Sometimes we need change. One of the beautiful things about home is that we are surrounded by familiar things that make us comfortable. As time goes on, the comfort factor may lose it’s charm in favor of a fresh palette.Continue reading Pops of Color
Miami is a city with identity. I like that. You’re never going to please everyone, so just as in life, it’s always best to be who you are.
It all started with a big brown couch. A cracking bonded leather, tall, puffy, wide (albeit comfortable) brown couch became a source of frustration as it ate up all the space in the room. Pathways from the patio and the rest of the house were very tight and tables didn’t fit to place morning coffee or evening wine on. Extensive research was done to find the right size furniture to fit the space and it’s purpose.
Although not a fan of antiques in general, I have come to appreciate the texture and warmth that a well worn piece lends to a space. Texture, layering and pieces that hold meaning all make a home feel cozy and warm. The process can take awhile, but is well worth the finished product.
Do I love stores like Arhaus, that feels like beautiful European style coupled with some kind of magical fairy land? Yes. How about Pottery Barn that strikes a perfect balance between high style and lived in? Check. Yet another, Restoration Hardware, that incorporates natural materials with sleek, gender neutral design? Any day of the week. Does my budget love these stores as much as I do… not so much. Continue reading Collecting from Nature – Designer Style at a Fraction of the Price
Let’s imagine that you’ve finished your work for the day and are ready to sit and relax. Continue reading Reading Corner
Despite not having any oceans nearby, Minnesota does boast 10,000 + lakes, leading to the inspiration for this mid-century cottage. After fresh paint, the stage was set for coastal themed decor.