Blue Rooms – SHOP THE LOOK


I am finally feeling hopeful about the possibility of having people over to the house this summer. It is like a heavy blanket is being lifted!

I really feel like my home needs a refresh to celebrate. Maybe just a few little things, maybe a few large pieces. I am actually taking on a handful of new clients just this week with the same mind set.

In honor of new beginnings, I wanted to share some inspirational shop the look design boards with you. The items are affiliate links, which does not affect your price at all but might result in a small commission if you purchase with the link…and I mean small, like a cup of coffee and a muffin:) Thanks for supporting my creative blog posts!

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I have a feeling that you might be excited too? For the first time in over a year, I will soon have my best friend and her daughter over for tea. Nothing too fancy just herbal tea and cookies but in 2019, this seemed so ordinary but now, I appreciate it on a different level.

Here are few smaller pieces that even on their own, make an impact.

The rattan tray is one of my favorites. It is almost 24″ in diameter. Perfect for serving or placing on top of a coffee table or ottoman.

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I am loving the dramatic wall color in this dining room by Ballard Designs. I included a few links to shop the pieces.

Ballard Designs has beautiful blue and white vases too! There are so many different ones to choose from on their website but I liked these three together – links below.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to collaborate on a design project in your home!

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What is Grandmillennial Style?

What is Grandmillennial Style?


When I first heard the decorating term Grandmillennial Style, I had no idea what it was. I looked it up and I was like, whoa – a flashback to traditional style but definitely reinterpreted. Antiques, rattan, wicker and florals and color but fresh and more fun.

This interior design style is not stuffy and maybe even slightly preppy. Bring in the crystal chandeliers, wicker, blue and white china but mix in pops of bright colors and clean lined pieces.




At first glance, you might think the style is formal but really, with all the color and pattern, it is quite playful!

Added benefit – rooms with pattern and color tolerate family life and wear better than rooms than those with a neutral pallette.


Fresh and Happy!



This decor style uses lots of blue, white and green. Blue and white china? Check. A touch of leopard print? Check. Dark wood antiques sprinkled throughout? Check.



What a beautiful dining room – a gorgeous antique wood buffet BUT then the wallpaper, mirror and accessories are fresh and colorful.

What’s not to love? The Pandemic has us spending more time at home, cooking real food. Many of us are dreaming of future dinner parties and having a beautiful dining room to host them in.


Vintage style with a fresh and happy color palette!

Nest Obsessed Interiors Design - Grandmillennial Style Quiz

With Grand Millennial Style, you see lots of wallpaper being used. Even better if it is Chinoiserie. Isn’t this beautiful? Then that pop of fresh green on the glass lamp and that antique chest.


Grandmillennial Style can be dramatic but still fresh. Look at this gorgeous room below. The blue and white pieces and florals pop against the grass green walls. Notice the leather sofa, even though it is an earth tone it fits right into this cheerful color scheme. 


Vintage touches but with fresh fashion flair. Classic and hip with a bit of sass!


I have grouped the Grand Millennial Style into 3 Refinements: Fresh, French and Eclectic.

Want to see which one you are? Click on the image below to take the interior design STYLE QUIZ!


I would love to help you design and create the Grand Millennial Room of your dreams! Let’s work together!

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How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Living Room?

How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Living Room?

An important question to ask before starting a design project is, “What is the budget?” It can be a hard question to answer and many times my clients are not sure what a reasonable budget really is.

I thought this would be a good topic to blog about and explore a little bit deeper.

Before I begin designing for a client, I always ask about budget. A budget number lets me know where to shop for your items and where to trim back. This way, we can get the most “bang for your buck.”



Of course, you could do it all DIY and garage sales and come in on a shoe string. However, I am going to discuss the costs for furnishing a room with new items. Most of my clients have not designed and decorated an entire room before – start to finish.


One thing I know for sure is, things add up quickly! I can mention an average number and to most people it sounds high. But when you actually look at a list of items, it soon makes sense.

So, I went ahead and created 3 price points to consider: low, medium and high for an average sized living room.

How much does it cost to decorate a living room?

Decorating Budgets:



See? That added up fast!

The Low Design Budget above is shopping places like Wayfair, Target, IKEA, World Market, etc. If you know what to look for, you can find some fun and interesting pieces without breaking the bank. Of course, it could be less if you already have a good quality sofa and just need to add other pieces. 



A Medium Design Budget means you want to invest a little more in the key pieces that get the most use, so a good quality sofa – maybe from a company like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.   shop where you like to shop, so let me know if there is a sofa you have in mind already. Maybe you want more art and accessories too.



A High End Budget means you definitely want quality pieces and possibly something really on trend, like possibly a coffee table from Studio McGee, a sofa from Restoration Hardware or a rug from Serena and Lily. Overall, the room will be really well appointed from top to bottom with quality, designer look pieces. Of course, this number can go sky high easily but only if you give me the green light, haha!


