I have been so excited to freshen up my kitchen decor and becoming a finalist in Cricut’s “Design Space Star” competition has given me the perfect opportunity to do so! For the final challenge, the 5 round winners were given the challenge to re-decorate one room in our home. (You can see my winning designs… Read more.
Valentine’s Day. . . one of my favorites. It gives me an excuse to mix a little pink and red into my decor and a perfect opportunity to go all roses. For a little splash of Valentine’s Day color, here is a fun and easy project that you can make for your home or as… Read more.
It is that time of year, after the busy holidays for our studio to get organized so we can stay as creative as possible. A few months ago we shared our new office space as I brought three others onto my team and needed to move the craft space and add desks and work spaces…. Read more.
During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.
In updating my main floor bathroom, I wanted to add a bit more personal touch and found an easy and elegant way with monogramming my new hand towels. The fibers on these towels are fine and low pile which makes a perfect canvas for an easy iron-on monogram. I cut my monograms from a… Read more.
This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy. I have been in this 1920’s craftsman house for a few months short of two years and have yet to share the tour of my main floor bathroom. Truth is, I was not completely satisfied with the look of the odd shaped and poorly… Read more.
Spring is coming soon and no better way to prepare than add a some blooms into your home decor. The wonderful thing about these cherry blossom branches is that it will last more than a few days and can be used as a centerpiece for your spring dining table, wedding event or baby shower. So… Read more.
I always like to have a new quote at the first of the year to print and frame as art. This year I chose this quote from Pablo Picasso that really touched my heart. I feel it is exactly in alignment with my vision and a great message to see daily. I designed this quote… Read more.
There is nothing that says Christmas better than the traditional red and green color mix. This gorgeous paper Christmas wreath is something you can make and decorate with year after year as it will always me a handcrafted treasure. The wreath includes holly leaves and berries, mistletoe leaves and berries as pine needles adding a… Read more.
This Christmas morning I will have a small group of family at my house. Much different from the 21 I hosted at Thanksgiving. Our family tradition is to open gifts on Christmas eve and to serve an elegant breakfast or brunch on Christmas day. I am so lucky that this year Birch Lane invited me… Read more.
This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy. Though my house is designed in a craftsman comfort style, I am starting to mix in a modern and mid-century twist. My house was built in 1920, the height of the craftsman movement, where the overly ornate was discarded for a simple and solid… Read more.
The last few weeks, I have been enjoying the wonderful holiday fruits from my The Fruit Company. When they asked me to share my tips on how to create a gorgeous fruit centerpiece, I jumped at the opportunity. Once upon a time, in a past life of mine, I owned a little flower shop. We… Read more.
We just can’t get enough of the white paper cut winter scenes! First you saw the paper lanterns featuring the trees, deer, fox and rabbit, then the three layer winter village and now here is a glass dome filled with a white paper woodland scene. How pretty is this? We did cut this paper scene… Read more.
I am slowly revealing bits of my DIY woodland themed Christmas tree ornaments and decor and today it is all about the garland. I wanted the garland on my tree to make a statement and stand out on its own. After looking at several possibilities I decided to make something from a wool blend felt… Read more.
It is time for a new wreath from my front door! I am smitten with my navy and gold living room and wanted to continue that look to the entry of the house. I have seen some gorgeous metal wreaths that have a antique and copper feel on the market right now and thought it… Read more.
This fall I did a living room refresh, taking away the teal and yellow summer look to bring in a mix of navy, gold, grey and wood. Last fall I designed the room in the plum palette, and though I loved that look as well it was time to try a new mix. This next… Read more.
Many of you have commented on the white branch that I have hanging on my living room wall. Yes, I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings fan and perhaps the white tree of Gondor inspired me to hang a small one on my wall. I found the original manzanita branch at a… Read more.
Of all of the paper flower I have designed so far, and as you know I have made many, I think this is my favorite. Can I say that? Will the peonies and dahlias feel slighted? These flowers are so happy and bright and will be my care free center pieces for my winter holiday… Read more.
You all loved our Halloween paper cut village so we knew we had to out do ourselves and design a winter village that is not only one layer of paper but three. This winter village has a mountain scape in the background with little village houses, clock towers, light poles and trees in the front… Read more.
There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece of furniture that needs a little (or a lot) of love. This little sewing chest was a great find at my local Goodwill and for just a few dollars it was in the back of my car and on the way home with me… Read more.