all the beautiful things

Our daily musings, inspirations, and designs

Some things just come and go cyclically. Think wallpaper. Or bell bottoms. Shiplap is one of those elements in design that has returned with a vengeance. It seems like you can’t open up a home magazine or scroll social media without seeing it all over. Don’t get us wrong, we happen to love shiplap. But, […]

One question we hear quite often is about our own homes. Do we constantly change things in our own home ? The short answer… Definitely.   It is rare a designer can walk into a store and not find something that is perfect for a given space. Now, imagine that you look at some of […]

When we think,  “Christmas Design,” our thoughts frequently go to Tartan Plaid! You can find this pattern everywhere at this time of year. Pillows, stockings, scarves, dishes, you name it. While we love it, we wanted to know why it was so symbolic. We decided to do a little research and check out the origins […]

Earlier this year, we were given one of the highest compliments possible: an invitation back into a clients home.  This is not an uncommon request as we are often called to update a different room in a home with existing clients. It is always an honor to be asked to continue a design once a […]

As a long designing firm, we have seen trends come and go. The kitchen, as the heart of the home, is an area that is constantly focused on. Glossy black cabinets, red islands, brass, brushed nickel and copper. Everyone is battling to star in the show that is prime time in most of our homes. […]

I don’t know about you, but we have been seeing kitchens with black cabinets pop up everywhere we look. Black has always been a go to color regardless of style, but for the last few years, it has been elbowing its way to center stage and is showing up in the mainstream. Maybe because all of […]

The Rug Really Ties The Room Together…..     Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.   We received a phone call in October from a gentleman who had a story to tell. He was mild mannered and spoke with intention. However, was a little hesitant to even speak to us. Unfortunately, he had already experienced working with […]

Tough Conversations     Sometimes you have to have them. Even when you don’t want to. And, that is when the test of your relationship with the designer you hire or any contractor comes. We had to have a conversation with a client to tell them something we knew they were expecting. But, that is why […]

When we decided we needed a fresh new look on our website, it seemed like such a simple idea. Update some pictures, rearrange how we said things and where we said them. Maybe change the coloror style of the words. After three decades of telling the story of home, you would think we would know […]