Nov 29

Positioning a Piano

Posted In Decorating, Move-in's, Styling, Uncategorized

We just HAD to figure out how to fit a baby grand piano into this room.  It was a very important piece.  But, there were lots and lots of windows and doors in this beautiful ocean view space and we still had to fit in several other large pieces.  Where would everything go??  After much pushing, shoving, repositioning and rearranging, we thought the room looked best with the piano angled and the sofa positioned right in front of its straight edge, so it was angled too.  Very dramatic, and now everything fits just right!


Yes… there most probably IS room for a baby grand, maybe even a GRAND piano in your home.  We will find a way!

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Nov 25

Bedroom Update

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Updating a room can be the simplest thing.  A few toss pillows, a throw, a rug, colorful art, maybe a new lamp or two, and suddenly the room looks fresh and new and full of life.  Like here:



Yes!  This kind of transformation is easy, inexpensive and can be done in just a day.  You still have time before the holiday guests arrive…


Nov 22

Storage Solutions

Posted In Art, Budget, Clothing, Decorating, Green Design, Organization, Shopping, Styling, Uncategorized

Storage space is extremely tight in our “Casa de Oh My Gosh.”  Truth be told, Mr. is very much a hog when it comes to closet and drawer space.  (Do you know anyone who has over 200 motorcycle t’s in his dresser drawers?)  I’ve been squeezed out by the big guy and forced to figure out new ways to store MY important stuff. One thing I know is that if I can’t see what I own, I won’t wear it.  Therefore tucking things away, in under-bed storage boxes or on attic hanging racks will not work.  I’m thinking double duty… keeping some of the best of my clothing and accessories, especially the unique, vintage and colorful stuff, out on display.  Not only will this look nice, but it’ll be easy to see what I’ve got to choose from while getting dressed each day. Here’s what I’m thinking of doing:

Hanging hats on the wall, ready to grab and go:


Employing vintage dress forms to display jewelry.




Or to hold clothing.



Hand forms like these, on top of my dresser?  Yes, this would work too.



I love vintage clothing of all types.  Some pieces are SO beautiful that they really should be out of the closet to be enjoyed at all times.  How about this clothing valence?  Love the open shelves for shoes and scarves too.



More hats and bags, scarves, boots and coats all within eye’s view.  Fun, colorful and easy to grab and go.


For shopping or the beach, these roomy summertime straw bags look as good waiting to be used as they do slung over your shoulder as you dash out the door.


Time to get busy setting up my own storage/displays.  Have you any pictures to share?

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