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Transform Your Bathroom With Six Easy Tips

Transform Your Bathroom With Six Easy Tips The bathroom is a very important part of any house. It is so important, it is one of the top selling ​features​ when a person is house shopping. The bathroom also takes more abuse than any other room.  https://www.trulia.com/blog/2-most-important-rooms-in-a-house/  Remodeling or updating your bathroom is a big job. But […]

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Dream Living Room — i call it “gothic glam cavewoman”!

ARHAUS wanted to know what my dream living room would look like.  i had to think about that. would it be zen and neutral…would it be pumped-up energic jewel tones?  after taking inventory of how brain dead i am at the end of the day, i came up with this:  i wanted to climb into […]

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Greetings from Hannah the Intern!

We asked Hannah to keep in touch with us …she finally came up for air in her last year at Iowa State…: Hey all!! I’m back! I hope you all missed me cause I sure missed all of you!  It is now second semester here at Iowa State… Which means my FINAL semester as a […]

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obsession = 2016 ANTHROPOLOGIE catalog

just when it couldn’t get any better, the 2016 ANTHROPOLOGIE catalog is delivered to my door!! so many beautiful things. i’m obsessed!!! OBSESSED!!!!!  they hit my sweet spot everytime…damn them. a little boudoir, a little hippie, a little feminine, a little whimsical…always texture with fun shapes and sometimes in-your-face color. yum. some of my favorites are […]

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A whole new way to use chalkboard paint

  From HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, this Client hired a local artist to create this French-inspired motif on CHALKBOARD!  don’t ask me about the functionality but i’m sure there is a slight finish brushed on the top to keep from smudging. but maybe not. perhaps the client is such an adult that its just not necessary   […]

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and the winner is…!

thanks HOUZZ for the continued success (and acknowledgement!)

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Moving to more modern…!

Our Client in Bannockburn was ready for a change — she was ready to move from a very traditional look of golds and burgundy to a more modern look filled with taupes, purples, and pops of vibrant red. Keeping in mind the history of her 100+year old home, we needed to keep things rooted in […]

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What do you do with your wedding dress…? make it your own artwork!!!!

what do you do with a special ITEM that reminds you of the best day of your life? shove it in a drawer? wrap it carefully and put in the attic? take a picture of it? i didn’t want to shove my beautiful wedding dress to the back of my closet for the rest of […]

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time to get out of the 1990s….wallpaper re-do

never been a fan of botanical wallpaper…or artwork…so when the new ROMO BLACK wallpaper collection debuted, i KNEW it was time to make a change. as scary as it sounds, i’ve taken the violin up again and that room has become my music room.  and that black wallpaper wasn’t inspiring me to practice (i have […]

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Wallpaper obsessed — the larger the print the better!

Obsessed with the ARHAUS wallpaper collection…!! (yes, that was my reaction…ARHAUS has a wallpaper collection??). it is custom sized to FIT YOUR WALL. imagine this at 10′ high!!! love love love. i can’t imagine sitting down to my desk everyday with this vibrant POPPY wallpaper behind me!

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