Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Feature!

Today's Friday Feature is a "montage" on getting organized in style! Enjoy! Of course you have to have a desk...this one is by NOIR and it is dreamy! Next comes the chair and this one is also by NOIR (you think I might like NOIR furniture?) . A lamp is a must, and the ERIN by Arteriors is really the perfect fit. A Timeworks clock would look great hanging on the wall above the desk...and the desk pad is from Mom Agenda and it is a snazzy little menu planner that has a perforated edge so you can tear off your "list" to make a quick run to the grocery store! Up next is a cool waste basket and matching tissue holder in a zebra print by Worlds Away - love it! Last but not least is a beautiful arrangement of fresh peonies - okay, so I can't send you fresh cut peonies from my garden bc I don't have one...but I can dream! Happy Friday! Email me at with questions or to purchase!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A little color inspiration...

Alot to do TO DO LIST keeps getting longer, can anyone relate? Before I get moving, here is a little color inspiration! My inspiration comes from several sources...the skirt is Etsy shop Couvert, shoes and jacket are Boden, interior picture is Canadian HH, artwork is also Etsy at Pink Glitter Fae and mirror is Uttermost...Enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

mini BLUEPRINT coming soon...

Just a little post about projects I am working on...a new feature I am adding to my services at DHB is called the "mini BLUEPRINT" and it is a spin off of sorts from the regular BLUEPRINT is a little peak...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Upcoming event with KDM

If you haven't already checked out this blog on over - it will do your heart some good! Have a great weekend! photo: Canadian House & Home

Friday Feature!

Happy Friday! For today's feature I am posting about Paddywax, again! I've featured several of their candles before and I am super excited about their new diffusers! Diffusers are a great alternative to candles especially for anyone with children. If you have never used a diffuser before, they are awesome...they will leave your home in a constant state of smelling gooood!!! In stock now... 4oz. Tangerine Clove (Tangerine,cinnamon,clove) part of the Holiday collection Retails $34.00 DHB Designs $26.00 to purchase email me at

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simple pleasures...

It has been a busy day of changes and "waiting"
  • 6:30 changing my schedule for the day
  • 9:00 taking Liv to preschool
  • 9:20 waiting at Midas for two and half hours while they "diagnose" my brake problems
  • 12:00 home for an hour to eat lunch while the fix my brake problems
  • 1:15 back to Midas to pick up and pay $$$$ for my brake problems
  • 2:00 picking up Liv from preschool
  • 2:15 going by the post office and bank
  • 3:00 - 5:00 (yes, two hours) Pediatrician's office for Liv's four year checkup
  • 5:00 heading home, finally, stop by Chickfila for dinner...I know, pure laziness!
  • 6:00 watching this for the first time with my daughter....
This was my favorite movie as a little girl (maybe it still is a favorite even though I am a big girl now). A simple pleasure that brings a happy ending to my day! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Construction underway!

Just wanted to say "please excuse the mess" over on my website...a bit of construction is underway in the Gallery (portfolio) , Blueprint (new mini BLUEPRINT coming soon) and the Boutique - hopefully all the changes will be complete by the end of the week! In the meantime...this is what I am thinking about today... I have a china cabinet, a Drexel, that I inherited from my grandfather's side of the family years ago-along with a buffet(in my entryway as a storage console) and a table with six shield back chairs...It is very similar to the one above except it has a 'bow' front - glass and all!!! It is a dark cherry, which is beautiful - but not my cup of tea! I would REALLY love to paint this baby and then paper the inside but I have so many people that gasp at the thought of painting an antique. So what do you think? Photo unknown

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I dream about organization...somehow it always eludes me in my home office! Perhaps it is just the fact that I have outgrown the space...or that I cannot decide on a 'system' do you organize?
I love the pictures above...they each hold true to the motto "a place for everything, and everything in it's place"....oh how I wish that for my entire home!
all photos from Flickrstream...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Things I am loving today...

Hello to all...just a quick post of some things I am loving today!!!
Console and lamps from World's Away(love them!)

Mirror is Ballard Designs....Floral is from Distinctive Designs, and Chair is NOIR Furniture (can purchase through DHB Designs)

Family Chef(Just tried one of their soup recipes, yummy and healthy!) And the last thing I am loving today is this book, 'Power Prayers for your mighty man', that was so generously sent to me from Lylah over is a wonderful book and her blog is so full of inspiration for all women! Happy Monday - gonna go clean my house and love on my daughter!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Feature...reveal!

