Designing With Carol: Rise and Shine

Abby McIntyre

Hello again friend! It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway to the point of 2020. This year has certainly been one for the history books! Many, like myself, have been working from home during the pandemic. This unique experience has given me sweet time to spend with my family. Being back in the office, I have had the chance to reflect on my time at home with my loved ones. One of my favorite parts of the day was joining together around the kitchen island for breakfast in the morning. Rubbing the sleep from our eyes waiting for our morning cup of Joe to kick in, we would assess our day with one another and spend quality time together. It gave me such a positive start to the day. This month, I want to focus on helping you make the most of your breakfast nook to ensure you have a happy start to your day.

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, but a good hearty breakfast in your cozy little nook of the house does more than just give our bodies fuel for our day. The space we spend time in every morning should invigorate us and help us get into the right mindset to tackle our day. Our surroundings have so much influence on our overall health, the very first area we go in the mornings should reflect positivity. I know you are probably wondering how to add a little extra something to an area that typically comprises a table and chairs, but the possibilities to make this area your own are endless! If you have windows in this space, try dressing them with custom drapery panels that bring a pop of color into the room. To take your window scape to the next level, try adding soft shades to your windows. Some of our favorites are Hunter Douglas’ pirouette window shades. These unique shades feature operable horizontal fabric vanes that stretch across the shade to allow light to stream into your space without hindering the view or privacy of your home. These shades paired with the simplicity of drapery panels will help transform the room making it the perfect spot to cozy up with a cup of coffee in the morning.

Wanting to leave your windows alone but still make an impact? Have no fear, friend. I have the perfect solution for you: wallpaper. Wallpaper is such a simple, yet effective way you can transform an area. With so many variations in color, pattern, and texture, wallpaper offers an array of options for your space. Even a simple tone on tone pattern can add a layer of intrigue to the space and help showcase your personality. At the end of the day, it is the little details in your home that make you smile.

So, friend, if you want help transforming your space and turning your design dreams into a reality, we would love to help! We are currently still open by appointment only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are happy to schedule appointments or work with you virtually to make your home your happy place. Give us a call at 940-565-8337 today to schedule your design appointment. As always, happy designing!