October 12, 2016

Bathroom Decorating: 5 Tips

Bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to decorating, but a few simple tips can make all the difference in the space.

1. I never liked the look of shower doors, especially in a small bathroom. Instead, go for a pretty curtain like this one from West Elm (pictured above). Curtains are a super easy way to change the mood in a bathroom.

2. Apothecary jars are a great option for displaying pretty soaps. I like to have a few in different sizes on my bathroom shelf. Pottery Barn carries simple glass jars that work well.

3. It's not a comfy bathroom without a candle or two in the mix. I am forever buying pretty candles and have my eye on this unscented H&M one for just $6.

4. There's nothing better than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a luxurious towel. Try the Matouk Esperenza towels.

5. And have a little fun with your wastebasket. I'm loving this brushed nickel design from Wayfair.

Photo: West Elm

May 2, 2015

Beauty Meets Decor: The Makeup Show

If you enjoy decorating, you know inspiration can hit you from so many places. There have been many times when I've noticed a makeup trend and instantly thought about how it can be translated to my pad. That's the beauty of decorating.

With that said, I'm excited to check out The Makeup Show again this weekend. It runs from May 3 - 4 in NYC and a few other dates are coming up in Dallas, Chicago and Orlando. It's the 10th year of the event (wooohooo!) and brands like MAKE UP FOR EVER and Inglot, which are known for products with unique colors, will be on-hand with their latest items. I'm sure the show won't disappoint. 

Photo: Mehron

April 28, 2015

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa

Choosing the perfect sofa for your home depends on a number of factors. Here are a few tips to consider to make shopping for a sofa a breeze.

There's a design for every aesthetic. Whether you're more modern or live for a boho-chic style, you can find a sofa that suits your taste. Do you like a chesterfield chair? Are you more laid back and love the idea of a chaise? Whatever you prefer, there's an option for you.

Think about how you live. Pets and children should be considered when decorating your home, especially when it comes to shopping for a sofa. Think about the material you choose for your sofa, because you need to make sure it's easy to clean and still looks presentable over time.

Have fun with it. The best thing you can do is not to take the process of shopping for a sofa so seriously. It requires a great deal of patience to find the best design for your home. Once you find the style of your dreams, get creative with pillows and throws to make it as stylish as it can be.

Photo: Distinctive Chesterfields

April 22, 2015

Follow Me on Porch.com!

I'm having a blast sharing my home decorating thoughts with Porch.com. I started writing for the site recently and have been covering so many fun home topics.

Check my 5 tips to make your home way more chic, how to get through the moving process without losing your mind (ha),  and the best advice on decorating with Pantone's Spring 2015 color palette. Be sure to follow all the fun over on Porch. There's a new article posted pretty much every week.

You can also keep up with me on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all my decorating adventures with Porch.

January 30, 2015

My Porch.com Article: The 6 Rules of Controlling Clutter for Good

Head on over to Porch.com for my article, "The 6 Rules of Controlling Clutter for Good." It's the perfect time to rid your home of unnecessary clutter and get more organized. It's the only way to fully enjoy your living space.

January 16, 2015

One Accessory Can Transform a Home

Here's the perfect example of how one accessory can instantly transform a home. These stools by Anna Karlin from Atelier Courbet made it into the home of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and they complement the bronze island perfectly. And how fun that the brass stools are based on chess pieces? See more photos of the New York home in the current issue of Architectural Digest.

January 5, 2015

New Year, New Home

Happy new year! I can't believe it's 2015. The start of the year is the perfect time to create the home you've always wanted. It's not a process that can happen over night. Get started now, pace yourself and really think about what you want your home to look like. Think about how you use each room in your home and the decor you most resonate with. Here are some articles I came across to help spark some ideas on how to transform your home.
  • Design trends that may dominate this year, from handmade dinnerware to herringbone [via Remodelista]
  • Tackle each home project week by week. Use this roundup of 10 chic planners to stay on track [via Vogue]