This here is probably my fav 6 week challenge reveal of all time…

I mean…listen…this is so incredibly stunning. My fav takeaways: all of it the black walls and molding which gives an element of history and character, the faux white fireplace mantle with ornate details and the warmth by tall candles, the canopy bed without the drapery, the mantle layering, the luxe bedding and the window treatments…

Tuesday’s Tips: renting a room? Keep it neutral…

I’m baaack. I needed that week off from blogging. Anwyay I like to browse airbnb.com and look at homes you can rent and I’m always amazed at the design styles of people. Personally, if I were using a room or a home as a rental, I would keep it as neutral as possible and try to…

Practical Wedding Favors Guests Will Actually Use…

Weddings are fun and recpetions are better but often bride and grooms overthink favors that guests end up throwing away. Careful planning and more attention to other details like reception entertainment and weather can keep guests comfortable and happy. This post has some favor ideas that will actually get used. I like the game station…

Shadeless lamps and pretty exposed bulb lighting…

I have two lamps I scored for $5 at the Goodwill that didn’t have shades. One day I came across the perfect ones but they didn’t work out. One thing I noticed is how dark the room got with the shade. I have been used to having a lot of light from this lamp that…

Fabric fun…ways to play with pattern and color…

I think the little kid in us loves a canopy bed because it creates a sort of forte. You may not want to sleep with a bed covered in drapery but a daybed in a reading room sure would be fun. You can also use old children’s mattresses and place them against the wall with…

Difference between Oriental and Persian plus Over dyed rugs….

I appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into hand woven Oriental and Persian rugs. Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia with traditional Buddhist motifs and a common colors of blue, red, apricot and yellow. While Persian rugs are made in Iran and you can see the design on front and bottom of…

Tips for tying your room together

{Hgtv} Even within one room, linking up different décor elements can be difficult. You start with a vague idea of a color scheme and then play mix and match, with the hope shades and items compliment each other. Instead, it can be useful to focus on just one bold item – maybe something that’s often…

Interior designer’s home tour on Apartment Therapy

I haven’t posted on an Apt Therapy home tour in a while but I like a lot of the elements in the home of  Janel Holiday. First, the chairs from West Elm in the outdoor space adds punches of color to an otherwise neutral setting. The wallpaper and chrome sphere is bold and fun…. I…

Indulge Daily 6.18.13

{via} In order to keep a room with dark drapery and walls from feeling heavy, you will need to incorporate lighter shades in the flooring and furniture.