Designed w/Carla Aston

Designed w/Carla Aston

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Thanks so much for this blog! I was struggling with trying to work out backsplash in my minor kitchen reno— possibly uneven walls, not liking a potential large caulked gap etc. I like both tile and painted wall as options in my kitchen. The 2 inch backsplash is a perfect solution!
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Carla Aston, interior designer, celebrating the beauty & business of interior design @ http://carla

Carla Aston, interior designer, celebrating the beauty & business of interior design @ http://carlaaston.com/designed

Adding Color to a White Living Room with Furnishings — DESIGNED 09/11/2022

Adding Color to a White Living Room with Furnishings — DESIGNED

Sharing a post about adding color to this all white room with furnishings on my blog this weekend.

Adding Color to a White Living Room with Furnishings — DESIGNED This empty white living room needed furniture suggestions and a layout to help kickstart this homeowner’s furnishing journey. Come and see how this plan developed…..

5 Reasons Floating Shelves Can Be Just the Right Solution — DESIGNED 09/09/2022

5 Reasons Floating Shelves Can Be Just the Right Solution — DESIGNED

I had 2 Designed-in-a-Click consultations last month where I recommended floating shelves. See the top considerations I use when I design those into my projects and how I used them in those consultation spaces.

5 Reasons Floating Shelves Can Be Just the Right Solution — DESIGNED I had two Designed in a Click consultations this past month where I recommended floating shelves. In these situations, I felt like they were just the right solution and I’m here to share why.

09/02/2022

3 Fireplace Before & Afters - Paint and new surrounds changed the whole look. Sometimes your update doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Adding Mouldings Solve Big Empty Wall Dilemmas — DESIGNED 09/01/2022

Adding Mouldings Solve Big Empty Wall Dilemmas — DESIGNED

See these two big empty wall situations where adding moulding helped fill the void.

Adding Mouldings Solve Big Empty Wall Dilemmas — DESIGNED Adding mouldings is a popular design solution these days for filling big empty walls. I recommended this for one of my July Instagram Q&A’s and I have a project where we are doing this in rooms with 16’ high ceilings. Let’s take a look at both.

08/29/2022

Top 10 Reader Questions - Which direction to run the tile flooring? I’m sharing some of the questions asked on my design blog in case you have questions like these too. Follow for more!

Furniture Layout Tweaks For 2 Living Rooms — DESIGNED 08/28/2022

Furniture Layout Tweaks For 2 Living Rooms — DESIGNED

These living rooms needed a bit of furniture rearranging to make for more inviting and usable spaces. See the tweaks recommended.

Furniture Layout Tweaks For 2 Living Rooms — DESIGNED Right up there with wall decorating in interior design dilemmas is this challenge, furniture layouts. It can be a big stumbling block to buying furniture, hanging wall decor and living functionally in your home. See the new layouts I suggested for these two living rooms when you click through……

08/25/2022

You don’t have to start all over if you want some color in your all white kitchen. Adding in color with these elements might give your kitchen just the boost you want. Follow for more design and decorating tips, inspirational moodboards and quick design sketches.

4 Common Wall Decorating Problems With Their Solutions — DESIGNED 08/21/2022

4 Common Wall Decorating Problems With Their Solutions — DESIGNED

I see these wall decorating problems frequently. Do you happen to have a situation like this in your home?

https://carlaaston.com/designed/4-common-wall-decorating-problems-with-solutions

4 Common Wall Decorating Problems With Their Solutions — DESIGNED I’m sharing 4 common wall decorating problems I see often. I’ve got some solutions on how to deal with these so you can get those bare walls done!

08/12/2022

Quick before and after partial kitchen remodel. Paint, a few cabinetry modifications, new counters, splash and lighting. Refinished the floor too. Paint color on the cabs is SW Mindful Gray. Don’t tell me gray is out. This client wanted gray and it looks “grayt” to me! 😁

Contractor

08/12/2022

Not invisible, but definitely minimized. you are really making me impulse buy here on Instagram!

How To Decorate Your Fireplace Wall Built-in Bookshelves — DESIGNED 08/11/2022

How To Decorate Your Fireplace Wall Built-in Bookshelves — DESIGNED

This bookshelf styling before and after has some simple but effective tips on how to make your bookcases feel more "designed".

How To Decorate Your Fireplace Wall Built-in Bookshelves — DESIGNED These fireplace wall built-in bookshelves got a makeover recently and I’m sharing a bit of the process today. There was a little bit “extra” that went into making this wall more cohesive, balanced and visually pleasing and the homeowner was happy to do some homework before I came to style the ...

3 Reasons to Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets — DESIGNED 08/04/2022

3 Reasons to Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets — DESIGNED

I know it is hard to commit to painting your kitchen if you are doing a partial remodel. Here are 3 factors that should help you say yes to painting.

