Being outdoors is on the top of my “list of loves” in life. It makes me so happy to breath in the fresh air and take a pause from the four walls that envelope most of my day. Over the past few years this sentiment towards being outdoors has been shared by more and more people and because of this, indoor/outdoor living spaces in homes have been raising in popularity and manufactures of outdoor safe furnishings have kept up with the pace
Shannin Williams inspired me to get back to the basics by putting pen to paper to immerse myself into my designs on another level. Here are some of her tips for sharpening hand rendering skills that will help you too. Learn how to hand render like the pros!
One of my best friends is an expert in hunting down pre-loved finds and bringing new life to them, so I asked her to guest blog about the questions she asks herself before incorporating fabulous finds into her design.
Here are some fantastic artists I have been following recently that are giving me so much life! I have even had the joy to work with a few of them and the ones I haven't, keep an eye out for me using in future projects.
One of the trends I have been seeing a lot of lately on the renovation shows is doing open shelving for all of the uppers in a kitchen. Is this a good idea? Design is so fluid and everyone has an opinion about what is in and what is out, including myself.
Adding an accent wall can drastically elevate the design style in a space. Because it is just a single wall, it's the easiest way to direct focus, create depth, and even take an "outside of the box" risk. Check out my favorite five accent wall ideas you can do!
Animals play a huge role in interiors spaces. For hundreds of years, hides have been used inside the home from trophies on the wall to hides on chairs. They are perfect for adding natural texture, pattern, and a feisty spice to a room. My favorite way hides have been modernized for today's designs is in the rugs. Here is how you can utilize hide rugs in an updated way!
There is a real resurgence of downtown living. People are wanting the ease of walking out of their front door and having everything at their fingertips, which is one of the reason why we moved to Portland, Oregon. To celebrate this shift in lifestyle preferences, I wanted to revisit a project of mine from a few years back.
The weather is so beautiful this time of year and it has inspired me to get summer ready! Over the next few weeks I am going to share with you some of my favorite outdoor patio designs that you can get right now to spruce up your space. Today I am keeping it classic with my "Sumer in the Hamptons" inspired color pallet.
Hadid was coined as the 'Queen of Curve" from London's The Guardian newspaper and many of her buildings have her signature curvature style. She has a fantastic way of creating buildings that seem almost unreal to me. Many times on our world travels, Brad and I went out of our way just to get a glimpse of one of her creations.
Let's get real, picking the perfect paint is tough, especially when trying to pick the perfect white color for your trim. You would think white would be easy when in actuality it is probably the hardest of all colors to get right. The struggle is real! No worries, I am here to give you a list of white paint colors loved by the top designers in the biz.
In the designs I create, my goal is to always bring to life a feeling that reflects the client's personal style. To help me convey this feeling to clients, I make mood boards. I have found it to be the easiest way to visually show my clients how everything in the design is going to talk to one another.