when I see a
finished project,
I just can't help
but giggle
a little bit.

That giggle is the pure joy of seeing a space that looks even better than it did in my brain. I mean, I know the end result will look amazing, but *this* amazing is sometimes unimaginable.

We expanded the footprint of this small(ish) guest bathroom to build a larger shower and gain storage. The ledge running behind the toilet serves as a great place to perch art and accessories, while it runs into the shower to serve as a holding place for soap bottles. Does anyone else hate soap niches? Just me? Either way, this ledge creates a unique architectural element where we laid a slightly different tile to make the design quietly pop.

While this is only the guest bathroom in this Northern California home, my client told me she has been using this bathroom instead of her primary bath. I sometimes get sentimental when thinking about how happy I made a client, and this is definitely one of those times. I love knowing I gave this young mom some peace and quiet in a beautiful space - if only for a few minutes a day.


Interior Design: Melissa Morgan Interiors

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Most of us have heard by now of the 40x40 campaign Meghan Markle announced on her 40th birthday this month. In the program, she is asking 40 friends to pledge 40 minutes of their time to mentor women re-entering the workforce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For a girl who seems to have everything, I can't think of a better way to celebrate a milestone birthday.


White I plan to join Meghan in her pledge, I can't stop thinking about her beautiful home office she so famously displays. The office seems to be a perfect mix of neutral colors, natural textiles, and chic accessories which creates one of the most serene and cozy offices I have ever seen.

If you're looking to create a space that perfectly blends the usefulness of a home office yet looks just as beautiful as any other living area in your home - this is a fantastic way to do it. In this office we find a dining table and chairs used as a desk over a beautiful natural rug, and then layered with plants and accessories to create a space that is just as beautiful as it is functional.

Keep scrolling to find the exact sources and many similar options to pull-together an office as chic as Meghan's.


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Many of us have been busy updating our homes over the last eighteen months, and what better place to start than a bathroom? It's often a space we use to unwind, which has never been more important. Here are some tips to keep in mind while beginning your bathroom remodel:

  • Does the layout make sense? Should you expand your shower or move the toilet? Moving walls and plumbing can be difficult, but the benefits are endless if it creates a much more efficient and beautiful space.

  • Always, always, always get samples of each tile and finish you plan to use. I cannot stress this enough. Seeing the finishes in person and together will help you avoid any mistakes of purchasing material you don't like (it's hard to see the true nature of a tile on a website).

  • Make sure you have the design locked in, tile purchased and on-site, and any city/county permits necessary prior to starting your project. This will ensure your project completes in a timely matter.

This bath serves both guests and the teenagers that live in this mid-century ranch style home in Northern California. We blended a bold blue/green stacked subway tile accent wall with the warm wood tones of the vanity, with classic Carrara marble laid in a modern pattern. These finishes give a vibrant yet warm and classic feel all all the same time, while staying true to mid-century design.

This design is sure to keep the family and guests happy for years to come.



Interior Design: Melissa Morgan Interiors

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