Your bathroom should say “spa” not “blah”

I don’t know about you but, after a long hectic week with the kiddos and the studio, I am dreaming of a spa day. I can hardly sit still to have my nails done, so to carve out time for a full day at the spa seems like it will never happen. So, I turned my bathroom into my own version of a relaxing spa-like space.

This is way easier than it sounds! Add a bit of seating, remove clutter, upgrade bathroom fittings and a couple of decorative touches and you can transform your own bath into a luxurious spa-like atmosphere where you can unwind and relax your mind after a chaotic week!

Spa Bathroom Ideas

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Not Your Basic Bookshelves

I like to think of bookshelves as a giant puzzle. How can I fit all my favorite finds into one cohesive design statement? The endless possibilities can seem overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged. If you take your time and have fun with it, you can transform boring and cluttered into a design masterpiece. Plus, I change mine all the time and even rotate items in and out seasonally!

To start you on your styling journey, here are some of my favorite items I use when styling a bookshelf!

P.S. There will be a lot of moving around of items until you get them just right, but even then, as your collection of mementos increases, you will find yourself constantly updating your shelves with ease.

Dining Room Bookshelves

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Hi Everyone!

Today we want to take a moment to appreciate all the wonderful Moms out there. Mother’s Day is one of the few occasions we make a point them know just how much we appreciate them. We tell them how much they mean to us and some of us even send a special, thoughtful gift – bonus points!

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Tangerine Dream

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You have probably noticed that we LOVE gorgeous pops of color, in almost any space! And from our Pinterest page, you may have noticed our obsession with the vibrant red-orange we like to call ‘Tangerine Dream’. Our board features great ideas on how to incorporate this color into your home, all at-a-glance.

From a Dreamsicle pastel version, to a muted pumpkin, to brights that are the visual equivalent of a hefty dose of Vitamin C, orange is a great way to infuse your space with a sunny energy!

One classic pairing is a cool gray with a vibrant tangerine it – looks modern and bright and clean!

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Another favorite combo is combining lavender with washed out orange. It’s feminine, but not too frilly.

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Here we paired a bright tray with a custom upholstered sitting chair to add the perfect pop of orange into the formal living room of our Parkside Contemporary home.

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You can bring this energetic and refreshing color into your space in so many ways; a single accent item or wall, a small grouping or accessories collection, or coating your room wall to wall in tangy color for a bold effect. Check it out and feel free to show us how you have incorporated a little tangerine into your own spaces!

Until Next Time,

Laura

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Play Room!

Hello again!

Since we’re currently working so diligently on Joe’s dream room, we thought we’d send a few tips for children’s rooms your way! Finding the perfect balance between child friendly and fabulously stylish can be tricky. To make the process a little easier, we’ve collected 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Play Room inspired by Elle Decor.

  1. IMPLEMENT EASY-CLEAN UPHOLSTERY

Continuing on with the keeping-clean lifestyle, we encourage using fabrics and upholstery that is breathable and as stain resistant as humanly possible. Check out our custom fabrics in our boutique to find some inspiration!

  1. COLOR!

Save the neutral hues for your guest suite. Kids love color and we love it too! When collecting inspiration your play room select your favorite bright-colored palette or, better yet, go for the full spectrum.

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  1. STORAGE

Where there is a child, there is usually a toy. Creating a space that can fit every trinket into storage is difficult to do without the right tools. Take advantage of spare corners, space under furniture, and be sure to stock up on storage bins that allow for a quick and efficient cleanup by little hands.

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  1. AMPLE FLOOR SPACE

Kids love having space to run around! Not to mention the fact that Houston weather can be a bit unpredictable sometimes. Giving your child a space that’s both livable as well as play-friendly will make them feel like they can have just as much fun indoors as out.

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  1. ACCESSORIZE MINIMALLY

Antiques, collectables, one-of-a-kind furniture and dainty accessories are so wonderful – but not anywhere near a playroom floor! Put your “fun to look at, but don’t touch” items up on high shelves or in wall-hung shadow boxes. Your kiddos will love to look at them and you can add to them over time.

Send us your ideas for kid’s play rooms – we’d love to hear them! Visit our blog for more kid’s room requests and designs!

Until next time,

Laura

ICFF Weekend!

Laura and Letecia attended the 26th annual ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), also known as North America’s platform for global design, which took place at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York two weekends ago. They had only good things to say about the fair, and raved about all the amazing pieces they saw. We were pleased when they provided plenty of pictures.

More than 29,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers attended white more than 500 exhibitors from around the globe displayed contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. Laura and Letecia has a blast and look forward to attending again next year!