Chicago's Northshore Designer Kitchen Tour

Recently I attended the phenomenal designer kitchens tour of the North Shore of Chicago. A great event presented by The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. 
It was not only eye dropping but inspiring. I am currently working with two full build interior clients and I surely walked away with some innovative and new ideas / trends that I want to share. 

Okay, check it out. 


Modern American Colonial Paint Colors

I am just weeks away from finishing my clients Modern American Colonial home. It has been a whirlwind of time. I was brought into the process just 60 days prior to move-in date and there was / is so much to still be determined. From flooring to paint to fixtures and oh so much more. 
They are finishing all the floors this week so we are determining paint colors to prep for next week. 
The front door color was picked and will carry itself into the home. 
In the mean time here are the options for the interior.

And the second floor and third floor colors


One Room Challenge "Reveal"

Well, the One Room Challenge has come to an end. I must admit, I easily could have completed this challenge had I not decided to gut rehab the upstairs bath. What was I thinking?
Anyhoo, I did make some progress. There is defintelely a decent before and after worthy photos but not completed photos as I would have hoped. 
Once I created my mood board for the staircase the rest was to simply just fall into place. However, I now know that I have already changed my mind on the staircase runner since completing the mood board because I discovered hidden original flooring and banisters that would not work with the previous runner. Well, check out the original staircase post and see how far I have come!


One Room Challenge Week 5

The staircase makeover is slowly coming together. If you have just tuned in, I was going to do the entry and staircase. Once the carpet was pulled we decided to take advantage and gut the upstairs bath. So my one room challenge turned into two. 

However, I am on a mission to make sure the staircase pulls together by week 6 (with out carpet of course).
If you want to see how it looked before, check out week 1 here
Okay, so we made some progress.
Here is my assistant helping me decide on final colors

Check out which color I went for.


Anthropologie Top Spring Favorites

This week's Anthropologie favorite items are a reflection of a journey I am on. Okay, so I have been on a weight loss journey. As the pounds start to come off I am beginning to feel a little glamorous again. You know, when you want to put the heels and summer dress on. Loving it!! Check out this weeks Anthropologie picks that are making me feel a little bit glammy.

Anthropologie Picks Week 4


Designer Kitchens Of The North Shore

I am so excited cause it's that time of year again - The 6th Annual Designer Kitchens Tour of Chicago
Only one week away and you know I will be there, but, even more exciting is that they are giving away tickets to two of my lucky readers. I know!

Okay, so maybe you haven't toured previous years and wondering, "Should I go?"
Ummmm, yes, because you will have the rare opportunity to tour five beautiful North Shore kitchens and chat with the designers who created them, and there's more.