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I am sooooooo happy that it’s the weekend.  It’s been an extra busy week running from one appointment to another, working on design projects and battling a sore throat.

I am prone to coming down with a cold whenever there are fluctuations in the weather like we’ve been having.  #ugh!  I doing some shopping with a client tomorrow and then I’m spending the rest of the weekend at home gearing up for another busy week.

Here’s my roundup for favorite posts from the week, all great DIY inspiration.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

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DESIGN & DIY TRANSFORMATIONS

 #1–Great DIY tutorial on adding trim to plain doors.  What a transformation!

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#2–It’s refreshing to see a bathroom design that doesn’t include black cabinets. Kate is a genius at design and DIY transformations.

DIY Bathroom Makeover Transformation

#3–Simply elegant living room makeover.

DIY Living Room Makeover

#4–A pretty dining area makeover.  The DIY window seat is the perfect touch.

DIY Kitchen Eating Area--DIY Transformations

#5–Stunning DIY transformation–garage turned office space.

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other favorites this week:

This closet makeover.  Wow!

This sneak peek of the The House of Hope.  The lighting!

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I’ve been at my mom’s house that last few days helping her deal with the aftermath of a pipe bursting and ruining all of her floors.  All of the furniture has been moved out and new flooring is being installed throughout the house.  It’s a big mess but things are getting done and I’m grateful that she is ok and that the damage wasn’t any worse.

Starting tomorrow, the hubs and I will be working on getting everything back in place and doing a little organizing while we are at it.  When something like this happens, it makes you look at everything in a new light and take stock of what really matters and what things you no long need or value.  My mom is ready to let some things go.

With a big organizing task ahead of me, I thought I’d share some organizing inspiration with you today.

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Linen Closet Organizing

Isn’t this linen closet just beautiful?  You’d never know that this cabinet is actually a pantry piece meant to be used in the kitchen.  My mom doesn’t have a free-standing piece like this but I could use these ideas in her linen closet. The shelves on the doors are great for keeping small items visible so I’m inspired to add these storage bins to her linen closet door.

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Clothes Closet Organizing

Getting my moms closets back together is going to be a task.  She has a lot of clothes and shoes but things were in a bit of disarray.  A few storage baskets and a small cubby to hold shoes will add style and order.  And I’m loving the idea of cloth bins which could hold her scarves and cold weather accessories.

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Household Supplies Organizing

I love coming across clever organizing ideas and this one using a closet storage piece to hold paper towels is brilliant.

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Kitchen Organizing

Baskets are definitely my go-to decorative accessory when it come to organization.   I love the idea of using an oversized baskets in the kitchen to hold cutting boards and such.

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Office Organizing

And here’s another clever organizing idea using a basket.  I’m definitely inspired by this one.

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A TJMaxx just opened in my moms hometown so while they finish up the flooring I’m off to do some shopping for baskets, bins and other goodies.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Favorites of The Week post so stop by and check it out.  And happy Thursday!

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Dissecting the details is one of my favorite things about designing a space.  Over the years I’ve learned what essential components need to come together to make a room sparkle and come alive.  Today I’m sharing four great posts with you, tackling some of the most common decorating challenge many people face.

Click on any of the image below to view the entire post.

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Learn how to use accessories to pull together any space in your home in the Anatomy of A Well-Styled Room post.

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Often time the vignettes you have in your home tell a story about you and your family.  In my Anatomy of A Vignette post, I give you tips and visual inspiration for creating vignettes that are dynamic and personal.

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Do you want to get your linen closet organized and looking pretty once and for all?  Read my tips for an Organized and Stylish Linen Closet.

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And your bathroom needs to decor love too!  I’ve outlined 10 tips for Accessorizing & Styling Your Bathroom to help you pull your space together.

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Let the accessorizing and organizing begin!

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Favorites Of The Week

Boy has this been a crazy week and to top it all off, I am in a battle with Target trying to get an online order issue resolved.  It is so sad that customer service has just fallen by the wayside and that companies just don’t seem to care.  When I had my store and even now with my design and Etsy business my #1 priority is to provide a great product and great service and to leave my customers satisfied and happy.

Enough about my trials and tribulations…let’s get on the some happy stuff.  I’ve been sharing inspirational photos and links on Saturdays for a while but a couple of weeks ago I reworked the Saturday post to share my favorite Posts, Pins and Products with you.  I really like the format so I’ll be sprinkling more of these post into my lineup going forward.

I hope you find inspiration in what I’m sharing and are enticed to shop some of the great products I come across (No affiliate link involved).  Enjoy!

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Favorite Posts

 

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This home tour is just beautiful.  Proof of just has beautiful simple details and a neutral color palette can be.

SImple Details Blog

This home tour features a few of my favorite things…blue and white, milk glass, brass and gorgeous pillows.

Favorite Pins

 

Bedroom

Every little detail in this bedroom just has my heart a flutter.  That headboard, wow!

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I think everyone might want to paint their bathroom black after seeing this space.

Favorite Products

Have you checked out all of the new items at Anthropologie.  So many cute things!

Belleville Serving Set

Wedding season is coming and these beautiful salad servers would make a perfect gift.  They look far more expensive than they cost.

Horn Inlay Flatware

Boy would I love to design a party table around this gorgeous flatware.

