Tuesday, January 1, 2013



I can't believe it is 2013!  It has almost been a year of blogging and I can't wait to do it some more.  I am so grateful for everything that has happened this past year in my design business and I promise to build on it in 2013.

In January, I started the blog while I was in the airport in Prague.  I wanted to share some of the beautiful architecture and other inspirations and needed a place to share my thoughts.  I have always had a passion for travel and I bring my new found global inspirations into all of my interior design projects.  And projects I have had!!  In 2012, I designed so many kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, fireplaces and bars that I was able to bring tile and stone inspiration from all over the world!

By using some Italian marble, sprinkled with Moroccan hand made tiles, French limestone, black Zimbabwe granite and so much more in my designs, a little soul and character has been brought into the spaces.

In March, because I was such an amazing design blogger (haha!), I went to get more educated at the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles.  It was very informative and I met tons of inspirational designers.  Yes, I am terrible at networking but sometimes you have to put yourself out there!  In fact, I will be attending again this year.

Summer was fun- especially since a bathroom I had designed graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens August 2012:-)

Late summer, I also had a blast when HGTV's Child Style with Rebecca Woolf came to my home to film an episode featuring my daughter's bedroom.  I just got a link to the video and will share that very soon!

Quadrille featured two bedrooms I designed on their website.  I was so excited because I LOVE all of their fabrics and wallpapers.  In the first photo of the master bedroom, I used both fabrics and wallpaper.

Master Bedroom

In this child's room, I used another Quadrille Fabric on this queen sized bed with a trundle hidden below- a must for slumber parties!

Girl's bedroom

Lastly, one of the BEST things I have done this year for ME (OK, and my business) is join the Master Mind group led by Tobi Fairley, an interior designer from Arkansas who, like me, has her MBA!  I have met so many talented design professionals through her, and am both challenged and encouraged by this group.  We will all convene in Arkansas next February and I can't wait to share more about this.

Cheers to another year!  May it be filled with many challenges and sweet rewards.



  1. Congratulations on 2012, Kathleen! Happy blog anniversary. I started in late January / early February. Glad we found each other :)
    Cheers to a fabulous 2013 ~ Loi

  2. That is one heck of a year. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. I remember your daughter's room. I can't wait to see the video on that.


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