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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I was recently given the unique opportunity to be featured in the gorgeous start up mag, Bella Magazine. If you haven’t seen the last issue of Bella Magazine, you can catch it on Issuu. I did a quick interview a long with some photos, and they even did a “style stalker” page so readers can learn how to get my look – how sweet! The photos are very similar to when I was featured in Abode magazine, and I believe this is the last home feature I will be doing in a while – so enjoy! Now it’s time to switch up my decor and find a whole new look, stay tuned!
I’m always looking how to add a surge of style to neglected spaces in a room. One place we don’t think to add some attention to are our doors! Just think about the endless possibilities you could do from contrasting moldings, trim, and even adding wallpaper! One cute way I’ve come across to make your unnoticed doors instantly pop is adding a rocker nail head trim. Keep reading for full instructions on this easy weekend DIY:
- Exotic colored paint (optional)
- 1-inch wide painters’ tape
- Nail-head upholstery tacks (approximately 600 ½ inch domes and 1-inch squares for corners)
- Permanent-ink marker
- Felt furniture pad to cover hammer
- Remove door from hinges and paint with exotic colored paint if desired. Let it dry.
- Decide on the design for you nail heads and measure it out with a ruler. This second photo’s design is 1 inch from the door edge and the inner rectangles are 3 ½ inches from the door edge with 2 ½ inches between the 2 inner rectangles to clear the knob.
- Tape off the design with painters’ tape and make the inner edge of the tape the line where you wish your tacks to be.
- Check the measurement per tack. Use a ruler and marker to measure and mark off along the inner tape edge where each tack will be inserted.
- Place awl at each marking, and tap it with the hammer to start a hole. Remove tape.
- Start in the middle of each rectangle, working outwards and gently tap the tacks into place with the hammer. Cover the hammer tip with the felt pad to avoid marking the tack. End with the corner tacks. And… voila!
My Europe vacation never seems to end! Last week I decided to take a day trip to London and do the one thing I love – antique hunting! I came across an amazing shop in London called LoveDay that showcases modern art and antique furniture dating from the 18th-21st century. You can find just about any high-end antiques for your home ranging from leather chairs, sculptures, and lots of modern art. Their price range is pretty reasonable considering the great condition their pieces are in and the amazing “wow” factor they bring to a space.
Take a look at some of my favorite finds below:
These rare French floor lamps were by far my favorite piece at LoveDay. They both have their original shades and decorative gilt work with swan shaped features. I could really see these two used in a living room on either end of a grand fireplace or on two nightstands in a bedroom.
I have always wanted one of these clocks in my home! Chinoserie lacquer with Georgian oak makes this beauty even more unique. Having something like this from 1755 really makes it a fascinating piece of furniture.
I was actually surprised these Edwardian Chesterfield chairs were from 1788! The deep buttons, swept oak legs, and brass castors are definitely coming back in style! Not only are they stylish, they are extremely comfortable and work well in many different room settings.
At LoveDay you will notice they love to support local talent like this bronze stallion designed by Tony Evans. As a young artist having graduated in 2003 from The Wirral Metropolitan College, he already sold many of his works throughout the UK, America, Europe, and the Middle East.
For more antiques, take a look at LoveDay’s online catalog.