Building AYP: Hot Topics

Here are the Hot Topics that our readers commented on and emailed us about the most. Some even got in the press! Additional highlights for AYP include; rapid growth on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest (don’t miss my pins, I am seriously addicted!) as well as The Novogratz, Young House LoveTobi Fairley and Cari Cucksey, from the hit HGTV show Cash & Cari, all following us on Twitter, OMG.

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After designing interiors for twenty years I decided creating a blog would give me the perfect place to help you solve your design dilemmas, share my years of experience and passion for interior design. I told my clients, friends and family about the idea and that it would be up and running in a few weeks, LOL. A year after that statement was made, clients and kids were juggled, hundreds of hours and revisions were invested, Adore Your Placed was finally a reality in 2012! Its a funny thing seeing your dream become a reality, I still can’t believe the blog is mine (sort of like having another child). I have such an exciting year planned for you; the latest trends in interior design, free design advice to help you solve those design dilemmas in Just Ask, exciting House Tours from all over the world, doable DIY projects and more of my Before & After projects. I will also be updating my Get Inspired galleries in the next month to feature dozens more of inspiring rooms and resources to help you define your personal style.


Cottage MakeoverHouse Beautiful selected our Cottage Makeover as their favorite post of the week (just weeks after our launch). One of the best things about being a professional designer is that you have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people. This cottage makeover was no exception because my client Read more..


Closet Couture; I have designed hundreds of closets for my clients and I have to say there is a certain thrill in helping someone realize their Dream Closet! We all feel better about ourselves when we are well dressed and well organized. Having a luxury closet or a closet that is organized fulfills that need Read more..


A Peaceful Retreat:Master Bedroom; Featured In The Daily Buzz Style. I am so excited that you have the opportunity to create the master bedroom of your dreams!  A peaceful color scheme in pastel hues when combined with dramatic choices of furniture and beautiful lighting/accessories will make you both happy Read more..

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Cottage Compound Defined: Comporta, Portugal; In the Portuguese Alentejo region, charm and privacy make this weeks House Tour a most desirable destination. The designer used natural and re-cycled materials wherever possible using bamboo, straw, re-claimed wood, old baskets and old furniture Read more..

pick3 Pippin is Vintage Perfection; NYC; Holiday shopping puts us all to the test but I have to say one of my favorite things about it is finding just the right gift for that special someone and then seeing them wear it again and again. I started a shopping category on the blog to share my fabulous finds Read more..


Creating Your Dream Kitchen; Creating the kitchen of your dreams is truly a personal journey. A designer can orchestrate the process and present the design options, reducing the stress level substantially but the final vision has to come from within you. I tell my clients all of the time, this is YOUR dream Read more..   


Vintage Ornament Obsession; This weeks Friday Find is one of my favorite things to decorate with this time of year, vintage glass ornaments! I had been searching for an ornament that was on my husbands tree growing up with shamrocks on it. My son broke it a few years ago and I thought it would be a nice surprise Read more..

pick6 One of A Kind: Bathroom Vanity; I live in a 50’s ranch that has one full bath and a powder room. Thankfully I have boys otherwise I’d imagine epic battles over that full bathroom. When my wife and I bought the house many things were original including a retro pink and black tile bathroom Read more..

My goal for the blog is to continue to do what I do best, try to make the world a more beautiful place by inspiring and helping you to embrace interior design. A heartfelt thank you to all of our loyal readers, I truly appreciate you and I am so glad you found AYP. Have a Happy and Healthy 2013!


  • Connie

    Thanks for the summary. I missed some of these articles and enjoyed reading them. A Happy, Healthy and Successful year to you.

    • Cathy Wolfram

      I’m so glad you like the post! All the best!

  • Vanessa Lund

    Hi, Cathy
    Keep inspiring, you rock!

    • Cathy Wolfram

      Hi Vanessa, thanks for stopping in. All the best in 2013!

  • Happy Interior Blog

    Congrats, Cathy, on this achievement! It is great and I can fully understand your passion about your blog – I feel the same way!!

    • Cathy Wolfram

      Thanks for visiting Igor! I enjoy your blog as well and love your pins! Subscribe in the top right corner to get us delivered to your inbox. Happy New Year!