Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall 2011

This is turning out to be a great Market this Fall. LOVING all the fresh color combinations. Here is a sneak peak (oh, and these are three of my favorite looks so far!!).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Okay, I typically HATE to take something from another blog but I saw this post on Ohmigosh Design Blog and had to share it!

Overlay's takes a standard table and turns it into a designer peice

You can use it for the glass doors on your cabinets.

On even on a mirror that has been hanging in the same spot looking the same way for years now.
Simply take a peice of furniture, paint the overlay the color of your choice and apply!
I am in love with O'verlays! Not typically a DIY girl, but I am all for this! Check out their website!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Modern and Classic...

One of my favorite ways to add character to a room is to mix two or more design styles together. There is nothing better then seeing a traditional chandelier hanging over a modern seating area. Not only does it add a layer of sophistication, but it gives you many opportunities to add your own personality to the design.
Go with what you are Attracted to: Achieving a well done eclectic space does require some knowledge...not rules, just some general guidelines. Many people are drawn to a certain commonality, whether this is color, lines, or scale. This is where you can begin your design for cohesive harmony. You may be drawn to the lines of a traditional wing back chair. Why not take those lines and find a modern fabric that coordinates with them and upholster the chair in it?!

Create Balance: Finding the "balance" is key. The best way to have your eclectic space look intentional is to give more of one style and take less of the other. Try for a 80/20 or 70/30, 80% of one style and 20% of the other. One of my favorite tricks to achieve the eclectic look is to make all the lighting fixtures and rugs traditional and all other elements modern, or vice verse. This gives the correct amount of balance and looks beautiful.
Consider the Elements: Before putting those five pillows together consider what they do to one another when put side-by-side. By throwing all these pillows together it could look very "hodgepodge", but finding one element that works with all five elimantes this issue. This could be one color found throughout the pillows or even the scale of the patterns. This "guideline" applies to furniture as well.
Art: Art is one of the hardest parts of the room for some people to envision. My rule is: GO FOR IT!! Art does NOT need to match your room. If you like it and the proportion works, use it. Art is meant to be seen not blend in.

The art of mixing old and new and having it work together but in the same token be completely different, can become confusing, but, when done well, it can be breathtaking.

Photographs: Google Image,,, Lee Meier Studio

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Near Completion II, A Stunning Master Bedroom Nestled on the Lake

As I promised in a previous post, here are the final photographs from the "Near Completion" post

At the heart of this residence is a beautiful Master Bedroom, perfect for the homeowners needs and wants. It is just the right amount of elegance while keeping comfort in mind.

Notice the headboard fabric and area carpet as these were the inspirations for the entire space. The headboard sits in a prominent spot at the center of the room with a spectacular view of Lake Erie.

The stunning oil painting graces the seating area where there is a nice play on colors and patterns.

And thus, the customized chests that serve as nightstands flank the gracious bed.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Near Completion

I thought it would be fun to share with you one of our latest "near completion" projects. Paul and I designed a Master Bedroom together recently and had so much fun customizing some bed-side tables. I must first apologize that this is NOT the completed project. Lamps still have plastic on them and there are no accessories/artwork, as well as some technical items that still need to be relocated. But, I have decided on sharing this with you early because of a post on Lort's blog that I was very excited to see. Below is our unfinished project:

The two bed side tables are pieces that we customized from Lorts:

Today, we were reading the blog I mentioned above and vuela! They photographed our piece and look how beautiful it looks!!!!!!

I will be sure to share pictures of the finished project!

Photographs taken from Lorts.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Loving Mid-Century

If you like mid century design I have fabrics for you! The newest fabrics from Villa Romo are a modern twist on Mid-Century and they are GORGEOUS! The colorways and patterns have been perfected and I am so excited to start using them!

All photographs are from

Latest Wallcovering!!!

We were lucky enough to get a preview of our newest wall covering books before they arrive here at the studio. Oh how I love them. They range from sophisticated, fun, vibrant and soft patterns. Take a look......

I would love to see this installed horizontally!

Great for a feature wall or in a bookcase!


All photographs come from

Monday, April 11, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Now that the weather is finally starting to feel like spring, I am reminded Easter is right around the corner! During my weekly search for inspirational rooms I came across many that reminded me of the upcoming holiday.

The bright yellow and geometric patterns in this room resemble these fun Easter eggs, like they were hatched from the same designer!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Easter candy. Not only do the colors in this entryway work with the chocolate Easter egg, but the pattern does as well.
Weathered painted chest, meet weathered painted eggs.

I did only choose one Easter photograph to show with this room, but there are so many possibilities. The floor = Easter Basket, the chair fabric = Easter dress, cocktail table = Easter ribbon. I do love this room!
Unexpected yes, but doesn't the rug resemble the Easter grass in Easter baskets, and the bright orange and green remind you of colored Easter eggs?
Too cute! I just want to cuddle this little guy.

I am hoping this is a faux fur though.
Easter lilies are a perfect complement to this space!

Photo Credits: Google Image