Friday, April 11, 2014

Did you hear the good news? FREE I repeat FREE E-Designs from a designer!

We all want a beautifully designed home , but hiring a interior designer may not be in your budget so here's the next best thing. E-Design. I bet your asking yourself how can it be free. Well +Olioboard  has launched a FREE personalized e-design shopping platform where you can ask a designer for help.You get two FREE e-designs, the items with the   budget. I love creating E-Design boards and would love to help you. It's a simple process just create a profile. Connect with me..FREE E-DESIGN OR 

                       Answer a few questions then send in your request.
 You cant beat FREE and this platform makes it so simple, so what are you waiting for? Let me help you design your next space!!! I hope you have a great weekend and look forward to hearing from you soon!  


Friday, February 21, 2014

Window DIY

Happy Friday! As you know I'm doing many projects all at once but I'm getting close to finishing up the living room and kitchen and I can't wait to share with you guys what I've done. I did a small project with an old window I bought for ten dollars. I'm all about DIY projects and saving money. I found some other DIY projects with Old windows that I really liked and thought I would share it with you as well.On my project I just dry brushed the window,added hooks and knobs from Walmart and cut out a map and taped it with clear tape to the back so you can see it through the window. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep DIYing!

Via Milk and Honey Design

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Friday, February 7, 2014

My first attempt at whitewashing 2nd Project

TGIF!! I'm sure a lot of people are saying that but it doesn't matter as far as I'm concern my projects continue on into the weekend lol !! I wanted to share my 2nd project with you. I'm working on the kitchen and I decided to whitewash the table,paint and weather the chairs. I must invest in a paint sprayer is all I can say lol. Here's a look at the end results. I just need to put lighting up and window treatments and I will be able to share the finished project. Till then enjoy the pics and have a great weekend!!  P.S. I'm waiting on an ottoman to add to the living room project so I can share with everyone. I may end up making one myself lol!! Allie          

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One of my Projects

Hi everyone! It's been crazy busy here ever sense we received our household goods from the movers.Here's  a little project(one of many I'm working on) I just finished.I took an old stereo console and painted to use in the living room.Nothing like giving something old new life and purpose. I forgot to take a pic of the before so I had to find a pic online and this is the most similar to what I have.

I'm still shopping for either a lamp to add to this or two lanterns a large and medium one.I hope your having a great week and I will post some more project pics as I get through with them.Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 20, 2013

On The Go!

Hello there!!Happy Friday and what a happy day it is indeed!Why you ask ,well I just discovered removable wallpaper better known as "renters wallpaper!!If your like me who moves around every year or two then you understand my excitement.I bet your wondering why I move around so much well it's my hubbys fault lol his job takes us to many new places and adventures so I can't complain until its moving day! I'm actually use to it being that my father was in the military and we moved around a lot.The good thing about moving so often is that you find things you didn't know you had when  you unpack.I also like that every place we move to its like a blank canvas for me to do my thing create a new home for us.Our last place was a condo on the beach in Panama City.I am missing it already lol Here are a few pics.We have just moved to Alabama and the new house we are in has presented me with a few challenges.It is also Christmas and we get our stuff the 23rd so looks like I wont be decorating for this holiday season.I am looking forward to revamping some furniture pieces and I'm looking at renters wallpaper.My next post will be all about that with some pics of course.Hope everyone has a great Christmas and don't eat to much!Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Guest Blogger

Happy Monday, I'm excited to talk with a fellow blogger today. We have Rachel Ritter, an Interior Designer with +CMYfabriK.

QUESTION#1:When did you start in the Design industry and where did you go to school?Okay that's two questions :)
RR:I started designing people's homes last year while finishing school at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. That first project is still my favorite so far. It's technically still ongoing, due to deployments and things like that, it tends to slow it down, but that's what's great about working with military families. While there's a lull in the design, it gives me time to work on other projects so that I can learn and get better. By the time that I return to this project to start working on the master bath, I'll have grown so much! Last month was a whole year that I've been doing this, crazy how time flies.QUESTION: Where do you live and what type of Designer are you?
RR:I live near Fayetteville in North Carolina. I am a Residential designer but am super excited to get into commercial design. There are so many up and coming businesses in the area that need that final touch to make their spaces stand out. I look forward to creating memorable spaces no matter what the size of the business is. I am also interested in doing staging for model apartments and possibly working with builders to establish new construction home layouts.QUESTION:What is your style and who is a designer you are inspired by?
RR:I absolutely love color and tons of texture, I try to incorporate it into my fashion sense and out there in the designs I do for myself and for clients. One Interior Designer that is my fav right now is Emily Henderson- she is so cute and quirky and her designs are amazing! Being budget-friendly for my client's sake is important to me, so the show" The High Low project" is what I strive to emulate. Finding great items for reduced prices makes everyone happy.
I know this will sound cliche but I find inspiration everywhere. I love trolling my Instagram feed- there are so many creative people out there! Cool art is a must, is a great resource for inspirational redesigns, lighting makes me happy so yeah, I find inspiration in anything and everything!QUESTION:Okay, so let's wrap this up what is your goal as a designer?RR: I would love to help all families who are just starting out and those who need change in their lives. I can help with material boards, furniture selections, space planning, thrift store shopping, DIY projects (which are always the best), and then paint & color selections.
I want to help “real” people, by that I mean the regular people who live on budgets but want change in their lives. That can come in the form of getting help with designing rooms in their home, getting assistance with furniture or maybe help with going through paint selections. I want to help those who are intimidated by hiring an designer or feel it’s not in their budget, I aim to make the design process understandable and affordable. For me, in the end it’s about helping people. I love being able to help them get a revamped space but without breaking the bank.Thanks Rachel for taking time out and being a guest.If you want to get into touch with Rachel you can reach her  at,,,or at (910) 884-6097.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lillian Love

Happy Monday!While at HPMKT I had the privilege of discovering Lillian August at the Hickory White showroom.Talk about swoon!!!!It was love at first sight lol ,so here's a bit of history on her and I'm sharing pics I took.I'm still in awe at how she uses  so many vibrant colors yet her designs are so sophisticated and inviting.Lillian August started out in the 1980's selling quilts,crafts and such.She ending up going to New York to share her work and in turn got Imperial Wallcoverings interested in her.The rest is history.She has been non-stop and on fire ever sinse.She has many furniture stores and has partnered with many top manufacturers such as Fabricut and Hickory White.It seems that her talent was passed down to her sons, John and Dan ,who help her run the family business.Dan is President and CEO and John is  Chief Operating Officer.

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