In interior design projects, I tend to gravitate toward natural elements, like wood, glass and stone. But without question, marble is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking additions to any home. Whenever we need a gorgeous custom piece for a countertop or table, Aria Stone Gallery is our go-to. They helped us find the countertop we used in this stunning black and white powder room.
“What is your design style?”
It’s a question I get asked all the time, especially when I’m meeting with clients for the first time. And it’s one of the most important questions to ask when you begin working with an interior designer. After all, you are looking for someone to design your home, your sanctuary. A place to build a beautiful legacy for years and generations to come. It’s critical that you and your designer are on the same page.
One of my biggest joys has been renovating the BLVD house and making it my own. As many of you know, this home was not in the best condition when Michael and I purchased it. Soggy walls, a wet basement, an addition that seemed to be held together by magical forces…all of these issues and a few more plagued this home.
But my passion for home renovation interior design allowed me to see the beauty behind its many flaws. Still, I knew that it would take a lot of work. I needed a lot of great people to see my vision and make it a reality! That’s why I’ve created this guide.
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.