Interiors

Project Reveal: Cozy Breakfast Nook

If you’re not new here, you may remember a transformation we completed last year for two business professionals in need of a living room design they could entertain in.

In case you missed that, you can find out all about it here! We had the honor to continue working in this busy couple’s home by finishing out their breakfast nook area. My goal was to create a cozy space that would serve as a respite before they rush out the door to their demanding jobs. Since we last worked with this couple, they both have gone on to launch their own successful businesses! Being an business owner myself, I can certainly relate to the need to find peace before the day starts, and a breakfast nook is the perfect place to do just that. Let’s look at where we started…

Project Reveal: Cozy Breakfast Nook

House Beautiful Magazine feature!

I never would have expected that I would be featured in two national magazines this year! I am so thrilled to share that I am featured in the September issue of House Beautiful magazine.

House Beautiful Magazine feature!

What I Learned in One Year of Entrepreneurship

I can’t believe it’s been a little over a year since I stepped out on faith & launched my interior design studio.

I could probably talk for hours about all the lessons I’ve learned during this first year, but I made a short video sharing just a few. Take a few minutes to check it out!

Does their personality gel with yours? Does their “look” match the desired outcome you want in your home? Do their services cater to the way you would like to work?

What I Learned in One Year of Entrepreneurship

How to Choose an Interior Designer

Choosing an interior designer is a lot like choosing a doctor or a therapist. There are a ton of qualified professionals available, so how do you choose? It really boils down to who you best fit with.

Does their personality gel with yours? Does their “look” match the desired outcome you want in your home? Do their services cater to the way you would like to work?

How to Choose an Interior Designer

You MUST Do this Before Listing Your Home

Purging has gotten a lot of attention lately thanks to Marie Kondo’s hit Netflix series. The truth is, we don’t need many of the things that we’ve collected over time in our homes. It’s so easy to overlook those overfilled junk drawers and tucked away closets until it’s time to pack up and move. Today I’m giving you 5 tips on how to make the purging process easier before preparing to sell your home!

You MUST Do this Before Listing Your Home

90s Bathrooms Transformations

Happy April! I cannot believe we’re firmly into spring and I’m heading back to High Point Market this weekend! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all the goodness I’ll be sharing in my stories!

Before I go, I had to be sure to share the details of this dramatic bathroom renovations! At the beginning of the year, we started to tackle two bathrooms in a 1994 home that needed some TLC. Since these are not the primarily bathroom used, they had been sorely neglected. Keep reading to see the dramatic “before & after”

90s Bathrooms Transformations

High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

I’m so thrilled to share that I will be one of ten official bloggers for next month’s High Point Furniture Market!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with High Point Furniture Market, it is pretty much the “fashion week” of interior designers. Designers and buyers fly in from all over the world to take in the latest furniture collections in over 11 million square feet of showrooms. Keep reading to find out what that means for you!

High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

Project Reveal: Professional Vibes

The day to day tasks of a mental health professional and an attorney have to be challenging to say the least. And I’m sure combining the two high-achieving careers in a marriage leaves little room for decorating. This couple has committed their lives to serving others and are so deserving of a relaxing retreat at the end of the day. When they called me, they had just moved into their beautiful Greenville, NC home and realized that the upgrade in space left them with zero furnishings for their new large living room. See the amazing ‘before and after’ in this post.

Project Reveal: Professional Vibes

DIY Interior Designer Tips

Earlier this year I posted about Why You Shouldn’t Hire an Interior Designer and it was one of my most popular blog posts ever! I am glad that it gave clarity to folks who are thinking about working with a designer, but I realized I didn’t offer solutions for those that do want to DIY.

DIY Interior Designer Tips

Personal Style At Home

Look at what you’re wearing right now. Or better yet, think about your favorite outfit. Now look at how your living room is decorated. Does it match your personal style? So often, I meet stylish people who haven’t taken the same amount of care in designing their home. I love Auntie Oprah’s saying..”your home should rise up to meet when you walk in the door.” Is that how you feel when you come into your home?

Personal Style At Home

Why You Shouldn't Hire An Interior Designer

This may come as a shock coming from an interior designer, but full-service interior design is not for everyone.

Having a beautiful home that fits your style and budget IS for everyone, but that doesn't mean that you need to hire an interior designer. In fact, there are certain types of people who should save their coins and apply them elsewhere. Keep reading to find out who...

Why You Shouldn't Hire An Interior Designer

Black Panther: Bring Wakanda to Your Home

In case you've been living under a rock, Black Panther is debuting this week in theaters everywhere this week!

To say I'm excited about this movie would be an understatement. I've literally been counting down for this movie for about a year. Ever since I got a glimpse of T'Challa in Captain American: Civil War, I've been dreaming about what Wakanda, the home of King T'CHalla is like. 

You're going to leave the theater so inspired that you may want to bring some of Wakanda into your home! 

Black Panther: Bring Wakanda to Your Home

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 4

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 3

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.

One Room Challenge // Week 1

Sunday Six

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... 

Sunday Six