Napa Valley Show House Kitchen

Pins of the Week

I’ve been working on building up some of my Pinterest boards, particularly for kitchen and bathroom inspiration, over the past year and thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites every week. I may share a few pins that were popular with my followers and a few that I’m particularly drawn to.

This isn’t a huge kitchen, but it has lots of fun details that make it feel special like the moldings on the ceiling, patterned tile floor, and black and brass sconces over the large window.

Napa Valley Show House Kitchen

Napa Valley Show House

This is such a cute little bathroom, and it shows that you can add usable storage even in a small space. Symmetrical corner shelves on either side of the pedestal sink store can hold towels and other toiletries. I love the vintage mirror layered on the white shiplap, but I would lower those sconces down about six inches.

Pedestal Sink Ship Lap Bathroom

Southern Living

The blue seagull wallpaper on the ceiling of this little boy nursery is so fun and whimsical. The simple flat moldings add depth and dimension, while the stacked crown molding emphasizes the ceiling plane. It feels classic yet fresh and modern at the same time.

Baby Blue Nursery

Tamra Berkhaug For Homepolish

There’s so much to love about this feminine bathroom…a marble herringbone floor, marble countertops, brass fixtures and accents, and mirrors layered on mirrors. The brass and lucite cabinet pulls are the perfect finishing touch.

Sherwin Williams Contented

Krista Lewis Interior Design

This image shows just one view of a fabulous kitchen remodel by Kristin of Bliss@Home. She kept the original footprint and cabinetry as well as the soffits, but she painted the cabinets white and add trim details to the soffits to make them feel integrated into the design. Such a great trick! I’ve been considering doing it in my own kitchen. The accordion sconces are a fun detail, and the brass and black shelves really pop off the marble backsplash.

Open shelving with brass brackets


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Beveled Subway Tile Bathroom

Pins of the Week

I’ve been working on building up some of my Pinterest boards, particularly for kitchen and bathroom inspiration, over the past year and thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites every week. I may share a few pins that were popular with my followers and a few that I’m particularly drawn to.

There are some interesting details in this European bathroom. You can see from the moldings that it’s probably in an older Pre-War apartment or home. The beveled subway tile and rustic vanity add texture to the space, while the trough sink is a little modern. I won’t speculate on the functionality of this set-up, but it makes for a charming image.

Beveled Subway Tile Bathroom

Image by Royal Roulotte via Apartment Therapy

I’ve had a designer crush on Naomi of the blog and design company Design Manifest for quite some time now. She is an incredibly talented kitchen designer who works in the family business with her father outside of Philadelphia. For the last One Room Challenge, she redesigned her own apartment kitchen. I love the combination of materials, contrast between black and white, and the touches of brass, especially around the upper cabinet doors.


Design Manifest

This was one of my most popular pins of the last few weeks. I’ve seen this technique of transitioning floor tile into wood several times now (most recently on an episode of America’s Most Desperate Kitchens), and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it.



There is so much to love about this bathroom designed by Studio Muir. The floor is incredible, and the waterfall edge on the stone countertop perfectly complements the contemporary design of the vanity.


Studio Muir

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Upholstered Headboard Inspiration from Houzz

The master bedroom seems to be one of those rooms that goes unfinished until the rest of the house has been taken care of and appropriately decorated. We have the basics in our bedroom right now – a platform bed frame that Keegan built, nightstands (that he also built), a large dresser with a mirror, lighting and sheer draperies. I have a little list of tweaks I want to make to this room, and I think I’m going to start with adding a headboard.
The space over the bed is currently empty. I thought about purposefully forgoing a headboard in favor of a large piece of art, but I’ve decided that I want to go the DIY upholstered headboard route and use it as another way to introduce a little softness into the room. I started an Ideabook on Houzz to gather inspiration for this little project. Here are a few of the great options that I found…

Contemporary Bedroom design by New York Media And Blogs Vendome Press

I don’t know what I like more about this room – the wallpaper or the bed. This room feels very elegant and traditional with the dark wood tones and symmetrical nightstands, but it still appears welcoming and cozy. I think the shape and color of this headboard is interesting, though I don’t care for the two little pieces that look like lamb’s ears. 

Contemporary Bedroom design by Orange County Interior Designer Domicile Interior Design

In this room, I like how the neutral headboard pops off the dark walls. A similar style would work well in our bedroom, which is painted Sherwin Williams Quiver Tan, a warm gray brown with green undertones.

Eclectic Bedroom design by New York Interior Designer TILTON FENWICK

This headboard is incredibly feminine with it’s elegant cuves, embellished with cording, and delicate pattern. The headboard interrupts the fabulous graphic floral wallpaper in a good way.

Contemporary Bedroom design by Boston Interior Designer Robin’s Nest

A generously tufted arched headboard in a dusty violet velvet is very dramatic and would be too formal for our house, but I appreciate the daring palette the designer applied in this room.

Contemporary Bedroom design by Toronto Interior Designer Meredith Heron

Here the designer uses the headboard as an opportunity to introduce color. I like how the rest of the elements in the room are fairly restrained  and that the red from the headboard is repeated in the patterned fabrics on the benches and the the throw pillows. This room feels both sophisticated and comfortable.

What do you think about upholstered headboards? Do you prefer arched or straight across? Patterned or solid? Tufted or flat? Embellished or plain? There are so many endless combinations and so many opportunities to create a completely custom look. You can view more upholstered head board ideas and the rest of my IdeaBook on Houzz.

Steve Jobs

Thank You, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs, Standford Commencement Speech, 2005