Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

23 Oct

Today I am introducing you to Houston based interior designer Lisa McGough. Her designs are jam packed with style. I love her use textiles in a fun and interesting way. Her use of a mainly neutral palette with pops of bold patterns is really beautiful. Take a look.

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

    Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

Designer Spotlight: LMC Interiors

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What do you think? To see more of LMC Interiors’ work check out her portfolio.

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Grown Up Halloween Decor

22 Oct

As I get older it is harder to get into the Halloween spirit. I’m not into all the spooky stuff. I like more grown up Halloween decor versus the creepy crawly. What is your Halloween decorating style? Here are some of my favorites.

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1. Toxic Tonic Bottle | 2. Mercury Glass Gourds | 3. Sienna and Black Striped Candles | 4. Boo Matches | 5. Wine Sign | 6. Clear Candelabra | 7. Onyx Stemware | 8. Snake Candleholder | 9. Haunted Appetizer Plates | 10. Mercury Glass Skull | 11. White Pumpkin | 12. Cauldron Bowls

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Trend Spotting: Tom Dixon Copper Pendant

21 Oct

I have found a new favorite light fixture. I have been spotting the beautiful Tom Dixon copper pendant around the web and let me tell ya its fabulous! This bold shiny pendant is sure to make a statement in any room. I love seeing this used in all sorts of spaces and it is a great accent for all styles. This light can be hung in multiples or as a single showstopping piece.

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Check out this pendant in action:

Trend Spotting: Tom Dixon Copper Pendant

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Trend Spotting: Tom Dixon Copper Pendant

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Trend Spotting: Tom Dixon COpper Pendant

Trend Spotting: TOm Dixon Copper Pendant

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Trend Spotting: Tom Dixon Copper Pendant

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What do you think?

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Fashion Friday: Falling for Plaid

17 Oct

Happy Friday! Plaid is classic for Fall. Plaid is so versatile from tartan to cozy flannels you can really change up your looks from year to year. Mixing plaids or pairing it with unexpected pieces keeps your look fresh.

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10 Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkins

16 Oct

Every year I look forward to decorating a fresh batch of pumpkins. I haven’t been in the mood this year, partially because it doesn’t feel like fall yet and I can’t quote get in the Halloween spirit. I have pulled together 10 of my favorite pumpkin inspirations to get my creative juices flowing. Do you decorate pumpkins? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Copper-tape-pumpkins

Copper Striped Pumpkins

leafy pumpkins

Foliaged Pumpkins

Gold Doily Pumpkins

Golden Doily Pumpkins

ombre pumpkin

Ombre Pumpkin

confetti pumpkins

Confetti Pumpkins

double dipped pumpkin

Double Dipped Pumpkin

house number pumpkins

House Number Pumpkins

ombre spiderwebs

Ombre Spiderwebs

gold-polka-pumpkin

Gold Polka Dot Pumpkin

pastels and glitter

Pastels and Glitter

Here are mine I decorated last year:

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A Guide to Styling the Perfect Bookcase

15 Oct

One of my best girlfriends has two large bookcases in her home office that needed some styling. I spent a few hours pulling them together so I thought I would share some tips on how you can style your own perfect bookcase. Luckily, she had a lot of great objects and decorative pieces that could be used to make them interesting.

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One of the best ways to style your bookshelves is to layer. Layer art behind books, place objects on top of stacks, etc. You don’t need to go out and shop for tons of decorative pieces. Chances are you have lots around your house that would work perfectly. This gives it a more gathered look versus everything looking new. She only bought 2 new pieces the rest she already had. Baskets are perfect for storing those items you need, but may not be too pretty.

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Since these bookshelves are in an office there are certain supplies that needed to be stored. Place them in pretty glass containers to show them off while still being functional. I love the use of unexpected items as well such as this antique fan and gnome candle. Use pieces that show your personality.

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If the spine of a book isn’t pretty just turn it around. Framed cards or art break up the space from being just objects and books.

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I like using objects such as this old bottle or vases as bookends. Try to add height. I did this by placing a small plant on a stack of books and placing the scale on a book with paint swatches on top.

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This shelf is full of vintage pieces. It perfectly showcases my friend’s style.

I have pulled together some key pieces that will help you style your bookcases:

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bookends | planter | art | candlesticks | box | gem objects | magnifying glass | vase

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Home Tour: California Casual

14 Oct

Good morning! Today I have a California casual home tour for you designed by Peter Dunham. Peter Dunham is known for his effortless chic spaces that layer rich textiles and vintage pieces. This home is no exception. I love the mix of old and new to make this feel comfortable and livable. Take a look.

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What do you think? I love the effortless feel and the masterful mix of textiles.

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