Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]

round up of budget friendly bar carts

Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]

For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]


***This is a sponsored post in collaborating with LUMENS a brand I love and truly use myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. *** Back in the 90’s shiny brass, carpeting in bathrooms and ceiling fans were all the rage. Ask any interior […]

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Ceiling Fan: When & How to Use Them


Over the weekend we installed a gallery wall at a client’s house and shared our tips & tricks for installing a gallery wall over instagram stories. We had so many questions about it on instagram stories that it warranted a blog post. Gallery walls are something that has been around for quite so time and […]


Tips & Tricks for Installing a Gallery Wall


I have been blogging since 2008! That’s a whole lot of time and in that time I started off on blogspot with a blog header that I designed. It was short lived and quickly updated when I found an artist to help me with a sketch for the header. Isn’t it crazy that back in […]

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It takes a village: New Website!

effortless style studio space

Happy 2018 to all! So sorry for the radio silence from Christmas to New Years. I never intended to take the week off, but with the kids home and lots of family off from work the last thing I wanted to do was open my laptop! I watched crazy amounts of Hallmark movies, ate even […]

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Let’s do this!

interior designer long island

I have made it a priority this year to photograph my interior design work. I work with design clients all the time. Some are local and some are virtual. It’s tough to get photos of the virtual work, which is why I only share peeks into their style plans. Locals in the Long Island and […]

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Project Reveal: New Traditional Dining Room

boho chic living room

Many times when I’m sourcing items for a client I find other beauties that don’t work for the current project, but I just need to share! So, I decide to come up with a little style plan merging together some of my favorite new finds. No. 1: How stunning is the artwork of artist, Hayley […]

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Style Plan: Eclectic Glam Living Room

luke edward hall chair

When an artists work is described as a blend between Picasso and Dr. Seuss you know I’m going to be all about it. I love color and whimsy and artist Luke Edward Hall is the king of both! Luke Edward Hall is based out of London and get this he is only 26!!!!! He is […]


Take a seat with Luke Edward Hall


This week was the reveal week for Linda’s from Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge. Now I love seeing all of the participants rooms, but my favorite part is seeing what the guest participants did! So, I thought it would fitting to showcase some of my favorites today! 1. Brittany from House Plus Love redid […]

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Friday Finds

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My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.

Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.

On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.

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