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Armoire Turned Bar Storage. Well last week, we finally bit the bullet and bought a 60" flat screen for the family room. That being said I had to find a new home for the old armoire, and since that look is pretty out dated I decided to turn it into a bar storage area. We had a hole cut out of the back so our other tv could fit, you know how big they used to be! Here is the before.....

I had to figure out a way to add stability to the back, in addition to having something to mount the shelves inside to. So, I wrapped plywood in a decorative fabric to fit the entire back side. I added battery LED lights for for drama. The wine fridge has a perfect home next the armoire. Now in addition to having somewhere to house all of my wine glasses and accessories this old armoire has a new life.

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L.A. Shopping. There’s a lot to share about my week in LA (I met Oprah, oh yes I did) but first here’s some decor based pics from my trip- specifically a fantastic day I spent with a LA based reader, Dee who e-mailed me and offered to show me some great places for decor shopping in the area! Not only is it so fun to meet interesting people from all over the country that read this little labor of love, but getting to see where THEY love to shop is the best way to find some gems. We started with brunch at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood- I am OBSESSED with the decor in this place. It’s insane. From the striped marble floor, to the bar to the vintage brass faucet’s in the bathrooms (I forgot to take a pic). We popped into Kishani Perera’s little boutique Rummage with great refurbished vintage pieces. Gibson was SUCH a cool shop chock full of really interesting vintage accessories (the PERFECT place to shop for a bachelor pad!)

Thanks so much to Dee for a fun day and more to come tomorrow! { The Things That Matter } { The Things That Matter } October 9, 2012 Last year, after I appeared as a guest designer on Nate Berkus’s television show, he asked if I would be willing to share my own home in a new coffee table book he was working on. Obviously, I was massively flattered, and I’m so excited to announce that the resulting tome, The Things That Matter, will finally hit shelves next week!

In it, you’ll find these and many more photos of my place and 12 other very special nests, with beautifully written stories about the collected mementos that make each house a home. My fellow design junkies may preorder it HERE! |PHOTOS| by Roger Davies for The Things That Matter Fashion Beauty Decor Outfits. Simply Smitten by Kristin Kerr. So I may have creeped out my sister yesterday afternoon when I sent her the real estate listing for Claiborne Swanson Frank's stylish New York apartment. I tried to convince her that I was not stalking and that I just happened to stumbled upon it while looking at The Foo Dog Ate My Homework, but I don't think she believed I word I was saying. See I was just trying to help a sista out. Seriously. My sister just recently purchased her first condo and Claiborne's living room is one of the only images she has pinned to her living room inspiration board on Pinterest. As much as I love looking at the beautiful/extremely styled images published in shelter magazines, I'd rather see how people really live.

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Add Sophistication to Upholstery and Walls With This Seductive Hue. Swanky Decorating on a Budget is Artist Tina Sindahl's Passion. Lauren and Carly's Long, Lofty Living House Tour. Designers: Lauren Held and Carly HammermanLocation: Financial District, New York, New YorkSize: 600 square feet Tricky floor plans. A blank slate. A tight budget, and a tight timeline. And purely fictional clients, offering no style starting point in a range of raw and challenging spaces. These were the obstacles faced by five designers tasked with turning five empty apartments into inspiring (and rentable) homes while covering their past lives as office spaces. First up, Lauren and Carly, who paired up to bring feminine grace and industrial ingenuity to a bowling alley of a studio apartment. Enter House Tour Lauren Held and project partner Carly Hammerman weren't thrown any curves when asked to design one of five model apartments for Manhattan's Metroloft 116 John Street project down in the Financial District, a neighborhood undergoing a commercial-to-residential switch in the shadow of the growing and glittering Freedom Tower.

What was your decorating budget? Apartment Therapy Survey: A Narrow DIY Desk with Slim Storage IKEA Hackers. IMG_5598. Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony Renters Solutions. A peek inside: joséphine gintzburger's paris apartment. After admiring these extremely well done pops of pinks and daydreaming about moving to Paris I found myself googling Joséphine Gintzburger. Who was this woman who left me wondering how I’ve lived without a fuschia chair in the shape of a flower for all these years? Sure enough, I discovered that she studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne then worked for over 20 years with fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Armani, Céline and Christian Dior.

No big deal! Her bio then goes on to say, “Passionate about architecture, art and interior design, she has recently created her own interior design agency. The contrast between German minimalism and French exuberance is Josephine’s philosophy to create unique and personal life spaces.” Um, ya. More inside her apartment after the jump! Photos: Livingetc via desire to inspire. How's it Hangin'? A Flop Tutorial. I know some of you still have snow on the ground, but for us Floridians summer is already kicking into high gear.

