Indulge Daily 1.8.13 comfy glam living room

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This living room is pretty. It looks like a nice place to take a moment for self before starting the day. A moment to perk up with a cup of coffee or tea. A moment to appreciate the light and sun that floods in between those romantic drapes. A moment of still and calm in a comfortable yet glamorous setting. That’s what this room looks like to me. One without a tv or any other entertainment distractions. A place to clear the mind and be still in one’s own thoughts. A place to meditate and pray for a day filled with fulfillment and producitivity. That’s what this room looks like to me.

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Tufted velvet…velvet with chrome…velvet with brass…

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Browsing 1stdibs and ended up in a virtual black hole of delicious velvet seating. Times like this I wish I were rich.

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This beauty would be perfect to lounge and read…

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The wingback chairs are similar to the one my grandmother has that she said I can have whenever she passes on. Gran’ma is 87 so hopefully in another twenty years I can reupholster her velvet chair with a modern color and paint the wood a glossy black. I am all for painting wood even though I know some people believe in keeping wood natural…

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Speaking of if you follow me on Instagram, you already saw this picture. I would turn those vintage chairs into something so great. A deep velvet would be nice…

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Want to see how you can incorporate velvet into your home? Be inspired by the interiors in this post.

{All images 1st dibs and the tufted burnt orange chair was taken by me}

Victoria’s Secret is such a sexy store by the design alone

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I was in the Chicago area yesterday and after stopping at a mall there I went into their “Vickie’s Secret” and I could hardly contain my excitement. This particular VS looked very different from what I’m used to. The glossy black molding were the bones of the store. So very dark, moody and dramatic. Black and white stripes and damask wallpaper, the perfectly positioned gallery wall and flashes of hot pink makes it sultry.

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It’s funny because my mom heard someone on HGTV call a design sexy and she couldn’t understand how decor and a room can have that feel. Oh…but it can. Think about the colors, the texture, the glam factor and the feeling the space gives you. Going into their fitting room you had all black doors with dimmed wall sconces lighting the way. It definitely created a sexy atmosphere. In order to NOT look as if I haven’t been anywhere, I limited the amounts of pics I took because the store was crowded.

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There was a wall full of pink tufted cubes with mannequin torsos in each. They even had sequin mannequins. I really need one of those.

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Though I hate to see products cluttering a bathroom counter, I commend VS for having such pretty packaging. Who wouldn’t want these staring back at them while brushing your teeth? Their products especially the beautiful perfume bottles will look lovely styled this way.
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I am obsessed with the Vegas lighting through out the store. I want one of those too. Mine would say “Indulge”…

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In the fragrance section they had a giant screen playing the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. VS successfully lures in shoppers by their awesome interior. I wish I had a dressing room at home filled with their design elements.

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Sorry this shot is blurry but I found it funny that all the men in the store waited patiently on pink high back tufted chairs as the women shopped. Lol. I wish I knew what company designs the VS stores because the one in the Woodfield Mall is Schaumburg, Illinois is fabulous.

{All images by me}

Hotel Indulgences: Prahran in Melbourne Australia

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The restaurant design in this hotel is amazing. The circular concept is made out of concrete pipes. That’s right….pipes, the kind you see at roadside construction sites ready to be lowered in the ground. Except…these are used for dining pleasures. This industrial look if offset with leather tufted booths and timber wood wall paneling. So much architectural detail is sure to be a conversation starter for all diners.

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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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Restoration Hardware has some of the most industrial inspiring spaces…

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How frigging gorgeous is this. I mean…what! I have always been fond of the symmetrical showrooms and catalogue spaces. This is by far the best. So dramatic and dreamy.

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I was first drawn to the architectural details of the Boston Flagship store. The windows and molding is breathtaking. I have blogged many times on arched windoes including this post on ways to dress them with curtains. The arches in this Moroccan post were everything but if I could have the ones from here in my living room, I’d be a happy camper.

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This man cave is everything. The lighting is the focal point. See more awesome images from the store on my girl Beth’s blog over on My Chic My Way.