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San Francisco Home Tour

13 May

Good morning! Today I have a beautiful home to share with you. This San Francisco home located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood was built in 1867. This beautiful home belongs to interior designer Susan Greenleaf and her family. The mood throughout the house is relaxed and has touches of whimsy in the artwork. Susan mixes sophisticated pieces with quirky and cozy touches to create a lovely space. I think you will all love this home. Take a look.

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The brick exterior with the black doors is such a beautiful combination!

dining room

entry

living room

sitting room

master bedroom

master seating

bathroom

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What do you think? I really love the overall color scheme in this home. The muted textiles and paint colors are a great backdrop for the punches of color in the artwork. Which is your favorite space?

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Above the Headboard

16 Oct

Good morning! As much as I love a dramatic tall headboard I think I may love a headboard with something fabulous above it even more. Whether it be art, a mirror, or a gallery of frames. Adding something above the headboard adds height and a larger focal point in the bedroom. Take a look at what I mean.

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Pretty right? I love all of these images for different reasons. I like the simplicity of hanging one or two items above the headboard, but having multiple frames or mirrors is also really nice and interesting. Do any of you hang anything above your headboard?

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DIY Artwork

1 Oct

Good morning! As I mentioned yesterday I painted a canvas in navy blue and gold to hang over my new bar cart. I have never called my self an artist. I am artistic person yes. I have a good eye for design and color, but never been a painter. I knew I wanted something simple yet eye-catching and this was the perfect fit. Here are the steps I took to achieve this art and how much it cost!

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I started with a blank 18 x 24 canvas. I bought Martha Stewart Deep Sea paint in a satin finish and a metallic gold. I like using the foam brushes for good coverage, but you could use any brush you like. I then used the other paint brush to get more texture in the gold.

Breakdown of cost:

All items from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store

18 x 24 Canvas: $14.99 (had a coupon so paid $8.99)

Navy paint : $1.99

Gold paint: $2.49

Foam brushes: $.49 each

Paint brush: $.59

Total: $15.04

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Left: The canvas after one coat of navy paint. Right: After 3 coats of navy paint and one coat of gold.

The most important thing while doing the top color is not trying to make it perfect which was very hard for me. You have to just do long brush strokes. I did a total of 3 coats of gold also to get the best coverage. As you can see after 1 coat the blue still showed through.

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The finished product! I love how it turned out.

The Suite Life Designs Bar Cart and DIY Artwork

Here it is in all its glory above my bar cart.

I did one other DIY project for my bar cart. A small tray to set glasses on. Here is a closer look and breakdown of cost.

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Breakdown of cost:

All items from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store (except paper)

Wood tray: $2.49

Same gold paint from the canvas

Leftover paper from Paper Source (originally around $5)

Polycrylic protective finish I had leftover from another project

Total cost: $2.49!!

SLD-BC-14This tray is the perfect piece to break up the wood top of the bar cart.

Hope these projects inspire you to try a DIY project of your own!!

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Design Tips for Your Living Room

19 Mar

Figuring out the best layout, colors, furniture, etc. for your spaces can be difficult and overwhelming. I have compiled a list of great tips that can really help when re-designing your spaces. I don’t suggest using all of these tips in your space, but choose the ones that feel right for you and your style.

Create Symmetry

Symmetry is pleasing to the eye. Pair items together such as chairs or decorative items around a central focal point. The space below uses symmetry in a beautiful way. Balancing the artwork on either side of the fireplace is the perfect example.

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Build Your Room Around A Focal Point

Arrange your furniture and other decorative objects around a main focal point such as a fireplace. Dress up the mantle with artwork or like in the picture below a large mirror. Define this architectural feature even more by flanking it with build in bookcases.

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Play with Proportions

When everything is at a normal scale introduce a large scale item such as artwork to add more interest and a conversation piece. When everything is at the same scale the design becomes predicable.

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Keep Space Well Lit

Layer different types of lighting to ensure the space is well lit. Layer ceiling, task, and wall lighting. In the picture below using a mirror also reflects light throughout the space.

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Define a Seating Area with Large Rug

In open concept spaces an easy way to define spaces is with large area rugs. Placing furniture on the rug creates unity.

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Pay Attention to Furniture Shapes in Small Spaces

In small spaces proportions and shapes of furniture are very important. Choose pieces with rounded corners instead of sharp corners. Choose a sofa with narrow arms to maximize seating.

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I hope these design tips help when decorating your living room! If you have any other tips to add I’d love to hear them!

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Home Tour: Stacy London

15 Nov

When I ran across photos of TV-host and stylist Stacy London’s Brooklyn home I knew I had to share. I love the quirky feminine touches. I was surprised at the style it wasn’t what I expected, but I love it! Take a look!

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Stacy’s personality oozes from this space. What do you think of her home? Visit the Coveteur to see many more photos.

6 Ways to Add Color to Your Home

16 Oct

Today I am going to show you some simple ways to add color to your home. Other than painting the walls there are many ways punch up the color in your home. Take a look!

Area Rugs

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Artwork

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Drapery

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Fabrics

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Painted Furniture

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Wallpaper

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Which is your favorite way to add color to your home?

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