Friday, March 29, 2013

*FABRIC FRIDAY!* Lilly Pulitzer

Well, it's Easter weekend, and even though it's a rather cold weekend here in Florida, I still have my eye on the prize: SPRING!

I found this beautiful fabric "Heritage Floral" from Lee Jofa's Lilly Pulitzer line to be very fitting for my Spring time inspiration.

I personally love this color way aqua/orange, but there are many other options that might strike your fancy! 

Happy Fabric Friday!

*Many of the fabrics listed are to the design trade only, for pricing and ordering information contact

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Are You Brave Enough... To Color Your Cabinets?

For the longest time, we've painted our nails, colored our hair, 
sometimes we wear eye color changing contacts. 

However, I have one question for you... would you ever be brave enough to color your cabinets?

What a fresh kitchen! Doesn't that minty color just leave you feeling sweet?

Are you daring enough for plum? They say purple stimulates creativity, imagine the amazing dishes you could create in a plum kitchen!

Can't commit to coloring all your cabinets? Do a color splash on your island. It's an exciting pop of color that everyone will be pleased to see!

Using color on your cabinets doesn't mean it has to be bold, it can be subtle color as well. A washed out gray with a tint of blue-green could do the color trick.

Wowza, what a beautiful dose of color! To me this last kitchen is absolutely stunning. What are your thoughts? Would you dare?

So what do you think? Would you be brave enough to color your cabinets? Next time your painting your nails, think outside of the box, would you put that hue on your cabinets?


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I'm Loving This Wednesday: Karndean Flooring

Karndean Flooring is one of my absolute favorite types of flooring for both for commercial and residential. Not only is it beautiful and extremely durable, it has a great price point too. Karndean Flooring is a luxury vinyl that comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. Their line features wood and stone effects as well as a range of metallic, pebble and mosaic patterns. You can create just about any look you want with Karndean Flooring. 

When most people hear the term vinyl flooring they immediately think back to that cheap and tacky looking stuff from the 90s, but trust me this is not your mother’s vinyl! Karndean Flooring has a very realistic look, whether you choose a wood, ceramic, metallic or textured look.  The high quality and durability of this flooring is only part of what makes it so great. The best part for many people is probably the price point. This is a very affordable option for those who want a luxurious looking floor without breaking the bank. Plus this might give you a little extra to spend on furniture, art and other décor that can really make your room pop. 

Aside from their original products, Karndean Flooring , also offers an innovative product called LooseLay LVT, which is acoustically quiet and installs very quickly. This product been highly recognized in the industry and even won the Best of NeoCon Innovation Award in 2011. If you’re the DIY type this is a great option.

 Okay, enough about that, let’s get back to style! As I mentioned, you can really create just about any look with this flooring. They literately have over 200 different options to choose from. Pictured is Karndean’s Van Gough line in Burnt Ginger in a bathroom, their Art Select line in Winter Oak in an office/sitting room and their Opus line in Urbus in a living room. There are so many options available it can be hard to choose. If you’re interested in a redesign or a completely brand new room that incorporates Karndean Flooring contact me or visit my website

Images via: Karndean

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lisa on "The Artist Speaks with Victoria Arendt"

On March 6, 2013, I got the chance to sit and chat with Victoria Arendt on her radio talk show
'The Artist Speaks" on what a great interview and lots of fun!

Sit back and enjoy!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's Talk About... Lighting!

I love so many elements of interior design, so many roles create a beautiful interior, all the different roles have to play nicely together for an interior to come together and sing! Once roll, that I find very important in interior design is lighting. Not only for functionality so you can see, but visually, it's an amazing way to add a little more of your character in your space.

As many of you know, I also love to shop local. One of my favorite lighting spots in the Tampa Bay Area is Biscayne Lighting. This great shop has been around for over 60 years. Every time I have a new project I am excited to hunt through Biscayne for the perfect pieces.

Most recently, I specified some beautiful lighting for a Hollywood Regency residence I have been designing. Take a look at these vintage show stoppers:

^^ In the entry way, I chose this unique piece, a mixture of matte metal, shiny gold and glass it brings an unexpected edginess to this chic entryway. 

^^ HELLO BEAUTIFUL! This piece is absolutely breathtaking. Reminiscent of a Vegas hotel, it really takes this Hollywood Regency family room to the next level. 

As you can see from the photos about, Biscayne Lighting offers a unique array of lighting for whatever space you may need to dress. So I thought I would take you on a little trip with me to one of my favorite local shops! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring your interior forward!

This past weekend, we sprung our clocks forward an hour. Pick up some pep in your interior as well!
Here are some Spring savvy color palettes that make me smile, hopefully you will find some inspiration as well!

All palettes from

Maybe a total repaint isn't up your alley, Spring up your space with fresh flowers and and a few colorful accessories:

Either way, embrace the new season with a fresh take on your interior! 
Happy Spring!