Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sponsor- Thank you!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cool designer alert- Lori Paranjape!

Introducing talented Nashville-based designer, Lori Paranjape. With a fresh, clean aesthetic, her work always exudes beauty and an effortlessly chic look. Without further ado, let's check out her gorgeous portfolio, shall we?

The designer: Lori Paranjape

Photo credit: Mrs.Paranjape

Aren't these rooms absolutely beautiful? Layered, delightful with a touch of the unexpected, her work is truly a breath of fresh air! A versatile designer and a master at mixing styles, there is so much to love about her amazing design approach! Are you drawn to her fabulous work as much as I do? What are your thoughts? 

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Inside a designer's bold, stylish and luxurious condo!

Even with a mere 525-square-footage, this tiny condo is brimming with high style, thanks to the talented hands of homeowner and interiors designer Jamie Alexander. Intrigued? Let's take a look at this lavishly layered abode, shall we?

Photo credit: Alex Lukey

This abode exudes glamour, drama and luxury, thanks to a combination of contrasting black and gold accents, dynamic elements, eye-catching wallpapers and luxurious details. I love how the the designer masterfully uses black in every room as a cohesive thread and incorporates plenty of white for visual balance. Bold, stylish and inspirational, there is so much to take away from this gorgeous home, don't you think? What are your thoughts?

Friday, January 26, 2018

A stunning Fayetteville home with serious wow factor!

This 13,000-square-foot partially constructed Fayetteville home has received a makeover from interior designer Casey Sarkin for a family of nine who enjoys hosting get-togethers. The challenge for the designer is to create a beautiful interior that matched its scale yet comfortable enough for the family's everyday routines. Let's check out the results of this makeover, shall we? 

Photo credit: Rett Peek

Besides its magnificent size, this stunning home has some serious wow factor, don't you think? The suspended swing and the oak treatment on the fireplace surround in the living room, white oak-paneled wall in the kitchen and floating vanity in the master bedroom are absolutely unexpected yet surprisingly delightful! I like how the designer uses larger furniture and design elements to match the scale of this grand home. I also like how the designer effortlessly carry the neutral color scheme and wood element throughout the whole house for a sense of warmth, flow and cohesiveness. The gorgeous marbled wallpaper and custom arched iron doors are especially my favorite details in this amazing home. Is there anything that catches your eye as well? I would love to know your thoughts!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Favorite room of the week!

Such a gorgeous dining room! The gorgeous blue gray floral wallpaper catches your eyes immediately, the perfect backdrop in this stunning room. The classic crystal chandelier adds a touch of luxury and elegance while the beige buffalo check dining chairs lend a sense of relaxed charm to this elegant space. A black console with lovely ginger jars, topiaries, flowers and a few accessories grounds the room while providing visual interest. Meanwhile, the woven basket and blinds add textures and warmth to the dining area. An effortlessly chic, comfortable, charming and thoughtfully designed room, what's not to love? I am a huge fan of this fabulous dining room, what about you, my lovelies? Any thoughts?

Photo credit: Patrick Cline/ Lonny

How To Work Your Smart Technology Into Your Home Decor!

This post is provided by Ryan Tyson.

Technology makes our lives easier every day, and by following a few design rules, they can even help liven up our homes! When you think of gadgets like smart thermostats, elegant and trendy (décor-wise) may not be the first qualities that come to mind. Thankfully, installing a new device on your wall or incorporating other technology into your home does not have to come at the expense of exquisite style. Follow these tips to incorporate smart technology into your home’s design.

Reorganize to Highlight Your New Technology

Some technology requires that you make space or reorganize a room. For example, if you get a device that projects information onto a wall, you will need to rearrange things so that the projection will work. You could settle for a blank wall, but there is another option: create a frame around the projection space using simple decorations such as frames and shelves. Arranging the room in this way will give it a unique, practical feeling and create the space needed for the new gadget.

Another option is to feature the technology as an art piece. Many items come in minimal colors and simple, fluid shapes. If you have a modern kitchen or living room, these devices can stand on their own as tasteful and interesting centerpieces.

Go Minimal With Hands-Free Technology

In some cases, the technology informs what design changes are needed to capitalize on your home’s current style. For example, with some hands-free technology (such as wireless sound systems), you can forgo ugly bundles of cables and wall mounts. If a desk or side table is in place to hide all those wires, you can upgrade some appliances to wireless and freely reorganize with no strings attached.

Look for Pieces That Complement Your Existing Space

Thankfully, many engineers know that form is as important as function when it comes to interior design. Self-watering flower pots, smart lights, and even smart shower heads come in an array of looks, meaning you can find one that goes with your existing style. Many smart baby monitors, for instance, are round and have fun, playful designs to fit in with other infant décor. When shopping for smart appliances, consider items that will go with what you already have in place.

Get Creative With Your Wall Space

Many smart technologies, like a security system or smart thermostat installation, will need to find a place on your walls. You can work with these items by incorporating them into a gallery of wall art, or you can add a shelf to house other pieces around the wall-hanging gadgets. A wall shelf can even be used to highlight the new technology while featuring other items, such as family photos, statues, book ends, and plants.

Add Some Design Pop With New Gadgets

Thanks to the modern era of technology, you do not have to comprise on the style you love for the sake of convenience. Follow these guidelines to work smart technology seamlessly into your home décor. Whether you are installing a smart thermostat or redoing the bathroom fixtures, these tips will help you stay connected and chic.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cool designer alert- Lexi Westergard!

Introducing talented Phoenix-based designer, Lexi Westergard. With an aesthetic for the clean, bright and fresh, her designs always exude an effortlessly chic and livable feel. Without further ado, let's check out her beautiful portfolio, shall we?

The designer: Lexi Westergard

Photo credit: Lexi Westergard Design

I absolutely adore her gorgeous work! By masterfully combining interesting textures such as wood, leather, brass, metal with muted, patterned textiles, her interiors exude a warm, youthful and stylish vibe. Such delightful, refreshing and inspirational designs, what's not to love? What are your thoughts?

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