Posts Tagged ‘Style’

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!


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UnCommon Goods Martini Glasses (5) copy 

One of the topics I love writing about here on the blog is entertaining. And although I don’t entertain and much as I’d love to, I’m always prepared for a party.

A couple of years ago I found a metal cart at a thrift store and transformed it into a bar cart.  It worked fine, but after living with it for a while I realized I wanted a larger bar cart.  Just so happens that I had a partially complete diy project sitting in the garage that would make the perfect bar cart.  The new bar cart has been painted but I’m waiting for some hardware that I ordered before I can finish it up.

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Since the cart is almost complete, I’ve been on the hunt for unique barware to accessorize the cart with.

Out of nowhere, I was contacted by  Uncommon Goods, a company that sells unique designs and handcrafted gifts that are environmentally and worker-friendly. They asked if I wanted to review one of their products and I of course said yes.  After looking through the large selection of gift, home, kitchen, bar, art and jewelry items that Uncommon Goods sells, I found the perfect glasses for my bar cart.

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The Shaken Martini Glasses are really beautiful in person and you know I couldn’t pass up with metallic confetti design and the gold-rimmed top.  I also love that the glasses are made of a thick heavy glass which speaks to their quality, and that they are made here in the USA.  The design is perfect for celebrating throughout the year and make a great toasting glass to ring in a new year.

Shaken Martini Glasses from UnCommon Goods

The martini glasses are just one example of the awesome items they have on their site, most of which is made in the USA, half of which is made by hand and one-third of which is made with recycled or upcycled materials. I’ve also got my eye on this cheese board, these agate coasters and this fun artwork.   Uncommon Goods also has a great selection of gifts under $50 which you can view here  and unique jewelry pieces which you can see here .  And if you’re looking for a unique holiday gift they have a great assortment for all the men in your life.  You can view all the men’s gift here.

The great folks over at UnCommon Goods want to give you a chance to experience their products so they generously offered to give away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader.  You can enter the giveaway below. Giveaway last through Sunday, 2/22 and a winner will be announced on Monday, 2/23!

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Disclosure: I received the Shaken Martini Glasses from Uncommon Goods for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.


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Just dropping in to share some inspiration plus a few links I think you’ll enjoy.  Have a great weekend!

Patterned Draps

Sometimes we get so use to seeing a design idea executed one way but when we see a new take on that idea, we take notice.   How about using a patterned curtain panel as the center framed by solid curtain panels?  What a fresh idea!

links to love…

If eclectic is your style, you’ll love this home.

This design gallery is full of beautiful home and lots of inspiration.  My favorite is the Lakeview Luxury.

This is my favorite PIN of the week.  Those chargers–swoon!  If you want to buy them for yourself, you can find them here or here.

Great tips for marketing your business and blog on Instagram.

All I can say is yum!

If you’ve never shopped Craig’s List, here are some tips to guide you.

10 Important Questions you can ask yourself today to live life to the fullest.

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Decorating with Things You Love

Style at Home

I love talking to women who are in the process of decorating or re-decorating their home.  It may be their first apartment, their first house or a house they have lived in for years.  Regardless of their living situations, I always offer up my best piece of design advice which never changes–Decorate With The Things You Love!

With a slew of home decor stores, catalogs, websites and blogs to provide design inspiration, I think many people lose sight of this golden rule.  Decorating with the things you love goes way beyond a favorite accessory piece or framed family picture, it’s about creating a home filled only with things that enrich your life, your body, your mind and your soul.


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2015 Trends

I shared the hot design trends for 2015 here  and the 2015 Color of the Year here, and now I’m going to give you a look at the patterns that will be hot in 2015 as well as those that are no longer in vogue.

2015 Hot Trends

I’m so happy to say that many of favorite patterns are a hot design statement in 2015, and I’m really glad that a few over-used and over-exposed patterns have finally run their course and are on their way out.


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Hello there friends.  I hope you have a great week last week.  I missed sharing with you on the blog but taking the week off gave me time to baby the cold that I have, cross a few things off the to-to and refocus on my blogging goals for the new year.  I’m glad to be back and look forward to sharing lots of informative and inspiring post with you throughout the year.  If there is specific area related to design, entertaining, gifting or fashion that you want me to address, just leave me a comment.  Thanks for your continued support of ConfettiStyle!

Today I want to talk DIY and inspire you to create your own custom window treatments!

Curtains with Trim Acceent

As a designer, many of the window treatments I work on are custom.  I spend lots of time looking for the perfect fabric and trim and then send everything off to my workroom to have the drapes professionally sewn.  While professional custom window treatments are one way create unique window treatments for your home, you can also get the look for less by putting your DIY skills to work.


Ribbon and woven trims are the easiest and most cost-effective way to dress up plain curtain panels.  And, with so many styles and color options to choose from you can create a look that works perfectly with your decor.



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Watercolor Floral


When I shared my 2015 Design Trend Forecast a couple of weeks ago, one of the trends I mentioned was watercolor florals.  Now I’m seeing another watercolor concept making a wave in the design world–watercolor walls.


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Hello there.  I hope you week is going well.  Today I wanted to share my thoughts on a design idea that is quickly becoming a trend.


Have you noticed more and more kitchens, pantries, laundry rooms and closet spaces are going doorless? New homes are being built with open shelving and lots of homeowners are removing the doors on their existing cabinets to create the open shelving concept in their homes.

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I must say that I really love the look of open shelving, not only for a kitchen but the other rooms in the home too.

One of the things I like most about this design statement is that open shelving makes a room feel more spacious and airy.


Cabinet doors can become a visual blocker and sometimes limit the storage capabilities in a kitchen.  Open shelves allow you to use every inch of space to display collectibles and functional items, providing a more personal and stylized design statement.


In a laundry room, open shelves make functional items easily accessible and provide a less industrial feel overall.


Don’t think your open shelves have to be plain and boring–you can incorporate decorative hardware or a decorative paint application to make your shelves stand out.



And, standard shelving can be replaced with another material to provide more visual interest.


If you’re considering open shelving in your home, here are a few tips that will help you create the best possible look:

1)  Keep items organized–open shelving will look intentional if items are grouped and organized in an attractive and orderly way.

2)  Create depth and dimension with the items on your shelves by stacking pieces at different heights and layering items from the front of the shelf to the back.

3)  Incorporate decorative elements like decorative platters, vases or collectibles to give your shelves personality.

4)  Use storage baskets and containers to hold smaller items and create areas of impact on your shelves.

5) Consider a contrasting background so that that contents on each shelf stand out.

And remember that design is in the details so approach your open shelving the same way you would decorating a tabletop or bookcase.

So what do you think–do you like the open shelving concept or would you rather keeps things behind closed doors?


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