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.

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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

Song of Style: Morning Chill

In my recent search for a topic to write about I came across Aimee Song a fellow blogger. Below are some pictures she took of her bedroom design (which is still a work in progress).Everything flows together without disrupting your eye flow. What attracted me most, is this high (tufted) headboard! The pillows are a nice break in color without taking away from the bed. I’m such a fan of mirrors above side tables. The antique mirrors gives the room some charm. To view Aimee’s blog you can check it out here. Happy hump day and thanks for viewing.

WEEKEND FINDS

Sunday I spent most of the day running errands and also looking for some new items to work on and bring to life, in the New Year. Part of my New Years resolution is to finish what I’ve started. So that being said I’ve decided to finally get started on this chair I bought over the summer (see below).I must admit. Even though I haven’t started on this project yet. I’ve been searching around for the perfect fabric and I finally found the one. It looks a bit masculine but I think it will bring out some character in the chair and I love it!

Another find is this lovely 6-light iron chandelier.I’ve probably looked at this a dozen times before I contacted the seller from, “Craigslist”. I was of course pleased to know it was still for sale. So I’ll be purchasing it this week. Be sure to check back soon to see the final result.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to share. I’m still deciding on what color to paint the iron…I’m thinking black or maybe gold. What do you think?

Color of The Year…

Goes to, “emerald green”!

Via Lennoxx

Via Lennoxx

via Decor Pad

via Decor Pad

Hey, I remember seeing this fabric on a website not too long ago. The mini bar looks nice along side it too.

via Overstock Art

via Overstock Art

So tell me if and how you’re going to introduce some green into your home decor if you don’t already have it? Are you going to jump on the Emerald Green bandwagon color of the year?
Happy Friday and have a safe and enjoyable weekend!!

Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fun and enjoyable night ringing in the New Year. 2012 is now a day past and a new day means a New Year. 2013 I can’t believe how quick you’ve come around. This year I’m hoping for new opportunities and growing my business. I’ll have some new inspirations to continue coming your way. So for now cheers and be merry! However the last couple days in the old year I had a family emergency. Towards the end of 2012 was lets just say not so great I’ve already had a few members of my family pass away and recently my mother in the hospital so this explains my absents again)! But I hope to hear more from you in the new year and post more inspirations!! So again Happy New Year!!