Monday, February 27

Glitter Guide - Highlights from Style at Home with The Doctors Closet

When Monika of The Doctor's Closet asked me to help get her home "Glitter Guide" ready I was thrilled.  Having consulted with her throughout her decorating process I can say there's nothing quite like working with a client who has great style, it makes the job so easy! 

I like to begin by removing all clutter.  Once you have a clean slate then you can decide what you want to put back into the space, what needs to find a new home and what should be added.

In the bedroom we chose gorgeous pillows and a beautiful Cameroon Juju Hat from The Cross Design.  I absolutely love the pattern the pillows bring and texture the feathers add to the room.  The large custom Confetti painting is a fun addition and pulls together the palette of gold, silver, white and cream.

The simplest way to add pattern to a bathroom is to display printed towels. These were purchased at HomeSense.  I love the whimsical his/hers hooks and the LOVE prints by Jen Ramos are perfect for the space!

I've had many people ask where pillows should be placed on a sectional couch.  Having them in the corner can be enough but I also like the look of pillows on either side - it gives lots of opportunity to add texture, warmth, possible color and pattern making any couch inviting!  Here we used a monochromatic approach but added interest with different fabrics and textures.  A moroccan leather pouf always looks fabulous and can be used as an extra seat or ottoman in a small space.  The bar table, also from Homesense, was a fun addition; when you have beautiful glasses and accessories you need to show them off!

Shelving can be daunting to decorate in a home office.  In Monika's office we cleared all unneeded papers into IKEA boxes and made her shelves a place to display books, artwork and beautiful ceramics.  Artwork can be a print, original painting or even a framed card or calendar page.  One of the best functional and decorative items you can add to your home office is a chalkboard decal.  This one is from Urbanwalls where you can find different sizes and shapes so you're sure to find one to fit your space perfectly.

Click here to read the feature on Glitter Guide!

Photo credit: Ellen Ho of Hong Photography

Thursday, February 16

Mustaches & Bowties

It's hard for me to believe but we just celebrated our baby's 1st birthday.  After hosting many girly parties (princess, fairy, princess, flowers, princess, get the picture) I was excited to venture out into a boys world.  For his very first party I couldn't think of a more perfect theme than this one for our "little man".  Here are a few details.

Bowtie Napkins - luncheon napkins and napkin rings made from cardstock, adapted from Martha Stewart
Polka Dot Straws with paper mustaches 

Tie Garland - template from Shindig Parties To Go

Mustache Cupcakes - chocolate molds from Scoop-n-Save

The birthday boy and his big sisters

Friday, February 3

Etsy - Pillow Talk

I love Etsy!  Etsy is a place you can go to find original home d├ęcor, art and anything else your creative heart desires.  Recently, I was searching for pillows and came across some with words and phrases on them.  I love that these pillows can make a statement and add quirky character to any room.  As an added bonus, I’ve found that sellers will often let you customize your pillows.  What would you say?!

1. XOXO - alexandra ferguson
2. I Love Cake - Raine Style Home
3. Beauty Full - DeLysh Design
4. HOME - knot for sale
5. Happily Ever After - tillyanna designs
6. No Whining - alexandra ferguson
7. Smile - Honey Pie Design

You can find my Etsy store by clicking here!