Mindy Laven Interiors

Making the Bed Simplified

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Clients often ask me what goes into making a beautiful bed. This can be a very loaded question with a multitude of answers dependent upon who is asking. However; An easy answer that I feel works for just about everyone is, "Keep it all white."  As you all know, I'm a huge fan of white. You kind of can't miss with white. It calms, it soothes, it envelopes you and everyone looks good against white! White linens can be bleached if they get dirty and don't look bad if they're a tad rumpled. There's something effortless about a monochromatic pallet. Best of all, with white, you can mix and match your brands and still have everything look gorgeous together! I'm not beyond using a Target duvet with Frette sheets or a Few Peacock Alley pillow shams mixed with some of my favorites from the Macy's Hotel Collection. If in doubt, white is what it's all about!

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The Neutrals

I love putting together the pieces of a house. Selecting tile is one of my favorite things. I want everything I put into a house to be cohesive and seamless. I like a flow that moves your eye from room to room. I like traditional materials that are timeless with a little dose of what's current. 
This tile and wood is going into a beach house. I love that it feels beachy yet not kitschy. This is a look that will stand the test of time! 

Family Room Remodel: Before and After

Here are a few more photos of my most recent project. This was the family room before...

The 90's called and they wanted their decorations back! We wanted to remove all remnants of this dated, too gold, look.

 Here's a little after for ya! Loving these distressed wood floors and the clean, light bright, look of this new family room.

 We took what was once an unattractive tv niche and turned it into a gorgeous bookcase that holds the television components behind closed doors.

The tv looks gorgeous over the new mantle and the Calcutta Nuvo, Caesarstone surround. I'd say this a complete departure from the original look. It's amazing how a house can take on a completely different feeling based on the materials you choose. Renovation is one of my favorite jobs. There's nothing better than breathing new life into an old space. I'm thrilled that my clients will be moving into a house that was customized just for them!

Bathroom Before and After

So, here's a little more B&A. This bathroom was a full gut. We were able to increase the size of both the shower and the tub area by shortening the vanity just a little, A new cabinet with Caesarstone countertops in Ocean Foam makes the new vanity look so fresh. The Restoration Hardware handles are the same ones that we used through out the house. I love consistency!



 We used honed Calcutta Gold in a hex shape to dress up the niches and the shower pan.

Polished chrome fixtures from Kohler give this bathroom a spa-like feeling.


Mindy Laven

Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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