Decorating with Leaning + Ladder Shelves

March 24, 2014


Within the past two months, I've purchased 4 leaning shelves (a.k.a. ladder shelves). Obsessed? No. Great for storage? Affordable? Open + Airy?  Yes. For the same reason, I've been loving leaning shelves as of late, I've got my clients hooked too and I'd like to share with you why leaning shelves work so well for any room in the home. Any style shelf gives height to the room. Most pieces of furniture (tables, sofa, chair, bed, etc) aren't higher than 30/36" off the floor, which often leaves pictures / artwork to be the only source of height in a room.  As much as it's important to … [Read more...]

Kitchen Revamp: Before + After

March 5, 2014


Oh My, where are the days going?  I swear, I wake up and 5 minutes later it is night time.  I can not keep ahead, but thankfully all is good - NO complaints, except for the bitter cold temps.  Some fun news to share...  I was in NYC for a quick trip late last week and met up with some blogger pals - Diane, Kelly, and Denise - for a Better Homes and Gardens event.  BHG, along with BrandSpark, invited some local bloggers to the Best New Product Awards, where we got to mingle with representatives of some big brands.  It was so fun to "get out" and meet others who are just as passionate as I.  … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Refresh {REVEAL}

February 26, 2014


The master bedroom refresh is finally complete. I've been sharing most, if not all, of the steps along the way and it's been an exciting journey.  I'm thrilled with the result and today I'm ready to share all the nooks + crannies of the room.  Ready? Let's go... Where it all began... The Creative Vision Board.  The idea + direction for the master bedroom refresh... The bedroom took on a new life with an inexpensive upgrade to the bed wall.  Before, all of the walls with the exception of the bed wall, were painted Berkshire Beige when we moved into the house.  The bed wall was … [Read more...]

Seven Series: Capiz Shell Chandeliers

February 19, 2014


Is it really Wednesday already?  With the kids off for winter break this week, the days have been flying by.  Plus I've been putting the final touches on the master bedroom and have started working on the kids room.  I even was busy over the weekend with a big build project (here is a picture peak). Before sharing another update on the rooms, I put together a collection of my favorite capiz shell chandeliers for another 7 series feature.  Last week I showcased my latest DIY creation and how I created a hanging fixture using a capiz shell fixture from World Market.  It gives the most … [Read more...]

The Dark Side: Choosing a Contrasting Paint Color

February 5, 2014


I've entered the dark side and I am thrilled about it. For me the cross over was easy because I love everything dark. Ok, where do I go with that now???  Well anyway, I'm not talking about the real dark side (even though my kids have seen me there once or twice + they love Star Wars), but instead I'm referring to the dark side of the color wheel.  On Monday, I shared my plan of attack for the bedroom and today I'm dishing on the details. For my master bedroom refresh, I wanted to achieve a stronger contrast between the headboard fabric and the wall color.  The headboard was … [Read more...]

Master Makeover Plan of Attack

February 3, 2014


Plan of Attack. Sounds Scary...  That's because it is. Once the new year hit, I knew I wanted to get my butt into gear with making the finally changes to the master bedroom.  Not major changes, but a good freshening up! For some reason, the master, is always the messiest, drop space filled with piles clothes - mostly clean, half folded, half not - paper, and just a whole lotta of stuff.  Basically everything a bedroom, a place of quiet, shouldn't be.  My attack was to finish it with a goal NOT to let it get to that point any more. I started a makeover on the master a few years ago, … [Read more...]

Gallery Wall Ideas to Transform Any Room

January 27, 2014


Is it really Monday again?  I'm so not ready.  I had a busy weekend tackling a minor room revamp... the master... again.  I'm FINALLY trying to finish it this time instead of going half way and stopping.  It's coming along nicely and I'll share more on that this week - promise.  The kids room is at a standstill, but I chose a color for the walls - that's progress {I guess}.  It's a fairly light hue {so not me}.  I'm not entirely convinced it's the right choice.  Here's a peak.  Thoughts? Anyway...  while the major work on the master is done, I'm starting to think about the walls.  I think a … [Read more...]

SAS on Style Spotters

January 10, 2014


Happy Friday! Another weekend is upon us.  What do you have planned?  Not much for us, but I have plans to focus on a few new Creative Vision Boards for some room re-dos that I have in the works for 2014.  Plus, I just picked up a small paint sample of the new Radiant Orchid color and plan on getting busy with that.  I have nothing specific planned yet, but my creative juices are starting to flow. I also want to give big thanks to the kind + thoughtful comments left about my latest easy colorful way to add color in the kitchen! xo In the meantime, I hopped on the computer this … [Read more...]

Cozy Adirondack Christmas Porch

December 12, 2013


Christmas is officially less than 2 weeks away.  It's crazy how the season is passing us by so quickly.  Are you ready? So I've got another surprise for you today...  Yes, another secret! I'm excited to share that I am a part of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tour hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. and am one of over 50+ amazing and inspirational bloggers who are opening their homes to give you a tour and show you around.  If you've been on the tour all week, you are probably in awe just as I am, and have just arrived from the home tour by Restoration House Interiors. … [Read more...]

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

December 9, 2013


It's that time of year again... and this time I'm not talking about the fast-approaching Christmas holiday. Instead I'm excited to chat about the recent big announcement of what color will set the trend for what's to come in fashion, decor, and print over the coming year.  Every December the highly-anticipated hue is debuted and it's amazing to watch and see how it will adapt and change the design world.  The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year was just announced late last week and the honor goes to "captivating, magical, enigmatic purple color" of Radiant Orchid. Can we say … [Read more...]