Spring Bedroom Makeover

happy bed 2

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.

happy man nightstand

Placing a decorative faux “old school” phone onto this nightstand adds a touch of whimsy to the space.

happy place dresser

I love mixing traditional and contemporary pieces in a space…as well as mixing metallic colors.

happy place front view

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: College Campus Apartment

OB-Decorating Dilemmas college campus apartment

“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:

Here is the design inspiration board:

OB-Ryan Design Board

Here is the reveal of the window wall *after:

OB-Ryan dorm window wall

Here is the opposing wall from the window wall *after:

OB-Dorm Unit TV wall

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!


Celebrity Lifestyle Living: John Legend and Christine Teigen


legend with wife

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.

legend living space

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.

legend kitchen

The gold counter top bar stools are the show stoppers in their kitchen.

legend bedroom

The bedroom oozes with sex appeal and sophistication.  The wood wall behind the bed adds a dramatic texture to the space.

legend piano

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.

Thanks for stopping by!







spring giveaway FOR youtube

It’s Here!…not Spring, but my “Spring Giveaway”.  I know I maybe a tad bit early, but like the old saying…”it is better early than late”.

I am going to reveal my “Spring Giveaway” Friday, March 6, at 8:00 am (central time) on my YouTube Channel…HauteonDesign.  If you are not already a subscriber, then just hit the SUBSCRIBE button to your right or you can SUBSCRIBE on my YouTube Channel in order to participate along with these other requirements:

1.  Must be a Haute On Design YouTube subscriber

2.  “Like” my Facebook Page…Haute On Design

3.  Follow me on Instagram at…hauteondesigntx

4.  Comment here or on my YouTube Channel, “why you would want to win the “Spring Giveaway”


That’s it…very simple to do and it does not cost you anything!


Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


Mondays Must Have #2


monday must have #2 brass bed

Photograph Courtesy of www.vielleandfrances.com

This Mondays Must Have is this gorgeous canopy bed called the Paramount King Metal Bed by Lilly Pulitzer.  I absolutely love the brass metal color and the grandness of the open dome canopy.  Both the headboard and the footboard are fabric upholstered which gives a great contrast to the hardness of the metal frame.

My plans are to do a spring makeover in my bedroom and this bed would fit perfectly in the space along with all the new decorative accents and bedding…oh so Haute!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my website/blog!  Always wishing you the best in your decorating endeavors.  Take care my friends!




Spring Bedroom Inspirations


zgallerie aquabedroom

Photo Courtesy of Z Gallerie at www.zgallerie.com

If you are looking for design inspirations for your bedroom for the spring, then ZGallerie is the place to look.  They have some of the most gorgeous bedroom vignettes that are sure to please any palette for the spring.  Don’t believe me, then take a look at some of their newest bedroom styles for the spring.

Don’t forget that you can always visit a local store in your area or shop on-line at www.zgallerie.com 

Zgallerie brightbeginnings

Photo Courtesy of Z Gallerie at www.zgallerie.com


Photo Courtesy of Z Gallerie at www.zgallerie.com

zgallerie ainsleybedroom_hero

Photo Courtesy of ZGallerie at www.zgallerie.com

zgallerie modernandcrisp

Photo Courtesy of ZGallerie at www.zgallerie.com


Thanks once again for stopping by!  Hopefully you will get inspired to redecorate your bedroom for the spring.




Three Ways to Styling A Coffee Table



tamela understated elegance 2

When it comes to decorating a coffee table, most people are stumped on how to create that designer look on their coffee table.  We either place too many things or not enough things to create that designer look.  There is a design science that only designers and decorators know about when it comes to decorating a coffee table…just kidding.

tamela minimalistic lookIn this picture, this is a discontinued cabinet door that I purchased from IKEA.

Actually the secret to successfully styling a coffee table is all about content, scale and proportion.

tamela nautical look

As with this nautical theme, I styled it using a descending or ascending order according to the height of the decorative accents (depending on which way you look at the coffee table…from right to left or left to right).  Styling a coffee table this way, in my opinion, is the easiest way to style a coffee table with confidence.


Thanks for stopping by!  And if you have any tricks or secrets on how to style a coffee table, please comment or share your picture on my Facebook page…Haute On Design.  I would love to read or see it!  Take care my friends!


Mondays Must Have #1


Mondays Must Have #1

Photo Courtesy of www.horchow.com

Mondays Must Haves is a new series on my blog.  Statistics show that Mondays are one of the most dreaded days of the week.  In my attempt to cherish everyday of the week as a gift from God, I wanted to make Mondays a happy day to begin my week and the week of my readers off to a great start.  Every Monday, I am going to share my favorite “must have”  things in home décor, food, fashion or a simple quote.

My Mondays Must Haves #1 is having a space in my home decorated by one of my favorite designers, Candice Olson.  I have been a fan of her design career since her show Divine Design aired on HGTV.  She is a talented designer whose design style will always be timeless and elegant.  She currently has a fabulous furniture line at Horchow, called Style Makers, which has a traditional base infused with modern design.

If you would like to share your Mondays Must Haves, please share them with me on my FaceBook Page at Haute On Design or on my Instagram at hauteondesigntx…I would love to see them.  Take care!



Dressing Table Makeover


dressing table fullview

I have watched this desk/dressing table over the years be transformed into many different styles.  The style changed as my daughter’s taste changed along with her age.  I think this maybe the last makeover that this desk/dressing table is going to receive before we retire her to the garage.  Next year, the style of her bedroom and  furniture will be modern glam…whatever that means in teenage jargon…LOL!

My daughter turned 15 this February and she wanted an area to do her hair and make-up, so once again, it was time to makeover her dressing table.  She actually helped with the makeover of her dressing table to my surprise.  However, I will be pleasantly surprised if she keeps it neat and organized.

dressing table 2


dressing table 4

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The Functional Beauty of Nesting Tables


nesting table otto

Eric Piasecki/OTTO… Courtesy of www.Onekingslane.com

Who doesn’t love the functional beauty of nesting tables?  I can remember seeing them in my grandmother’s home and wondering why would someone have three tables in their home that do not match in height.  Well fast forward 35 years, and as a designer, I am still in awe of them now as I was as a young child.


Peekaboo Clear Nesting Table…Courtesy of www.CB2.com

horchow nesting tables

Eglomise Nesting Side Tables…Courtesy of www.horchow.com


Anduze Nesting Tables…Courtesy of www.ballarddesigns.com

Are you currently using nesting tables in your décor.  Please comment below, I would love to hear how you are using them in your home.  Thanks for stopping by!


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