Thursday, November 14, 2013

AK Studio


Things That Sparkle is no longer, please visit us at AK Studio for all of the usual TTS content! Thanks so much for your loyal readership!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Kitchen + Runner

I realized I never shared pictures of our completed kitchen. So here you go, the pictures are a bit amateur, but you get the idea.

We had been searching for a runner so when Medallion Rug Gallery offered to send us one, I knew we would find something perfect. And we definitely did. Their selection of area rugs is pretty incredible, I had such a hard time choosing.

I love our white cabinets, marble backsplash and honed absolute counters. It all came together so well.




And now my new favorite touch, our area rug from Medallion Rug Gallery. How gorgeous it that blush pink Persian next to white cabinets?



Area rugs are such a nice way to warm up a kitchen. This runner was the perfect finishing touch.
And now… onto the other hundred things on my “must complete ASAP” list for our house.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

AK Studio

Head over to AK Studio

(remember to switch over your bloglovin', feedly, blog rolls etc... soon this site will automatically forward there)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Some big changes!

As some rather significant changes come near for this website, I find myself thoughtful about Things That Sparkle. A name that when I say out loud, makes me cringe a little bit.

TTS introduced me to interior design as a career option for one very unhappy advertising exec. I never fathomed I could have a job that I loved so deeply, that brought so much happiness into my life, and gave me so much excitement about what the next day might bring. But with all of this came change. My blog became a place of obligation at times. I felt a need to post something fives days a week. "Pre-pinterest" that wasn't much of a challenge. I could share inspirational images and call it a day. But soon Pinterest became the place to hold inspiration, and bloggers were introduced to the idea of "original content". A really important idea. Its how I was able to make my site stand out, feel different from the next, and express myself in a way that felt true to my aesthetic. The only issue is that the original content I love the most, is the stuff I've truly created: the homes of my clients. However, I can't always share that. Either I'm waiting on finishing touches, debating on whether or not to pitch it, etc etc.

So that leads me to today. I'm getting some recently completed projects photographed in the coming weeks which will leave me with some really exciting things to share. I want to make this a place you guys are excited to come to, but maybe even more importantly, a place that I am excited to come to too!

Over the next couple months there will be some changes. Some aesthetic changes but also some more major changes. Identity changes. Things That Sparkle, will be no longer. As of tomorrow morning, this blog will be named AK Studio.  TTS will forward to the new AK Studio site, but please please make sure to update your bloglovin, feedly etc as that won't be quite as easy.

I hope you're excited. I absolutely cannot wait. I am ready for this step forward.

If there's something you would be devastated to loose here please let me know (although I have to assume if you guys love reading, I probably love writing it even more) and if there is stuff you are plain bored of, let me know that too (I'm most likely bored of it as well).  I know this is a huge change, but please trust that I thought a lot about it. TTS is growing up. As my mom said, "if you kept Things That Sparkle, you could have a kid, change it to Things That Tinkle and then as you get older, change it to Things That Wrinkle". That was my cue...

So, cheers, to a new chapter with AK Studio!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Inside Design

On Wednesday, Bailey and I will be speaking at the Inside Design panel that Hearst is hosting at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. We're really excited and honored to be a part of such a fantastic day. We're going to be talking about the internet and how to integrate it into your design business.





If you are interested in attending, information on the event is here and you just need to RSVP on the website here for to-the-trade and here for consumers.


Hope to see some of you there!
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