Custom drapery, phenomenal artwork, sky high ceiling, and grand trim moulding

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Four Years

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Today I celebrate my fourth wedding anniversary! I am completely beside myself with joy and reverence for this man I call my husband. Together we’ve accomplished so much and I believe this is only the beginning….From the start, he’s stressed the importance of going after our dreams and creating a legacy for our children. He’s been such a role model for me and has always encouraged me in everything I’ve set my sights on. He’s not…

SMITTEN BY ROCHE BOBOIS

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From the time I was introduced to the French language and culture, I’ve had a natural affection for everything French or French-inspired. One of my absolute favorite French furniture designers is Roche Bobois. Beautiful and environmental conscious, their customizable furniture is divided into three collections: LES CONTEMPORAINS (vibrant, avant garde pieces), LES PROVINCIALES (furniture influenced by exotic destinations), and LES VOYAGES (french inspired furniture adapted to today’s lifestyle). I could just get lost in the tones…

Turquoise: Pantone’s 2010 Color of the Year

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“Turquoise transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times.” – Pantone, Inc. In case you’ve never heard of Pantone, Inc. they are the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone believes turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively and is one that is universally flattering. To learn more, click here to check out their press…

Finding Beauty in Burlap

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Recently during my visit the the AH&L Christmas House, I came across this room styled by Stanton Home Furnishings and became smitten with these accent pillows made from coffee sacks. The room has an eclectic mix of vintage, traditional, and rustic elements that I find common in room designs featuring burlap… …and this dining room further illustrates my point. The designer saved tons of money by using burlap for these pinch pleated drapery and infused this…

Styling a Kitchen Sitting Area

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Lately, I’ve been searching for inspiration for kitchen sitting areas. The kitchen tends to be the hub for most families especially now during the holiday season. Here are some a few spaces that would surely encourage family to sit and stay a while. {image credits: UNKNOWN, Candice Olson Designs, Ami McKay Designs, UNKNOWN} Which room is your favorite?

Smitten by…Barrel Shade Chandeliers

“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get.” – Jim Rohn I’m usually not one for trends, but every now and then I will be totally captivated by the latest craze. My newest design crush…barrel shade chandeliers. It was love at first sight, or as my cousin would say “I had to clutch my pearls!” The perfect marriage of contemporary and traditional design, these beauties can…

Happy Birthday to Me!

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Today I celebrate my 30th birthday! I am so grateful for the years past and lessons learned. I am thankful for new experiences, new friends, and for your readership and support! See you on Monday.

EWI Project – Avondale Estates Counseling Office

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Here’s a project I completed for a very dear friend who opened a counseling office in Avondale Estates. The exterior of the building was a well-kept Tudor-style design, but the interior left much to be desired.The space consisted of two connected rooms. The first room was the counseling space and the other designated for her office. Dark and dingy, the space begged for us to uncover its charm. With its large windows and beautiful trim around…

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ERIKA HOLLINSHEAD WARD
Wife, Mother, Designer, Renovator, and Writer


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