On the Calendar: National Handwriting Day!
January 23rd was National Handwriting Day and to celebrate, we wanted to share some of the most beautiful calligraphy we've seen here at Ahrens Designs. Laura Hooper Calligraphy is an amazing calligrapher out of Alexandria, Virginia. On her website, you can purchase a number of calligraphy services, including having Laura Hooper (or someone on her team) making your place/escort cards. She'll even write your guests' names on an oyster shell if that's something you're into. If
Roundup: Our 5 Favorite Pages for Inspiration
It's no secret that we follow many names in interoir design, event planning, weddings, home decor, and style whether on blogs or Facebook pages. But we thought you'd like a peek into our favorites list! While each of us here at Ahrens Designs has her own individual style and preference for inspiration, here are the ones we all go to for the biggest ideas. Elle Decor This one is a no-brainer. Whether it's their incredibly glamorous magazine or the top-notch website, we can't h
On The Calendar: Houseplant Appreciation Day
Yesterday was January 10th, which is Houseplant Appreciation Day, and to celebrate, we are rounding up some of the best ways to use houseplants in each room of your home and which houseplants we love the most. Kitchen In the kitchen, we suggest having herbs. Using fresh ingredients from an indoor herb garden will bring your cooking to a whole new level. Plants like mint, cilantro, basil, thyme, and parsley are staples in most homes anyway. Why not grow your own and save yours
How to Create Traditional Style in Your Home
When designing your home, it can be easy to get caught up in deciding what type of decor you want to incorporate in your home. We'd like to help you decide by giving you a guide to different design styles. First up is the Traditional style, simply because it is the most common. Traditional design is characterized by rich fabrics, ornate accessories, and all-around high style. It calls to mind class, sophistication, and elegance. Most of the colors are neutral or muted tones,