Whimsy Monogram Hook

These monogram hooks are just adorable.  I’d spell out WASH or DRY and hang them in a bathroom.

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Cute bag alert!  This tote/handbag is a great price and I love the handle.

See you back here Monday with a fun gift wrap idea.

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More and more lately I’m feeling the urge to live with less.  That feeling has me organizing every nook and cranny of my home.  Yesterday I spend some time organizing my bathroom drawers and boy was did it leave me with a great feeling.

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It feels good to get rid of stuff that is not being used and no longer has value and it’s nice to look at drawers that are pretty and organized.

Since I feel I’m pretty good at organizing, I wanted to share a few of my tried-and-true organizing tips with you.

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I know lots of you look for cost-effective ways to decorate your home, so today I wanted to share the best and most budget friendly decorating idea to make your bathroom look more expensive.

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PAINT YOUR CABINETS!~

Paint is the easiest way to Up-Style and chanage the look and feel of any room in your home, including your bathroom.  Pull out that paint brush and by the end of the weekend you can have a totally new look in the lou!

Here’s a little motivation to inspire you…

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Black bathroom cabinets

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Sage Bathroom Cabinets

Grey Bathroom Cabinets

Taupe bathroom cabinets

Tips for painting bathroom cabinets:

1)  Clean and then sand the existing finish–doing this will get any oils or residue of the cabinets and create a fresh surface for the paint

2)  Prime the cabinet and doors–this will ensure a smooth paint application

3)  Use a quality paint like Ace Hardware Cabinet, Door & Trim paint (this paint will level after applying and will not show brush strokes)

Ace Hardware Cabinet, Door & Trim Paint

4) Use a foam roller and quality brush to apply paint

5)  Paint one door to ensure you like the color before moving on to the rest

6)  Add two or three coats of paint (waiting about 24 hours between each coat)

Once your cabinets are painted, think about investing a bit more money and upgrading your hardware if needed.  New hardware will be the icing on the cake.

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Greetings and Happy Friday!  

Writing this blog is somewhat like talking a a girlfriend or guy friend on a daily basis and dishing about all the stuff that is going on in my life.  It’s my place to share the new shopping spots I’ve found, a great bargain I’ve come across or a new restaurant I want you to try.

Since we’re friends, whenever I come across fabulous design tips,  how-to tutorials or something exciting, I feel a desire to share it all with you.  So girlfriend, sit back, relax and let me share a few things…  

How to Paint a Sink

How to Paint a Sink

Painted Chair

How to Paint a Fabric Chair

I so excited that one of my favorite stores now has a paper shop.

10 Decorating Mistakes we’ve all made.

This living room transformation is simply stunning!

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Are you familiar with DemiLune tables?  The characteristic of this table style is its semi-circular shape which is designed so that the table can be pushed up against a wall.

As a member of the console table family, demilune tables feature three legs but are often overlooked as a design option in favor of their traditional four-legged console table companion.  I however love demilune tables and think they are the perfect solution for many space challenged rooms.

Demilune tables are ideal for small wall spaces where a chair or larger piece of furniture would feel over-powering.  Using a table with a shaped design detail will help to create visual interest and give that small space a focal point.

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Traditional Home

When an impromptu cocktail table is needed, a demilune works great with just enough space to hold a few key party essentials.  Demilune tables are also great to position in front of floor mirrors, creating lots of visual impact.

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One of my favorite places to use a demilune table is in a bedroom.  The shape of the table works in a narrow space next to the bed and functions as a nightstand as well as a intimate writing desk.

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Amy Meier Design

Amy Meier Design

Both as a cost saving option and as a style solution in a foyer, two demilune tables facing each other is one of my favorite looks.   

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BelClaire House

Demilune tables can also be retro-fit to work as a bathroom vanity.  The curves of the table add softness to what is often a space of  hard lines and square shapes.

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What to put in that space between the windows?  A small scale demilune table works great to fill that space and serve as the backdrop to a beautiful wall piece and tabletop accessories.

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Wall mounted demilune tables can be used like a display shelf in a foyer or hall and again is ideal when wall space is limited.

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When shopping for demilune tables, look for styles that feature scalloped or shaped details for added style.

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  In a small kitchen eating area, demilune tables provide just enough room for two people to sit and eat comfortably.  Hanging a large grouping of artwork over the table as shown in this photos is also a great way to give the table and surrounding area more visual impact.

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Demilune tables are most often used in a foyer, next to the front door.  The table scale keeps the foyer open while providing the perfect perch for keys and mail.

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Other places to use demilune tables:

In smaller rooms, demilune tables can be placed under a wall-mounted TV but close attention needs to be given to ensure the table scales balances the TV.

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In bedrooms where twin beds are used, a demilune table is often a better design solution than individual night stands.  When placed between the bed, the table works as a nightstand for both and is a great use of space.

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A demilune placed at the end of hallway or at the top of stair landing fills the space without it becoming over-crowded.

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I also like to use demilune tables in the nooks next to a fireplace.  This is another spot where the curve of the table will add softness to the room.

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And because many demilune tables are shorter and smaller in scale than a traditional console table, they work great positioned under a window.

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The next time you’re on the hunt for a new table, consider a Demilune Table.  Not only are they an unexpected option but a demilune table can work just about anywhere you’d put a traditional console table.

Happy Decorating!

Shelly

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