Sep 9, 2020

A Stripe Story in Black & White

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Today’s tip is all about black and white. (not the cookie by the same name- although that does sound yummy) but the stripe story of black and white. There’s really no other color combo that packs a punch like black and white. Anywhere and everywhere you look, this combo keeps the eye moving and adds interest. Take a look and perhaps this is something you might want to consider- should you need to put a little bit of POP in your day!

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Sep 2, 2020

Dining IN..gets an Upgrade

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

We’ve all been hunkered down eating “IN” for months during this Pandemic and if per chance you’re in the mood to upgrade your dining room or just looking for some quick tips to elevate your space -today’s post is all about taking your dining room to the next level…Translation-adding a bit of GLAMOUR .

#1. Dining Room Table.   It doesn’t matter if the table  you choose is large  or small, square or round… dining room tables must first and foremost fit into your space.

  • If you’re looking to replace your dining room table or perhaps purchase something in a different style but have a “modified budget “have no fear- consider scouring thrift and second hand stores to find some pretty amazing pieces that will cost you a fraction of the cost  People have been cleaning and getting rid of items that oftentimes look brand new. If your new found thrift item  needs a little updating -a little imagination mixed with a  bit of elbow grease, some staining or paint- and whah lah – gorgeous new table that is tailor made for your space.

#2. Seating Every hostess worth their salt knows that a party always starts in the kitchen and ends  with guests seated at the dining room table where food,drinks and conversation can linger for  hours. It goes without saying that comfort is key to keeping your friends and family  happily seated at the table no matter what the occasion. One more important note to be mindful of is to make  sure that whatever size table you choose seating allows one to move their chairs in and out from the table without being restricted. You don’t want to make anyone squeeze into their chair space.

*When it comes to  family: Dinner time in America has had a resurgence since the Pandemic and this is “a very good thing. “We have reconnected at the dinner table since we are all home due to the shut down and  have been able to reconnect .with each other without the use of  our cell phones. I am a firm believer that the more comfortable the seating the longer the dinner hour can extend and hence families can get closer together through sharing a meal and conversation.

#3. Lighting is KEY! Nothing elevates a room  more than a well placed lighting fixture. There are so many beautiful lighting options to choose from these days at a wide range of price points. This should be the statement piece in the room and well worth going a little over budget on.

 

4. Rugs : Rugs in your dining room are always an added bonus to set the space apart and to help muffle sound.

Rugs should not be bulky but lay flat and chairs should be able to move back and forth without grabbing on the rug. 

Original image source provided when available

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Jul 15, 2020

Mirror Glam

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

“Mirror Mirror on the Wall” 

Today is all about Mirrors. If you’re looking for a one stop shop to make a room look larger or perhaps add a bit of GLAM (which in my mind is always paramount in any room) the addition of one spectacular mirror  or mirrored anything for that matter is the absolute way to go!

 

Image Courtesy of Horchow.com *Check out this site for some pretty fabulous mirror decor.

The decorating ideas are endless when it comes to mirrors-a well placed mirror can:

  • Make a room look larger
  • Reflect pieces in a room you want highlighted more than once (Hence the term-“Mirror Mirror on the wall”-(reflection from a mirror allows you to see it twice in a space). 
  • Adds depth to any room
  • Adds sparkle ( my personal fave)

That’s quite a task for one design item.

Here are a few images I hope will inspire.

Louis Phillippe Gilt Lean Mirror (Restoration Hardware)

*If you’re  thinking that a large ornate mirror is not in your budget never fear-it’s an easy solution when you buy a  plain large mirror  and purchase molding (be it ornate or with simplified lines) and frame it out yourself. (see example below)

Inexpensive mirror framed in simple molding and painted-whah lah instant mirror decor)

                                                                            Mirror Back Splash detail

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Jun 29, 2020

Drawer Decor

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

As this Pandemic lingers -our time indoors is starting to take a toll.  If you’re anything like me you’ve probably been cooped up and taken  some of that extra time to do a bit of decluttering, organizing and basic beautifying of your space.  But that was months ago and now the question bears to be asked: What are we to do as we find ourselves still in STAYCATION mode?

If you’re searching for some other creative ideas to add some style to your space -might I suggest something easy, affordable and super stylish  for upgrading  of you’re drawer decor. Yep, you heard me-Drawer Decor-it’s a thing (or did I just make that up-I don’t know)but suffice it to say that you do pull drawers in and out several times a day and isn’t it a little added bonus to find some pretty in place to beautify your space?

There are so may options out there to get this job done and it takes a matter of minutes to do. I mean literally-a matter of minutes. Below are  a few suggestions to get you inspired.

Materials that you can use to “Put some Pretty in your Drawer Decor” or add some STYLE to your Shelves:

Wallpaper

     Contact Paper

Gift Wrap

Fabric Remnants

Remnants (Fabric & Wallpaper) Work perfectly for lining drawers

 

Gift Wrap

Contact Paper

If If you’re looking to spruce up your shelving for the 4th of July- how about a little redo in red checkered -so festive and fresh and a steal of a deal here! (P.S. they have a large assortment of other styles to choose from – just try a search to see a bevy of beautiful and fun patterns and solids).You can also source under shelf liners and drawer liners to beautify your drawers, shelves and more.

Happy crafting!

