Windows… A Universal Element In Architecture

When Was The Last Time You Looked At Your Windows?

Bill Gates - People Everywhere Love Windows

Structures of every kind, all over the world, have one thing in common…windows.  Windows let in light and fresh air.  These designated openings protect us from natures harsh elements.  Windows can be simple panes of glass or expressions of art.  Regardless of what a window looks like, windows do something magical.  They allow us to see.

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The Sunday Spy 5.20.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

gretchen black- foyer- gray arch door- patterned wood floor- gold statement lighting-wood wall panels

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  Architectural details, like the ones shared via Gretchen Black in this amazing foyer, can inspire the interior design of a home.  At first glance we see an entry just waiting for the finishing touches. With a closer look, we see this space is perfect without a single furnishing!

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Virtual Interior Design…Can It Work For You?

Online Shopping Made Easy With A Virtual Interior Design Plan

Oak and Canvas Deck Chairs

“We’ve decided to stay at home this summer and enjoy our home everyday instead of a vacation that only lasts a week.  Can you help us make our outdoor space fun without breaking the bank? “-SB

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Our Six Favorite Blush Paint Colors

You’re Making Us Blush

Little Black Domicile- Bitter Truth Pink Gin-Blush Color-Paint

It doesn’t take much for Laurel to be inspired for an interior’s design.  Such is the example of this pink gin bottle she spotted during one of her travels.   I agree! The colors in this photo are simple and sophisticated at the same time. Let’s look at how to use this beautiful color in our homes.  Get ready to blush!

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The Management Of Our DeCluttering Efforts

Management Systems For The Unmanageable

Dana K White- How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

Learn More About This Book Here

Thanks to social media, HGTV and blogs exactly like the one you are reading right now (!), we all think we should declutter.  Yes, clean up, clean out and enjoy the stress free life right?  Maybe those extremely stressful, marathon clean out sessions didn’t take at your house either.  Perhaps the reason is because so many of the how to books are written by organized people who frankly, must make organizing their hobby.  The book above is written by a gal who has the same philosophy as we do when designing a home.  Everyone has a system of how they operate.  Tweaking that system is the best way to manage clutter and get a little closer to finding that unicorn of the stress free life.

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The Sunday Spy 5.13.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye


a beautiful mess-pink vanity-hexagon tile floor- brass hardware- blush walls-bathroom design-DIY bathroom

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  Ready for a DIY vanity project like this one shared via a beautiful mess.  At first glance we are blushing a tad!  With a closer look, we see a perfectly personalized bath.

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Architecture-Because Every One Has A “Castle”

A Woman’s Home Is Her Castle

Kate Marker Interiors White Washed Gate and Painted White Brick Walls

Yikes! It’s Friday already!  We are on a project site all week with some hairy deadlines.  When we get a tad stressed we look at architecture to unwind.  We invite you to join us today, as we scroll thru our archives, at examples of amazing architecture like this one shared by Kate Marker Interiors.

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Buying Our Own Mother’s Day Gifts


How To Get The Mother’s Day Gift You Want

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  And whether or not you are a mother, we’ve all got one thing in common, we came from one.  It’s a special day all around the world and with the celebrations comes the notion of gift giving. What kind of gifts does your mother like?  In our family this was a loaded question.  Maybe it is in your family as well?

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Do You Have A Wabi-Sabi Kitchen?

The Perfectly Imperfect Kitchen

Ikea Small Kitchen with Lots of Open Shelving

Kitchen projects are some of the most popular for everyone.  We all want our kitchens to be the best they can be.  It does not matter if you are a weekend DIYer, or have a full contracting crew to help you create the kitchen of your dreams….you will most likely have to deal with an element that is not quite “perfect”.
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