Clutter-Free – A Handy Guide for Donating Hodgepodge

If you're overwhelmed by clutter in your home, it's time to take control. By following this handy guide, you can let go of stuff, donate to charitable and recycling organizations, and maintain a clutter-free home for good.Studies show fifty-percent of Americans are...

Organization Inspiration for a Tidier Home

A tidy home can bring a sense of calm and order to our lives, but sometimes it can be a challenge to stay organized. If you're struggling to keep your home in order, this organization inspiration is for you.When I was a child, I watched my grandmother search all day...

How to Refresh Your Home with Sage and Palo Santo

Sage and Palo Santo have been used for centuries to purify and cleanse homes. If you find the energy of your space feels stagnant or unbalanced, it might be time to refresh your home with some sage and Palo Santo. I'll walk you through the simple process of smudging...

Our Coastal Kitchen Renovation Step by Step

We weren't jazzed about throwing five figures into our coastal kitchen renovation. But, I convinced my partner that renovating the kitchen might very well improve my cooking. So, we rolled up our sleeves, shook hands and dug in. This kitchen renovation included...

Feel-Good Living Room Design in 5 Simple Steps

Gone are the days of formal living rooms. And to that I say, good riddance! Bye uptight furniture. Adios pretentious decor. Hello comfy, cozy and practical living room design. Casual living is here to stay and it feels oh so good.There are countless sources of living...

5 Tips to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

One of my favorite home decor projects is our gallery wall. Lucky for me, my grandma preserved a ton of old family photos. I love scanning our generational "wall of fame" with my boys. We talk about what kind of people their ancestors were and what their lives must...

Kitchen Design Inspiration to Transform Your Home

The latest kitchen design trends prove how our priorities have shifted. Current kitchen design inspiration focuses on creating spaces that are less fussy and more easygoing. Repurposed vintage elements oozing of character and sustainability are everywhere.When it...

DIY Candle Kits Anyone Can Make

Few things soothe our senses like the calming glow and unique aroma of candles. I have candles in every room of our home. I light them when I feel overstimulated and need to channel calm. If candles are a part of your soothing ritual, you're going to love DIY candle...

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

Natural fiber rugs provide an earthy texture that lends a relaxed and easy vibe to your space. 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...

8 Feng Shui Tips for a Fresh and Tranquil Home

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that involves arranging your environment in a way that promotes harmony and balance. By making small adjustments to the placement of objects in your home, you can improve the flow of energy, or "chi," and create a space that is...

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...

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.

Elemental home design is my motif of choice. Elemental means natural. It involves designing with wood, stone and other materials found in nature. These natural details create a sense of calm and tranquility within your home.

Color is a key element in elemental home design. Color impacts the tone and atmosphere of any space. Choosing calming and soothing colors creates a more relaxing environment.

Another important aspect of elemental home design is the use of natural light. Proper lighting enhances the feel of a space and helps create a sense of balance.

Natural textures add warmth and depth to a space. Using a thoughtful blend of textures, from smooth and polished to rough and natural, adds dimension and visual interest.

Elemental home design is about creating a space that’s reflective of nature. By considering the elements of natural colors, woven textures and innate lighting, you can create a beautiful and inviting home — au naturel.

“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