Treeside Reveal Part 1

Hey guys, thought I would show you the most recent design project. I started this master bathroom last December and I am excited that my clients are now able to enjoy it!

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I have worked with this family in the past, completing their lower level and main floor, this time it was all about the master bath! I am thrilled with how the bathroom came together and I thought I would give you a tour today.

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A little bit about this project: The homeowners loved the blue we chose for their family room and wanted to achieve the same calming effect for this space. We wanted to maximize storage, create a larger shower, a private room for the toilet and a vanity area for makeup.

We started out by completely changing the layout. The shower was always an important detail to the homeowners. I laid out the space a few ways, landing on an option that not only increased the shower size, but also allowed for a better layout for the fixtures.

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I commissioned my glass guy to create large mirrors that look like they are almost floating with ambient lighting behind.

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The contractor was a saint. The amount of tile detail in this space could make any installer start seeing red, but he took it like a champ and showed pride in it! Even the smallest areas did not go unnoticed.

The vanity and linen closet are custom made from a local shop. The ability to custom make this allowed for more storage and a great design!

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So that’s part 1 of the Treeside project. I will share the bedroom transformation as soon as it wraps up. Stay tuned!

XOXO,

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How to Incorporate Flowers in Design

Today is National Floral Design Day which got me thinking of all the ways flowers can be incorporated into the design of spaces.

The first up is the obvious, actual floral arrangements. Placing flowers throughout your home can give new life to the space. Try using flowers in more places then just your dining table.

A bookcase or built-in is a great place to add flowers. The organic nature of the flowers contrast beautifully with all of the hard surfaces.

A tray placed on your bed, ottoman or cocktail table with a floral arrangement adds a soft touch.

Flowers can also be added through one of my favorite additions to a home…wallpaper!

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As well as in tile designs, cabinet hardware, lighting and…

Rugs!

Flowers are also great for adding dimension to a space which can be done through art and sculptures.

The ceramic flowers on these vases add great detail to the centerpieces that would otherwise fall flat.

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I hope you enjoyed some of these ideas, what are some of your favorite ways to incorporate flowers into your space?

XOXO,

Plants in Design by Ashley Moyer

I am so excited to introduce you to Ashley Moyer of Ashley Moyer Interior Design. Today she will be sharing the benefits of using plants in design!


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Many things go into the art of interior design. Finishes, furniture, fabrics, etc. but one thing that plays a key role in the finished product are plants. Whether it be a fern, a spider plant or even a fiddle-leaf fig, all of these natural pieces of art play many roles in how a room turns out in the end.

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Plants seem to work in so many places, simply because they come in many shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect plant for your space. In instances where a space has high ceilings, something tall like a mature fiddle-leaf fig helps to bring a better connection between the floor space and the ceiling. Situations where a wall seems lifeless, adding some shelves with a few small plants can create a whole new look while also adding color variation.

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Plants are also a great way to create a soft feeling around furniture with distinct lines and rough edges. By placing a very leafy, round plant at the end of a rather defined edge of a TV stand, it helps to soften that edge while also adding interest around the TV.

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With a space that has little to no view of the outdoors, plants help bring the wonderful aspect of nature, indoors. Simply adding a plant here and there makes a drab place feel more connected to the outdoors, creating a space that makes the inhabitant feel relaxed.

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Plants work in various situations and can completely change the look of your space by adding color, adding life, adding dimension while also not taking away from the original design of the space.


I hope you enjoyed Ashley’s post. I now need to up my plant game!

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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Garden Inspired Remodel

I am so excited to reveal this weeks home! I began this project last year for my client who is a Master Gardner. Below is a list of her requests from our first meeting:

  • Add more light
  • Add more storage and organization
  • Open the space up
  • Add a functional space for laundry, mud hall and gardening
  • More counter space
  • French inspired

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The first step in checking off  the list was to change the floor plan. By removing the wall between the kitchen and family room we were able to open up the space, add more storage/organization as well as more counter space.

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The first design decision that was made was the island. I found this old french drapers table at market a few years ago and I knew I wanted to replicate it. We needed the space to be usable, beautiful and to look old. By designing the island with cabinetry, we were able to house the dishwasher, sink, trash, drawers and even left some open space at the ends to showcase some of her beautiful jars and vases.

Lighting was key. This space before was dark and needed to let some light in! We added skylights, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, under cabinet lighting as well as some accent lighting inside certain cabinets. I also had Woodworks Design , the contractor and cabinet makers of this project, create some stunning finishes that felt old, yet light.

Organization was lacking from the old space so we made a spot for everything!.

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All of the windows overlook the beautiful gardens my client has created which meant inspiration was everywhere! Hand carved wooden bees were added to the cabinetry,

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I had a local blacksmith make an iron railing with hooks to hold the watering cans,

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and garden inspired tiles were made for the fireplace.

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Even the kitties fell in love with the new space!

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I hope you enjoyed this reveal and I look forward to sharing the next one!

XOXO,

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Photo Credit: Caitlin Antje