This project was a true labor of love and will always hold a very special place in my heart! I was so honored with the amount of trust these clients put into me and my design. Their completed master bathroom is a fresh updated space that I know they will enjoy for years to come.
I found an exciting treat in my inbox this morning! I am honored to share that I have received a Best of Houzz 2017 award for Service! It has been quite the journey getting this independent design business of mine up and running and as a "mom-preneur" at times it can feel like a lot of hats to wear. But at the heart of everything that I do, I am constantly focused on customer service and producing the best work I possibly can for all of my clients. I am humbled and truly cherish that these efforts have been reflected in the award from Houzz!
There is a great article here about the award process!
Cheers to an amazing 2017!
One Kings Lane is one of my top retail sources for both myself and for clients! If you haven't been to their site yet, please do yourself a favor and jump on there! It's full of awesome inspiration and style guides, great blog articles, and of course full of amazing product. The company started out as a "daily deals" site, but over the years they have transitioned to a more standard online retailer and also added their own collection of furniture and lighting. I have sourced from their collection before and they have always had some great pieces, but this fall launch is just stellar! Because I loved it so much I thought I would share some inspiration and some of my favorite pieces from the collection!
I have bedroom design on the brain lately as I am starting to gather a plan for my own master bedroom. I so put together this mood board using some of my favorite pieces from the OKL fall collection, and also adding in a few other favorites!
I started with the bed wall since that's typically our focal point in a bedroom. OKL has had a great selection of upholstered beds and headboards for a while now, but I was so excited when I saw this new cloud print which is part of the Modern Bohemian Dwell Studio collection with Robert Allen! Can we talk about this bench?! This is one of my favorite prints from Kelly Wearstler! OKL added this print on several different pieces in their collection including a headboard, chairs, and a settee but I decided to bring it in on the bench! Also from the new fall collection are these lamps! They are a beautiful contemporary slate color with a matte finish, and this timeless shape makes them a total classic piece.
If there is room, I love to add a seating area in a master bedroom ... and there are so many options for using any combination of these pieces depending on the amount of space you have! The settee, arm chairs, and coffee table are all from the OKL fall collection. I love the juxtaposition of the classic camel back settee upholstered in the contemporary take on a navy stripe! These clean lined arm chairs are simple, but with just enough character to them they are far from boring! I have total heart eyes for this bronze coffee table ... yummy!
The last elements I brought into the design plan is this dresser wall, since the vast majority of us need some clothes storage in our bedrooms! While this gorgeous dresser isn't part of the OKL collection, I just had to add it because I love it so much (isn't it pretty, it's on my wish list for my own master!). But, the beautiful lamp is part of the OKL fall collection. Same classic shape as the lamps from the nightstands, but this has a textural gray glaze that almost reminds me of an African mud cloth fabric! So fun! The painting can be found on OKL as well and it served as that perfect piece to pull all the colors and elements in the room together!
I would love to have this master, and I think I just stumbled upon the beginnings of my own room design! What do you all think?!
I am excited to announce that I have joined a group of extremely talented designers at Decorist, one of the leading e-design platforms. I already offer e-design services as part of my standard product set, so joining the Decorist team is a natural transition and allows me to share my e-design services with even more people around the country!
The prevalence of e-design services and platforms has made working with a designer accessible to anyone and everyone! And the process is so simple and straightforward for the client! After you share the details about your project, Decorist will either match you with a designer who would best fit your project needs or you can choose a designer that you already know you love their work, and by the end of the project you have a complete room design. Your designer can either provide you with a customized shopping list for you to purchase off of as you are ready, or Decorist offers purchasing services which makes it even easier to check that design project off your list!
Above are two e-design rooms that I have completed for Decorist!
Want to learn more about how it works? Head on over to my profile and the Decorist website to get your project started!
Many of you may already know this, but I was born and raised here in and Portland and graduated with my bachelors degree from the University of Portland ... which is where I met my wonderful husband! After graduating college and getting married, Dave and I called Portland home for several years. The four of us have moved back and forth across the country for Dave's work, with our first move east happening when the twins were 15 months old. But we were lucky enough to be able to move back to Portland for his work and I am so grateful to call it home again!
Dave and I were reflecting on how incredible it is that we live in the city where we graduated college! We made a deal between the two of us that we want to be more involved in the University of Portland community. So ... I am so excited to announce that I now offer a discount on my design services through the University of Portland Pilot Perks program! There are many wonderful alum that participate in this program and I am honored to be a part of the group.
