Tag Archives: Interior Decorating

Bad Closet Doors to Bad Ass Closet Doors…

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This is such a great idea!  For those that have accordion doors…and can’t update to a barn door or just have no desire. This is such a FABULOUS idea!

Cover the doors in fabric and edge with a nail head trim. Genius!

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Contemporary Drapery Presentation…

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Installed another one of my favorite drapery hanging presentation’s.

These drapes have no rod…they’re mounted on a piece of wood…I absoulutely LOVE this look.

It’s clean, fresh and modern!

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Why didn’t I think of that…

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When designing…sometimes we all get a little jaded!  But this is something that my clients have really been enjoying.

They LOVE the fact that they can have an ottoman…but when they want a harder surface for beverage placement or for something that would need a little more support.  That’s when we have put a cocktail table over the ottoman…one that has wheels on it…so you can pull it in…or to push it out!

Works for me!

 

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No Lives Have Ever Been Lost from Design Errors…

But you would think that…when a Designer creates an error even with something as simple as a pillow.  That life support needs to be on stand-by.

Here are 10 ways that Designers like to create that unique stamp on a room!HomeDesign6

  1.  Comfort is the key to Great Design.

  2.  Create Impact walls with Art not just color!

  3. Do NOT over Design the room…most importantly CONTRIVED ROOMS are BORING!

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4. Buy the BEST you can!

5. Gathered rooms create interest…something old, something new, something black, something shiny, and add lots of textures.

6. Stop doing DECORATIVE Bed…instead create FASHIONABLY Functional beds!

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7.  Layer, layer and for gosh sake LAYER…with color and textures!

8.  Try not to match Art work with room decor.

9. Books…add lots of CHARACTER to a room!

10. Buy quality main pieces…coordinate with TRENDY accents so that it’s easy to transition out…when you’re updating!

No fabric or accessory was hurt in the creation of this blog post!

 

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Love Me a Good…NO Great Tone on Tone Design Direction…

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When creating tone on tone design…it must also include use of major texture interest! Example A…this fabulous hallway made even more fabulous with all of this trim molding!

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Also LOVING how fresh the lighter floors feels especially within this beautifully created neutral tone on tone designed home.

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Once again texture takes precedent here in the tile presentation.

Interiors by Gretchen Black and JS Home Design.

 

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New Directions with Tile…

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Get your HEX on!

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Hex “old school patterns” revisited!

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Return of fire clay’s in great new patterns and shapes!

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Moroccan Zellige tiles with their texture and shine come in a wide selection of colors and they’re total show stoppers!

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Just Because…

Being a former store owner when I come across a fellow merchant that I think that is just doing it right…I need to take a moment for a little praise!

MEET: HAPPY.PRETTY.

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Melanie Marshall’s store is located in Midland, MI…which is located almost in the center of the state(perhaps that’s why the town is called Midland).

Either way…Melanie does it right!  This brick and mortar store is laid out beautifully, well displayed and offering a superior LIFESTYLE experience!

 

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LOVING the concrete sink…well played…especially when needing a place to fill vases for her fabulous flower presentations.

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Melanie…is also right on trend…with the new direction for floral’s…reflecting the “dutch still life styling”…or free form floral placement.

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Melanie…double and triple up on those fabulous chenille balls…they sell like hot cakes!

So when in the area…stop in!  Or visit her blog for a long distance visual delight!

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http://happyprettylifestyle.com/blog/2016/5/18/happy-prettys-new-brick-and-mortar

If anyone’s hears or knows about a GREAT retail storefront like this…email me at simpleandcozylifestyle@gmail.com!

 

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