Free Design Advice

It's feeling a little chilly outside, so today I'm  going to work a some home projects!   Are you working on any projects?  If you are looking for some free design advice, send me an email Design dilemmas, floor plans, or color consulting, I would love to help you for free! Looking for inspiration take a look at  Pinterest, Houzz, or Olioboard. So many great inspirations, go create a design board & put all your ideas on one page! Here are some diagrams of some helpful tips when planning your home design!

Make a window look larger; hang rods higher above window & outside the molding

(Via Decor Mentor)

This is a color chart I painted in my color theory class. 
Combine complimentary colors & look what happens!

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I look forward to hearing from you! Be creative & have fun!
Kathleen! :)

Outside Tour at the Cottage

Today is a beautiful Summer day! Here are some photos of exterior spaces at the cottage.
 Hope you enjoy the tour!

Front Porch Sitting Area

Front Yard 

Headed to the back yard, take a look at these crazy Lime Light Hydrangeas!

Patio Sitting Area


Grilling Station

This planter turned out great this Summer! All succulents, when Summer is over I'll bring it inside.

My favorite part of the back deck is the hot tub!! Love it in all Seasons!

Thank you visiting!!
Kathleen :)

Liberty Cottage Porch Redesign

Last Spring, I decided my front porch design needed to be revamped. This was my plan; Painting the furniture white, just like the trim color on the house.   Purchase a new outdoor rug, found one at  Replace the coffee table, with metal stools from Ikea. I just spray painted them a fun color.  The shutters actually fell apart, so I won't be using those. I really wanted to find a candelabra or create one.My idea was to buy an inexpensive chandelier, remove electricity, replace with candles, then spray it a cool color. Unfortunately I never got around to it :(... Maybe next year? 
So what do you think?

Last year 2012 Front Porch

Design Board

Thanks for visiting! 
Kathleen :)

All about the Kids!

It's that time of year, all the kids are heading back to school. This blog is for all those kids, here are some great bunk rooms & bedrooms for them! Time for all the mom's to take a deep breathe & relax for a minute or two. Happy September! Have fun!

Coastal Living

Great bunk room - The Scarp Ridge Lodge

Liz Carroll / Liz Carroll Interiors


Girls bedroom!

Shelter Island Beach House

I like the arrangement of the beds. Good idea for a shared kid's room.

beds under the loft - living space above - good teenage bedroom #loft #bedroom #kids #ladder #beds

Nautical Boys' Room


Have a great day! 
Kathleen :)

Lake House Love

This week we have been staying at a lake house in Sebago Maine. It has been a lot of fun with family & friends 12 adults, 8 under 21!  Motor boating, tubing, water skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding & so much more! Love being by the water, it has been so beautiful here! 
Take a look at this lake house, designed by Muskoka Living Interiors Inc.  
This cottage is unlike any other, amazing! Enjoy!
Enjoy! See you next week! :)

Summer Home Tour

My favorite time of year is Summer! Here are some pictures of my homes Summer Design. All inspired by my Home Goods find of this ottoman! Love it! Take a tour! Hope you enjoy it? 

This art work is by my talented sister Susan! For more information & if you would like to purchase her work, send me an email.
So many great works of art!

As always he just had to get in the picture...think he is saying "mom since your in the kitchen? Treat please..?" Okay please is probably pushing it, haha.
Happy Day! 
Kathleen :)