November 5, 2021
Dear TBD readers,
Before we unwrap gift boxes, enter to win a free Virtual Design Consultation & do our annual design round-up ... we want to pause, to be thankful!
Thank you to our amazing clients that jump in when we present the idea of change, trust in the process and buckle up for the exhilarating ride.
Thank you to our teams, trades and partners that faithfully support our daily practices and business model, with intention.
Thank you to our community for the continued recognition, and thank you to our industry and peers for naming us an interior design leader year after year!
Last, thank you to our families for witnessing the smiles, sweat and tears as we put all that we have into every detail and decision.
Our annual Live Easy Holiday Gift Guide is back and it's EARLY! We wanted to give you a jump on the holiday season with a shopping list of ideas from our most popular design projects, a consultation giveaway, home decor suggestions and more!
Have you ever just wished you could find that perfect sofa! The one you can’t wait to get home to! With cushions filled with down that just wrap around you when you fall into it? Welp…we found it and we’re sharing it with you! After doing the ‘sit test’ at several retailers…we happened upon the BIG SUR and ohhhh were we impressed! And so many performance fabrics to select from! It's definitely a wish list item! Plus, we found nine others we loved…head to our blog and check those out too!!
Awwwwwh, setting the table for special events is such a fav, and this particular holiday vibe didn’t disappoint. In fact, we became obsessed with this vase and have used it over and over in various applications! Plus, we loved all the comments about it from our readers!! Such an easy way to elevate a look, with flowers, greenery, branches, pampas grass and more! Head to our blog to see how it complimented the space!
Indeed, there are some serious essentials needed when you are getting your place organized! Specifically, in the pantry, having the foundation is key. That is why this ready-made, reach-in shelving unit made the list! If you are converting a space, like we did in this project, it is so handy to have a system that you can immediately put in place and then start adding your favorite storage containers. Head to our blog and see some of the go-to’s that we like to use!
Hello Designers friends…this one's for you! Most everyone knows, because I tend to shout it from the rooftops, and if you didn’t know, I am a HUUUUGE fan of LuAnn Nigara!! (Shout-Shout) During my coaching sessions with other designers, I refer them to every offering LuAnn has available! And, with that, is her phenomenal expertise as an author! This book is not only a wonderful treat for yourself, it also makes a fabulous gift for a designer friend!! Check out The Power Talk Friday Experts Vol 2…it is such an ahhhhhmazzzing read! And, if you’re looking to connect, head to the blog, I’d love to work with you!
The perfect gift is the perfect white coverlet! The perfect weight and the perfect cozy texture is right here! It is a must and is definitely top on our list. We love styling a bed for the every-day, making it easy to recreate that same look each time you wake up in the morning. That is why we use certain fabrics, textures and layers. In fact, we have a secret sauce that makes the beds we design oh-so-comfy!! Maybe it’s time to hire a designer so that you can have that same feel in your home? Head to our blog and read about how another client got started!
During our One Room Challenge Bathroom Project this Spring we discovered something really really cool! And if you didn't have a chance to follow along on Instagram, head to the blog to read more, it was sooooo much fun! Back to the cool part, that's right, the frameless, fog-free, front lighted vanity mirror (say that five times fast) was a show-stopper! It was simply awesome! Honestly, the value it added in such a small space was spectacular! Well lit, space saver, clean lines…pretty! And, that was just one of the fabulous finds that was incorporated! Download our Free Resources Guide on the blog to view all the products we used during the project!
During a recent Kitchen Remodel we were in search of the ideal durable, glass, globe pendants! We wanted metal, the scale had to be spot on and we needed to carry the same look into their outdoor kitchen. Tada! An indoor/outdoor pendant was the answer!! It's all those little things, the attention to detail that is so important when finishing the space to be just right! If you are starting a kitchen remodel, head to our blog and check out our process!! It's super easy to get started, simply schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call while you're there and we will contact you by phone to chat about your project!
Modern, traditional and a little farmhouse all wrapped up in one luxurious faux fur throw! This gift idea is right for everyone, no matter the style! A snuggly, irresistible stocking stuffer for sure! And, if you loved this cozy blanket, check out the other items from our recent Primary Bed & Bath project. Head to the blog and download our Picks Guide, complete with our choices for flooring, tile and more!
One of the many stellar things about our Conceptual Design Renders is that they are shoppable! Yup, when you work with us on a project, whether it be Local or Virtual, we create Conceptual Designs with the end in mind! With loads of information from our deep-dive discovery sessions, we will include furnishings to complete the space so that you have a true vision as to what is to come! During this initial phase of the Mountain Home Project, we included these luxe accent chairs and our clients just HAD to have them!! Head to our blog and read more about our Virtual Offerings and Shoppable options.
Back again, and is STILL one of the most requested items! The Farmhouse Counter Stool!! Last year we were warned that there was a limited quantity and they were RIGHT…they have Sold Out…however, because we get questions daily, we have included them on the gift guide with hopes that you can get added to their list and be notified as soon as the stools are restocked! Meanwhile, check out our blog for additional options and inspiration!
Is a Pantry Starter Kit on someone's wish list? We’ve got you covered! Knowing where to begin is, at times, the hardest part of getting organized! So, we’ve included this essential bundle that everyone will love. Then, pop over to our blog and see how WE pulled a Farmhouse Pantry project together, plus we’ve added additional favorite products and have included recommended places to buy! Who knows, you may just gift them the whole kit and caboodle!
Last but certainly not least in our top 12 gift ideas for 2021 is our beloved Polywood Rocking Chair! There are so many reasons, mostly because it is a year-around accent! We will style an outdoor space with these products because they are so resilient, enabling them to stay outdoors at all times! They are handsome, durable and comfy! The black is so seasonal and looks fantastic surrounded with holiday decor! Head to our blog to see how we have used them in a space!
Staying Positive in 2021
The greatest gift of all is the smile on our clients face at the close of their design journey. Throughout the year, we each kept our spirits up, we were kind to one another…and in the end...created magical spaces together!