MOM LIFE CAN BE CHAOTIC.
You are over-stretched. Your kids are over-programmed. You want your home to be a retreat from the hectic. But the piles.
More often than you’d like to admit, you walk through a door in your house and have the urge to run the other way. You are *this close* to throwing away all the toys and art supplies and sports gear and moving to a nice, empty white house on a beach somewhere.
If only you had a little more space.
dream house distraction is real.
The never-ending Pinterest search to transform the house you have into the house you want, the overwhelm caused by all the stuff, the uncomfortable feeling of an unfinished room - these are all real distractions. I totally get that. I’m fortunate to also know how it feels when things are just right within the four physical walls of my home. More contentment and less distraction equals more ability to focus on what’s right there in front of you.
Mess and clutter are part of having kids but both can be contained without a daily battle. And – listen up, because here is the big secret – the solution doesn’t have to be magazine-perfect to be perfect for your family.
Design isn’t one size fits all.
Maybe you need help creating a landing pad. Or maybe you need a bedroom plan that actually works for your two kids and all their Legos. Maybe your 10 year-old is ready for a bedroom upgrade. Let’s talk. Really. Let’s start making your home the retreat for your family that you really want. There’s more to life than decorating. Let’s get that out of the way so you can enjoy to the good stuff.
I’m not your grandmother’s interior decorator.
I’m approachable, easy to work with, flexible, and an excellent cheerleader. I believe in better, not more. I have a lot of great ideas and a lot of experience living with kids (seven to be exact). If my large blended family and my experience sharing pretty small quarters with a party of 9 isn’t enough to convince you that I’m your girl, I don’t know what is.
My people say that I’m adventurous, thoughtful, willing to embrace change, tenacious, and a pretty good sounding board. My kids say that I work hard and I never give up. That, my friends, is a high compliment.
And it’s the truth.
My magic is in showing you how to use the home you have more efficiently (and beautifully) so that you can focus your attention on things that really matter. You know, like raising that crazy family of yours.
Just so you know that there’s a human running this show, here are a few things about me:
I'm Adrienne. I currently live in Houston where we are remodeling a hundred year old bungalow. Prior to that, I lived with 7 kids in 1,700 square feet and learned a thing or two in the process.* I’m a list-maker, instigator, homework enforcer, recovering perfectionist, and always have more ideas than time. I love wallpaper, the beach, bakeries, a good run, magazines, dinner with the whole family, singing loud and off-key with the car windows down, Christmas, people watching, and dancing in the kitchen. I don’t love red interiors, tchotchkes, or meal planning. Oh, yeah. And I’m mom/step-mom to a fairly large blended family. I do, in fact, feel at times like I live in a circus and, more importantly, I have mostly learned to embrace it.
*All that fitting it in and making it work at home took me back to school to learn the “rules” of interior design. I earned a Basic Interior Design Certificate from New York School of Interior Design in July 2017.