Want to create a “spa” like environment in your master bath? Why not repurpose your bar cart into a “spa bar cart”. By incorporating all your favorite bath accessories onto your bar cart, you can create a 5-Star spa-like environment in your master bath.
Here is a close-up view of some my “spa goodies” that I have incorporated onto my “spa” bar cart.
1. Bath body brush
2. Favorite candle, scented lotions and perfumes
3. Dream platter to place my jewelry
4. Apothecary jars filled with my favorite bubble bath, Q-tips and Epson salt for soaking
5. Plush white robe (draped over the handle)
6…and don’t forget to add in plush white towels.
If you want to get more tips on how to create a “spa” like environment in your master bath, then click on the video below…Enjoy!
We all know that curtains are the window fashions in a space. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they also serve as a functional decorative element in a space. Decorating with curtains is easy to do because of these three functional decorative elements: decoration, privacy, and protection. As a designer, whenever I am designing a space, I always look for a collection of curtains –Yorkshirelinens that have all three of the decorative elements.
Curtains are the finishing jewels for windows when decorating a space. Decorating with curtains in various patterns, colors, and styles can help to define a design style or introduce a new style in a space. Grommet curtains give a space more of a transitional/contemporary look; whereas pinch pleats and rod-pocket curtains offer more of a traditional look in a space.
Privacy is also one of the functional decorative elements of curtains. Decorative curtains can be used as room dividers to define an area in a large open space or it can provide privacy barriers for areas in small space living quarters. In addition, decorative curtains can be used to camouflage open shelving as well as doorless closets in bedrooms. However, when using curtains in this manner of decorating, the length and fabric choice should be of most importance.
And the last functional decorative element of curtains is to provide protection. Curtains provide protection against the sunlight fading of fabric on furniture pieces and flooring (especially hard wood floors). In addition, it can provide protection against the outside elements of cold and heat.
So now, I am sure that you did not realize how curtains could be a functional decorative element outside of just hanging there looking pretty…LOL! I now challenge you to walk through your home to see if your curtains have all three functional decorative elements.
Decorating the space above kitchen cabinets can be somewhat tricky if not downright complicated. It is an area that will not received constant usage and the complexity of trying to keep up with the dusting makes one wonder why such an area even exists.
Well if you are lucky enough, if you want to call it luck, to have an empty area above your kitchen cabinets and need ideas on how to decorate that area, hopefully these pictures will give you some design inspirations.
Nate Berkus is one of my favorite designers hands down. I love his approach to design and his flair for creating fabulous office and home accents to fit every budget. With that being said, I was excited to see his new spring/summer collection for 2015 exclusively made for at Target. You can check out a few pieces of his collection here or visit Target.com to see the entire collection to purchase.
Ahhh, it is Monday again! You are probably saying to yourself, “what is it about Mondays, this lady loves so much”? Well, I love Mondays because I get to pick my “Mondays Must Have”…things that I must have in my life except relegated for usage on a Monday…LOL! Please don’t mind me…just enjoy!
This Mondays Must Have is the chaise lounge by Old Hickory Tannery. This chaise would look marvelous in my master bedroom. Not to mention that it would be a great place to read my favorite book or magazine.
Etageres have been around since the late 18th century. These lightweight pieces of furniture were predominately made in France and with everything else found their way into the homes in America.
The original usage of these open shelving units were to display decorative ornaments. Etageres are widely being used today in modern, contemporary and transitional design styles to display decorative accessories and collections.
Styling with all gold accessories.
Styling with a nautical/beach theme.
Styling with purple and mercury silver vases
If you have an étagère in your home, hopefully these design styles will inspire you to style your étagère. Thanks for stopping by!
Spring is here…and it is in full bloom in my master bedroom. I love changing the look of my master bedroom for the different seasons. I was able to add a little touch of spring to my bedroom by simply adding a new comforter, along with some decorative pillows, and new window treatments. In addition, by shopping my home for decorative accessories, I was able to completely change the look and feel of my bedroom.
Placing a decorative faux “old school” phone onto this nightstand adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
I love mixing traditional and contemporary pieces in a space…as well as mixing metallic colors.
It is always expected to see a piece of art, mirror or picture hung above the bed. I wanted to do the “unexpected” over my headboard, so by hanging the white birds in a flight pattern added the “unexpected” to the space.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the tour of the spring makeover of my bedroom. If you want to see the full tour of my bedroom, please click on the link and enjoy!
“Decorating Dilemma” is a series that I host on my YouTube Channel, Haute On Design. I provide tips on design and decorating for DIY homeowners. My latest “Decorating Dilemma” comes from Susan G. out of San Antonio, Texas.
Susan’s son is moving into an on-campus apartment that he will be sharing with three other students. The area that is the “decorating dilemma” is the common area that separates the bedrooms.
Here are the before pictures:
Window Wall. The exisitng sofa in the space.
Opposite the window wall. This is the furniture that comes with the apartment.
Here is the design inspiration board:
Here is the reveal of the window wall *after:
Here is the opposing wall from the window wall *after:
And now the full reveal of the space…you have to click on the video to see the reveal.
Thanks for stopping by! If you have a “decorating dilemma”, be sure to click on the “Decorating Dilemma” tab to get more information!
It just simply amazes me how beautiful the homes are of celebrities. I get so green with envy of the designers who are lucky to land these decorating and design projects.
John Legend and his beautiful cover girl wife, Christine Teigen, had their Manhattan apartment designed by Don Stewart, who by the way did an amazing job, profiled in the February edition of Architecture Digest.
Here is a quick tour of their apartment.
I am a fan of lighter interiors, but the grays and the blues in their living room space really has taken my breath away. The little punches of color in the florals and in the pink coffee table book helps to break up the monochromatic feel of the space.
The gold counter top bar stools are the show stoppers in their kitchen.
The bedroom oozes with sex appeal and sophistication. The wood wall behind the bed adds a dramatic texture to the space.
Of course, you would expect to see a piano in their home.
If you enjoyed this brief quick tour of their magnificent apartment, comment below which one is your favorite spot.