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 [...]

New Kitchen Pendant Lights & Mudroom Light

By | 2017-07-17T10:32:03+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Kitchen & Bath Design, Lighting, Mudroom|

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! We've been relaxing at home, and working on projects...a typical weekend for us. :-) New Kitchen Pendant Lights If you remember back to my industrial farmhouse pendant lights post in June, I was considering a lot of different options to replace the builder-provided pendant lights in my kitchen.  Well, I finally decided on some new pendant lights, and we installed them yesterday! [...]

We Installed a Faux Wood Beam in the Kitchen!

By | 2017-07-14T11:21:12+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Dining Room, DIY Projects, Kitchen & Bath Design|

Drumroll, please...Today we installed a faux wood beam in our kitchen!  Yiiiipeeee! Isn't it pretty? I just love the character that an old looking beam adds to a home, and I had the perfect spot picked out in our home...right between our kitchen and our dining area. It would give the rooms just a tiny bit of separation, while adding some farmhouse charm to both spaces. We bought a 14 ft. [...]

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 [...]

Is Black the Next Big Kitchen Trend?

By | 2017-06-21T10:08:19+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Inspiration, Kitchen & Bath Design, Laundry Room, Paint|

White kitchens have been all the rage for several years now.  I put a white kitchen in our new house, and I love it! But, more and more I’m seeing lots of black popping up in kitchens, and it makes me wonder…its black the next big kitchen trend? […]

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Tour of Our Home – Day 2

By | 2016-10-26T13:09:56+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Bathroom, Family Room, Guest Bedroom, Inspiration, Kids Bedroom, Kitchen & Bath Design, Mudroom|

Hi there! Are you guys gearing up for Halloween? I still have some decorating to do around here, and I’ll show that in a later post. It’s been slow going with all of our landscaping happening, but our house will be ready for the big day. That reminds me that I promised to post a landscaping before/after, too. A few weeks ago I shared a partial tour of our new home [...]

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I’m Dreaming of a White Kitchen…

By | 2016-09-12T19:44:56+00:00 April 6th, 2014|Kitchen & Bath Design, Virtual Room Makeover|

When we bought our home several years ago, the kitchen had already been remodeled. It’s nice, but it’s just not really my style. To start, most of the cabinets are a dark maroon color, like the color of red wine…mmmm red wine. Not that there’s anything wrong with maroon cabinets, but for several years now I’ve been dying to paint them white! Since I love doing room makeovers in Photoshop, [...]

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Charisma Spotlight…Stephen Alexander Homes

By | 2016-09-12T19:40:28+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Built-Ins, Inspiration, Kitchen & Bath Design, Wainscoting|

I’m not sure exactly when I first discovered Stephen Alexander Homes, but they captured my attention right away. They have created some amazing home designs with custom built-ins, gorgeous kitchens and baths, and tons of beautiful wainscoting and trim work.  These pictures have definitely given me some ideas.  I would love to live in one of their homes!  […]

Bathroom Wall Shelves – Beach Theme

By | 2016-09-12T18:59:13+00:00 January 18th, 2014|Decorating, Kitchen & Bath Design|

I’ve been updating our hall bathroom with a subtle beach theme, and was looking for some kind of cabinet or shelves to put over the toilet. I found the perfect bathroom wall shelves (including towel holder) at the honeytreasures store on Etsy. I sent them a pictures of the shelves just after I installed them, and I’m so pleased they are using it on their site!  These shelves are great [...]

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