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Design, Decorate, Style – Let’s Get Started!

HGTV Renovation Raiders

Hello! It’s been a very busy last few months and I haven’t written any new blogs entries since August 2016. Rutro! Thankfully I’ve been able to show work on Instagram and making quick posts on Facebook and Twitter. We’re working on some really fun projects and have new clients coming in Read more →

Mexican Street Corn


Today’s post doesn’t have anything to with interior design. I’m just feeling obsessed with sweet corn and wanted to see if anyone else was too. We picked up some corn at the farmers market on Sunday and I found myself longing for a set of corn on the cob butter Read more →

Decoding Similar Design Motifs: Eclectic vs. Transitional

Decoding Similar Design Motifs Eclectic vs Transitional 1

One of my very first clients took me down the rabbit hole of eclectic design style. Like Alice, she was always off on an adventure, and had spent her life collecting everything from political mementos, childrens trophies, weekends in Benton Harbor, travels across the country, and she saved it all! Read more →

How To Buy Furniture For Small Outdoor Spaces


Decorating a city balcony or deck can be a daunting exercise when it comes to outdoor decor ideas. Don’t stress! Grab a measuring tape, pencil, and pad of paper and do a little planning before heading out to the stores. Also, be sure to employ a couple of my favorite design Read more →

How To Pick The Right Light Fixture For Your Home


Interior Designer, Jill Cordner has joined one of my favorite blogs, Dot & Bo as one of their Style Mavens. She has a very informative post and several tips on how to select the perfect light fixture for space and make sure you have stylish, well lit room. One of the most important features of Read more →

Drapes and Curtains – Not Just For Windows!

Window Treatments Nook Area

When designing the overall look of a space, many individuals overlook window treatments. Some of you might have not changed your current drapes or curtains in years, not contemplating about the way they can shape your living space in addition to being functional. While there are many styles to choose Read more →

The Importance of Materials, Scale, Color, and Texture

Chicago’s Interior Designer Anthony Michael

It’s inevitable that I get asked, before I get hired, “What’s your style?” and the answer is always, “Whatever your style is. I’m going to bring out the best of your style in your home.” The next comment is usually, “I hope I’m not going to be your worst client Read more →

Open Up: Creating Spacious Rooms From Small Spaces

Open Floor Plan Dream, Not Reality

Just finished up a client meeting about taking out a wall in his Chicago Bungalow that will allow for a more spacious entry way and resolve the issue of an awkward layout created by a previous owner’s remodel. Also on the wish list is additional closet space and a more functional Read more →

5 Great Tips to Style a Bookshelf

Bookshelf with Grass Cloth Back

While bookcases are great for displaying books, your cluttered shelf of paperbacks might be bringing down your home’s vibe. Give your book-space a makeover with these easy tips to create a bookshelf display even your high-school librarian would be envious of. Bookshelves are pieces created with the sole purpose of holding Read more →

MAKE IT DIY: Plant Pots

Pocket Plants

We’re staying indoors more than usual due to the cold weather temps and we’re feeling crafty! Take a look at these super fun and easy DIY projects that will take a chill off the afternoon and brighten your mood and room. Plug in the hot glue gun and bust out the Read more →

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