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Kitchen Trends in the ’14

When looking at kitchen trends for 2014 it is all about contemporary style, which means clean and simple but still full of personality.  Dark cabinetry and hardwood floors complement fun glass backsplash patterns, and statement lighting creates a beautiful focal point. Particularly exciting is the movement towards incorporating technology into the kitchen through built in TV monitors and […]

Story Board for Rising Hills Living Room

I was recently interview by Houzz.com and they asked me to create an inspiration/story board. Since Rising Hills is one of my most recent projects, I decided to highlight the living room. I love this room because it utilizes a number of grey based neutral which are very on trend currently. The room comes alive with […]

A trip to Round Top: My finds at The Big Red Barn and Marburger Farms

Hello hello, a brief hiatus but I’m back. Inspiration has been found. Let me start by saying that I had the most amazing time at the Round Top Antique Festival and Marburger Farm Antique Show. I was accompanied to this antique mecca by my mom and her friend. What’s truly unbelievable is that this wast first […]

Kitchen Workshop: Accessible Design+Easy Organization+FabulousFun

Please join Organize360 and Allison Jaffe Interior Design as give you all the TIPS, TOOLS and SECRETS to designing and organizing your kitchen. Discover simple strategies to beautify your kitchen and streamline your space. Shop and sample munchies and mimosas from local vendors. What you’ll take away: Kitchen: Design 101: You’re finally ready to do something about your […]

Go on! Expose Yourself with Open Shelving

Gone are the days of shoving all of your kitchen equipment, supplies and cooking necessities behind closed doors. For about 3 years now, I have seen a growing trend of open shelves, pantries and display cases. With stores like Target, Sur La Table and Crate and Barrel creating sophisticated or fun objects for the kitchen, the […]

Ode to Orange

In honor of the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango, I thought it would be fun to share a few images that caught my eye on Houzz.com, showing off various uses and tones of orange. Depending on the saturation of orange, it can really give a room a bold or subtle touch of color. Used […]

Picture Perfect Walls

Raise your hands if behind your pictures hanging on the wall, there are at least two to three nail holes lurking. I would be amiss not to admit that I am guilty of this picture hanging faux pas. So, I did a little research to minimizes these holes to one. The best instructions I found […]

Consider Me A Doctor Who Makes House Calls

Throughout my five-year career as an interior designer, I’ve always heard fellow interior designers talk about their childhood love of design. Constantly rearranging their room or working on craft projects were topics high on their list of design memories. I was quite the opposite; my childhood room was never reorganized and I never had a […]

Winning Project 2011 ASID Austin Design Excellence Awards

Well, I’m proud to say I did it again, took home 1st place Rising Stars: Singluar Space for my Lindenwood Living room project at the ASID (American Society for Interior Designers) Austin 26th Annual Design Excellence Awards. It was such an honor to be recognized with the best of them! Concept Statment:  The owner’s collection of […]