Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! We are finally down to tile, trim, faucet selections for our Guest house renovations. To make sure the project is a good real estate investment we can’t go over the planned budget, so the challenge has been how to create Luke’s desired Great Gatsby/Art Deco luxury vibe using basicCreating a luxury look for less in the Guest house Bath
My new Jill Inc. office is still on my mind. With all the negative events happening in this country and in the world right now I feel the need more than ever to have a space with a comforting vibe. The first item on my must have list is a blush sofa. Here I’ve roundedThe irresistible blush pink sofa – Splurge vs Save
I’m in the midst of sourcing for some new big projects. I’m currently obsessing over modern, mid century inspired, gold, black and straight cut crystal light fixtures. Here are my TOP 6 irresistible gold light fixture picks that I want to use in just about every project (including my own). Use them in a transitionalTOP 6 irresistible light fixtures!
I don’t know about you, but I’m all over brushed brass and brushed gold for fixtures, faucets and hardware. Something that I would have avoided years ago now feels so modern and chic with a newer matte finish. The kitchen, master bathroom and powder room will get all dressed up in matte gold. If thisMy top 10 Brass hardware picks
Our house in Sweden has a little guest cottage on the land that the farm workers lived in back in the 1800’s. It was a charming little cottage right on the lake, but by the time we bought the house the guest cottage had become a sauna with a depressing bedroom with no windows. MyTHE LAKE COTTAGE GETS A MAKEOVER
My dear friend Julie is sending her daughter Emily off to boarding school next week. Knowing the stress and worry she is going through to prepare for it, I wanted to create some chic & inexpensive dorm room ideas that might make the planning for some parents out there easier. (I of course could not resist but to mix our bedding…Make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list to get the 20% off BACK TO SCHOOL discount code this week.0
A dorm room big on style, with a cheerful color scheme might make living at school the best year yet! DORM ROOMS THAT WON'T MAKE YOU HOMESICK
If you want an inviting comfortable home, nothing perhaps is more important than picking the right color scheme. Finding the right paint colors for your home is a source of great frustration to many. It’s the question I get asked the most, so I thought I would take you through the process I use when I pick a color scheme for an entire home or a color for a room.
I’m revamping our Swedish house this month, and needed a new color for our TV room, so I will use my home as a guide. Here is a process I use to come up with a color scheme.HOW TO PICK A PAINT COLOR SCHEME FOR YOUR HOME
Monogram carpet in lavender Beige Regency Pillow Lavender Ice Regency Pillow Sea Green Monogram pillow Amethyst Regency Pilllow Beige Lucky Bedding Beige Lucky Standard sham Share This:
Now that’s not a very chic blog post title for a design blog. But honestly isn’t that pretty much the reality for today’s lifestyle? Whether we have kids, pets, guests or not, a designed space needs to withstand life. When I started out designing I used to be that horrible kind of designer who wouldSolution for the busy, messy household
This blog is about curtains. If you’re eyes glaze over about the un sexy topic of curtains I apologize.
But I really feel the need to share this.
Curtains are the one thing I continuously see ruin so many peoples interiors. I often see lots of money spent on a nice big couch but the windows are often overlooked. They are left either uncovered, or with some flimsy kind of curtain that’s often the wrong size for the window and let’s in teh wrong amount of light. The lack of thought on the windows always cheapen the look of the rest of the design. Period.
Therefore I always encourage my clients to have custom curtains made. The luxurious look you get is generally worth the cost. However the hefty price tag for well made custom curtains with pinch pleats can easily run up the budget quickly if you want to make them for all your rooms. So I needed to come up with a solution. This is the main reason I started designing and developing the best kept designer secret I know – our simple well made pinch pleat top Regency curtains. I use them for so many of my clients and they are always thrilled with the quality of the look yet for half the price of custom made drapes!
The only problem I don’t have a store so people can see them in person. The photographs we have on the site simply don’t do them justice!My favorite Designer Secret