Master Bedroom or Master Retreat!?

I love to add comfy upholstery wherever space allows, and one spot that can always use extra attention lays at the foot of the bed. You start and end your day in the bedroom, so why not create an uber-comfortable lounge space for yourself? Placing a chic bench, settee or a pair of chairs transitions a master bedroom into a proper master retreat.

Sure, it may occasionally become a convenient location for a pile of laundry or turn into your pup’s new lounge spot, but that’s what makes a house a home! Read on to see some of my favorite ways to make the most of the space at the foot of the bed.

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes!

Thanksgiving is TOMORROW, and I’m so looking forward to it. It doesn’t get better than a day (or two) full of food, friends, family, and, as an extra bonus, fabulous tablescapes!

To be completely transparent, although I LOVE seeing those Insta-worthy table settings, I usually keep it pretty low-key with the tableware on Thanksgiving… I pour creativity into my client’s designs during the week, and once the holidays come around, I just like to enjoy family time with Michael, our two girls (Liv and Ryan) and extended family. Thanksgiving in the Umansky household usually consists of waking up to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cooking with family, quickly enjoying a meal chock full of carbs, and then cheering on our favorite football team (Hook ‘Em!) while slipping into a food-coma.

No matter how you like to celebrate – whether that means breaking out the fine china, keeping it laid-back with recyclable paper plates, or something in between – these inspiring tablescapes by some wonderful designers will trigger your festive side and get you in the mood for Thanksgiving!

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Fall High Point Market Favorite Finds!

The last of fall’s officially wrapped up on Tuesday, and I had an absolutely amazing time returning as a Style Spotter. With every passing day, my team and I left more inspired than the day before!

As a Style Spotter, I had the exciting task of tagging my favorite discoveries and designs that really wowed me, and with the abundance of fab designers and vendors, it was no easy task narrowing down the selection! To help narrow down my choices, I set my pre-Market criteria and decided the designs had to fall into one or more of the following categories: light, bright, bold and/or “contrasty.”

So which discoveries made the cut? Read on to find out!

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Fall Fashion Trends: A Chat with Elaine Turner!

Fall is here! My favorite season has finally arrived, and I could not be more excited. Every year, I eagerly await the changing of leaves, cool fronts, cozy interiors (my house is already decked out in gourd décor!) and new styles. While I love cute booties and comfy cashmere, I am certainly no expert in the fashion department, and I typically let my fall style come out in my interior designs, rather than my wardrobe.

Luckily, I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Houston’s own “handbag queen,” , about fall fashion trends, and she was kind enough to give me the scoop on what’s hot this season. We had a fabulous time swapping knowledge over a glass (or two) of wine at , and I learned so much about fall styles, Elaine’s (impressive) entrepreneurial journey and just how much we have in common (Elaine is also a mother of two and runs her company with her husband, Jim)! Sound familiar?

Needless to say, I am very excited to share all of the fashion-forward insight I learned during our happy hour. Read on for all of the details about Elaine’s amazing new fall collection, her take on white after Labor Day, and some inspirational advice from a lady who knows a thing or two about turning dreams into reality!
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Mother’s Day: A Fresh Perspective

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I want to wish a happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there. As a working mom of two young twin girls, I know very well how long, crazy and chaotic the days and nights can be and can attest that the one day a year dedicated just to us is very well deserved! However, this doesn’t mean that we expect an elaborate celebration on our special day. In fact, it’s often the smallest gestures of appreciation that truly mean the most.

With simplicity in mind, here are a couple of quick interior design upgrades you can implement around the house to spruce things up and give Mom the royal treatment she deserves this Mother’s Day!

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