Apr 17

Pillow Fight!!

Posted In Decorating, Move-in's, Old to New, Redesign, Shopping, Styling, Uncategorized

Are you a pillow lover, or a pillow fighter?  It seems like every household has someone who makes a stand against throw pillows on the furniture… someone who proclaims to not like them, not want them, and will not even consider the potential beauty they provide.  Reasons abound, but pillow fighters mostly think these soft poofs serve no purpose whatsoever and are always in the way, making it impossible to sit or lie down easily.

Really?! I guess it can be time-consuming to swipe pillows onto the floor before retiring to bed at night (approx 15 seconds) and especially to place them back on said bed the next morning. (close to 30 seconds) Worse yet, is the necessary adjusting, fluffing, moving or tossing of pillows when lounging on the sofa, (takes 10-20 seconds) and then putting them back when the movie is over. (40 seconds, start to finish)

Hmmm… too much work??  Absolutely not!  Worth it?  YES!  Adding pillows is, by far, the easiest and cheapest way to brighten up and accessorize a space.  Just imagine what all of these rooms would look like without their pillows.

 

 

 

 

 

Yes…  BLAAAAH would be the word to describe these spaces if pillow-less.

Always opt to finish off your rooms with a few throw pillows.  It’s easy.  BOOM… toss them in and you’ve got instant personality, color and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 23

Mirror Mirror…

Posted In Art, Decorating, Move-in's, Redesign, staging, Styling, Uncategorized

What does your mirror reflect? It’s so much more interesting when you can see the reflection of something pretty inside the frame, like here, where mirrors show off the attractive rooms they live in:

 

The view in the mirror can also be of the view… out of a window on the opposite or adjacent wall.  This reflection will bring ALOT more bright light into the “mirrored” corner of the room… great for dark spaces!

Be sure your mirrors are doing double duty in your rooms, looking great where they are hanging AND reflecting something attractive.  If you see a not-so-nice view, of the ceiling, a bathroom cabinet, the TV, or a messy corner of the room, maybe it’s time to move the mirror to a new location.  OR, try tilting the mirror slightly… down, with the frame away from the wall a bit, or up with the frame lined up flat up against the wall. You’ll be surprised at how differently the mirror reflects with this tiny shift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 03

Pinterest LOVE

Posted In Art, Clothing, Decorating, Shopping, Styling, Uncategorized

As if I needed another excuse to spend WAY too much time on the internet.  As if I’d asked for more luscious pictures to peruse… of places, products, people and other amazing things to drool, dream and dote over.  AND then… along came

Pinterest Logo

DAMN you, Pinterest!  My daughters warned me.  My friends suggested I proceed with great care.  Even I knew I’d have to exhibit great self control.  MY Motorcycle Man rolled his eyes and groaned when I told him I wa now “addicted” and had hung out on Pinterest from 12:30-3:30 this am!  Question:  would I be awake during the middle of the night if I didn’t have Pinterest to play with?

But…. Pinterest is a great way to organize beautiful photos of my likes, loves, dreams, wishes, plans, ideas.  And… to look at those of other Pinterest fiends from around the world.  In picture form.

Here are some pictures from my files.

I like these bedrooms:

 

 

Such cool chandeliers:

Oh WoW… Looking for a branch now:

Inspiring garden scenes:

 

A must have…    gypsy trailer in my backyard…

Fun outfits are easy to find and “pin”:

 

 

My favorite Pins are the funny ones:

 

 

 

Have you looked at Pinterest?  Punch the “P” button on the right side of my website and you’ll get a little taste. Beware… you just might get hooked!!!

(PS….If you need an invite, let me know!)

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