Color Your Cabinets!

Painted cabinetry is becoming more and more popular these days. I personally am a big fan! I believe paint breaks up the monotony of all the wood finishes found in the home with floors and furnishings. Whether you’re designing a new kitchen or needing to give your bathroom cabinetry a lift, paint is a great way to bring color and life into any room.

Below are some of my favorite examples of painted cabinetry along with some paint color recommendations.


pikes peak grayBenkamin Moore

Benjamin Moore – Pikes Peak Gray 2127-50


Benjamin Moore- At Sea 666

Benjamin Moore- At Sea 666


Benjamin Moore- Desert Twilight 2137-40

Benjamin Moore- Desert Twilight 2137-40


Benjamin Moore- Sea Haze

Benjamin Moore- Sea Haze 2137-50


Benjamin Moore- Evening Dove 2128-30

Benjamin Moore- Evening Dove 2128-30


Benjamin Moore- Heather Gray 2139-40

Benjamin Moore- Heather Gray 2139-40


Benjamin Moore- Marina Gray 1599

Benjamin Moore- Marina Gray 1599


Style Guide: Industrial Chic

Welcome to my first installment to my Style Guide series, where I take a closer look at unique styles for your home!

One of my favorite current trends is “Industrial Chic” decor. Industrial Chic blends the urban edge of utilitarian design with the warmth of aged woods and worn textures. The easiest way to add industrial elements to your home is through accessories. Industrial accessories can be mixed with just about any style. In traditional settings, it can bring a masculine, modern edge. Conversely in a modern setting, it can add depth and warmth. 

Here are some examples of this new style, Industrial Chic….

1. Sepia-tones gives this bedroom a vintage look. The iron globe chandelier, worn suitcases and counterpoised tasks lamps are all elements of industrial decor.



worn suitcases

counterposied task lights

counter-poised task lights

globe light

iron globe chandelier

2. This great room is an example of how you can use industrial finishes such as the exposed architectural beams and industrial hood. The worn, greige (grey + beige) hardwood floors are the perfect foundation for the mix of woods in the room. Last but not least, the iron-swivel stools with rustic wood seats are great industrial accessories!

kitchen 2

light fixture

the exposed bulb gives this fixture an industrial edge.


3. Although subtle, this kitchen has industrial elements in its lighting and dining furniture.


dining chair



distressed/worn table

4. These dining spaces incorporates fun industrial/vintage metal chairs. You can buy or paint them in a variety of shades to add color to your room.

dining room 2

kitchen 1

metal chairs

Other examples of “Industrial Chic”…..





DIY Shelving

 Accent Tables


side table 1



LOVE sign

 Upholstered Items




worn leather


textural natural textiles, linen & burlap

Now that you’re an “Industrial Chic” expert, see if you can spot the elements in these spaces….


living room 2

living room 3

living room

dining room


2014 Summer Trends

I’ve always been a fan of keeping your home on the neutral side so that you can add accessories and switch up the look per season.

Here are the HOT trends you can possibly incorporate into your home this summer!


I’m sure you’ve been seeing these a lot lately, but I think they’re particularly great  for the summertime because of their nostalgia. They can be used in a number of ways.

Here are some examples:

mason jar pendants

DIY Light fixtures

blue mason jar lights

condiment mason jars

Perfect for a picnic or bbq!

outdoor lighting mason jars

cute DIY outdoor lighting

mason jar sconces

Indoor Sconces!

Last but not least, my favorite….spray painted gold! Super easy, high impact!

gold mason jars

gold spray paint


Trays are a great way to contain counter top clutter….don’t worry, you’re not the only one!

Grouping like items in trays not only looks better, but it makes it much easier when cleaning. Just pick up the tray rather than having to remove every item.

bath tray

bathroom tray- great for a guest bathroom.

coffee table tray 1

need a surface for your ottoman?

coffee table tray 2

organized catch-all for your book, magazine, remote, and other living room items.

table tray

place one on your dining table with your settings ready-to-go!

credenza tray

Place one in your entryway credenza with flowers, candles, picture frames and books.

kitchen tray

My favorite! Great for all those kitchen tools you need on-hand…olive-oil, salt, pepper, cutting boards.

They come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colors. Remember, they are accessories so don’t be afraid of bright and fun patterns! Here are some examples….

fun color tray

tray 2

tray 3

tray 1


Vintage florals are another summer trend that you can incorporate into textiles; pillows, bedding, shower curtains, etc. They can add feminine touch to any room.

Smith Bathroom Bucks, photographer Jamie Mason


vintage floral pillows

throw pillows


sofa slipcover


fabric- use as a table cloth or make a pillow.

shower curtain

shower curtain


upholstered headboard


Copper light fixtures have become popular recently as well. The light reflects beautifully off the copper-lined pendants. They can also help with achieving an industrial/contemporary look.

copper lights

copper-lined pendants

copper lights 2

metallic elements always spice up a room!

copper lights 3

beautiful glow!

copper pendant


Originally seen in menswear, the herringbone pattern has become very popular to use throughout the home. Slightly different from the trendy chevron pattern, herringbone is classic and overlays horizontal bricks at a 45 degree angle. The pattern comes from its resemblance to the skeleton of a herring fish, hence its name “herringbone”.

herringbone floors 1

beautiful marble floors

h- floors

wood floors

h- wallpaper

fun wallpaper

h- tile

marble backsplash

h- dresser


stars & STRIPES!

