Sage Green Dining Nook

a dining nook mood board with sage green neutral palette and gingham wallpaper

A sage green and beige color palette for a dining area is timeless, but give it a little more personality with some fun removable wallpaper. This large scale gingham print is a great blend of modern, traditional, and rustic. Using furniture and accessories with that same style mix creates a cohesive yet personalized dining nook.

Crazy for Checkerboard

checkerboard print decor and home items

Checkerboard can work for so many different styles and color palettes, from bold and colorful to soft and muted. A pale white and gray checkerboard wallpaper adds a hint of pattern and excitement, while still being neutral. Or add a pop of color in home decor and accessories that are easy to change out.

A Cottage Living Room – Two Ways

a Living room with William Morris botanical art, a green couch, and checkered rug

Looking to create a cozy and charming cottage-style living room but not sure where to start? Try picking one piece of art that embodies the cottage vibe and building the rest of the design around it. I found the below art print when perusing Etsy and immediately knew it would be the perfect inspiration for a cottage room. It was so perfect that it inspired two designs – one with a cheerful vintage vibe and another with a moody contemporary vibe.

The Look For Less: Amber Interiors Living Room

Amber Interiors style living room with Amazon decor

Amber Interiors has dominated the interior design scene for years now with her earthy, California cozy decor, but it comes at a high cost. You can get that same eclectic casual look by shopping the affordable pieces below from Amazon! Focus on choosing neutral colors and mixing textures with handmade ceramics, baskets, textiles, and lots of natural wood.

Red and Pink Decor Perfect for Valentine’s Day

girly pink and red affordable decor items for Valentine's Day

Pink and red decor is the perfect way to spread the Valentine’s Day cheer, but who says it only has to be for February? Shop all my favorite girly picks, from fuzzy red pillows to pink neon signs.

Decorating for an Ultra Girly, Bold Living Room

Mood board of girly pink and red bold living room

The neutral, earthy interiors that are everywhere right now are beautiful, but I will always be a bold color maximalist at heart. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll show you the best red, pink, and black decor to get a fun and girly living room for an affordable price.

Vertical Shiplap for a Modern Cottage Design

Vertical shiplap (or paneling) is an affordable and easy way to add cottage charm to any space. In addition to the cozy texture it creates, it has the ability to make a room look taller by drawing the eye up. The most popular designers like Jean Stoffer and Shea McGee are fans of the look, so you know it’s good!

An Organic Modern Kitchen on a Budget

This organic modern kitchen designed by Diaz + Alexander Studio¬†is the ultimate in high-end, luxury design. Unfortunately, those high end finishes aren’t within budget for most people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get that same high end look for less. I’ll recreate a stunning inspiration kitchen using all affordable materials to prove it!

Above the Sink Lighting for a Tricky Kitchen Layout

I know we’ve all seen those big beautiful kitchens with the big beautiful pendant light hanging over a big beautiful sink centered in front of a big beautiful window. But what about kitchens that don’t have the size and symmetry of those inspiration images? I’m working on one of those kitchens right now, and I’m determined to find solutions to those problem areas. Imperfect kitchens can be beautiful too!

New Year’s Resolutions Through Design – Read More

I’m rounding up the best reading nook inspiration photos for anyone that has proclaimed THIS IS THE YEAR I’M FINALLY GOING TO READ MORE. Whether it’s a light and bright window seat, or a dark and moody library room, adding a spot dedicated to getting lost in a book will definitely get you reading more in 2023.