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One of my favorite decorative accessories is a starburst mirror.  I love their shape and classic yet modern feel they add to a room.

The other day I was on the hunt for a budget friendly starburst mirror and found myself on Wayfair.com.  If you’ve never shopped at Wayfair before, you’ve been missing out.

 Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online resources for furniture, home furnishings and accessories, kitchen and bath decor as well as outdoor and home improvement products.  They also carry a large selection of baby and kids items and offer free shipping on purchases over $49.

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My love for gold leaves started when I found this gold leaf tray to go in my guest bathroom.  Ever since then I’ve been spotting leaf themed items everywhere.

The other day I popped into Michael’s to pick up some craft paint and I spotted these cute ceramic leaves in their dollar section.  The leave came in a pack of two and were meant to be used as ornaments.  Ornaments would be cute but I immediately imagined these little leaf gems crafted into a necklace.

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One coat of gold leaf paint and a few vintage jewelry supplies and I had crafted this chic pendant necklace.

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I’ve got a couple more necklaces in the works and I’ll be sure to share them when their finished.

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Have a great weekend!

Shelly

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Have you ever looked around your home and discovered that you have an accessory formula?  I know I have a definite design style, Eclectic Glam but I didn’t fully recognize that I have a ‘formula’ when it comes to the accessories that I decorate with.  My formula is a combination of classic styling, pops of color, graphic patterns, lots of black, touches of gold, texture and more design books then you can imagine.  Here’s a visual of what my accessory formula looks like and a little bit about why I gravitate towards some of these elements.

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Bold lighting is one of my favorite ways to create visual impact in a room and I love the drama that a black lampshade gives a space.  Tip: the diameter of the bottom of the shade should not be greater than the height of the lamp body (to the bottom of the socket).

When it comes to mirror styles, starburst mirrors are at the top of my list.  You can hang larger starburst mirrors by themselves or hang smaller mirrors in the center of a large rectangular or square mirror to create dimensional decor. Starburst mirrors are also great to incorporate into a gallery wall display.

Colorful artwork is my artwork of choice.  I have lots of original black art that my mom brought back from a trip to Africa and definitely adds a personal touch to my decor.  I prefer watercolors or more traditional art but abstract is slowly growing on me.  Tip: in general, when hanging art over a piece of furniture it should not be longer than the width of the furniture.  You want the art and the furniture piece to feel balanced.

I am a confessed pillow addict and have more than my fair share.  I love mixing graphic patterned pillows with solid textures or florals, and that pillows are an inexpensive way to change the look of my decor each season.  Tip:  always buy pillow inserts one or two sizes larger than the pillow cover so that your pillow is plush and full.

Baskets are my friend.  I used them not only as decor but for organization in every room.

My rule of thumb when it comes to decorative accessories is buy what you love and you’ll always find a place for it.  I love decorative boxes, vintage pieces and always try to incorporate a whimsical accent into my decor.  Tip: when decorating tabletops, group accessories in odd numbers.  The basic idea of the rule is that details and objects that are arranged or grouped in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable, and effective than even-numbered pairings.

Over the year I’ve tried decorating in neutrals and more muted colors and every time I’ve felt uneasy.  I love color and use it to add a signature feel to my decor.  Tip:  decorate with the colors you wear and your decor will feel a stronger connection to your decor.  If you want to learn more about the impact of color in your life, here’s a great article.

When it’s all said and done, my accessory formula is definitely a reflection of my personality!

When you look around your house, can to tell if you have an accessory formula that guides you when decorating?

Shelly

Shopping Source List: Possini Euro Design Lamp  /  Virginia Picture Frames /   Sole Starburst Mirror / Surya Tobias Throw Blanket /  Dreams in Floral Art / Kisanii Pillow Cover / Bubble Knit Pillow / Cowhide Rug / Gold Wishbone /  Black Box with Agate / Braided Storage Basket / Pizzazz Area Rug

 

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On a daily basis my mailbox is filled with catalogs.  I try my best to flip through each one but often times they get laid to the side and then in a moment of de-cluttering they get thrown in the trash.

The other day I received the Rejuvenation Lighting & House Parts catalog in the mail and immediately stopped, dropped and looked at every page.  The cover image is what caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to learn more about this lighting and home line.

