Friday, May 18, 2018

Inside a private Florida hotel with a crisp, elegant and breezy vibe!

See how designer Alessandra Branca transformed Village Suites, a small private hotel in Windsor, Florida into a crisp and elegant getaway!

Photo credit: Thomas Loof

I absolutely love the fresh and breezy tropical vibe! Utilizing a combination of timeless elements such as whitewashed beadboard paneling, plenty of wicker elements and a neutral palette with pops of color, she has created a classic, elegant and comfortable getaway. There is so much style and inspiration to take away from this luxurious clubhouse-style hotel, don't you think? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Favorite room of the week!

This gorgeous nursery is designed by Dina Bandman for the 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showhouse. The beautiful custom de Gournay wallpaper with the lemon motif is definitely the major focal point in this room. The pretty window covering with the matching lemon motif is a lovely touch; they provide a sense of flow without breaking up the wallpaper design. The four poster lucite crib is not only incredibly chic, it doesn't carry any visual weight, thus making the space feels airier. Additionally, it let the wallpaper shines! The unexpected lattice work on the ceiling is another detail that I particularly like. It gives the impression of being in a garden or a fruit orchard. White furniture with subtle patterns are used so they would not detract from the stunning wall covering. Chic, effortlessly charming and classy, what's not love about this dreamy nursery? Your thoughts?

Photo credit: Christopher Stark

Five Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Budget!

This post is provided by Boris Dzingarov.

Home décor projects do not always have to be expensive. There are tons of simple ideas that you can implement without investing much money or hiring an expert. By investing in the beauty of your home, you will boost the serenity and value. Below are some simple tips you can apply to get the beauty you want without breaking the bank. 

Make A Budget

If you will be buying anything, make a budget and identify how much you can comfortably spend. Without a budget, you may be tempted to spend more than you can afford because home décor items are very attractive. 

Highlight Your Plan

What do you want to achieve at the end of the project? Which rooms do you want to transform? Which ones should be given a priority? These are some of the factors you should consider when planning for an interior decor project. You can have as many items on your list as possible. However, when it comes to implementing, tackle one project at a time. This will allow you to focus and get the best output. 

Use What You Have

If you are not ready to invest any money, start with what you have at home. Use the beautiful fabric you have to sew new covers for your throw pillows. Rearrange the shelves and paint some of your walls with a new colorful paint. Be careful with the paint to avoid damaging your furniture and floors. The empty bottles can also be transformed to colorful flower vases with a little spray paint. There is so much you can do with what you already have at home. 

Check out some DIY ideas on the internet and use your creativity too. You will be surprised by how much DIY can help in transforming your home into a beautiful space. 

Hire An Expert 

You can hire an expert even when on a tight budget. You only have to list a number of suitable interior decorators and compare their rates to choose the most affordable one. Alternatively, you can hire a consultant to create a design for you and then you handle the rest of the work by yourself.

Shop Wisely 

When you go shopping, take your time and compare different options. Look for the most affordable option that suits your needs. For instance, ePlanters has a variety of indoor planters, each with a varying price. While all of them are beautiful, not each of them will be suitable for your project. Do not forget to look for offers and discounts as these can help you in saving money. 

Another shopping tip is to shop for second-hand items. Take advantage of your neighbors’ garage sales and look for online deals too. You can get some very good deals when you shop for used products. Many people associate second-hand products with poor quality and damage, but this is not the case. Most of the second-hand items are normally as good as new.

By making use of what you have, doing it by yourself, shopping wisely, and seeking affordable interior decor services, you will be able to decorate on a budget.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cool designer alert- Peter Dunham!

Introducing talented Los Angeles-based designer, Peter Dunham. Raised in France and educated in England, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and immediately start his own interior design company. Known for embracing colors and patterns, mixing bespoke furnishings, vintage finds and modern luxuries, this work oozes an international style. Without further ado, let's check out his amazing portfolio, shall we?

Photo credit: Peter Dunham

Aren't these rooms absolutely gorgeous? With a flair for combining plush fabrics, exotic textiles and curated objects, his designs exude an effortlessly layered, global chic style. There's a lot of warmth, versatility and visual interest in all his work, don't you think? I am definitely inspired by this talented designer's work, how about you, my lovelies? Any thoughts?

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Inside a bright and airy Montreal studio with a Parisian flair!

This modest 500 square feet Montreal studio belongs to Lauren MacLean, who works in the IT industry but has a passion for design. Although the open-concept apartment lacks square footage, it has high ceilings, grand windows, hardwood floors and beautiful wall panelling which Lauren really loves. Embracing these old features, all she needs to do is conceptualizing the layout and furnishes the entire studio from scratch. Let's check out the results, shall we?

Photo credit: Maxime Desbiens

Such a pretty dwelling, don't you think? I like the way she mix styles, pairing Mid-Century Modern furniture with French-inspired bones. Incorporating clean-lined elements, pastel colors, greenery, feminine touches and large artwork, her home oozes style, femininity and drama. Effortlessly chic, elegant and eclectic, this bright and airy abode definitely looks larger than its 500 square footage for sure! Are you drawn to this inspirational tour as much as I do? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Photo credit: Leslie Santarina

Photo credit: Magrikie

Happy Mother's Day, mommies! 

Today is the day to celebrate all wonderful, loving and hardworking moms! Hope your special day is blessed with sunshine, smiles, laughter,  love and happiness.