Front Door Ready!

Is your entrance warm and inviting, are you front door ready?

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It is that time of year when you will be welcoming guests for the holidays as well as mini ghosts and goblins looking for candy.

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There are many options for sprucing up your front door. Whether you are going for the most spook-tastic door on the block…

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Or just want to add a bit of color to your life…

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or maybe meet somewhere in the middle…

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Here are some colorful ideas. For an easy addition,  pick your favorite accent color and paint your front door. This is such an easy change, don't be afraid to go bold! 

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Planters with seasonal flowers are an easy change up throughout the year as well. These mums are perfect for fall and come in such a variety of colors.

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Planters add just a splash of style that you can change out regularly.

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Lighting is always key to an inviting space. The front porch is no different. Lantern lighting works with most homes. Here are a few I found on Pinterest that are simple and beautiful.

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A door mat is practical because it keeps your house clean, it also adds texture, and is an easy pop of color.

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'Tis the season to prepare your home for guests. This is not limited to your interior. You want your home to feel inviting from the moment someone walks up to your front door.

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What sprucing up will you do this month?

By |October 1st, 2013|Decorating, Design Elements, Exterior Spaces, Hannah, Holidays, Outdoor Spaces|Comments Off on Front Door Ready!|

Dance- Back in the Groove!

Dance rooms are a place to cut loose, let out energy, gather with your friends, practice, and just dance. I was a dancer for sixteen years of my life and a special spot to dance in my house would have been heaven. I can imagine all the fun. Do you have an extra room in your house that just holds clutter or items that you aren’t using? If so consider making it into a place where you can dance, let loose and get back in the groove.

In my dream dance room, I would want an awesome accent wall, lots of mirrors, seating for friends, and of course a disco ball. Here's my shiny dream dance room!!

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This wallcovering is fascinating  and gorgeous. It's elegant for a ballerina but at the same time fun enough to make you want to groove to the music.

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Everyone watches themselves dance in the mirror every once in a while and why not do it in style with this antiqued mirror screen.

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This chandelier balances finesse and texture in an otherwise shiny room.

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When selecting flooring, one has to think about all the activities that happen in a dance room. Vinyl flooring for a dance room is ideal. Yes, vinyl flooring! This vinyl plank is made with a high recyclable content. It also has great slip resistance, you can dance the night away without a worry in the world.

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This chair, from Stray Dog Designs, is so much fun! It is the perfect touch of quirkiness.

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I think, the stand out piece in a dance room should be the chandelier. If my choice of chandelier didn’t fit your style maybe one of these will.

Put a little dazzle in your dance room- add shine and spunk!

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Here are other dance rooms. If you don't find inspiration from my mock dance room maybe these will inspire you!

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This long fringe would allow for lots of personality and could also be fun to dance with.

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A long rectangle room is the perfect shape dance room! Color blockingwith fabric panels on the walls adds splashes of color and also helps with noise from the loud music!

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Using a large pattern flooring material is a fun way to put some charisma into your dance room!

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Adding a bar and some mirrors is a fantastic way to achieve a dance spot if there isn't an extra room for dancing!

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Doesn't the vibe of this dance studio feel so zen! Connecting the outdoors with the indoors can be so liberating. I can imagine lots of Yoga or Pilates happening here.

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I hope these dance rooms inspire you to get back in the groove. Especially the dance groove!

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By |September 24th, 2013|Decorating, Design Musings, Jacqueline|Comments Off on Dance- Back in the Groove!|

Faux Sho-House: Library/Home Office Edition!

A home office or library can mean a lot of different things to different people. For me it is an escape. A place where MY stuff belongs. No  kid toys, plenty of storage, a surface to draw, write, paint, or work on the computer, and a comfortable seating area are key for my home office. I am excited to showcase what my ideal office space would provide. Not shown in these images would be built-in floor to ceiling cabinetry across from this desk wall. Enjoy!

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Theo chair by Angela Adams is a cozy spot to snuggle up with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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This round side table with tree legs is so great I NEED one! Available through BHD.

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I happen to love most things from Anthropologie. This Ettore bench with custom cushion (fabric: Robert Allen, Road Bump) would be a functional piece in almost any room you choose to place it in.

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On that Anthropologie note, both this beautiful rug and bookshelf are from  their exciting collection of  home goods. The rug is the Doily rug and the bookshelf is the Kansai bookshelf.

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All of the cubbies in this desk excite me! I know, I’m a dork, I just love organization! This desk is called the Dockery Work Table and is from Currey and Company. This sweet little desk chair is made by Zentique and is called the Louis Side Chair.

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Fun accessories make the space unique and feel like home.

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Aldo Vase, Yuma Vases, Marbled Vase, Cartwright Mirror, Ronan Hinged Box, all available through BHD

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Lighting is  usually forgotten until the end of a project, when your budget is shot. Good lighting will make a great space spectacular and have a major impact on the design. Bad lighting can ruin an entire design. Both of these amazing lighting elements are available through BHD.

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By |August 28th, 2013|Accessories, Bookcases, Decorating, Design Elements, Desks, Faux-Sho House, Hannah, Organization|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Library/Home Office Edition!|