Friday, August 26, 2016

Real Life Styling

Sometimes life is a little messy and sometimes messy looks a little amazing! Here are some pictures I came across that show how a little messy can look a little amazing:

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tiffany blue walls, red desk, turquoise file cabinets, fuschia frames - love the hodge podge coloring :-):

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Don't you agree?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Luxurious Bathrooms

Our master bath is in desperate need of a facelift.  You can tell the previous owner tried to make it look upscale based on the tile they used, but the execution is so DIY ...like, gunky caulk lines DIY.  This winter, painting and caulking our master bath will be a priority project.

I take baths pretty often in the winter, and there is nothing like a cozy tub!

A chandelier over the tub! tres chic.  The windows, the marble vanity, the rug, it's all so gorgeous without trying too hard.

I adore that tile!


If you like the spa feel, go for white or natural elements like wood, stone, and foliage.
 4 above via Domino

Modern luxe is all about materials, and mixing them well.
via Amber Interiors

This looks like heaven. The small tile, walk in shower, stacks of fresh towels!
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via My Paradissi
Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beautiful Interiors (and great tips!) from Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines

I guess I'm a bit late getting on the Fixer Upper bandwagon, especially considering they will no longer be doing the show *tear* after season 4.  Even if you don't always love their projects, Joanna Gaines is undoubtedly wildly creative and talented, and I love the little tidbits of design wisdom and inspiration I get from her.


Joanna keeps you guessing by always using unexpected materials in her renovations. Glass tile and wood counter tops?  A great solution for keeping a space warm but also clean and simple.


Updating antiques is simpler than you think.  I mean, these doors MAKE this room!  And with all the furniture restoration products and tutorials out there now, learning how is simple.



Joanna is also a big fan of mixing metals.  What really attracts my eye is the brass mixed with the wood beams.  It keeps the space from being too slick, but also too rustic.



Gray works in every space.  I couldn't agree more!  Joanna uses gray a lot because it creates a calm and neutral backdrop, allowing your furnishings and decor to shine.


That teal rug with those aged leather chesterfields is to-die-for.


Use shiplap.  Yup, if you're a Fixer Upper fan you are very familiar with pine panelling called shiplap.  Joanna swears by it. 

Read all of Joanna Gaines decor advice and see more at Domino.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best Built-ins: Inspiration for adding beautiful functional storage

When I hear built-ins I usually envision more expensive custom built homes.  However, when you consider the cost of quality furniture, or any furniture for that matter, you might be surprised at the bang for your buck custom built built-ins provide.  Also consider the value it will add to your home, and that you have a storage solution perfectly suited to you and your lifestyle.

This large built-in with shelves and cabinets is wonderful because not only does it provide space to house books, but kids crafts and games can be kept in the cabinets beneath.

via Pinterest via Thrifty Decor Chic


A dream kitchen workstation.  A desk in the kitchen would be very useful for us, but we just don't have the space.

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Built in jewelry storage?! Yes please!
via Pinterest via Apartment Therapy


Built-ins in bedrooms aren't as common, but I think these are a great way to store books, and showcase personal or sentimental items
via Pinterest via Hometalk

This custom built-in desk is special because it's designed in a way so it doesn't block the amazing windows, therefore maximizing natural light.
via HGTV

Built-ins around a door jam really maximizes space and creates a unique way to display collections.
via Pinterest via Simplemost

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ali Cayne's light-filled family friendly NYC townhouse

I was pretty darn excited to run across this house tour on Domino magazine because I've seen and featured rooms from it individually in previous posts (her bathroom is one of my favorites)! Ali Cayne is a restauranteur who moved to a downtown Manhattan townhouse and took the opportunity to update it to be a warm and inviting family home for her and her five children.

Ali really made her subway tiles pop by using a dark grout (darker grout also hides stains better than white).


What an oven!



Open shelves full of beautiful dishes looks like a chef's delight!


I love the light gray cabinets with the brass cup pulls.



Not only would I be thrilled to have a dressing room, but a dressing room white built ins and herringbone hardwood floors?


The Greenwich Village townhouse has amazing bones, and the renovations really are a breath of fresh air.


I don't usually love accent walls, but I love a dark accent wall in a master bedroom.


This dining room is heaven.  A white gallery wall, and beautiful dining table and chairs.


I like the glam version of a sawhorse desk.  The giant inspiration board is great too.


Ali's workspace is also light filled and features built in bookshelves.


This is the bathroom I've posted before.  It is an all time favorite.


Read and see more at Domino Magazine.

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