Friday, August 31, 2012

e-decorating boards - end of summer sale!

It's no secret I love creating e-decorating boards, any kind of inspiration board really.  I have always been one to put boards together - as a child, through school, in my old job, I used to find any excuse to make one! 
Working on e-decorating boards with clients is always a fun and interesting experience for me - and a great option for people who want to re-decorate or need help with their space but aren't in the NY/NJ area or are just looking for a less expensive option! 
I've recently added wedding inspiration boards to my job!  I've had a few of you contact me to help you design your perfect wedding - which has been wonderful considering I've created about 20 for myself since getting engaged!  My wedding clients have asked me to do both a general inspiration to help them jumpstart the process or find their style or theme or I've worked on full-out wedding styling!  
With all of that said - I want to offer you an end of summer sale! 

A few samples of inspiration and e-decorating boards 

Wedding Inspiration 

Visit my Portfolio page for my samples! 

*Sale goes through September 15th.

E-mail me at to get started or with any questions! 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

thursday inspiration

I spotted this image recently and the colors really struck me.  The color of the exposed beams matching the floor and the pops of purple against a white backdrop feels so serene, but not stark - perfect for a bedroom.  

Enjoy your Thursday!  I'm off to a day of client meetings! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ovid Winery - Interior Tour

I love wineries -  I even have dreams of opening one of my own own day!  They are rustic and gorgeous with great architecture and great scenery.  I came across Ovid Vineyards in Napa on California Home + Design and I was immediately in love!  Designed by Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger and Nicole Hollis, it's a great blend of rustic and modern while staying classic.  

Gorgeous light fixture! 

Even the cave where the barrels are stored is beautiful!  The lights really make the entire space - it's all you need!

What a view!  You can really appreciate the architecture in this shot. 

Food tasting room - dramatic ceiling!

I would love to relax with a nice glass on wine on this patio!

Sign me up to visit this gorgeous winery!  Good wine + beautiful architecture + stunning decor + perfect view!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - wedding inspiration

Styling parties is a lot like styling homes.  While I mostly do interior decorating and styling, I do dabble in partying styling, which is always so much fun!  Recently, I had a client contact me to help her come up with a color palette and general theme for her upcoming Spring wedding.

As a fellow bride-to-be, I understand how challenging (not to mention overwhelming) narrowing down colors and/or a theme for a wedding can be.  There are so many magazines, blogs, websites, etc with amazing ideas, but sometimes it's hard to pinpoint what is right for you - that's where I come in! 

After going back and forth a few times about her likes and dislikes, we narrowed down a few different color options - the winner was MINT, GOLD, and WHITE!  Fresh and perfect for spring! 

The below is the final inspiration board!

Now that the board and colors have been approved by my client, we are ready to start putting everything together and planning the real elements of the wedding!  

Working on someone else's wedding has been so much fun, I'm looking forward to doing more!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


While I don't share my baking on here with you that often, I just love chocolate chip cookies and thought I'd spread this recipe I found about a year and a half ago from Bakerella.  Since then it has become my go-to cookie recipe and it never disappoints!  I'm just about to head into the kitchen to whip up a batch for a BBQ today - hopefully I won't eat all of them before we get there!

The simple ingredients from Bakerella:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips

The recipe for these can be found here

Friday, August 24, 2012

top 5

My top 5 of the week...

Can't get enough of fresh flowers. 

Chalkboard wine bottles - cute touch! 

Perfect intimate party


Lights - love. 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

thursday inspiration

I found this image this morning while searching for all sorts of inspiration and it's safe to say, I'm in L O V E.  It's a perfect mix of glam and traditional.
The gorgeous color of the flowers and how the match perfectly with the pillows doesn't hurt either.  The pattern mixing on the chairs and pillows are such a great statement that work on a neutral base palette.  I equally love the chandelier and super glam mirror.

Sheesh, this room is just perfect.  What's your favorite thing about it?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a dramatic bed

I'm currently working on a master bedroom redecorating project which I've simply named, DRAMATIC.  The first thing my client told me was that she wanted a dramatic bedroom and it needed to have a 4-poster bed - yes and yes!  She's blessed to have the space for a large bed without it overtaking the entire room.
The first stop for my inspirations was to find rooms with 4-poster beds so I can start shopping!  Here's a peek of what I found.

Traditional Bedroom design by Tampa Design-build Ramos Design Build Corporation - Tampa

Do you have a 4-poster bed?  I can't wait to start checking them out....

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Happy Sunday!  Eric and I are off to do a few wedding things!  Hopefully on the way back we will stop at the farmer's market and pick up some fresh flowers.
Enjoy the day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

weekly favorites

I haven't done a list of favorites lately and my list is growing and growing!  Narrowing it down to just 6 was difficult!
After pulling my picks, as usual, I  noticed a theme - a color scheme.  Beiges, tans, neutrals.  I guess that's what's appealing to me right now!
I think my favorite might be the initials pillow.  I'm obsessed with all things monogrammed lately!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

dark + light

Dark floors and light walls are always a favorite of mine.  When I finally have the chance to build my dream house from the ground up, that's the scheme I'll be going for!  I love the contrast, I love how classic it is.  It's clean and chic.  Since the palette is so simple, you can really work with it in whatever way you want....An easy backdrop.

We've been away and all over the place the last week and the dark and light inspiration is helping me settle back in to life at home - get cozy and comfortable.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

pink + gold + glitter

Ever since getting engaged, I've become obsessed with anything pink, gold and glittery.  It's happy and fun.

Sign me up to live in this room. 

This inspiration board is now the background on my screen.  Girlie. Girlie. Girlie. 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

gorgeousness of the day

Some gorgeousness to get you through this morning!  I love this room - not only is the bedroom gorgeous (love that mirror - so glamourous), but with doors like that, I'm in heaven!  I'm a huge fan of any indoor-outdoor space and this is just perfect.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

sunday inspiration

We've been so busy lately that I would love to curl up on the couch and lounge around.  This sofa looks like the perfect spot to do just that!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

traditional with an eclectic twist

To get back into my regular posting and not just basking in the glow of my recent engagement (eek!!!), I thought I would start with a house tour of this gorgeous California home!  This gorgeous home, featured in California Home + Design is the work of Chloe Warner and is a real beauty!

Light and airy entrance. 

The color of the table makes this area stand out. 

Love the wall covering and how simple the fireplace wall is. 
Simple + rustic. 

Fun and whimsical space for the kids. 

Gorgeous master - I love the seating area.

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