June 12, 2013

Before & After - NHD Kitchen Renovation

        Our Kitchen Renovation has been done for over a year!  But I wanted to find a few more finshing touches before i considered it done.  Here is the Before...(side note - the kitchen was from the 90s/80s with bad wood finish, tile countertops, see thru cabinets and brick floors.)  Nothing that paint and a handyman from Craigslist cant transform...

We kept the bones of the kitchen and updated the rest.  The cabinets are the same, we just painted everything a bright white and added new cabinet doors and handles.  The floor is the same, just painted dark grey floor paint which help keep the lines of the brick floor without the bad color.  I love subway tile backsplash and my husband found a great dark grey color at Daltile. 
We added a new island since the kitchen was just a box rectangle before.  We had the island custom made for a side wine rack and spice drawers.  Knock off Bertoia stools were only $100 a pair from Home Decorators.

We added new appliances and my love of the kitchen, the stainless steel farmhouse sink.  I really wanted a white sink but have heard it is a nightmare to keep clean. 

 My favorite feature of the kitchen is the Italian Carrara Marble for the countertops and island.  Its hard to maintain but looks so pretty! 

Custom feeding stations for Charlie & Zoe. 

I had my furniture guy, Dwayne make custom feeding boxes for me.  Then i spray painted them grey to match the floor.  I ordered monogrammed laminate placemats from Mattie Luxe and topped off with Oscar de la Renta bowls from Target.  On clearance of course!

One of my favorite artists, Bernard Buffet.  This is one of my favorite pieces in the house.  His work is so haunting and sad.
Silver Bamboo Pulls

Grey painted brick floors

I love love abstract artwork with color!  Le Moroccans by Matisse (oil replica)
Grey subway tile by Datile

Vintage Hollywood Regency Pottery at its best.  My cookie jar lion found on Ebay.

I love anything by Le Creuset.  But white ceramic canisters, LOVE!   Perfection! 

I still have a few finishing touches but really happy with the overall tranformation.  This proves that white and grey paint can cure almost anything!

May 19, 2013

NHD + I am Khatu.....

How cute is Khatu??  Her style is preppy yet funky and she pairs each Noble House Designs Necklace with a fun colorful outfit.  Perfect match!  You can catch up on this Bostonian's fun tribal style here.....
                                           Check out NHD New arrivals - HERE!
                                           Photos - complements of I am Khatu. 

May 7, 2013

NHD on Gal Meets Glam!

I have been a fan of Julia at Gal Meets Glam, for a while.  What a nice surprise - she featured the Joie Necklace a few days ago.  Doesn't she have great taste?  Love it all!

April 5, 2013

Happy Friday!

Picture from CuteOverload.com
Ahhh, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, my landscaping project is finished and my bathroom renovation is almost (cross your freaking fingers) done.  Lets start the weekend with the cutest puppy, ever!  I DIE!  I love this picture as much as I love the start to a fun weekend.  Cheers!

New Arrivals - Spring 2013

New Arrivals for Noble House Designs are HERE!  Can you tell that I am into gold?  Its bright, shiny and goes with anything.  That is a neutral in my eyes....

Going for GOLD!

Lamps, Piggy, Tubular Burst Sculpture, Knobs, Starburst Statue, Antelope

I LOVE the Gold/Mid Century/Abstract Expressionism trend happening in home decor.  Especially the amazing solid brass faceted knobs by Nest Studio.  Love it all!

March 2, 2013

Amazing finds at Wisteria...

Its been a long January and February!  But I am back and in decorating action.  I have been finding a few things for the guest bedroom and came across these amazing Moroccan tables from Wisteria!  whoo!  I have always wanted a side Moroccan table and these are the perfect size and colors.  They also have amazing mini tables, bamboo chair and well priced modern mirrors. I am impressed, Wisteria! See below for some images of Moroccan side tables as inspiration. 
Picture courtesy of Saffron & Silk

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I always love the start of a new year and the excitement of what lies ahead. Hoping 2013 is the best year, yet!  

November 29, 2012

Before and After - Dining Room!

When we moved into our house, the previous owners picked out this depressing red brick color for the dining room.  The room soaks up a ton of light and should be a fun inviting color.  It just felt stuffy and 1980s looking.
        Amazing what new paint color and a new chandelier will do!  I found the Urns and Golden Bonsai tree from Zgallerie and the rest is a mix of estate sales and ebay.
                                     Cant wait to find a new table + chairs & artwork to finish the look. 

November 25, 2012

Neons are Here!