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Butte Faceted Pendant / Butte Cone Pendant / Butte Dome Pendant /  Galaxy Wide Chandelier / Carson Rod Pendant / Haleigh Pendant

Rejuvenation House Parts was founded in 1977, but the story really begins in 1975 – when Jim Kelly purchased a condemned saloon in a rough-hewn Portland, Oregon neighborhood for $1,000. During two years of extensive renovations, Kelly had a difficult time finding the lighting and house parts he needed to preserve the historic character and details of his small building.

Recognizing an opportunity, he decided to use his small storefront to serve the needs of like-minded old-house renovators. After borrowing $2,500, he opened what was essentially a specialized junk store selling architectural salvage – things like doors, windows, light fixtures, clawfoot tubs. Using antique fixtures as models, he hired his first “manufacturing” employee to start making basic reproduction Victorian and early 20th-century ceiling fixtures and wall brackets.

By 1982, strong demand encouraged Kelly to create a mail-order catalogue. In 2011, Rejuvenation joined the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands. Today we offer a wide range of products, including furniture and home décor, and have four retail stores.

At first glance Rejuvenation is a lighting company but boy-oh-boy do they have so much more to offer.

Momo Single Sconce

Momo Single Sconce (gorgeous)

Wire Chair

Wire Chair  (love this chair)

Vintage Rotating Bin

Vintage Rotating Bin (functional and funky)

Please Ring Doorbell Button

Please Ring Doorbell Button (classic)

Aurora Utility Stool

Aurora Utility Stool (available in multiple colors)

 Tolson Faucet

Tolson Faucet 

Rejuvenation Registers and Light Covers

Beautiful register colors and switch plate covers

Lg Steel Canvas Laundry Bin

Steel and Canvas Laundry Bin

Kanota Hardware

Kanota Cabinet Hardware

From chic bathroom lighting and hardware to restored vintage antiques and furniture, Rejuvenation is a great source for unique home accents.

You can order your own copy of the Rejuvenation catalog and view the entire product line at www.rejuvenation.com!

Shelly

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I just love it when a project comes together.  After finishing my stenciled shower curtain, I set about pulling together the accessories to use in our guest bathroom.

The bathroom is all white so I had a clean and crisp color palette to work around.  Since the black and white shower curtain is a bold graphic pattern, I wanted to keep the rest of the accessories elegant and pretty.  The color palette is black and white with accents of gold, pink and grey.

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I loved using the Drifting Arrows stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create my custom shower curtain.

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I placed a grouping of decorative accessories on the vanity and this gold leaf tray is the star of the show.  It is so gorgeous!

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I placed a vintage brass stool I found last year at an antique store next to the tub.

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I had this framed chalkboard and hung it on one of the side walls.  The quote adds a little whimsy to the decor. The gold frame helps to tie all the gold elements together.

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I replaced basic brass knobs with these beautiful crystal knobs.  A decorative knob is such an inexpensive and easy updated for a bathroom.

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 I painted the shower curtain and changed all the decor in the bathroom when the hubby was at work and boy was he pleasantly surprised when he came home.  We both love how the space turned out.

I hope you are inspired by our little bathroom update. I’ll be sharing more bathroom decorating tips with you next week, including how to make a simple bathroom look more expensive.

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  Shelly

Product source list:
Crystal knobs–D. Lawless / Floral Artwork–HomeGoods / White Shower Curtain–Target / Drifting Arrows stencil-Cutting Edge Stencil
Brass Stool–Vintage/Antique Store / Gold Leaf Tray–HomeGoods / Glass Vanity Jar–TJMaxx (purchased years ago)
Scalloped Edge Brass Bowl–thrifted / Towels–HomeGoods and Ikea

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The internet is amazing! 

Have you ever stumbled upon a room photo where a single item like lighting has caught your attention?    You click to find out more about the lighting and fall into a black hole of design.  Well it happened to me recently after I saw the light fixtures in this work space but instead of falling into a black hole I found myself in a place a bliss!

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The shape and gold finish of these light fixtures caught my eye and the work space was also intriguing.  A few clicks later and I found myself on the website of the design team behind this simple but beautiful space–Studio McGee.