And summer means flip flops. Yep, we southern girls have 'em for everything: casual wear, evening wear, 'flops with heels, 'flops with big poofy flowers glued on...you name it. They're cheap impulse buys, so it's easy to accumulate a whole mountain of flip-flops in a single season. But say you don't like the "mountain" storage method. Say you need to get your mound o' 'flops off the floor and into a tidy system, but are limited on space. What then? Well, how about this? This was my no-cost solution last year: a left over curtain rod mounted on two shelf brackets, and lots of modified hangers. Now, the fun part is the actual hangers. First, grab a handful of the flimsiest metal hangers you can find in your closet. Cut off the bottom section of the hanger like so: You may need to score the metal with the pliers and then snap it with your hands.

Here's how you make it: Hey! Moving. Escapade: Simply beautiful. Quite often, there's no need for fancy displays or expensive props, simple glass pieces and candle light can completely transform a space with a magical glow. Just perfect this the darkest time of year. {Photos: 1- Tom Manion for Elle Decoration, December '09 via thisisglamorous; Escapade: Wanderlust: The Cliff House in Kerala, India. Pictures of Forest Animals | The Animal Print Shop | Sharon Montrose. $5 Flat Rate Shipping on all Orders USA only * click here for international shipping prices Contact / HelpBlogAbout UsLog inFavoritesView cart 0 items / $0.00 <div class="noscript-warning"><div class="content">This site requires JavaScript to function properly. <br />Please enable JavaScript in your web browser. </div></div> Prairie Dogs $25 & UP Porcupine $25 & UP Owl $25 & UP Otter $25 & UP Fox No. 2 $25 & UP Fox No. 1 $25 & UP Eagle Owl No. 3 $25 & UP Eagle Owl No. 2 $25 & UP Eagle Owl No. 1 $25 & UP Deer No. 2 $25 & UP Deer No. 1 $25 & UP Climbing Cubs $25 & UP Bunny No. 2 $25 & UP Bunny No. 1 $25 & UP Bunnies $25 & UP Bear Cub Little Darling $25 & UP Bear Cub $25 & UP Bear $25 & UP Baby Squirrel $25 & UP Baby Raccoon No. 2 $25 & UP Baby Raccoon No. 1 $25 & UP Baby Porcupine $25 & UP Baby Fox Little Darling $25 & UP Baby Fox $25 & UP Baby Deer $25 & UP Baby Bunny No. 3 $25 & UP Baby Bunny No. 2 $25 & UP Baby Bunny No. 1 $25 & UP Baby Bunny Little Darling $25 & UP Baby Bunnies $25 & UP Gift Card$25 & UP.

Home Organizers - Creative Storage Ideas. Keep It Sorted: Spice Rack as Craft or Office Organizer Redbook. Fabulous Pieced Map Art Tutorial. Fabulous Pieced Map Art Tutorial By Creative Juices Decor What fun to be able to do a guest post on Cassity’s blog! My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor. What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices! I am an interior designer by degree and LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes and crafting. I have 3 young kids so I also have fun thinking of crafts for them to do. Today I am going to show you how I turned a $2.00 thrift store map into a large piece of art! This project was inspired by wanting a large piece of art (on the cheap!) Next I spray painted the edges with a left over blue from a previous project.

Once dry, I brushed on some Mod Podge and attached my cut out map pieces. Once that dried (I turned them over to add some weight to the drying process) I wanted to age the edges just a little more so I took out my inking pad, or chalk pad, and “aged” the edges. VOILA!!! Please stop by. Awesome Apps: Decorating & DIY Resources on the Go Stylelist HOME. Operation Organization: Closet Edition. Share this image Share It Pin It As I've mentioned before, I'm organizationally challenged, which is why I hired heather|brookes interior organization to help me with my closet and office (which you can see here).

There are a lot of great qualities about our new place; the exposed beams in our living room, the built-in bookshelves and curved archways throughout. But I'll admit the biggest selling point was the walk-in closet in the master bedroom (my fiancé generously took the two closets in the guest room). Share this image Since I have a lot of dresses, I made sure they're front and center. I don't own a lot of pants, so I fold my jeans and hang all other trousers. I keep my favorite shoes at the front of my closet so I can see them all clearly and can grab them on my way out the door. At the top of my closet, I keep out of season shoes and bags I'm not currently using. An Organic Christmas. Another Way to Display Your Shoes.

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