Monthly Archives: December 2016

Art in Interiors

Integrating pieces of art into your interior defines your space as your own.  Art in interiors speaks volumes about the home owner and helps to set the tone for your entire design.  Here are some smart ways to style art in interiors.

Color My World


Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol print via Pinterest


This eclectic living room features a Warhol print and Jonathan Adler details via Zillow

Add a pop art print for a modern splash of color.  Bold vases, one-of-a-kind decoupaged pieces of furniture and modern light fixtures will compliment your print perfectly.

The Feature Presentation


via Indulgy

Transform an awkward space with wall art.  This large-scale print provides the perfect pink color palette to accessorize with.

Abstract Expressionism



I would like everything in this photo, please: giant painting, velvet laid-back arm chairs, 3-sided coffee table, grey tufted chaise.  The icing on the cake is definitely the grandiose abstract expressionist piece on the wall, though!

The Gallery Wall


Gallery Wall Display via Style Blueprint


Gallery Wall featuring Hugo Guinness art works via instagram

An eclectic collection of collected paintings and prints makes for a chic wall display.  Gallery walls are very trendy right now and can take a blank wall from plain to posh instantly.


Gallery Wall Layout via RStyle

Try your hand at the gallery wall with this easy-to-use guide!

View my “Art In Interiors” Pinterest board to pin your favorite ideas.

Holiday Trends

Are you looking for a new way to decorate?  Celebrate in style this year with these holiday trends.


via Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Nutcracker Sweet


via Laura Trevey

A pretty pink ribbon on a fresh evergreen wreath is festive in an non-traditional fashion; I love that the wreath is hung over the mirror.  Does anyone else get a sweet sugarplum fairy-vibe from this?

Traditional Christmas




Lennox Dinnerware via Macy’s

Spode Christmas china is the ideal traditional Christmas detail.  This Spode or Lennox china would also makes for a wonderful hostess gift!

Blue & Gold Glamour


via The Pink Pagoda

How does your dinnerware stack up?  If you are hosting a Hanukkah or New Year’s party, blue and gold makes for a glamorous color palette.

Mix & Match


via Traditional Home

Create a unique assemblage by mixing your crystal and pressed-glass vintage stemware!  Gold always exudes elegance and the vignette will definitely be a discussion piece.

Specialty Crystal


via Tumblr

Make each holiday’s tablescape unique with specialty crystal.  How nice would it be to have beautiful stemware reserved specifically for Christmas or Valentine’s Day?

Plaid Perfection


via Romancing the Home LTD

These Scottish napkins are gorgeous!  I will be thrilled when I find a similar material to decorate my table with.

Holiday Party Prep

Are you planning to host a festive soiree for the holidays?  A little bit of holiday party prep can go a long way to ensure less stress and more cheer.  Here are a few fabulous and festive recipes, DIYs and design ideas!


via IBTblog



10 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas via The Kitchn

Create the perfect cozy atmosphere to set the mood for your holiday.  The Kitchn’s list 10 Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas features a variety of ways to set the tone.

Appetizers & The Menu


Prosciutto-Wrapped Arugula via The Kitchn (Image credit: Anjali Prasertong)

Planning which appetizers you’re going to serve ahead of time will allow you to focus on the main menu.  Once again The Kitchn comes to the rescue with 20 Fast and Fancy Appetizers for Your Holiday Party.  Plenty of these savory, delectable apps are easy to make; simply bookmark your favorites!


Traditional Home (image credit: Werner Straube)

If this is your first time hosting your own holiday party, or you are looking to mix things up, try Chef Mary Payne Moran of Hail Mary, Food of Grace’s menu for a festive feast.

Cocktail Hour


via stylecaster


Bon Appetit (Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott)

Now is the time to adorn your barcart with your best crystal for cocktail hour.   This year I definitely want to try Bon Appetit’s Under-the-Mistletoe Punch, which can be made ahead of time!  This Cranberry Ginger Fizz Cocktail is also a tasty option to serve.

