Monday, September 24, 2012

Have You Been Here?

Good Morning!

Hope your weekend was wonderful : )
This past weekend I took some time out with my husband in the city that I love, Chicago.

Sitting back after we just arrived..

The beautiful lake.  One day I will have to go sailing : )

 Being from the east coast and going to the shore almost every weekend seeing this makes me feel at home.

 My husband and I went to this awesome breakfast place called Ina's.  If you are ever in the Chicago area you must go here.  Did I say MUST : )

The atmosphere feels like you came home.  Amazing food.  No cell phones or tv noise allowed in the place.. it creates an environment where conversation is encouraged.  

My husband and I got the salmon cakes with Ina's potatoes and eggs.  Delicious. 

So, go see Ina.  You will be glad you did.
Have a great week everyone

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Autumn Delights

There is nothing like enjoying the fall weather ...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

What About This For Your Ceiling?

Good Morning!

I am in love with mirrored ceilings right now.  

Several years ago I went to an open house (home for sale) and when I walked into the master bedroom..the whole ceiling was mirrored and the walls.  It gave me the creeps and needless to say that house is still on the market.

That's not what I am talking about.  You can have mirrored ceilings but it be done tastefully..just don't do it in the bedroom..ahem.

I love the antique mirrored ceiling in this dining room.  If I had an enclosed one I would so be doing this.  It raises the ceiling height and reflects more light into the space.  I also love the use of the navy (blue is the new black) and the crispness of the white adds such class.


For those who like rustic and raw..the beamed ceiling with the mirrors simply gorgeous.  Could totally see this at a beach house.

If putting in a full installation is a little overwhelming for you..what about a sunburst mirror centered in the room?  I think it would add so much character.  This I definitely can do.  : )

I am so excited..I am going to be getting my hair done.  It has been such a long process in finding the right hairstylist after the one I went to for years left to move to Miami.  I have been in search for at least the last 5yrs.  I believe I found my replacement. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Some Changes..

Good Afternoon!

I have been working with the amazing SARA!  Yes, she rocks and is an absolute genius at what she does.  I gave her the task of coming up with a logo for Modern Earth Design.  I think she did a brilliant job... so


I will soon have my page cleaned up and the header changed.  It's a wonderful feeling to see what was once just a dream begin to become reality.  

If you need someone to help you with a logo design and branding let me know : )

Hope you all have a great day!!


I am on Jane.Tv .  All you have to do is go to the DIY section and scroll down and you will see some of my content on there.  This is so exciting.  While you are there check out the rest of the much good information and shows to watch.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Staging A Home For Sale

Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day!  

I wanted to share a home I recently helped to stage for selling..we all like before and afters.  The before pics are from when they had put the house on the market prior to the recent update we did. 

Living sorry for the grainy pics.

living room looking in from the front door

dining room that is off to the left from front entry



eat in breakfast area

The rooms we focused on were the living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area, master bedroom and bathroom.

Living Room
As you can see decluttering was a must.  You can really get a sense of how big the space is.  We kept her existing furniture and just bought some lamps and put the mirror on the opposite wall to make the room feel bigger when you walked in.

Another view.

From the staircase
Dining Room.  No more red paint.  We put the table in a different new chairs for the head sides of the table, curtains, mirror, pendants, art, and centerpiece.  Most of all decluttering : )

Brightened up the kitchen..removed the light with the fan.  No one wants a fan over an eating area inside.  Your food will get cold.  New chandelier, curtains and plates on the wall lends to an informal eating area.

Kitchen lighter and doesn't feel so drab.
New carpet for bedroom

Painted tile surround around tub and art for the walls.

If you would like to see more of this house go here..

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