Interior Design Trends for 2018

By | 2017-12-31T09:53:53+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Decorating, Inspiration, Kitchen & Bath Design, Paint, Trends|

Can you believe the year is coming to an end? To help get you ready for the new year, I've rounded up the hottest interior design trends that are predicted for 2018. Now, I'll be the first to tell you to choose designs and decor that you love, no matter what experts say is the latest trend. But, if you think your home could use a little "refreshing" in the [...]

2018 Paint Colors of the Year

By | 2017-12-23T13:29:29+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Inspiration, Paint|

The 2018 Paint Colors of the Year have been announced by leading paint manufacturers. These colors give us some insight into design trends for the upcoming year. Shall we take a look? Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore's color of the year for 2018 is Caliente (AF-290). I must say this one was a little bit of a surprise for me, but I really love this bold, beautiful red. This would make [...]

Best of the 2017 Parade of Homes – Day 2

By | 2017-08-10T21:15:25+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Inspiration, Parade of Homes|

Happy Friday everyone! It's Day 2 of my 'Best of the 2017 Parade of Homes' series! A place to find beautiful interior design eye candy and creative home ideas for your viewing and pinning pleasure! If you missed the Day 1 of the tour, check out the great ideas and inspiration here. For today, I've divided up the pics into categories, and there's a little bit of everything (except kitchens, [...]

Best of the 2017 Parade of Homes – Day 1

By | 2017-08-11T10:03:40+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Inspiration, Parade of Homes|

Hi everyone! This is one of my favorite times of the year because our local, annual Parade of Homes is going on! The Parade of Homes is where local builders, craftsmen, and interior designers showcase their creative talents and provide an opportunity for the community to tour a selection of custom and model homes. There are many different design styles, from modern to farmhouse, and I always get so many [...]

How to Add Craftsman Character to Your Modern-Day Home

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Built-Ins, Ceiling, Inspiration, Wainscoting|

We just spent the most wonderful vacation with our dear friends in the picture-perfect town of Wilmette, IL (a north shore Chicago suburb). Most of the homes in the area were built in the Arts & Crafts style of the 1920's, and the cobblestone streets are lined with enormous mature trees. When I looked at the houses in that incredible neighborhood, the first word that came to mind was “character.” [...]

July 2017 Project Plans

By | 2017-08-02T16:47:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|DIY Projects, Furniture, Inspiration, Kids Bedroom|

Hi there! I hope you all had a great Fourth of July!  At the start of each month I like to talk about my project plans for that month.  It helps keep me organized, and gives a little preview of what's to come. The bad thing is that sometimes I look back at the month before and see that there were a lot of things I had planned to do, [...]

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My Three Favorite Color Schemes for a Boy’s Bedroom

By | 2017-07-17T10:44:54+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Inspiration, Kids Bedroom|

Today, I’m sharing my three favorite color schemes for a boy’s bedroom. This is a follow on to my earlier post – My Three Favorite Color Schemes for a Girl’s Bedroom.  The reason that I love these particular color combinations so much is that they can be used for any age – from toddlers to teenagers.  For each color combination, I will show you several pictures to illustrate the range [...]

Make a Bold Statement By Painting Your Interior Doors

By | 2017-06-21T09:52:03+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Inspiration, Paint|

Hello!  The weather in Colorado has been so glorious the past few days!  All of this summer sunshine and the long days make me want to do lots and lots of projects!  It even inspired me and my hubby to clean the garage over the weekend – exhausting! But, now our workshop space is clean and ready for new creations – woohoo! Now, on to the post… The more I see them, the more I love [...]

Pendant Lights for an Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen

By | 2017-06-21T09:57:44+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Inspiration, Kitchen & Bath Design|

It’s Friday – yippee!!  We just got back from a week in California.  So much fun seeing our friends and family! It still feels like home there…sigh. So, I know I’m supposed to be working on my laundry room, but my brain is focused on kitchen pendant lights. What’s a girl to do? When we built our new house, we were not very excited about the lighting package options available to [...]

May 2017 Project Plans

By | 2017-06-21T10:06:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Inspiration, Laundry Room|

Can you guys believe it’s May already!?! I’ve got about four weeks of school left, and then I’m off for the summer…woohoo! School is kicking my butt, in terms of taking up all of my free time, so I’m ready for a break. And, that means I’ll have some time for some long overdue projects! For this month, however, I’ve only got a couple of things on my project plate. [...]

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