New holiday arrivals - Neon Collection at www.noblehousedesigns.com.
Get 30% off on EVERYTHING!  Ends Wednesday 11/28.
Use code - HOLIDAYS at checkout.  

October 7, 2012

Before and After

Last year, I found these club chairs at my favorite thrift store in Houston.  I kept them in my garage, waiting to be recovered and find the right fabric and trim.  Finally, they are done!
I love this coral fabric and even my husband loved it.  Bonus!

September 24, 2012

Best Dressed - Emmys

I know, I am late to the best dressed party for the Emmys 2012.  I just love everything about these dresses - color, cut and the stunning women who are wearing these gorgeous frocks.  Allison Williams In Oscar de la Renta, Julianne Moore in a Dior Couture dress, Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli. But my favorite of the night is Julianna Margulies, in the stunning floral brocade. 

Do you Instagram?

I cant get enough of Instagram. I love getting a glimpse of everyday life in beautiful pictures.  Also, cant help posting pictures of my precious children...Charlie & Zoe!  Follow NHD...here

September 9, 2012

NHD's Love List


I am back!!  I took a long needed break, went on vacation, created some new jewels and went shopping for my closet & home.  Start the music...Zou Bisou Bisou.

Here is my LOVE list.  Seriously, Loves!  

1. I am a big fan of Rifle Paper co but the Cities Calendar is just stunning.  Every month is a piece of artwork and a new destination.
2.  Bunnies by Hunt Slonem.  Oh Hunt, you take my breath away.  who knew basic bunnies could be so stunning.  Check out his NYC loft studio here. I am using these in my living room.  
3.  I might not be in school but I love a good planner.  I am so late to the party on this preppy and colorful organizer.
4.  I went to Australia.  It was a great trip but the highlight was our adventure at a wildlife park in Ballarat, Australia. I got to feed free roaming kangaroos, pet a Koloa named "Minky" and meet the cutest wombat named "Patrick".  Traveling 20 hours to meet them was worth it!  
5.  Have you all tried this new DALLAS lipgloss by Benefit?  Its fantastic & only $16!
6.  How cute is this fabric?  I am going to use it on my club chairs in the living room. Worst part, its expensive and I really dont want to spend $100 a yard.  So I am on the hunt for a knockoff fabric. 
7. Last but not least - Introducing my new line of statement earrings...Serena Earrings

July 16, 2012

Custom Notebooks - May Books

I just love a good notebook.  I always have a to-do list, thoughts and random things in a cute notebook.  Well, here comes my favorite notebooks...ever!  Meet May Books.  All custom notebooks with great colors and patterns.  Best part, all around $17.  

July 5, 2012

Favorite Things...for summer

Here are a few of my favorite things for this HOT summer....  I am obsessed with the Vintage V-Neck shirts from Old Navy.  The best cut, soft fabric and such a great price...only $8.50!  I bought 6 this past weekend.
I love pashminas and scarfs but my all time favorite brand is Matta.  The colors and tassels are amazing and they never go out of style.  They are expensive but I use it almost every day in the summer and winter.   Love the Clutch - tribal and preppy in one!  

June 21, 2012


So excited to announce....BaubleBar + Noble House Designs.  Just in time for summer....

June 19, 2012

How to wear....Hawaiian Tribal

Shirt/Bangles/Skirt/Clutch/Shoes/Necklace (Coming soon - www.nhdshop.com - Mimosa Lane)

I am loving the floral/hawaiian prints - and we must give praise to the start of this trend... Givency Resort 2012!  Anyways, I always get questions on how to wear Noble House Designs Necklaces. Here is a great way to blend trends but still keep it classic. I like the color and print in any outfit to have proportion and balance.  The colors all work well together and of course - Gold, Tweed and Tassels are considered a neutral :)

The Mimosa Lane Necklace will be for sale on www.nhdshop.com.  Launching 6/21/2012!  

June 13, 2012

Sneak Peek ---- NHD's NEW Website!

I am so excited to show a sneak peek of NHD's new website.... A full e-commerce site with Jewelry Bridal & Home Collections!! Coming soon......

May 21, 2012

Summer Style = Straw Bags!


Summer is here!  These vintage style straw purses make me think of an exotic beach vacation like the Fiji Islands. You always need good accessories for any trip! 

May 17, 2012

Style Masters with Tidbits Austin!

So excited to be a part of this fun event, next week!  If you are in Austin, come by and say hello!
May 24th 6-8pm with Tidbits Austin.
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