This flip house has been such a fun project that I almost hate to see it come to an end. Then I remember that it’s not all about the fun decorating, it’s mostly about the fun profits! *She thought, offering up a quick prayer for those profits to actually happen.* We set out to do a 6 week flip, and of course it turned into about 9 weeks. But we learned a lot along the way. Mostly what we learned was how to stay out of our contractor’s way so he could do his job. (If you’re in Albuquerque and looking for a good contractor, message me. I have the… Keep Reading
One of the questions I often get asked on the blog is “How did you make that lit headboard in your Budget Bedroom Makeover?” So today, I’m spilling all my insider secrets to you with a full tutorial. First, here are a couple of pictures to remind you what it looks like in the room, during the day: And at night: We did this in our bedroom makeover to save both money and space. Our bedroom isn’t very large and our furniture felt like it was taking over the whole room. So we got rid of most of the furniture, including the headboard and footboard on the bed. Then, to… Keep Reading
Sometimes interior designing is glamorous and fun, and sometimes it can be filled with drudgery and indecision. Recently, I made the tough decision to close my design business so I can be more available to my kids, and instead focus on this blog since it allows me to be creative and get my hands dirty with design projects, while still being able to stay home with a sick kid if needed. So, with a heavy heart, I took on one last design project with one of my favorite clients, Angie. I love working with Angie because she has great taste and doesn’t hesitate to make decisions. Truly, she made most of… Keep Reading
You know that feeling you get when you go on vacation, check into your hotel, and immediately feel a sense of luxury as you sink into the hotel bed? You start cancelling plans because you just want to lay on that bed and revel in the knowledge that you don’t have to do a thing. Well, that’s what I do anyway. My kids, not so much. They could care less about the room, they just want to hit the pool and the snack machines. (What is it about hotel snack machines that’s so intriguing to kids? They don’t get half as excited about all the very same snacks in our… Keep Reading
Today’s post is sort of a mash-up between my usual color palettes and Polyvore creations. I’ve been working on my favorite part of a design project this week: picking finishes for the master bath and furniture pieces for the bedroom. There are many stages of an interior design project that are not so glamorous, but this is the time when it all starts coming together and you get a glimpse of what you’re working toward. Because I’m having so much fun playing with all this pretty stuff, I just had to share it with you! Here’s a quick peak at some of the finishes for the bath, in a warm gray palette:… Keep Reading
Try this easy no-sew bunk bed tent trick next time your little one wants to use all your sheets and blankets to build a fort out of their bed. One of my daughters is a burrower. Do you know a kid like this? She likes to pile up all her stuffed animals on her bed and sleep right in the middle of them. If you’re ever looking for her, you can bet she’s hiding somewhere under a sheet tent in the den or behind a chair reading a book with about 3 or 4 of her animals. She’s also an engineer-in-the-making. If you’re on Instagram with me, you may have… Keep Reading
Here’s a quick sneak peek into a new design project I’m working on. This is a Master Bathroom/Master Bedroom remodel, and we’re going for a luxurious spa-like feel. I’d love to hear what you think! Soothing Neutral Bedroom by thepalettemuse featuring nesting tables To me, this dreamy bedroom feels like it has its head in the clouds and its feet on the ground. Grays, silvers, and natural linen colors blend together to feel calm, cozy, and modern. Check out Polyvore to create your own projects!