Category Archives: Decor

2014 Color Of The Year….

Radiant Orchid (Or all shades of purple)! 

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Purple and its many shades are some of the most beautiful colors that work well with every skin tone. Mix this color in your clothing, accessories and makeup. Plus, it’s a great palate to include in your home decor.

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Sephora

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Macy’s

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Kohl’s

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Home Decor

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Radiant Orchid is definitely the new black!

Ordinary To Extraordinary!

My family and I moved into our house almost three years ago, and after completing most home projects, it was finally time to remodel the master bath. I have been thinking about this project for a long time; and the goal was to make a small, narrow ordinary space into a dream bath….a modern hotel look.

For inspiration, I searched small bathrooms on Pinterest; and fell in love with these white bathrooms.

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Master Bath Before Photos:

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Master Bath After:

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With the help of my wonderful contractor, we had the materials and bath completed in two weeks. My favorite pieces include: ceramic flooring (wood feel), Kensington Oval Mirrors and Mercer Sconces (PotteryBarn) and rain shower head with frameless shower door. Most of the accessories were purchased from HomeGoods, Ikea and Macy’s.

The master bathroom finally has a modern hotel design; and the dominant white color enables the bathroom to feel larger and the floors to pop. And to complete the flow of color from the master bedroom (purple walls), I added purple accents to the bath. Plus, purple is the color of 2014.

If you are in the Cincinnati area, I highly recommend my contractor, Barry Engel (bengel@zoomtown.com). He’s extremely professional, trustworthy and an all-round nice guy!

Happy Remodeling!

Closet Makeover!

Home makeovers are fun! Especially, when ideas from Pinterest become reality.

“My Inspiration”…from www.nutmegplace.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hated my “blah” foyer closet and I wanted to transform it into a decorative showpiece with useful storage space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the help of my very handy father-in-law and husband, the foyer closet started to take shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, after all the designing, painting, wood-cutting and decorating……our “blah” foyer closet became a “wow” foyer closet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cost for paint, wood, pillows, cushions and hardware…..$800 (not including labor).

Happy Decorating!

 

Easy Holiday Decor

Once again, I was on Pinterest; and found an easy-to-create holiday centerpiece or a stand-alone decoration.


Here’s the recipe for an easy holiday decoration:

-1 black lantern (Ikea, Lowe’s, etc)

-Extra ornaments (I purchased mine from Target)

-Holiday ribbon (Target dollar bin)

The new holiday decor looks great and the lanterns can be used all year long!

Happy Holiday Decorating!

Party Planning…..Bridal Showers!

For a few years, I have been secreting planning a bridal shower for one my dearest friends. So when she announced her engagement last Fall, I went into full bridal shower  planning mode.

Finally, July 1st arrived; and I had the privilege of hosting a beautiful shower for a beautiful bride-to-be.

The Place-settings & Menu Cards (digibuddhapaperie.etsy.com)

 

Party Games: Shower Libs (www.etsy.com/people/camispaperie) & Bridal Bingo (www.etsy.com/shop/ThePaperCanary)

 

 

Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake (The bride’s favorite) – A Pinterest Design

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The shower was perfect; and a good time had by all!

Happy Party Planning!

 

Create Your Own Outdoor Getaway!

It’s so simple and low-cost to create your very own getaway. We have a very nice deck that needed sprucing up with color; and it did not take me long to find the perfect accessories for a tranquil outdoor space.

Sam’s – Red Umbrella $100

Walmart – Green Seat Cushions $28 each

Lowe’s – Rainbow Seat Cushions $12 each

Ikea – Black Lanterns $7.99-$14.99

Crate & Barrel – Citronella Pillar Candles $8.95 each

 

Enjoy the Summer!