Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls : How to Contrast Wall Paint Stripes


My first decorating project of the year will be painting stripes in the dining room. I came across this video if you are looking for a inexpensive project that makes a big impact!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Understated Beauty Homes: architecturaldigest.com










Understated Beauty Homes: architecturaldigest.com

OMG I LOVE THIS HOUSE! Take a peek at the new Architectural Digest December 2010 Issue. This home has charm, plenty of square footage, high ceilings, a perfect mixture.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 Tips to help you sell your home

DID YOU KNOW?


Statistics show that staged homes cut the market time for the average property in half---USA Today

Sellers who spent $500 on home staging recovered over 343% of the cost--U.S. Department of Housing



#1. Curb Appeal- This will be the first thing that home buyers will see. Make sure to make it look clean, warm and inviting.

#2. Paint- Paint a neutral color and make it look clean and inviting.

#3. Eliminate all clutter. Leave a few choice objects.

#4. Pack away all clutter, put in storage. You are moving anyway.

#5. Furniture Placement- Place furniture so it looks inviting, not to crowded, and doesn't block windows.

#6. Leave out universal appealing accessories such as a bowl of green apples.

#7. Have your home neat and tidy every day as though it is going to be professionally photographed.

#8. No Pet smells whatsoever!!

#9. Lighting- well places lighting makes all the difference.

#10. Hire a professional home re-designer to help you. You will recoup the costs over and over!!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Affordable Rugs to Freshen up a Room

I picked some fun, fresh, affordable rugs, whether you are re-designing your home for sale or to just give a room a new look. These should do the trick!

Here a couple from Home Decorators & Shades of Light!

Fun Faux Bois & Tiles




Neutral Moroccan
Look, Shades of Light











Sunday, May 30, 2010

12 Easy Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day


12 Easy Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day
Great ideas to just freshen up your home for summer or if you are selling your home.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

How to get the Belgian Look- The Hottest New Style for your home

If you haven't noticed in your designer magazines and the latest Restoration Hardware Catalog, Belgian design is the hottest current style for your home. I am a big fan of this pared down French flair look. I love the soft color palette, lanterns, natural woods & Linens. Here are a few items that will start you on this new look....























Linen Slip covers & drapes, Baskets, Book, Soft Palette

Circa Lighting


While browsing some of my favorite design blogs I ran across this great lighting website. I would classify these great lighting fixtures "classics with a twist". I have my eye on this sconce above.

New Trina Turk Home




Bamboo Plaid Hook Rug in Black by Trina Turk Modern Chic Home- Love this new modern chic line for the home. I especially love the black & white graphic pieces! The little rug will look great in my powder room!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stripes for Spring 2010


One of my favorite trends for this spring are stripes! I was just at University Village yesterday and seemed as if there were stripes everywhere. There are some great finds at H&M.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Got The Blues


Still my favourite color for decorating is blue. It such a beautiful cool calm color. It can be formal or casual. It can even be used on a kitchen floor!



Gorgeous with the black contrast of the chairs.


Love the use of it in the dining room with wall paper & the pop of red with the sideboard.





Casual comfy room. Looks so relaxing.





Serene bedroom.




Painted kitchen floor.
Love it!

















Great Show on Oprah- Food 101

http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/Food-101-with-Michael-Pollan
What a great show about going back to the basics and eating whole fresh foods.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What I Want Now!



My new obsession is the Crossbody Bag! These are so cute plus highly functionable. Great for shopping, clubs and moms! They have several cute ones at Nordstroms.




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One Kings Lane, Private Sales Home Decor

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I have been getting notified of sales for a couple weeks now. Great home decor items including; Tableware, Candles, pillows, frames and even furniture. This one to sign up for!
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Latest Score at Couture Candy


http://www.couturecandy.com/true-religion/lexie-big-t-heritage-in-nine-lives/product.html
I just scored these great True Religions at Couture Candy! They have several styles at 50% off, plus another 15% with the code LOVE.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kim Kardashian Look- Tutorial

I am going out with the Ladies tonight and thought this would be a fun look! I love the Make-up Geeks Tutorials!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shimmer Beauty Bar

Shimmer Beauty Bar I heard this is a great place and it has got a five star rating. Luckily for Magnolia Moms, it is just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hot on StyleList

Hot on StyleList- I usually don't watch Oprah, however, today was a great episode on style at every age. Fun and I loved the clothes. I also would like a pair of the pajamas!

Move over Red Bull!


I found a new drink that I love. It is addicting and it is called Kombucha. It is a chinese tea that is delicately cultured for 30 days. It is especially good for digestion, metabolism and immune system. It contains Probiotics (if you don't like eating yogurt) and antioxidants. You can get it at Whole Foods fresh from Oregon in refillable bottles or smaller stores like Thriftway. Try it out!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spring 2010 Gucci Runway

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/S2010RTW-GUCCI
One of my favorite designers! I love the Spring look, especially how sleek the look is as well as the hair!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Find and buy Bon Jovi Tickets at Ticketmaster.com

Find and buy Bon Jovi Tickets at Ticketmaster.com

Coming to the Key Arena February 19th! Lets step back into the 80's. This will make a great Girls Night Out!

Buy CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast Shadow Stick, Bronze Fire 815 Online at drugstore.com

Buy CoverGirl Smoky Shadow Blast Shadow Stick, Bronze Fire 815 Online at drugstore.com

After this was listed on several "Editors Picks" I decided to give it a try! Wala apply and blend and there you have it a Smokey eye. I do recommend a light dusting of powder over the top to keep in place!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Barneys Sale

Check out Barneys Sale. Great prices on the shoes!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Take on Traditional Design

A New Take on Traditional Design

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I love the Old World Charm mixed with the clean lines of the furniture and the soothing color palette.

http://swinkstylebar.com/

Seattles First Blow Out Salon
Some Friends of mine opened up this very glam new blowout salon. Great Bang for your Buck! All My friends in Magnolia are raving about it. LUV

Teriyaki Tofu Recipe Video by Aparna Fan Club | ifood.tv

Teriyaki Tofu Recipe Video by Aparna Fan Club | ifood.tv

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