The month of May was very exciting, but we’re looking forward to the slightly slower pace that summer brings! This month we finally moved into our new home, the girls graduated from Kindergarten, the team continued working on some fun client projects and Letecia and I made a quick trip up to NYC to visit the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. (ICFF)
We’re still a month away from the official start of summer, but the warm temperatures are making it feel like summer’s already here. It’s got me dreaming of lounging by the pool on the weekends, dining al fresco and late night hangouts at the fire pit with family and friends.
It’s hard to believe after all these months we finally get to call the Show House our home! We’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy it after all the hard work everyone put into making our dream home come to life.
I do have to admit though, it’ll definitely be strange not to make decisions about tiles, landscaping or think about appliances for the kitchen. And after having to go through the appliance selection process myself, I know how overwhelming it can be. With so many options, knowing which one is right for you and your home can be a challenge.
Pictorial evidence suggests that the Egyptian pharaohs were the first people to use headboards, which were originally designed to protect against drafts. But through the centuries the purpose and designs of headboards have evolved. Today headboards are used for mainly aesthetic reasons, but one thing has remained the same – a headboard can transform a bedroom.
Can you believe the summer is right around the corner?! We’re dreaming of days spent lounging by the pool, relaxing in the backyard soaking up the sun and reminiscing about some of the stunning outdoor designs we’ve created in the past.
As my team and I have been planning for the BLVD Show House, we’ve found some amazing pieces from our favorite vendors and have gotten tons of inspiring ideas for our summer projects. And these lounge chairs were too beautiful not to share with you.
So today, I wanted to share a few outdoor lounge chairs that will make your backyard the perfect oasis this summer.
As we were designing the Boulevard Show House, I knew we wanted the tile to take center stage in the butler’s pantry, powder bath, and on the bar backsplash. So I worked with the experts at Ann Sacks (one of my go-to’s for tile) to find styles that were sophisticated, modern and elegant. We ended up with selecting some fabulous tile for our home and I’m so thrilled to have Ann Sacks as a Pine Sponsor.
But it was so hard to choose because there were so many gorgeous options! So today I wanted to share some of the other tiles I love from the new Ann Sacks tile spring 2018 collection.
Gone are the days of gas stove tops and ovens and fridges with basic functions. Whether it’s in your car, on your wrist or in your home, technology is everywhere these days helping to make your life easier and more manageable. And your kitchen is no exception.
Art and accessories are great ways to share your story throughout your home. But have you ever thought about using lighting? There are so many cool and unique lighting fixtures that you can use to tell your story and elevate the furnishing design. So whether you love traditional, large-scale or contemporary style lighting, there’s definitely a statement light for you.
In any bedroom, the bed is the focal point. But when it comes to creating the perfect bed, many people tend to overlook one thing – the pillows! There are many different shapes and sizes of decorative throw pillows – square pillows, rectangular lumbars, Euro shams and bolster pillows…So how do you determine which size works best for your bed? And the answer is that it all really depends on the bed size.
Rugs play a big part in our interiors. Whether you choose a neutral or bold color, they can be a statement piece or a subtle compliment to the furnishings. No matter what rug we source, it has to match our client’s lifestyle and be beautiful, practical and suitable for everyday use. Ranging from modern to boho, to feminine and antique – here are a few of the rugs we absolutely love!