White with Whimsy- a Kitchen Remodel

I fell in love with this kitchen 5 years ago when we purchased our home. Although the oak wood and brass fixtures were eyesores, I could easily envision how beautiful the space would be with a budget and some blood, sweat, and tears. The basic footprint stayed the same in the remodel, but we did relocate the cooktop and refrigerator as well as enlarge the island.

A Little Girl’s Vanity- Modern Makeover

What little girl wouldn’t want to have a vanity of her own? There is something so grown-up and chic about sitting at a vanity and applying makeup, adorning oneself with jewelry, or simply brushing one’s lovely locks.

My five-year-old is a girly-girl for sure. So, when my sweet neighbor, Debbie,  offered me her old vanity for only $25, I had to jump on the opportunity! With just a little bit of chalk paint, some elbow grease, and fun fabric, the vanity was like new.

I hope this inspires you to bring an old piece of furniture back to life!

Layers on Lavender- a Girl’s Room

They say that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. My seven-year-old clients, Kate and Sophie, are the cutest little girls around! These twins are full of life, learning, and luster.

My challenge for this dynamic duo was to create a bedroom to match their vibrant personalities. There were two criteria for the space: 1. The design must incorporate the existing lavender walls. 2. The design must be in a style that they will not outgrow.

Lemon Wreath Entrance

When your last name is “LEMMON” you can have a lot of fun decorating your home. The other day, I found two classy-looking lemon wreaths at Homegoods and knew I had to have them! I was able to create an entrance that leaves no doubt in our guests’ minds that they have arrived at La Casa de Limon.

Coral & Mint- Girl’s Bedroom

Who doesn’t LOVE mint and coral….especially for a little girl? This color-packed combo is a huge trend in fashion and design. My daughter, Delaney, is a girly-girl, and I knew this color scheme would fit her personality. But making your concept a reality can be tough when you have to find things on a budget.

When I am decorating a space, I always try to find a special piece that inspires the design. For Delaney’s room, the inspiration was these beautiful mint nightstands. I found them on Craigslist for $120 each (already painted and distressed). From there, I chose a vibrant lattice print wallpaper for the accent wall. I searched high and low for a bedspread that would bring it all together. I finally located this quilt at Home Goods for $19.99. They only carried it in a twin size, so I decided to turn it sideways to make it fit the full size bed.

Fall Decor- Keeping it Simple

Fall is such a wonderful time of the year! We think of many things such as cooler weather, rich colors, football, back to school, and family gatherings to name a few.
In my early days of decorating, fall decor meant bright colored leaves, tole-painted pumpkins, and straw scarecrows. Through time, my approach was refined to a more simplistic style. Instead of taking fall “literally”, I began to do a play-on the season.
This year I chose to decorate with white, gold and various shades of brown. I decided to “keep it simple”.