Monday, October 31, 2011

Hard Hats High Heels

I was excited to join the women of Hard Hats High Heels last week. I was honored to be part of their show and it was so much fun to do! We spent the hour talking about design and sharing ideas. You can watch the show here.
Photos: Hard Hats High Heels

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! What a beautiful fall day to celebrate! Whether you're having a party or just looking to add some fall accents to your house here are some great ideas! Enjoy!

Photos: Martha Stewart

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Have a great weekend!

Photos: Canadian House & Home

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coastal Living Beach House

I love this coastal inspired bedroom designed for Coastal Living's Dream House. It has a beautiful tranquil feeling to it. The throw is also one of my favorites, it is one I have in my home too!

Photo's House of Turqoise

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wall of Books

The cooler weather has me wanting to curl up and start a new book. What better way to do this than in a cozy room. I think any of these libraries would be a great way to spend an afternoon. I love how they are stocked full of lots of books! Plus what better way to showcase all the books you've read that a wall of books! Hope you're got a great fall book!

Photo's House Beautiful

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Designer Visions: Thomas O'Brien

I enjoyed seeing the work that Thomas O'Brien did for Veranda's Designer Vision's Show House. As I've said before I really appreciate his aesthetic and philosophy. He has a unique view on design. Thomas O'Brien has a collection of furniture for Hickory Chair which is a brand of furniture we use regularly at The Mansion. So, I was happy to see he used many of these pieces in the Show House. I also enjoyed seeing how he used them in his designs. Because Hickory Chair has the flexibility to offer so many finishes and options it was fun to see Thomas' vision. The upholstered bookcase he created a few season's back is one of my personal favorites. I'll feature some of these products later in the week!

Photo: Veranda

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Magazine Feature

I was pleased to be the featured designer in this month's Homestyle magazine. They asked me some questions as well as feature some of my work. What a honor! You can read the full article here.

Photo: Des Moines Register

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Heading South!

Heading to Arizona for a few days! I'm excited to get away and take in a new scenery! Looking forward to the 90 degree weather and getting in some time by the pool! Enjoy the rest of the week and see you Monday!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Color of the Moment

Fall has me inspired by all of it's beautiful orange colors. Which is also drawing my eye to orange interiors! Love this color right now!

Photos: House Beautiful, Lonny

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sitting Area

In some very large living rooms it can be a bit overwhelming to find a layout that uses the entire space. Which is why I like the picture above. I love pairing 4 chairs together. It is a great sitting area to a very large room. It feels cozy, and offers an extra area to sit and hang out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

It's another busy week for me but I wanted to leave you with this pretty dining room! Hope your taking some time to enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

Photo: Canadian House & Home

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Delightful Mix

I think this entry has a beautiful mix of accents & furniture! The pieces are very traditional in style but overall the look has a very updated, fresh look. I think this entry has a really nice mix of styles to it!

Photo: House Beautiful