Happy Friday…6 Fabulous Fall Pumpkin Ideas

I love everything about fall.  I love the crisp cool days, walking or riding through the woods as the colorful leaves are falling around me.  I even love the days when the rain is gently falling.  Last night, I went to my weekly group mountain bike ride.  As we were riding through the trails the […]


Inspired By…Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Good morning.  Last week, I ran across a fabulous new to me designer and could not wait to share her work with you today!  Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is based out of Portland, OR, however they are currently working on projects in several locations throughout the country. Her work is timeless with elements of a […]


Inspired by…Black and Cognac

I apologize for the lack of posts last week.  A week ago Sunday my uncle passed away unexpectedly.  I decided to step away from the blog to be with family and to focus on what is truly important.  I was truly blessed to have such an amazing uncle, he was always a big part of […]


Inspired by…Cobalt Blue & Canary Yellow

As summer begins to draw to a close and fall is sneaking up around the corner, I have been drawn towards deeper shades.  Today’s color inspiration is a deep cobalt with bold touches of canary yellow.  Cobalt is one of Pantone’s Fall Colors for 2013.  I have to say after browsing inspiration, I am a […]


Inspired By…Soft Neutrals

This week, I have been making a conscious effort to take a few minutes in the morning to meditate and prepare for the day. This morning, I woke up and immediately turned on my soft meditation music, what a nice way to start the morning.  After I was finished, I continued to listen to it […]


Inspired By…

Today, I am inspired by the cool jewel tones of this poolside escape.  The calm, soothing analogous scheme of blue and yellow-green create a rich, soothing palette for any space.  Add them as an accent against a neutral backdrop or as the dominant color scheme, either way you will create a peaceful oasis that is […]


View from the Lake…

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  This weekend was pretty quiet and relaxing for me, a nice change. Our sleepy little town of Fayetteville, WV is gearing up for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, which starts today and runs through July 24th.  It is a huge gathering of scouts, volunteers and staff […]


Design Crush: Jute

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I apologize for the radio silence here last week.  I spent most of the week wrapping up client  projects and started working on a new website for TMC Designs, which will re-launch in mid-July. Today, I am excited to share a new-to-me interior design firm based […]


Inspired By…

Images via Oh My Little Dears, House of Turquoise, The Sweetest Occasion, Recently, Kelly McCaleb, Sacremento Street, Deborah Whitlawllewellyn Typically, I am drawn towards neutral interiors, but today I was inspired by the beautiful mix of the fresh bold color in the paint image above.  When I started pinning images for today’s post I was […]


Round Up: Coastal Style

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 With summer in full swing, I am being drawn towards light and bright interiors with touches of navy and white accessories. This month on Houzz I posted a coastal inspired ideabook and thought I would share a few of the key inspiration pieces for a seaside escape with you today.  When it comes to […]


Inspired by…

Images via Herlong Architects, Urban Grace, Coastal Living, Homebunch, unknown, House and Home My mind keeps drifting towards thoughts of the sun and the sand this morning, I think it is almost time for a vacation… Do you have vacation plans this summer?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Scalamandre Zebras

Last time, on BAM or SLAM I switched things up a bit. I posed the question, what is your room style? Bold and Bright, Soft and Soothing Pastels, or Earthy Neutrals. It was really no surprise that most of my reader’s prefer soft and soothing or earthy and neutral. The final call was close, but […]


Kitchen Update…A Sneak Peak

I hope you had a terrific weekend.  I spent a portion of my weekend working on the kitchen.  I finally broke down and painted!  Originally, I had planned to paint the room a dark charcoal.  Hoping for a deep, matte charcoal, I chose Knight’s Armor  by Olympic as the final color. However, part way through […]


Going Dark in the Kitchen..

Last weekend, I spent a little bit of time contemplating my next project.  I think I have finally decided it will be the kitchen…  I am getting the itch to paint again and my cream, over-sized, sterile kitchen is starting to get the best of me. The rental kitchen is large and very open. It […]


Lantern Love

Images via powell & bonnell, west brook interiors, andruloyd, unknown, bellevivr, south shore decorating

Inspired by…

Images via Lonny Mag Happy Monday. I hope you had an amazing weekend. Doesn’t Lonny have the most wonderful design inspiration? I am always so inspired by the Lonny team.  The spaces they showcase are always so fresh and fun, yet still classic.  The images above are a few of my favorites from the magazine […]


Spring Pillow Round-Up

Now that the weather is warming up and I am finished painting my bedroom and living room, I am starting to think about bringing spring into the house. As many of you know, one of the easiest and inexpensive ways to do that is to switch out pillows. This week I have been on the […]


Chip It!

