Next up on our list of Christmas decorating styles is one that hearkens back to childhood. The rustic look is one that many of us are instantly comfortable with as it seems familiar and cozy all at once.Read More
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People often stick to one metal, rather than mixing metals in home decor. If you are truly a fan of chrome and that's what you love, then why not?
But mixing metals is a great way to add a bit of visual interest to your room. It's an old interior decorating myth to think that you can't put warm and cold metal tones in one room.
A few weeks back we talked about not neglecting the greenery inside your home, and esuring that what your plants go in is as considered as any other element in your home.
This week we're looking outside to your yard, deck, patio or balcony., Not matter the size or type of space, it can always benefit from a bit of seasonal greenery, and you want it to look its best.Read More
I'm just back from two and half weeks driving around Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley. A great way for Steve and I to recharge and reconnect, not to mention the glorious food and wine ;)Read More
What goes around comes around, especially in fashion and home decor. Some trends are revived that arguably could be left alone (looking at you macrame) and others are given a fresh take. The current trend for terrazzo is the latter …Read More
Sherwin William Hunt Club green is a classic on the lines of British Racing Green. It's a deep, mature color that can add drama and depth to your space. You can go bold with a deep color on your walls (or thing fireplace mantel!) or use it around the room to create stunning touchesRead More
With colder weather is setting, it's the perfect time to think about getting cozy indoors. But cozy doesn't necessarily mean country. You can create a warm and inviting space while still hanging on to your urban style.Read More
Here's a peek at a dressing room recently completed for a client. The space was formerly a small nursery, with dark blue walls that made the space feel crowded and the light stark. We designed a simple organizing system that allowed them to retain space for ironing and dressing.
The walls were lightened to a pale grey, gauzy drapes and a glamorous light fixture were added, and it was ready to go - but yes there is a cellular shade as well for privacy!
Using the corner is always an issue in a closet, as clothes closest to the wall often end up half hidden behind a cupboard wall. Keeping the walls of the unit shallow and allowing a bit of separating between the two hanging spaces means the clothes in the corner are still easily accessible.
The beautiful, extra large mirror with gorgeous bevelled edges serves two functions: its obvious reflective function for dressing and maximizing light in the small space.
While we don't all have the space to create a luxe dressing room with centre cabinets and walls of shoe racks, it is possible to take a small space like this and make it very functional. Who needs another guest room when you can have a spot that you will use daily and makes your life a bit easier?
From restaurants to clubs that celebrate the history of Mardi Gras, it's a fabulous tour. Check it out over at A Bloomsbury Life.