Top 10 Design Trends at KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show)

I truly enjoyed my time as a design blogger chosen for #BlogtourKBIS this year with a great group brought together by Design Resource, Modenus. I was flown to Las Vegas, NV for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show along with 24 other amazing designers from around the globe for a 3-day adventure of style spotting. KBIS is the largest trade show in America and for anyone interested in design, this was like going to Disneyland for Kitchen and Bath designers. I loved seeing all the new introductions as well as some of the classics. At #KBIS2016, you can find everything from new finishes to copper appliances. This is an Instagram collection of great trends and products spotted at this year's Show. Best of #kbis Color trends: Check out @suzannekasler s new collection of colors for … [Read more...]

12 DIY Valentine’s Wreaths!

Who Else Loves Beautiful Valentine's Day Decor? Have you fallen head over in heels in love with Valentine's Day decorations? We certainly have! Showcasing our adoration for all things red, pink and lovely requires bedecking our homes from the walls to the mantle to the front door and we're just tickled pink over all of it. Why not try one of these eye-catching DIY Valentine's wreaths? Let passersby know you are ready for love month! 1/Yarn and Posy Wreath - Craftaholics Anonymous 2/Pom-pom Wreath - Design Improvised 3/Paper Curls Wreath - Better Homes and Gardens4/Paper Heart Wreath - Frugal Frontier 5/Pipe Cleaner Rosette Wreath - Shaken Together Life6/Heart Argyle Wreath - Mine For The Making 7/Candy Heart Wreath - Thrifty 101 8/Rosette Wreath - Our Best Bites 9/Ribbon and Felt … [Read more...]

10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Design Fans

Instagram has quickly become one the most popular social media platforms.  With over 200 million users, 60 million photos uploaded every day (that's 700 photos per second!), it's no wonder those of us with a passion for design, decor, DIY and food, love the app! With the volume of users and photos being uploaded, Instagram is an incredible source of inspiration, but let's face it, it can also be overwhelming.  So I've picked four of my favorite amongst the most popular interior designer on IG.  These designers are perhaps a little less well known compared to titans like Jonathon Adler or Kelly Wearstler, but definitely worth following. New York-based interior and jewelry designer Ashley Darryl shares a passion for everything mid-century modern and her adorable Brussels Griffon, … [Read more...]

Modenus : Meet the bloggers for BlogTourKBIS

KBIS is the largest Kitchen and Bath Industry Show for 2016 located in Las Vegas, Nevada. #BlogTourKBIS   We are super excited to announce that our Editor and Interior Designer, Deborah von Donop has been selected by Modenus   to attend “ BlogtourKBIS”  in Vegas this January for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. BlogTour is proud to return for its fourth and largest design tour ever to KBIS,  in January 2016! This group will collectively offer insights to new and interesting products for your home, kitchen, and bath. This will be a great mix of information, commentary, and a new type of reporting on product introductions and reviews of the timeless classics- online. This is the largest Kitchen and Bath Industry show in the United States. Deborah will be offering … [Read more...]

New Year’s Interview for Kids

Capture your kiddos favorite things, special memories, and more with a New Year's interview! This is our third year of interviews and the girls just love hearing what their answers were in the past - lots of giggles! Here's our list of questions: Favorites: cereal vegetable drink toy TV Show game book restaurant holiday animal If you could change your name, what would you choose? What do you love about each person in our family? Where would you like to go on vacation this year? What are some of your wishes for this year? I have these in a little notebook, but this year I want to do something a little more special. I'm typing their answers and printing them out, leaving space for a self-portrait and a photo. I'll put these in a binder or simple … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Garlands

Our fireplace mantle is always the first thing I decorate for the Christmas holiday season. This year I stepped up my crafty edge and made my own bows for the mantle and the front entryway. Using garland is an easy way to spruce up any part of your house, including you mantle. Here are a few easy ways to decorate using Christmas garlands! This "Believe" Garland is made with silver cupcake liners and shared by Organize and Decorate Everything. Sneak Peak: Current Projects made this Christmas Garland that is also used for Advent. I love the simplicity and beauty of these lettered vintage tags by Snippet & Ink. There are some many easy variations to this idea. You could even have each family member make a garland of their favorite Christmas word. And this Pine Cone Garland … [Read more...]