Monday, May 23, 2016

Sita Montgomery Interiors: My New Deck - Outdoor Living Area

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Today, I am thrilled to share with you the living/seating/conversation are of our new deck. Earlier this year, my husband and I decided that we wanted to add a deck to the middle level of our home. Last year we added an island to the indoor kitchen area on this level and we knew that by adding this new deck, we would finally have the indoor/outdoor entertaining area we have wished for. The main level of our home has a lovely deck off the kitchen, but since our home is 3 stories high, it wasn't possible to put stairs off the deck to access the backyard. The only way to access the backyard is to go all the way down to the bottom level of the house are to walk down a steep set of rock stairs located outside on the side of our home. With the new deck being 12 ft off the ground, we were able to add a spiral staircase to add easy access to the backyard. We are also adding a slide off one side so the kids can get down to the yard without having to climb down the spiral staircase. We are still waiting on the stairs and slide to be installed, but as soon as the new wrought iron railing went in, I couldn't help but set up the living area. I had always imagined a comfortable and beautiful place for our family to gather outside and to entertain. I think the living area is a great start to that. Our deck is roughly 30ft x 15ft, so it is big enough to accommodate separate spaces for dining and living/seating. I am still waiting on a few pieces to complete the dining space, but I will be revealing that very soon. :)

For now, take a look at the living area...

I am so thrilled with how it came together. My family and I have already spent some time on our new deck and we are in love!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Dress Up Your Windows

This past week I was able to make another appearance on our local NBC affiliate's lifestyle program, Studio 5. I had a great time talking about fabric window coverings with host, Brooke Walker. You can see the full segment below. If you scroll down further, I'm sharing some of my favorite sources for getting the designer look of window coverings in your own home.

Here are some of my favorite resources for window treatments:

Ready Made Drapery and Roman Shades

Made to Order Window Coverings

Best DIY tutorials

 Window Covering Fabric

Here are some of my current favorite "off the shelf" window coverings.
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I hope you enjoyed my segment and found this information useful! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sophisticated and Feminine Office Design Board

Hello! Today, I am super excited to share with you this gorgeous Sophisticated and Feminine Office Design Board. As may of you may recall, last fall, my friend Megan from the blog, Honey We're Home, asked me to help her design the nursery for her new baby girl. Megan was participating in the One Room Challenge and wanted to complete the nursery for the challenge. The Nursery turned out beautiful and was even voted one of the Top One Room Challenge Makeovers from the Seasons Past, by House Beautiful!  It was super exciting to have one of my designs recognized by them. :)

Megan is participating in the One Room Challenge again and she asked if I would be willing to collaborate with her and help design her home office for this season's challenge. It's been great working with Megan. She and I have a very similar style, so it was easy for me to come up with a concept for her office, I knew she would love. We have spent hours on the phone, talking and texting to come up with an office design that she truly loves. Here is what we came up with...

Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait to see it come together. To see "before" pictures of the space, read more about it, and follow along with the 6 week transformation of the room on Megan's blog! I'll be sharing the finished product here, but you won't want to miss seeing the progress of Megan's office over the next few weeks. While you are at it, be sure to check out all of the participants of the One Room Challenge. This challenge turns out some of the best room transformations on the web, so you won't want to miss them!

Lastly, I'm sharing some sources from the design board for you! Click on the image below to be taken directly to the source. I'll share some more sources after the final reveal in a few weeks!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Master Bedroom Update and Why I'm Sleeping Better than Ever!

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today, I'm back to share with you a few small changes I recently made to my Master Bedroom. The biggest change of all was that we got a new mattress!

My close family and friends know that I often have a hard time getting a restful nights sleep. Aside from the fact that my mind is constantly going 100 miles an hour, I would struggle to find a sleep position which was comfortable for me. That all changed the day I discovered Tuft & Needle. Last December, my family and I spent the Christmas holiday visiting my brother, at his vacation home in Sonoma, CA. Our first night there, I went and laid down on the mattress in the guest room. It was so comfortable I immediately jumped up and pulled back the sheets to see what brand it was. What I found out was that my brother had outfitted all the beds in his vacation home with Tuft & Needle mattresses. It only took one night's sleep for me to be convinced I had to have one of these mattresses on my bed at home. My husband completely agreed! He too, felt that the Tuft & Needle mattress was one of the most comfortable he had ever slept on. I jumped on the Tuft & Needle website and was shocked at how affordable their mattresses are! On top of that, I was interested to learn the science behind what makes this mattress so comfortable and sets it apart from others. Here is a short explanation from Tuft & Needles website...

"The mattress industry hadn’t changed in years, aside from adding new sales tricks and gimmicks. So when we started Tuft & Needle, we worked to innovate something entirely new for the industry. Unparalleled in comfort and support, our proprietary foam was painstakingly perfected through customer feedback. It’s not memory foam. It’s not latex. It’s T&N Adaptive™ Foam. And because it adapts to every individual’s body, you’ll always sleep on the ideal firmness for you."

