Weirdly enough when you go through the design process for your home you end up having a better understanding of yourself: who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to cultivate and bring into your life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who knew interior design could be so deep!? Want to start that process? Check out my free home starter kit! Link in Bio!
If you love something, it'll work. Thats the only real rule. ~ Bunny Williams. In my opinion truer words have never been spoken. 📸 @marycostaphoto
One of my biggest design tips has always been - Don't underestimate the power of fresh flowers and now I have the research to back this up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rutgers University recently conducted a 10-month behavioral study that explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction. According to these researchers, the presence of flowers provides the following benefits: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Flowers have immediate impact on happiness. All study participants, in every age group, expressed excitement when receiving flowers. Reactions included surprise, genuine happiness and gratitude. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious, and agitated after receiving flowers. They also demonstrated greater sense of life satisfaction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Flowers create intimate connections. Giving and receiving flowers creates positive contact between family and friends...buying flowers for yourself create a positive connection with you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Soooo.......treat yo' self! Grab some flowers and make your home feel more happy! Want to learn more of my tips to create a home you love? Grab your free Thoughtful Nesting starter kit and define and embrace your signature style!
Happy 1st Father's Day to this burning hot hunk of man-meat! @scottrickels - I thought I knew you - completely...after all we've spent the last 15 years loving each other! BUT now I've gotten to know a side of you I would have never seen if it weren't for our sweet toot Gigi-baby! I get to see you as a father and it’s been a wonderful site to see! I can't explain how excited I am for Gigi that she gets to have you for a dad. You’re kind, silly, wild, creative, and constant...She has no idea how lucky she is! 📸 by @julieshufordphotography 💗
Pop open the bubbly! Gigi is 10 months old!! WHAT???? Also she’s asleep! Thank you Jesus!! It’s been a rough week to say the least. 💗
Want a tip on how to decorate like a design pro? I got two words for you.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Large Art. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If it’s large, it makes an instant visual impact and gives the space a glamorous, high-end feel. The art can be anything too; a vintage photo of a rock star (like I have here in my dining room), a family photo, or a vibrant stack of donuts, whatever suits you. In addition, when you use art that's playful or quirky, it adds a dash of casualness to the glamour and shows off your fun personality.
It's one of my favorite holidays!! Happy National Donut Day! Donuts are life! So get one!! Eat it!! Enjoy it!! 💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love spaces that are unique and anything but cookie cutter! Why? Because a home thats unique to you - means it fully and authentically represents YOU! This makes you happy! And life's to short to not have a home that makes you happy!
Having a home you love doesn't mean you have to get rid of all your family heirlooms! This chair belonged to my clients grandmother and instead of hiding it away in the garage or keeping it as is out of guilt we decided to recover it! This adds to pieces story! Now my client gets to enjoy a sentimental piece AND love it's style!!
Are you on the verge of burn out? Girl I hear ya and I've been there! I wanted to walk away from everything I''d worked for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You shouldn't have to work harder than you already are to increase your revenue in your interior design business! When I created simple systems and processes in my business my income grow by 40% and I started working less! Want to know how to add simple systems and processes to your biz? I promise it's not as scary as it sounds! Link to my blog post is bio!! 📸 taken by @marycostaphoto 💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps show HGTV #howyouwow 💗