Monday Morning Inspiration 6.1.15

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I love art displays with mixtures of wrapped canvases and large mats. I have compiled a small collection of pictures from magazines I want to put in my closet. I find fun in thrifting pretty frames too so I can’t wait to have enough where I can start hanging them…

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This quote is very real for me as I’ve experienced someone that seems like they.just.cannot  compliment my work. This is a person I share projects with because I am passionate about it, not to brag. I share genuine interests in what my friends do so I expect the same. Maybe that’s my problem and no….everyone won’t like your work but it’s really odd when some people never have anything nice to say. When the compliment is backhanded or laced with shade. When their replies are dry and vague…sometimes I debate even sharing with them. I’ve had people say they can do what I do when it comes to party styling because they don’t want to pay for your services and then their party happens…..you realize they can’t. I’ve been told “I’m creative too” when someone didn’t want my services and then kept asking my opionion and wanting ideas. Thought you’re also creative? Not as if I need to feel validations because my client’s approval is all that matters. However I am content with my womanhood enough to share joys in what brings happiness to friends/associates.  I can compliment hair, outfits, portfolios and not think twice about it. I will never understand people who may like something but won’t let YOU know it. It’s always going to be someone bitter about something so they refuse to give you kudos.  Don’t let those people stop your show.

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I think I used the above image before but oh well. Happy Monday!

{Images via michael dawkins home, the ace of space blog, Robert Brown,  Markham Roberts, Philip Gorrivan Design Amanda Reynal of Reynal Interiors & Michael Boyd of SmithBoyd Interiors}


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What are characteristics of your ideal bar stool?

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Some like ’em modern with clean lines or unique with odd interesting shapes, some prefer natural earthy wood materials while many like the industrial metal styles. Some love the cafe style while others need one with a back. I like them all from upholstered to masculine ones but lately I’ve really been wanting metals stools. There are so many fun styles and you don’t need a cocktail bar to use a stool. If you have a bar height dining table, you can use them on one side for a different loo,a breakfast bar, the laundry room counter, etc. I also like them used outside under a thin ledge for drinks or against a back wall for additional seating or to balance an entry vignette by filling space.

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Sleek black matte faucets and fixtures..

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Now that I am settled in my condo, I look for ways I can make it my own and one of the things I really love is sleek black hardware especially against marble. Though I am not planning to add any marble anywhere…I don’t  think, but I would love black matte hardware in one of my bathrooms that has a gray, black and white scheme.

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The contrast just does something to the space. It just has an expensive look even against plain timeless subway tile.

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When combined with a unique basin and light pendants, you can create a really neat look…

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Whether you use a stainless steel or black sink, the faucets looks great with both…

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Wood plank headboards …

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When I finished my client’s daughter’s room, I was able to salvage some pieces of wood that went to her top bunk. They were throwing the bed away but the wood was in great condition so I set some to the side because I knew I wanted to use it. Her brother’s room will be done next and that is a spongebob/nautical theme. I will probably create a headboard with the planks. Here is some other wooden bed inspiration…

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Modern Rustic Interiors and events…

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I have a thing about rustic design but it has to have a lot of modern and contemporary elements mixed in.

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The lighting in this reception is absolutely stunning & it gives an industrial look to the space. I also like the bails of hay stacked in the background…

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This kitchen space has so much architectural details from the exposed beams to the wood plank ceiling, the arches and the steel windows. There are a lot of textures going on in this open floor plan. I really like the industrial bar stools. You can find similar ones at Target, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Arhaus & High fashion home.

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So much natural light floods this space from the steel windows. The wood beams and exposed brick add warmth to the space…

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Such a gorgeous wedding backdrop. It looks is if vows are written and hung on fabric…

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It’s going to be near 60 degrees today…

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So you know what that means…almost time to start outdoor dining…

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It’s also means it’s time to start airing out our homes and opening windows and doors…

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And rocking trench and lightweight coats!

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You can probably tell how excited I am. I am currently sitting in my car on lunch with the sunroof and windows open and a light jacket on. Spring is near!

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**new series** Kitchen Options: Farmhouse Sinks

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I pin so many images to my kitchen pinterest board that I figured I’d start a new series about different options because frankly, there are a ton. First up farmhouse sinks…

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I love the modern look of a slanted front above. Farmhouse sinks, also known as apron fronts because of the exposed frontal part, are typically a single basin. I like them because they flow into all design styles and not just country kitchens. They are very deep and great if you do a lot of cooking and need to scrub tall pots. The depth also reduces water splashes…

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Farmhouse sinks come in a variety of finishes. I personally like copper most but you can also get them in stainless steel, bronze, fireclay, porcelain, cast iron etc. Kohler even carries decorative apron styles…

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The roman shade is a nice classic option for kitchens as well. This area above may be in a butler’s pantry because of the wine cabinets below….

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