I am telling you, this is the real deal! After returning home from CA, my husband and I became owners of a Tuft & Needle mattress. I can honestly say, I am sleeping better than ever! T&N Adaptive Foam has allowed me to easily find a comfortable sleeping position, which in turn has enabled me to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night. Unfortunately, the folks at T&N can't help with my racing mind, but I'm getting better at clearing it and turning it off before I go to bed. ;)

Becoming an T&N mattress owner is super easy and convenient. The mattress is shipped right to your front door! The mattress has been compressed and sealed in an air tight bag. All you have to do is unroll it, remove the bag and watch the magic happen. The T&N adaptive foam will expand and within a few minutes you have a brand new mattress, ready to give you the good night's sleep you been waiting for. Take a look...

So easy!!

Along with my new mattress, I decided to make some subtle changes to my Master Bedroom decor. I switched up my bedding, replaced the rug and simplified my throw pillow game. The changes are small, but they are just enough to give my room a little lift. It feels perfect for the bright and airy Spring and Summer days ahead.

 If you are in the market for a new mattress, I highly suggest you check out Tuft & Needle. Aside from having an amazing product, the philosophy this incredible company had adopted deserves  its' own praise. By creating affordable high quality mattresses, I would say that this innovative company is well on its' way to changing the way the mattress industry does business!!

*I received this mattress from Tuft & Needle. The review is 100% my own, honest opinion.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Friday Click List

I haven't posted a Friday Click List in a couple weeks, but today I'm back with some of my favorite picks from Home Decor and Fashion from around the web. Take a look!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sita Montgomery Interiors: The New Fork Project Bunk Room and Bathroom

As promised, today, I am sharing the full reveal of the Bunk Room and adjoining bathroom from the New Fork Project. This may very well be my favorite room in the house. My clients wanted a room specifically designed for their grandkids. A bunk room seemed like the perfect place for my clients' grandkids to gather together when they were visiting. When designing the bunk room, I wanted to make sure that the bunks were fully integrated into the space. We were lucky enough to have space to to have 2 twin bunks on top with two queen size bunks on the bottom. The ship lap detail was extended from the bunks to the three other walls. The dark stained accents allow this bright white room to still feel cohesive with the rest of the home. I finished off the space with camp inspires lighting, linens and art, making it a true children's haven. I have to add the Shane, Cameo Homes' finish carpenter, is a true master at his craft. He took my vision and turned it into a beautifully hand crafted reality. Take a look.

The bunk room bath was also designed with the kids in mind. The trough sink is one of my favorite elements. The lighting and tile selections are a sophisticated take on the campy theme in the bunk room. The large tub/shower combo with sliding glass doors on a barn door track is perfect for big and little kids alike.

Wouldn't you love to spend time in here if you were still a kid? My clients sure have some lucky grandchildren. When they come to visit, they will never want to leave!

Come back tomorrow to see the Basement Family Room and Kitchen!

Photography: Lucy Call
Home Builder: Cameo Homes
Interior Design: Sita Montgomery Interiors
Cabinetry: Chris and Dicks
Lighting: Lighting Design

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sita Montgomery Interiors: The New Fork Project Master Suite

I'm thrilled to be sharing the Master Suite from the New Fork Project. The Master Suite in this magnificent dream home consists of a circular grand entry, bedroom, bathroom and his and her's closets. Each of these spaces was designed with the homeowner's wants, needs and style in mind. The result is nothing short of spectacular.

Upon entering the Master Suite you are greeted by a circular entry with gorgeous herringbone wood floors under foot. The beautiful dark wood beams that were seen in the great room make another appearance in the Master Bedroom. Also in the Master is a spectacular contemporary fireplace that is accented by gorgeous metallic tile. The room is finished off with designer lighting, furniture, bedding and accessories in a neutral palette.

The master bathroom is definitely a dream. Custom his and her vanities are topped off with quartz countertops. Wall to wall mirrors and ceiling to floor tile really makes them stand out. Her side includes a sit down make up area. A large soaker tub takes center stage with a floor to ceiling tile wall as its' backdrop. The dual entry shower is designed for two and completes this bathroom oasis.

The master suite also includes his and her closets. To say that "her" closet has me green with envy is a huge understatement. Loads of cabinetry, wallpaper and gorgeous carpet, make the closet a complete dream. Although "his" side is not as large, it too has beautifully crafted two tone cabinetry for optimal storage and function.

This master suite was a dream to design. All the details make it truly special. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the reveal of the bunk room and bathroom!! It's a must see!

Photography: Lucy Call
Home Builder: Cameo Homes
Interior Design: Sita Montgomery Interiors
Cabinets and Countertops: Chris and Dick's
Lighting from Lighting Design