If you’ve never heard of Studio McGee before, let me give you an overview.  Studio McGee is a design company run by husband and wife team, Syd and Shea.  Fueled by Shea’s love of design, the two started the their own design business and have been creating beautiful spaces ever since.

What I love most about the rooms design by Studio McGee is the clean, crisp esthetic and the use of vibrant color accents.  Many of the spaces incorporate black walls which can sometimes be a challenge but they seem to have found the formula for using black in just the right way.  I also love that when designing a room, they use a mix of modern and traditional elements which keeps their spaces looking timeless instead of trendy.

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Love the pops of color and brass accents.

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Black, white and gold–a winning color combo.

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And that table…swoon!

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You can see more of the Studio McGee portfolio here and check out Shea’s beautiful blog here.

Be inspired!

Shelly

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Who besides me loves a great deal?  When it comes to decorating my house, I love nothing more than finding a great looking item at an incredible price.  I am constantly shopping at big box stores like HomeGoods and TJ Maxx for budget friendly decor and just recently started shopping H and M Home.

I’ve always shopped H and M for inexpensive fashion accessories and was thrilled to learn that they offer home products.  Just like the jewelry and clothing that H and M sells, the home decor pieces aren’t investment pieces that will last a lifetime.  Their items are great for seasonal updates and if you love to change out your decor on a frequent basis like me, the H and M home prices allow you to do that without guilt.

I did a little surfing this weekend on the H and M site and found lots of items that I really love.  Here are six items that have great style and would be great for a end-of-winter decor update.

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 Brass accessories are a hot trend and this beautiful swan would make a wonderful tabletop statement.  I’d use it to hold  lush green plant or beautiful orchid.    Brass Swan $14.95 
Another hot trend this spring is floral decor.  You can mix this floral duvet with solid colored linens to create a really great look for your bedroom.  Floral Duvet Cover $49.95 
This gold tray is a great buy and would look stunning on a vanity or bar card.  Gold Tray $14.95
I think every household in America owns that black and white pillow covers from Ikea so I’m happy to see a new kid on the block.  This classic black and white stripe will never go out of style and at this price you can’t go wrong. Striped Pillow Cushion $5.95 
As a bookshelf accessory or flower vase, this textured glass vase packs and lot of style for a small price.  Glass Vase $19.95
When it comes to picture frames this marble finish is a stylish accent that will work with any style decor.   Marble Look Picture Frame $9.95

You can check out the full line of H and M home decor item here.

Happy Shopping!

Shelly

 

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Coffee Table Books

Hi there!  I hope you enjoyed the post on the trends I spotted at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishing show last weekend.  Today I’m back to share something else from the show–books!

Checking out all of the soon-to-be published interior design books at market is one of my favorite things to do.  And this market did not disappoint.

Here’s a round-up of my favorite design books that will be released in the first quarter of 2015!

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No design library is complete without Barclay Butera!

Past, Present, Inspired--Barclay Butera

If you read the blog Subtle Revelry (and you should)  you’ll definitely want to get Materially Crafted written by Victoria, the creator of that blog.  

Materially Crafted--A DIY Primer for the Design Obessed--Victoria Hudgins

India Hicks is a design icon and creates some of the most beautiful tropical inspired space. This book is filled with lots of design ideas you can use in the city too.

Island Style--India Hicks

Another design icon, Barbara Westbrook is coming out with a book entitled Gracious Rooms.  And every page is just that,  photos of beautifully designed and gracious rooms.

Gracious Rooms--Barbara Westbrook

Since I love shopping at flea markets, I’m excited about this book, Flea Market Secrets!  It’s filled with shopping sources and shopping tips to turn you into a thrift market pro!

Flea Market Secrets--Geraldine James

Bohemian style is really popular right now and this book provides lots of design inspiration if this is your design style.  I love it for the creative and unique accessorizing ideas.

Bohemian Modern--Emily Henson

And the book that I am most EXCITED about is Modern Mix by Eddie Ross.  I’m sure all of your know Eddie and love his style as much and I do.  I’d give anything just to spend a day with him but until that happens I’ll be spending lots of time pouring over is his.  

Modern Mix--Eddie Ross

Great inspiration is at your fingertips!

Shelly

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