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!

 

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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! 

XOXO

 

 

 

What Does it Need?//

Happy Thursday designers! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for my extended weekend!

As I’m finishing up each room in our place I’m realizing that you always have those questions of, what else does the room need? Do you have those moments? You can’t put your finger on it, but it just needs something else? Well I’m here to help! Let me take you through some of the things I look for when I’m thinking my room needs something.

 

  1. Texture

I’m big on texture. I love fluffy pillows and blankets, wood-grained vases, and table runners. It’s amazing how a piece of cloth, fur, or something earthy can bring a lot to a room instantly.

2. Pattern

For the most part, I like neutral pallets, but I honestly do believe there’s such thing as too neutral. If you’re sticking with tan and creams, make sure you find neutral based decor with a pattern. The pattern adds depth and makes the color scheme seem to have more emphasis. I prefer to do a neutral pallet with some extra bold patterns either thrown into the room with a rug, a piece of wall art, or even painting the wall with a design.

3. Color

Now, since I do more neutrals to keep things light, and airy, I try to find one item to really add a pop to the room. I’m a HUGE lover of rugs. Top place I find them, Urban Outfitters Online. They have the BEST colorful, pattern-filled rugs. Another wonderful place is Anthropologie, but UO is usually more in my price range.  You can also do this with a statement piece of art, bold pillows on a neutral couch or bedspread, or again, paint an accent wall with your complimentary color.

4. Personalize

Last, add something personal. I love basing my rooms off something personal each time. My living room is just tons of arrows. I love arrows, the significance of their story, moving forward into greatness inspires me. Our bedroom, I have pieces of my grandmothers in jewelry, and mirrors with gold accents to go with the navy, and gold theme. Our guest room is very personal. It’s our travel room. We have a map marked with the places we’ve been together, wood statues of animals from trips and pictures to keep the memories alive. It doesn’t matter what it is, but a home ALWAYS feels put together when each room feels personal.

 

Hope this helps those of you stuck with the details!

XOXO

Tips for an Inviting Entryway//

Entry ways are the first thing people experience when entering your home, whether that be a house or apartment, you want to make it feel inviting with their first step.

Now with homes, you more than likely will have more to work with, but apartment entry ways can be crowded and tricky. Overall, the goal is to make it feel clean and open for everyone. 

Here are my ideas: 

  1. Keep it clean

Obviously you’re living in the house day in and day out, so we have a tendency to just throw our shoes off so we can get relaxed, but for the days you know you’ll have visitors make sure you have storage and organization to make your entry space not over crowded with shoes and junk from the every day. They don’t want to be stepping over your mess as they say hello! 

 

2. Make it Inviting

People don’t want to walk into your home’s entryway with a view of cold walls and dullness. You want the entry way to feel warm, like it’s almost saying hello for you(I know cheesy). It’s the first statement of your home though! Make it say hello, literally with these cute signs!

 

3. Add your personality and style

Your entryway is the first piece of you people get to experience when they come into your home. If you have a specific style you’re going for, start it there. You can easily make something functional and trendy all at the same time. Don’t be afraid to be creative and embrace you. Here are my favorites to replicate currently….

 

I’d love to see some of your entryways- email me for ideas if you’d like!

XOXO

 

 

Dream Kitchens//

So I’ve been in design idea overload for numerous reasons…

  1. A new design book for Christmas (thank you in-laws!)
  2. Marathon’s of Fixer Upper
  3. Chris and I are house searching
  4. Registries are completed

Needless to say, I am completely overwhelmed with different ideas, but lately I’ve been dreaming about my kitchen.

Our registry is full of aqua blues, golds, silvers, and whites. I’ll be doing an airy, theme with pineapple accents! I’ve already bought two pineapple pieces!

So, here are my top 3 options and ideas for kitchens…

{I realize I have no idea what we’ll be working with, but obviously these are more “dream” than reality}

  1. Gold and Grey

This kitchen is glamorous, light, and beautiful. Here are the key elements…

  • Marble Counter Tops
  • Farmhouse Sink
  • Gold fixtures
  • Gray and Gold cabinets
  • Pineapple accents

 

2. White, Wood, and Mint

This kitchen is a bit more casual with a splash of mint making it simple, yet colorful.

Key Elements…

  • Butcher block counters
  • Gold handles
  • Open Shelving
  • Mint Subway Tiles for color

 

3. Mint, Marble, and Copper

This adds my favorite elements from both kitchens to make a glamorous, colorful, yet simple kitchen all in one.

Key Elements…

  • Copper Accents
  • Marble/White counter tops
  • Mint cabinets

 

Seriously, how am I every going to choose?

Xoxo

Mood Board: Office Edition//

My biggest dream of the future is owning my own residential, interior design company. With that comes a home office and I want it to inspire magic! As Chris and I look at apartments, we’re hoping for a two bedroom and some of that two bedroom with be my “office”. Although, most of the items I love below I cannot afford at the moment, this is what I really dream about my office looking like. Magic, right?

No gold! I know! But I have to give the silver lovers something to look at too! 

 

Style: Contemporary Eclectic

Colors: Creams, grays, dusty pink

 

 

gray rug

 

 

 

All Items found at West Elm.

 

Happy Friday! 13 More Days till Christmas! 

 

Bedroom Dreamin’//

Last week I posted a mood board with ideas for our soon-to-be living room. As I finished up our registry last week I found myself switching and planning even more for all our rooms, especially our bedroom. I think having a comfortable haven as a bedroom is so key to relaxation and comfort.

So, with that being said, here are my many ideas and loves for our bedroom look. Chris is thankful as well since our bedroom is more neutral and masculine rather than paisley, and girly! 😉

Enjoy these ideas, and make the most of your day!

 

 

 

tribal rug

 

 

 

Most items found at Target

 

 

Mood Board: Future Home//

As Chris and I get closer and closer to settling in together, I find myself day dreaming for insane amounts of time on how I’m going to decorate our place. As of this week I have so many fun plans for our living room and I wanted to put them together in a mood board.

So here is my schemes and themes as well as where I found everything. If not listed, assume they’re from Pinterest, as always. Enjoy!

 

Color Scheme:

Tans, Creams, Golds, Navy’s

Design Theme: 

Mix of modern and boho, slightly eclectic

Furniture:

Sectional found at www.biglots.com

Chair found at www.wayfair.com

 

sofa

 

tri lampnavy blanket

 

Coffee Table: http://www.wayfair.com/International-Lux-Coffee-Table-417830-SAU2580.htm

Striped Rug: http://www.westelm.com/products/souk-rug-b865/?pkey=crugs-flooring%7C%7C

Tri-Pod Wood Lamp: http://www.wayfair.com/Legacy-Home-Tri-Pod-Designer-63-Height-Wood-Floor-Lamp-19-2333-DFV1083.html

Moroccan Pouf: http://www.wayfair.com/Ikram-Design-Moroccan-Pouf-Ottoman-PF0-IKRA1001.html

Pillows: www.wayfair.com