3 Reasons to Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets — DESIGNED I know people are sometimes on the fence about painting their wood cabinets. Many times they want to save money and get a new look doing other things without having to go that far. While I’ve done that before, there are times when there is just no other option. These are those times.

07/21/2022

I’m sharing a before and after home office bookshelf styling today on my blog. See how a few accessories added to this homeowner’s items and books create a finished look. “Before” pic, below.

https://carlaaston.com/designed/a-home-office-bookshelf-styling

13 Design Features From a Boutique Hotel to Use in YOUR Home! — DESIGNED 07/13/2022

13 Design Features From a Boutique Hotel to Use in YOUR Home! — DESIGNED

There are so many great design takeaways from this boutique hotel in Austin I stayed in recently. It was luxurious and fun. I just love a thoughtfully designed hotel.

13 Design Features From a Boutique Hotel to Use in YOUR Home! — DESIGNED I’m sharing some of the design features from a boutique hotel I stayed in recently. These are all so good, I am sure you might want to incorporate a few of these design tricks in your home!

Photos from Designed w/Carla Aston's post 07/04/2022

A little red, white and blue bookshelf styling inspiration straight from the in Austin. See my reel for a tour of this beautiful boutique hotel.

Beautiful Bookshelves and Etageres (How to Choose!) — DESIGNED 07/01/2022

Beautiful Bookshelves and Etageres (How to Choose!) — DESIGNED

If you don't have many built-ins in your home, having a bookcase or etagere is helpful to display items, fill your walls, and create some personality in your rooms.

Beautiful Bookshelves and Etageres (How to Choose!) — DESIGNED I’ve got bookshelf styling and beautiful bookshelves on my mind as I’m working on two styling projects right now. While all the “stuff” is fun to collect, if you don’t have built-ins, then you will need some bookcases or etageres. These are nice “extra” pieces of furniture to have, whe...

2 Upcoming Bookshelf Styling Projects — DESIGNED 06/28/2022

2 Upcoming Bookshelf Styling Projects — DESIGNED

I'm gathering items for two bookshelf styling projects. Take a look at how I'm prepping.

2 Upcoming Bookshelf Styling Projects — DESIGNED Come and see the two homes’ bookshelves I’ll be styling soon! I’ve been to visit and checked out what they have to use. I’m getting things together now but I’ve given one of them some homework. Come and see what it is…..

Designing Homes for Boomers (10 Needs to Consider) — DESIGNED 06/19/2022

Designing Homes for Boomers (10 Needs to Consider) — DESIGNED

Some considerations here if you are designing homes for boomers and up. You'd think these would be obvious, but I guess they aren't!

Designing Homes for Boomers (10 Needs to Consider) — DESIGNED I watched a few home design shows recently where the boomer-and-older generation was the client age group and honestly, I found some of the design ideas to be really not fitting for this older population. As a boomer myself, as someone who has designed spaces for my elderly mother and for others of

3 Wall Decorating Challenges - Questions from Instagram Q and A — DESIGNED 06/12/2022

3 Wall Decorating Challenges - Questions from Instagram Q and A — DESIGNED

These 3 wall decorating dilemmas were brought up during my Instagram Q&A last month. These are all issues (with their solutions) that might help you in decorating your home.

3 Wall Decorating Challenges - Questions from Instagram Q and A — DESIGNED I am sharing 3 wall decorating dilemmas presented to me back during my Instagram Q and A last month. I didn’t share all of this on Instagram, so you might want to check these out. They might help you with a wall decorating challenge in your home!

3 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home Decor for Summer — DESIGNED 06/11/2022

3 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home Decor for Summer — DESIGNED

I'm sharing some summer decorating ideas on my blog and linking to several other fabulous decor bloggers. All of us have some useful ideas for bringing the season in to your home. ;-)

3 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home Decor for Summer — DESIGNED I’m sharing ways to freshen up your home decor for summer, linking up with some of my favorite decor blogging friends. See if these might inspire you to make a few changes so you enjoy your home more this summer!

5 Living Room Furniture Layouts Designed With 3 Considerations — DESIGNED 05/22/2022

5 Living Room Furniture Layouts Designed With 3 Considerations — DESIGNED

5 living rooms that had their homeowners stumped with how to best lay out the furniture. See if any of these solutions might help you with your home’s furniture arrangements. 😊

5 Living Room Furniture Layouts Designed With 3 Considerations — DESIGNED I’m sharing 5 furniture layouts done during my recent Instagram Q and A. All of these situations are different and rather unique. Some of these were not published on Instagram, so they’re new to see, if you happened to catch those over there. Take a look at these layouts. Maybe something like th...

