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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!

Comment by DesignStaging: Here’s that opportunity to create that great “impression” and entice the buyer to want to see more! Thanks Imogen for sharing.

homestagingbrisbane

Your entrance hall is the first opportunity buyers will have of seeing inside your house (after their first impressions of the outside) so it’s important to stage it right. The hallway needs to set the tone for the rest of the house in terms of colour, style and feeling. If buyers love your hallway they will want to continue onto the other rooms.  Here are a couple of tips:

  • Daily life needs to be stored away. No evidence of keys, shoes, schoolbags, hats, post, homework or family photos
  • If your hallway is your main entrance then it probably needs a good clean and a coat of paint. Hallways usually take a lot of wear and tear
  • The paint colour that you choose should blend in with the rest of the house and be light yet welcoming. A warm neutral such as Dulux Hogbristle, quarter or half strength is perfect

  • Hallways…

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Comment by DesignStaging: Happy August… paint gives this china cabinet a new lease on life…. wonderful diy post!

Hi Everyone! As promised, here is my china cabinet makeover.

I purchased this china cabinet at a store I love called Almost Paris Antiques. I got a really good price on it too! It is solid mahogany, all the doors and the drawer were in great condition. No major flaws except a bubble on the side. When I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I fell in love with the cut outs on the glass doors and the old brass pulls. The pulls were completely blackened by age and time. I wanted to make this a more modern piece but keep the old charm.

So, here is how I did it. A lot of people are scared to paint furniture, but if you use the right tools and technique it is so worth it!

Supplies:

Wood filler, that can be sanded and painted

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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!

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!

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