Home Style

Home styling is lifestyle transformation.
Add flowers, accessories, fabric, color and design to your space and you activate life force in your home and your life.
Home style is how your personality is reflected in your surroundings and this aesthetic wow-factor can lift you up!
Get inspired here to create your own interiors in your own way.

design sponge wood dining area (design*sponge greatness)

Many many of you have simple wood furniture at home.  It’s most common, most accessible and easiest to acquire vintage, too.  The issue is that wood can pile up in ways that are overwhelming.  And as I restyle my own too-heavily-wood dining room I can tell you that it can feel burdensome to have too much wood.  But if you mix lots of wood (in your areas with lots of wood) with simplicity… the result is fresh and sophisticated!   Continue Reading…



While I applaud you if you have just one plant at home- a plant that is loved and thriving- there’s a whole lot of power in grouping plants.  Continue Reading…

splatter paint


Splattered and spectacular. It’s rare to see splattered paint in decor, but when you do… it’s instantly dynamic.  Here’s some design inspiration to wake up a space with a Pollock-like splash!  Continue Reading…

red candles


The idea of colored candles theming a post on a design blog is hardly original.  While I admired many of the posts I found while scouring for the best colored candle inspiration, I’m including this one because it is something I don’t think enough about, yet a quick fix for any home’s feng shui.

Both are my ideas- not feng shui per say- and yet both methods of colored candle using have stood up to the test of time and I love them a whole lot!  Continue Reading…

feathered juju

(tabletonic is my go-to shop for everything feathered juju hat!)

Long long ago when my blog was a Tumblr and I dreamed of doing more actual design, I would revel in the posts on the Australian blog (and shop) site Tabletonic.  Louise posted these feathered phenemonons that I came to know as feathered juju hats.  Having seen this trend from its beginnings, I am goining to boldly credit her for single-handedly popularizing what is now my favorite design goodie.  In fact, they are soooo good that I think two juju hats will make their way over my bed this year, the prime spot for all of art in my house!

Today, a showcase of the juju hat is in order. While they are not inexpensive, they are singular and definititely a space revolution to create soft, powerful texture and color and focus and interest in any room.  Dare I say a design can’t fail with a juju hat in the mix? Yes, I believe that’s very true! Continue Reading…

black chairs table


When designing a space for wellness, the last color I thought I would be attracted to is black.  After all, with its background of mystery and intrigue, its not exactly a warm hug type of color.  The big revelation of black, however, is that it can be the addition, in sophisticated bits, that takes a space and pulls it together, varnishing the leftover bits while adding a very definitive chic to a space.

When you add black, you move into an echelon of glamour you may not have expected!  Continue Reading…

white walls and color

(style by emily henderson: the video of this is awesome!)

Lots of you who rent (and even own) have white walls.  Its fairly standard, and when you have trouble committing to color its also how things tend to stay.

Just because you are in white, that doesn’t mean your home is destined to be… very non-descript.

Playing with color is the best way to create big space changes without commitment.  These ideas will have your home spriniging to life with brights on your white! Continue Reading…

sleep machine

How well do you sleep?
The statistics about sleeplessness are substantial. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on your immune system, throws your moods into turmoil and it can create more cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body that contributes to weight gain and more illness. If that isn’t bad enough, sleeping less than 6 hours a night for a week can alter over 700 genes in your body (in a bad way). Driving and working and living sleepless is considered akin to doing all of these things under the heavy influence of alcohol. Plus who looks great after a few nights of tossing and turning?

Sleep is essential.

Feng shui tips for sleep are often basic, but today I wanted to share a few more unique- and luxuriously simple- tips to help you not just get your 7-8 hours of sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation- but also, to make those hours deeply rejuvenating!

To read all about my favorite sleep machine, aromatherapy and other amazing pillows and ideas that the International Housewares Association opened our world to experience, you can read the whole articleon Inspired Home right HERE!