Lucite bathroom hardware and fixtures…

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I love the fluid and glam result you can get by using acrylic materials. I think in my condo, for at least one bathroom, I would like to update the rods etc to lucite options.
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Hardware are details and jewels of rooms and when dealing with a small area of space like a powder room, you can most likely afford to make updates with higher end or quality materials as it will be much cheaper than doing a kitchen.

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Another reason I like hardware updates: they are not exclusive to homeowners. Renters can also remove hardware and change out old ones to fit their personality. Just simply replace the old ones when you move. It’s tedious but if you plan to stay put for some years, you might as well make it your own as best as you can…

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A glamorous home full of gorgeous light fixtures…

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I saw this home office and immediately added it to my computer’s background. There isn’t much in terms of a lot of decor but the decor present makes a lot of impact. First, my love of black continues with a wall treatment done soley by using painters tape and a combination of flat and semi gloss paint in the same color. See more examples here. It’s so precise that it looks like wallpaper. The gold really contrasts nicely and that console table is stunning.  The use of a glass desk allows the beauty of the rug to show through as well as keep the room light and airy and prevents a heavy feeling which is important when using dark colors in smaller areas. Lastly the lamps and fixture are very nice pieces as well….

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Then we have this entryway with a beautiful rug similar to this one which can easily hide dirt and a skirted console table which probably hides eyesores. You can see how a skirted table does that here

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Unsure if this is navy or teal but the color is pretty and the white molding looks nice against it. I just love dark rooms. Some people find them depressing but it’s the selection of everything else that matters. When you use light drapery or bedding and have adequate lighting, it can create a nice moody feel that isn’t somber at all…

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Bold bathroom tile & wallpaper designs…

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Soon I’ll be moving to my condo I’m buying and though it is move in ready, I can’t wait to be able to give my personal touch to things. One way you can do that is the bathroom. There isn’t a lot of wall or floor space usually so wallpapering a powder room or laying higher end flooring shouldn’t be too costly because you have a small area to work with.

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It also may fit your budget if you splurge on marble for the bathroom sink vanity versus in a kitchen for countertops. You can sometimes find affordable slabs of stone that can get cut and sized to fit your needs in hardware stores or tile shops. A lot going on with patterns in the above bathrooms but it all works because it’s in the same color scheme…

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I love how this bathroom has two mirrors on opposite ends giving it the illusion of a larger area….

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Vertical stripes will make the ceiling of a bathroom feel higher…

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The dentil molding in this bathroom is everything! I plan to add some sparkle to my walls and ceiling with chandeliers. Even a flush mount fixture will be enough to add some ambience to a bathroom or hall…

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Changing hardware, lighting and decorative mirrors can add the oomph you need to tranform a bathroom into a fabulous space…

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If space & money weren’t an object, I would have these fab pieces of furniture

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A leopard upholstered chair…

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This gold legged table to spread out fabric samples and drawings for clients…

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Something acrylic & gold. That sawhorse desk is calling me….

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Something with an art-deco border and lion pulls….

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Jewel toned tables for my bedroom & a piece done in malachite

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Love the furniture in these interiors…

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The curves and nailheads of this chair and that headboard is fabulous. Yes the details of decor and accessories does make a space but just as important is the big pieces of furniture. I adore an interior with a chair or sofa that captures your eye. It’s kind of like a statement piece of jewelry. Here are some pins from my Decor & Furniture board on pinterest and what pieces I liked.

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How chic and classic…all white upholstered chair…

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This console is everything…

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Some inspiration from my favs….

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My girl Adrienne asked how do you organize mags? I keep mine in two big baskets that sit on the floor in front of my coffee table from pier 1. I started to buy more but don’t want to aide my obsession so yeah. Lol. Come closer. *looks around*… *whispers* don’t tell anyone but I also own tv dinner stands. (Don’t judge as gran’ma bought them for me when I moved on my own 8 years ago). They come really handy. Not for eating but to pile more mags on, the ones I’m currently reading. But they stay in rotation for about 2 months. I eventually cut out or snatch what I want and toss them or give them away.

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Alexandra decided to use her lucite table for something other than what she previously used it for. I love all the little detials to make her vanity area a cute spot. here you can read all about it. I also blogged about my admiration for her home before here. Here are some other girlie vanity ideas…

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Then leave it to my girl Beth to have me blurting out “girl stop” & “wow”. It happens sometimes moreso with jewelry than interiors but this post had a ton of things I would rock….

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Interiors + recipes = Tiffany’s blog. She takes such pretty photography of her process. I LOVE to cook and go to my parents to do so 3x a week. Though I dislike grocery shopping and finding ingredients I’m unfamiliar with, I love trying new recipes. To have pics of the step by step process is important to me & my tastebuds that water after looking. Here is her recipe to espresso chocolate chip brownie cookies. Thank me later…

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This pretty image came from Londa’s site. Red is great paired with earth tones like camel…

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Betcha you haven’t seen baby furniture like this! Linda finds the most interesting things. Here is where that came from…
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Lastly Nicole asked if hotel decor or vacation plays a big factor? I personally strive for affordable especially if I’m only in the hotel to rest my head. That said, it has to be visually pleasing to my eyes. I can’t do dated ugly hotels. It has to be photo worthy. That’s part of the thrill and fun for me when I travel. It’s even why I have a series Hotel Indulgences which I will add to soon. I always like when bloggers do link love posts so figured I’d play copy cat. It shows support to those who give and hopefully you’ll find new blogs you didn’t know about…

Celeb Homes: CNN’s Alina Cho pink & glam space

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I’m not even into pink like that but I find Alina’s home glam yet comfortable, staged yet livable with tons of character and stories behind her art & decor pieces…

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I still love me some zebra print regardless what animal’s fur pattern is of the moment. Would you believe she repurposed a bookshelf to create a tufted bench? Yep. I nees her upholsterer in my life…

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Dark chocolate walls brings drama to the entry but pink chairs and delicate chandeliers keeps it feminine…

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The art is what I like about this captured shot….

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