Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a very informative post about the basics of Interior Design. I get asked questions frequently so I thought this would be a great place to answer them.
Below I answer my FAQ. Please leave a comment on this post if you have any more! I’m happy to answer.
How much room do you need between furniture for a walkway?
How high do I hang a chandelier from my dining room table?
Approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, mount the chandelier an additional 3 inches higher for each foot of ceiling
What size area rug fits under a queen and king bed?
Queen: 8’x10′, King: 9’x12′
What’s your favorite interior white paint color?
Benjamin Moore “simply white” and “snowbound”
Do I paint my walls and ceilings the same color?
Yes. However they are a different sheen. I always paint the ceilings matte.
Can my walls and baseboards be the same white paint color?
Yes. I typically paint them the same white as the walls.
Can you mix different color hardware in a home?
Yes. I suggest keeping each room the same. For example in my modern farmhouse the kitchen was brushed brass (gold) and all of the bathrooms with matte black.
Can you mix different wood colors?
Absolutely! I love to mix woods. In my modern farmhouse I had gray/brown oak floors and had a huge 12′ natural wood dining table with black wood chairs.
If I have an all white kitchen do I need to do a colorful backsplash?
No. The backsplash is a great place to add texture.
How do you know when to spend more on items vs. bargain options?
I recommend spending more on your foundational, every day pieces. – i.e. bed frame, mattress, sofa and dining table. Other items like coffee tables, poufs, pillows, rugs, etc. are the places I look for deals. These are the things that are switched out more often.
How do you make a room look full and decorated without feeling cluttered?
If you think it looks cluttered, it probably is. I always start with the big items when designing a space and work from there. Once I have the main furniture placed I add in minimal decor and see how the room feels. Take time when decorating. There is no rush!
How do you make a room feel bigger with low ceilings?
First and foremost, white walls!! If you have a small space or a space with low ceilings don’t paint it dark. It will make the space feel smaller. Having items the draw your eye up also help with feeling bigger. I like to put floor mirrors in smaller rooms to make the appear grander.
H O M E \ Do y’all love a floor mirror as much as moi?! Which one is your fave 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5? I’m gonna say, ALL of them!!🙆🏻♀️ They are a great way to make a room appear bigger and more open✨ Since having Ford you can better believe these babies are BOLTED into the wall👊🏻 AND no, Luke def didn’t do it lol😂 my not so handy hubs had our contractor fasten them👌🏻 Sharing all of these spaces on the LTK app - click the link in my bio to go directly there!! #sbkliving
H O M E \ Up bright and early this morning with Ford... I think he’s getting me ready for the new bébé😝 I wanted to share that I FINALLY put together my Amazon shop including all of my home decor, furniture, organization, baby finds and more!! These cute little knit pillows (only $12.99!!) are one of my favorite home items I found years ago along with the best budget friendly inserts for all the fluff! Remember to size up!☝🏻 Click the link in my bio to check out my AMAZON SHOP! I add to it weekly!💁🏻♀️
Linked my old modern farmhouse kitchens on the LTK app! Light fixtures, bar stools, gold pulls abs more!🏠 #sbkliving
F O R D \ Morning, guys... Ford here!👋🏻👶🏼 Giving my mom a break on this Monday. Just wanted to say, hieeeee and did ya know, I’m gonna be a BIG BRO reallllll soon?!! I’m getting v excited to meet our new addition! Ready to share my toys and give him all the hugs!!☺️ K, that’s it!! Have a great week!😘😘
Shop our guest bedroom and my cute sweatshirt over on the LTK app including this new bench! I really enjoy climbing on it😜 Click the link in my bio to shop!!
H O M E \ The table is set!🍽 Sharing an affordable and easy SPRING tablescape over on SBKliving.com today!!🌿 This would be the perfect setup for a mother’s Day brunch or dinner party! SO many great deals👉🏻 Amazon find faux hydrangeas, set of 20 gold flatware for $25, budget-friendly dinner plates and more! Click the link in bio to go directly to my website!💁🏻♀️ Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a styling video to this space!!🏠
A I R S T R E A M \ Y’all, we got Birdie (our RV) out of storage yesterday!!🥳 WE are pumped and ready for summer adventures as a family of 4!!😁 Even if it’s parking outside our home and bbq-ing!🤣 LOL we will be playing it by ear with the new bébé! Luke is spending the week getting her ready and transitioning the garage from winter to summer gear!👏🏻 If you want more details about our @airstream_inc beauty, check out my post on SBKliving.com (link in bio) and my interior tour on IGTV!! Are y’all planning in fun summer trips!?☀️
These pics were from last summer - Ford is such a baby!! Scroll right for some more gems in our RV!! Linking a bunch of white dresses over on the LTK app to get this look!🤍🤍
Airstream details: Flying Cloud 27FB w/ hatch door
H O M E \ If ya need me this weekend, I’ll be posted up here!☝🏻 Enjoying the spring mountain weather on our new outdoor patio setup🤍🌿 SO many amazing Target finds!🎯 Faux wood side table under $100, straw tray, plastic wine glasses, lanterns, a faux olive tree abd more! Hit the link in my bio and click on LTK to shop! I’ll be linking this space on today’s story too💁🏻♀️ Hope y’all are enjoying your weekend!