What are characteristics of your ideal bar stool?

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….

I’m inspired by bright lacquered animal statues and figurines…

Designer Miguel Palacio has something in common with me. We both have animal statues. Mine are a panther and elephant. In giving my old decor new life, I spraypainted mine. Jonathan Adler was the inspiration as his home decor lines always feature bright colored animals. I loved the dogs from the Barbie House he designed…

Before & After: a dramatic bathroom transformation

I wish I could paint my place. This black and gold bathroom brings so much jazz to such a little space. I adore ornate mirrora like the one from Ikea which they spraypainted gold. See other ornate mirrors like this or this white & leopard room here and how mirrors can really change the look…

Before & Afters 5.24.12

{Pocketful Of Pretty} Who would think to paint a fridge? Fabulous. How fun is this??? {Fabulous K} A little bit of paint and new knobs goes a long way… I love a moody dark powder room. Since you spend minimal time here, I say go bold. You may be relunctant to use a darker shade…

Before and Afters of my latest client…

As I mentioned before, I was hired by my friend who is in the Navy to design her apartment. She already had the major pieces (sofa sectional, chaise, side and coffee tables and bar cart) but I decided to save on some expenses by transforming items she already had. This was my first time doing…

Before & Afters with Mr. Goodwill Hunting…

I first learned about him while watching Nate Berkus and found his blog & became a fan. Sometimes all it takes is a lil bit of elbow grease to make something fabulous and bring life back into a piece. It’s the most cost effective way to make a lot of bang on a buck. So…

Before and Afters: Painting Furniture Edition…

Haven’t done a before and after in a while. That’s primarily because I haven’t come across any. But I have three I feel are worthy of their own post… One of my favorite before and afters yet. This has been updated with a classic palette that gives it a modern flair. The detailing in the…

Haven’t done a before & after post in a while…

Transformations can happen with an entire room and it can happen piece by piece. Sometimes it takes your imagination to visualize something drab turning into something amazing like this dresser below via the LENNOXX…   Entryways should welcome guest. It’s their first impression to your space and this before pic doesn’t leave a great one… But…