Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quick and Easy (and cheap!) Bathroom Update


If you are looking to freshen up your space, one of the easiest and least expensive places to start is your bath.  This is, of course, assuming that you do not need to do any sort of remodeling.  Remodeling is a whole different story all together.  Refreshing your bath can be as easy as a quick trip to Target or a skip across the Internet.  My suggestions are as follows:
  • Stay away from printed towels.  They never keep up in the wash, and end up looking shabby.  Not to mention that printed towels, printed shower curtain, prints on the wall...aggghhh!  It will feel like it is all closing in on you.
  • That being said, don't be afraid of a bold print on a shower curtain, it couldn't be easier to change it out if you decide you don't like it 6 months from now.
  • Be sure that the colors and prints you choose are ones that you love.  The bath is usually one of the last things you see at night, and one of the first in the morning. 
  • One of the best ways to keep you bath lovely is to keep it clean.  Don't ignore that chipping paint on the floorboards, or the cracked and flaking grout lines.  Trust me, they stand out just as much as you are afraid they do!
  • As is my standard rule of thumb with drapery, taking a shower curtain up as high as you can go will make you bath look more customized, and much more dramatic.  The ease of this depends greatly on the height of your ceilings.  This look can be achieved multiple ways.  For more ideas shower curtains, check tomorrow's post.
  • Don't forget artwork.  Artwork is not just for the other rooms of your home.  Art is a necessary element to add personality to your bathroom walls.

Room 365™ Overlapping Leaves Shower Curtain - Green (72x72")
Target Overlapping Leaves Shower Curtain

Threshold™ Reactive Short Soap Pump - Blue/Gray
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lulu and Georgia

This is a great statement piece for next to an upholserted chair in the Master Bedroom.
Asher Side Table


I have recently been introduced to Lulu and Georgia, a beautiful and brilliant new website for home interiors.  Mostly featuring smaller furnishings (seating and tables) as well as a great selection of mirrors and rugs, their focus is clean, elegant transitional pieces that can be so versatile.  I am in love!
Here is some of what would make it on my wishlist:

The Lines of this table are so great.  This is perfect as a Living Room side table.
Montmarte Side Table

Solomon Chair

Solomon Chair
This is a classic accent chair in a perfect neutral. A pair of these chairs matched with a clean
lined upholstered or leather sofa makes a Living Room you can take any direction you wish.


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Start

So, after making a half-hearted run at this blogging thing last year, I have decided once again to give it a try.  The new year means new beginnings, right? 

This week I am featuring ideas for creating the perfect guest space.  Being a gracious host/hostess is always important, and one of the best ways to do this is to provide a comfortable and pleasing space for your friends and loved ones to stay.

The Office/Guest Room:
If you are like me, you may not have alot of extra space for guests, so a room with more than one purpose is essential. 
Try these ideas for a lovely and purposeful Guest Room that also serves as a Home Office:

Contemporary Home Office/Guest Room

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A daybed serves as a perfect solution for a shared Guest/Office space.  If you can fit a trundle under it, even better!  This space has a nice clean feel to it.  Definately not feminine, but not too masculine either.  It would be especially lovely with simple cream colored bedding, tan accents, and a gray-blue wall color such as Benjamin Moore Providence Blue
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