I am excited!  Monday night my bedroom was transformed.  Dad helped me paint and hang curtain rods, Friday I purchased a new, beautiful upholstered headboard.  Now I just have to make curtains and hang them.  I am loving the changes, I can’t wait to share them with you.  I plan to make the curtains this […]


Design Crush: M.E. Beck Design

Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Things were hopping around here.  I had every intention of painting my bedroom but got tied up with other projects in town.  It is supposed to snow all week (can you believe that, it is the end of March!?) so I hope to tackle the […]


Stripes: 10 Ways to Add Graphic Punch to Your Space

I love stripes!  All stripes…thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, sometimes even diagonal stripes can work well in a space.  They are a terrific way to add a graphic element to your space.  They can be bold, creating a strong focal point or they can sing softly in the background.  No matter how you decide to use […]


Client Project Update: Master Bath and Bedroom

Monday, I shared a few before and progress photos from the design project I have been working on for the past year.  Today I have a few more photos of the Master Bath and Bedroom to share.  The day I was taking the photos the carpet installers were installing carpet on the second floor.  I […]


Design Project Update

Happy Monday.   I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  For the past few months I have been actively trying to step away from the computer on the weekends. This weekend I succeeded!  This morning is the first time I have opened up my computer since Friday evening.  It felt great! Friday evening, I met up […]


6 Unique Headboard Ideas

I have blogged about headboards in the past, yesterday on BAM or SLAM we discussed faux painted headboards and this past July I shared a few of my favorite DIY upholstered headboard tutorials.   However, there are so many unique headboard alternatives floating around, I thought I would share a few more of my favorite unique […]


Inspired by…

Images via modernhepburn, interiorsdigital, unknown, house and home, remodelista What has you inspired today?


Sometimes White Is Just Right…

Hi y’all.  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  I apologize for the silence around here last week.  I was knocked flat with a horrible cold/ flu (I’m not sure what it was), but I was sick!  I’m feeling much better now, thank you for the kind birthday wishes and get well soon messages. Today, […]

Winter Whites

Happy Monday.  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I did, as always it was a busy one.  I honestly do not know where the time passes, but the weekends seem to fly by so fast. Yesterday morning, I went for a trail run.  As I was peaking the top of the hill at the […]


Christmas in My Apartment

With less than a week until Christmas my little apartment has finally been dressed for Christmas.  I kept the decorations simple this year, focusing mainly on my fireplace with touches of greenery throughout the rest of the apartment.  This year, I did not use many of my regular Christmas decorations.  I pulled out the garland […]


Happy Weekend!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… This week Jack, Gracie and I stayed at my parents house in Fayetteville.  We drove down last weekend and when we arrived I noticed Jack was really stiff in his back hip.  I hated to make him jump into and out of my SUV to get back […]


Design Crush: Lisa Sherry Interieurs

Today I want to step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday to introduce you to a fabulous new to me interior designer, Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Interieurs.  I first saw examples of her work on pinterest and instantly knew I had to explore her work further.  Her style combines traditional and […]


A Touch of Green for the Holidays…and Giveaway Winner

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Mine was nice and relaxing.  I caught up on a little bit of work and gathered some items to start my holiday decorating this week! As I mentioned in Friday’s post, this year I am going to have to get creative with my Christmas tree.  I have enjoyed […]


For the Love of Fabric…Hot House Flowers

As I briefly have mentioned before, I am working on a large interior design project in Charleston.  I flew in in January to help my client select flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures.  In June, construction began and the house is coming along beautifully.  I am always amazed at the progress when I run up to […]


Thom Filicia’s Lake House

I don’t know about you, but this week has been crazy busy, I am ready for the weekend.  Lately, I have been working a lot on the local interior design project I started back in January (I will try to update you soon) and last weekend was Bridge Day in Fayetteville, WV. Bridge Day is […]


DIY Wire Coffee Table

  After I posted my progress photos Monday, I had several emails asking about my new coffee table.  Today, I wanted to share the story behind it and show a couple close ups. Last week, at Homegoods (I am so happy to have a Homegoods close by again!)  I found two large wire frame baskets, […]

Start Your Monday off With a Little…

…NAVY       Images via modern hepburn, jenn feldman designs, apartment therapy, pinkwallpaper, elle decor Happy Monday! I hope you had a terrific weekend. It’s slowly getting closer and closer to moving time around here. I am still sorting things out behind the scenes trying to prepare to make this big move.  A little […]

Happy Monday!

