Monthly Archives: May 2015

Before and After: Living Room

May 29, 2015

Is it just me or has this week has completely flown by?  It’s Friday and that means let’s party by showing you one of our favorite room transformations! This living room room is not terribly large in size but we had a lot of boxes to check on this family’s list. Additionally, this room is […]

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How To: Give the Perfect Teacher Gift

May 28, 2015

It’s close to that time of year: the kids are getting out for summer break. That means: teacher gifts! Teachers are so amazing and influential on their students and giving a small token of appreciation is the least we can do. We’ve compiled our favorite teacher gifts for this year. My personal favorite? #3… 1) Caldrea Lotions […]

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Ask a Designer: Rugs and Bathroom Updates

May 27, 2015

We’ve got our next installment of Ask a Designer series. We love any and all questions you send our way. So, keep them coming! If you have a question: simply comment below OR email and then we will answer it on one of our blog posts. Question: If you can’t afford a quality large […]

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Episode 4 of Design 101: Curtain Call

May 25, 2015

Here we go again: Episode 4 of Design 101 is now on The Design Network! We are having so much fun with this series and cannot be more excited to showcase our next episode. This time, it’s all about curtains, draperies and window treatments and the TREMENDOUS impact they can make in your home. Here […]

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Fashion Friday: Neutral Charm

May 22, 2015

It’s that time again: Fashion Friday! This time: I decided to stick to the neutrals and keep it simply classy. In my opinion, neutral is ANYTHING but boring! For my outfit: I wore a linen pencil skirt with white piping and paired it with my favorite white t-shirt. You can never have too many good […]

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How to Set Your Table for Memorial Day

May 21, 2015

Memorial Day is so important to us because we are remembering and honoring all the people who served our country. Ronald Reagan once said “Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: The Overnight Guest

May 19, 2015

We are excited to start a new series called “How to be the Perfect Hostess.”  We will delve into dinner parties, holidays and all things hostess:  but today we are starting with The Overnight Guest. It’s all about your overnight guest feeling at home, relaxed and comfortable.  Whether hosting family, friends or colleagues, here are several […]

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Bedroom Pillows

May 18, 2015

Episode 3 of Design 101 is NOW on The Design Network and this time it’s all about chic bedroom pillows and the impact they can make in your bedroom! Pile on the pillows! Euro shams, king shams, sleeping pillows, accent pillows, neck rolls: which is which, and where do they all go? We teach you […]

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Trend: Mixing Dark and Light Wood

May 15, 2015

One trend we noticed at Spring High Point Market was the mixing of light and dark wood in both furniture pieces and in room designs. And guess what?! We love this look! One of our favorite showroom is always Gabby and this year did not disappoint. Gabby is known for their transitional and eclectic lighting […]

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A Piano Room Transformation: Before and After

May 13, 2015

I love a good transformation, don’t you? I think we all do! Here’s the back story… My client worked out of this space with her team, consisting of her brother and two daughters. Like most things, it worked for a little while. But then she realized she missed using this room to entertaining her guests […]

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How To: Stay Organized

May 12, 2015

We live in a crazy world that constantly has us going, going, going and staying “on.” For me: I am first and foremost a Mom to 2 busy and active girls, a wife, an interior designer and a business owner of my design business and store! Needless to say, if I do not stay organized: […]

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Chic Master Bath

May 11, 2015

  We’re so excited that you enjoyed our premiere episode of Design 101 last week! It was all about my daughter’s bedroom and how to achieve a kid’s room that is both nice AND fun for them. Episode 2 of Design 101 is on The Design Network right now! We’re debuting our latest episode all […]

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Fashion Friday: Pink Paradise

May 8, 2015

Happy Friday! We are long overdue for a Fashion Friday post. So, let’s get this party started! I love connecting interior design with fashion because it’s so fun to play off each other. When I was looking for a room to mimic in my fashion: how could I turn down this AMAZING pink dining room?! […]

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How To: Accessorize Your Mantle

May 7, 2015

We get lots of questions on how to accessorize mantles! It really is quite fun to play around with designing your mantle. Here are some of my favorite mantles from past designs: We have a mantle in our store, Lauren Nicole Home, and decided to film a couple of videos to break it down for […]

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Design 101 Bloopers!

May 6, 2015

Have you had a chance to watch the premiere episode of Design 101 yet? If not, head on over to Monday’s blog for the link AND to enter our $75 Lowes Home Improvement Gift Card Contest! Okay, so this is definitely an embarrassing video…but it was too good NOT to share! We had lots of […]

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Ask a Designer Series: Antiques and Good Investments

May 5, 2015

Here we go! We’ve got Part 2 of the Ask a Designer series. We love all of your questions, so please keep them coming. You can comment below with your question or email Antiques Question: What are your best ideas/tips/tricks for combining antiques, vintage pieces, and modern pieces all in the same room? I […]

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Our Premiere Episode on The Design Network and a Contest

May 4, 2015

We are so excited to announce our show, Design 101, premieres on The Design Network today! We had a blast filming all of the episodes and consider each one our favorite! 🙂 Except, of course, the premiere episode is DEFINITELY our favorite because it’s featuring my daughter’s bedroom. We want you to hop on over […]

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A Beautiful Dining Room Transformation

May 1, 2015

One of my favorite rooms to transform: dining rooms. I love designing rooms where families gather! Who am I kidding? I love designing and transforming all rooms. When I first got started on this project, I knew that we would be using faux leather on the chairs. She had two small children and knew for […]

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