Welcome to Shining on Design!
I’m Samantha and I first want to say thank you for visiting my blog! I hope to inspire you through creative lifestyle posts and home decor ideas.
I love sharing the latest interior design trends, favorite resources for shopping and some tidbits of my life and home.
A little about me…..
I was born and raised in Chicago, studied at the University of Iowa and Interior Design at Harrington College of Design. I now live in this darling town outside of Chicago with my husband, precious daughters (ages 3 and 1) and two little pups.
My background is in commercial and luxury residential real estate but my passion has always been in design. After my first daughter was born, I decided to focus on being a mom and pursue a more creative path.
Some of my favorite and top blog posts:
Projects and Portfolio:
- Chicago Rehab Project
- Elmhurst Family Room Reveal
- Family Room for 5: Before & After
- A True Labor of Love
- A Dreamy Nursery
- McDaniel Project Reveal
- Before & After of a Chic City Condo
- Design Board: Serene + Coastal Family Room
Interior Design Trends and Sources:
- 6 Dining Room Alternatives
- An Unexpected Source for Amazing Artwork!
- Our Go-to Lighting Source
- Trending: Wallpaper Your Ceiling
- Kilim Rugs
- A Sign of Purity & Prosperity in your Home
- Beautiful and Serene Photography
Home & Lifestyle:
- Announcing Baby #3!
- Geneva House Tour – Part 1
- Top 5 of 2015
- Designing the Perfect Wedding
- Why I Started Blogging (and Continue!)
As my blog and portfolio are evolving, I hope you follow along and support me in this journey. I look forward to connecting with you!
Disclosure: please note that some posts on Shining on Design will include sponsored posts and affiliate links. I try to give credit to photos used that do not belong to the site. Please contact me right away if you see a problem that needs to be fixed. Thank you!