Tag: mirrors

A Statement Mirror in Every Room

January 13, 2016

What is the one accessory I suggest using in every room as a great statement piece?

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A mirror! Mirrors are a decorator’s best friend, and with good reason — a well-placed mirror makes the most of a room’s natural light, enhances views, opens a small space and adds sparkle to décor.

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I recently read an article from Houzz that stated that one of the main design trends we will see in 2016 is Statement Mirrors in the Bathroom:

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The Inspired Room Book Tour

November 6, 2015

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Melissa Michael’s new book The Inspired Room was released this week, (isn’t the cover beautiful?) and to celebrate, she’s inviting her blogger friends to share posts about how we were inspired to decorate a room in our home.

The room that popped immediately in my head was my guest room redesign. I recently finished decorating a bedroom in our NH home that I would finally be pleased to have guests stay over.

This was the guest room when we first moved in:

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Pretty sad guest room. Then by chance, I found this great headboard screen at Pier1 and the room took off from there. It was my inspiration piece for the room! So much better looking after don’t you agree?:

After:

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I found a great turquoise color I loved using the BM Color Capture App here. It is an easy tool to use to help you find the perfect paint color. I used many items that were already in the room and ‘borrowed’ the turquoise chair from another room. Love that free shopping!

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I think the room came out nice and comfy and is ready for guests. Plus our view out the window is a bonus!:

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You will love Melissa’s new book! It is filled with beautiful photos just like her first book, Love The Home You Have . I bought my copy this week and am enjoying each page. I love her laid back style of writing and decorating. And the photography is gorgeous!

The Inspired Room Tour - Celebrating the Launch of the New Coffee Table Book - The Inspired Room - by New York Times Best Selling Author of Love the Home You Have - Melissa Michaels
And you can also be part of this Inspired Room Tour by sharing your own inspired room. Go HERE for all of the details.

Order your copy of The Inspired Room HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

Updated Guest Bedroom

July 31, 2015

I am enjoying a nice, long two week vacation in our New Hampshire home. My husband and I do not get up here too often because of his business in RI. This is the longest we have ever stayed in our NH home at one time!! We both love it here and this is going to be our forever home.

Besides taking day trips, we tackled a few projects we have been wanting to do. The bath I shared here is complete so I moved on into the guest room. I have been wanting to update the room but not get into a big production with time and money. Do you know what I mean?

Remember my post here, where I was using the Ben Moore Color Capture App to find a paint color that worked well with a new comforter? There were a few color options, but I really liked the Ben Moore Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20:

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A really beautiful turquoise blue!

Here was the guest room before:

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And Now After:

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Does it look like a guest room where you would like to spend some time?

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I am really happy with how the room came out with just a few changes. I only painted the one wall so that the wall screen would be more pronounced. Not a lot of time or investment which is great. How do you like this Gentleman’s Gray paint color?

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly

Nina’s Before & After Living Room

July 9, 2015

It took a little while for the custom window treatments to be made, but they were well worth the wait:

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Aren’t they beautiful? The window treatments completed the room perfectly. Don’t you love that mirror over the fireplace?

I posted here a peek into Nina’s living room when we were working on it. Here was Nina’s living room when we began:

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And now after:

 

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We incorporated a few of her own furnishings in our plan such as the sofa, chair and table.

The bookshelves were all custom made to our specifications. They came out gorgeous and added so much to the room!

During the process:

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Before:

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After:

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Nina is so happy and that makes me so happy!

Below was our design board:

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We worked together online and through emails throughout the entire design. A fun project for both of us. I am grateful to be doing what I love!

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Online Coral & Aqua Bedroom Design

October 8, 2014

[pinterest]I recently completed an online design plan for Carol on a new bedroom design that she said I could share. She is recently divorced and was looking for a beautiful and feminine bedroom to come home to.

I found a coral fabric that we used as a starting point for the room:

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So pretty! Carol wanted white bedding, so she is going to use this fabric as a duvet folded at the bottom of bed and possibly even window panels.

She already has a bedroom set that we incorporated in our plan:

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I gave her a couple different wall colors to think about and she decided to go with Benjamin Moore Simply White:

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Fabric for pillows on bed and on new white chair:

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A beautiful new mirror for over the dresser:

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And here is Carol’s new bedroom design board:

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We love it! Coral and aqua is such a pretty color combination. I also suggested finding an old dresser that she could paint in a soft aqua color. Carol promised to send after photos which I will be sure to share with you!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

Sneak Peek At My New Condo

January 16, 2014

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I thought I would share a little preview of the new condo we moved into last month. Things were a little crazy with the Holiday’s and moving, but I wanted to get started on the place so we can relax. You might remember what I looked like when we first moved in:

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I  used most what I already owned such as this couch:

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It really did not look good with the white walls, so I bought a TJ Maxx king-sized, micromink blanket to disguise it:

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I did buy that fantastic mirror from Joss & Main and also the rug. Both incredible values for the total price of under $350.00.

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I still have a few accessories I would like to get. Plus, my by-the-side-of-the-road chairs I found are being upholstered. I will post a few pictures when they are finished.

What do you think? It is now a room I walk into and smile.

If you would like help decorating your space, contact me today.