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Georgetown HomeGoods Maxx

Georgetown HomeGoods Maxx

FINALLY!  The new Home Goods/ TJXX opened up in Georgetown!  9/8 was their grand opening and you know I was right there waiting to get in.  You know me, I went straight past all the clothes and into the Home Goods side of the store.

Home Good Lobby

Home Good Lobby

I think that my favorite part is the lobby!  I love the mirrors leading down the escalator, so funky.  The whole store is vibrant and bright, and of course, all of the (lets be honest) cheap fall and Halloween products are so fun.

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

Being in there got me so excited about Halloween, I mean, how could it NOT?  Its only September still, right?

And how cute is the wrapping paper?  Only $2.99?!  Are you serious!  I had to buy a few.

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

Home Goods

I love the mercury glass too, I need some in my house!

Home Goods

Home Goods

What fabulous finds have you come across at Home Goods lately?

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When I was in Phoenix last week visiting my family, my cousin Debbie, aunt Sue, and I went to this very cool place called “Dry Bar” together.

Source: Martha Stewart

Source: Martha Stewart

Now, Dry Bar is definitely not what you would first expect it to be, this place does not serve virgin drinks but they do have a menu that offers Manhattans, Cosmos, and Mai Tais.  Dry Bar is actually a BLOW dry bar, a hair salon without the scissors and color.

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

The three of us went to Dry Bar on Sunday to get our hair styled for an event we were heading to later that night.  I just had to share this place with you because it is such a unique concept!  And I found out that there is one in Georgetown too (farther up Wisconsin Ave)!!

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

I just love the way the salon was designed, the walls were upholstered in tufted white leather, a wraparound white lacquer bar and bar stools, and pops of yellow in the accent tables and light fixtures; the chandelier in our salon in Phoenix was actually made out of yellow blow-dryers!

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Source: Dry Bar

Check out the Dry Bar website here to learn more!

Have you tried Dry Bar yet?

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Who was Dorothy Draper??  Well, in 1923, she was the first person to actually establish an interior design company, thus making it a true profession!  How cool?

Source: dorothydraper.com

As a true “Interior Designer”, she made huge strides in the field and broke through what was considered safe and common at the time.  She was known to pair uncommon colors and print together, her motto? “If it looks right, it is right”.  (dorothydraper.com)

Source: dorothydraper.com -Greenbrier

Source: .dorothydraper.com- Greenroom

I love her use of bold contrast in color and prints!

Just a few of her largest and most well know project include the restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, nicknamed “The Dorotheum”, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, and the Camellia House, Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Source: dorothydraper.com -Greenbrier

Benjamin Moore even came up with a Dorothy Draper color palette and several famous designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler have done design projects in ode to her as well.

Spurce: hayancafe.blogspot.com -Kelly Wearstler

Source: hayancafe.blogspot.com- Jonathan Adler

Source: hayancafe.blogspot.com

I wonder, what would the design world be like without Dorothy Draper?  Would we be living in boring little tone-on-tone boxes?

If you need help designing your own Dorothy Draper inspired room, contact me!

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