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Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE flowers! They make me soooo happy! And this time of year I am inspired by them!
When you think of design do you think of florals? Or do you get flash backs of your grandmas floral wallpaper :-) If I had a dollar for all the times I've heard clients say that :-) Well... Florals are IN and and making a HOT come back in design! Each time I shop for a client, or flip through a design magazine I see a new beautiful floral patterned POP that makes me fall deeper into floral LOVE. So with spring in the air (my favorite time of the year for flowers) I've decided to share with you a few of my favorite new products for the home inspired by florals! Hope you enjoy!
I LOVE nice doors! Who's with me???
posted by Molly Carter 03.27.17
Have you ever been in a home with hollow core interior doors? You knock on them and feel like your fist could break right through...and you can hear everything going on on the other side... Yuck! What a difference it makes in a home to upgrade to solid doors and nice hardware! ...And its not that hard to do! The feeling you get when grab hold of quality creates a whole different experience. Add value to your home and make the switch! And the fun part is selecting the style that speaks to you! There are so many fabulous door styles to choose from. I've selected a few of my favorites below... Which style do you prefer?
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I wanted to take the time to THANK each and everyone of YOU that has supported MOLLY ERIN DESIGNS in 2016. It has been a amazing year! Whether you were a client who trusted me in the FULL DESIGN and REMODEL of your home, you sent me a REFERRAL, you are a talented professional that was PATIENT with me (when I wanted to make sure ALL the details turned out perfectly :-)), you may have been a vendor that gave me EXCEPTIONAL customer service, or you may have sent me ENCOURAGEMENT throughout the year... your SUPPORT paid off and I truly APPRECIATE you!!! Everyday and every design project is different- I learn something new on every jobsite, with every client, and with every trade involved. This year I've had the opportunity to design and implement a version of almost every style out there- modern, rustic, farmhouse, mediterranean, contemporary, traditional, southwestern, mid century, industrial, etc. Thanks for keeping me on my toes! ... I LOVE my job. And without your support, Molly Erin Designs would not be happily celebrating its 6th successful year in business!!! I WISH you all a HAPPY and HEALTHY New Year!!! Cheers!
To read more please click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/thankyou2016
LIGHTING is such an important part of GREAT DESIGN. Apart from the necessary task lighting we all need to get things done, there should also be some fixtures layered into your design that speak to YOUR style. Have fun with lighting! Why not make a statement! There are so many amazing light fixtures to choose from. I selected a few of my favorite fixtures available below... Which style do you prefer?
To read more click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/brightideas
Thanksgiving table settings that amaze!!
posted by Molly Carter 11.11.16
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, its time to start planning how you are going to make your table setting special this year...What style have you been inspired by? We have GATHERED our some of our favorites below. Get inspired and share your style with your family and friends this holiday season! Hope you enjoy!
14 Stylish Thanksgiving table settings that we love...
Stylish + Functional Mud Rooms & Hooks! Who's ready for Fall?
posted by Molly Carter 10.28.16
Mudrooms may be the first thing your friends or family see when they come to your home. Make your mudroom warm, vibrant, full of life, and a big WELCOME. We all know Fall time is when you use your mudroom the most... hanging wet coats, scarves, hats, etc! We have selected 14 different Hook styles that will be sure to get you ready for an organized Fall, and keep your Mud Room looking on point. Happy Fall everyone!! ( I wore boots & a scarf today! Fall is here! Yay!!!)
Stylish + Functional Mudrooms that we love...
To read more go to: mollyerindesigns/blog/stylishmudrooms
Why our beautiful city of Placerville, CA...
posted by Molly Erin Carter 10.21.16
Fall in LOVE with Placerville this fall!!!
Fall in Placerville is one of the most beautiful times of the year! And my very favorite! There are so many reasons to visit our charming town- it will make you want to stay and call it home!... I've put together some of my favorite fall outings in Placerville. Hope you enjoy and get to experience on your own!
Sleek stairs and railings that we love.
posted by Molly Carter 10.15.16
There is no reason your staircase can't be a beautiful focal point in your home. Whether its in your entry, hallway, or center of a room... staircases deserve attention too! We've gathered up some of our favorite styles to share with you. I hope you have a happy weekend and you enjoy a few of our favorites!
To read more go to: mollyerindesigns/blog/stairsandrails
Interior Design. Interior Decoration. Interior Inspiration. Interior Remodels.
...and we do some exterior design too :-)...
It's time to CELEBRATE!!!
Just a few thoughts for the holiday season... When your cozy with your friends and family, surrounded by great food and drinks, and love and laughter, remember that there are many out there that are not as fortunate. Take a moment to think about the people you know who have gone through tough times this year whether it be heartbreak, loneliness, health issues, career struggles or sadness. Reach out with good thoughts, smile at a stranger, and if you are able- give back. I'd like to say THANK YOU to all of you that have supported me in my business adventurers. Happy Holidays!
There are so many things to be grateful for this year. Family and friends are top on my list. Which reminded me to share one of my favorite family dishes we serve on Thanksgiving- Pearl Onions :-) Have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!
1-1/2 to 2 pounds of pearl onions
1/2 stick of butter
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups of onion broth (saved from boiling onions)
1 cup heavy cream
fresh tarragon- chopped
Fill a medium saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil. Add the pearl onions, cook for 8-10 minutes until onion skins are very soft and easy to peel. Drain onions (but keep 2 cups of liquid, strain & set aside). Rinse the onions with cold water. Once cool enough to handle, trim the butt end and squeeze- the onion should pop out of skin easily. set aside.
In a medium pot melt butter and whisk in the flour. Let the flower brown (but not burn). Keep whisking until a roux is formed. Whisk in the heavy cream and tarragon, stirring until mixture thickens. Add the onion broth, salt & pepper and cook until the mixer is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon 2 to 3 minutes. Add the pearl onions and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy over turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the traditional favorites!
Christmas time is near...
Its time to get a tree! Enjoy some hot coco and candy canes! Play in the snow! Get cozy by the fire! Read a good book! Enjoy the sparkle of Christmas lights and the company of family and friends!
Here are some of my favorites...in traditional christmas colors!
And for those who prefer bright and sparkle...
Whats a better way to start the New Year than with a resolution.
And have some fun bringing in the New Year :-)
Don't forget to hashtag your accomplishments so we can all cheer you on!!! #####
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FALL IS HERE!!!...I hope the weather gets here too!
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year- leaves change color! Weather gets cooler! Time to bring out your stylish boots! And cozy up next to the fire!!
I wanted to share some of my favorite Fall things- see below. I hope they inspire you! xo Molly
Time to get in the spirit and decorate your entry!
Fall fashion is here! Bring on the fabulous boots, chunky scarves, and coats!!
Light your favorite fall candles! Keep your guests noticing how great your home smells!!
Fall comfort food!!! My favorites are soups of all kinds and apple cider donuts from Apple Hill :-)
Don't be afraid to entertain outside! Wrap your guests in a cozy blanket, decorate your table with dried flowers and pumpkins :-) And of course serve lots of good wine!
Fur and plaid !!! An easy way to bring the feel of Fall inside your home without the traditional fall decor :-)
There is nothing like the ambiance and warmth of a fireplace in the fall! Use your stash of cut wood as decor!!
DIY decor that make the kids (and the kids at heart) smile!
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