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Faux Sho-House: Guest Bedroom Edition!

A guest bedroom should be a place where guests feel welcomed & comfortable in your home. It is the perfect room to add selections of colors or styles you have an affinity for but may not have a space for in the rest of your home.  For my faux sho house guest bedroom, I added some funk & spunk that I might not necessarily highlight in other rooms.


I know when I am a guest in a home,  sometimes I just need to go to the bedroom and get away for a few minutes. Whether it is to make a phone call,  check emails or whatever it is; I want to be comfortable. I love the modern feel of this  American Leather armchair; I think it would be a perfect resting spot. This chest from Currey and Company is the stand out piece in the room for me and what the rest of the room was inspired from. The waterfall edges in the wood are so unique and the streamlined hardware really sets off the piece.


I like when rooms use different materials like this headboard which is wrapped leather rattan available through BHD. The headboard and night stand are perfect to add a sense of airiness.Picture2

I believe that accents are what give life to a room, and the accent pieces for this room are no different. This rug, available through BHD,  provides the spunky personality I wanted. I loved this marble print pillow from West Elm, and I think pairing it with two more rigidly patterned pillows that marry up the color scheme allows for both interest and restfulness.


This lamp, available through BHD,  reminds me of a bee hive and how yummy honey is to eat! I find this chandelier, with its relaxed lines and Moroccan inspiration from Currey and Company an amazing piece that would be welcomed in any room of my own home!


I love ART and I absolutely love monochromatic art. Both of the pieces of art in this room have to do with hats/headpieces. The lady in the blue hat is by Bernard Lamotis and is available through Natural Curiosities and really makes the chandelier pop. The plume forms in the crown artwork tie in great with the rug; it is by Fernando Boher and is also available through Natural Curiosities.

Picture4Thanks for visiting my guest bedroom and I hope you enjoyed it! Two more spaces to come!

By |September 3rd, 2013|Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Jacqueline, Recharge|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Guest Bedroom Edition!|

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!


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


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


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.


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.


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.


Fun accessories make the space unique and feel like home.

From left to right:

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


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.

9What is important to you in your home office? Stay tuned for more exciting spaces next week!

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!|

Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!

The Master Bathroom plays an integral part in our daily lives.  It cannot be avoided.  It is the place we go to prepare ourselves for the day, to relax, to wake up, to comfort ourselves, possibly to hide from the kids, and then finally, when the day is done, we go there to settle ourselves for a much earned long evening of slumber.   The bathroom should be a far off place, somewhat of a retreat.  It ought to present itself with a sense of being somewhere else other than just, “the bathroom”.  I wanted to design my Faux Sho-House master bathroom as that.  Somewhere different, a room that is inspiring to become more like a destination.


Let’s start with the finishes of the room.  This room takes a beating, so we need finishes that will last.  But if you are traveling the distance, don’t you want where you land to be pretty?  I know I do!  On the floor is Pro-Venza’s Re-Use Bianco Ossigeno both in large tile and mosaic for the shower.  For the walls we have Elitis’s, Azzurro Vulcano.  This extremely durable wallpaper  is embossed with wide stripes of tribal patterns that nod towards natural raffia grass-cloths; it is the backdrop of our destination.   For the shower walls I chose Heath Ceramic’s Chalk tile in Gunmetal Glaze.  The glaze on these tiles are twice layered which creates wonderful depth and texture.


Knowing hands-on how wonderful Hansgrohe’s plumbing systems are, I couldn't imagine choosing anything else to get the job done!  I love their simple lines and designer collaborations.  For the lavatory, I chose the wall mounted Metris. In the shower is a Croma 100 Green Showerpipe.  And then the tub, an Axor design by Patricia Urquiola paired with Jean-Marie Massand’s Axor tub filler.  Because in my mind, every tub needs a built in towel rack and every tub filler must have a shelf!


Vanities are always center stage, as they should be!  I’ve outfitted this one with a glass mosaic backdrop from New Ravenna Mosaics.  The cut of their Pandora pattern gives the glass an unexpected dimensional quality.  Unlike a typical basin out of porcelain, I chose Ammonitum’s wooden Vela Washbasin.  It gives the room a natural warmth that is rarely felt in bathrooms.   This beauty sits on top of a Cambria quartz, color Windermere, countertop with painted cabinetry below in Benjamin Moore’s new Colonial Williamsburg Collection, color Nelson Blue. Finish it off with Anthropolgie’s Lulu knob for a fun, artistic statement!


Every bathroom deserves some jewelry!  And why not make it the pieces you always look towards? Recycled glass and natural burlap sconces flank a shapely decorative mirror.  Long gone are the days of glass sconces and rectangle framed mirrors!  Both sconce and mirror are available through BHD.


Sometimes overlooked,  every bathroom needs a place to sit. Every bathroom also needs art. So I combined the two!  I chose Phillip Stark’s Masters Chair to use at the vanity.  And Reinalso Sanguino’s  gorgeous ceramic stool for the shower.  Never miss an opportunity to sit and enjoy art!


I hope you have loved touring our Faux Sho-House master bathroom!  Has it possibly inspired you to think differently about your destination?   Stay tuned for our last few rooms; you won't want to miss them!

By |August 27th, 2013|Bathrooms, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Jennefer|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!|