To open up the kitchen or not to open up the kitchen. That was the design dilemma we were enlisted in helping answer at Arbor Drive. This lovely home, just off Lemont’s downtown area, was a home that needed some fresh energy pumped into it.
Who doesn’t love a little pink in their lives? To honor the most pinkified “holiday” of the year (you know Valentine's day) we wanted to showcase a recent bedroom refresh we put together for a lovely family in Lisle!
Everyone loves the look of recessed lighting. Recessed lighting adds ambient light that is incomparable to a table lamp. So what if you decide your home needs some recessed lighting? How would you begin to determine where to add lights and how closely to space them? How far off of the wall and what to center? Fear not, we are here to shed some light on the subject of recessed lighting!
Have you already taken down the Christmas lights? Are you ready to start the year off fresh and clean? Or are you sad to see the festivities are in the past and staring winter right in the face gives you bone-chilling fear? Well, I'm in that boat.
When we first met our clients, T & S, they discussed their glorious travels to Italy. This trip, about 15 years ago, inspired them to bring in the beautiful rustic italian stone and details and incorporate into their living room at the time. Well folks, we are not in Italy anymore.
If you had to sum up your career, where would you start? Where you started and where you are now? What were the pivotal moments that made you who you are? Yes, it’s really hard. I set out to write this post to tell you a little bit more about the designer behind HaylieRead. But man, I’m not sure where to start.
The reason it's difficult to recommend a contractor is because it all depends on the type of work you are looking for, the timeline, and scope. You could have a simple painting job that just requires a painter. But as soon as you want to replace that dated stair banister, or add crown moulding, you are now talking about scheduling a different tradesman.
I get asked all the time, how do I select throw pillows for my sofa that do not look to matchy matchy? The key is pairing pattern, color, and texture. There is indeed a method to the madness. A sofa pillow is an element that adds softness and variety to any space, but you have to choose the right pairing so that it doesn’t look forced, or out of place.