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 love interior design, entertaining and being a mom!
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, three daughters and little pup.
My background is in commercial and luxury residential real estate but my passion has always been in design. After my first daughter was born (almost 4 years ago), I decided to focus on being a mom and pursue a more creative path.
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! Please drop a comment below and say HELLO 🙂
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!)
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!