7 Beautiful Chandelier Ideas for Your Foyer

7 Beautiful Chandelier Ideas for Your Foyer

The foyer is the catch-all place for shoes, purses, wallets, keys, and spare change. While it should be an attractive space that sets the precedent for the rest of your home, it is often a cluttered and forgotten area.

The good news? After a bit of sorting and organization, you only need to add a few new elements to make your foyer a statement piece:

 1.    Add small, narrow table or cabinet, topped with bowls for keys and change and baskets underneath for the shoes and backpacks

2.    Place a mirror above the table to allow yourself the one last look as you rush out the door (also makes a small area look larger and reflects natural light)

3.    Add wallpaper {link to last blog} with texture, prints or color

 …but we aren’t quite done. The one thing I often find missing in foyers is a great statement light fixture.

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3 Beautiful Wallpaper Designs for Your Space

While all your neighbors are drowning in various shades of gray on their walls, wallpaper in a fun color or an unexpected motif defines your unique style like no other element.  Adding wallpaper to a room is a simple addition that will instantly engage everyone. Whether they comment that it was a bold move or ponder at how great it looks, wallpaper customizes your living spaces.  You can wallpaper an entire room or create a spectacular accent wall.

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6 Beautiful Interior Décor Items You Need Right Now

Recently I went to Las Vegas Market and I got a bunch of stuff for my new showroom that I’m so excited to put in your homes. I scoured the showroom floors of my current vendors and hunted for new vendors and sources as well (walked 25 miles in three days!).  I was searching for just the right combinations for our showroom vignettes.  Here are a few of my favorite things from the haul

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Hour Tour: Lockeford Luxury Kitchen for Entertaining

As we generally do, we presented our client with two color palettes - breezy sage green called Silvermist and a moody indigo blue. It was a difficult decision, but we are so happy they opted for the Silvermist collection. It feels coastal and fits right into the large walnut orchard right out the back windows. The color palette is present in the sage green island cabinets and contrasted against the black walnut wall cabinets opposite. We continued this theme into the family room.

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3 Ways White Paint Will Easily Beautify Your Home

3 Ways White Paint Will Easily Beautify Your Home

As the cooler days approach us here in California, I’ve got a craving for a good Manhattan. I like it with Crown Royal whisky and a Maraschino cherry. It is a cocktail that should be savored slowly as each sip warms your body, beginning at your forehead and culminating at the tips of your fingers and toes. As I sip, I anticipate the plump cherry marinating in the whiskey and the idea of popping it in my month creates a sense of excitement.

This is how I feel about these no-fail paint colors for white walls. I go back to them over and over in my design projects. I begin by fanning out the large paint deck, thinking I need to pick new and exciting palettes, but I always fall back on these tried and true colors.

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How to Instantly Give Your Home Character

Picking a color palette can be a scary thing, but you must pick a color palette and stick to it. You will create a little cheat sheet to carry with you when you are shopping and use it to make sure you stay on track. This way, you won’t be tempted to buy something that “looks great in the store” but won’t look good in your space.

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House Tour: Modern Kitchen on a Minimal Budget

We first meet with Kristine when she was 8 months pregnant. Kristine is a tall gal (6’4”), so we couldn’t tell she was expecting. We met with her in our normal 2 hours consultation, and she totally shocked us by saying, “Can you get this done in the next 4 weeks? My baby is due at that time.”

“We should probably wait until after baby comes,” was my immediate response. However, Kristine didn’t want to wait. She hated her kitchen and wanted a new one as soon as possible.

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How to Decorate Your Kitchen Like Instagram

How to Decorate Your Kitchen Like Instagram

Your kitchen remodel is finally complete, and it looks great. The brand new cabinets are perfect. The countertop is shiny and new. The tile backsplash makes your heart sing every time you walk into the room, and the cooktop is just begging to be used.

…But there is a problem.

It just doesn’t look like all those Instagram photos! Never fear, we have a solution. Here’s how to curate your decor with all the little details  so your beautiful dream kitchen looks like it hopped right off your Instagram feed.

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8 Beautiful Dish Sets You Need on Your Table

I have a little confession to make. I have a fetish for fine china. I know – it’s a problem. I did scale back last year, but not before I had collected a set of dishes for every holiday (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas), my wedding dishes, and a few others I’ve found at estate sales (a great place to find vintage collections, by the way)

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