Inspired by Kitchens//

Happy Monday everyone! So, I’ve been mad inspired by kitchens lately. I don’t know if it’s the anxious feeling I get wanting my own kitchen to make beautiful, or the fact that I’ve been helping meet with clients and I get so many ideas in my head for their own kitchens, either way, people of Pinterest I apologize for all the posts!

I wanted to put some design boards together, similar to what I did for Arhaus of different styles, but also my dream kitchen! I want to work on putting design boards together with everyone in mind because I know we all like different styles and pieces. That being said, I hope you find something for yourself, and these inspire you to maybe do a little spruce! SIDE NOTE: If you want to spruce, contact me! I will now be working with clients part time! AHHH! I’m so excited!

Alright.. now onto the kitchens…

Rustic Traditional//

Living in Indiana, I know that most of us have a more rustic style, and we tend to stick to more traditional looks that goes well with that rustic/country feel. So I wanted to put together a design board with some ideas that show off how new paint, a different sink, and new hardware, can really pull your kitchen into this century.

In Indiana, kitchens can feel like the heart of the home, so don’t you want it to look it’s best?

Side Note: replacing countertops to beautiful granites or even something unique like a butcher block wood look is so fun! I know this adds expense, but if you’re going all out, keep that in mind!





Modern Boho//

We all know a more boho look is my favorite, but I like a mix of the bright colors of the boho with the blend of the modern that’s making big waves. I love that this style allows some creativity with color, but also has crisp lines and can remain simple all at the same time OR you can still stay more rustic with adding color with rugs, and more modern hardware, keeping a wood theme involved as well.

This style involves so many options, and can serve as a great look for a couple/family that can’t completely decide on one style. 



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Modern Glam//

I wanted to add one more style, that is unique in the sense that it pretty much sparkles! I love adding touches of glam, but these kitchens have the pieces that give you that immediate WOW-factor. For those ladies(or gentlemen) that love everything to be shiny and sparkly, very modern, and clean, this is perfect for you! These kitchen inspire me so much, I just don’t know if I could pull it off with my casual style.

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I hope you all are as inspired as I am, but the variety you can choose from to make your kitchen go from drab to fab!  At least it brought some beauty to your Monday! 





Smith Fall Decorations//

Happy Fall Y’all!

I’m sure some of you are haters on those of us that believe fall should start the beginning of September, but I don’t care, I love the changing season!

As you’ve heard, I’m offering help with Holiday decorating this year starting with any and all fall and Thanksgiving decorating you’d like, and ending with the big kahuna, Christmas!  I know that fall decorating can be obviously lighter than anything done for Christmas, but if you’re wanting to try out a new color scheme or style, that’s where I can help!

My mom, being the best mom she is, let me decorate her front porch area WAY earlier than she likes to just to show some simple decorations that make your front door look so inviting and festive for the season. We bought a few things and used some existing. I think total she spent around $50 on anything new, which was exactly what she asked for with budget.

Let’s check it out…

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How perfect do these mustard yellow lanterns my mom had match this rug? It’s so easy to save money on holiday decorating when incorporating color’s and items you already have.

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We found this sign first before the mat. Both are from Hobby Lobby, and all their holiday decor is 40% off right now, and I would say through the Holiday season. I love that place and their deals! I love the fall colors, but it’s a little more contemporary, rather than country rustic.

When decorating for fall OF course you need pumpkins and mums. They’re the perfect outdoor fall items to use for decorating! The lantern, fall sign and white pumpkin were all finds at Michael’s for 60% off. I know the sales are awesome! The small table that mum is sitting on, my mom already had, which went PERFECTLY with the sign and mat we found with color and style.

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This is the other side of her porch, it’s a little nook of an area, and she uses this cute white bench EVERY season and just changes what is put on it and style. The style and chipped paint look is perfect to a little rustic fall in the decor.

The lantern and burlap basket of sunflowers was from last fall, but fit in nicely with everything. The only new items in this entire area are the white mum, lanterns, and pumpkins. It’s so easy to pick up some new and mix in with the old!


