Okay, question time... can you have a drop-dead gorgeous space and one that'll stand up to kids and pets? If you asked our nearly two-year-old son Brooklyn, he'd say no (or at least do his darnedest to prove it's not true) but if you ask John + me, we say YES! Here’s how it’s done…Read More
One of the things I enjoy most about being an interior designer + professional home organizer is creating spaces that not only look great but work well… for you! Creating systems + structure to maintain an organized space is all about how you live in your home.
Where we are in our lives largely dictates how we use our home + ultimately what we need from it.Read More
When it comes to your home, you don't want it to look like Jane-down-the-street's. And if it's designed for you, it won't! So. If you’ve ever wondered what a home that’s 100% YOU would look like, today’s the day, sister…Read More
It’s been a long day.
But at last...you’ve fought the good fight + finally won the day all awhile you bobbing your head in bumper-to-bumper traffic to your happy vibes playlist.
At the end of that long + exhausting day, the very last thing you want to do is spend whatever free time you have culling through piles of clutter.Read More
Can you remember the best experience you ever had as someone’s guest? Was it the coziness factor of your bedroom? Were you made to feel extra welcome + loved? Maybe all of the above??Read More
Have you ever gone to the store expecting to buy one or two things, only to find yourself walking back to the car with everything but the kitchen sink in tow?
As innocent as a shopping list of laundry detergent + toothpaste might seem...
According to Business Insider, there’s a few sneaky tactics when it comes to retailers + Target specifically, has a way of getting customers to buy more than intended — an experience so common, the internet has called it " the Target Effect."Read More
For most of us, a home is our biggest investment. We want it to tell our love story and be our biggest guilty pleasure… but we also want it to maintain + grow our ROI. Sigh… adulting is hard!Read More
I can personally attest that being a mom is h-a-r-d work. Like, really hard. Dad’s don’t have it easy either though (thanks John for sharing in the brunt of our little tyke).
But moms are expected to be persevere with a smile on their face through the puking, snotting, coughing, biting (ouch!) + down right disgusting diaper changes. #RealTalk
While I can’t prevent you from the next yanking of your hair, I am able to help you never step on another box car + (hopefully) stop an absolute meltdown when trying to get into the car because no one can find Curious George.Read More
Color psychology is a real thing, sister. The right hues can whisk you to your happy place, stir up lively conversation in the family room, or heat things up... elsewhere. ;)
If you know how you want to feel in each of the spaces in your home, guess what? We can use design + color to intentionally inspire those feelings!Read More
I tapped the shoulder of my good pal, Mr. Webster for a little bit of help.
However, in order for us to fully understand how clutter affects your home, your life + your mind, lets identify a working definition of clutter + what it really means. According to Webster, ‘Clutter is a crowded collection of things in a particular place.’
In other words: CLUTTER = THINGS.Read More
What is an Interior Design Budget?
Many people confuse "budget" with "investment." Your investment is that number you feel all good + comfy spending on your project. Your budget is an itemized breakdown of what your dollars will be doing... + we want them to work as hard as possible for you!Read More
Does the more stuff we have or accumulate really lead to a better life? Everywhere I look marketing pushes the new this, the better that + the need to have more is continuously in-grained in our way of thinking.Read More
You’ve envisioned the fresh, breezy interior that makes your soul giddy first thing in the morning + full of contentment at the end of the day. Maybe you’ve even imagined the details all the way down to that breathtaking built-in + stone fireplace.Read More
Somewhere along the way, our priorities get derailed. It becomes hard to see the forest through the trees. The life we envision… of coming home at the end of a long + exhausting day to a beautifully organized place gets lost in translation.Read More
Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and been instantly wowed by her space? If so, I’m willing to bet window coverings played a big role in your jaw-droppage! John + I are guilty over here too… beautiful drapery or a stunning Roman shade has been known to stop us in our tracks!Read More
We cull through physical clutter, create automated systems, streamline routines while hurdling emotional barriers + reorganizing homes from top-to-bottom...
After working, hands-on with reluctantly overwhelmed clients for over 10 years, we’ve seen (+ heard) it all.
And today, we’re spilling the beans.Read More
The right lighting can make you zing with excitement, feel head over heels about life, and throw your neighbors into a fit of jealousy… which is probably why you won’t be surprised that a LOT of details go into choosing the perfect lighting. Let me count the ways…Read More
Because it’s had such a massive impact on me, I wanted to share with you, one of the single most important things that’s forever changed the way I declutter...everything!!!
It’s literally altered my perception, my approach + my philosophy in terms of personally getting organized as well as helping clients set up systems to ensure they stay one step ahead of things around the house.Read More
A well-styled bookcase can make a room feel special, put together + peace-inducing to the max! …but we’ve also seen overflowing, attention-competing shelves to the tune of “look at me… no, look at me…” So let’s put down the craziness + amp up the heart-tingling goodness!Read More
Who do you know that always procrastinates?
While, sitting on the patio, sunning myself like a lobster in the warm sunshine, I started thinking about procrastination.
Why do people procrastinate?
Who do I know that always procrastinates?
When is it good to procrastinate?
When is it really bad to procrastinate?
What kinds of things do you put off doing?
How do you feel when other people put off something you want done soon?
Who is the most patient person you know?