Area rugs are a great way to tie a room together. They create a warm and welcoming environment. However, choosing a rug that is too big or too small for your space can interrupt the whole vibe of the room. The right sized area rug is essential to the cohesive feel of your space. Here are some guidelines when choosing the right size for your rugs.
I love using color as a communication tool in my interior design projects. In order to do that effectively, it’s important to understand how colors behave and how they can influence our mood. Color psychology suggests that some colors may increase anxiety, while others can boost your energy level. Your home should be your sanctuary, so it’s important to understand the emotional impact a color will have in your home.
Registered Interior Designers in Illinois (RID): You must renew your active license before it expires on August 31, 2019. Once renewed, licenses are good for two years and always expire on odd years. Read the step by step instructions here on how to renew your Interior Design License today.
Ceiling fans come in a variety of sizes, heights, styles, and colors. Choosing the right size fan for your space ensures it will provide efficient air flow. Here are 6 steps to selecting the perfect ceiling fans for your home!
We are on a mission to help other designers pass the NCIDQ exam and become Registered Interior Designers! Just starting to think about taking the NCIDQ exam can be daunting. We break down the requirements with step by step instructions on how to become an NCIDQ Interior Designer this fall!
Maintain your faucets by regularly cleaning them to keep your space looking bright and new for years to come! But before you bust out the bleach, make sure you know what’s safe to use and what to avoid.
Many people don’t know that a rug pad is a necessity for the longevity of your rug, the protection of the floors beneath, and the safety of those who use the space. Here are 5 reasons why you need a rug pad.
This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Cheyenne Huffman of Socials in Bloom. Cheyenne is passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs craft quality brands that help their businesses thrive! Her positive attitude and go getter attitude are infections and inspire others to take a leap of faith even when not feeling 100% confident. Cheyenne shares her journey of discovering her passion, leaving her full time job, and building her business. I hope you enjoy learning more about this girl-boss and find her to be your new business bestie!
This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Jordan Vanden Bos of Events by JVB. This girlboss has found the perfect marriage between her business background and creative edge. Jordan’s love of the wedding industry started with planning her own wedding and has flourished over the years into an amazing business! Her passion for people and combined attention to detail make her just what you need to execute a flawless wedding!
Have you ever stopped to consider what’s inside your sofa? When it comes to furniture, it’s not all created equal. Lets breakdown the basics of what’s inside a sofa: frame, suspension, and cushions. When shopping for your next sofa, ask the manufacturer these questions.
Happy Friday! Creative expression comes in many forms, and this week I share with you a woman who found her passion by helping others. Jennifer Yates is a Diamond Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential oils and social media business coach who exudes positive energy! Her story is so inspiring and one that I think so many people can relate to. I met Jen a couple years ago and she introduced me the wonderful world of essential oils. They have helped me in all aspects of my life, sleep, anxiety, focus, and over all health and wellness. I’m so grateful to have met this awesome Ladyboss! She has been such a huge supporter of my career and business these last two years. I hope you enjoy learning more about Jen and her journey in entrepreneurship!
So you’ve selected a paint color! But now you've got another decision to make, what sheen to use. You pull out the little chart that shows the gloss levels increasing, but where to start? You decide that semi gloss is durable, and buy enough for your walls, ceiling, and moldings, one easy decision - right?
I’m so excited to share this weeks Colorful Creatives feature, Jess Bugher of Radically You, a bohemian macrame home decor and fashion accessory line! Jess is incredibly talented and naturally creative. I was lucky enough to come across one of her posts on Instagram and got to her know better. Her story is one that I think so many can relate to, working day in and day out at an office that was’’t sparking joy in her life, leaving her personally drained everyday. She discovered her love of working with her hands at a young age, and started to explore macrame in her early 20’s. From side hustle, to full time job, to exploring opportunities in education, Jess is pursuing her passion: “working with kids and making beautiful things to bring into the world.” I hope you enjoy learning more about Jess, and be sure to check out her Etsy store!
Happy Friday! This week’s feature is a boss babe killing it in the construction industry! I had the pleasure of meeting Chelsey Jackel right after I graduated interior design school. She was a natural mentor and taught me so much about the construction industry. She’s incredibly personable, talented, and cares deeply about doing her absolute best everyday. Chelsey and I recently reconnected upon the opening of her new business, Xced Design Build. Their new studio space is absolutely incredible! Fully designed showroom, studio kitchen, collaborative work area, and a design library.
I am excited to announce that I have been nominated and voted in as the Communications Director for the American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter. My two year term will begin on October 1st, 2019. It is an honor to be part of the Illinois design community and have the opportunity to serve on the board with such a talented group of individuals. I look forward to enhancing the stature of ASID and the challenges that this role brings.
Happy Friday! This week on Colorful Creatives, I share with you an amazing and talented stylist, Bianca DeSantis! I’ve know Bianca for a couple of years now, and it’s been so inspiring to watch her business grow. From personal experience, I can say she gives the absolute BEST hair cuts! In this interview, Bianca shares her story of perusing her passion, and living the life she always dreamed of. Her positive attitude is contagious, and just might inspire you to take a leap of faith and follow your own dreams. One of my favorite quotes from her, “Stop saying tomorrow, make changes to seize the opportunities for success today.”
Every year, Sherwin-Williams releases a Colormix Forecast. They take “color of the year” above and beyond, with 6 distinct color palettes that have personality and emotion. After reading about each of them, let me know which palette you feel most connected to!
Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors is a full service interior design firm in Chicago, IL. We believe that design can impact lives and promote well being within the home. We work with your family, budget and desired lifestyle to provide a home that is uniquely yours. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your dream home a reality.