Year in review .....

Excited to be participating in California Home & Design Design Live!

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With the warm weather we are having, I said screw Fall and embraced Spring for my newest Pinterest Board with Kelly-Moore Paints. We embraced the all things from NYFW 2015 and paired some of the best outfits with their amazing colors! Check it out:…/color-inspiration-from-nyfw-20…/

New York Fashion Week is an explosion of pattern, color and ideas that send my heard whirling. I am a self-professed shopaholic and love seeing how fashion designers interpret trends. Their unique takes on texture, color and sheen inspire my own work when looking at a project. So let's delve deep in…

As we fully enter Summer, lets take a moment to remember some highlights from this year's Spring Showcase in San Francisco. I teamed up with Kelly-Moore Paints to create a interest board dedicated to being inspired by the design concepts of today's hottest designers from SF!…/celebrate-color-with-the-san-f…/

Every year San Francisco designers put their best foot forward for charity and flex their design muscles for the San Francisco Showcase House. Lets take a look back over the last several years at projects to embrace color in their own unique style!

I can't get enough fresh flowers these days! Check out the Pinterest board I curated for Kelly-Moore Paints that is all about color in bloom!

Not sure about you but my social calendar is packed with weddings, anniversary parties and a host of gatherings this Spring. Never able to turn the "designer mind" off I am always inspired by the colors of the floral arrangements at these festivities! This month, I am focusing on all the glorious co…

I am over on the Kelly-Moore Paints Pinterest Board today toasting all things colorful (and drinkable)! Swing by and get inspired for your weekend's libations!…/raise-your-glassto-color/

Designer Courtney Lake would like to make a toast … to color! With Spring around the corner, it may be time that we celebrate shedding the blanket of white that seems to have engulfed so many of us and celebrate the joy of color! And what better way to celebrate all the vibrant hues of rainbow that…

Excited to have been interviewed by the Today Show on how to get a better night's sleep! Thanks to @craneandcanopy for coordinating the opportunity ....…/bedroom-decorating-tips-better-night…

Thanks Kelly-Moore Paints for sharing a recent bathroom inspiration! Gotta love the bubbles!!!

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From designer Courtney Lake of Courtney Out Loud: Inspiration can come from anywhere! Installed this great bubble backsplash in a client's powder room and was ...instantly entranced by the shimmery shades of purple, blue, grey and yellow the glass caught. I am now inspired to design a room around a color scheme with Kelly-Moore Paints Pastel Day at the crux. And the bubbles make me want a glass of's 5pm somewhere!

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So it's official (and I can spill the beans). I am a 2015 Style Spotter for High Point this year. It's a huge honor so early in my career and I am thrilled to doing it with a group of designers I admire!

High Point Market Names the 2015 Style Spotters Team Furniture Industry News Update - Furniture World MagazinePosted: 2/2/2015 Style Spotters Team (top row): Arianne Bellizaire, Beth Dotolo, Courtney Lake, Jonathan Legate (bottom row) Kati Curtis, Leslie Wood, Lori Gilder, Michelle Wiebe, Patti John…

Late night meetings require an appropriate late night dinner at the Whiz Burger .....

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Brown paper packages tied up with string .... These are a few of my favorite things! #holidaycheer

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How adorable is this gingerbread man that the team at @williamssonoma made in their beautiful test kitchen? Makes me wish I didn't bite his head off -- almost #xmasdelicious #wsholiday

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Enjoying the Bay Times SF Christmsas party at the "most decorated house in the Castro" .... #holidaypartymarathon

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This was my assistant today .... He works for kibble but is always barking orders at me, so it wasn't a good fit ... #missscruffy #petassistants

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Thank you Centsational Girl for sharing my thoughts on design trends on your blog this week!…/12/design-trends-of-2014/…

Design trends… we love to call them out, cheer them on, and even criticize them. I started a series a few years ago inviting different bloggers and designers to weigh in on what they thought about the design trends for that year and it’s always a great conversation. This year there are four new voic…

This year I make new traditions to replace the old. Thank you @potterybarn for giving me my first ornament to kick off my Christmas tree decorating. #pbwithatwist

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This is my design assistant for today. She likes Cheerios and rolling on the floor. #juniordesigner

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