Choosing the Perfect Bench


I like a good bench. They’re versatile and small enough to fit pretty much anywhere- at the foot of a bed, in an entryway or office, pulled up to a kitchen table, or they can even stand alone in a dressing room. Since I’m gearing up to move and renovate once again, I’m parting with  Continue Reading »

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10 Farmhouse Style Bathrooms


Our bathrooms are one of the most important places in our home, wouldn’t you say? I know I would. Most people say that a good kitchen and bathroom are what make or break a house. With so many different design aesthetics these days, there is something for every taste. For myself, there is something that  Continue Reading »

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Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Simple Guacamole

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Tasty (and healthy) dips are a must in the summer… or any time of the year! Dips are great because they can be used as an appetizer, a snack, or as a side dish to your main course. This healthy and simple guacamole recipe is a sure crowd-pleaser! It can be adapted to your taste  Continue Reading »

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Designer Spotlight | Alta Constructors, Inc.


Alta Constructors, Inc is a family-run, Tucson-based design and build firm specializing in design-driven residential and commercial projects. Their designs are modern with a subtle nod to the southwestern aesthetic of their home state, Arizona. The southwest desert appreciation in this kitchen design is in the warm wood tones, Eggshell countertops, and playful backsplash. Add  Continue Reading »

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How to Hide Your TV

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TV placement is becoming more and more discrete. Nowadays, many homeowners don’t have the space for (or don’t want) a media room in their home. Rooms need to be more multifunctional, rather than specific to certain needs, so what does a homeowner do when they want a TV in the room but don’t want to  Continue Reading »

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House Tour | J. Bryant Boyd, Design-Build


The setting: Austin, Texas. The visionaries: J. Bryant Boyd, Design-Build & Carlos Barron photography. The star: This adorable house. This script could be award winning! J. Bryant Boyd, Design-Build, based in Georgetown, Texas is a recognized leader in design, construction, and restoration with an emphasis on traditional Texas character and sustainable home design. As a purveyor  Continue Reading »

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Unique Metal Features for Your Home


When it comes to outfitting the interior of a home I love to look beyond traditional materials, which is probably why I love using metal features so much. Metal like steel panels, corrugated sheets, and a simple powder coated railing can change the tone of a space as well as break up traditional materials like  Continue Reading »

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Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Banana Chia Seed Pudding

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I love a healthy and tasty dessert that I can eat without feeling guilty, like this banana chia seed pudding. This recipe is super easy to make and if you like to mix in different flavors and try new tastes within the recipe you can easily do so. For example, if you want to mix  Continue Reading »

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Designer Spotlight | Alexander Butler Design Services, LLC

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Founded in 2010, Alexander Butler | Design Services, LLC is a full-service design firm based in New York City focused on tailoring the design to client and context while collaborating with everyone involved on the project. Imagine the quintessential New York City dream apartment and you have just envisioned Alexander Butler’s design in this jaw-dropping  Continue Reading »

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DIY Floral Arrangement


Being a creative person and a designer, I expected floral arranging to come easy to me. I took sculpture classes for my Fine Arts curriculum in college and have a good idea of how I want an arrangement to look, but achieving results is another issue. Long story short- I’m not so awesome at it  Continue Reading »

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