Temporary Love Seat Cover

Over this Thanksgiving holiday I was expecting my family to come into town for the weekend. My guest bedroom is a mess! Meaning it has almost everything in there but the kitchen sink to make it into a NY apartment! Okay, maybe not that bad, but It’s turned into my mothers personal closet/dressing room. Long story short cleaned it up as best as I could but I had to deal with the elephant in the room. Picture below.
IMG_3175.JPGIMG_3176.JPGAs you can see its old and seen better days. But I was in a jam and needed to do something QUICK. So this is what I ended up doing.IMG_3177.JPGIMG_3179.JPGIMG_3178.JPGTo secure the bottom and the sides I simply used some push pins to hold it in place. Now that the holidays are over looking at the fabric it gives me an idea that I just might use it to reupholster it sometime soon. For now I’ve gotta get back to my day job…transforming people with their beauty thru hairstyling.
Thanks for reading and see you guys again soon! Please leave any feedback or I for that might inspire or I can possibly help with.

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SUNDAY FINDS

Some Sunday inspirational finds I came across this morning. Oh how I wish I had the room to store these guys until I could sell them.20140119-094748.jpg20140119-095010.jpgThis chest needs a little sanding and staining. That’s all to restore it back to its original shine. The top tray could be lined with a colorful liner to give it a surprising personality when it’s open.20140119-095735.jpgI could see these chairs in a funky fun color maybe a mint, turquoise or coral. With a graphic or floral print for the cushions. Because it’s two chairs available I’d place them in either end of a dining table. Remember, not all your chairs need to match.20140119-100728.jpgI can picture this cabinet in a huge bathroom. The paint I’d swap out for white. Replace the hardware and the top doors with an etched glass door. Here’s an example of the etched glass.20140119-101629.jpg Happy Sunday everyone! Like my page on Facebook.com/kolarosedesigns

MIDNIGHT NAUTICAL

Browsing around today in my local Marshall’s I came across this beautiful candle lantern. It inspired me to illustrate on how I would decorate a bachelor pad’s bedroom.
20140116-212845.jpgThe store had two available which would be perfect for the space. Let me help paint the picture for you.
This room has warm neutral wall coloring. However to add a little more contrast I’ll add in some wainscoting and paint it. Below are some examples of what I have in mind.
20140116-225534.jpgThe picture above was a perfect find! The bottom wall color I would use exactly as is but in the bedroom. 20140116-225642.jpg This color swatch would be the wall paint. A few generic pictures would lay along the walls. Now here’s where the fun comes in. Those candle lanterns would be hung from a wrought iron hook above these (below pic) side tables by the bed.
20140118-102947.jpg The decorative throw pillows would be made of this fabric. It ties in from the actual ropes on the candle lantern.
20140118-103158.jpgThe bed covering would be displayed as a duvet cover. Again I’m taking some color from the walls and bringing it to the bed to tie the colors together.
20140118-105314.jpg Windows will be draped in the fabric shown below. I chose this because of the lines again reminding me the ties and knots to again pull together a nautical theme.
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20140118-105938.jpgI love grommet hole drapes. Their easy to open and close. I love the pleating look it gives when open. So yes, just replace the fabric and you’ll have my design. The flooring is a dark stained hardwood as seen below with a area rug below the bed.
So now that you’ve read my visual design on a nautical bachelor pad. What do you think? Can you envision it?

HAPPY NEW YEAR/WISH LIST

Now that 2013 is gone. I’m looking forward to all great adventures of 2014 including taking on some Reno projects at my house. I came across somethings on Craigslist today. But I really wish I had a place to store all my pieces I come across that I could use for a future project for myself or a potential client. Here’s what I found:
20140101-172112.jpgThe first thing that came to mind about these doors was designing a Moroccan theme room around these doors. They can be used as room dividers or pocket doors.
20140101-173901.jpgIm still on the hunt for a Queen headboard. Although, this stood out just a bit for me. But didn’t completely sell me just yet but thought I’d share it with you anyway. I’d just sand and paint this baby and call it a day!
20140101-174405.jpgLastly I love this deco dresser. It could be used in multiple ways. As an entertainment center. Place under your wall mounted tv and store electronics, place some decorative picture frames with a nice floral arrangement. Or, it can be used as a double bathroom vanity. Of course, I’d change the hardware, sand and paint it. It be looking good as new!
What’s your New Years Resolutions this year, if you have any?

SWEET (DUVET) DREAMS

Gone are the days of heavy quilts or comforters taking up much needed space in your closet or under your bed. Now these versatile light weight interchangeable bedding covers are easy to store when not in use and doesn’t take up much space. So now you’ve got more room for the things you’d really like, such as new shoes and clothes! Lots of colors, patterns and best of all textures. How do you dress your bed for the different seasons?
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20131122-101630.jpg Photos: Interior Design World, Vivaterra, Layla Grayce

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.