Friday, December 2, 2016

Inside a cozy and beautiful Montana guesthouse during the holidays!

This cozy Montana guesthouse is designed by Ken Fulk for one of his favorite clients, a couple with three grown children. Since becoming a close friend of the couple, Fulk helps them to decorate for the holidays as well. Let's take a look!


Photo credit: Douglas Friedman

Such an amazingly gorgeous home! I really love the elegance, the rustic elements and the beautiful details in this thoughtfully decorated holiday home. Exuding coziness, warmth and an air of festivity, this home feels more rustic holiday chic than stuffy Christmas. I like how the festive decor looks dramatic, yet fresh and restrained at the same time. The designer's flair for the cinematic style is truly admirable and inspirational, don't you think? I thoroughly enjoyed touring this stunning holiday home, what about you? Any thoughts?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Favorite room of the week!

This gorgeous kitchen and breakfast area is designed by architect Jeffrey Dungan. Cozy and practical, this beautiful custom built breakfast banquette is definitely the highlight in this eating area. The high ceiling, the abundance of windows and natural light pouring in from all sides elevate the beauty of this space even further, don't you think? The soft, neutral palette of whites and creams exude a sense of calm and airiness which I love! Such an inviting and thoughtfully designed space, what's not to love? Your thoughts?

Photo credit: Jeffrey Dungan Architects

Flower Decoration Ideas for Your Home!

This post is provided by Will Bail.

Flowers signify purity, elegance and beauty and they liven up our moods instantly. This is perhaps why when it comes to giving a quick facelift to home interiors, many smart homeowners rely on flowers to do the trick. 

Wall papers, rugs, antiques are common decorative elements, but if you want to decorate your home in a unique way, you need to think out of the box. Flowers are an inexpensive way to add a ‘wow’ factor to your home and they also allow you to change the décor without burning a hole in your pocket. 

Excited to decorate your home with flowers but wondering how to go about it? Do not worry, here are some quick flower decoration ideas that will turn your home interiors from boring to brilliant! 

Bring the Rainbow Home

Flowers in vibrant colors have always been our favorites, but with a little creativity you can make plain white flowers work in your favor too. No, you do not need to invest in stylish or embellished flower vases. Get some plain glass vases of different shapes. Fill them with colored water, but make sure the colors are not too deep, since the flowers will soak the colored water and change their color. Place a freshly cut white flower inside each vase and place all the vases on a centerpiece or on the extended window sill to create an amazing visual effect.

Brighten Up the Space with a Candle Holder

Have an antique candle holder but do not know how to use it? Turn it into a flower vase. Get freshly cut flowers in colors that complement your room. For instance, if you have the room painted white, you can place a bunch of colorful gerberas inside the candle stand or if the walls have a darker shade then warm colors such as that of yellow daisies will make the room come alive. Make sure the flowers complement the worn-out look of the antique candle stand as well.

Bring the Warmth of the Wild Home

Wild flowers have their own elegance and beauty. They come in varieties of colors and forms and when put together they create a soothing visual effect. So if you want to display the beauty of the wild flowers, place them inside hanging colanders. Get some colorful colanders and place a bunch of wild flowers (many varieties together). Add some ferns to make it look even more appealing. Hang the colanders in the living room or in porch. 

Floating Beauty

What would you do once the flowers lose their freshness? Throw them away? Not at all! Fill a crystal bowl with a wide top with water and float the petals on it. Float some scented candles to enhance the look. The petals will stay fresh for another few days, so you get value for money and can also re-purpose the flowers to create a new look.
Flowers are the best way to add colors to your home and give it a gorgeous vibe. So try out these flower decoration ideas and give your otherwise boring interiors an interesting new look.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sponsor- Thank you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful sponsor for keeping my blog up and running!

Energize your space with this vibrant, delightful classic double gourd shape lamp! Available in 10 custom color combinations.

This glamorous gilded tiered lotus lamp is absolutely swoon-worthy! I would put this beautiful lamp in a living room or a bedroom to make a chic design statement.

Love this gorgeous modern, industrial inspired pendant! I would use this delightful pendant in a dining room or kitchen. Perfect for a rustic farmhouse or a modern, industrial setting.

Transform your home instantly with this beautiful and timeless lantern! Available in antique silver as well.

