How to Create a Super Comfortable Living Room

The design of your living room can either encourage or inhibit relaxation. When a room is crowded, it causes sensory overload. Studies show minimal furniture and decor feels more relaxing because it gives our eyes the open space they need to rest.Our living room is on...

Our Refreshing Coastal Kitchen Renovation

Our coastal kitchen renovation is complete and I couldn’t be happier. Our tired traditional kitchen has morphed into coastal cool and we love the results.The project began with Pinterest searches for kitchen inspiration. Trying to jive new materials with our existing...

Tell Your Story with a Creative Gallery Wall

Gallery walls chock full of personal photos make me happy. Hanging a collection of family photos, kids' art, or pages from a favorite book injects unique personality into a space. It tells your life story in a creative way. My favorite space to install a gallery wall...

Kitchen Design Inspiration in 2022

The latest kitchen design trends prove how our priorities have shifted. The focus is on creating spaces that are less fussy and more easygoing. Vintage elements oozing of character and nostalgia are everywhere. Sustainability and repurposing are very much a part of...

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

Natural fiber rugs provide a warm, earthy texture that lend a relaxed and easy vibe. They're eco-friendly and their durability makes them a practical choice, too. The most popular types of natural fiber rugs are  seagrass, sisal and jute. I’ve owned all three and...

5 Tips to Balance the Energy of Your Home

The word Feng means wind and Shui means water. Wind and water are holistically associated with good health. Feng Shui came to mean good fortune.Balancing good fortune within your home can be a comprehensive process. But, we're not digging that deep today. We're going...

How to Create a Peaceful Home

Creating a peaceful home requires an innovative imagination and simple daily upkeep. I tidy and clean a few minutes every day. I take notice of the energy within each room. If there is a negative shift, I find ways to course correct. That often means tweaking decor...

Organization Inspiration for High Traffic Areas

There are so many moving parts to life. It’s easy to become disorganized in the hustle. If you dislike organizing, but crave an organized home, this organization inspiration is for you.I’ve had an unnatural knack for organizing since I was a kid. If I’m being honest,...

Relaxed and Casual Dining Room Inspiration

Do you have a formal dining room? If so, how often do you use it? Most formal dining rooms gather dust 363 days a year. Trends show builders are omitting dining rooms altogether. Coordinating dining spaces within great rooms is the way to go. But, if you already have...

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

You know the relaxed feeling that washes over you when you check into a fresh hotel? The surfaces are free of clutter and there are logical spaces to put things. There are tips to living clutter-free that will help you create the same fresh hotel vibe within your own...

Home Office and Kids’ Workspace Inspiration

Your home office should be comfortable enough to spend all day in. It should also be minimal enough to keep you focused. And it should be interesting enough to get your creative juices flowing. If you're unsure where to start, I'm sharing five tips to inspire your...

DESIGN

Your home should be an escape hatch from the world’s frenetic fray. You deserve a calming space to dial down and get away. The goal is to create an environment where function and aesthetics meet—a space that enriches your daily life, expresses who you are, and shares the many unique chapters of your story.

“Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show, but to nourish one’s well-being.”

—Albert Hadley