Living Room Color Palette 3 Ways

Blue and White Living Room Mood Board | Satori Design for Living E-Design Project

A couple of weeks ago, I finished up a living room e-design that I'm finally getting around to sharing with you. Starting with a freshly painted room in Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore's soft greige), as well as beige wall-to-wall carpet, my client's wishes were to have a fresh and pretty, modern country living room to enjoy with her dog at the end of a long work day. Such a fun project to work on! We decided to keep the furniture neutral for … [Read more...]

Living Room Refresh for Spring

Living Room Refresh_2

Today, I'm excited to show you my latest e-design project. After receiving Barbara's list of wants and needs, as well as looking through several snapshots of her living room, I was able to pinpoint what she was looking for. The Details Drawn towards traditional styling. Favorite furniture resources are Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Most comfortable living with shades of cream, yellow and pink. She and her husband basically … [Read more...]

The Glamorous Life of a Decorator

Trestle Table with X Base

I've been busy working on several design and decorating projects over the past few months, and thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at what my day-to-day is like within my business. I'm one of a small percentage of people who truly loves what she does, but I'm certain in saying it isn't always the glamorous job so many people make it out to be. Sure, I get access to some of the most beautiful fabrics, wallpapers, decor … [Read more...]

Design Project Update {West Grove}

White Kitchen with Marble Backsplash Constuction

I want to express my deepest appreciation for all the love and support I received from you regarding our dog Reegan. The days are getting a little easier bit by bit, and I'm glad to finally be able to collect my thoughts. As mentioned last week, I'm currently involved in some amazing decorating and design projects, and I thought I'd share a few update photos of one in particular. This new home build has been under construction for several … [Read more...]

Light Fixtures for Open Concept Dining Rooms

Open Concept Floor Plan

One of my current client projects involves a decorating plan for an open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen at the back of the house. As gorgeous as these spaces can be, decorating them involves careful consideration to achieve a specific mood or feel for each area, while maintaining a cohesive and balanced look throughout the overall space. Selecting the right light fixtures for these types of spaces is particularly important in order … [Read more...]

Design Client Project Updates & More

Design Client Tweet

How's your week going? It's been busy around here with new design projects on the go, as well as a couple others that are almost wrapped up. Both parts of the process are exciting, but I get the most satisfaction when clients are finally able to enjoy their newly finished spaces. I'll be sharing a few update photos soon, including those custom made purple chairs my clients so daringly went with. I had my fingers crossed they'd love them, and when … [Read more...]

Design Client Project Updates

Bungalow Great Room Renovation

How is your week going? I've been balancing a couple of my own projects, as well as working on a few for clients. I like to be busy, especially when my husband is traveling for business. It always makes the time go by faster and I'm better able to focus when he isn't here to distract me (miss you honey!). I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of what I currently have on the go. One of my clients is totally gutting a bungalow and has hired … [Read more...]

Christmas House Tour {Countryside}

Powell Christmas House Tour_3

After showing a snippet of my friend Sandi's country home back in October, I received emails from several of you asking for more. I've been wanting to share this house with you for a while now, and was excited when Sandi extended the offer to be part of my Christmas House Tour series this year. Although this house was built less than two years ago, it has much of the same character and charm you'd find in a century old home. Although Sandi had … [Read more...]

Refresh My Nest {Kitchen Update}

Refresh My Nest Kitchen Update

Back in September, Satori celebrated its one-year blogiversary with a week full of giveaways. One of those prize packs included Holly Becker's Decorate book, as well as a mood board and plan for freshening one room. Sarah, author of Journey's of the Zoo, was the lucky winner and decided it was her kitchen that could use an intervention. These are a few of the details Sarah sent me: Lean towards modern/contemporary styling. House was … [Read more...]

Client Bedroom Design for Small Space Living

Condo Bedroom Space Plan

I recently completed a bedroom design plan for a young couple living in the city. As often is the case with condos, this space was tight and had bulkheads, columns and heating vents running all over. Storage was also a major concern. After meeting with Tanja and seeing the space, I could see why she was having difficulty putting a furniture and decorating plan together given all of the challenges. These are a few of the requirements she gave … [Read more...]

Client Sourcing + Some Spring Fab Finds

Raskog Ikea

Yesterday was a marathon shopping day in the city. When sourcing for clients, I always try to schedule a full day in the week rather than running around on a daily basis. Not only does this make sense from a time standpoint, it also saves my clients money because I'm able to split the cost of my shopping services between the projects I have going on at the same time. At the moment, I have several projects that are wrapping up, including window … [Read more...]

One Room, Two Looks

E. Bonus Room web

Following the completion of a sunroom E-Design for one of my clients a month or so ago, I was asked to create a plan for the bonus room as well. Similar to many scenarios I see time and time again, Patty had purchased new furniture pieces and a few decorative accessories, but she didn't feel like the room was coming together and it seemed, as she put it,  "kind of blah." The main purpose of the bonus room was a place for Patty's teenage daughter a … [Read more...]