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So Fresh, So Clean

Today is one of those crisp, cool, winter-almost-spring days with bright sunshine that almost blinds you. While it may not be as warm as I’d like, it’s still quite beautiful. Days like today almost beg for fresh, clean interiors that allow daylight to reflect and shine. Days like today show how beautiful white-washed spaces can be. Days like today give me hope for my white-walled apartment and the blog over at Dreamy Whites serves as the perfect inspiration.

Be sure to check out for all things white.

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Design by Mail

My friend and I are playing with the idea of providing design services through the mail, similar to what some designers have coined Design in a Box, or Instant Design. I’d like to hear your thoughts on a service like this. Do you think it’s worth it? Would you invest in a design package provided by Certified Interior Designers for a fee?

Here’s how it would work:

Step 1: Fill out an information sheet to provide details about you and your space. For example:

  • What style is your current home or space?
  • What year was your space built?
  • What style are you looking for in your space?
  • What are you inspired by?
  • What are your favorite colors?
  • Are there any special considerations to take into account (pets, children)?
  • Do you have any special budget concerns?

Step 2: Measure your space.

  • Provide a sketch of your space including all windows, doors, vents, closets, etc. 
  • Where are and what kind of light fixtures do you have?
  • What is the ceiling height and sizes of windows and doors?
  • Where are the light switches and electrical outlets?

Step 3: Take photos of your existing space.

  • Take a photo of each wall, as straight as possible.
  • Add any other photos that you feel are necessary.

Step 4: Inspire us!

  • Send us photos of rooms that you love or inspire you.
  • Add magazine articles or online sites where we can find inspiration for your room and help create your ideal space.

Step 5: We create your space and will mail you a package including everything your need for your new space including:

  • A presentation board with concepts for your space
  • Plans including furniture placement and location of finishes.
  • Specifications including suggested fabrics, paints, wall finishes, flooring, hardware, accessories, etc.
  • A shopping list with details on where to buy everything specified in your design plan.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to make your design reality.

Step 6: Enjoy your new space, designed by a professional Interior Designer!

Please let me know how you feel about this service. Your feedback is much appreciated! Email me at

Filed under interior decorating, design services interior design design interior decorating

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We Go Together

My Best Friend is coming to town!! It’s about time too; it only took her 9 months to make it out here (I’m kidding of course…well maybe). Anyway, I’ve been buzzing around on cloud nine for the past week and preparing for her arrival. I think I’ve really been irritating my boyfriend in the process, but hey, she’s my bestie. So I’ve done this post in her honor, because she really does mean the world to me, and I miss her dearly. I’ve compiled a few things that remind me of her, and make me smile. Most of the following are obvious best friend items; however, the little knit snowy owl is just for us. She’s my special friend, always there for me in the clutch (just like Hedwig).

Love ya Ames.

1. You & I are BFF - Etsy 2. Hand Stamped Bestie Cuff - Etsy 3. Crocheted Snowy Owl - Etsy 4. We Go Together Like Salt and Pepper Letterpress Card - Etsy 5. Friends Typography Word Art - Etsy 6. Best Friends Print - Etsy 7. Friend, You Inspire Me Cards - Etsy

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Nothing like Scotch in the Morning

As I was typing I happened to look down at the retched state of my finger nail polish, it’s awful (I’m wondering if I can just walk around today with my nails curled under). How did I let it get this way? Well, I have this problem with nail polish. I become obsessed with a color, use it non-stop for weeks, and then I’m over it. So right now the color I am using (which I do still like, but I’ll admit the love affair is fading), is a warm steel gray, but I feel like I need something new. As a serial-nail-polish-buyer, I came across these polishes from Scotch (no, not Mr. Walker) and the bonus is that they are non-toxic and eco-friendly. Let’s be honest, if I’m painting something on my body, it’s best if it’s free of toxins, right? I’m really loving the Heather Blush or maybe the Kiltlifter (that sounds fun!).

Thanks to Design Crush for the heads up on these great polishes!

Filed under Scotch Naturals, non-toxic, style, Scotch nail polish eco-friendly fashion design

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Trash to Treasure

I don’t know about you, but in our house, we drink a lot of wine. After a while, I realized how many wine bottles I was throwing out and I knew I had to do something about it. Since I’m not giving up the wine (let’s be real here people) I starting wondering how I could revamp my old wine bottles into something useful.

My first attempt at “redecorating” the bottles involved wrapping bands of paper raffia around the neck and bottoms of the bottles. Once I was able to scrape the labels off (I soaked them for about an hour in soapy water), I cleaned the bottles well to remove any traces of glue or paper. From there, it was rather simple. I tacked the raffia in place with a spot of hot glue, and wrapped the bottle tightly and again secured with a little hot glue. So simple!


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