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Another great blog entry from House Appeal!

House Appeal

Centuries old, the enduring substance and weight of brick walls has certainly not lost its structural appeal…

A brick is described as a block or single unit of a ceramic material used in masonry construction, usually stacked together, or laid using various kinds of mortar to hold the bricks together and make a permanent structure. True bricks are ceramic, and are created by the action of heating and cooling. Typically produced in common or standard sizes in bulk quantities, bricks typically contain ingredients such as Silica (sand), Alumina (clay), Lime, Iron Oxide and Magnesia as well as shale, soft slate, calcium silicate, concrete or can even be shaped from quarried stone. Clay, however, is the most common material. The length and width of the common brick has remained fairly constant as it evolved to become a standard building substance. To appreciate the art of masonry and mortar, a…

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Comment from DesignStaging: Although it’s still 98 degrees here in Houston, I am ready for Fall decor and the warmth the colors bring.

Interiors for Families

I SO wanted to do a post about summery, beachy, coastal decor today – we’ve spent several days at Second Beach here in Newport while on vacation, and I’ve been more inspired than usual. However, the fact of the matter is that fall is just around the corner, and for those of us (most of us) who are not fortunate to actually live on the coast of some body of water, that often means switching up the seasonal accessories.

I definitely will not be doing any elaborate autumnal accessorizing this year, as we’re moving in a couple of months, so I thought I’d live vicariously through others who have created beautiful fall vignettes that might inspire you to do the same. Click on the photo sources for more information on how to recreate these looks, or use them as a jumping off point to do your own thing!

 

Cornucopia Table

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Design classic (16) – the steamer trunk

Comments from DesignStaging: so multi-functional in any space. Great blog!

Caribbean Living

Haaaappy Friday folks, what are you up to this weekend??  We’re going climbing tomorrow and then off to Singas again on Sunday – looking forward to another dose of that city!

So for today’s design classic post I thought I would take a closer look at something that’s been playing on my mind for approximately the last three years: the vintage steamer trunk.

(credit: Restoration Hardware)

Whether they’re used as a table, bar, end-of-bed-storage or simply to add a touch of vintage charm to a space, these puppies seriously have impact. I actually really dislike the ones made into chests with drawers (why would you do that to a gorgeous vintage piece?!) but the real deal trunks and suitcases are firmly lodged in my heart.  All I can say is that Restoration Hardware have a lot to answer for…

So here are my fave inspiration piccies right now:

Don’t really think it’s possible…

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Comments by DesignStaging: Staging works!

Add Character to your space with Accessories!

I love going on the hunt for new design accessories in the marketplace!  I look for creative and innovative home jewerly that will enhance  any of my design projects. I guess I’m a homejewerly-nista…. besides, you cannot feel fully dressed without your jewerly…. now can you?

Here’s some home decor items to look out for:

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There’s more details and accessories at DesignStaging on Pinterest….

Later and Happy Styling!

PS.  don’t forget to follow me on twitter @designstaging.

Sanctuary Decor

My sister is in town for a quick visit this week before she heads back up to my beloved Brooklyn. Her being here makes me miss living in Brooklyn even more and has put me into a heightened state of displacement. As it is, lately I’ve been thinking about all the exposed brick details I’m missing out on down here in this tropical paradise.

Thought I’d share some for you here…

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the bedroom…

I am proud to say that I have grown to appreciate the sanctuary of my bedroom. Merriam-Webster defines a bedroom (noun) as a room furnished with a bed and intended primarily for sleeping. (*I know what you’re thinking..lol)  With that in mind, I have removed the television and added low lighting, a water fountain, and soothing music to achieve the total relaxation intended.

Today, we have a variety of styles to choose from, from tradition to bohemian, contemporary to avant-garde…  you can define your design style through the use of color, textures, linens, accessories, etc. Currently, my taste involves a more sterile environment – white linen, neutral accessories, and light & airy window treatments. This definitely helps with the laundry – no more sorting and having multiple loads. What is your style?

Check out some of my favorite styles for the bedroom on pinterest… enjoy and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you’re finished! 🙂

Comments from DesignStaging: A West Elm look you can create yourself…. a wonderful way to repurpose our natural resources.

LE ZOE MUSINGS

You’ve seen me post this image before in one of my recent post, Natural headboards. Well, if you are really serious about making one of these, head over to design sponge for the complete diy tutorial!

Below are a few images from their diy post.

A great weekend project for all your weekend warriors!

‘Til next post, Kellie.

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Comments from DesignStaging: Inspired ideas for your space… a compliment to any room.

A Decorator's Notebook

My love of grey is well known, but to team it up with gold is an interesting choice…..the obvious would be to coordinate it with silver, but as these images show, gold works really beautifully, particularly on furniture!

This silver grey velvet is lush and glamorous and teamed with the antique gold finish on that table behind it is just perfect!

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More diy ideas… give your decor some spark!

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