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A Cheery Boho-Modern Bedroom Reveal

I always believe that when executed well, the use of color can be the single most transformative design element in a room.  Case in point: this cheery, boho-modern bedroom I designed for a model apartment project that debuted last year. I can’t believe I haven’t shared this one with you yet but I’m excited to finally show you this lovely space! Let’s start the reveal by taking a look at what the room looked like before…

Since this was a model apartment, I began the design planning before there were even walls up which is really tough to do because …

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A Peek Inside the Obama Family’s Private White House Residence

As President Barack Obama’s final days in office are coming to an end, I thought it would be fitting to honor his legacy here on the blog by sharing a peek inside the private quarters of the White House. These photos were originally featured in the Jan issue of Architectural Digest. It’s common practice for each incoming first family to hire an interior designer to redecorate the White House private quarters upon taking office and in 2008 the Obamas enlisted A-list designer Michael S. Smith to give their new home at the White House a refresh. Smith incorporated modern touches …

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One Nook Two Ways

What to do when you have an awkward corner in your home that you just don’t know what to do with? Coming up with a functional use for a tricky space that feels useless can definitely be a challenge but with a bit of inspiration and a few new pieces of furniture you can make an awkward corner look pretty and purposeful. The space you see here was actually a model apartment I designed and since no one actually lived there had the flexibility to experiment with different ideas.

This was the space when it was still under construction. I …

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ELEVATE Design Collective

This week I attended the ELEVATE Design Collective loft unveiling in New York and I’m so excited to share the scoop on this fabulous event and give you a peek inside the collective’s first-ever showcase loft in New York! I attended as the blogger ambassador on behalf of Schlage which is a best known for their selection of unique snd stylish door hardware. Schlage had the idea to bring six top home accent brands together to create a beautiful, modern concept loft in New York to feature their products and collectively tell a story about how accents can make a …

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My Happy Place

As an entrepreneur I love the work that I do and wouldn’t trade it for the world but I work hard! Like ridiculous hours, often on the weekends, plus I travel quite a bit so I hardly ever have time to myself to just relax and veg out. I’m often asked “what do you like to do when you’re not working?” and I feel lame for not having some super interesting answer but the truth is, what I love to do more than anything when I have the free time is absolutely nothing! It’s such a luxury and there’s nothing …

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5 Tips for Decorating with Plants

One of my favorite ways to brighten up my home is to incorporate a bit of greenery which is sure to bring burst of color and life into any room. Plants make your home feel welcoming and inspiring which will in turn enhance your mood and – bonus – many plants filter toxins from the air, acting as natural air purifiers so having them in your home is healthy too! (Win, win!) If you’re like me and live in an apartment with no outdoor space, or you just want to brighten up your home, consider incorporating house plants into your …