Hopefully, I am not the only one obsessed with stripes. Stripes have surpassed just being a trend and have quickly transformed to a classic! Their uniformity and simple lines make them not only easy to achieve but are easy on the eye and therefore make them classic. They can be done subtly with tone-on-tone or they can easily add drama with contrasting colors.

This first look is great for someone who may be indecisive. You’re not forced to pick just one color or width of stripe!

wall 2

Because of their whimsy, they’re great for kids rooms!

From nurseries to teen rooms, they can add a lot of fun!


nursery 2

teen room

girls room

teen room boy

Adding subtle stripes to this bathroom takes it from a standard update to a designer look!


You can be adventurous in the bathroom with color. Its a small space to experiment with so don’t be afraid.

bathroom 2

High-contrasting stripes can add drama instantly. Looks so chic!

bedroom 1


Not feeling that adventurous?…..No worries! Incorporate them into a piece of furniture.

chair 1



Garden Stools = Eye Candy!

You see them everywhere….magazines, tv, online,  in your favorite store….but what are they? How do you incorporate them into your house?


Garden stools have become extremely popular not only for their fun pops of color but also for their versatility.  They can be used both indoors and outdoors in a multitude of ways and are reasonably priced. Originally garden stools came from China and were indeed used in gardens.  The barrel-shaped design dates back to over 1,000 years.  It’s thought this barrel or rounded shape may even date back to Buddhist garden tradition where you would have seen tree stumps acting as seating for the garden.


Below are some ideas of how you can incorporate these inexpensive yet dramatic pieces to freshen up your space.


1. A most common way is to use them as an accent side table flanking an arm chair. Its the perfect place to set your coffee or book down.

accent side table 2

accent side table 3

2. No towel bar around? Use them on the side of a tub or in the shower to set your towel on. (Don’t worry about it getting wet! its ceramic.)

bath surface 2

bath surface

3. How about using it for an ottoman, a place to put your feet up? You can also move it around the room to provide extra seating.


4. Place a pair at the end of your bed. Not only will it add more color to your space, but its a less expensive option to having an ottoman or chaise serving the same purpose.

end of bed

5. If you’re working with limited space, these are a great alternative to having a coffee table. Group 2 or even 4 together to create a coffee table. Again, they can be used as a table surface or for extra seating when you have guests.

Coffee table

coffee table 2

pop of color
6. Don’t be afraid to use them outside- after all, they are called garden stools.

outdoor use

outdorr use 2

7. Under a credenza in your entryway is a great way to fill the empty space while adding color and texture!

under console

8. Eye Candy! Be adventurous and add pops of color to your room!

yellow 2

Sunshine Yellow!


Traditional Blue

orange pattern

Fun pattern!

lime green

Lime Green


Cool Mineral

red coral

Red Coral


Nontraditional Weave

pattern blue

Beautifully Decorated


Go for the Gold!

gold 2

Add Some Sparkle!



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Summer Cool Down

Summer is all about fun in the sun with your friends and family, so when you’re relaxing at home you want to feel relaxed and cool! Use cool blues and turquoise to evoke feelings of the ocean! You’ll immediately feel like your’re in the Caribbean dangling your toes in the crystal blue water.
These pieces are a quick and easy way to transform your room for summer!



Joss & Main- Cespar Pillow in Blue Rain

Joss & Main- Irina Picture Frame

Joss & Main- Irina Picture Frame

aqua lamp

Turquoise Lamp from Z Gallerie

Joss & Main- Marina Indoor Pillow

Joss & Main- Marina Indoor Pillow

Joss & Main- Decorative Stacked Suitcases

Joss & Main- Decorative Stacked Suitcases


One Kings Lane- Oliver Gal, Vintage Plate 1

One Kings Lane- Oliver Gal, Vintage Plate 1

One Kings Lane- Oliver Gal, Vintage Plate 2

One Kings Lane- Oliver Gal, Vintage Plate 2

One Kingls Lane- Sea Fan Tea Towels

One Kingls Lane- Sea Fan Tea Towels

One Kings Lane- Bubble Stemless Wine Glasses

One Kings Lane- Bubble Stemless Wine Glasses

One Kingls Lane- Berit Square Ottoman, Blue

One Kingls Lane- Berit Square Ottoman, Blue

Berit Square Ottoman, Close-up of fabric

Berit Square Ottoman, Close-up of fabric

One Kings Lane- Azul Langosta I Diptych

One Kings Lane- Azul Langosta I Diptych

One Kings Lane- Chevron Table Lamp Set

One Kings Lane- Chevron Table Lamp Set

One Kings Lane- Elizabeth Ockford, Coral Six Piece

One Kings Lane- Elizabeth Ockford, Coral Six Piece

One Kings Lane- June Ottoman, Blue

One Kings Lane- June Ottoman, Blue


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