Bold and Bright Color

We have all heard that paint is the cheapest way to make the biggest difference in a room.  We always think of wall color, but adding a color to the ceiling can really transform any room from boring to bright in no time.  I love this trend for bedrooms, bathrooms, or the office, but it can really make most rooms of your house pop!  

Each of these ideas have a bright and bold ceiling with a crisp white wall.  The ceiling color connects in some way to the rest of the space through an accent piece or fabric. Like the white and gray bathroom trend?  Use the last picture as inspiration and add a pop of color to the ceiling.  You could try navy, black, or even orange.  The possibilities are endless!

The Mudroom...

This client has a beautiful home and wanted her mudroom (and main point of entry for many guests) to be welcoming, functional, and updated.  Here is how the space looked "before"

 Our goals were:  flooring that minimized the visibility of  dirt, cabinets that could be more visually appealing (and allow for more storage), and a locker system to provide a lovely space for all of her families coats, shoes, and bags.  I created a design plan for her based on her wants and needs and then we went shopping.  We were able to reuse her countertop and the washer and dryer stayed.  Everything else was removed.  

Here is what the room looks like now!

The transformation is amazing!  The slate floors with dark grout hide any dirt brought in from outside.  The lockers provide much needed shoe space, and each child has their own locker cubby for their outerwear.  There is so much storage near the washer/dryer and she even has a spot to personalize the space.  The walls are painted Putnam Ivory by Benjamin Moore.  We added nice texture with the bamboo blinds and industrial style  bronze lighting.  She now has a functional space she loves coming into.

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Bird Story...

I had to share the inspiration behind my new logo design.  When I was a little girl my family had wonderful reunions with extended family at different locations throughout the United States.  On one such trip to York, Pennsylvania I had some shopping time with my Great Aunt Louise.  I ended up with some adorable, handmade stationary with little birds made out of ric rac and a fine tip marker.  It was so simple, but so sweet (kind of like her!).    Now, some 30+ years later, I still have three of the cards.  They survived 12 moves, three states, and two children! 

When I was brainstorming the name for my new business – little bird – came to mind.  “Little bird” is one of the many nick names my Mom has always had for me, and since this business is my new “baby” it seemed to ring true.  There is a reason I have held onto that stationary- and now I know why!

Yael Joffe , and Yell Media created my logo and captured the image perfectly (it wasn’t easy!).  I am so lucky to have had her design it (and my website for that matter) and to be starting this new chapter of my life.  I hope you will continue to follow me and see what this little bird is up to!

Front Door Blues...

With Spring officially here in I have become obsessed with changing the look of my front door.  I have neutral tan siding, white trim, and black shutters.  Pretty classic.  Now to add some fun with color!  

Blue is a color I have always been drawn to, and with its revival as of late in interior decor I have become inspired to bring it into the exterior of my home.  It is a great color to add year round charm to any home and compliments each season.  I will keep you posted once I complete my project.  For now, here are a few inspirational color choices to make your front door pop!

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