Tarsha McCrae

Design for the Casual Sophisticate | Works 9 to 🍷| Take your 🏡 from boring to bold! | Budding Blogger: 💻 | #interiorcreative


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New up on the blog is all about storage and organization. In the second part of our ask a designer series, the pros are sharing their top tips for clever storage solutions. Link in bio.
Leave your spring spruce up tips below...


Just had to share this one since it's called Fruit Shake! It's by Benjamin Moore.
What do you think? It's definitely giving me spring vibes!
Could you do all pink for your bathroom? Leave a comment below... Source: Kohler via Houzz


Did you know that Catch Decor features a free resource library including how to's for interior decorating?
Well check out the new addition... Five Places to Find Unique Glam Home Decor and Furnishings. Link in bio. Enjoy!! Save this post so you don't forget. Where's your favorite place to shop???



Hope everyone is off to a productive week. I'm so excited to share that I'm gearing up for a new photo shoot and sharing more photos from past projects. So stay tuned!! What are you most looking forward to this week?? Let's hold each other accountable!


Hey folks! I've been MIA for a minute after my birthday for some much needed downtime. I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes! A very special appreciation to @mattesandmetallics for my bday makeup!! I loved it!!



I don't hear the man cave term used too much anymore but as we get ready to work on a bachelor pad redo I'm pulling inspiration to do something a little different. Something casual and sophisticated of course.
So share your opinions. What's a go to item in a space saved just for the guys?? Gaming space, tv watching, something else?

Leave a comment below...


Happy Sunday morning!! I wish I could say it will be all rest today but I'm definitely going to try and catch up with my goal planning for the next few months.
There are no resolutions here only accomplishing goals through solid weekly planning!

So what are your plans for the day?? Resting? Time with loved ones? Goal setting? Leave a comment below...


Hey Tarsha here and I haven't done an introduction in a while so here goes.
Here's a pic of me from a recent London trip. I'm looking forward to going back. I'm thinking on a time that was nice and warm opposite our current winter storm. I love this shot with the beautiful flowers! Well I guess I'm ready for spring😜

I'm also looking forward to continue to grow my creative business and travel more which is my other love.
What's on your destination list this year?? I hope somewhere fun!!



Hey folks! For the new year I want to up my reading game. Drop your favorite book title below so I can add it to my list...


Happy New Year! Wishing you much growth and success in 2018 and beyond!


Well it's that time of year and I can't believe it's time to say goodbye to one year and welcome another.
I guess I'll try to work on two things though and that's procrastination and inconsistency!! What about you? Leave a comment below...



Join me tonight with @kimbarthelmes at 7pm EST for #designchat #design #interiordesign #interiordesigner #homedecor #interiordecorating

So honored to be featured! Link below...


Sharing a little inspiration for an upcoming project.
It's grey inspired but looking to include some industrial elements with a cozy feel plus some other surprises.

So how do you feel about mixing and matching design styles? A must or a no-no???


Of course so many of us are scared to fail but it's all in how you handle those things that don't go our way. This quote resonated with me as a creative and running into challenges. I'm learning to have a better outlook and understand that those things are only going to make me better! So share your tip for helping you get through those tough times. Leave a comment below... Oh and don't forget it's not too late to join us if you are a creative that loves design. Check out the link in the bio!



Hey folks! I’ve been sharing this picture and quote across my social media because it just resonates with me. Yes creativity does take courage. It takes courage to step out and begin a new career path in a different industry. It takes courage to feel like you’re starting over. It takes courage to share your gift and express yourself artistically. It takes courage to set off on a horizon all your own.
So what courageous message is getting you ready for the week ahead? Leave a comment below...


I just want to take the time to wish everyone a happy holiday!! Here's to hoping we don't overstuff ourselves!!


Hope everyone has something fun planned for this weekend! Don't forget to include some down time for yourself too. So what's everyone have planned?? Oh and for my fellow decorators and designers don't forget to save your seat for Creative Pursuit School. The countdown has started as we are about 2 weeks away! Link in bio...



Happy Monday!! Well I'm popping in to say hello and introduce myself. I love long walks on the beach... no just kidding but I do love all things design! I live in DC and love how design touches all parts of our lives. I've come across so many resources and so much talent that has personally inspired me. I'm even sharing those resources with others creative professionals so we can cut frustrations and work on ways to boost revenue. Just check all out the details of Creative Pursuit School for yourself! Link in bio.... www.creativepursuitschool.com


Beautiful site from the Theodore Alexander showroom. I love statement rugs and how they bring the final look together either one rug alone or layered. What's your favorite piece in this look? Leave a comment below...


Happy Saturday morning!
Unfortunately it's a work day for me which sometimes isn't fun but then I remember this... "Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains..." Charles Glassman.
Comment "yes" if you're all about those "gainz" too!


Sharing some end of week inspiration! I snapped this pic from a trip to Miami and it made me think of my current journey and path... "You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” ― Mandy Hale


Oh the work never stops but the weekend is almost upon us! What's getting you through the workweek hustle?


Happy Monday! Here's to starting off the week with some inspiration. What's your mantra getting you through the work week??? Oh and don't forget to claim your free seat 💺 to Creative Pursuit School! A 5-day online event equipping creatives with strategies to make money from your creative passion. Link in bio...


Happy Saturday!!! Today will be a day of catching up from what I didn't do during the week. I just finished up a couple of great interviews for Creative Pursuit School and ready to tackle today's tasks! What are you up to today??


Hey folks!! I’ve been a little quiet lately and for good reason. As a new business owner I’m quickly learning that being a successful creative entrepreneur and running an efficient design business is more than just creating pretty spaces! I’ve done a lot of research in my creative biz journey and come across so many great people and resources that I want to share with everyone who may share some of my frustrations. Like managing it all day to day, working with vendors and sourcing products, getting the right clients not just “any” clients and having an effective marketing strategy in place just to name a few. I’m so thankful to come across so many pros in the field that have shared their design stories with me. They are so full of knowledge and genuinely want to help others avoid common mistakes. Since I love putting together resources and connecting people I had the idea of hosting a virtual conference to house all of this expertise and experience in ONE place and so Creative Pursuit School was born.
This has truly been a labor of love that could not have happened without the generosity of the speakers. They know and love what they do and honestly want to help other creatives run efficient businesses, get clients, make money and still have peace of mind.
The summit goes live December 4th and is a FREE 5-day event! So get the SHORTCUTS rather than trying to “Figure It Out” on your own. Benefit from the combined experience of people who have already done what you want to do!

I look forward to you joining me and all the experts so claim your free spot now! Just click that link in my bio to reserve your space.


I'm so happy to share that I'm a featured designer with @thedesignnetwork! Check out the link in my bio to shop unique looks for your home. Highlighted collections include gold and metallics as well as color selections if you like timeless black and white or tranquil blues.


Turn your speakers up! Let me know your favorite color for fall?? #fall #autumn #interiors #homeinspo4you #falldecor #fall2018


One last hoorah for the moody blue interiors. Switching up the colors for lighter and brighter for a short time but I do love these dark walls! Designer: @robmillsarchitects


We're setting you up for one last summer cocktail party before we start shopping for pumpkins. Check out our latest post to find out how. Link in bio... My quick question to you is where did the summer go???