Who else is excited about Ocean's Eight?!
I saw the trailer last week and flipped out. It's got 2 of my favorite people - Mindy Kaling & Helena Bonham Carter. And it features that annual event that launched a thousand best-and-worst dressed lists - the MET Gala. I can't wait to see this 8-women action / adventure / comedy play out. Also, Mindy Kaling who's a thorough entertainer on every level and whose book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" I read in a single sitting on a plane ride, always, always makes me laugh.
Architectural Digest featured Mindy's bright and cheerful LA home earlier in the year. Like Mindy, it's vibrant and full of personality. What caught my eye though, was this fun tropical wallpaper in one of the powder rooms.
How fun & funky is that!
For some reason it made me think of all the fabulous tropical islands I need to go to, like Turks & Caicos and the Maldives. Aaaaah, I'm dreaming of sea breeze and ocean spray.
Well, if you can't go to the tropics, you can always bring the tropics home!
So here's what I came up with. A tropical, paradise bedroom. Gorgeous Seychelles wallpaper complemented with soft, serene greens. Clean lines, gold accents & a hint of leopard keep it modern. Natural fiber and seagrass bring in texture and a relaxed feel.
Seychelles wallpaper / headboard / bordered duvet set / accent pillow / curtain rod / curtains / nightstand / natural fiber rug / mirror / dresser / leopard tray / hydrangeas & roses / art / seagrass tray
Alright folks, and on that note, we're going to close out 2017 and welcome 2018!
If you're looking to refresh & rejuvenate your living space in the new year, I'd love to help you do that. A few days ago, I told you about "Step into Style", a decorating & styling package I'm offering. Be it your home, a condo, a rental apartment or a room, we will get creative and crafty and imbue it with personality.
I don't believe decorating should mean getting rid of everything you already own and buying a whole bunch of new stuff!! Nor should it mean buying every single piece from a catalog. Na-hah. Instead, I believe it's about mixing, newer purchases with treasured antiques, enhancing what you already own, and doing it in a way that makes sense for your life and family. There's nothing more appealing than a home with a distinct personality.
And there's ways to achieve that without breaking the bank.
For instance, giving store-bought curtains a lift with a custom trim, like this...
JCPenney silk curtains , Samuel & Sons coral interlock trim
or reupholstering an antique chair you own, and modernizing it with a pretty fabric, like this...
Premier Prints zebra pink, P Kauffman buffalo check
...or renewing your bookcase with a splash of paint! Like this deep Hermes orange or geometric paper, a lively backdrop for all your favorite reads.
Everyone deserves to feel in harmony with & proud of their living space! Give me a call if you think I can steer you in the right direction & freshen things up for you as we step into 2018.
I am very grateful for every one of you who reads, comments, shares, talks back, and is part of my life through this blog. I appreciate you so much, and I value your interest in what I do.
Sending a lot of good juju & positivity your way! May you have a healthy, happy New Year & I'm thinking of you today. I hope you're up to something fun tonight. As for us, we're still "making plans"! Welcome 2018.