  Image via loveingreeklife  Image via theenglishroom  Image via 4inspireddesign  Image via idesignarch I hope you had a lovely weekend. I am slowly catching up around here after being out of town and away from the blog for two weeks. It feels like I haven’t blogged in an eternity. I’m excited to be back at […]

Blog Crush: The Hunted Interior

Today, I wanted to share another one of my favorite new to me blogs with you. I found Kristin’s blog, The Hunted Interior, through a linky party.  She had just linked up her amazing Berger chair transformation (which I have featured on the blog).  WOW! I was blown away. Since then, I have been seriously stalking her […]


Happy Home Colors

Monday, I shared my results from a fun style quiz I found online.  My style quiz results included 6 “Happy Home Colors” Homegoods felt would work well with my style. I admit, at first glance I thought…wow, these are way too bright.  Then, I started looking through my favorite rooms board on pinterest and sure […]


Design Crush: Melanie Turner

A couple of week’s ago, while I was searching for painted ceiling inspiration for BAM or SLAM, I stumbled across a new to me designer, Melanie Turner.  Have you seen her work!? Well, if you are a reader of BAM or SLAM, I know you have seen at least one her stunning rooms… Remember this […]


Kitchen Love: 9 Favorites

All images can be found on my Kitchen Pinterest Board I never get tired of surfing for beautiful kitchens online. Today, I wanted to share 9 of my  favorite kitchen’s of the moment. I am always torn between the beauty of rich, dark cabinetry and the timeless white kitchen. Recently, I find I am drawn […]


Color Pop: Blue and White

Images via Style Estate, Apartment Therapy, Houzz, The American Legacy, Decor Pad, House Beautiful I don’t know about you, but I love rooms dressed in blue and white in the summertime. They are so refreshing and relaxing., What is your favorite color combination this summer?


Blog Crush: My Best Friend Craig

This week I stumbled upon a new to me blog, My Best Friend Craig, have you heard of it?  Let me tell you, if you have not you HAVE to visit. Charmaine blogs about simple, affordable ways to decorate a home and she is good!  Yesterday, she featured all of her Craigslist finds.  I don’t […]


Oh, For the Love of Sconces…

10 Places to use them… 10. Above the Vanity 9. In front of a Mirror to add a little sparkle 8. Above Your Make-up Table   7. Above the Fireplace 6. Down the Hallway 5. In Your Reading Nook 4. Behind the Bed 3. On Your Bookshelves 2. In The Kitchen 1. Highlighting Artwork Images […]


Design Crush…Thomas Hamel

Wow, I can’t believe today is the last day of May.  Summer is right around the corner, are you ready? This week, while searching for design inspiration I was re-introduced to designer Thomas Hamel.   I first remember seeing his work in an issue of House Beautiful and immediately fell in love. His style is classic, […]


Pinterest Project Round-Up

Today,  I wanted to share a few of my favorite DIY projects/tasty treats from pinterest. Reinventing the Berger by The Hunted Interior:  This chair is fabulous and so is the step by step tutorial on how to do it.  I have not worked up the nerve to tackle upholstery yet, but this chair makes me […]

Outdoor Living

Images via fergusonshamamian, pinkwallpaper, be-mine-interior-design, prettystuff.tumblr, bhg I am so excited to have my parent’s here for a visit this week. They came out to visit Alfred and me and to see the house before we move. This is my mom’s fourth visit to New Mexico, but it is the first time my dad has […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

A couple of weeks ago on BAM or SLAM we discussed the iconic Tolix chair. It was a huge success…BAM for the Tolix Chair! This room is in the new issue of House Beautiful, design by Christina Murphy.  It is sophisticated and bold, but what really draws my eye is the aubergine chevron pattern lining […]

Color Pop: Mint

Images via modernhepburn, house of turquoise, jaclynpaige, effortless style, hopscotchandgrace, pink wallpaper, the berry I must admit, when I first started seeing the color mint pop up I was not a fan, but it has really started to grow on me. It’s so soft and refreshing…perfect for summer. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Decorating Tips for Renters: Storage

