May 22, 2017

There is always a focal point in the room but who says it can’t be an accent chair?!? I love this transitional and contemporary piece. It is the little black dress that is an essential design element but in furniture form. Here's to stunning statement chairs!

April 22, 2017

Who says that art can’t have form and function? As an artist I thought I would share a few of my favorite sculptural pieces that create interest in a room. I believe that there is an artistic element to all design accents.  A great way to show your individual personality can be found in unique furniture pieces. 

March 22, 2017

As an artist I find art and beauty in all things. However, I find paintings to be one of the most important statement pieces in a room. Paintings enhance the overall concept, style and mood of a space. Without any wall art, a room feels empty and incomplete. Below are some examples of paintings that help make the room amazing. Imagine what these rooms would be like without the art on the wall-pretty boring right?!

February 22, 2017

Ring in the New Year with a dazzling sophisticated look with gold accents, mirrored furniture and fur textiles to carry the fun holiday décor throughout the year. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that your home has to lose its sparkle. Here's to making the New Year a beautiful one!

January 22, 2017


Navy kitchen cabinets and gold hardware are a popular combination for the coming year. It gives a tasteful look to your space while maintaining a traditional look.


Textured pieces not only make a statement but give a nice comfortable touch to any room. It is important to feel connected with the pieces in your home that offer a place of refuge to escape from the daily chaos. Fur, mohair and velvet are textiles that will be seen in 2017.


December 7, 2016

I love traveling and get a lot of my inspiration from other countries. I like to learn about different cultures and incorporate the unique elements from those regions into my designs. Whether in nature, architecture, fashion, design, or art the beauty of these cultures makes a profound statement when incorporated into a design element.

Here are some pictures I took of the nature and interiors of the cabin we stayed at on a recent business trip to Big Sky, Mo...

November 30, 2016

One of my favorite artists is Alexa Meade. Her work is done with acrylic paint and she uses real life people for her canvas. It is an amazing process taking the 3-dimensional world and turning it into a 2-dimensional painting. It is so original, unique, and unpredictable that it draws you in immediately.  I love it!!

November 25, 2016

My all-time favorite make-up accessory is lipstick! Even if you don’t get ready for the day by applying a lipstick you instantly look like you spent hours prepping. It is amazing! My favorite go to lipstick is Anastasia’s “Pale Pink” featured on the bottom left.

November 18, 2016

Zgallerie and Kathy Kuo are some of my favorites for beautiful, distinct furniture and décor pieces. They both have a traditional yet contemporary design incorporating unique textures that I love.

Alex Mauerhan

November 16, 2016

I am currently obsessed with FUR. I like to combine different types of materials/textiles such as fur, cowhide, velvet, leather, and suede all together in the same room.  The textures are aesthetically pleasing and create a room that is warm and inviting.

Alex Mauerhan

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