Monday, July 21, 2014


Today we're announcing the winners from our E-Design Contest.
Congratulations to:

Kate DuHadway
Yvette Chacon

We'll be contacting you both later today with details.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!

Vanessa and Michelle

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tips for a Timeless Interior

So many clients are concerned with their home being timeless and not feeling dated. Rightfully so, who wants to spend their hard earned money remodeling their space only to end up with something that will need to be redone in a few years!?!
So, I've compiled a few tips and tricks about how to keep your home looking and feeling timeless:
1. White Paint: a tried and true classic that is simple and clean and will go with any style of décor. You just can't go wrong painting your interior white.
2. Stripes: While there are so many patterns and prints that I love, a stripe is classic and will look crisp & fresh and go great in any space.
3. Art: No matter your décor taste or what is trending in art always, always, always stick to what you love. Only put something on your walls that you are absolutely in love with and it will never go out of style.
4. Coffee Table Books: A beautiful stack of books on your coffee table or on your shelves is beautiful and practical and totally timeless.
5. Wood Flooring: One constant that will always look great is wood flooring. Tile, linoleum, or carpeting will all come and go but wood is always a good idea!
6. Distressed or Antique Furniture: Something that is old will always look good. Unlike a new white sofa that will only look nice for a few weeks, a great weathered or even antique piece will look wonderful for forever and ever and ever...
1. White Dove OC-17 is one of my personal favorite whites. 2. Awning Stripe Pillow Cover from Serena & Lily is a superb stripe. 3. Aria print by Hooray Creative is a beautiful abstract piece of art. 4. Coffee Table Books all three from Anthropologie, a great place to find such things. 5. Wood Flooring by Exquisite Surfaces is so amazingly beautiful!
6. Console Table with Cast Iron Legs from Big Daddy's Antiques in SF.
Happy Friday Party People!

Monday, July 14, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Our 100th Post!

Michelle and I are celebrating our 100th post today by giving away something special. When we started this blog last November 2013, we were just two old friends that had met at a boutique design firm in our early twenties. We both took a short time away from design for personal reasons and later returned with the launch of Nichole Therese Design, in our early thirties! We are both truly humbled by our following on Instagram and our reader base that frequents our page and projects. We are SO very thankful for you.

To celebrate such happiness and fun, we're giving away two E-Design packages to two lucky winners. E-design is a simple way to design your space using our lovely skills and designer know-how without committing to full service design. Each E-Design package is completely tailored and created to fit your style, space, and budget.

Now, lè rules. 
All you need to do is one, simple thing:

1. Visit our instagram, give us a follow and tag THREE friends on our GIVEAWAY post.
2. A winner will be chosen at random next Monday, July 21st and announced on both Instagram and our blog.

You'll receive everything listed above and more! We'll e-mail full details to both winners next Monday! Good LUCK!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bring the Outdoors In...

Summer is in full swing and we're all spending more time outside, getting our daily dose of vitamin D. I'm sure many of us have splurged on a few outdoor items this season, especially the East Coasters who thought Summer may never come!
For those of you still looking for some fun new outdoor items this post is for you. I've pulled together some of my favorite items that are technically made for outdoor use but would also look awesome inside your home once Summer comes to a close.
1. Leather-Latched Wall Planter is so beautiful and would look great inside our out. 
2. Steel Rectangle Tray is the perfect addition to any kitchen and so versatile.  3. Hot Mesh Barstool is just lovely and looks even better in person and quite a steal at only $179!
4. Crest Swivel Chair is fun and cute, this chair would look great on your patio or in your Living Room. 5. Son of a Bench is like a piece of art and would make a great entry piece. 
6. Capel Elsinore Pueblo Rug is made for outdoors but would look awesome inside as well!
Have a lovely day!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Some of my Favorite THings

We hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July weekend! Ours was filled with friends, good food, and a little bit of work sprinkled in! A client of mine has two bathroom remodels completely underway and we're ordering tile and framing walls as we speak. I can't wait to share the reveal here on the blog!

 I'm also unsure how I managed the design process pre-Pinterest. I use photos to share ideas with my clients constantly, I'm always looking for inspiration for projects and I even have my clients pin a special board for me before we start working together so I can get a sense of their style. I decided to put together a little list of my favorite Pinterest finds from the past two weeks. I may or may not have splurged on any of the below items.
Happy Monday!

A current inspiration photo for the master bathroom of a project I'm working on. We're tiling a wall very similar to the one behind this rad tub. (via Elle Decor)

My husband and I have been searching for more garden inspiration. We're in the initial planning stages of creating something serene and jungle-y. I really love the cozy feel of this outdoor nook. I could hang out here all day. (via My Paradissi)

I gave this dressing a go last week and I'll forever keep it stocked in my fridge. A deliciously light and tasty salad dressing to keep on hand at all times. Trust me. (Via Martha Stewart)

I've used these start pendants in many projects past and they seem to be timeless. I am dying to spec them for another project soon. Isn't this room beautiful? (Via Elle Decor)

I couldn't help but chuckle at this silly tee. (Via Thug Life Shirts)
I downloaded almost all of these desktop freebies. Do yourself a favor and spice up your computer desktop with these fun and colorful images. I love them all so much (Via Designlovefest)

I'm not sure I have words for how much I love this chandelier. It's going somewhere in my house whether anyone likes it or not. (Via Zinc Door)

THIS KITCHEN. Find one person who does not LOVE this kitchen! (via Hally's)

I realize there was a huge lovefest in this post today. All my apologies.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red, White & Blue

Happy (almost) 4th of July!!! So nice to have a short work week and a three day holiday weekend! In honor of the holiday we've pulled together some items that will help to make your 4th a little more fun and festive.
Cheers to a Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Marvelous Mudrooms

At the moment I'm working on a few different homes and I'm so thrilled that each floor plan was able to squeeze in a mudroom! I just love the idea of a mudroom and I'm glad that more people are incorporating this space into their homes. It's great for the family to have an entrance (usually through the garage or back door) and a place where they can all leave their "stuff" in a neat and organized manner. A good solution is to have a cubby, hook or shelf for each person so everything is easy to find when you are rushing out the door.

Since all of the "stuff" is in the mudroom, this keeps the actual front entry clutter free and makes it more inviting for guests. Your entry is the first impression and the first thing that people see when they come into your home, use this space to showcase a fantastic light or great piece of art!

Stay tuned...we have some exciting things happening tomorrow on Instagram!!!