This breathtaking 3,400-square-foot Florida retreat belongs to designer, Mandy Mayers. To execute her vision, she has enlisted Alys Beach Town Architects Erik Vogt and Marieanne Khoury-Vogt. The results? A laid-back, sophisticated vacation home with a Moroccan flair and lovely Moroccan structural details. Intrigued? Let's check out this gorgeous abode, shall we?
Isn't this home absolutely dreamy inside and out? Thoughtfully layered with custom pieces and eclectic finds, this retreat exudes refinement with a relaxed feel. I am especially drawn to the beautiful details in this enchanting oasis especially the stunning fireplace, the square pattern on the custom ceiling, the vaulted ceiling in the bedroom with the rounded beams and the star design in the powder room sink. The outdoor area is equally captivating with an amazing view and a great entertaining area. Such a beautifully designed home, what's not to be inspired by? Your thoughts?
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!
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.
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I am swooning over this gorgeous dining room designed by the talented Molly Luetkemeyer. The first thing that catches my eye is definitely the whimsical jungle mural. Not only the striking mural makes a great backdrop and a huge design statement, it immediately transport you to an imaginary jungle far, far away. The lovely vintage wishbone chairs work beautifully in the space without competing with the large wall mural, thanks to its light and airy design. The bright yellow chest adds a playful touch to the room while the stunning vintage chandelier creates a sense of casual, understated elegance. Bold, vibrant and imaginative, what's not to love about this magical room? Your thoughts?
Your back yard is actually an extension of your entire home. Have you thought about using this quite versatile area for a gorgeous outdoor living space that can provide you with a tranquil escape while it can also vastly increase your home’s value?
The yard can be both the most beautiful and the most overlooked part of a home. Simply decorating outdoors can incorporate more outdoor activities into your family’s daily way of doing things by creating a space away from the TV that is inviting.
Let us take a look at some tips for an outdoor living space. Some of things you could do with your space include lavish amenities like outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and even covered patios that can keep you protected from both the occasional shower and the hot sun. You can even get some inexpensive garden lights that can provide you with a bit of soft lighting when you want to entertain in your outdoor living space after it gets dark.
One amazing tip for outdoor living spaces has to do with where you will walk. Regardless of how large or small your yard is, the yard and your outdoor living space will better coexist if you define where you will walk. This can be done in many ways. Some of them include laying out formal walkways, planting trees and or shrubs to establish borders and corners, and creating shifts with your hardscape materials.
Pergolas and Gazebos
One of the gorgeous and therefore most popular touches you can add to an outdoor space is a pergola or gazebo that has been enclosed with colorful curtains that were designed to be used outdoors. These can effectively frame your outdoor space and create a perimeter that is gentle. They can also give you some shade on those hot, sunny days.
Consider how you will get into your outdoor space. You might think about using a trellis or arch as an entryway. Structures such as these can give your guests a definite sense of going into a new space. You can add to the design of them by adding some colorful plants that will climb up the trellis or arch too.
One definite way to define the spaces of an outdoor room is with fencing. Shrubs, weathered barn wood, bamboo, and latticework are all some of the options you have for fencing materials. This will create a boundary for your outdoor living space that is stylish. After you have gotten your ‘walls’ where they need to go, you can think about getting them decorated with artwork that can stand up to the harsh outdoor elements.
To further protect your space and its contents from the elements, you might think about covering it with an awning that has an eye-catching design. If you do this, you will be able to enjoy your outdoor space even when the weather is not too nice.
You might enjoy earthy tones inside your home, but when you take those colors outside, they can tend to blend in with their surroundings. Black might be stylish and chic inside too, but put black furniture outside and it will burn you every time you touch it. In order to complement the natural colors outside, you might add splashes of brightly colored, bold accessories. Bright red, yellow, and blue might seem to be a bit much, and indoors they would be, but when they are used outside, they can add a touch of playfulness.
We all know that lights get strung up during the holidays. You do not have to wait until then to use them in your outdoor living space though. Sometimes it is nice to spend a bit of time outdoors when it is dark. If you want to do this, you can set a mood by using some tasteful and dramatic outdoor lighting. Lighting that is effective can turn your outdoor living space into one that is safer due to the fact that people will be able to see where they are putting their feet when it is dark. It can also serve to turn your deck or yard into a space that is more inviting to spend your time once the sun has gone down.
Introducing talented Chicago-based designer, Alexandra Kaehler! Her designs radiate good taste, punctuated by contemporary touches and tailored details. Intrigued? Let's check out her gorgeous portfolio below!
She has such a wonderful design aesthetic, don't you agree? Each room she touches turned into a beautiful and sophisticated space. I just love the way she effortlessly mixes classic and contemporary with touches of the chic and unexpected to delight our visual sense. Such a talented, versatile designer, it's no wonder she is a nominated as one of the young interior designers to watch. Are you a fan of her gorgeous work as well?
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Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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