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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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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!

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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: 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!

Comments from DesignStaging:  Those who know me well knows that orange is a favorite, from my orange raincoat to the orange color walls in a previous home… such a burst of color!

Comments by DesignStaging: We have so many renovated warehouses converted into lofts, these photos inspire me…from lighting to those fabulous floors.

Sanctuary Decor

How is it Thursday already?!?! I feel like yesterday was Sunday and I was pulling together my posts for the week. Whoops! Sorry about the gap in posts this week, but here’s something to spruce up the end of your day today…

And yes, I desperately want this first kitchen. The lights are flipping amazing. Ah-maze-ing.

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Ciao Bella!

Amid all this heat, I can’t help but think about anything refreshing to conjure a brain freeze. Ice, snow, marble slabs… anything to take the edge off. All white spaces seem to do the trick, as well as feed my inner design addict. A neutral, monochromatic room has the potential of being boring and dated, but the spaces below are fresh, calm and most importantly, inspired.

The use of a warm off white (white with yellow or red undertones) and textured elements, such as white-washed bricks coupled with black furniture pieces, not only makes the space warm and inviting, but it also gives the space personality.

A cool white (pure white or white with blue undertones) and lots of natural light make spaces feel airy. You can ground the space with deep earthy colors like the reds and purples seen in this living room.

The cool white walls, doors and floors make…

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House Appeal

Every Summer I am overcome with fond memories of Long Island and the beach life style that it encompasses. Growing up within walking distance to the beach off the Long Island Sound, I soon realized that there was nothing quite like the Summer at the beach. Beach front homes with cedar shake shingles, the salt air, sandy dunes, ‘beach’ grasses blowing in the ocean breezes, and the somewhat rocky sand with tidal layers of dried seaweed along with an occasional horseshoe crab washed up with the tide. Life on Long Island….

The waves of inspiration taken from the ocean themed touches that incorporate natural beauty into interiors are indeed, ‘seasonless’. However, the Summertime feel is unmistakeable. Adding the color of the sea and the sky with an injection of subdued nautical details can perhaps emulate the beach-side scene. Whether you live by the beach…

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