Overall, we both loved the new items and how everything ended up blending so well together. You’ll notice in some shots of the entire front door, there’s a burlap “Welcome” banner above the door. Another item she already had that fit in perfect!

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I know fall can be easy for some, but anyone is interested in my help, you’ll find my email in the contact section. If you’d like to talk CHRISTMAS then PLEASE message me! I love decorating for Christmas, and it’s a bigger project so we’d want to get started sooner!


Happy Monday everyone!


Arhaus Patio Design Boards//

Hey everyone! So I’m super excited about this post! Anyone ever been or heard of Arhaus Furniture? Well, if you haven’t, and you live near or around me, check out the store in Indianapolis off 86th Street, you won’t want to leave!

I love Arhaus’ style and I was so excited when they asked me to design my dream outdoor space using their sectionals. I chose two of my favorites, and also fell in love with one of their dining tables, so of course I had to do a few design boards with that as well!

If you’ve never seen there product, here’s a link to their home page:

Onto the designs…

Design Board One//Dining


I am in LOVE with this first design board. FIRST, look at that gorgeous stone table!

(Click stone table for link to website)

I love the casual seated feel with the benches and the mixture of stone and wood tones. I decided to use a beige, gray toned rug also from Arhaus to keep a neutral feel. The accents are all from West Elm, one of my favorite design stores.

I came across the beautiful blush, gray toned faux fur blanket and used it as the basis of my color scheme. Add in the copper bar tools that can sit on the tray as a center piece and the beautiful blush pillows for the end chairs and you’ve got the perfect setting for a dinner party.

Design Board Two//Casual Living


Now, who says you can’t have a plush couch outside to enjoy the evening? Arhaus knows patio living in comfort and style!

Click this link to their sectionals

I went ahead and used a lot of pieces from the Arhaus site for this style. The rug was my inspiration for a more eclectic look. The coffee table is also an Arhaus original and matches the side chair perfectly.

The accessories are a mixture of Arhaus and West Elm pieces. I found the beautiful lanterns and fun blue vases on the Arhaus website and used them as a jumping off point for the moroccan pouf and pillow scheme found from West Elm. And let’s be honest, if you’re going to be this comfortable outside you’re going to stay into the wee hours, a basket full of cozy blankets is the perfect last edition to this piece!

Design Board Three//Dining


I have to say, this patio dining area is my favorite. It’s a perfect blend of neutral and crazy POPS of color with those succulents. I again used that beautiful stone and wood table from Arhaus, because it deserves to be the statement once more!

The accessories including the basket/blanket, lanterns, and natural woven jute rug are all from West Elm. The succulent is an idea I had for a gorgeous center piece to add color, I found the picture off of Pinterest, but it’s easily do-able. Find a large wooden box and fill it full! The Bohemian chandelier lanterns were my favorite find! I’ve always dreamed of a patio with an outdoor chandelier and these were the perfect blend of casual with a touch of elegance as all chandeliers add.

Design Board Four//Casual Living


I love this gray color scheme! The sectional from Arhaus has such a modern feel which I love. It’s beautiful and sleek, with the perfect amount of cushion to relax.

Click the link to view this sectional on the website: Shoreline Sectional

The beautiful, dark wood fireplace is also an Arhaus original, the perfect size for a bigger seating area. And if you recognized that rug, then you’re right, it’s the beautiful gray/beige outdoor rug from Arhaus, perfect to “cozy” up the entire area.

The accessories are a mixture of West Elm and Anthropologie this time! The bar cart was the perfect sleek black to match the sectional and chair. I wanted to add some bright color since it was very gray and neutral. I found these pillows on West Elm and loved the pattern. My husband claims the colorful one looks like a 90’s sweater, but I kind of love that about it! The second one is the perfect geo pattern, but more neutral to let the other one pop! And of course, a basket of blankets for an evening that never ends! 

I know, I know, summer is ending here in the midwest, but you know what the best part of that is? Summer patio sales! Check out all these pieces and more at Arhaus, most are all on sale right now! And remember them for the next big furniture purchase!

Happy Hump Day everyone, almost the weekend again!