Design Tip

House Tour // Townhouse Holiday Decor

The countdown is on! And with 2 weeks till Christmas you most likely have your decorations up, your shopping done, gifts are wrapped and you're just sitting pretty, relaxing and enjoying this peaceful time of year! NO?!  You're not?! Well, I'll let you in on a secret, I'm not ready either!  

I'm 100% guilty of being my own worst client and this time of year is no exception.   But, I have a good excuse! While I've been neglecting my own holiday decor I was busy adding a little holiday layer to this gorgeous townhouse!  

The home is actually a model for a new development, so it was important not to outshine the overall design of the space. Take a peek inside to see how I added just a touch of glitz and glitter, and to hopefully make buyers feel like they've come home for the holidays!  


The house was fully furnished and styled by another designer with a strong color story of grey's, aqua's and yellow's.   Keeping that palette in mind I played up the sparkle aspect with varying metallics and tiny touches of aqua here and there, just to accentuate the existing decor.   

So, if you're still fretting about getting your home holiday ready, don't stress and just try adding light touches here and there.  You want your decorations to compliment your existing style, not steal the show!  

Happy Holidays!!



Wise Words // Design Sponge Manifesto


Happy Tuesday!! How was everyone's weekend?!

I spent Friday - Sunday painting my bedroom and upstairs bathroom, so yeah Monday's arrival didn't feel too bad compared to all that.  I love how it turned out and I can start to see some real progress, but that's another story for another time! 


If you're an avid design blog reader you are probably very familiar with the genius that is Design Sponge; if you're not take the time to get to know them! They have oodles of DIY tricks, tips, inspiration and general design goodness to discover, but most recently they've come out with a new mission statement that I wanted to share with you all. It's 10 simple, lovely and inspiring reminders to keep with you when designing your home.  As a designer myself I know all too well how it can quickly become overwhelming trying to pull a space or home together into one cohesive look and feel.  (Heck, that's basically why I have a job in the first place; To create order out of the chaos and help bring your beautiful vision to life!)

But honestly, sometimes you just need a gentle reminder that it's your home and your home alone, so you can do whatever you damn well please to the inside! Happy Reading :)

Check out the full story and their new mission statement here!

I personally love the overall tone they're promoting; it's approachable, relaxed and hopefully gives you some confidence going into your next project! Which lesson hit your heart strings the most?