My go-to's

Clients, friends, and family often ask me for my go-to's in regards to interiors. Every designer has a repertoire of their favorites - wall colors, trim colors, cabinet styles, hardwood stains, rugs, lamps, etc. I love mine so much, I thought I'd share!

Here are a few of my favorite things! 

Wall color: Benjamin Moore's Coastal Fog - I recommend it all the time, and have never had a client that didn't love it!

Blue Ceiling/Accent: Healing Aloe by Benjamin Moore

Trim Color/White cabinet color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Cabinet style: Shaker Style cabinets are my favorite! A bit retro in their look, they always look clean and simple to me!

Hardwood Floor Stain: Dark Walnut. I love it!

Inexpensive rug: Ikea Tarnby jute rug. I use them all the time!

Inexpensive gourd lamps at JC Penney! Seriously!

White bedding: Pine Cone Hill's Baja matelasse is my all time fave.

Pillow Source: Etsy. Hands down. 

More Gourd Lamps: Lamps Plus - their colors are like candy!

Ceiling lights that won't break the bank: Home Depot!
Down inserts for pillows: Ikea!

Cheap window treatments: Ikea's Aina panels are made of linen. I have had mine lined and they look expensive! 

Cute club chair: Pier One's Seersucker striped chair. Adorable!

Best sofas for the money: Pottery Barn. They always look good and there are so many styles to chose from!


  1. Thanks for sharing these! I always love to hear designer favorites- love those Shaker style cabinets.

  2. I'm going to keep the Ikea rug in mind the next time I need one...it looks great!!