How was your holiday?!!! Bottoms up and merry everything? We had amazing meals, a whole lotta desserts and wine (times twelve.) I spent most of the holidays saying “the wine made me do it.” I schlepped around the house, all gussied up in my PJ’s, hiding my food baby. It felt so good. That kind of good should be illegal.
Here’s the easiest design tip of all time. Right here. Right now :
There’s no such thing as too much white.
There’s an enormo amount of white in my home. Why? Because it is such a clean slate to work from. There’s lots of room for colour in decor when your base is white. I love WHITE and the staggering simplicity it brings to a space.
My fave white is SIMPLY WHITE by Benjamin Moore. It’s so pretty. It’s a warm white and yet it is white white… if that makes any sense at all. It makes sense to me. Does that count? 🙂
Don’t overthink it. Less is more. Live by the rule that if you only buy things you love, your house will feel like HOME.
Celebrate everything YOU and whitewash it with white and splash it up with your fave colours.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever made brown your focal colour in design. (I swear I won’t hit you with a throw pillow.) STAP it. No no no. Don’t do copious quantities of brown. If brown had a face – I’d punch it. Too much brown shiny laquer-ness is lame.
I honestly don’t know how people go from brown to more brown in their home. For those of you who say “I love brown!” you’re an alien as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’m a white paint addict.
Me and white go way back. Light surfaces reflect light. So why stop at the walls? Ceiling, floor, furniture… all of it.
We all have busy lives. Hurry here. Hurry there. Home is your sanctuary. Clear the clutter and have a relaxed comfy clean home.
Our home style is so relaxed, we have a sofa in the kitchen. And you think I joke.
Shop in layers.
1. First, you need to go for the major pieces // the ones we all need to save up for. Appliances, furniture essentials, comfy bed, fave sofa, and area rugs. If you get the big priorities out of the way first, you’re flying.
3. Add the fun personality pieces. Funky artwork, fave candles, items that you love, books and plants. Go natural. When it comes to decorating, nature is the best card in the deck. Like a big tree trunk growing through your living room floor. Kidding.
I know what your thinking. How the heck do I keep it all clean? I clean it. LOL.
I don’t know how this cleaning agent works, other than it is an oxygen based cleaner rather than a water base. It works so well, I practically hyperventilate into a paper bag with explosive excitement. Don’t judge me. When I see a stain disappear before my eyes, I don’t ask questions. I dance.