Have you made the switch to my new website?

Wednesday, August 21

I know change can be hard, but I've moved to my new website. Won't you join me there? 

Don't worry, I've brought all the content over to my new place and I'm even sharing new design projects!
Thanks love!

I've Moved!

Monday, May 6

It's official!  I've launched my new website, Abby M. Interiors.

I'm hopeful you'll make the change and follow me to my new home...

You have been so good to me through my years at this blog, and I would be incredibly grateful if you would make the change to my new site.  Thank you!

All the best!
Abby M.

Before & After by Sita Montgomery (and why I love Instagram)

Saturday, May 4

I resisted Instagram for too long. 
But now it has become my preferred social media (abbyminteriors) and I've 'met' so many wonderful people!  
Sita Montgomery is one of my fabulous designer friends from Instagram.  

Last night, as I was prepping my new website, I couldn't believe Sita's 'before and after' shots from her recent client's living room.

Truly, you won't want to miss the before shots from this one. 

 Sita did an amazing job!
Click here to see the full reveal and check out The Family Room!
Say hello to Sita for me. ;-)
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happening this week

Thursday, May 2

We are in the thick of baseball and Lacrosse season.  It's making me slightly crazy, but in the best way.
This was a busy week with new and current clients.  Let's dish.

The cottage project has drapes in her sun room!  We also decided on fabric for her custom roman shades in the master bedroom. Windows are no joke, my friends.  What you cover them with can make or break your room.  These beautiful drapes were sewn by Laura Taylor Studio.  Laura is a talent.

I would love this view from my sink...trees everywhere and the river below.  When my photographer, Tracy, takes real pictures of the whole house, you'll be amazed by the view.
I treated her slider the same way I did mine.  No vertical plastic blinds.  Get some fabric and hang your drapes as high and wide as you can.

And just for fun, remember when the room looked like this?  The walls hadn't even been painted yet.

The Rockford Reno-- you know, the kitchen client that ripped down the wall of their dining room and now it's a gigantic kitchen?  Their pendants arrived!  It's pretty clear the kitchen is still under construction.  That is, unless counters, appliances, and tile aren't important to you.  But I'm thrilled with the pendants.  I love their shape and can't wait to get them up!

The cabinets are White Dove by Benjamin Moore, and we are using a matte, white, glass subway tile all the way to the ceiling.  The hood will be installed in that spot once the tile is finished.  

I met with a new client this week who found me from the House Beautiful mention.
That will never get old!  Thanks House Beautiful!

Then there's this pesky thing I'm doing called re-branding my business.  I'm slowly making the change from "A Delightful Design" to "Abby M. Interiors".  The website is nearly done but it's just a lot of detail work and content that needs to be written...I hope you love it.

Last night, after a lacrosse game in 90 degree weather, I made this recipe from Pinterest.  I found it through Rene and then earlier this week Megan made this chicken.  So I had to try! Very good.  Chicken, herbed goat cheese, red pepper, basil, and finished off with bacon all the way around.

There's nothing like ending a post with a something wrapped in bacon.  Am I right?
You can read the recipe here.

Thanks for reading!  
If you are interested in working together to create a home you truly love,
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lighting: it's important to go big

Wednesday, May 1

Inevitably, if a project I'm working on involves lighting, I will get a slightly panicked phone call from my client  saying that the light is too big.  This can happen before the light is even installed, or the light is installed but nothing else in the room is finished.  Lamps are not excluded from this!

But here's the thing...
They have always liked the room in the end.
What seems out of place and crazy in the moment always fits in the bigger picture.  

When it comes to lighting, it's nearly always the right choice to go big!

One of my kitchen clients was nervous about her new pendants yesterday, but I think I talked her off the lighting cliff. ;-)  Today I'm going to share some LARGE scale lighting over kitchen islands.  There are so many components to a room and I always prefer the lighting to make a statement.

{All photos from this post can be found here.}
What are your thoughts on the topic?  Are you a fan of large scale lighting?  
I'd love to hear your view!

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