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My Valentine in a Jar

I was in a creative mood this weekend and thinking about Valentine’s Day. I decided instead of buying gifts already created by someone else, let me make some magic and create my own personal Valentine’s gifts. I purchased tons of mason jars a while ago that have just been sitting in my cabinet just waiting…

Design Tips for an LA Bath!

Design Tips for an LA Bath!

The most private area of your home deserves to be a spa-like retreat, but relaxing doesn’t have to be boring! DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and Zodiaq® quartz surface offer a variety of color and style options for bathrooms that are elegant and durable. The versatility of Corian® lets your imagination run wild – shape it,…

Designing for Small Spaces

Designing for Small Spaces

Maximize Floor Space and Diversify Color Palettes: Before buying furniture, make sure to measure the entire room. It’s very helpful to draw the space and furniture on paper, or use a simple computer design program. Ultimately, it is crucial to measure each piece of furniture and add them to the space plan. This will eliminate…

Christmas is OVA Honey…..Take that tree down!

Christmas is OVA Honey…..Take that tree down!

We all know what it’s like at the end of the holiday season: you don’t want to see another cookie, go to another party or even want to smile. The last thing you want to do is take down all of those holiday decorations and the tree is the worst part. So, try and make…

THE SHADE OF IT ALL x WES ANDERSON

THE SHADE OF IT ALL x WES ANDERSON

One thing is for sure, Mr.Anderson has GREAT TASTE. I recently made a Pinterest board dedicated to The Shade Of It All — my version of shade should be the new universal version of “shade”. My definition of “shade” are a REALLY PRETTY, artfully decorated, creatively painted, skillfully designed awnings. That’s right you heard me,…

My Interior Design Bucket List

1. I want to do an entire hotel, top to bottom, and that may be happening soon and I’m super excited! 2. Having my own little bed and breakfast. I adore the thought of having a small 30-40 room little compound with a fabulous house for myself on property. The design would be over the…

Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color of the Year 2014

Could not be more thrilled with the new soft Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s new color of the year. During the past years, we have seen some rich and vibrant color choices from Pantone, which is indicative of our social and political environment. Now that we are in a financial upswing colors tend to go more soft.…

Decorating with live garland

Decorating with live garland

I love bringing elements of nature into my decor and Christmas is the perfect holiday to bring the outdoors in. Of course there is the classic Christmas tree- but I also love to use real pine garland. Decorate your mantle, a stair case or use it to frame some pillar candles. It looks amazing and…

Tips for selecting art!

Tips for selecting art!

Your art should reflect who you are as a person! Here are a few tips to use when selecting art: The difference between wall art and fine art: Wall art is something that you find at Pier 1 or West Elm, and it’s usually objects that you place on the wall to create art. Decorative…

Decorating Tips for Renters!

Decorating Tips for Renters!

A few fans have asked to share decorating tips for rental apartments, here’s a couple without breaking the bank! Use oversized pieces of art or create an art installation of faux animal heads. Chic and unexpected! Hang your bike over your couch like you would a painting. Don’t hide it, showcase it! Art comes in…

5 Fall Design Trends for 2013

5 Fall Design Trends for 2013

5 Fall Design Trends for 2013 that will surely carry into the new year. -Mixing woods, lacquers and metals will continue to be a huge trend in the design world. I have always loved doing this in my own designs and now, I am so excited to see this in the design world today. The…

Emerald – Color of the year

Emerald – Color of the year

Emerald is the color of the year for 2013! It’s been said that it represents elegance and beauty! The color is a lush and radiant share of green. Isn’t it fabulous? “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard Paint

Have you painted anything with chalkboard paint? I have a chalkboard wall in my kitchen that I love doodling on. It’s an easy and fun way to reuse anything!! How about a fabulous DIY project the whole family can enjoy this weekend? Here’s some chalkboard awesomeness:

My Dream Wedding

My Dream Wedding

The Knot’s Gay Marriages issue was published just in-time for the DOMA ruling!! What an exciting time in our history. I had the opportunity to share my fabulous dream wedding color palette, pink and purple, and tips on how to style an elegant affair! The table: Soft flowers, elegant calligraphy, modern furniture and gold accents…

Color is SO my thing

Color is SO my thing

Rapture Blue and Frolic are two of my fave colors right now! Rapture Blue is great for an accent wall to make a huge impact along with accents of the same color. Perfect for a dramatic and gorgeous space. Frolic is one color that goes perfect with charcoal grey. If you haven’t noticed this I…