Mother’s Day: A Fresh Perspective

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I want to wish a happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there. As a working mom of two young twin girls, I know very well how long, crazy and chaotic the days and nights can be and can attest that the one day a year dedicated just to us is very well deserved! However, this doesn’t mean that we expect an elaborate celebration on our special day. In fact, it’s often the smallest gestures of appreciation that truly mean the most.

With simplicity in mind, here are a couple of quick interior design upgrades you can implement around the house to spruce things up and give Mom the royal treatment she deserves this Mother’s Day!

Clasically Current Bedroom Flowers

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Never Too Old For Swings!

Have you ever had those days where you just want to curl up with a good book and forget about the world? Hanging chairs provide the cocoon-like oasis we all crave from time to time, while fabulously elevating a room’s décor and adding a playful touch to its overall interior design.

Including a unique and interactive component, like a hanging chair, creates a whimsical, classically current, design that really draws guests in. Here are some examples of how to get your home into the swing of… swings!

Classically Current

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Light Up A Room!

It’s time to shine some light on the subject of…light! The use of quality light in interior spaces greatly affects the overall environment and “mood” of a space and is a huge design opportunity in every interior. Whether natural or artificial light is employed, properly illuminated rooms make your home feel more spacious and can manipulate the mood you want to achieve or activity level you desire in the space. For example, softer lighting creates a calmer environment and brighter lights are ideal for areas that are busier, like an entertainment area or your kitchen.

Ambient lighting is incredibly important and something we always consider, but I want to focus here on using decorative lighting as an interior design feature. You can create a fab atmosphere and set the intention for the purpose of a room by using the right chandelier, sconce, picture light, or task light.

Here are some of my favorite interiors spotlighting, well, light!

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Spring Break treasures: A checklist for shipping items home from your travels!

Design inspiration can strike at any moment, and traveling is a wonderful trigger for me. From visiting European countries to exploring the islands of tropical destinations, learning about new cultures always turns into creative ideas and visions for my current projects.

However, sometimes the inspiration alone isn’t enough and I’ll fall in love with a beautiful piece of furniture or the perfect accessory while on vacation. I just have to have it! While foreign countries and exotic locations are excellent opportunities to bring home unique treasures, shipping large items can be tricky, but definitely worth it. For any travelers heading out on an adventure this Spring Break, here are a few tips for shipping furniture back home to keep in mind should design inspiration strike during your travels:

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Posh Playrooms

If I had to pin the importance of functionality to one room in my home, the playroom would hold a place at the top of my list. As the mom of two energetic twin girls, I can say from personal experience that tea parties and “dress up” don’t exactly leave the playroom in pristine condition at the end of each day.

Of course, classically current designs don’t have to take a backseat when it comes to functionality. Mountains of toys and scribbles on the wall should be expected, rather than feared, when designing a playroom. This does not mean your playroom can’t look as posh as the rest of your home; you can have the best of both worlds!

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Five Design Changes to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you are planning to sell your home in the near future or the idea is a faint possibility down the road, it’s never too early to start thinking about small changes you can make around the house to increase its resale value when the time comes to move. In part two of our blog series with our friends at Zillow, they share the perfect tips to help you prepare in advance for your move.

Enjoy!

-XO, LU

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