all the beautiful things

Our daily musings, inspirations, and designs

Blue Front Doors are Great for Lake Houses

When we were thinking of what to do for our topic this week, we debated on the topic. Then it came to us. The front door! This is usually the first impression of a home and you would be surprised how often we are asked to help a client select the color of their entrance. So, […]

Three different white paint colors from sherwin williams

Here are some simple steps to choosing paint that will help you avoid getting the wrong color. Sometimes it’s just a matter of choosing a white paint with a hint of grey or a hint of brown. Also, keep reading because I will share some of our favorite white paint paint colors to give you […]

A reclaimed wood table stacked with home decor to give that lake house feeling

Growing up on some of the biggest lakes in the world and now living in a community focused on lake life, it is no wonder we see a style that we call “Lake Home Chic” quite often. I’d like to think we have perfected it after so many years. Then again, the design world is […]

Views for Days in the loft

The idea of lofts has been around forever it seems but that is with good reason. There are few types of housing as innately cool and chic and desirable as the loft apartment. With their unusually flexible layout and architectural perks, the loft is both classic and laid-back; sophisticated and relaxed. If you currently live […]

Yellow Shiplap

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, […]

When you create custom design, you can design a space that is exactly as you imagine

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 […]

Plaid Christmas Ornaments

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 […]

Turn On Images

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 […]