Decor Elements to Easily Create FarmHouse Style

Farmhouse style has evolved over the years, from a lifestyle of necessity to a chic way of living that focuses on simplicity and heritage.  Recycling, upcycling and renovating are all a part of Farmhouse style.  But you don't have to live in a fabulous old farmhouse to create a country feel in your space.  I've pulled together some of my favorite ways to help you create a space with rustic elements and a nod to the past.I don't think there is anything more quintessentially farmhouse than a farmhouse sink.  Big and deep, the just the thing to wash produce, bath children and anything else!  One of my favorite farmhouse style sinks is the Blanco Fireclay Sinks featuring Blanco Cerana, the perfect blend of durability and versatility, perfect for your traditional or contemporary … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Decorate for Spring

Spring is officially here!  That means it's one of my favorite times of year and time to switch out our heavy winter decor for lighter and brighter options!  As always, I aim to inspire and guide you without breaking the bank, so I've curated five of my favorite ways to welcome Spring into your home.Fresh Flowers.Nothing says Spring like fresh flowers.  Whether it's bouquets of freshly cut wild flowers or pretty potted plants, the addition of beautiful blooms is the perfect way to welcome Spring. Not only do they add freshness and fragrance, but fresh flowers are an inexpensive and low commitment way to inject colour into a space.  I love tulips and happily go over board on them this time of as they are abundant and inexpensive.  Sprinkle them through out your home - laundry room, … [Read more...]

Modernism Week – A Designer’s Delight

 Those who have enjoyed the grandeur that is Palm Springs, California, will attest to its sunny warmth, paradise-worthy weather and the brilliance of its authentic desert style.  Add to this a magical conglomeration of innovative work by superb artists, set against the backdrop of exquisite, color-filled natural landscapes, native palm trees swaying in the wind and the majesty of the San Jacinto Mountains in the distance, you have the award-winning recipe for the spectacular Modernism Week.  This annual event genially showcases where mid-century architecture, fashion, art, and design meet contemporary ideas and thinking; it is an understatement to merely suggest that it is a designer’s dream to attend.  The impressiveness of this extraordinary event, however, extends far beyond … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself!

Baby showers are so much fun! And one of the best parts is getting the chance to decorate. These baby shower centerpieces are so much fun and you can switch up the accessory pieces or colors based on the theme and colors of the shower. Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as Gifts!You have to love a centerpiece that the mom-to-be can take home and keep as a lovely gift. These adorable centerpieces are perfect for a baby shower because the gift is built right in!1. Baby Stacker Rings - This simple sewing craft is an adorable baby shower centerpiece, and a gift that infants can play with for months. By Domestic Esq.2. Snips, and snails and puppy dog tails are for little boys and these snail diaper rolls are just fabulous. They are easy to make too! By Handmade Charlotte.3. … [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...]

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...]