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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.

Armoire Turned Bar Storage

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..... Playa Apt. 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!

L.A. Shopping

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). { 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.

{ The Things That Matter }

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! 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.

Simply Smitten by Kristin Kerr

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. So being the nice sister that I am, I thought she'd enjoy scoping out the unedited images from the real estate listing.

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Add Sophistication to Upholstery and Walls With This Seductive Hue. Navy blue upholstery is making an appearance in furniture items appropriate for any room in your home.

Add Sophistication to Upholstery and Walls With This Seductive Hue

Dress it up in a tufted velvet upholstered piece. There is nothing more luxurious and rich to sit on. I just love this "Paradise Blue" Sofa from Horchow. Tips on caring for velvet upholstery- If the fabric begins to look matte, simply brush it in the opposite direction. If liquid spills on it, the best thing to do is take a clean absorbent cloth or paper towel and soak up the excess liquid. 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.

Lauren and Carly's Long, Lofty Living House Tour

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. 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 floorplan did you get and what was the square footage? 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.

a peek inside: joséphine gintzburger's paris apartment

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! 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. Well, how about this? Moving. Escapade: Simply beautiful. Escapade: Wanderlust: The Cliff House in Kerala, India. Pictures of Forest Animals. $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.

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