PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB

Do you have a place in your home where you can just relax and unwind? If not, after seeing this post you may want to reconsider. Men have their caves, and we should too! You don’t necessarily need to transform the space you’d like to unwind in. However, if you have the extra room and a budget for it by all means GO FOR IT! Just be sure to come back and show the transformations.
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Photos: Houzz, HD Wallpapers Inn, Eugena Maria E. Fendy,

IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?

When looking for chair(s) furniture we look for two things…comfort and style. However, in some cases comfort isn’t what your looking for, but more or less style to decorate a room. I’ve got a little bit of everything to give you some ideas for your next room! Take a look and tell me what styles you like to see in your next makeover.
20131102-200038.jpgIf you’ve got a little extra room in your kitchen you can possibly add a nook to give more seating for you and your family.
20131102-200513.jpgLove the colors in what looks like a formal living room. Don’t be afraid to bring in colors and different patterns.
20131102-200528.jpgLucite (ghost) chairs work wonders. Here’s what I mean. If you have a small space the clearness of the chair gives the illusion that the room is bigger, because it’s not blocking any views. Add colorful pillows to bring life to the chair and give your room a little texture.
20131102-202132.jpg20131102-202156.jpgPatio furniture has come a long way with color too! If you’ve got patio furniture that’s in good condition try taking it on as a weekend project. A little sweat equity goes a long way plus you might just surprise yourself at what you can do.
Photos: Pinterest

HOLIDAY (TABLE) SCAPPING

It’s about that time of year again! Holiday lovers decorate their tables with their seasons essentials to bring together friends and family for a time of celebrations. Do you tablescape for the holidays? If not, there might be something to inspire you to add to your table this year. Add a little or a lot.
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P.S. Please send in pics of your table decorating.

SORRY, I’M ALREADY TAKEN

When was the last time you looked to Craigslist for furniture pieces?! Did you know its still a great place to look for hidden gems. I found this beauty below on the site, as excited as I was to be the potential owner someone else got to it before I did. Whomp Whomp!
20131024-191214.jpgI have been looking so long for a queen headboard (+ footboard), to update my bed. The price was well in my budget ($25). My loss is now someone’s gain. I’m going to have to keep a close eye on the site to make sure I don’t miss another gorgeous find.

Here are a few of my tips on what I would’ve done, if I got to it first! Because my side tables are black and the room theme is romantic with a touch of glam.

– Change the wood stain to a high gloss black.

I love the rattan inserts however, I would’ve like to show off the line details of the headboard. –

– Replace it with some pops of color, like this:
20131024-194204.jpgWhat I love about this fabric is the pop of colors. Because of the romantic theme space; you’ve gotta add some red. I love birds and Chinese ancient history. I naturally gravitated towards this because of its portrait of nature and history.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

It’s been a while since I’ve found an inspirational piece to share with you all. But I think this maybe worth the wait. If I had the room or could remodel one for a client, I’d like to purchase this gem and turn it into a bathroom vanity.

20131015-111051.jpg What I LOVE most about this piece is its details throughout!

Here’s what I would do:

- Apply polyurethane, to bring the sparkle and shine back to life.
- Add new hardware (crystal/glass) to the draws and doors.
- Replace the top with quartz, and a modern sink.

Below are some ideas of what I have in mind for the sink and countertop.
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Last but not least for this dresser I’d remove the wheels from the bottom. I can always use those for another project.

I’ve always been a fan of these side tables. They look excellent in an entryway or a foyer. Again nothing much I’d change other then add a mirror inside to show off the details.

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Happy HUMP DAY EVERYONE, enjoy the rest of your week. Please leave your thoughts, suggestions. Or share some of your work with me.

What’s That Smell?!

