Before and After

I love when clients send after shots of their project! This client just sent me some gorgeous pictures of her new entryway and playroom. She did a great job pulling it all together!

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Playroom

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Homegrown’s Expanding Family

The Homegrown family is going to grow by one around May, and we are so excited to welcome Baby Boy Lipman into this crazy and wonderful world! We have been working frantically to get our very dated and rather unsafe house (that is also full of love!) ready for his impending arrival. Our house was built in the 70′s, and most likely not updated since then, so while we have a long way to go before this place is blog ready, we’ve made great strides toward our final goal! I’ll be posting pictures soon of the nursery, which is slowly coming together, but until then, I wanted to share my April’s Exclusive eDecorating Designs which are all about nurseries. With a baby on the way, the amount of new things you need and want can start to feel overwhelming. People keep telling me that you don’t need half of the stuff you think you do, but I’m not sure I’ve figured out which half could be cut out. It all seems very necessary. But, after talking to lots of moms, I have figured out what makes a nursery the most functional, and I have taken those tips and turned them into nursery eDecorating design that are not only beautiful but also extremely functional! These are some of my favorite products in the baby world, and when you sign up for my newsletter, you can receive special Homegrown pricing on anything you see below.

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Save BIG with The Overhaul

We are launching our newest design package, and it’s all about BIG savings! We are now offering purchasing to save you the time and energy of ordering the products yourself, plus, with our designer discount, you can save enough on your product purchases to cover the design package fee and a lot more!

With the new Overhaul Design Package ($599 per space), you receive all of the same great design boards, 3D floor plans, and shopping list, and we will also order all of the products for you to be shipped directly to your home.

As a design firm, we receive exclusive discounts when ordering products, and now we can pass those savings on to you. Depending on the vendor, you will be able to save between 5%-50% on almost everything ordered (and since time is money, you’ll be saving even more than that!).

Here are just a few examples of how you can save the with Overhaul Design Package…

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To get started on your Overhaul Design Package, fill out our questionnaire here.

Save and Splurge: Klismos Chair

The Klismos Chair is a greek inspired classic chair. I love how the clean lines of this chair fit into any contemporary space, and the curves soften up the overall look and feel to keep that inviting quality. These will add a lot of sophistication to your dining room without any stiffness. With these chairs, your dinner party will be a night to remember. To get this look, Global Views has a spectacular rendition of the the chair that also has a spectacularly high price tag of $1,998 per chair. If a drop of red wine fell on one of those chairs, I think I would have a heart attack. But, thankfully Restoration Hardware also has their version for only $229. That is still a pretty decent investment for a dining chair, if you ask me, but the chair could last a lifetime!

Designer Love: Jeffers Design Group

 

I love finding rooms that stop me in my tracks, that I find myself getting lost in, and that I can’t pinpoint one single reason why I am so in love. Rooms, that even though they have a cohesive look, can’t describe by in one sentence or defined by one style. Jeffers Design Group creates just this type of space. They are fun and engaging, subtly warm and extremely stylish. These designs will look fresh and new for years to come.

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Round dining tables are the perfect solution to keep the conversation going all dinner long. They prevent ends from getting pulled into the own conversation, and without any head of the table, everyone feels comfortable and casual. Round tables are also a great solution to space issues. If you are short on square footage, a round dining table will give you more ways to pack in the guests without having to avoid corners. I love Global Views take on the round dining table with their Plank Table, but the price tag is a little hard to swallow. World Market to the rescue! Their Cooper Round Dining Table saves the day and the budget.

Look for Less

I love the simplicity of this living room. It’s classic, stylish and trendy all rolled into one. This room works so well because instead of adding pops of color around the space, they focus on shades and texture. They have every tone from black to white, and every texture from soft to course. A monotone space can quickly become boring, but by adding all of these different visual elements, this room pops. The genius of the design is that if you want to add color in at some point, you can easily change the entire look of the space by switching out the pillows, the ottoman seat cushions or rug with a colorful option. Do you love this room as much as I do? This online shopping list will help you bring this look to life in your own home!

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Button tufted sofas have so much personality. They can transform from modern to retro, romantic to trendy by simply changing the accessories around it. They will always embody a tailored look with clean lines and symmetrical tufting, so don’t try to work this sofa into a slouchy family room, but when covered in linen, you can still style this sofa in a rustic setting. Bobo Intriguing Objects offers the very elegant Erik Sofa  for $6,238. If you are in love with this style but can’t afford that price tag, don’t worry! World Market has come out with the Kendall Sofa for only $699!

In Love with Wainscot

What a difference! Small details can change the entire feel of a space, and wainscoting is one of my favorite ways to warm up an otherwise lackluster area. This photo above is a prime example of how easy it can be to update an older and outdated foyer. The great thing about wainscoting is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, and there are plenty of Do-It-Yourself examples online for those that are brave enough to try. It is actually easy enough that I am tempted to give it a shot as our stairwell could use some love. With the contemporary look of wainscoting, you can have fun with the idea and add some style and unexpected pattern to your room. Or if you have a wall that seems out of place, highlight it was wainscoting and pictures. To help you think outside the box, here are a few untraditional examples:

Color Splash

Choosing your color palette should be one of the first things you do when begin your plan of attack for redecorating. By choosing colors ahead of time, your room is more likely to feel pulled together and cohesive. When starting this adventure, a great place to look for online decorating inspiration for colors in on Pinterest. Once you’ve found colors that you love, it is now time to put those hues into action. Decide which colors will be your dominant, secondary and accent colors. It is easiest to pick 3 colors and then play off different shades of each to create an eclectic yet complimentary space. If you want a bold space, choose a dark or bright shade for the walls. To tone that down a little bit without losing that daring edge, make that same bright color your secondary color for your larger piece of furniture like your sofa or headboard. Accent colors should be brought in through pillows, artwork and accessories.Make sure that you have one dark tone, one brighter yet softer color and one light and breezy hue for a balanced space that doesn’t feel too dark or too light. Also, if you do go bold and choose your dark tone for the walls, make sure that your secondary color for your furniture pieces is light and bright to provide contrast against the walls and brighten up the space.

To give you a better idea of how one color palette can come to life in so many different ways, check out these great interiors put together using the color palette above:

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