Monday, January 27, 2014

An Inspired Design - Recreating the Look You Love for Less

This room designed by Lilly Bunn  has been one of my favorites for quite some time.  I love the use of such an unexpected color scheme combined with the various textures, finishes and patterns throughout the space.  The gorgeous velvet sofa, cool lavender sea grass wall paper, shiny brass based coffee table and the "modern take on Greek key" patterned rug all work so well together.  

I challenged myself to recreate this genius mix of color, texture and pattern using less expensive goods. Here's what I came up with.

Although the items I chose aren't identical to the ones in the inspiration room, these pieces could definitely pull off the same look .  I think I was able to successfully recreate the overall feel and look of the inspiration room. What do you think?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's That Time of Year..10 Easy Ways to Organize & Create Your Dream Closet

January seems to be the time of year when we  reflect on the events of the past year and make commitments to doing things better or different in the coming year.  One of the commitments I find myself making annually is the commitment to being better organized around the house. Although I'm an Interior Designer, I'm also a busy, working mom of 4 and can honestly say that my home is often not "photo shoot" ready.  :::gasp::: However, I can say that each year I do come a little closer to fulfilling my goal of being better organized around the house.

Recently, I was over on Haute Hijab sharing insight on simple ways you can better organize and create your own dream closet.  Haute Hijab is the premiere high-end brand for quality modest chic wear. As a leader in the ever growing modest fashion industry, Haute Hijab was the first Muslim company to sell vintage scarves as hijabs when they launched in 2010.  Inspired by vintage designs, Melanie Eltourk, the company's CEO and Chief Designer, prides herself on creating clothing that is elegant, sophisticated and timeless.   Read the article.  Check out Melanie's designs. Get yourself something fab.  You will not be disappointed!