Interior Design

Canopy Bed Teen Bedroom















 

Black and White Living Room











Beachy Vibes Bedroom

First order of business in this bedroom was to paint all of the walls white. It’s the perfect backdrop for all of the soft pastel colors relating to a beachy look and feel. A desk in a teen’s room is so nice to have a spot to get ready and/or do their make-up at. This desk from West Elm was the perfect size and look for the space.

Light strands adds whimsy to this teen space and these jute poufs from CB2 allow for much needed extra seating.




Having somewhere to store all of their ‘stuff’ helps to keep the room organized and clutter free. This simple bookshelf and these baskets from IKEA fit just right on this wall.

A coat rack is a great place to hang hats, scarves or backpacks in a teen’s space. And these beachy prints from Reality & Retrospect lend so much to the beachy feel of her bedroom.




This rattan light from Serena & Lily and nightstand from Wayfair were key pieces in the design. The nightstand added necessary storage and the light added necessary drama.

Finally this daybed is a great space for my client and her friends to chill on and adds a comfortable and cozy feel to the space.




Pink, Pink, Pink

This pink bedroom for a tween was a small space with big impact. Blush colored walls and rose colored ceilings with crown to give them a finished look were the perfect backdrops for black and gold accents.






The gold dot decals added the perfect touch of whimsy to the space to make it fun and break up some of the pink.

Bedding and pillows from Pottery Barn Teen were great black, white and gold accents to compliment the pink. Can’t go wrong with kitty pillows!!






A pink fur pouf was just what we needed for extra seating- cute and comfy.

This bookshelf added a touch of glam and corralled all of her keepsakes and necessities.

Adding a medallion to the ceiling to accentuate this gold quatrefoil chandelier made the room even more glamorous.






The black and white striped rug from Ikea is a great accent to all of the pink and adds a cute bold pattern as well.

Double closets meant we didn’t need a dresser so we maximized space in the closet by adding built-ins and baskets and drawers from the Container Store to keep everything organized.

So happy with the result of this Pink Glam tween bedroom!

6 Entryway Ideas

The entry sets the tone for the whole home which is why making it a place that is welcoming as well as useful is key to the design. This entry pulls in natural elements and greets their guests with a family picture gallery wall symmetrically placed. A mirror is always a good idea in the entry if the space permits. Baskets can corral shoes and bags and the entry table has small trays to drop keys.





Florals and lit candles in the entry are a great way to greet company and make them feel welcome. (Home of @empannier)

A durable rug and an entry bench make for a great place to sit and remove shoes and keep dirt off of clean floors. The inside of the door should not be overlooked as it can be key in adding to the aesthetics of an entry design.

Serene art is the perfect accent to this architectural wall without taking away from the simplicity of it. If fresh flowers are not an option for the entry then a plant would be another great element to add. (Design by @afpdesign)

An extra large mirror or art piece makes a bold statement in the entry. (Home of Morgane Sezalory)






Adding stunning architectural elements such as this crown molding and a unique medallion around the entry light gives the entry an awesome wow factor. A beautiful light, whether simple or dramatic, in the entry is one of the main pieces that I always add to any entrance.

This entry is dramatically simple as no table or bench is needed. They added a colorful rug and stunning light to complement the art and architectural elements. It’s the perfect walkway to the rest of their stunning and unique home. (Design by and home of @stepheniewatts and @chasewattsdavid. Architectural details by @thechaderbox)

This entry includes multiple elements of what I’ve previously mentioned- bold entry light, durable rug, pretty inner door color, entry mirror and fresh flowers. A bookshelf is a nice way to greet guests with some treasured finds and decor that will be a gateway to what they might find in the rest of the home upon entering.



(Home and design of @afpdesign. Bookshelf by @thechaderbox)

Finally, keeping an entry unique and bold by just having a gorgeous front door and adding wallpaper makes for a simple yet sophisticated entryway.

(Design from @bloglovin’)

No matter what size of entry you have, making it a place where guests feel welcomed and a place that you love to come home to will make this area of the home one of the most important spaces to design in your home. Taking the time to make it unique and a sampling of what they will find in the rest of the home allows for a great design flow into the rest of the areas of your home.

Bright and Modern Master Bedroom













Colorful Eclectic Tween Bedroom

This bedroom was a labor of love for a girl after my own heart! She loves color, simplicity and uniqueness so I was happy to deliver her just that. She had a few requests such as a desk, sheer canopy above the bed and seating for friends, but other than that, she left it to me.

