There’s no novelty space quite like a walk-in closet. Something about entering a room with chicly organized clothing from ceiling to carpet gives us the feeling of luxury and affluence. Unfortunately, not every house is furnished with these novel nooks, but we can still achieve the look of vintage glamour in our dressing spaces with these decorative accessories.
Placing an ornate Chateau Dressing Chair beside your island allows you to utilize the counter top for makeup application and styling while feeling like Hollywood royalty. Try an Industrial Metal Round Standing Mirror for primping and give yourself lots of light with this Decorative Wire Mannequin Table Lamp. The Vintage Century Lighting Broadway Stage Spot Light is a great conversation piece that plays off of the “Old Hollywood” theme.
Other vintage inspired accents like the Lille Tin Wall Clock and sepia Flower Arrangement photograph keep with the monochromatic theme, while mint colored vintage suitcases and Barn Light Electric’s new Jadite Enamelware Cup add a soft palette reminiscent of the famous Tiffany blue. Soft lighting from the Raindrop Chandelier will give your space a romantic, angelic glow—perfect for the modern Doris Day!
Hoot Hoot Time for School Girl’s Room:
1) Owl Decal by Vinyl Wall Art 2) Ivanhoe™ Mig Porcelain Pendant in Yellow, White, & Jadite by Barn Light Electric 3) Whitewash 2×2 Bay Bookcase by The Importer 4) Dolomite Alarm Clock by Barn Light Electric 5) Decorative Metal Cabinet Basket by Barn Light Electric 6) Desk photo by Home Design Décor Plan 7) Decorative Wire Mannequin Table Lamp by Barn Light Electric 8) Sunshine Day Bedding by The Land of Nod 9) Owl Backpack by Skip Hop
Rustically Organized Boy’s Room:
1) Barn Light Bowie Sconce by Barn Light Electric 2) Bed photo by It’s Overflowing 3) The Drake Cord Hung Pendant by Barn Light Electric 4) Decorative Metal Cabinet Basket by Barn Light Electric 5) Hampton Tall Boy, White Wash by Noir 6) Desk & Shelving photo by A House Like This 7) Canvas Baskets with Handles by Barn Light Electric 8) Bubble Alarm Clock by Barn Light Electric 9) Beatrix New York Little Kid Backpack by Diapers.com 10) Canvas Handled Wire Baskets by Barn Light Electric
It’s that time of year again: Summer is coming to an end and kids are getting ready for a new school year. So, we decided to provide some helpful tips and adorable décor for girls and boys in this week’s Style Board Sunday.
In addition to purchasing pencils, paper, and notebooks, consider reorganizing or redecorating your child’s room for a fresh and organized start to the year. It is important that children have a space where they enjoy doing homework! Consider a brightly colored desk for a touch of fun, or a simple desk with shelving to avoid clunky hutches. Use wire and metal baskets with holes to store supplies and toys so your child can see what they’re trying to access.
Before the first day of school, spend some time with your child organizing their room. This will help them to know where everything is when it’s time to find supplies—and they’ll know where to put things back when it’s time to clean up.
For a fun touch to a girl’s room, add a mannequin lamp that your daughter can display a few necklaces on for easy access in the morning.
Last but not least, don’t forget to set your alarm. These alarm clocks are sure to look good in your child’s room while helping them get up on time, grab these cute backpacks and make it to class before the school bell rings.Read More
Decorating your home’s recreational space can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever undertake. It’s got to be better than remodeling the bathroom, right? After all, no matter if you have a den, play room, home theater, or man cave, the end result will be a space where you spend many enjoyable hours doing what you love whether it’s watching the latest action adventure flick, playing five card stud, or destroying your next-door neighbor on Mario Kart Wii.Read More
In last Friday’s blog, we visited with longtime realtor Bobby Mutter who gave us some terrific insights on how to use light fixtures to dress up the exterior of your home. Today Bobby takes us inside with tips for making your home look its best.
Q: Can poor lighting really make a difference in a home showing?
A: Anything with a light bulb is not going to work, so choose your fixtures wisely! The room is only as good as its worst asset. Replace outdated fixtures and invest in the main fixtures that get attention in the home. Lighting can be a work of art in itself! For small spaces, remove or replace multiple lamps and lights with one fixture that can illuminate the entire room. You don’t want to feel crowded.
