I agree it’s not for everyone, but when you see a modern design style, you can’t help but say, Wow! And I’m proud to say, “It’s my design!”
This home renovation reflects the ultimate in S. Cal coastal, modern design. Starting with a vintage 1970’s architectural design, we updated the place using natural materials, and opening up the space to the outdoors. The minimalistic decor reflects both the client’s contemporary lifestyle and need for a fully functioning entertaining space. This is truly a dream come true for the client, and a welcoming destination for all guests.
Before, this family room lacked a cohesive look.After changing out the mis-matched chairs with a pair of citron striped slipper chairs this room now has that tied together designer look. Tip of the day:Sometimes the most simple changes can add huge impact!
Have you ever heard of Etsy? It’s a wonderful online shopping site where creative people sell their handmade goods. I found this fabulous jewelry organizer made out of a repurposed picture frame. What a great idea!
You can personalize any frame to fit your style and color scheme.
I made a biG commitment this week! As a member of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I promised to post at least one blog per day for the next 30 days. Your reward for staying tuned to my blog, will be enjoying designer tips and ideas focused on creating home decor items by re-purposing treasures you may have stashed away or forgotten about. Many of us have those items that we simply don’t know what to do with. If that is you, I welcome your input and promise to incorporate your comments into my tips and ideas. So, until tomorrow, sweet design dreams to all!
When it comes to DIY projects, some of the most simple ideas can literally re-define a space. If your bedroom is dull and drab, maybe what you need is a new headboard to take your style up a notch! HGTV has some great suggestions for creating your own headboard without breaking the bank. Check out these photos…
On Thursday, September 23rd, an Open House Celebration was held for a group of families moving into their new Habitat homes. As part of a volunteer team of designers, I participated in the design and installation of furnishings for one of these fortunate families.
Click on the Volunteer Design Project link on right side bar of this page to view a slide show of photos. For more information on how to volunteer visit www.furnishinghope.org
Okay, let me first qualify this statement by saying, any budget minded creative design project starts with using what you already have. That being said, I got my design inspiration for these drapery panels after finding a 100% cotton shower curtain marked down to $4.24! After looking through my remnant fabrics, I found the perfect complimentary color to accommodate my window length. Note: standard shower curtains are 72″ x 72″.
Step 1: I re-purposed a bamboo pole by cutting it down to form the drapery hardware and attached them to the wall with standard “L” brackets from my tool box.
Step 2: I simply cut the shower curtain in half and sewed the solid fabric to the bottom. Note: use fusible iron on tape if you don’t have a sewing machine. Turn under and either sew or tape the raw side seam and bottom hem.
Step 3: I hung the curtain on the bamboo rod using drapery ring clips I already had.