Horse Shoe Way

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Today I have a short but sweet post to reveal the Master Bedroom at Horse Shoe Way. I had an amazing client to work with which made the project that much more fun!

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I knew I wanted my decorative painters talents put to use with the watercolor feature. I am not one for feature walls, but I will let it slide this one time! She did an amazing job (as always)!

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Check out the bed! I mean what a showstopper. I love the scale.

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Below are some before and afters. Enjoy!

XOXO,

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10 Best Tips to Style Your Home

Choosing the best pieces to style your home to create that final layer can be a timely task but one of the most important! Below are my 10 favorite tips that I use when styling a project!

1. Artwork:

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Artwork can be a very personal item that is selected for a home. One mistake that is often made is hanging artwork too high. My rule is to hang artwork at eye level or 57″ off of the ground.

2. Baskets:

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I love baskets. I often place large baskets throughout a home to store throws in and smaller ones to serve as an attractive “catch-all”.

3. Groupings

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Everyone has heard of the “Rule of Three”, which is a good rule to know, but I love to use groupings more then anything. Grouping are a great way to show off a collection of unique items. Pay attention to height and scale when grouping. Varying heights add interest.

4. Books:

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Books may be the best accessory of all. They add color, interest and height. You can stack vertically, horizontally, or place a vessel or candle on top for a layered look. Speaking of layering:

5. Layering:

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Layering is a trick that many designers use to create a curated look. Using different heights and colors of art, accessories and even pillows is a great way to achieve the layered look.

6. Rugs:

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Rugs can add texture, pattern and color to any space. When purchasing rugs for a seating area, try not to “float” the rug, purchase a rug large enough to cover at least the front legs of your furniture.

7. Necessities:

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We all have to live in our homes so when styling your home, remember to style the necessities as well! This included, soaps, lotions, produce, oils, spices and pet food dishes!

8. Flowers/Plants:

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I have had a blog posts on this topic and feel passionate about how much flowers or plants can transform a space. See How to Incorporate Flowers in Design and Plants in Design by Ashley Moyer .

 

9. Trays:

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Everything looks better in a tray! You can place a tray on your counters, ottomans, beds, tables and bars.

10. Pillows:

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Pillows can add color and texture to any piece of upholstery or bed. Use different shapes and don’t forget to karate chop those square pillows!

I hope you enjoyed my top 10 tips for accessorizing your home. If you are like many others out there and feel this still seems like a daunting task, give me a call and we can set up a consultation (near or far)!

XOXO,

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Cupid Approved Home Accessories

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I have rounded up 10 of my favorite accessories that can easily transition into the spring!

These pink agate coasters from Curated Kravet are perfect for Valentines Day. They bring in the color and beauty that symbolizes the Holiday.

I am obsessed with this container from Worlds Away. I imagine a low bunch of roses placed neatly inside!

We all know my love for Jana Bek’s products and this Ginger Jar is no different!

This tray from Global Views is a perfect size to place at your front entry to catch your keys or used as a bread basket on your kitchen counter.

A gold heart made out of feathers by Oliver Gal, need I say more!

I have featured these vases from Accent Decor on Instagram before, but I just cannot get enough of them. They are perfect in size for placing throughout your home.

A Love Crystal Kit from Good Chi. This kit is used to help bring love and compassion into your life plus crystals are so pretty to have around the house!

Forever flowers? Yes please! These porcelain flowers from Bungalow 5 will outlast any bouquet!

Caitlin Wilson has some amazing rugs and I think this is the perfect statement to welcome Valentines Day!

Last, but not least, is this fun vase from Accent Decor appropriately named Cupid Heart Stand.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of Valentines Day accessories that can get you through many seasons!

XOXO,

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A Fun Take on a Guest Bedroom

Today I am revealing a guest bedroom that I am head over heels for! The lucky guests who will be staying in this room will be surrounded by fun, pattern and color, a trio I love!

The bedroom inspiration came from this amazing blue and green chinoiserie fabric. It was such a great palette to play off of with shapes and color.

My client requested enough sleeping space for a family to stay in the space so we added this sofa sleeper with a pair of movable ottomans. This allows guests the option for a sitting area or sleeping quarters.

The addition of textures, amazing art of images from around the world, fun lighting, patterns and layers created a colorful yet comfortable retreat!

XOXO,

New and Old!

Today I am sharing with you an open concept town home that I recently designed. I always love working in my clients existing items and this one was definitely a mix! I was given the challenge to take items from their last home which had a formal aesthetic and incorporate pieces into a more casual, transitional space. I just love how it turned out!