Showhouse Tour Part 2 - Pasadena Showcase House of Design — DESIGNED 05/21/2022

Showhouse Tour Part 2 - Pasadena Showcase House of Design — DESIGNED

The 2nd floor was as beautiful as the 1st. Come and see....

Showhouse Tour Part 2 - Pasadena Showcase House of Design — DESIGNED I’m sharing photos of the upstairs rooms and the cabana from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design that I attended last a week ago. More pretty pics of dazzling interiors!

Pasadena Showcase House of Design Home Tour 2022 - Part 1 — DESIGNED 05/15/2022

Pasadena Showcase House of Design Home Tour 2022 - Part 1 — DESIGNED

I’m sharing the first floor part of my tour of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. It is such a beautiful home, all the designers poured so much effort and originality into it, you should take a peek! And there is still a week to go to see it in person, open until May 22. Get a taste of it here in this post.

Pasadena Showcase House of Design Home Tour 2022 - Part 1 — DESIGNED I’m sharing some of the beautiful rooms I toured during my recent visit to the Pasadena Showcase House of Design in California. First of all, Pasadena is such a gorgeous city, just driving the streets and looking at the charming homes is fun for me. Secondly, these designers really bring their A-g...

This FREE Rug Shopping Tool Will Blow Your Mind! — DESIGNED 05/12/2022

This FREE Rug Shopping Tool Will Blow Your Mind! — DESIGNED

This rug visualization tool is soooo easy to use, you can see a rug IN YOUR OWN ROOM with a few simple clicks. This is truly the easiest visualization tool to use and best of all, it is free!

This FREE Rug Shopping Tool Will Blow Your Mind! — DESIGNED Oh boy, do I have great find for you, Design Lovers. It’s a FREE visualization tool that makes your rug shopping soooo easy and effective at seeing what a rug will look like in your room! Come and check it out!

Photos from Designed w/Carla Aston's post 05/08/2022

I toured the today and you should plan to attend before May 22, if you love beautiful interiors! The designers all outdid themselves and this incredible Tudor home has had a remarkable renovation. I’m sharing a few peeks in my stories this weekend so take a peek and follow those designers. All these images here are part of the unique details of this special property.

3 Ways to Decorate Extra Wide Fireplace Mantels [Examples Included] — DESIGNED 05/04/2022

3 Ways to Decorate Extra Wide Fireplace Mantels [Examples Included] — DESIGNED

Do you have some unusual decorating challenges in your home? Check these out and learn more about how to view all the unique decorating dilemmas and their solutions that I reviewed this past weekend. You won't want to miss these!

3 Ways to Decorate Extra Wide Fireplace Mantels [Examples Included] — DESIGNED I have 3 examples of extra wide fireplace mantel decorating challenges to share today that came in as questions for styling help. See how I suggested they tackle these unusual styling dilemmas……

04/30/2022

Follow me to see the decorating questions I’m answering in my stories this weekend. There just might be a dilemma in the mix similar to one you are dealing with to! And share this with your friends so they can ask a question too! #

3 Home Decor Styling Dilemmas Solved on Instagram Stories — DESIGNED 04/28/2022

3 Home Decor Styling Dilemmas Solved on Instagram Stories — DESIGNED

I'm thinking of opening up my Instagram for styling design dilemmas this coming Saturday. You can read all about it here.

3 Home Decor Styling Dilemmas Solved on Instagram Stories — DESIGNED I’m hoping you all follow me on Instagram if you hang out over there at all because I occasionally do some home decor styling dilemma Q&A in my stories. Last time I did that was in January and I’m thinking about opening up the inbox for questions again, this weekend. Read on to see what it

5 Warm Toned Color Palettes Inspired by Highpoint Market! — DESIGNED 04/24/2022

5 Warm Toned Color Palettes Inspired by Highpoint Market! — DESIGNED

I'm sharing some color palette moodboards today that reflect the warm color tones I saw at Highpoint Market. Check these out and see if you are ready to add a little warmth to your home.

5 Warm Toned Color Palettes Inspired by Highpoint Market! — DESIGNED Since my recent trip to Highpoint, I’ve had warm tones like terracotta, blush, cinnamon, ocher, etc. on my mind. I happened to receive a few rug samples I’d ordered awhile back just this past week, and I put together a couple of schemes based on these colors. I hope you likey!

Watch this reel by carlaaston on Instagram 04/22/2022

Watch this reel by carlaaston on Instagram

I’m sharing this organization in honor of Earth Day, Upcycled for Hope. They take decorative fabric remnants and make bags from them with the proceeds going to the Epilepsy Foundation.

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Photos from Designed w/Carla Aston's post 04/21/2022

This remodeled home I worked on several years ago sold recently for $40,000 over asking price. Pretty cool, right?😁 I hate to see my clients move out of the area but so glad the redo we did helped them get real value in their home. I have a new project where the kitchen might warrant a unique solution to the island, much like in this scenario.

