Design Crush: Half Baked Harvest

Design Crush Half Baked Harvest edited

One of my favorite visual treats is to peruse the lovely content from Half Baked Harvest. Beautifully styled eats in incredibly gorgeous photographs. Who could ask for more in a food blog? Tieghan, the young visionary, baker, stylist and photographer of Half Baked Harvest, has a genuine talent for creating visual works of art.  She has the ability to elevate each recipe she crafts into something truly amazing. I made her recipe for … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Gathered Home

Design Crush The Gathered Home dining room edited

The Gathered Home. I've always admired those lucky home owners, fortunate enough to have a large and spacious dining room. A room big enough for the whole family and extra friends to gather, eat much and visit often. Especially one with a fireplace.  And a cool lighting fixture.  And an awesome rug. Brynne, from The Gathered Home has such a room.  A lovely, groovy, dreamy collection of DIY and thrifted yumminess all wrapped up in the … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Doctor’s Closet

Design Crush The Doctor's Closet edited

Light, bright and pretty. Three words that accurately describe the beautiful home of Monika from The Doctor's Closet. Monika's home was photographed by Tracey Ayton and recently featured online at Style Me Pretty Living and in the April issue of Style at Home magazine. Monika's whole house is swoonworthy and her baby boy's nursery is absolutely delightful, but I definitely have a slight crush on her dining room.  Those white, upholstered … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Stylish in Portugal

Design Crush AD France dining room (rectangle house)

What is the one architectural detail that I prize above all others? More than gorgeous moulding, spacious kitchens, beautiful wood flooring or wall-spanning built-ins? My favorite detail, regardless of the style or size of the home, is big windows.  Yes, it's true. Large, expansive, open windows that let in beautiful natural light. My Design Crush today is a very stylish and unique home from Portugal with literally walls of windows.  … [Read more...]

Design Crush: The Hunted Interior

DesignCrush The Hunted Interior edited

  One of my favorite DIY designers is Kristin from The Hunted Interior.  She and her husband, recently transformed their backyard into a stunning outdoor living area. They painted, built, mulched, planted and designed the lovely space themselves.  I love all the beautiful styling, but I'm totally crushing on the floating deck.  (Or potential dance floor, perhaps?)  Either way, it looks as though Kristin will have some fabulous garden … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Cuckoo 4 Design

Design Crush Cuckoo 4 Design hallway

"What's black & white and red (read) all over?" A skunk with a diaper rash? No, A fantastic hallway makeover from Cuckoo 4 Design! One of the few things I remember about being in kindergarten is the discovery of lame and somewhat cheesy jokes.  (Our tiny, undeveloped minds loved them.)  And just to give you an idea of the level of cleverness and wit, here is one of the more popular jokes told repeatedly by my kindergarten … [Read more...]

Design Crush: A Home Full of Color

Design Crush A Home Full Of Color kitchen(sized)

Kitchen makeovers have always been one of my favorites. The lackluster befores.  The spectacularly jaw-dropping afters. Transforming a tired space into something fresh and new. Especially, on a modest budget. Shavonda, the creative force behind A Home Full Of Color, knew her basic brown kitchen could be so much more.  So through the magic of paint and a few creative solutions, Shavonda and her family were able to transform … [Read more...]

Design Crush: Lindy Allen Dining Room

Design Crush Lindy Allen dining room

I appreciate design that tends to have an element of the unexpected.   Spaces that appear collected from different styles and portraying a sense of interest.  That's one reason why I'm crushing on this simple, but stylish dining room by designer Lindy Allen of Four Hands Furniture.  Lindy paired up with Cadence Homes and designed their show house for the 2012 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  The talented shutterbugs at Hiya Papaya covered … [Read more...]