Exuding style, luxury and timelessness, this stunning chandelier is perfect for those looking for a touch of glam for their homes.

This sleek and stylish wall sconce is the perfect mix of modern and vintage. I would use it as a pair to highlight a beautiful artwork or a modern mirror. Available in bronze as well.

Make a huge design statement in your foyer, living room, bedroom or a bathroom with this gorgeous, glamorous mirror!

This stunning Chinese Chippendale mirror will add some 'wow factor' in your home. Place it on your foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom or bathroom to add some Asian flair. Available in white as well!

Inject some style and beauty in your home with this handsome cowhide rug! Available in two other patterns as well!

Animal prints are the new neutral and this classic pattern couldn't be a more perfect fit for a chic, glamorous abode!

Create instant style and "wow factor" in your space with this gorgeous, decorative pagoda shelves etagere. Such a perfect piece to display your precious personal collection! Available in white as well.

Don't forget to check out Shades of Lights to explore more exciting lighting and gorgeous home goods!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Product review- Layla Grayce decorative pillows and throw blanket!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the kind people at Layla Grayce to try some of their wonderful items in exchange for a review. Knowing Layla Grayce's beautiful offerings, I immediately said yes.  

For those of you who are new to Layla Grayce, this wonderful company features a collection of well-curated, premium quality and expertly crafted home decor and gifts that celebrate relaxed, easy living with sophistication. With a variety of offerings from timeless classics to the contemporary and stylish, you will easily find something you love at Layla Grayce

Here are some of my favorite items from Layla Grayce!

Aren't these gorgeous? If my budget allows, I want to bring all their swoon-worthy products home. :) For today's review, I have chosen a pretty throw blanket and two beautiful decorative pillows to freshen up my guest bedroom. Here they are! 

Check out my guest bedroom's mini makeover!

I am absolutely thrilled with both the gorgeous decorative pillows and the pretty pom pom throw blanket.

The decorative pillows looks so plush and elegant, they definitely make an instant design statement in the room. I also like how fresh, stylish and sophisticated they look!

Embroidered in dark navy blue, these beautiful Chinese-inspired pillows look perfect against the neutral, beige background. They came with feather down fill inserts and are removable for the occasional dry cleaning.

The pretty pink yarn-dyed cotton throw blanket has a delightful, classic herringbone pattern which I love! The lovely pom poms on the edges are fun, playful and eye-catching. Truly adorable!

Measuring at 50"Wx50"H, this generously sized throw blanket is a wonderful addition for the bedroom or the living room for those cold, chilly days. It also came with a linen drawstring bag for convenient storage, how thoughtful!

Both products are beautiful and well-made. The pictures do not do them any justice, to be honest. Highly recommended!*

Currently, Layla Grayce is running a sale with a 20% off discount sitewide. Don't forget to enter the code: GIVING20 during checkout to receive your discount. Happy holiday shopping, my lovelies!

*I received both products to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Inside TV Mogul Darren Star's Stylish, Art-Filled Home!

This beautiful Bel Air residence belongs to none other than TV mogul, Darren Star, the creator of phenomenally successful programs such as Beverly Hills 90210 and Sex In The City. To update his classic Hollywood home, he enlisted the help from architect Mark Rios and designer Waldo Fernandez. Let's see how it turned out, shall we?

Photo credit: Roger Davies

Such an impressive home! Exuding a fresh, luxurious and effortlessly chic vibe, this gorgeous home is the perfect fit for a successful TV producer. The juxtaposition of modern art and eclectic furnishings definitely creates a playful and interesting dynamic. My favorites are the gorgeous living room, the beautiful double-story family room and the stylish kitchen, what about you? Is there anything that catches you eye as well? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A designer's rustic chic New York farmhouse!

This 1780s New York Hudson Valley farmhouse belongs to designer Alica Adams that she shares with her husband and four children. With no specific vision for their home, all they really wanted is for their home to be cozy and comfortable for their family. Family heirlooms and art collections play a major role in the design. Let's see how this home turned out, shall we?

Photo credit: Lesley Unruh

A mix of rustic elements with modern, clean-lined pieces along with a few colorful accents is the perfect recipe for adding warmth, style and pizzazz to this laid-back home. I just love how effortlessly chic this home comes together. The gorgeous living room is particularly my favorite. Do you enjoy touring this beautiful countryside home as much as I do? Your thoughts?