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The open concept of the space does not offer a true foyer, rather an entry for guests. Here we wanted to set the tone for the rest of the space by designing a custom chest that offers a hint of the color scheme and what is yet to come!

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The next area you would walk into would be the family room. The goal here was to maximize seating without making the space feel cramped. I reupholstered the two existing swivel chairs to give them a more updated feel and added some fun patterns and colors to tie it all together!

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These dining chairs were a deep traditional wood finish and I had my friends at Methany Weir paint them to give them a more casual feel. We mixed these in with a new table, bench and an existing grandfather clock. In the kitchen behind the dining area you can see some chairs that I also had reupholstered to mix in the space.

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The mix of all of these finishes makes me so happy!

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Creating a space for family and friends to gather in the kitchen was very important. We stuck with white cabinetry to make the space feel larger and added an amazing modeled tile. The tile added so much character and depth to the space.

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The last area on the main floor of this home is master bedroom. The denim color of the headboard and bedding worked perfectly with the existing nightstands.

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Do you have pieces you would like to incorporate in your new space? Do not be afraid to mix, it adds character and makes your home feel personalized.

XOXO,

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3 Tips for Creating a Gallery Wall with Ashley Carpenter: Joyfully Growing

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley and I blog about home decor, DIY projects, and all my favorites over at Joyfully Growing Blog. I’m so happy to be sharing my top 3 tips on creating a gallery wall with you today! (Plus a free printable at the end of this post!) I’m honored that Ashleigh asked me to guest post on her blog – she is the real deal! Such a great friend and her style is one of my favorites.

Alright, let’s get into the tips!

  1. Choose your layout

This might seem a little obvious, but I have found that this can be the most challenging part of creating a gallery wall. I think a lot of people really over-think this step. So my tip here is to decide between one of two layout options: 1) surrounding a mid-line or 2) a contained space. I found this illustration from the book, Home Decor Cheat Sheets by Jessica Probus very helpful when coming up with my own layout.

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2. Mix It Up

Mixing up the size, colors, and textures of art in your gallery wall can really add interest to the space. Try choosing frames that go well together without having to be exactly the same. You can even choose art that isn’t framed at all, or that is a stand alone piece like canvases, clocks, and mirrors. The key here is to choose pieces of interest that are cohesive when grouped together.

3. Choose pieces that bring you joy

If your gallery does not bring you joy every time you see it, you’re missing the point. I believe that decorating your home should not only be fun, but it should reflect a piece of who you are. Gallery walls are the perfect way to showcase photographs of happy moments from the past, or pieces of art that give you inspiration. They are a simple way to put on display the things or people that you love. Most of all, your gallery wall is for you. It is something that you are going to see every time you walk by, and my hope is that it makes you smile when you do.

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I love taking a simple quote or saying and turning it into art by framing it! It is such a simple (and free!) way to decorate! I did just that with the 1 Corinthians printable above. Want to snag one for yourself? You can get your free download HERE!

If printables are your jam, I’d love to invite you to get instant access to my FREE Printables Library, available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers!

Thanks so much Ashleigh for letting me hang out with all of you today! You can find all of my decorating tips and favorite DIY projects over on my blog, stop by anytime and say hi! I’d love to “meet” you! Be sure to find me over on Instagram, my absolute favorite place to connect! 🙂

Kitchen and Bath Trends

This past January I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Orlando for KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. I love taking the time to go to these shows to see what the up and coming trends will be. I am beyond excited to start implementing some of the products I found at KBIS in my future projects.

Mixing finishes is something I have been a fan of for a very long time. For those of you who think everything has to be brushed nickel throughout your entire home, get ready to mix it up! I adore this kitchen from True that mixes flat black and copper.

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KBIS did not disappointment in the crayola department. Not only was there color everywhere, there was bold, fun and playful colors that literally make you smile just by looking at them. For those of you who know me, you know I am not one to shy away from color and I instantly fell in love with this tiffany blue hood from Vent-A- Hood.

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This may seem like I am contradicting everything I just said, but I was so excited to see white appliances. This matte white range from Bertazzoni is stunning and I can imagine it in so many different settings.

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LED lighting just keeps getting better! Take this vanity and sink from Kohler for example. This grabbed my attention immediately and I already have plans for this beauty. This collection also has a tub that lights up!

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Built In Refrigeration has been around for sometime, yet only a few manufacturers where able to give you the true built in look, until now. Take this refrigerator from Thermador for example, rather then leaving the refrigerator stainless or using a panel to match the cabinetry, they literally used art as the panels. When closed it is breathtaking. To top it off, you just need to tap the door for it to automatically open!

I hope you are inspired by the top trends from KBIS. Would you incorporate any of these into your home? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

XOXO,

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