There you are standing in the GIGANTIC showroom/warehouse and the concept of size and space goes right out the window. "This table looks perfect!" you say. That is until you get it home and it is half again the size of the space. Take measurements of your room as well as a picture on your phone. This will help greatly when you are purchasing furniture.
Now you may be saying, "a duh!!" Well, yes, however you would be surprised how many folks don't think about that. Sometimes because they just happened to be out and decided to stop. Know your numbers, people!