I am so honored and humbled that Heritage School of Interior Design found my story and path to interior design inspiring enough to share on their blog. Launching my career in design has definitely been a journey, at times a challenging one.
When in the midst of the day-to-day it can be hard to keep what we are doing and the change that we are affecting in perspective. There are times when we feel like our view of our own successes is muddied. It's when we reflect back at what we have accomplished that the amount of change becomes evident and the successes become a little more clear.
You can read the story posted by Heritage here.
I have been scheming up a modern kitchen with a dash of industrial flare lately, so I thought I would share some inspiration pictures!
A very good friend of mine gave me the awesome idea of creating design boards inspired by images from the Pacific Northwest to share on my blog! I am really excited that spring is coming to Portland, and very much enjoying all the cherry blossoms, so I thought I would use an image of these beautiful trees for my first PNW Inspired post!
What is so fun about using an image like the one above as inspiration for a room is that there are so many directions to take the design plan! But today, this is the direction I decided to go with the space!
I obviously needed to bring in shades of pink to reflect the flower blossoms from the picture, so I chose to do this with the area rug and artwork. It would have been really easy for this room to go very traditional and very formal, so I opted to layer the blush colored rug over a sisal rug for a more casual vibe. I brought the room more contemporary with the abstract painting and the clean lines in both the coffee table and the double sconces with cylinder shades.
The cerused oak finish on the end tables reflects the worn wood of the bridge in the picture and I moved a rich shade of green around the room to reflect the beautiful grass. I love these velvet slipper chairs, and I really love the window pain in the green throw pillows as it reminds me of a men's suiting pattern ... which combined with the tuxedo back sofa and indigo lumbar pillows juxtapose just enough masculine to a room that all started from a picture of pink flowers!
I recently shared a post with a collection of shelf styling images that I am currently inspired by. I thought I would follow up with a post rounding up some of my favorite decorative objects from Target. Shelf styling can not only feel daunting and overwhelming, but it can really add up and become an expensive project. Target has become a go-to source of mine to help finish the look while keeping the design budget under control.
My favorite formula for a perfectly executed shelfie includes layered elements including books (naturally!), framed artwork, plants or vases of flowers, and decorative objects. Here is a collection of some of my favorite items Target has in there current collection! I hope you are able to find some inspiration and maybe an item or two to finish your look!
Wood Sphere Large & Small
Rustic Wood Tray
Sea Urchins Large & Small
I have also used these in a project on bookshelves and end tables!
Glass Knot (available in lots of colors!)
Wood Stand Sculptures Large & Small
Do you have a shelf styling or other project that has you feeling stumped or overwhelmed? Follow the Contact link on the website and let's chat about how I can help!
When I think of designing a church space, I immediately picture alters, pews, stained glass windows, and marble floors (as many of us do!). But when Amanda Steiner Design and I were contacted by a small community church to design a space they were moving into, we quickly realized this was not going to be the classically traditional church.
In our first meetings, the congregation members brought us images of eclectic coffee shops, industrial restaurants, and mid-century modern rooms as their inspiration! We knew this was going to be something special!
This faith-filled group was moving into a new-to-them space that hadn't seen a design refresh for probably three decades! What had previously been a beauty salon filled with acidic colors and checker board floor tiles, needed to become a soothing, serene space where members could pray, reflect, study, and find spiritual solace.
Take a look at the before pictures to get a perspective of just how much of a dramatic over-haul was required:
The space was in need of multiple repairs, lots of TLC, and a whole new kitchenette, which did not leave much room in the budget for furnishings or decorative elements. But we are beyond thrilled with the transformation! What was a debilitated and extremely outdated hodgepodge of rooms became a cozy, calming, tranquil, and unified spiritual home!
After removing a wall separating the entrance & kitchenette, the lobby/bookstore now has room for a trio of bookshelves & a welcoming ottoman.
The entrance and retails space opens to an all new kitchenette featuring walnut stained butcher block counter tops and custom shaker cabinets painted Sherwin Williams Greek Villa.
The black and white checkerboard floors were not in the budget to change, so we worked in design elements that would help calm their graphic nature including the timeless kitchenette and layers of neutrals and textures throughout. The majority of the walls in the space were painted Sherwin Williams Logia; a soothing, crisp, and clean neutral.
We created a cozy sitting area with a family room feel providing members an area to read, study, reflect, and relax. We brought in an eclectic assortment of furnishings and decorative elements that fits perfectly with the congregation's style and requested design.
We were so honored to be a part of this project! We are thrilled with the transformation & hope that the congregation enjoys their spiritual home for many years to come!
Project done in collaboration with Amanda Steiner Design.