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.
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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,

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.

Pink For A Cure

Breast cancer awareness month

In honor of breast cancer. This month is all about pink and raising funds to help cure this deadly disease. So I’d like to share are all things pink.

Little Girl’s Room

Mirrored any and everything I’m loving. The lucite chair in the corner makes a great accent chair as it gives the illusion of more space with out actually taking up much. The copper dragonfly string lights give more attention to the iron mid-century anarchy headboard.

Beautiful Bollywood by: The Decorista

Via Petrella Interior Designs

I’m soooo in love with these valances and matching pillows on the window bay.

Via hookedonhouses.net

Simply stated romantic with a touch of elegance.

via decorpad

In an all white room adding a punch of color goes a long way. I for one love the paired mirrors on the wall giving it some added dimension.

Thank your for viewing. Please spread the word about breast cancer awareness and be sure to get checked. Early detection is key to keeping yourself and the ones around you the most protected. Enjoy your long weekend and happy early Columbus day for all those that are off.

Pieces I adore

The other day I shared with a recent find on the infamous “Craigslist”. Well I’ve come across some other fabulous items I picked up over the weekend. I originally went to buy this table. But ended  up coming back the next day for another which I also have show further below in my post.

When I saw this table it was like love at first sight! I kept going back to the site to see if it was still available and after enough thought I decided to call to see if it was still available. As to my relief it was still for sale! The former owner told me that she was having a garage sale and I asked her to please keep it to the side for me as I don’t want to chance it being put out & accidently sold to someone else. The next day as promised it was left inside for the new owner (me) to purchase. It would look lovely as a side table in a formal living room but for now it looks just as good in my bedroom. I didn’t realize that it came with a draw until when I picked it up. It’s perfect for little storage items. As I opened the draw I found some stampings in and below the draw that told me it was manufactured by Huntington. So just as I suspected this was made by one of the best!!

Just as I was leaving to put my new table in my car. I couldn’t help but noticed this other fancy item. The woman told me that all the proceeds were going to a charity for war veterans with disabilities. Which I was happy to I’m helping a good cause!

Very similar if not like the one from the Cococozy website. See below.

But as a temporary fix I just put some of the remaining fabric I had from my previous chair on this until I get my tools down here from CT to start upholstering it and putting the final touches to it.

I know the pic looks a little dark but I’ll reveal the real finish piece soon!

I can’t wait to show you the final touches to both the table & chair. Oh I almost forgot to mention they look very well together as a pair. If you haven’t notice they have the same ratton/wicker texture on them both. Who would’ve thought?!

Enjoy your mid-day Wednesday weekday!!

Tuesday; Blues Day!

Brr… It’s windy and cold today no where near compared to the spring like weather we had yesterday. It was warm and beautiful here in Connecticut and most of all it was Valentine’s Day! My morning was going oh so well until I got hit with some disappointing news. My company started laying off people and I was one of them-who got cut! But I got through it with a smile on my face and my head held high. I was always told once one door closes another door opens. And the way I see it, it’s an opportunity hiding in disguise. So I look forward to a much brighter future! So in that memory I was inspired by blue. When people think of blue they think of depression, sadness and sorrow. But for me I see beauty, and style. Cheers to the blues!

Waking up to a view this beautiful is a dream come true! I already imagined myself sitting out on the balcony sipping a mimosa reading the local newspaper and planing my daily activities. The view is overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the vintage chandelier gives it charm and history. The fresh greenery from the vase makes the table pop! The white architecture details just flows around the table. It’s clean and simple!

What I first noticed about this room were the floral picture frames that drew my eyes up to the ceiling. Now that’s how you play up a high ceiling!I love working with different shades from the same color palate. The pattern is used from the drapes and then repeated along the two side chairs. The other colors are pulled from the print to make the room work.

Could you imagine this being your dining room? I would use this space for more than just making dinner with family and friends. How would you use this space?

Please don’t wake me if I’m dreaming! The wall paper along the walls are small in detail but adds a touch of elegance. The room itself reminds me of Hollywood glam!

Photos: House Beautiful
Good Morning Tuesday Bloggers!

Something Borrowed & Something Blue

Blue & White Pillow

When I came across this print from my late grandmother’s collection of fabrics (something borrowed). I immediately began to think of a beach themed bedroom. White panel walls. Antique/roughly used sailing paddles along the entry wall. Natural woven linen drapes dance along the open breezy windows. Across from the bed is a distressed aqua-blue dresser with glass antique knobs. As you can tell I’m just imagining the room in my head. From this one fabric I was able to transfer a room in my mind. I bought these small pillows to match my duvet set. But I like to swap out different colors throughout the year. I decided to make use out of it more then just for a few months. So here you have it! I’ve created new pillow cases to go with my sheet set (something blue).