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Brass Accents

22 Jul

Good morning! I love brass accents. I think they can really dress up a space and add something special. To me there is nothing better than a well designed space with pretty brass accents. Brass fixtures and accents are definitely not going anywhere. They are here to stay so check out some of my favorites.

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What do you think of brass accents? Aren’t they pretty?

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Home Tour: Peppermint Bliss Designed Home

10 Mar

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! Is the time change messing with you? I know I’m missing that extra hour. Anyways, I have a beautiful home tour to share with you today. I was led to it via Pinterest (shocking I know!) and knew you would love to see this space. This home is designed by Bailey of Peppermint Bliss. I love the use of color and whimsical prints.

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I’m in love with this kitchen! The brass fixtures and island are so perfect in this white space. I also love the fun rug.

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What do you think? I really love all the different prints and patterns used throughout the home. Which is your favorite space?

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Budget, Mid-Range, Splurge: Table Lamps

12 Feb

Good morning! Table lamps are essential to every room. They add ambiance and task lighting. There are so many great options and styles of table lamps out there. We are in need of new bedside lamps in our bedroom so thought I would kill two birds with one stone. I have gathered 12 options that will fit into any budget.

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Budget: Small Marble Pillar Lamp | Nate Berkus Gold Lamp Base | Mercury Glass Lamp | Green Glass Table Lamp

Mid-Range: Faceted Table Lamp | Wood Table Lamp | Laurel Lamp | Brass Pillar Lamp

Splurge: Blue Ribbon Trellis Lamp | Alberg Lamp | Black Marble Lamp | White Lamp

I am currently loving the brass base lamps a lot. Do you have a favorite?

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Vintage Lighting

29 Aug

Good morning! Today is going to be all about show stopping, jaw dropping, vintage lighting. Lighting is such an important element in any space. Not only for the functionality, but as a great focal point. Great lighting is an investment. Just like you would invest in major furniture pieces or art you should invest in your lighting. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be the perfect piece for you. I have been really loving vintage lighting lately. The brass finishes and interesting forms really catch my eye. Here are some of my favorites.

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Stilnovo | Angelo Lelli ceiling lamp | Felix Agostini Attributed Wall Lamps | Spiraling Tubes Chandelier | Italian Twelve Arm Chandelier 

What do you think? Do you love vintage lighting too?

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SLD: Top 10 Bar Carts

12 Jun

I know I have talked about bar carts in the past, but I am still obsessed. If I had the space I guarantee I would already have one. I think we all have Mad Men to thank for the resurgence of the fabulous bar cart. I scoured some of the best places to find 10 of my top picks for a bar cart. I love the vintage inspired looks, but also really love the modern ones as well. There are so many great ways to style your cart to be a beautiful conversation piece as well as wonderfully functional. Take a look.

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One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten

Which is your favorite?

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The Reveal: My New Desk

11 Jun

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Sorry I was MIA yesterday. My sister was in town all weekend and I needed a day to catch up. I finally took some time to photograph my new desk I talked about a few weeks ago. I mentioned I had limited space so I am very happy with the size of this desk. I am thrilled with how it turned out.

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My desk is from the Target Threshold collection. I chose this one not only because I wanted a simple white desk, but the size was perfect at 34″ wide.

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I chose brass and clear accessories because I wanted a modern, clean, and simple workspace. I think I achieved it!

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I love my Kate Spade paperweight. It adds a pop of color and whimsy to my desk.

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I framed 2 of my favorite inspirational quotes

“What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail.”

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

I wanted a bulletin board for inspirational images or other notes. I found this Nate Berkus one at Target and love it!

I also shared my love for flamingos, so I included a colorful print to tie everything together.

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I wanted to create a chic workspace without breaking the bank. Here is the breakdown of everything I bought:

Threshold Desk $85

Brass lamp from Lowe’s $21.97

Black dish from World Market (similar) $1.99

Clear Tray from The Container Store $7.99

Gold Pencil Cup from Target $4.99

Nate Berkus Cork Board $12.99

3 frames from Michael’s $25.00

Kate Spade Paperweight $21.99 (on sale)

Total: $181.92

I am so happy to get this project done under $200. I eventually will replace my old Ikea desk chair with a new one, but it is not urgent. In the meantime if I have time to make a trip out to Ikea I may drape a sheepskin over the existing chair. What do you think??

Hope you have a great day!

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Guest Post: How to apply the Brass Trend to Your Home

27 Feb

Nostalgic brass elements are being revisited in today’s design trends. Rooms combining high-shine surfaces, rich color saturation and the tasteful use of period furniture create a look that melds modern materials with vintage styling. The look is attention-getting, yet timeless. Incorporating brass features and decorative touches adds pizazz to interior spaces.

That said, remember that less is usually more. No need to overhaul every doorknob, windowsill and lamp — a few well-chosen pieces are all that’s needed to stay in trend. A slavish devotion to trends won’t improve resale value, but adding a brass piece or two will add polish and drama to any room. Try these suggestions — one may be right for you!

Brass Trend Style Guide

Larger Furniture Pieces

A bold, chunky brass trunk, like this Sarreid brass trunk from Spain, is all that’s needed to add shine and vintage flair to a living room or bedroom.  The brass studs and handles that decorate this piece add interest to its smooth surfaces.

Add interest to a bedroom or living room with a sleek, more modern option like this brass side table or this copper-finished chair.

Small Room Accessories

Try adding a punch of brass to a bookshelf or surface as a sure-fire way to up the glamour of a room. These brass bookends add a vintage but whimsical touch.

Experiment by hanging a mirror, like this bow mirror that incorporates brass in a smaller dose. For a more vintage-romantic style, try placing a piece like this Venetian frame in a bedroom or living room.

Room-Warming Elements

Brass and copper-colored pieces warm and soften rooms. Try adding a copper throw pillow to a bed or couch as a warm accent color.

Conversely, brass can reflect light to illuminate darker spaces. This brass lamp could be set on a side table in order to shine some light and color into a corner.

Make a neutral, modern, more industrial type of space look instantly warmer and more inviting by incorporating a copper-colored throw. A fiery copper shag rug can also add texture and depth.

The brass trend is perfect for adding a little drama and flair to an otherwise bland room, but be careful to not overdo it on the dramatic effects. Brass, bronze and copper serve as accent elements, not the main theme. Like most trends, this one will probably go out of style eventually. Be careful not to make any permanent changes that may decrease the resale value of the home.

Adria Saracino and Tali Wee collaborated on the above style guide. Adria is a fashion blogger and obsessive home décor pinner. Tali handles the Houston community outreach for Zillow and enjoys spending time on projects around the house.

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