Your backsplash may technically be functional and keep food and oils off the walls behind the stove, but let’s be honest: in a kitchen renovation, the backsplash is a style leader. It can be a cost driver, as well. But Mary Elizabeth Hulsey founder of Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, Tenn., says it doesn’t have to be. She says rather than turning the corners with your backsplash and carrying it all along the kitchen wall, just finish the tile where the walls meet. “That ensures you have the tile where it’s most visually and functionally important,” she says. Then you can budget for some really mind-blowing tile in the area behind the sink or stove, and go budget in the other areas around it.
The master bedroom has a cozy reading corner thanks to a floor lamp and well-worn club chair upholstered in a rich-looking oxblood vinyl. A crate flipped over feels right at home as a convenient side table.
Sarah Lyon, Lifestyle and interior design blogger at DC to a "T," found this peacock chair on Facebook Marketplace and paired with a Serena and Lily stool and a bohemian pillow.
Perfect Spot for Sipping Wine Found in Pergola
A private pergola offers a spot to sip and enjoy wine while enjoying views of this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate and surrounding yard. Just beyond the pergola are grapevines, a nod to California's winemaking culture.
Neat Method Founders: Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves
Neat Method began when its founders, Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves, met while shopping in San Francisco. Both had recently been uprooted from Chicago and relocated to the City by the Bay. Ashley and Molly discovered their affinity for creating clutter-free and organized spaces within their homes. Over glasses of California vino, they discussed the ins and outs of what this mutual passion could look like as a business, and the rest is history.
Pyramid-Shaped Design Found in Lighting, Furniture and Artwork in Entryway
Struck by the mathematical intricacies required to design the home which played host to the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Candace Barnes chose to incorporate geometric shapes throughout the grand entry and staircase. Pyramidal shapes are repeated in the hand-blown crystal chandelier, Myke Reilly painting, bronze and granite table and the nailheads trimming the stairwell carpet.
Meet Miranda Crace, The Founder of Detroit-Based Company Spoke Events
Meet Miranda Crace, the founder of Detroit-based company Spoke Events! After planning several bridal showers and weddings for close friends, she launched her own event planning business in 2016 and never looked back.
Meet Cassie Tackett and Erin Hannum, Co-Founders of Ox & Opal
Recognizing a lack of alternative styles and inclusive sizing in the wedding industry, Detroit-based photographers Cassie Tackett and Erin Hannum women launched their own boutique bridal shop that represents women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds. They named their hustle Ox & Opal, as a nod to the hit show Parks and Recreation.
Transitional Bathroom With Chevron Tile
The focal point of this transitional bathroom is the chevron tile that is found on the walls and the flooring. Granite makes up the sink found in the space.