 

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Jun 10, 2020

Pretty Patios

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Summer is just around the corner and I for one LOVE being outdoors. There’s  really nothing better than enjoying the soft breeze of warm weather days in addition to appreciating all those extra hours of  extended sunlight.

Bearing in mind that we will be “taking IT outdoors” as they say- it’s time to pretty up your patio space. I thought you might enjoy a glimpse at some of my favorite outdoor spaces just to get your inspiration going. Now if you’re thinking GREAT show me all these amazing spaces and NOW what am I to do to get something to look even remotely like any of these images.?Not to worry that this “patio prep” is going to be arduous… because it CAN be easy and affordable -all you need is a bit of resourcefulness and your imagination. If you have an unlimited budget-then by all means HAVE AT IT! If however you  need to keep the budget in check there are soooo many resources and ways that you can spruce up your outdoor area for next to nothing. I have found some amazing finds via Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Letgo and the usual obvious sources of  thrift shops and yard sales. If you’re willing to do a little leg work and some possible DIY-ing… you can pull together an outdoor area that is absolutely beautiful.

Enjoy and be inspired.

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Feb 26, 2020

Sensational Silver on Display

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Here’s a little decor upgrade that I have a feeling you will  absolutely be able to participate in -without having to purchase anything….

If you’re over a certain age, you most likely have more than a few items around the house made of silver or silver plated .  If I’m guessing WHERE those items are-it would probably  be in storage. Am I right?!  Soooo here’s a thought..why not take those items out of storage, clean them up with a bit of elbow grease and silver polish and display  them in a multitude of  glamorous ways around your home.

For Example:

Silver Trays :Perfect for display. Put out a tray as decor- simply on it’s own or group items together (books, perfumes, candles etc)  and whah lah-instant glam.

Mary McDonald Desk Accessories via Chinoiserie Chic Blogspot

Silver Tray used as a Back Splash

Silver pitchers,Urns,Tea  Sets:.Fill with any assortment of items: Kitchen  Utensils, Make up brushes,  Flowers & Plants (*Quick tip-When working with fresh flowers or any type of living  plant that needs to be watered:put  growing item in a clear container or vase /add water and only then insert into your  silver container .

Below are a few examples of creative ways to re purpose all that beautiful Silver you have in storage… Display Away!!!

 

 

Image Courtesy of The Fuller View.tumblr.com

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Feb 25, 2020

Enchante’….A Striped Story..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Enchante’ means “nice to meet you” and what could be more welcoming than an entrance into your home that is decked out. Stripes are a perfect compliment to make an area look larger and works perfectly with well appointed accent colors and  a few well appointed pieces.

 

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Feb 24, 2020

Wonderful Work Spaces

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Hello Monday. It’s back to work !

Speaking of work …did you know that 43% of Americans work from home! Bearing in mind that  a home office is almost a requirement these days, I thought it might be nice to post some wonderful work spaces that inspire! If you’re looking  to do a little sprucing UP for Spring, I’ve sourced a bevy of beautiful images  & BONUS- my top three items that every home office should have to make your day productive and pleasurable.

When it comes to having a work space that inspires creativity and productivity,here are a few features you want to keep in mind when upgrading your space:

  1. A comfortable  office chair . You’re going to be doing allot of sitting in that chair so it best be comfortable and if per chance it has a bit of style…all the better.  Gone are the days of sitting in a standard  swivel chair with lackluster style. Today you can use a bevy of beautiful seating alternatives to get to  your Chair Bliss.
  2. A desk that fits your space and your needs: At the bare minimum you have to have a desk or table big enough for your computer and offers a space for you to write. That’s the minimum. It needs to be the right width and height so you can work comfortably.
  3. Lighting:  Good lighting is key! Natural light is  an added bonus in any room not to mention looking outside and seeing a bit of nature is always inspiring.

Image Courtesy of South Shore Decorating Blog

Image Courtesy of Madebygirlblogspot

Image Courtesy of SP. Office of Allison Crawford

 

Genevieve Gorder’s NYC Apartment-Home Office Image courtesy of HGTV

Image Courtesy of iheartorganizing.com

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Feb 17, 2020

Seated Scroll aka Chair Love

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Yesterday’s post on PINK and my obsession with that feminine color palette started a cavalcade of inquires about the Paris inspired pink chair I posted. Bearing in mind that my wonderful readers were smitten with  my pretty pink seating of yesterday, I thought you might enjoy a small collection of sensational and stylish  seating….and surprise ,surprise -all have a hint of pink. It’s a little something to sit down and think about….. Enjoy!

Image Source: My Old Country Home Blogspot

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Flea Market Finds…New Orleans

 

Image Courtesy of Verandah House blogspot.com

Image Courtesy of 1700 Lousiana .Blogspot.com

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Oct 10, 2019

Light UP your Life!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

There is nothing like hanging a beautiful Chandelier to really LIGHT UP your decor and make it look like so much more. Instant “Glamour”  can be added to any room in your home by simply hanging a “simple” chandelier that makes a statement. Lighting is like jewelry..the perfect piece adds style to any room and gives it some POP! Chandeliers are the statement piece in any room!

Here are a few ideas to help you get inspired.

Image Courtesy of Restoration Hardware.com

Image Courtesy of Private Label.com

Image Courtesy of listernvisiongallery.com

Image Courtesy of Anthropologie.com

Image Courtesy of Interiors and all things pretty.com

 

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