A Different Kind of L-O-V-E

February 14, 2011

You had to know today's post would be about Valentine's day in some way, right?  I'll avoid all "talk" about roses and romance, and instead share with you some lovely and divine ways to express LOVE...The simple letters of L, O, V, E create such a powerful word when put together to make LOVE  Make an impact with LOVE Express your LOVE Share your LOVEThe word LOVE printed on your headboard is a continual reminder that your bedroom is a safe and comforting haven. Remind yourself about LOVE everyday Wear your LOVE1. Max and Chloe, $1002. Alex Woo3. Cartier - $454. … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Hang Wallpaper

February 11, 2011

For the past few weeks, I've been sharing my many recent basement updates with you and today I've got another one....  {How to Hang Wallpaper} The basement had been the one space in my home that was in major need of sprucing up, hence my many recent DIY project posts.   Last week, I debuted my new Mom Cave / Craft Area that I recently created on a slim budget, and received some amazing and encouraging comments.  BUT, before the new desk went into place and the new shelving was hung, I wanted to give wallpapering a try (this was my first wallpapering experience ~ I know, … [Read more...]

A Mix of Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional

February 10, 2011

Back in December, I was a Guest Blogger at Green Door Designs and wrote about my personal design style and aesthetic.  I recently revisited the post, and wanted to share it with you... I appreciate all design styles, but my personal favorite is a transitional look, which is a mix of traditional elements combined with a little modern edge. The transitional style is truly the best of both worlds...it combines the stream-lined, minimalist look of contemporary with the detailed and more ornate look of traditional.  With a transitional style, you really can't go wrong...there are no rules, no … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating a Chalkboard Wall

February 9, 2011

My son doing his best 'Vanna White" As you know from a few previous posts, I have been feverishly working on my basement revamp! One of the many projects  included creating a new Chalkboard Wall for the kids.  They just love using chalk on the driveway, but in these winter months that's unfeasible.  So I thought... let's bring the LOVE of CHALK indoors!   Supplies MDF Boards (cut to size) Chalkboard Paint White Paint (preferably semi-gloss) Screws Hammer / Screw gun Measuring Tape Pencil Level This Chalkboard Wall creation actually cost $0, because all the … [Read more...]

Faux Animal Heads For Your Interiors

February 7, 2011

I had definite mixed feelings on writing a post about using faux animal heads in our interior decor.  Thinking about animal heads, brings me back to my childhood when I walked into a  friends house, and was welcomed everytime by what felt like the wilderness.  Those poor little animals now mounted on polished wood, made me heart ache. The interior topics that I usually cover, I feelpassionate about and want to share with others to use and incorporate in theirhomes.  But even though I may not like something, it doesn't mean I shouldn't write about it.   So how do … [Read more...]

My Mom Cave (Craft Area) Reveal!

February 4, 2011

Over the past year since moving into our home, we've had many {guests, parties, and gatherings}. As we've enjoyed showing off our new digs, not many people were allowed visited the basement {dun...dun...dun...}.  It was the only space we hadn't focused on until NOW. The basement was a bit of a scary space with semi-gloss yellow colored walls and crap a mish mosh of furniture and disorganization. This past weekend my husband and I, along with our two kids in tow, Seized & Conquered, our basement makeover on a dollar beer budget. The final touches of pillows, pictures, and personal … [Read more...]

DIY: Chalkboard Platter

February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day... The pivotal point of the year when we await Famous Phil's emerging from underground to see if Spring will be here soon or if winter will be sticking around for another 6 weeks.  With all the snow we're having in the Northeast, was Phil even able to make his grand entrance from the hole this morning?? I recently picked up a can of chalkboard paint and it's been a blast to work with.  I've used it for several projects and my most recent was to update a simple platter that I purchased from TJ Maxx for $5!{The Completed Chalkboard Platter Makeover}{The … [Read more...]

7 Staple Ingredients to Fabulous Brownie Cookies

February 1, 2011

Today is surely a snowy day in many parts of the country.  I thought I'd share a tasty treat that I recently made for a get together with some girlfriends. I know it's a diversion from my {interior talk}, but once you taste these little joys of heaven, you'll be in pure bliss!  {Enjoy}Ingredients1 package Fudge brownie mix 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted4 ounces cream cheese, softened1 egg1 cup of powdered sugar1 cup creamy peanut butterChocolate Fudge Frosting (I used a store bought version)All of these ingredients are staples in most homes, so you shouldn't have to … [Read more...]

CSN Store Giveaway

February 1, 2011

CSN Stores is at it again!CSN is kindly giving away a $35 Gift Certificate to any of their 200 Online Stores!Find everything from Office Desks to exercise equipment to baby products.  You can buy many of your favorite brand name items at a discount price.  To Enter: Comment on this Facebook page: Like it Win it Or below!Bonus Entries (you can participate in ALL entries):'Like' SAS Interiors on FacebookRepost the giveaway on your Facebook page & comment back to let me knowFollow SAS Interiors on TwitterTweet about the giveaway: @SASInteriors_NY is giving away a $35 Gift … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winner: Notes {by redletter design studio}

February 1, 2011

We have a winner for the giveaway of a FREE Personalized Note Set from NOTES {by redletter design studio}.  The winner is......Grace MatthewsCongratulations Grace!  I will be in touch about your choice of note cards. … [Read more...]