Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas Holiday is here and I hope you've gotten to take some time to enjoy the season! I love seeing how people decorate for the holidays. Weather they choose to be simple or over the top it's fun to see people's personality in they decor. I hope you have a joyous Christmas and enjoy the time with your family!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Beauty Rest

A couple beautiful bedrooms that are too pretty not to share. A bedroom is such an important space to have beautiful. Its the space that should be your retreat and an area where you can start your day refreshed. So why not start the day feeling good and inspired! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

 I love the holiday season! It's really is a wonderful time of the year! It's been a beautiful Sunday here in Des Moines as a soft white snow has been falling all day. I've been baking and enjoying the Christmas decorations at my house. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season as well!

Photos: Traditional Home

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Color Loving

I'm loving the mix of colors and patterns in this dining area. The color is fun but also still very sophisticated! The perfect blend in this designers book!

Photo: Traditional Home

Monday, November 4, 2013

What I've been up to....

Baby things have been happening at the Blum house. We are happily getting ready for our first child! It's exciting and a bit overwhelming preparing for our little one. I have been busy working on the nursery. I put together the olioboard above of the items in this special new room! We aren't finding out the sex so I'm keeping it really neutral, soft, and babyish. I'll add some touches of soft pink or blue once the bundle of joy arrives.  The bottom pictures are a few inspiration photos for Baby Blum's room. I'll share the finished picture in a few months when the room is done! 


Photo: Me, Pintrest

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Graphic Punches

 Color, Pattern, and Fun is the mix in this home! It has a fantastic blend of all three! The graphic pattern is used to accent in pillows and artwork. Love the fun feeling of this house and mix of styles.

Photos: Atlanta House & Home

Monday, October 7, 2013

Clean Aesthetic

 There's nothing better than a beautiful clean aesthetic in a home. Sometimes it's best to keep is simple both in design and color selections. I really appreciate this clean look in this home. I also think the use of color is very soothing and fits the style nicely. Enjoy!

Photos: Unknown

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What I've been up too...

 Been a little busy installing a great new project! I've been working on this house for the last year and half and it turned out great! I spent two weeks pulling this house together and the homeowners have finally arrived. More pictures and details soon but I thought I'd share what I've been up to.

Photos: Jake Boyd Photography

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Beautiful Banquette

 Loving these beautiful velvet banquets! And the combo with the zebra rug makes it all pop!
Photos: Atlanta Homes

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Why not twin beds?

Twin Beds in a guest room can be so fun and functional too! Why not try this combo in your home? This is a great blend of color for the room too!

Photo: Atlanta House & Lifestyle

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Kitchen Before and After

The kitchen was the biggest project we tackled in our house. It was so much work but we couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. It was good for me to go through a kitchen remodel as I now have a better understanding of what my clients go through when they do it. Because our house has such old bones I didn't want to stray to far from a classic kitchen. I wanted it to look like it could of been there forever but had some modern touches added. I've always been drawn to a black and white combo with marble so the kitchen was actually fairly easy for me to design. Yes, I fretted about many small decisions but the overall direction was an easy one for me.  It is still a work in progress. I have backsplash being installed in a couple of weeks and I still need to figure out the window treatments. I know both of those things will add a major impact to the space. 

There wasn't a bathroom on the main floor so we tucked one in the kitchen. We knew it was now or never with the remodel and I'm so glad we did it! It's itty bitty but it is cute! Below are the before pictures of the kitchen. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Outdoor Living

 It's that time of year where we get to enjoy living in the outdoors. It's such a great feeling to be able to spend countless hours outside. I especially love it when homes make the outdoors feel like the inside. Why not have beautiful furniture and window treatments to compliment your home? It will only make you use the space that much more. It might be something to consider if it it's a space you haven't made pretty yet!

Photos: Traditional Home

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Now, this is my kind of fireplace! I love the 3 sided open design and the neutral stone has a very elegant  feel! What a beautiful clean aesthetic!