Small kitchen remodel

January 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Since we bought our house in 2006, we have been slowly upgrading elements of our galley-style kitchen. It’s a small space, but it’s the only kitchen we have, so we wanted to maximize on its look and functionality. Look at how relatively small upgrades can change a space drastically! read more

Chicago Smart Home

October 3rd, 2012 No Comments

I bet you’d be just as surprised as I was, if you stumbled upon a live size residential structure in the courtyard of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This is not a new exhibit, yet I have not heard about it before. In fact, 2012 may be the last year it is open to the public. Designed by Michelle Kaufmann, it is a true representation of smart and sustainable living. read more

Touring the FLOR headquarters

October 3rd, 2012 1 Comment

You guys! I found heaven. For all you color enthusiasts, this is by far the coolest office environment I have been in.Thanks to my Wisconsin manufacturer’s representative for Interface, a few designers and myself were able to tour the Chicago office of FLOR, Interface’s sister company. read more

Merchandising for the senses

October 2nd, 2012 No Comments

I have done merchandising for a home accent store before. It was fun, but creatively draining. We had to keep the displays fresh and constantly changing, so the customers could get a different experience every time they visited. I bow my head down to those who create stunning displays for a living. You rock it! read more

T-shirts for Creatives

July 2nd, 2012 No Comments

When you have a good idea, act on it. This is precisely what we did with our out-of-the-blue t-shirt idea, which has now been transformed into a full-force online business.

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Episode 3: Color Connections

February 8th, 2012 1 Comment

In just a few days it will be Valentine’s Day and the first thing this holiday reminds many people of is love. How does this pertain to interior design, you ask? Easy – fill your home with things you love! Just because it may not be the latest and greatest trend, doesn’t mean you should not have it in your home. read more

“Welcoming fall” craft project

September 5th, 2011 No Comments

Even though calendar summer is still in effect until September 21st, we tend to welcome the change of seasons much sooner. Bright-flowered mums get added to our landscapes. Front door decor is switched from bright summer floral to toned-down shades of autumn. Being a naturalist, recycler and handy-woman I am, this year I made a new front door decor piece. And you are welcome to do the same.

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