As a designer, writer, and entrepreneur, I’m obsessed with anything that is luxury, unique, or glamorous! I have a keen eye for style and love sharing all my ideas, muses, and projects with the rest of the design world! I love to travel along with Sophie, my mini Schnauzer whom I take on all my great adventures.
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It’s all been done before – bohemian, retro, western, regency – we have had enough! It’s about time designer Ernesto Garcia took us into a world of his own with a home designed with a Victorian garden party theme in mind. Here are some tips to help you get the look:
- Start off with a neutral tone such as taupe or light gray for walls, and carpeting.
- Deep purple and cream are the perfect color combination when used in moderation. Use this hue on pillows, benches, or coffee table trinkets.
- Tiled fireplaces have now successfully swapped your traditional brick or stone.
- Use delicate fabrics like the small silk floral pillows placed on the green side chairs.
- Make way for bouquets and pots of blooming flowers.
- Curtains and rugs in neutral colors with delicate floral prints bring the monotone walls to life.
- Its all in the details – use intricate detailing on furniture like coffee tables and wall shelving units.
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Turning flea-market finds into treasures is a dream job I could do for the rest of my life – the satisfaction I get from turning junk into great works of art is utter fulfillment. Since a lot of you probably have old furniture you would like to upholster but don’t know where to start, I have put together a little guide to help you get started. It’s not even that difficult to do, with a little creativity and patience you can get your old furniture back in style for 2013.
Louis XVI chairs can be very expensive on the market, especially upholstered in damask fabric or velvet, and if topped off with nail head studs the prices can skyrocket through the roof! Take matters into your own hands and do it yourself – exactly the way you want to! Check out this easy DIY I came across from Country Living:
Step 1: Remove the old upholstery and any tacks or staples from the frame.
Step 2: Do the “eight-way hand-tie” technique for your springs.
Step 3: With a staple gun apply fox edge and buffer between the frame and the padding.
Step 4: After applying a layer of duke cotton, blue foam, and Dacron, apply your fabric.
Step 5: Use hot glue to secure the double piping.
And… voila you are done!
View the Original Project at Country Living!
Go wild with your next bathroom makeover and try something unanticipated for a change. Take a good peak into your bathroom – it’s probably a safe color with a bland bathroom set and not much thought put into the overall theme. Why not take advantage of a small, boring space and experiment with something you have always wanted to try. Think about it, if it doesn’t turn out right it’s always easy to go back!
This small space has huge potential so try out a metallic tone from ceiling to tile. Paint your crown molding along with your entire ceiling a metallic gold, and pair it with gold damask wallpaper. Install new shiny tiles to complete your space.
BDP Tip: If you are looking for a quick fix buy a gold faucet, mirror, frames, and… voila!