This week on Decorating Tips for Renter’s I wanted to share a few storage solutions with you. More often than not, living in a rental means living in tight quarters and maximizing storage is a must.  Don’t worry, even maximizing storage can be done with style.  When trying to find ways to maximize storage in […]


Color Pop: Pink

Images via l-ion.tumblr, Architectural Digest, be-mine interior design, etsy


Decorating Tips for Renters: Accessories

Last week on Decorating Tips for Renters we started the series with some tips for decorating your space with fabrics, if you missed it, you can check it out here.   This week let’s talk about how to accessorize your rental to make it feel like home. Make your Rental feel like a home by… […]


Decorating Tips for Renters

One of my reader’s emailed me a few weeks ago and asked me if I could share a few simple decorating tips for renters.  She and her husband recently moved into a rental home and they are limited to what can they can do to make it feel like “home.” I thought I would run […]

Roman Shades

Happy Wednesday everyone, the weekend is slowly creeping around again.  I accomplished a lot around the house the past few days, but still have a lot of work to do before this house is ready to sell.   I will try to get some photos of the progress we’ve been making. Our goal is to […]

Let Spring In

I don’t know about you, but the time change this weekend has me pumped for spring. In Clovis, the trees are blooming, the daffodils are popping up in our front yard, and now the days are longer.  I’m ready to throw open the door and let the warm breezes in…   Images via mydesignchick, pinkpersimmon, […]


Crazy for Kelly…

Green that is! Images via La Dolce Vita, Melanie Turner, Steven Gambrel, Decorpad, NY Magazine I am loving black, white and kelly green right now, it is so bold and fresh! I think a touch of kelly green is just what my kitchen needs. Have you seen any great kelly fabric lately?


Color Pop: Red

* Images via agadabout, elledecor, notetosarah, vmacandcheese I have been noticing a lot of red popping up lately, have you?


A Touch of Yellow

Images via Pinterest Have a great day!


Blend It In…

Who said trim had to be white, or contrast with it’s surroundings? Contrasting trim can break up a space, distracting your eye from the architectural details of the room. Why not create a seamless look by painting the trim, walls and even the ceiling the same color?  It will create a cohesive, restful place where […]


Neutrals, Did You Know?

Black, white, gray are not the only neutrals. Many colors can be used as neutrals. The definition of a neutral color is “matching well with many or most other colors or shades.” Dictionary. Think about it, how many colors can you pair with a soft blue, navy blue, emerald green, even a light pink? The […]

Happy New Year!

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Wishing You and Yours…

*images via modernhepburn, prettystuff, seasonal-love, meggielynne, countryliving, loftandcottage, siarmeredejul  I’d like to take this time to thank all of you for stopping by to read my my blog each day. I have met so many wonderful friend’s through blogging and I would like to thank you for your support and sweet comments each day. I […]

Did I ever tell you I used to be an art teacher?  Our first year in Clovis (2009) I taught art at a local elementary school…it was something that I kind of “fell” into, but is one of those things that you will always look back on as an amazing experience.  I am sure you’re thinking, well, why are you telling me about this now? Yesterday […]

A Touch of Rustic

         *images via PrettyStuff, MsimonDesign, SimplySeleta, ThePursuitAesthetic  …traditional design +a touch of rustic= love

8 Ways to Spruce up Your Space…

with molding… *images via theletteredcottage, vanessavalentine, centsationalgirl, hautemamasfaves, thinkdecor, metromom2008, justatouchofgray 8. Makeover your Cabinet doors- add a simple molding to your flat panel kitchen cabinet doors. It is an easy, inexpensive way to give your kitchen a facelift. For more inspiration, visit The Lettered Cottage Tudor Style makeover. 7. Add drama by painting your […]

Happy Friday/Great Advice

Any big plans for your weekend? I ran across this on pinterest earlier this weekend and felt it was right on and wanted to share. *image via ourparkblog Have a lovely weekend!

Get Your Hands Dirty

As blogger’s we’re on the computer ALOT (or at least I know I am). I feel like most of my inspiration these days has come from the computer; blogs, pinterest, online design magazines.I even use the computer to design blogs, render floorplans and create design boards….I’m not going to lie Photoshop is one amazing tool […]

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