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How to create the perfect bathroom - Anita Yokota
It is time to share all the details on three of my client bathroom renovation projects! You are so patient to wait for this post. You have asked so many questions and I tried to answer as much as I could. But this post will include all the juicy information you need to create the perfect bathroom! Let’s get to it, shall we?
a bed room with a neatly made bed and pillows on top of it, text overlay reads diy board and batten
DIY Board and Batten - Anita Yokota
The bedroom is a very sacred place for partners. Not only is our bedroom for restorative sleep and rejuvenation, but it’s also a safe place for us to be vulnerable. Bringing this DIY into our space has changed everything. I never thought I’d say this, but whoa, I love green!
an image of a room that is being remodeled
Mudroom Transformation with Farrow and Ball - Anita Yokota
One of my favorite parts of helping clients is making awkward spaces into something truly meaningful and usable for a family. This family of 5 desperately needed to change out an old unused wet bar into a mudroom and storage area. This space is right off the garage entrance and they tended to dump all their backpacks, purses, shoes and hats here. Just look at this before the situation. Pretty gnarly right? But soooo relatable! We all seem to have a dump zone in our house!
stairs for using black accents in your home with text overlay that reads 5 rules for using black accents in your home
5 Rules For Using Black Accents In Your Home - Anita Yokota
One of my new client renovations includes leveling a front entry way and building a new staircase. Lately, my clients and I have really hit a stride when it comes to aligning aesthetics and functional goals. Many times as a designer, you compromise here or there because after all, it’s your client’s home, not yours! These design savvy clients wanted black metal stairs with horizontal slats. I love the use of black accents. Here are 5 reasons to black accents in your home, too.
the bathroom is clean and ready for us to use in this post - it - yourself project
Top 3 Super-Easy Bathroom Updates - Anita Yokota
The bathroom is such an important space, since we start and end our days here. It’s a room where you must look yourself in the eye, and that relationship deserves a room where you can feel like your best self! Here are my top three Tips for taking on a bathroom update without the tile hassle.
I have three daughters at very different stages of self-development, and it’s important to meet them where they are so they can master the tools early and rely on them as they get older.
Teaching Self-Care to Girls - Anita Yokota
I have three daughters at very different stages of self-development, and it’s important to meet them where they are so they can master the tools early and rely on them as they get older.
Imagine stepping onto the set of the Drew Barrymore Show, nerves tingling with excitement as you prepare to share your passion with millions. That’s exactly where I found myself, ready to discuss my book, Home Therapy, with the effervescent Drew Barrymore herself. The anticipation was electric, knowing that Drew’s love for both home decor and mental health would make this conversation truly special.
Transforming Homes, Nurturing Minds: My Appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show - Anita Yokota
Imagine stepping onto the set of the Drew Barrymore Show, nerves tingling with excitement as you prepare to share your passion with millions. That’s exactly where I found myself, ready to discuss my book, Home Therapy, with the effervescent Drew Barrymore herself. The anticipation was electric, knowing that Drew’s love for both home decor and mental health would make this conversation truly special.
the kitchen is clean and ready for us to use
Brighten Any Room with COREtec Flooring - Anita Yokota
Our new COREtec floors gave us a bright, minimalist look that feels even warmer than the old espresso style. Each room feels more inviting, unified, and a lot cleaner!
the living room is clean and ready to be used as a home decorating project
Project Homecoming: Living/Dining Room - Anita Yokota
Creating spaces that feel custom-tailored to the people who live there is the best part of my job, and Project Homecoming has been no exception. This design transformation was about creating a memorable space where family could get cozy and connect.
the bathroom is clean and ready for us to use
VELUX Skylight for a Sun-lit, Desert Vibe - Anita Yokota
I’m a HUGE advocate for skylights. The VELUX Skylight we installed has flooded our Desert Bathroom in natural light, so it’s hard not to start the day in a good mood!
a bathroom with blue and white walls, wood floors and a rug on the floor
DIY Beadboard Wall - Anita Yokota
If you want to add architectural interest but for whatever reason don’t want to measure much, then beadboard is a great introduction to the DIY world of wall paneling. And the cost is extremely affordable.
the kitchen is clean and ready to be used as a new kitchen, with text overlay that reads our new kitchen, pendant lighting and all
Our New Kitchen, Pendant Lighting and All! - Anita Yokota
I like to think of the pendant lighting and hardware as the jewelry of a room. They’re what really make a space feel finished!
a bed with green walls and pillows on it, the text reads my favorite sherwin - williams paint colors
My Favorite Sherwin-Williams Paint Colors - Anita Yokota
One of the most asked questions I get is, “What paint color is that?” So, today I thought I would round up my favorite Sherwin-Williams paint colors that I used in my home and recent design projects!
three key spaces in a mindful home
The 3 Key Spaces in a Mindful Home - Anita Yokota
Creating a mindful home that honors both your private and public sides from the moment you walk in the door is so beneficial to your mental health—especially when we’re doing more at home than ever before! Let’s talk about the top three spaces that work together to create a more holistic, mindful home!
the modern family command center is filled with plants, hats and other things to do
The Modern Family Command Center
Integrating the Family Command Center into our home’s existing style was so important to me. If a solution isn’t beautiful or joy-inducing, it’s less likely the system will stick. So we adapted a Pinterest classic to work for our family’s aesthetic!