I started writing this on my Facebook page until I realized I haven’t posted anything on here this week.
Believe it or not but, I’m a candle lover!!! One of the things I’d like to share with you guys are the candles I buy. My scents may not be the same as yours. BUT if you love scented candles as much as I do, I won’t steer you in the wrong direction when it comes to the brands.
20130523-205632.jpgThis brand I haven’t seen before but when I opened the box it had me in a trans (it spoke to me). I tend to gravitate towards things that do that. Anywho! What I most enjoy about this candle is the fact that when I took it out the box. Let it sit on my dresser across from my bed for a little while, I could smell it from across the room. So I decided to light it up and enjoy the scents. The back of the box reads, “sandlewood, star anise, and patchouli are, accented with the sweetness of vanilla and caramel praline”. It has a little sweetness and wood smell. Which mainly is from the sandlewood. It’s a more masculine smell but not too over powering.

20130523-211518.jpgThis other candle I noticed was by the same company so I decided to give this one a shot as well. From the smell of it has a clean crisp feeling. Kind of like fresh washed linens. As you can see I found this in HomeGoods so if you have one near you look for them. I’m going to have to go back for the larger one tomorrow ($30). Boy is it worth it! If you’d like to see their website check it out here NEST FRAGRANCES But I’ll let you know how the other candle smells when I light that one too. Enjoy your Thursday night!

Daily Find

It’s a rainy day here in southern CT. In my continue search for some seating for my friend S’s new office. I decided to check my favorite place for some inspirational finds! I found this modern chair. What attracted me to this was the lines and its simplicity.

20130508-132420.jpg The price for this is right and best of all the client is on board with this chair. Once it’s purchased I’ll give it a new coat of paint and reupholster the bottom cushion. I also found this GORGE large mirror that had some beautiful details in the framing around the mirror.

20130508-133015.jpgLast but certainly not least! I couldn’t take my eyes of this!

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Currently it holds on top a record player which probably is holding records below for storage. I’d use this as a small bar. Where the record player sits. I’d use this space for the variety of alcohol bottles. To the left will display champaign, wine or martini glasses. Below will be storage for any other beverages/glasses. I’m so tempted to buy & flip this! Happy hump (Wednesday) day!

There’s No Place Like Home…& Office Design

Sorry I’ve been m.i.a. again. So much has happened as usual. I’ve moved back home to Connecticut. And boy has it been challenging (in a good way). I’m continuing my career as a hairstylist and now interior decorator. I’ve recently been inspired to decorate an office space for a friend. Who told me, “I’m multi-talented.” Thanks S! Great way to welcome me back into something else I love doing… Her job she says is boring but it’s something she loves to do. Her job consist of bookkeeping and tax preparation so why not make a boring job into a fun comfortable atmosphere to welcome you?! Here’s some before pics.

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20130507-130421.jpg I purchased this rug off of Craigslist for a great price. The colors from the rug incorporate the colors from the walls & wood floor. Up next a glass door storage cabinet for all her office supplies. Inside will showcase colorful storage containers to (hide) hold confidential documents. Which will tie into her colorful bright personality.

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WEEKEND ORGANIZING

It’s a New Year so that means in with the new and out with the old! So how are you organizing your home? BHG has some great ideas. Such as this image below. Mason jars are excellent for organizing your toiletries in the bathroom. Stack your towels in an open shelf above your toilet or below your vanity if you have room.Another great organizing solution is to store any unused towels, paper towels, or toilet paper in your laundry room (again only if you have room). I know some laundry rooms are small but this is easy to accomplish in any room really. Most of the time we only look at the floor space and forget all about, the “wall space”. Don’t be afraid to hang some cabinets or open shelves to store items you need.  Sara Richardson displays this from the picture above. I’m also a fan of trays being used in different ways. She has all the detergents and other stain removers all neatly placed in a tray. It looks so put together and organized. Thanks for viewing have a great weekend everyone!

p.s. I’m going to work on my chair I wrote about the other day So hopefully I’ll have some work in progress photos to upload before the weekend is done.

NATURE AND DESIGN

Mother Nature has her way of bringing out natural beauty. Below is a simple way of incorporating some into your own home.The parquet flooring left in its natural form gives a cute rustic feel to the living room. I like the sun beam mirror too which complements the decor. Thanks for viewing!!

Photo via Wisteria