Design Personality Quiz
I was searching for new, fresh fabrics and wallcoverings today and came across something super fun. Harlequin has introduced their latest collection: HARLEQUIN COLOUR 1 I’m really excited about their #owntheroom approach because they have partnered with Professor Stephen Westland and Research Fellow Soojin Lee in their white paper, ‘Harlequin’, to discuss a topic near…Read More
Living this [Ranch] Life!
. You guys know I’m all about LIVING THIS LIFE and making the most of every moment, which hasn’t been terribly easy this crazy, crazy year. Dear Lord baby Jesus knows we’ve had to seek our peace and happiness wherever we could find it these last many months. In church last weekend our pastor preached…Read More
Color Changes Everything
Spoiler Alert! I’m about to start a project using a bold Sherwin Williams paint color that’s going to be JAZZY! It reminded me of one of my favorite things SW has ever done. They added a DIY tutorial on how to take a boring, bland piece of furniture and paint it in a million different…Read More
One Room, Two Ways: #2
The second version of this room is inspired by a relaxation spa trip my daughter and I take every year to the mountains of New Mexico. We just love the colors and textures of the desert, and the natural materials of the decor there. Second Option: High Desert The existing walls are Benjamin Moore Danville…Read More
One Room, Two Ways: #1
Sometimes clients come to me with no idea what they want in a room. They know they hate their current space, but can’t envision what they do want, or even know which style they prefer. In this situation, I snap a quick pic of the room and then create a couple of Vision Boards so they…Read More
Lights, Camera, Action!
In celebration of launching my brand new website [insert dancing and confetti here], I’ve decided to talk about one of my most favorite topics: HOT LIGHTS If you’ve read anything else I’ve written before, you know one of my OBSESSIONS is fantastic and interesting lighting. It’s like adding flowers to a beautifully frosted cake or…Read More
Work & Study from Home
If you’re like me and my friends and clients, balancing working from home while dealing with kids is…um… challenging, to say the least. It seems like we’re always bumping into each other, and constantly competing for quiet space to work and take those Zoom meetings and classes. I have a couple of ideas that have…Read More
Top 10 Favorite Design Tips
The following is a list of my top 10 favorite design basics, and the pieces I just can’t design without. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find them on every truck headed for an Alane Beard Design install. Try a couple of these tips yourself! An interior is the natural projection of the soul Coco Chanel Design Tips 1-10…Read More