I’m currently in Dallas at my mom’s house and I am just amazed at how much space she has for so little mula. I mean like her mortgage for her seven-bedroom house is comparable to my rent for my tiny New York apartment. As much as I yearn for more space, New York has my […]

Let me be the first to say that drapery and window treatments are akin to rocket science – THERE IS JUST SO MUCH TO LEARN! When I first got my feet wet with window treatments I was so overwhelmed with the information. But now I know that it’s a beautiful thing! So this very, very […]

My desk has two modes: super organized and super chaotic. More so the latter, than the former. 🙂 As a creative professional, my desk usually reflects what’s happening in my brain. People can often tell if I am swamped with work and just generally overwhelmed by simply walking past my desk. Regardless, of the state […]

80 decades ago, when I was in middle-school, my parents moved to a house which allowed me and my sisters to each have a room of our own. My parents allowed us to paint our rooms any color that we wanted. At the time, I was ridiculously obsessed with Lisa Frank and I channeled her […]

Color & Pattern This space does such a great job of balancing light neutrals & earth tones. The heavier, warmer colors are predominately low to the ground, which helps to root the space. The more airy parts of this space live a little higher and it helps to develop this happy marriage of light and […]

Word to the wise: Never work with an interior designer! It’s reeeeeeally a stressful process and it’s just not worth the headache. Juuuuuuust kidding! It’s actually a pretty painless process, but there are still some things that you should know. For the first-timer, hiring a designer can be somewhat intimidating so soak up this read […]

I once worked with an interior designer who I’m pretty sure had kenophobia. For those who don’t know, kenophobia is when someone fears empty spaces. Imagine that – an interior designer who fears empty space. He felt the need to fill any and every available space. I seriously mean like every space, which resulted in […]

Guys, we are going through it right now. If you’ve been on my Instagram lately, you know that we are struggling with Camille running around at night. She learned how to escape her crib last week and she is taking full advantage of this new freedom. Jo said that sometime last week he had to […]

I am so very guilty of spending years buying “pretty” things for my home and organizing my living space in a way that looks nice. If you are like Elle 1.0 you’re totally thinking “What’s wrong with that?!” Elle 2.0 now intimately knows that form follows function – especially when it comes to interior design […]

  First, of all – this colorful bedroom by Chango & Co. makes me want to reverse time and become a tween again. It’s so freakin’ whimsical and fun! From the well-paired bright colors, to the various shapes & textures, this space has A LOT going for it. There are so many elements in this […]