One Room Challenge // Reveal!
I'm so excited to share the reveal of my #OneRoom Challenge space today! I have to admit that I was a little overly ambitious with my goals for this space, but half way through I decided to focus on just ONE area of my studio instead of trying to transform the entire space.
One Room Challenge // Week 4
Breaking news y’all!
We have been given an extension on the One Room Challenge so now instead of six weeks, we have seven to complete our rooms. With all of the unforeseen natural disasters we have had her in the states, it was apparent that the timing of the start of the challenge was very inconvenient for a lot of participants. I’m so glad that we have a little bit more time! Keep reading to see how I applied fabric to my walls to dramatically update my space...
One Room Challenge // Week 3
When I decided to do this challenge, I wanted to do it to force myself to finish the year strong and finally make my place look like a designer lives here. What I did NOT account for is having one of the busiest months of the year at work & being at High Point Market for 3 days...
One Room Challenge // Week 1
I’m using this challenge to push myself to finally design and implement a space that reflects my style, on a budget, and using what I have. Last year, my dad gifted me this comfy striped sofa that he found for $30! (I get my thrift store skills from him.) It's the perfect scale for my space, and super comfy, so I don't want to let it go! I thought about reupholstering it for this challenge, but then I thought it would be awesome to use it as a base for a fun mix of patterns.
Style: Fall Leather Looks
Hi! I'm Niki, and I'm addicted to thrifting leather. I confess, ever since I found this jacket years ago, I never bought a new leather piece of clothing again. I have a couple leather jackets & skirts that I purchased at second hand stores that have lasted for years. They are my favorite part of fall!
It is officially the last week of summer and I don't know about you but I'm super excited about it. I love summer but nothing beats the coziness of fall in North Carolina. Here are six things I want to share this week! An awesome Raleigh tile resource, African art celebration at NC Art Museum, a fun DIY and more...
Artist Spotlight: Christa David
I'm so excited to bring back my Artist Spotlight series! I couldn't be more thrilled to have Christa be the first interview of this year. Her spirit is just as amazing as her work! I met her last year at Blogalicious. We connected because she had just left her public health position to pursue art full time, and wanted to know more about how interior designers work with artists. She has such a vibrant personality and amazing testimony. Her tenacity to make art that's true to her while building a lifestyle of her dreams is truly inspiring. Her new collection "On Changing my Mind" is available at www.christadavid.com. And you may recognize her work from my bedroom tour video! I'm such a fan. Let's get into the interview!
How You Can Become a Designer
As I mentioned yesterday, there is no formula to becoming an interior designer. Every designer I know has a different story about how they got to where they are now.
There are, however, some common threads that I have noticed between all of their stories, and I want to share them for aspiring designers out there!
How I Became an Interior Designer
I recently realized that I have never shared my story of how I became an interior designer here on the blog. I get asked this question constantly by aspiring designers, and quite frankly, there is no short answer to give! This long story starts back in 2007. I was a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and after years of preparing to go to medical school, the reality set in that I was graduating in a few months and I did NOT want to apply...
How to Hide Your TV
Rarely do I get overly excited about the latest in electronics....
So much of the time, electronic companies just give us a slight update to the last model, and before we can get too comfortable with what's state of the art, they introduce a new shinier better thing. That leaves us with buyer's regrets and dissatisfaction with our freshly sub-par tech.
That's not the case with the latest TV release from Samsung! This fusion of art & technology is a game changer that I wish I could purchase for all the projects I design!
This week I completed another model apartment for Level Five Designs. This is the 4th model apartment install I've done in less than 2 months, and I have to say that this probably went the smoothest of them all! I can't wait to see it professionally photographed!