Confirming Your Own Design Ideas with My Designed in a Click Email Service — DESIGNED 04/21/2022

Confirming Your Own Design Ideas with My Designed in a Click Email Service — DESIGNED

Often people only need a second pair of eyes (well, maybe an experienced pair of eyes), on their project plans to see if they are on track. Such was the case with this consultation.

Confirming Your Own Design Ideas with My Designed in a Click Email Service — DESIGNED People have often used my Designed in a Click service just as a second pair of eyes on their project. They may think they have it all figured out, but just need some confirmation to feel confident about moving forward. They might have the overall idea ready to go, but just need to work out a few de

04/16/2022

Happy Easter and Passover! Hope you and yours have a lovely weekend. 🐣🌷🐰🐇

Emerging Trends and Interesting Finds at Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED 04/16/2022

Emerging Trends and Interesting Finds at Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED

Sometimes you find products you would never dream of finding at market. Take a look at some of these unusual, interesting finds and a few emerging trends to look out for in the future!

Emerging Trends and Interesting Finds at Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED I love keeping an eye out for new and interesting finds when at Highpoint market. Sometimes you come across products you would never dream of finding. I also like to catch emerging trends, just to see if my designer spidey senses are still on point. :-) Check out these finds by clicking through….

5 Furniture Design Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED 04/14/2022

5 Furniture Design Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED

I'm sharing more pics from Highpoint, spotting some furniture trends that seem to be sticking.

5 Furniture Design Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED While a shift in color palettes was a notable trend for this Highpoint Market, there were other furniture design trends that stood out too. Some I mentioned after last market here on my blog, and they are still coming on strong. Others are more fresh on the scene. See lots of great examples, by cl

Color Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED 04/10/2022

Color Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED

Just back from Highpoint Market and the biggest change I saw was in color. Last fall's market seemed like everything was white or a shade of white. This time there was a definite palette change.

Color Trends From Highpoint Market 2022 — DESIGNED I’m back from Highpoint Market and ready to talk about color! I’ve got loads of pretty pics too along with some tips on how you can incorporate this color trend into your home.

Rearranging the furniture might be all it takes! [Dining Room and Entry Hall] — DESIGNED 03/31/2022

Rearranging the furniture might be all it takes! [Dining Room and Entry Hall] — DESIGNED

See how this homeowner didn't have to buy a bunch of new furniture to get a fresh update. Rearranging things could be all that's needed!

Rearranging the furniture might be all it takes! [Dining Room and Entry Hall] — DESIGNED I’m sharing a dining room and entry hall consultation with you today, Design Lovers, where rearranging the furniture might be all it takes to get a new look! Don’t you wish that all design dilemmas were that easy to make happen?

Partial Kitchen Remodel - A Dark Kitchen Gets a Fresh Update — DESIGNED 03/27/2022

Partial Kitchen Remodel - A Dark Kitchen Gets a Fresh Update — DESIGNED

Before and After of a partial kitchen remodel I consulted on last year. This is really all about getting the scale of the light fixtures right. Take a look.

Partial Kitchen Remodel - A Dark Kitchen Gets a Fresh Update — DESIGNED This dark espresso kitchen with peachy walls got an update last year. I’m sharing the before and after photos today.

Photos from Designed w/Carla Aston's post 03/25/2022

I’m sharing some of my fave places to shop in Round Top in my Instagram stories today. Lots more pics there too. https://www.instagram.com/carlaaston/

How To Add Color To Your Gray Interiors — DESIGNED 03/20/2022

How To Add Color To Your Gray Interiors — DESIGNED

I'm sharing 3 ways to add color to your gray rooms today, especially that gray kitchen that you might be getting bored of. 🙂

P.S. You don't have to paint the cabinets. Again.

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How To Add Color To Your Gray Interiors — DESIGNED I’m sharing 3 color schemes today that work well to bring some life to a gray or cool toned interior. Have a look…..

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3 Fireplace Before & Afters - Paint and new surrounds changed the whole look. Sometimes your update doesn’t have to be s...
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You don’t have to start all over if you want some color in your all white kitchen. Adding in color with these elements m...
Quick before and after partial kitchen remodel. Paint, a few cabinetry modifications, new counters, splash and lighting....
Not invisible, but definitely minimized. @amazonhome you are really making me impulse buy here on Instagram! #outlets #e...
See more about this completed project on my blog today. https://carlaaston.com/designed/project-reveal-family-room-break...
I’m sharing some great Q and A about wall decor this weekend on my blog. These are real questions and pics from my reade...
The countdown to the holidays is on! 😁 Need some help getting your home ready?
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