Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
(The artwork is from IKEA. Lamps are from Lowes. Circle pillow from Target. Throws from Marshalls. Circle bed sheets from TJMaxx. The paint color is "smoked oyster" from Valspar.)
However, this room is just a tad too monochromatic for me. The good thing is that since everything is so neutral, it would be very easy to add a pop of color. It would even be easy to change the accent color every season. Here's what I might add to the room:
For a splash of orange, you could add in some orange pillows and a little jewelry box. I'd also add a little potted plant on one of the nightstands (I tend to go with succulents since I'm not very good at remembering to water plants)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I think this family room has great potential - I love the shades and fireplace. However, it comes off very dark and the TV is a little too overpowering. Here are some suggestions I thought might help improve this family room:
It seems clear to me that this homeowner loves the color red. In order to lighten the room up a little, I'd suggest painting the walls a lighter neutral color and instead, bring in some red through curtains and accents throughout the room.
I love this area rug for the room. It has a touch of the red that she clearly loves and also has several other colors that she could easily pull out for a paint color.
I like the wooden shades that are already in the room and would keep those in place. Since we'd be going with a lighter wall color, she can afford a darker curtain with a little more substance than the white frilly ones currently in place.
The room is very dark and could use some additional lighting. Two of these affordable floor lamps (only $40) on both sides of the couch should do the trick.
As for the television, it's a little large to put above the fireplace. I'd recommend moving it to the wall on a low console table where the couch currently is. The couch could be easily moved across from it in front of the window or put parallel to the fireplace. In its place, I'd recommend a mirror for above the fireplace and some vases for the mantle.
Next, in order to break up the abundance of red and black that's currently in the room, I'd recommend introducing some blue (1, 2) and tan pillows or throws with the red.
Last, I'd recommend a few baskets or storage ottomans. This will help add some extra storage (and who doesn't always need more?), but will also add texture and will tie in to the wooden blinds already in place.
What do you think?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
of galleries to browse if you're looking for some inspiration.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Get 3 wooden boxes for only $9.95! That's a much better deal than
buying the flimsy cardboard ones at IKEA. A great way to add color and storage to a room.
Enter promo code C10 at checkout to get 10% off.
On sale for $14.99 - I'm thinking about getting one to put on my coffee table.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Mesh Vases: $26 and $35
Floral Applique Oblong Pillow: $16.48
This pillow wouldn't go in my bedroom at all, but now I'm wishing it would . . .
Fill it up with some green apples to brighten your kitchen.
Capiz Inlay Table Lamp: $49.98
I like this lamp but would probably switch out the shade for a lighter one.
A great deal for a shelf this size.
Copper Lamp: $69.98
At this price, why not buy it for next year?
Wouldn't these be adorable for a nursery or toddler's room? Simply peel and stick these Wallies Wallcandy wherever you want (on sale for $19). Plus, they're easily removable for when your kid grows out of them. They also have dots, triangles, or even farm animals if you'd rather.
Peace, Joy, and Hope metal word set: $21.88
Need some affordable art for your home? Check out their Black and White Archway Framed Art: $30 They have many other black and white prints that are also nice.
Canopy Embroidered Wave Pillow: $14.88
It's pretty hard to beat the price for this Metal Armillary (only 9.97) that'd look great on a coffee table or bookshelf. I'm thinking about getting one for myself. . .