Bedroom Area Rug Options {Reader Question}

Blue and Orange Bedroom with Sisal Area Rug

A couple weeks ago, I opened up the Satori Facebook page for another round of reader questions. I'm always curious to see what decorating dilemmas are on your mind. As in the past, I won’t be able to answer all of the questions today, but will try my best to get to as many of them as possible in upcoming blog posts. Today, I'm focusing on bedroom area rugs... Small or Large Area Rug? Hi Shauna, I have a question about master bedroom a … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part One}

Dorothy Draper Pink Desk- OKL

I’m excited to bring you another installment of this fun and popular series. This time I presented three desk options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Annie from Annie Vincent Interiors. Annie and I connected through a designer group a few months back, and I immediately took notice of her beautiful design boards. With a talented eye for design and color, I couldn't w … [Read more...]

Blue and White Bedding {Friday’s Fab Find}

Serena and Lily Blue and White Bedding

Big plans for the weekend? I'm going to be breaking out the golf clubs for the first time this year and hopefully I'll also be finishing off the planting and other outdoor projects I started before all the rain. I'm one for green and lush, but this is getting ridiculous. Time for sunshine! Yesterday, I was out sourcing for two client projects I'm currently working on and came across some beautiful blue and white bedding. As you know, blue and … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Headboard? {Part Two}

Brooke Berry

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- headboard edition! I’m thrilled to welcome Brooke of Brooklyn Berry Designs. Although Brooke and I live in the same neck of the woods, we haven't met in person, but I can tell we'd have a lot to talk about over coffee (on my list for the new year!). Brooke's blog is an online journal where she shares ideas and inspiration for creating a safe, warm and welcoming place, as well as dishing out her take o … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Headboard? {Part One}

Lisa Leonard Gold Chevron Necklace

It's been a while since we've had a Designer Challenge, and I'm excited to bring you another installment of this popular series. This time I presented three headboard options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Rita from Harbour Breeze. Rita and I connected through a Canadian designer group we're both part of. After checking out her blog, I was so impressed by her $159 … [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...]

Styling a Bed

styling a bed- headboard

How was your weekend? We were bombarded with rain, so all outside projects were put on hold until it dries up a bit. However, it did allow me to focus on organizing my office for a while and I'm getting close to having it just the way I want it. Those of you who have been asking about my office closet makeover, I promise you will see the after photos soon. Between our basement renovation, the Outdoor Extravaganza and wrapping up client projects … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Area Rug? {Part Two}

Greg Natale Bedroom

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Area Rug Challenge! I’m thrilled to welcome Leah of The Way We Are. I love Leah's blog for the way her personality shines through, as well as the eclectic mix of decorating styles, ideas and wonderful inspiration she provides. I can’t wait for you to see what she did! (If you missed Part One, you can see the three area rug options and find out what Amanda did here.)     Hello Satori reader … [Read more...]

Teen Room Refresh {before}

Teen locker before

After going through my son's room with him last weekend (you can read about it here), it left his shelves looking bare in some spots and messy in others, making a few required changes apparent. Although we designed his room with longevity in mind, it has been over four years since we've made any noteworthy changes (except for bedding, a new lamp and the small stuff that has crept in). He has always been a huge sports fan and, although I wouldn't … [Read more...]