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Lacquer This, Lacquer That

Source: Christian Louboutin

Source: Christian Louboutin

We have seen lacquered objects for a while now; furniture, accessories, nail polish, even shoes and jewelry, but what about taking the high gloss finish to new places?  Adding this liquid looking finish to the walls and ceilings of interiors will definitely elevate the elegance in any space!

Source: DecorPad

Source: DecorPad

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

 

Lacquered walls are a great solution for high-traffic areas as the finish is super durable and hard as nails.  It also is great for darker spaces as the luster will catch and reflect light, brightening up any space.  This way, you can take a risk and go dark in color.

Source: Traditional Home

Source: Traditional Home

Source: Home Depot

Source: Home Depot

Source: Elle Decor

Source: Elle Decor

 

It is also a unique and unexpected wall treatment, a great alternative to wallpaper or a decorative faux finish.  Lacquered walls will surely create a dramatic backdrop to any type of room.

Source: Philip Jeffries

Source: Philip Jeffries

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

 

This design element is truly the epitome of luxury!  Would you lacquer your walls?

 

How would you use lacquer in your home?

Happy Thanksgiving!

A day late, but I was too busy eating turkey to post!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Source: liluinteriors.com

Source: liluinteriors.com

My Go-To Gray Paint Colors

I know, we have been on the “gray bandwagon” for close to three years now, but I don’t see it losing steam yet.

Here is a list of my recent go-to’s (and pay attention to the undertones, they may not all work in your space!)

1. Sherwin Williams: Dovetail SW7018

Sherwin Williams: Dovetail SW7018

Sherwin Williams: Dovetail SW7018

2. Benjamin Moore: Platinum Gray

Benjamin Moore: Platinum Gray

Benjamin Moore: Platinum Gray

3. Benjamin Moore: Boothbay Gray HC-165

Benjamin Moore: Boothbay Gray HC-165

Benjamin Moore: Boothbay Gray HC-165

4. Sherwin Williams: Requisite Gray SW7023

Sherwin Williams: Requisite Gray SW7023

Sherwin Williams: Requisite Gray SW7023

5. Sherwin Williams: Repose Gray SW7015

Sherwin Williams: Repose Gray SW7015

Sherwin Williams: Repose Gray SW7015

6. Benjamin Moore: Stonington Gray HC-170

Benjamin Moore: Stonington Gray HC-170

Benjamin Moore: Stonington Gray HC-170

 

I also posted about shades of gray paints back in 2012, check out the post here.

If you are looking for your own perfect shade of gray, or any other color, contact me!

The Perfect Fall Mantle

Source: theinspiredroom.net

Source: theinspiredroom.net

Now that it the crisp Fall air has finally settled in, its time to get those fireplaces roaring again!  I think that sitting in front of the fire at the end of a long day is possibly one of my favorite things.

And because the fireplace is usually the focal point in most rooms, decorating it for the Fall is just one more way to welcome in the best season of the year!  Here are the 3 key elements to a perfectly balanced and festive fireplace mantle…

#1 Centerpiece

Usually a large mirror or piece of art is the best place to start.

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

#2 Weight

Adding weight to the sides of the centerpiece is necessary to balance out the mantle.   Accessories such as candlesticks or twigs in a vase is a great way to add weight (and height).  Even hanging a collection of smaller pieces of art on the sides of your centerpiece is a creative idea!

Source: livecreativelyinspired.com

Source: livecreativelyinspired.com

Source: Country Living

Source: Country Living

#3 Filler

Filler can be anything from books, to smaller plants or vases, or seasonal fillers like leaves or pumpkins!  Usually placing a collection of objects looks great.

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

 

Did you decorate your mantle for Fall?  Show it to us!

Need help designing or revamping your own fireplace?  Contact me!

Spooky & Stylish Homes

Happy Halloween!  Today is definitely one of my favorite holidays of the year.  Here are some spooky and stylishly decorated homes for Halloween to get you in the mood.  Enjoy!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

Source: decodir.com

Source: decodir.com

 

I just love this sign!  “Dead & Breakfast”

Source Better Homes and Gardens

Source Better Homes and Gardens

 

The dark paint in this room gives it an spooky edge, in love!

Source: homedesignmag.com

Source: homedesignmag.com

Source: popsugar

Source: popsugar

My Tiffany Blue Obsession

I know it has been a while, and I am so sorry for being MIA!  Life has been totally nuts lately (as I am sure you can only imagine) but here I am!

So I stumbled upon this post today and HAD to share it!  “The [almost] Perfect Shade of Tiffany” posted by Design Prep… she found it!!

Here it is!!   Benjamin Moore Scuba Green #2046-50

Lately I have become completely obsessed with Thom Filicia and his gorgeous textiles!  So I thought I would share…

Thom is a very talented Interior Designer based out of NY, with quite an impressive clientele (such as J.Lo, Tina Fey, and many sports and fashion icons).  He is known for his modern and innovative designs, which his new pillow and trow line for Easter Accents is just that!

Here are just some of my favorite fabrics from his collection.

These colors are just so perfect for Fall!

For more information and to see all of his line, check out his website here!

If you need help with your own design project, contact me!

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