Posted on July 21, 2014
I spend a lot of time in my bathroom getting ready in the morning or doing my bedtime routine at night. Too much time is spent in this room for it to be anything but fabulous. I want my bathroom to create a feeling of relaxation. Also, since I don’t have a powder room or guest bathroom, I want to keep my personal items out of sight or neatly organized and make my guests feel right at home.
Posted on May 10, 2014
I’ve finally finished decorating the apartment and I am so proud of it! It’s the first time I have lived somewhere and had full control over decorating decisions. In San Diego I had roommates, in DC I had roommates and in LA I lived with my sister but in Dallas I live with my bf and he sorta let me take the reins.
Of course it’s not a house so you can’t really make it your own but decorating helps!
I took it one room at a time and worked slowly and I am so glad I did. When I finished one room and the excitement of seeing it completed wore off, I would get started on the next. It prolonged my enjoyment. Of course, the decorating is never really finished. I am always scouring Home Goods, antique stores, World Market and Pier 1 for more items. I just love making my home a nice place to be.
Below is my completed apartment!
This was easy to complete considering it is a beautiful kitchen to begin with. Dark mahogany wood, granite counters, green sub-way tile back-splash, dark wood floor…all it took was a few easy touches. A golden peacock feather serving-tray from India, a cookbook display (which is extremely useful), a spice rack and a few odd- and-ends. It is my favorite room in the house.
Posted on May 4, 2014
I spend half of my time at home in the kitchen. There is nothing I love more than pouring a glass of wine, opening up a Giada cookbook and making whatever looks good. But as an amateur chef, I must say my wish list of kitchen gadgets and odds-and-ends is extensive.
Below is my kitchen wish list and I can only hope my boyfriend is reading and taking note for future gift ideas 😉
1. Measuring Hedgies:
$38 at Anthropologie
The description describes me perfectly.
Trust us: a collapsed souffle can and will be overlooked by guests, should these four gilded cuties be in plain sight, triumphantly scaling here-and-there mounds of sugar and flour. (Oh, you lovely disaster, you.) The most delightful hostess gift imaginable.
Posted on April 25, 2014
If there is one thing about home décor that annoys me the most, it’s the fact that so many people hang up generic wall art they find at the store. How many “Starry Night” reprints are currently hanging over American dinner tables? It’s tragic.
Now of course there are a few exceptions but Grumpy Cat, Jesus and dogs playing poker aside, art is meant to be original.
Come on, people! Let’s get creative about the things we hang. After all, we each lead such unique lives and our art should tell that story.
1. Make your favorite quote into art.
Words can be worth a thousand pictures. In college I bought a canvas from a craft store for about 6 bucks, I painted the background gold and then used a bold emerald green to simply paint the words to one of my favorite quotes from literature on it.
It was a simple and unique way to incorporate my love of words into décor.
Here is my quote canvas:
Posted on April 23, 2014
So spring is here! And the weather could not be more nice.
I for one love to update my home and wardrobe with each changing season. Here are some easy and fun updates for spring!
1. Fresh flowers and plants.
This is of course a no-brainer. There is nothing more spring than flowers. I found these at Trader Joe’s and all were under $5.