Red Balloon

5 Halloween Decorations that You Don’t See Every Day

Trying to find a unique, cool, spooky Halloween decoration can be difficult. Everyone has curled ribbon wreaths with spiders in them, it seems. If you’re not going full blown haunted house for Halloween, you may want to put a little Halloween cheer into your decorations. Check out these 5 great unique Halloween decorations that won’t be hanging on everyone’s door this Hallow’s Eve. Continue reading

Black and White Planters

Unique Planters for your Outside Design Voice

When it comes to your exterior design, you may want to showcase your design voice. This can come in a lot of ways, but one of the easiest ways you can show off your design voice is by using unique planters for your plants. Rather than using the standard, somewhat droll look and feel of terra cotta posts (you can certainly use them, don’t let us stop you! Terra cotta is classic), you can spice up your exterior with some fun planters. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites:

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Outdoor Space

Let’s Play Outside: How to Create a Perfect Space

We love summer! Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or you’re barbecuing, entertaining guests, or just hanging out and reading a book, your exterior space design is just as important as your interior design. Not only is it a space that you may be inviting guests into for a quick burger or dog, but if your yard is a complete and total mess, you probably don’t want to spend any time out there. You don’t need a perfectly cultivated garden to have a beautiful backyard, but organizing your exterior space and making a great entertaining area can certainly help.

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Black Bathroom

How to Decorate with Black

You might have seen some really awe-inspiring black rooms on Pinterest and in magazines. Maybe you’re here because you’re curious how to get the sleek and modern look of those black rooms in your own home. Maybe you’re looking at this blog post right now like, “are you crazy? I’d never paint my walls black! Why would anyone ever do that?!” Whatever it may be, don’t worry… We’ve got some answers for you. Continue reading

Artwork on a Ledge

How to hang Artwork Without Frames

Do you have a bunch of artwork lying around? Maybe too much artwork? Perhaps it’s so much artwork that it’s too expensive to buy frames for all of it, or they’re weird sizes or shapes that wouldn’t make sense to put in a frame. While we would normally suggest putting things in frames for consistency on a wall, there are methods you can use to get away with hanging unframed artwork. Let’s look at a few of them. Continue reading

Wood Burning Fire Pit

Firepit Styling for Outdoor Fun!

With warm weather finally here, you’re probably thinking a lot about going outside and enjoying your yard. Whether you’ve got adirondacks you sit out on or a deck, you might be considering a fire pit… Or upgrading your fire pit. A fire pit can be just a hole in the ground or something a little more design-worthy, so let’s look at some awesome fire pit ideas. Maybe you’ll find one that tickles you!
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Vessel Sink by Calling Crow Creative

Custom Vessel Sinks by Calling Crow Creative

j ellen Design LLC, had the pleasure of working with Calling Crow Creative to incorporate a beautiful custom vessel sink into a bathroom design. Each sink is hand painted by Leah Pereira, owner of Calling Crow Creative. These beautiful vessels generated quite a stir when we posted them on Facebook a couple of weeks ago so we thought we’d share more about how they’re made and how to get one of your very own!

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Marble Countertop

What’s the difference with Kitchen Countertop Materials?

When starting you kitchen redesign, you may be thinking heavily about what kind of material you want to use for your new kitchen countertops. There are so many choices, what is best? In this blog post, we’re going to explore some of the most popular — and most trendy — kitchen countertop materials to help you make an informed decision about your new kitchen counters.

We’ll be rating these on a scale of price ($ to $$$) and durability (+ to +++), and give you some good information you may need to know before you make your decision.
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