Five Ways to Create a Home Away from Home for Summer Visitors

I love nothing more than entertaining guests at my home. No matter the time of year or season, it’s always so much fun to pamper friends and family, and provide a relaxing haven while they’re away from their own nests. Whether they’re enjoying the patio weather, dining alfresco or just doing some luxurious lounging, I always try to make sure our visitors have everything they need (and more!) during their stay. Of course, when designing homes for my clients, it’s always a priority to create the perfect space for their guests as well!

There is an art to designing a space for guests that is inviting, relaxing and comfortable. Everyone has a story about a hotel, resort, or Airbnb that made their trip much more memorable. What makes a true home away from home for you? Is it a luxe bathtub, a substantial closet, a reading nook in your room or simply an inviting bed with soft, cozy linens?

Read on for some of our tips to turn your home into a place where your family and friends want to return to again and again!

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Ready for Summer: Outdoor Designs

The weather is warming up in Houston, the sun is officially shining and summer is just around the corner! It’s truly one of my favorite times of year – long, leisurely summer days and nights best spent with friends and family at BBQs, lounging poolside or around the dinner table dining al fresco (once the sun goes down of course!).

The Ohorona24.in.ua team always gets an added thrill when we can get our hands on an outdoor living room, pool or rooftop deck to work with – these areas always create endless opportunity for creativity. We have been lucky enough to take backyards, courtyards, poolside cabanas and rooftops to new heights with the introduction of bright colors, comfortable (and durable) textures and timeless designs that extend the home beyond four walls.

Whether our clients are using their outdoor spaces to relax, work or play, we love making their design dreams a reality! Read on to see some of our favorite outdoor designs just in time for the approaching summer season.

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High Point Market: Day 2

If you missed my day one recap of the earlier this week, stop what you’re doing and check it out before you read any further! There were far too many fabulous designs the first day for you to miss out.

Caught up? Great! Now, let’s move on to uncovering all of the inspirations from day two.

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High Point Market in 48 Hours

What a whirlwind the last couple of weeks have been! I recently returned from an amazing vacation in Cartagena, Colombia celebrating the wedding of two fantastic people (I highly recommend a trip if you have never been!), and right before we headed out on our Colombian adventure, I was “on tour” in North Carolina.

No, I haven’t left the interior design world in pursuit of a musical career, but I was lucky enough to be a member of the at the spring Presented by the fab team behind the , the tour brought together a fantastic and diverse group of design bloggers for a two-day tour of some of High Point’s best showrooms and events with the best and brightest minds in design.

Read on for more details about my 48 hours on tour at High Point Market!

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Let’s Talk Trends, Design and Art!

is this weekend, folks! I am so excited to head to North Carolina for a weekend full of trendspotting and interior design inspiration. This year, I am joining the High Point gang as part of the so I will have a front row seat to all of the fab new collections from the best vendors and designers around.

Most importantly, I cannot wait to bring all of the new insight and discoveries back to my design team in Houston and to YOU!

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Before and After: Tackling Trends

There are those projects that come along every once and a while that remind us how lucky we are to work in such an innovative and creative industry. This mid-century modern renovation was certainly one of them. The homeowners had invested in creating a home reflective of their own personal style (which we loved!) and was equal parts eclectic and modern.

Our challenge was to update their space and, instead of focusing on the hottest trends, create designs that the family would love for a long time without losing the touches of fun of which the client is so fond. Because the Ohorona24.in.ua team is dedicated to creating looks that blend inspirations from the past with current design trends, we knew this property was perfect for us!

Read on to see how we totally transformed this home by updating the already charming nature of the space to create a WOW factor that will stand the test of time.

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The Forgotten Room: Make the most of your utility room

Most of us spend quite a bit of time in our utility room, especially if you have kids that go through clothes like nobody’s business (like mine)! They can certainly keep you busy with loads of laundry and tackling random projects all day long. Although we’re constantly running in and out of this room on a daily basis, it’s a space that can sometimes feel forgotten within the home. Why not make the utility room a functional and pleasant place to be?

Read on to see my suggestions for how to make the most of your laundry room.

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5 Décor Tips to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to take that bright, sunny feeling and translate it to your home. Pops of festive pastels and jewel tones are a stunning way to add a little something new to your space and, sometimes, just a small splash of something colorful like a lamp or accent pillow can really elevate your mood and have you looking at your home in a whole new way.

Read on to see my top five tips to brighten your home this spring!

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Making the most of built-in nooks

Just because a space is small doesn’t mean it should be deprived of personality. In fact, injecting loads of personality into a small space can be really fun and add instant charm. Whether it’s a built-in space under the window or a cozy reading nook, there are plenty of ways to optimize the space by combining style and function including using pillows, cushions, lighting, stylish accents and storage to create one fab cohesive design.

I personally love capitalizing on these tiny spaces by transforming them into a private hideaway for the kiddos, a tranquil oasis fit for relaxation or a quiet area to dive into a good book.

Continue reading to find out how I make the most out of these built-in spaces.

Window nook lighting

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Our Fabulous February Finds

As winter begins to drift away and the warmer weather begins to arrive, the Ohorona24.in.ua team has been busy looking over the latest collections from some of our favorite vendors and designers. With all this inspiration, we can’t help but get excited for what the spring/summer seasons have in store!

Check out our most recent obsessions that caught our eye this month.

Missoni Poufs

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