Q: How important is bathroom lighting?
A: Nice bathroom lighting is imperative. Make sure there is great illumination around the mirror. A light in the shower/bath ceiling is also an asset.
Q: What are some tricks that will help hide a room’s faults?
A: If a room is too tall, use fixtures that don’t allow light out over the top which helps shorten the ceiling. In a small room, visually show one wall. Open it up by drowning it with light. For a very wide room, accentuate the narrow ends by illuminating them with light.
Q: What are some of the hottest trends in interior lighting?
A: Cabinet lighting is big as are pendant lights and down lighting. Floor lamps are timeless. One of the easiest and cheapest things you can do is add dimmer switches to existing lights. This gives a homeowner instant updated lighting options from bright to subtle in one fixture.
Q: Overall, how important is lighting to a potential homebuyer?
A: Light is key! A dark home seems small and uninviting, while too much light can overwhelm a potential buyer. The correct light fixtures can accentuate the design of a home making it look and feel more elegant and contemporary. Don’t let lighting be the thing to bring down your space. Yes, lighting and fixtures can definitely help sell a home!
May we suggest the Period Basics Circa 1910 Wall Sconce? This classic fixture has an historic look that complements so many home styles and has the added bonus of a coordinating Pendant so you can bring a cohesive look to your home inside and out.
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It’s mid-January, so at this point you should have moved out of your holiday, sloth-like funk. You’ve enjoyed the company of family, as well as more than enough holiday decorations throughout the neighborhood. With that being said, it’s time to start thinking forward to the future and updating your home for the years to come.
Thinking about the upcoming years may leave you wondering, “What will be popular for that long?” After all, why open up your wallet for something that will be out of style before you even get it home? We’ve done the research for you and put together a few of our favorite pieces seen in stores right now. The 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London are sure to bring people from all over the world with their individual cultures and beliefs blending in one area. This wouldn’t be the first time a sporting event inspired interior designers. Expect to see the re-emergence of bright colors associated with mid-century, retro decor. This trend will last well into the autumn and winter months, then throughout 2013. Get on top of things now with our trend spotting guide, and you’re sure to be the envy of the block.
Retro patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco era from Ocean Drive, South Beach are popping up everywhere. Check out the White Lacquer Headboard along with the brass Sunburst Mirror. Along with the bright and cheery colors in the duvet cover, it wouldn’t be surprising to spot this bedroom all over Pinterest and the blogosphere. A modern floor lamp finishes up the space. The Disco Round Floor Lamp with a yellow spandex shade brings in the last touch of mid-century appeal as well as a functional lighting choice. Since it is a floor lamp, it can be moved throughout your home, transitioning with the design trends you’re expecting in the future.Read More
Thursday we presented you with a simple bedside vignette; it had stark white walls that made a big impact using three accent colors. Today we feature another bedroom photo from Apartment Therapy, but this one is definitely not lacking in wall color. Normally design experts will tell you to avoid sticking to one color in a room, but we couldn’t resist this suite, bathed in all sorts of green shades. There is nothing better than a tastefully decorated bedroom that showcases different design styles, right?
As always, balancing vibrant colors with a little white keeps the room light and easy on the eyes – take note of the primarily white quilt and the crisp white trim around the window. Over sized polished nickel side tables are elegant and refined against the deeper shades of green and the traditional dresser in the corner. Mismatched table lamps on the dresser and bedside tables work together seamlessly – only then is the bedroom lighting brought to another level by the vintage wall sconce found on the left.
The retro black lamp next to the bed is similar to the Disco Table Lamp. Utilizing spandex as the lampshade, it has a bit more edge than your typical linen shade. Also available in various colors, the Disco Table Lamp can be used in those white rooms that need a little extra oomph.
Now, check out that small wall sconce – almost identical to the Newnan Bath Light, it balances out the rustic linens and refined furniture. Don’t let the name deter you; the Newnan can be used in any room throughout your home that needs a distinguished wall lamp - not just a bathroom. The satin nickel finish along with the creamy white shade won’t clash with any existing décor you already have, so it makes the perfect light to incorporate as an afterthought.
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