Happy Friday! It's a bit gloomy here but I am hoping it will clear up in time to enjoy the weekend! So today's Friday Feature is the sneak peek from Monday...these little beauties are made from recycled bass wood, decorative papers, and ribbons! These plaques can be hung on your front door or anywhere your heart fancies them! Each one is one of a kind and quantities are limited. You can customize and they are reversible (so one side can take you through Halloween and the next side can be for Thanksgiving or Christmas just by changing up the ribbons)
The small is shown with a metallic "B" monogram on black and white polka dot paper with the reverse in a high gloss white. Measures 5"x3" Cost $25
The medium is shown with a sweet hoot owl silhouette in black on high gloss white with the reverse in a metallic gold, ready for the monogram of your choice! Measures 8"x5" Cost $35
The large is shown with a decorative paper in 'script' with a bit of shimmer to it with the reverse in a high gloss is ready to be personalized with monogram or your choice & silhouette, Measures 14"x9" Cost $45
Please email me at for more questions or to purchase!
Happy FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just a little note....

I wanted to thank everyone who has shown an interest in the Friday Feature items I have been posting over the last month! I love posting a good find and having so many people show an interest! Just a little note that beginning next week, it will be easier to purchase those items over on my website in the new "shop the boutique" section. You will see the items featured (as well as other items I offer to my clients) that can be directly purchased on the sight. I will be busy over the weekend tweaking that and getting it up and running along with some changes to my portfolio and BLUEPRINT pages so please, please do check them out! Happy Thursday....oh, and I will reveal that sneak peek from earlier in the week tomorrow! :)

Eco-decorating your walls!

I have been in search of fresh,modern wallpapers for a client for some time now...and I have been a little disappointed in my findings until this morning...Upon checking my email, I found these beauties from KRAVET..... These are just a few from their new ECO line and I cannot wait to see what else they have come up with!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Something about Fall makes me want to "nest" and spruce things up a bit around my easy way to do that is with pillows! My favorite showroom at market, J Douglas, carries a line that I are some of my picks! You can purchase these through DHB Designs...just go on over to the website or email me at for dimensions and pricing info! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A little Color!

So, I typically wear little, to no makeup...not so much because I think I don't need it, but because I just don't know how to "put it on"....I am pretty clueless and for the most part, pretty neutral and plain (yeah, I know - strange for an interior designer). My mom is always telling me I need "a little color" so she convinced me to get a little "make over" at one of those places in the mall - I agreed only if we could do the Bobbi Brown counter because that is what my sister wears and her makeup always looks great!!! So I sat down for what seemed to be a LOOONNNGGG time to do just a "little" fix....and you know what - I actually like it!!! I wanted to emphasis my eyes, make them a little more bold, kindof smokey but for day time...and I wanted a nude, sheer lip because that is all I have been wearing since kids...sheer or tinted gloss because everything else just ends up a mess....
So this is what I came home with.......Nude 8 Lipgloss and 3 different matte shadows: Bone2, Slate16, and Espresso32 (which I use as a liner, just wet the brush before applying) These stay on ALL DAY...which is saying alot for someone who wears contact lenses!!!! And the gloss stays put too, with no stickiness!!! Here is a little inspiration from BOBBI BROWN....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Coming Soon!

Sneak peek...
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Serving others!

If you haven't read her story...go here She is an example for everyone, young and old!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Movin on up - or movin on out?

Well as I type this my husband is pressure washing our back patio....just one of the last little details we needed to accomplish before putting our house on the market...yes, we are movin on up....although we don't really know where that "up" is yet... We have wrestled with this decision for over a year now, realizing long ago we have totally outgrown our 1,542 square feet of space and our tiny back yard! So we are going to be putting out our sign tomorrow, yikes, it's a bit scary because after all - this was our first home! If there are in buyers in the area, give me a shout out at and I can email you photos and we can talk $$$....(sorry for not posting photos on here, just a bit too personal) Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This is a photo of me multi-tasking this morning....
fixing breakfast, checking emails, cleaning out my purse, trying to decide if I want new bangs like Jessica Simpson photo....Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The day has been a blur...about to watch a movie with my sweetie (waiting for my four year old to stop organizing her night stand and go to sleep) Here are some random shots I have stored on my hard drive, enjoy! (p.s. I am sorry for not knowing who, what, where, etc...of these pics - promise to research and give some credit :)