Category Archives: Design tips

My Top 5s: Must Haves In a Kitchen

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. You may love to cook, or not, but if you are like us, this is where all my kids seem to hangout when they come to visit. 😂 Creating a beautiful space that works for your needs is so crucial as you work to have...

Primer to Perfection: The Ins and Outs of Paint

Paint can be one of the most important pieces of a space, and doing it well is crucial to making sure your space is amazing. Learning Sheens and Tones SHEEN You may be wondering to yourself, what is a sheen? A sheen is the amount of shine in the paint. The amount of shine in...

My Top 5’s: My Top 5’s When Building a Home

Number 1 – Building Your Dream Team When building a home, you should have a team of professionals that you select to bring the house of your dreams to life. Spending the time necessary to research, will help you create the best team for you and your build! This team should include an Architect, a...

School’s Out, Pool’s Out!

Designing Your Outdoor Spaces Like a Pro It’s Not What’s on the Outside that Counts True, but there is nothing like a well-planned exterior space to mirror the beauty of your living space to the nature that extends beyond the walls of your home! Even the smallest spaces can add a great deal of enjoyment...

The ACD Look

A good designer won’t limit themselves by providing just one “look” or design aesthetic, but if you’ve scrolled through my work long enough, you will definitely see that there is a recurring theme that runs through every space I design. Each space feels calm and welcoming, while embracing both classic detail and current trends. Here...

Kitchenette Design Tips

This week I’ve been part of a fun Kitchen Design Round Table. Kitchens are one of my absolute favorite things to design, and I’ve been lucky enough to design a lot of them! I thought it would be fun to focus on secondary kitchens, otherwise known as the “kitchenette”. Today I’m sharing the same tips...

Confused with what to do with the space under your stairs?

space under your stairs wet bar

Should I just leave the space under my stairs a regular closet? Over the last several years, not only have stairs transformed into gorgeous design aspects of your home, but the space under the stairs has transformed as well! No longer is it just the storage room of yesteryear. There are so many ways to...

HOW TO MAKE A LARGE SPACE FEEL MORE INTIMATE

DEFINE THE AREA Starting from the ground up, area rugs help to define the space in which you are placing your furniture. Often, the room will have another defining characteristic, but if not, an area rug can do the trick. Once the rug is placed in it’s appropriate location, typically centered in the room off...

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