Building Vignettes

This tutorial is featured at Coastal Charm. Thanks Linda!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about sharing some basic design techniques here on the blog, one of them being, building a balanced vignette. In my mind’s eye, every room is made up of a series of vignettes. I like to view each wall, niche, or leftover space as a space for a vignette. Continue reading

Restoration Hardware Framed Sheet MusicKnock Off!

Well, it’s been a while since my last post! It wasn’t my intention to let so much time go by, but I got wrapped up in a couple of long-term projects and had a wonderful Christmas season with lots of family and friends. I am excited about this new year and blogging. I have some new ideas and topics to share with you. To start this year off, I want to share a project that I completed this past fall, which saved me a lot of money. I hope that you find it helpful… Continue reading

Interview with Los Angeles Designer, Michelle Niday (Part I)

Michelle Niday’s creative blending of art and antiques with the rustic reality of everyday living has attracted much attention in the blogging community!

And as luck would have it, or should I say providence, I have had the privilege of meeting her. She graciously sat down to an interview with me here at Market Nine home Continue reading

Embellish! Make a button out of an old brooch

The smallest of details can turn a nicely designed room into a room with a wow factor. A simple burlap pillow is transformed into a touch of luxe with the addition of this vintage crystal brooch. This is another quick and simple project that you can do in no time with a big pay off. Here’s what to do… Continue reading