Rowling Leather Products: Luxury Jewelry Box Organizers & Traveling Bags

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Click on the highlighted link for purchase and more information…Jewelry Box Vintage Armoire by Rowling

Rowling Leather Products has reached out to me to review their Jewelry Box Organizers/Armoires and Travel Bag. This review and comments are 100% my opinion. 


Every “fashionista” should have a luxurious jewelry box organizer to store her jewelry, watches and precious gems.   Rowling Leather Products have several deluxe leather-like jewelry box organizers that offers class and sophistication for jewelry storage.

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Click on the highlighted link for purchase and more information…Jewelry Box Organizer by Rowling

Rowling Leather Products take pride in making professional handcrafted jewelry box organizers with strict attention to detail.  The beautiful outside leather-like material offers durability and the velvet lining inside helps to protect your jewelry and precious gems. These jewelry box organizers/armoires make perfect birthday, Christmas and Mother’s Day gifts.


rowling traveling bag


A travel bag is a must for any “fashionista” always on the go!  This travel bag is waterproof so it will make the perfect carry-all bag to take to the lake, beach, and even on a picnic. The fun, bright and cheery pattern makes it a whimsical bag to carry in style.

rowling tamela holding bag

Hopefully, you fell in love with these fabulous jewelry organizers/armoires and travel bag just as I did.  Overall, the jewelry box organizer/armoires are a beautiful and a functional edition to my bedroom dresser as well as my teenage daughters.  The travel bag has already come into being handy on several outing with friends to the lake…Yeah me!


Chanel High Tea


Spring is here and what better time to host a spring party or event at your home.

I love hosting parties in my home especially during the springtime because I am able to incorporate my “Five Spring Entertaining Essentials” into my party theme or event.

1.  3-Tier Stands in different sizes and colors



2.  Table cloths and wrapping paper



3.  Decorative Faux Foliage



4.  Serving Platters and dishes



5.  Decorative Accessories


By incorporating these five essentials into my set-up, I was able create a “Chanel High Tea” event for my women’s Bible study group.

I chose to do a “Chanel” theme for my event because I love everything about Chanel and what it represents in class, luxury and sophistication…not to mention, I love the Chanel No5 perfume.

And if you are curious about all the Chanel decorative accents, please stay tune because I am going to do a DIY video on how to make those items.

In the meantime, click on the video to get more tips on how to create this look.

Thanks for stopping by!




“Spa” Bar Cart

spa bar cart front view

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.

spa bar cart top view

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)

spa bar cart towels

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!

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Curtains…A Functional Decorative Element

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.


Photo Courtesy of Yorkshire Linen…Pencil Pleat Curtains- Pewter

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.

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Photo Courtesy of cnbhomes

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.


Photo Courtesy of Marks & Spencer


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.


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Awkward Spaces: Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets

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Photo Courtesy of House

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.

kitchen above space cookbooks

Photo Courtesy of The Design Files

kitchen space above a wired baskets

Photo Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

kitchen above space with stylish message

Photo Courtesy of The Handmade Home


Well, I have to admit that this is not an issue for me because I have another issue with the space above my cabinets…the ceiling slopes…now, whose bright idea was that?!!!…LOL!

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Nate Berkus Spring/Summer 2015

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 to see the entire collection to purchase.

nate burks gold metal art

Nate Berkus Gold Metal Wall Art at


nate burkus rugs

Nate Berkus rugs at


nate burkus pencil holder

Nate Berkus Asymmetrical Organizer at


nate burkus soap dispenser and decorative tray

Nate Berkus Soap Dispenser and Decorative Tray at


nate burkus gold table

Nate Berkus Brass Metal Accent Table at


I know that I am about to head to my nearest Target store to purchase a couple of these items…I will be sure to save a couple for you…LOL!

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Mondays Must Have #3

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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.

Thanks for stopping by on this Monday!



Styling an Etagere

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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.

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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.

etagere gold


Styling with a nautical/beach theme.

etagere nautical


Styling with purple and mercury silver vases

etagere purple 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 Bedroom Makeover

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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

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“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!


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