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The Fifth Wall

Tell me, have you ever heard of the Fifth Wall? Let me give you a hint, look up! That's right, it's your ceiling. Every room in your home has a "wall" left potentially untouched. Most likely yours is painted white and depending on the age of your home, could even have some texture. Oy, popcorn ceilings. What were they thinking?! While there is nothing wrong with keeping your fifth wall basic and classic in every room, there is a lot of potential for added character. Maybe just one room needs a little pizzazz? Look below for some easy, unique or classic options to dress up any room.

18 Things I Love for Guest Bath Remodels

Here is a fact about me: I love traveling. Whether it's gallivanting across Europe or going to Chicago for the weekend, there is a certain thrill about leaving home behind and experiencing something new. And to be honest, one of my favorite parts is staying in a hotel. I know I'm not the only one who immediately plops on the bed and lets out a relaxed sigh of contentment. And then I do what everyone does next, check out the bathroom! The fixtures, the counters, the amenities! Seriously! I know you do it too :)  So how do you get that excited feeling in your own home? If you want to make sure your guests feel this way when they visit, or even yourself, pick from this list to make sure it feels like a hotel, not a hostel.

7 Blogs I Follow (and you should too!)

It feels so good to be back after the busyness of the Holidays. I hope you were able to take time to relax, enjoy your families and get excited for what 2016 is going to bring! I sure did! I've been working on some fun projects this fall/winter and I am so excited to show you the before and after transformations. Not to mention some projects just starting! Gah, I'm so excited! As a designer, I am constantly looking for new ideas and concepts to incorporate into my own designs and one way I do this is follow other blogs! I'm not able to read every post, every day but I like having a few places to go that I can browse ideas when I'm looking for the perfect resolution for a design hiccup. Plus a couple of these blogs have cute craft ideas, recipes and style guides too! Here are my top 7 blogs I follow and think you should too!