I Want A White Kitchen A white kitchen is a timeless aesthetic but doesn’t come without challenges. It can be sterile and uninviting if you do not take a curated approach to the design selections. Warmth can be challenging, and one can fall victim to a lack of character in a white kitchen. Wow, I opened that up as if I did not have my love for a white kitchen. Well, let me clarify- I loooove a white kitchen. My personal kitchen is all-white but with intentional elements to keep it interesting, warm, and layered. You can see a little more about my kitchen here: https://honeycombdesigncollective.com/oh-hey-new-range-hood/. However, the longer I have been blessed growing in my design business, the more I crave slightly unexpected and out of the ordinary. I also am always committing myself to following what is next in design trends and what will make it to the
Bathroom Update: Wet Room Luxurious Wet Room The latest primary bath trend is nixing the large bathtub in the primary en suite and the exchange is an oversized shower, sometimes even a shower for two! For the percentage of population that loathes baths this is a win. However, amongst the general public are still the bath lovers. Those of us who look forward to the end of the day unwind in a deep soaker tub, book or glass of wine
Oh, Hey New Range Hood The Kitchen. My favorite room in the house. It is my favorite room to design, my favorite room to be in, gather and live. I would consider myself a wanna be chef. I love to try new recipes and meal planning is not a chore for me – but truthfully a hobby. Therefore, having a pretty but functional kitchen is number one priority for me in a home. Also, have you ever noticed how people
Pantry Door Character credit: victoria moon photography One of my favorite current design trends is a pantry door that catches your immediate attention with all of it’s character and glory. I bet after this post you will readily begin spotting them yourself. If you stick around for a while you will learn that Shea Mcgee can do no wrong in my eyes. I love everything about her designs except boucle…. I’m still trying to embrace that one. Her ability to
A Cozy Breakfast Nook credit: julia fay photography We gave up a formal dining room two moves ago. However, my beloved Pier One dining table has made the move with us those two moves. In our most recent house, as much as I loved my dining table, it just wasn’t working in the space. It’s lack of intentionality really showed. To navigate between our new oversized island and the chairs of the table your hips would end up in a
As a mom, it’s forbidden to play favorites. I promised myself in my business venture I would throw out all the rules and tendencies of my previous career and life in general. This includes my definition of success, striving for perfection, and forbidding myself to have a favorite. So here I am claiming it- This is my favorite stage to date. This project was a combination design and staging project. I was given an amazing opportunity to first restyle and
Truthfully- the number one question I receive is what do I think of wallpaper and should a client install wallpaper. Heck yes, you should! However, true to my own form I stress – with intentionality. The selection of the wallpaper should be a part of an overall plan. What marries with the rest of your home, your furnishings, and decorative accents. The power of wallpaper to transform a space is nearly equivalent to that of a fresh coat of paint.
Home staging: my love and passion. Home staging. The concept that got me to take a leap of faith as a small business owner. My happiest “office days” are in a home stage. I first become interested in home staging when my husband and I were looking to move back to North Carolina have a stint of several years outside of Houston, TX. I thought my house was good. I mean, I nearly rolled my eyes when my realtor and
The design process starts with a consultation in which I always ask clients to bring their favorite inspo whether it be the product, building materials, or pictures of completed spaces. In the consultation, we always prioritize pieces and budget. Upon completing a consultation is when I go to work. I vigorously shop many vendors for products to make my client’s space just right. After the inventory is selected I go to work pulling favorite pieces together in a mood board.