Creating Multiple Spaces with Room Dividers

June 13, 2011

Happy Monday ~ I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I got to thinking the other day while walking around Pottery Barn - love that store - and noticed the way they used room dividers to create small vignettes within such a large space. Don't you think you could use a room divider or screen in your home to break up a large room into smaller spaces?  What a great idea! This white open bookcase divides one large space into two separate functions~ living and dining...Your books become ART...what a fab look!  This is actually a great idea for a DIY Saturday project....get your tools … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #16

June 11, 2011

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Welcome to the 16th edition of Saturday Spotlight! We have some exciting news to announce.  Both of us are participating in the Blogger Block Party hosted by At The Picket Fence the week of June 20th.  We’ll be kicking off the official start of SUMMER with a continuous week long link party (+awesome giveaways) and we are inviting you to join us!  There will be a different theme(s) each day hosted by each blog. Jenn (Green Door Designs) will be hosting the Summer Fashion link party on Wed, June 22 & Jenna (SAS Interiors) will be hosting the Summer Spaces link party on Thurs, June … [Read more...]

5 Ideas to Accessorizing Your Coffee Table Decor

June 9, 2011

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I'm always swooning over a nicely decorating and "put together" coffee table.  It's the center of  most living / family rooms, yet it's often forgotten about or is cluttered with magazines, papers, and remotes.  Because the coffee table is the focal point of the space, why not dress it up to reflect your style and interior decor?! Because the coffee table can have numerous functions, it's often difficult to know how to style it.  Have you asked yourself, what should I do with this large flat surface?  Here are five easy tips to create a beautiful and stylish coffee table. 1. Introduce … [Read more...]

Announcing a Blogger Block Party!

June 8, 2011

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If you haven't noticed yet, there is a lil' image (well, actually it's pretty big) at the end of my recent posts about a Blogger Block Party that I'm participating in, along with 11 other blogs. Heather and Vanessa of At The Picket Fence have created and are hosting an AMAZING BLOGGER BLOCK PARTY.  And you can't have a party without some friends (right?).  Well....they've invited quite a crew...take a look: 12 BLOGS, 6 DAYS, 1 PARTY Heather and Vanessa-At The Picket Fence Debbie-DebbieDoo's Blogging and Blabbing Kristin-My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Kim-Savvy Southern … [Read more...]

Chicago: The City of Contemporary Eclectic Interiors

June 7, 2011

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(photos from my recent trip) Fresh back from my trip to Chicago, I was truly inspired by the cities Public Art Program.  It's adaptation to add abstract Art and cultural elements throughout the city started in the late 70s with a law passed that a percentage of building costs be put towards purchasing public works of art (a.k.a.  ~ outdoor sculptures and outdoor elements) and displaying them throughout the city.  From this initiative, many Chicagoans have taken this artistic approach and have adapted it into their own interior decor. To sum it up, my take on Chicago style is contemporary … [Read more...]

Are You READY….?

June 6, 2011

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...for these two new Design Shows: HGTV'd and Million Dollar Decorators? HGTV'd is a new show airing TONIGHT on HGTV (obviously). The premise of the show, put ever-so perfectly on their website is, For anyone who has ever wished that HGTV would come to their home, that dream is about to come true in HGTV'd. In each episode, one of our HGTV stars will arrive at the home of a viewer, surprising them with jaw-dropping makeovers and over-the-top transformations. Pretty cool if I do say so myself!  If you want to enter, fill out {this} form and send your pictures.  Don't miss out on … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #15

June 4, 2011

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Welcome to the 15th edition of Saturday Spotlight! Our 15th week...can you believe it?!  Let's see what you've been up to ~ This linky party hosted by Jenna of SAS Interiors and Jenn of Green Door Designs is fun and unique! Link up your project ONCE and it's showcased on TWO blogs = More exposure...More FUN?! Our combined FEATURE pick from week #14This is such a fabulous and adorable re-do of a porch swing created by The Cellar Door Stories.  The the saying "{sit and swing awhile} "! Jenna's Pick from week #14Look at this chevron wall ~ AMAZING!  I thought I was gutsy enough to paint … [Read more...]

Chicago…Here I Come!

June 3, 2011

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As this post is going live, I am on a jet plane to The Windy City... Chicago! Yet it won't be windy while we're there ~ today is supposed to be in the high 80s.  HOT - - HOT - - HOT!  This trip is not for work, but instead a long girls weekend with my mom to visit my Aunt who just moved from the burbs to downtown. It was a little difficult to pry myself away from the routine of everyday life  - - work and taking care of my kids - - but I left it all behind (with a lot of planning) to have some me time! Since I have a background and passion for architecture, Chicago is an amazing … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel with Frappe Accents

June 1, 2011

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After many months, the warm weather FINALLY made it's arrival and over the past few weeks, I've been sprucing up for summer.  One area of my home that I've been focusing on is making some updates to the fireplace mantel. With a few simple switches and a couple DIY projects, it's looking much lighter and summer-y! Just to give you a peak at what it looked like before ~ The fireplace wall is quite the focal point in my home.  The wall is a burnt orange hue (the pictures distort the actual color a bit - - it's not as bright in person), while the other walls in the room are cardboard … [Read more...]