I truly think you can’t overestimate the importance of a kitchen design.  The kitchen is the center of it all.  It’s where you eat, hang out, snack late at night, talk about your day, gather as a family over a meal or over tears or over a pan of chocolate Read More

#projectmodernfamily Kitchen & Dining Reveal

Jul 8, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

   You guys.  I’ve been holding out on you.  I’ve had this amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, every-good-adjective-project (#projectmodernfamily ) and I have been hanging onto and I’m just now getting to reveal it.  I’m sorry!  It deserves an apology Read More

#projectmodernfamily Great Room Reveal

If you’re anything like me, you love a good look into someone else’s home.  Not in a creepy way… ok, in a creepy way…. I just love seeing how other people decorate, design, and live.  That’s why this blog tour (organized by Lindsey) is so awesome. Read More

BSHT Holiday Home Tour

Dec 3, 2015

Oct 23, 2015

Believe it or not, a bathroom can use accessories.  If it’s all tile and toilet, it feels cold and sometimes boring.  And who wants a boring bathroom?  Not I, friends, not I. There are a few things that can instantly add style to your bathroom.  I Read More

Affordable Bathroom Styling

Hi all, first, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, liking, etc.  This week has thrown me for a loop.  I’ve dealt with maybe a record number of rude, dishonest, snarky, or just plain mean people in the last 5 days and throw Read More

Client Project: Classic Kitchen

Jan 30, 2015

Dec 17, 2014

The gorgeous fireplace surround in this room was all Tom Cruise on me and had me at hello.  The moment spotted it when we were walking through the house, I knew I would do whatever I could to keep it in tact.  It’s solid stone, has intricate detailing, Read More

Living Room Design Plans

Happy start to a new week!  We had a most productive weekend and finally finished organizing the rental (we can now park the car in the garage which was essentially like climbing Everest).  It’s amazing how having an organized home just makes me feel Read More

A Sophisticated Family Room Design

Nov 17, 2014

Oct 23, 2014

Our new renovation project is huge– much bigger than our last home, if you can believe it.  Because of that, we needed somewhere to live while some of the major changes are happening.  Enter the rental. I don’t love renting.  Who does?  Well, some Read More

Details About Our Rental

There are so many different ways to style things.  If you don’t style often, it can seem a bit daunting sometimes trying to figure out what to put where.  Today I’m showing you three ways to style a coffee table.  All simple, all totally doable. http://youtu.be/EpxpDnhLmFM Video/Editing: Read More

3 Ways to Style a Coffee Table (video)

Sep 3, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

Hello from the design market in Las Vegas!  I’m down here checking out the latest and greatest in home design.  It’s my first time attending and I’m here with my dear friend Sita Montgomery. This market is massive.  It spans three ridiculously large Read More


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