She already had some great pieces for me to work with such as this adorable hot pink record player and cute pink typewriter pictured below. These prints above the dresser from Reality and Retrospect were the perfect addition for a colorful, eclectic space.





This Ikea dresser just needed a refresh by adding these gold handles from Rejuvenation. The black and white striped pin board on the wall by the bed was made from sound board purchased at a local hardware store then covered in fabric using a staple gun. It’s the perfect way to get the size of pin board (or ‘idea’ board as I like to call it) you want as well as much less expensive.

A desk area is one of the items I think every teenager needs in their bedroom, especially if they have room for it. This desk doubles as a vanity since we hung a mirror above it. Having a space of their own to do homework and make-up is a must for a teenager.





Fun little signs and sayings make the space personal and whimsical- something else I think is so important for a tween’s bedroom. I definitely have to think more playful when I’m designing these spaces so it feels comfortable for a younger client.

A luxurious bed and ombre painted accent wall were the highlights in this space. Thank goodness the homeowner is a creative genius- she did an amazing job with the ombre wall!

Little touches like flamingo sheets and a light up ‘hello’ sign gave this teen bedroom that eclectic and fun feel that I was going for.





Such a fun space for a FABULOUS girl!!!!

Rustic Modern Great Room











Entry and Living Room Update

The living room is the first room you see in many homes upon entering the house. So although it may be one of the least used rooms in the home, it is definitely the most viewed. Therefore making it a space that is both welcoming and beautiful is key. My client had some existing pieces like the coffee table and chairs so I brought in furniture pieces and accents to work well with those existing pieces. This couch from West Elm was the perfect item to contrast the linen chairs and white walls and finish work. The bookshelf from Joss & Main was an AMAZIING price and filled the wall exactly like we wanted it to- enough to fill the space but not so much that it covered up the pretty panelling. The other key item was this plaid rug from CB2. I love how the pattern and color in it brings the whole space together.

This artwork from Minted was another item that I thought helped to pull the space together.




This chandelier from Overstock was such a great price and it makes an understated statement which I love.

Keeping the shelves simple and fairly sparse allows you to still see the pretty finish work behind it but give the room the needed color and texture that it had to have. Plants were another important accent to liven up the room.




I love this view from the living room into the entry. This artwork from a local boutique in South Jordan called Nest Boutique keeps the entry serene and welcoming.

The pillow is from Mae Woven and the rug from Pottery Barn has just the right amount of pattern and durability that an entry needs.




The bench was a great find from Homegoods and the entry light is from Shades of Light. So happy with how everything came together with the mixture of woods and metals to make the space interesting, livable and appealing.

Craft and Sewing Room Organization

This craft and sewing room already came with great bones- plenty of cabinet and storage space, a cute and functional design and the most darling of arts and crafts projects just waiting to be displayed or organized. When I have a space like this to work with, the first thing I do is think about what works to have out in the open so that it can be seen and used often and what works best displayed behind closed doors corralled in bins with proper labels.





Obviously the sewing station needed to be displayed and easily accessible with a lot of room around it to work on. A clean surface and a bright space is ideal for crafting and sewing and this space has both.

The cabinet right above the sewing machine was the perfect place to store fabrics where they can be seen easily when the doors were open. When organizing I try to keep items related to each other as close as possible to one another.

Open shelving and drawers right next to the sewing station stores items like thread and other sewing machine necessities. Cute baskets not the open shelves like these crocheted ones from The Container Store are perfect for storing such items.

This side of the room was also used for gift wrapping and party supplies. I purposely geared half of the craft room toward the adults needs and the other half for the kids needs. In the cabinets right above these supplies are small gifts to keep on hand for last minute gift giving.





Then in the cabinet just to the left holds more gift wrapping necessities as well as party supplies. I used these clear bins from The Container Store so it was easier to see the items inside each container.

The other half of the room is the perfect crafting station for the kids. Easy to reach bins and paper holders make crafting easy and accessible in this area.

Using a variety of baskets and containers to hold different items keeps the space looking colorful and interesting but neatly organized in order to keep the area functioning best. I love displaying projects in craft areas as well in order to inspire and uplift those working in the space.




It’s important for kids to have a place to store their own personal projects so these baskets in the open shelving from The Container Store did just that beautifully.

In the cabinets above the open workspace we corralled more craft items into separate bins so it would be easy for the kids to find what they needed when working on a project.

Wall storage like this from Ikea makes it easy to keep a cleaner surface for crafting as well as help kids know where to put items when they are finished using them.

These stained glass stars made by the homeowner,s father were the icing on the cake hanging in the window. It’s personal touches like these that make a space feel the most like their own.