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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Million Dollar Questions With Million Dollar Decorating

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with James Swan of , the only podcast devoted to the world of interior design, decorating and beautiful living. Listen in for a peek into the inner workings of our world at Ohorona24.in.ua Interior and how it all began! Find out what sparked my interests in interior design, the lessons I’ve learned along the way, upcoming projects and I are working on and more.

-XO, LU

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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Interior #InspiredEverywhere: Houston

#InspiredEverywhere: Houston

When many outsiders think of Houston, they think of big oil, rustic cowboys and swampy bayous. But Houston is much more than that. As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country, Houston is a melting pot of diverse cultures from around the world, which blend together to create a robust atmosphere of creativity, innovation and, most importantly, inspiration!

While I’m always on the lookout for interior design inspiration every time I travel to a new city, I love that I live in a place where I can find daily inspiration all around me. Here are a few of my favorite spots to find inspiration right here in the Bayou City.

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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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What Laura’s Pinning

This week we decided to target in on some of Laura’s favorite furniture finds (none from Target). We love to take a look inside her design brain by stalking her Pinterest page, which you can find . We’ve noticed out of all the furniture she’s craving lately, Pearson Co. stands out.