Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Happy New Year! I CAN'T believe it has been almost ONE YEAR since I've written a blog post...I didn't write a single post in 2015! I'm still here, still designing and staying busy. I'm still working full time as a Project Manager for a design firm that specializes in designing and merchandising model homes for new-home builders. My boys are now 3 1/2 and 16 months. Needless to say, life is BUSY and I had to cut out certain things to make time for my family, one being Belle Maison :( But I'm still keeping my blog up in hopes that I'll be able to blog in 2016 every now and then. I'd love to share several of the projects I've worked on...I think I designed and installed 12 houses in 2015! I hope you are all well and wishing you a very Happy and Healthy year ahead!

A new beginning - quote C.S. Lewis & The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are "


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BM Archives :: Wrap In Style

Have you completed your Christmas shopping or are you like me, who will be scrambling at the 11th hour to get it all finished? I do love wrapping gifts and always try to leave enough time to wrap things with creativity and thoughtfulness. There are a gazillion ideas on Pinterest for DIY gift wrap and these were some of my favorites!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

BM Archives :: 8 Reasons to Get Excited for Fall

I posted this last year and it still applies today! Fall is here and I'm excited - what about you?!

Well, it's time for me to accept that summer is officially over and Fall has arrived, something that's always a little tough for me since Summer is my favorite season! Although the weather here in southern California feels like the middle of July, that "fall feeling" is in the air and I'm looking forward to cooler weather arriving soon. To fully embrace the season changing, here are some of the things I look forward to most during fall. What are you looking forward to most this season?

 No.1 - Decorating your front porch with pumpkins and and maybe a wreath for your door

 No.2 - A great excuse to purchase some new pillows and a cozy throw for your living room sofa

 No.3 - Homemade stews and soups - the season for comfort food!

 No.4 - Cozy nights curled up by the fire

 No.5 - Creating festive centerpieces and arrangements for the dining room and kitchen 

 No.6 - Catching up on reading a good book on a cold and rainy night

 No.7 - Lighting tealights all around the house for a cozy ambiance 

 No.8 - Hosting an intimate Fall dinner party with your closest friends