It is almost summer at our house (1 more week of school!) and goodness things are busy. I wanted to pop in for a minute and share some home projects we are working on.Read More
I'm thrilled to share our daughter's room makeover with you this morning! She is 8, almost 9 and is at the beginning of the tween/preteen years. I partnered with Hunter Fan Company and Sherwin-Williams on the project because I am always beyond impressed with the quality of their products!
Our daughter has a fun and artistic personality and I didn't want to limit that with neutral colors. So together we picked a light blue-grey paint called Misty SW 6232 by Sherwin-Williams. And used Hunter Fan's Cranbrook design in mint overhead.Read More
When I moved to the Charlotte, NC area 4 years ago I heard about the High Point Market but was clueless about it. So I started doing my research! The High Point Market is a furniture trade show (the largest in the world!) hosted in High Point, NC every 6 months with over 2000 exhibitors. It is open to people in the industry only. The majority of the exhibitors I visited were wholesalers--shops & boutiques buy from them to sell in their store. I attended the past two times with a press pass.
Scroll down for 4 trends I spotted at the April 2018 High Point Market. This isn't a conclusive list! You will find every style at the Market. I'm sharing favorite things that caught my eye as a designer who leans toward modern lines with rustic accents. And bonus if a piece has some quirkiness!Read More
Last week we had new countertops installed! Originally I was leaning toward quartz, but wasn't thrilled with the options in our price range. We had a goal of staying around $2,000-$2,500 and after measuring our square footage I knew I needed to stay under $45/sq ft.
We ended up ordering with Home Depot, mostly because I could walk in there without making an appointment and get samples and ask questions. The guys in the store were really knowledgable and patient. So on the day we picked our material I spotted a small sample of steel grey leathered granite (brushed and polished are also used to describe leathered granite). I really liked its quirky finish (it has texture, and isn't glossy like typical granite). And I liked that it had a more consistent, modern texture than typical granite. I knew we would go light/white or dark and was surprised how much I liked the steel grey color.Read More
Blue paint is tricky. It can transition to a mint-tone so quickly or show too nursery-ish. We are working on our 8 & 10 year old's bedrooms and both kids said they are interested in the color blue for their walls. So I started to research our options! I used my Sherwin-Williams kit to look at our color choices, got great suggestions from friends on Instagram, and researched online to see how the colors look in rooms.
Finding a good blue gray paint is important to me. I want it to show neutral AND give our kids the color they want. Scroll down for my top 5 blue grey paint colors!Read More