Spanish Tile Stencil

Spanish Tile Stencil

My recent trip to San Antonio made me fall in love with Spanish tile and architecture even more than before. Up close and personal to beautiful buildings and artwork and standing on top of hundred-year-old tiles with their gorgeous worn patina made me craving some of that charm and character in my own home. Not wanting to do permanent tile in my not-forever-house, I decided to try out stencling!

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"Agate" creative!

"Agate" creative!

With a career centered in making homes beautiful, I'm always on the lookout for different types of artwork that I could utilize to achieve that goal. In this case, I found a paining technique that is SO so easy, budget-friendly, and quick...everything I could ever ask for in home decor ideas. The blog post I ran across on Pinterest focused on creating artwork to decorate a home. I took it a step further though and created an inexpensive gift idea or personal project that will bring joy and happiness in about 20 minutes...DIY watercolor Agate note cards!

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Free (or realllly cheap) artwork round-up

Free (or realllly cheap) artwork round-up

One of the most difficult tasks I encountered in staging homes to sell was finding good artwork; stuff that didn't look cheap, stuff that appealed to a wide range of buyers, fit the decor style I was going with and, most importantly, was INEXPENSIVE. This proved to be a bit more trying than I had initially planned on. But, Pinterest to the rescue! By searching "free downloadable art" I stumbled across tons and tons of options to outfit these houses with. And now I'm sharing some of these gems with you!

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2017 Color Forecast

2017 Color Forecast

Sherwin Williams just released their colormix 2017 Color Forecast and I'm so inspired. One of my favorite combos they debuted is titled "noir". Check out my round-up of "noir" inspired accessories that could be easily added to a room to transform it into the refuge-from-urban-streetlights-spirit-recharging-space we're looking for. To make things even easier...everything is from World Market AND everything is UNDER $40!!! You're welcome. ;)

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DB Project

DB Project

Work in progress.

This project is a great example of my flexibility as a designer on many levels. Ideally, both client and designer would love to get a space revamped and finished over a one or two day install. With this project though, we're working with a budget and designing over a longer period of time...working little areas of the house as the we go, as money allows, and using many pieces of furniture that the client already owned.

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