Almost a year ago, I decided to renovate our master bedroom closet… Our walk-in closet serves its primary function of holding our clothes. But, there is a lot of wasted space that can be used more efficiently. Due to the vaulted ceiling, the space above the hanging rods is useless. So, I am looking for […]
Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a great weekend! It is no secret that I am in love with stencils. I shared many projects with stencils on my blog; Fun with stencils, Arabic Calligraphy stenciled tabletop, and hurricane candle holders etched with Islamic Calligraphy are some examples of my work with stencils. Today’s project […]
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I heard that many people call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl. I was just about to do that so I could have more time to work on my color psychology post! Not that I was partying all night because the Baltimore Ravens WON the […]
I am seeing more and more of these ottoman coffee tables in decorating magazines …….. Contemporary Family Room design by San Francisco General Contractor Mascheroni Construction Why would people switch to an ottoman coffee table? Is it a design statement? Is it for function?
Welcome back and happy Monday! Last week I explained 5 elements to successful fabric mixing; Pattern, Scale, Color, Texture, and Style. Today I will show you how I varied these elements to create a collection of toss pillows for my sister in law’s family room. First, I analyzed the function of the room which will affect my choice […]
Its official! I have decided to learn how to paint furniture!! I have seen so many examples of fabulous furniture transformations that I am ready now to add my own. So, for those of you who would love to paint their own furniture but are intimidated by the process, I am here to share my […]
Finally!! The hard easy part of designing a functional, organized, and beautiful closet is done. Take a look… Here is my closet now, Wasted space…
The last big home project for me was the makeover of the mudroom that we finished in March. Its about time I start planning my next one…..the master bedroom closet. Our walk-in-closet serves its primary function of holding our clothes. But, there is a lot of wasted space that can be utilized more efficiently. Due to […]
It all started with an idea I shared with my husband one day in December of 2011. I wanted to update my mudroom into a cheerful, functional and inviting second entry. I drew up the plans, which you can see here , painted the walls a cheerful yellow color (see here), made a bench seat (see […]
When we moved into our current home, I covered the windows surrounding the front door with glass wallpaper. If you are not familiar with this amazing product, click here. While I love the look they give to the entrance, I found that the corners keep pealing off. Maybe I did not apply them correctly, or […]
Ever since I learned about stencils, I wanted to try them in my home. I gave them a try in Stencil Design Art and enjoyed the process and the effect they gave. So, this past weekend I decided to take my stenciling skill a step higher and stencil the pantry.
The work on the mudroom makeover continues with the installation of a new bench. It was all done in five easy time consuming steps. Step one: Out with the useless desk It was not too difficult to remove the old desk, especially that I was not the one who did it. Lol! Seriously, according to my husband, that […]
Welcome back my friends! I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas enjoyed a great day with your family and friends. I enjoyed having my family around to babysit while I worked in the mudroom. 🙂 One of my design goals for the mudroom makeover was to create a cheerful and inviting back entry into the house. […]
Once upon a time…..Last week Me: I have an idea! My Husband: Oh Oh! (His usual response to my ideas) Me: I want to re-design the mudroom. My Husband: (Cautiously)…OK! Me: I want to remove the desk, add a bench, change the utility sink, paint and I would love to add a glass tile backsplash! […]