Can we give a round of applause for this home?

This is very similar to my bedroom inspiration. A bedroom that has so many textures and creates a moody, modern, relaxing atmosphere with some glam and edge. Velvet, Moroccan wedding blankets, a plush rug, mirrored and chrome details are all elements I have and want for my bedroom retreat. It’s monochromatic but isn’t boring because…

Transom windows…

I was watching HGTV last night on dvr and learned something new. The architectural horizontal window above other windows and doors are called transom windows. Usually there is some sort of beam between them. Some offer extra ventilation while keeping the room/home secure since they are so high up and small, one wouldn’t be able…

Romantic window drapery….

I really like a silk drape,  typically 95 inches long in a normal height room, that pools to the ground. It’s an opulent look and it’s probably because drapery is expensive. When you are decorating a custom size window and layering multiple types of curtains on one window, the cost can soar. In some spaces…

If you want dark hardwood…think twice…

Today I want to share snippets of my cousin’s house. She and her husband have done majority of the diy projects themselves to cut costs. One of the first things I noticed was the gorgeous bamboo hardwood floors. After praising them, she quickly said how much they show dirt, hair and everything else. She informed…

Tuesday’s Tips: Sleep Better By…

We all can benefit from having a good night’s sleep. Here are some tips you may not have thought of. Wash Pillows to keep them germ free and fluffy and donate old worn out pillows to animal shelters… Buy a good mattress or mattress pad… Hang up black-out curtains to create a dark room where…

Tuesday’s Tips: how to save money on double curtain rods…

We all know how pricey double rods can be but tension rods comes to the rescue yet again. Before we looked at how they can keep your scarves ornganized and pot lids from falling over here but now you can save money with them by putting them over an existing rod. {Images via Damien Langlois-Meurinne,…

Selling Your Home: The Natural Rules

If you’re in the process of selling your home, you’ll have probably read countless articles giving you “ten tips” or something similar on how to maximize your sale price. Our advice is going to be a little different and instead concentrate on a set of “natural rules” – which aim to entice buyers by simply…

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: Rule of thumb for hanging art

They say art is best hung 5-9″ from the top of the headboard, sofa or console. I want to add that sometimes it’s best to eye it. You want the art to be eye level with an average height person and not hung too high. At the same time scale is key. If you have…

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…

Nicely Tailored and fabulous Window Shades

{Catherine Martin & Restoration Hardware for the Plaza NY} Usually I gravitate toward lengthening window treatments that puddle to the ground but lately I’ve been seeing great things with shades. No longer old fashioned or stuffy, shades are being made with trendy patterns and gorgeous styles. I still prefer a romanticroman but tailored ones are quite…