The Centerpiece


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Create a notable tablescape with fresh flowers!  An original, hand-assembled bouquet adds a personal touch and is a wonderful conversation piece.


via Traditional Home

Contemporary Barn Wood

You can transform something old into something new simply by looking at it from a different angle.  I love the reclaimed wood resurgence and am inspired by contemporary barn wood designs lately.  Here are some of my favorite contemporary barn wood design ideas.


Elegant lighting and a wash of white paint revives this barn via The Bohemian Wedding

Lake House Inspo


via Home Adore

All you need is a pop of fresh red paint to give your lake house a contemporary feel.  This is a fabulous way to keep the quaint feel of your lake house while adding a personal touch.

Bespoke Bedroom


via One Kin Design

The guest bedroom of this contemporary mountain retreat in Colorado features a wall of repurposed barn wood and an antique bed frame.  I love this cozy and rustic cottage aesthetic!

Reclaimed Kitchen Details

Contemporary style is all about infusing classic design with new details.  The placement of reclaimed wood in these kitchen designs is smart and chic.


via Decorpad


via Style Carrot


via Mod-ified

A Window Seat


via Apartment Therapy

Take a minute to sit and enjoy the view!  Wouldn’t you love to snuggle up with a cup of tea in this window seat?  Framing your window seat with reclaimed wood will completely transform your sitting area.

About Reclaimed Barn Wood


If you’re wondering where to shop for reclaimed barn wood, consider looking to local retired barns, shipping crates, salvage yards or special buyers!



Find more inspiration on my Barn Wood Pinterest board here.


Christmas Decorating Ideas

Have you started unboxing your favorite Christmas keepsakes?  Christmas decorating is a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays; here are some of my favorite traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas decorating ideas.


via The Creativity Exchange

Welcome Home for Christmas


via Homespun Christmas in a Cozy Connecticut Cottage

Step away from the tangled Christmas lights!  Taking a more rustic, traditional approach to your outdoor decor will bring a cozy Connecticut feel to your home before you even step inside.

The Entryway


This New York home’s traditional touch is fun and refreshing; via Pinterest

Being selective with your holiday decor is a refreshing approach.  One swathe of fresh garland can be just as beautiful as the usual tinsel and barrage of lights.  If you need a touch of glimmer, ornaments are a fabulous way to add an ornate touch.


Festive Lights via Martha Stewart

Christmas in the Kitchen


via Country Living


Gold accents are always key; via Elle Decor

A vignette of candles or glimmering ornaments makes for a pretty display.  I love fresh evergreen elements for a touch of Christmas fragrance as well!  Incorporate your holiday heirlooms by featuring them in an assemblage on your baker’s rack!


via Nicole Gibbons

Living Room Details


via Pinterest

Nothing says “holiday season” more than a cozy fire!  This traditional living room design features a gorgeous festive mantle piece.


Rustic Christmas Decor via Martha Stewart

There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays; I try to mix up my interior’s theme every year.  This rustic, cottage-inspired decor beckons you to grab a mug of hot cocoa and start wrapping gifts.


via Martha Stewart

Black and White Kitchen Design

Who says monochromatic has to be monotone?  There are so many ways to interpret black and white kitchen design for your home; share your favorite interior with me by tagging “@camidesigns” on Instagram!


via New England Home

To Tile or Not to Tile


via elledecor

Giving your kitchen a much needed renovation?  Black and white tile is a versatile option for your kitchen flooring, and suits all interior styles from classic to contemporary!


via minimalisti

I also love opting for a unique and visually-appealing backsplash for added drama.

The Kitchen Island




via Stay at Home Mum

Kitchen islands are where food is prepped, and coffee and conversation combine.  Selecting family-friendly details for your black and white kitchen design is simple; personally I opt for a white stone countertop and black chairs for a chic, no-stress space.

Details, Details, Details



Once you have your flooring, walls and furniture selected, it’s all about the details.  The versatility of a black and white kitchen design really shines when you open your mind to the amount of possibilities.  Add bold red details for a dash of color one season, let fresh flowers and copper cookware take center stage the next season, and so on!  If you are looking for a significant change, swapping out light fixtures change the tone of a room completely.



Discover more design ideas on my Pinterest board here.