Welcome 2021!

Welcome 2021 - new year, new opportunities.  We are so excited about the opportunities in front of us. Smart design continues to get more affordable and easy to install. What changes do you plan on making to your home this year?

This is a kitchen that we designed with Signature Kitchen Suite -one of the leaders in smart appliance technology. Precision cooking is one of my focuses this year, and their sous vide option has completely changed how I cook. We can't wait to find out what's next!

Open Kitchens

Open kitchens are definitely what consumers are looking for these days. The kitchen has become the theater of the home and no longer is the cook in a small galley kitchen by themselves, now they are the center of attention.

The Lifestylist Brands Wins Award for Best Model Home Design

What an exciting year this has been! So many new customers and opportunities it's hard to keep up some days.

With home building being on the rise right now and model homes being constructed in every new subdivision we were especially pleased to be given the distinction of Best Model Home Design by the Manufactured Housing Institute.

The home was the Ashford model which was built by SE Homes of Texas - a division of Clayton Homes.

Ahead of The Curve at the Las Vegas Furniture Market

The Las Vegas Market is something that I make sure to attend twice a year. Not only do I find the newest and most exciting furniture and accessories for my clients there - the seminars are also full of important information that I don't find anywhere else.

Ahead of The Curve is always a great presentation that highlights great finds that 3 or 4 designers make at the various showrooms at market. With so many showrooms and products being shown it's impossible to see everything but this seminar always introduces me to things I might have missed if I didn't attend.

This market Thom Filicia, Timothy Corrigan and Dallas designer Michelle Nussbaumer shared their finds with us as well as some great suggestions on how to tailor products to your customers lifestyles. As a Lifestylist® these were tips I can use!

Pool Restorations

There's nothing like adding a little sweat equity to your home, and we've been spending the last few months restoring the 1940's pool at The Home Idea Factory.

It was a lot of work, but we love the results.

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at The Lifestylist Brands would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with family, friends, love and great food!

African Orphans Send Message of Hope to Tornado Survivors

My sister and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma and are one of the lucky families that have a storm shelter. Tornadoes touched down near them last weekend but what happened to them was nothing like what happened to the residents of Moore, Oklahoma.

Last Summer they had an unbelievable experience - they packed up trunks and suitcases full of shoes, clothes, blankets, and other needed items and headed to Maisha International Orphanage - an amazing labor of love in Kisumu, Kenya. The stories and images they brought back are life changing, and it's a great reminder of how a small donation or offering can be life changing to these kids.

The beautiful souls at Maisha wanted to do something for their friends in Oklahoma City and Moore, and made this video as a way of showing their love and support. What a great reminder this Memorial Day weekend how precious life is and we all need to live ours to the fullest.