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.
Sometimes decorating your space the way you want it comes with a lot of challenges. One of those challenges we know too well is not being able to put holes in your walls if you live in an apartment or rented property. How can you hang artwork if you can’t put holes in the walls? Continue reading
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
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
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!
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!
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.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, you may be dreaming of the possibilities for lots of things. How will your cabinets look? Where will your new pull out trash go? How about your appliances? What kind of flooring will you have? A big thing to think about is the style of sink you want. While you may be stuck thinking about whether you want a double or single sink, what color you want it to be, and what kind of faucet you want, another big factor is undermount or drop in?
While metallic accents may have once been considered to come across as a sort of “cheap” looking accent, many different tones of metallic accents are making waves in interior design nowadays. With the abundance of rose gold tones and copper, you may be tempted to add some of these glistening accents to your home.
“Farmhouse” is a term that you’ve probably seen coming up more and more often. The idea of farmhouse has come more into modern interior design with the show Fixer Upper and the rustic, country vibe (but not too much!) that the interior designer often has in mind when designing. Going “farmhouse” means bringing in certain rustic elements — but usually not going all out on the country vibe. You don’t have to decorate with chickens — not unless you want to!