I hope this helps when you are considering how much to spend on your next decorating project.

Where I come in: I help you sort through all the options that are out there. (So many options!) I help you find a look that feels like you and is functional and on budget. I know where to find the look you want for a good price. 

I am looking at all the details: scale, style, finishes, colors and then together we make smart decisions.

When I work with clients virtually, an important part of my process is a floor plan to make sure everything fits in your space. I also create a custom design questionnaire for every project to really dive deep to discover your true style.

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Thank you for reading my blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or set up a Discovery Call. I’d love to hear from you!

Check out a few of my current favorite picks below. If you click to shop, please know that these are affiliate links which means if you purchase, I might get a small commission but this does not affect your price at all. I really appreciate you shopping with these links and supporting my blog posts. Thank you!

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Virtual Design – Can Pinterest Help You Create A Beautiful Home?

Virtual Design – Can Pinterest Help You Create A Beautiful Home?

I am guessing that when you are looking at interior design photos, you probably know what you like when you see it.

If you are like most people (including me) – you have collected lots of interior design inspiration photos on Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, etc. Pinterest is my favorite and it is definitely a wonderful tool for designing your home.

However, what I often hear from my clients is that now that they have all these pretty decorating pictures, they feel overwhelmed as to where to start.

So many ideas! What works best? How in the heck do I pull this all together into one cohesive design look?

Actually, this is a large part of what I do as a virtual interior designer. I really enjoy looking at my client’s inspiration photos to  design a room.

As I sort through them, I am also considering their responses to the interior design questionnaire I send them. (All my clients get a customized design questionnaire to complete at the beginning of a project.)

Creating a room for an interior design client is like working on a fun art puzzle. I sift through all these photo ideas and figure out what works best.

Another part is working with couples and blending both their decorating tastes. It can take some compromise but it is possible. I enjoy helping couples navigate this design journey.

My goal is to design a beautiful space, but also one that makes sense for how my clients live and also considering the house they are in. This process takes a good amount of time and effort, but this is how we get to a design that “feels just right”.

A well-designed space is also about color and balance. While I am looking at colors, I am also balancing and considering your surrounding details. There could be big details that matter, but that you might be stuck with for now, like flooring, cabinets, stone, counter tops, etc. If you don’t like them (or can’t afford to change them) then we must incorporate them into the design.

Basically, you can’t ignore the elephant (big, fixed design elements) in a room and have a good result…they must be designed into the room. Of course, if you want ideas for changing those big ticket items, I can help with that too!

The internet is the most amazing resource for interior design. We have so many options!

As a virtual interior design, it is my main resource to help my clients all over the US. Finding things on the internet takes time, even for me, but I am probably faster than most:)

It takes experience to know where to find the perfect pieces for the right price and not spend all day looking. Most of my design clients are just too busy to be spending two hours looking for the perfect rug, etc. and that is why they need me.

Oh, and of course, your floorplan. Last to be discussed here but a must.

After I gather measurements for my client’s room, I create furniture floor plans to see what fits best.

If I can, I like to show options for different pieces and layouts. Then my client can move ahead knowing they have the ideal layout and order knowing the pieces fit.

I live in Florida but I work with clients all over the US. Right now, I have clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia and California. It is so cool to me that the internet allows me to help so many people.

If you are thinking you might want to re-do a room in your home, check out my Full Service Interior Design Package – link below.

Let me know if you have any questions about how I can help you. I also do Discovery Calls if you would rather have a quick chat on the phone.

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eDesign Dining Room

eDesign Dining Room

Virtual -edesign for Dining Rooms

I don’t know about you but I love to cook! Not necessarily fancy things but good (mostly healthy) food for my family and friends! There is just something so fun about sharing a meal with the ones I love!

Even if you only do take out – having a dining space to gather in is key. 

Maybe your dining room needs and interior design refresh? I can help you via edesign (aka online and virtual interior design) to create a dining space you will love!



Right now, we are sheltering in place because of COVID and hanging out for a shared meal with friends is not possible.

But we can dream and plan for better days to come!

A nice comfortable, inviting dining room really sets the mood for a delicious meal. Did you know that we can work together to design your dining room via eDesign? On your schedule, at your pace, from the comfort of your home and all online!

I offer eDesign Service for my clients all over the USA! Let’s collaborate and virtually design your dream space!

eDesign process example:

As you can see, my virtual interior design process is efficient but fun! I offer an online interior design platform that you log into to see your project – 24 hours access.

Please stay safe! Best wishes of health & peace to you & yours!


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Interior design services, offered virtually/online. Online interior design anywhere in the USA.