Friday, January 30, 2015

Luxurious Master Bathroom

I think we all long for a place to wind down and take a breather at the end of the day.  A long, hot bubble bath in a large jacuzzi tub is a dream right?  I immediately started thinking of a luxurious master bathroom when I saw this faucet from Decor Planet.  

In my opinion a master bathroom should have cool, calming colors.  I mixed blue and gray in this space which I think look great with the dark vanity.  I love the countertop to ceiling wall tile with separate mirror.

 
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faucet : I love the modern lines of this faucet but it also throws a few curves
bath light : simple lines but still sleek
vanity : modern and dark with plenty of storage underneath
shower curtain : a bold pattern
bath towel : classic white
wall tile: countertop to ceiling
mirror : floating on top of the tiled wall
light gray walls : nice neutral backdrop, Behr Silver Sateen
art : pop of color
vase : more color

*This is a sponsored post but the views and opinions expressed are my own.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Look A Likes: Desks

It seems like I've been on a constant search for furniture lately.  Why am I looking at desks you ask?  Don't you have one for your office already?  You'll find out soon enough.  Anyway, I saw one at Restoration Hardware that is gorgeous!  I've been digging the industrial look.  Now we all know I do things on a budget so the $695 price was no where near my budget.  I found a similar one at Target.  It's $100.  The Target version is a little shorter in length, but a great affordable alternative.


  
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Monday, January 26, 2015

GE Lighting Home Makeover Giveaway

A while back I was given the opportunity to try some GE Reveal light bulbs.  I love the white light they cast off instead of the usual yellow glow from incandescent bulbs.  It's amazing the impact that lighting makes in a room.  Just changing an ordinary bulb to a GE reveal bulb made a huge difference.  The colors are more vibrant and less muted than a room using a standard bulb.

 
Like me, many consumers have a hard time trying to decide which bulbs and lighting are right for their home.  Choosing the right bulb for each room can be easy if you remember these four steps: pick the right fit, choose the right brightness, select energy savings and lifetime of the bulb, plus the right color and effect.  GE has created three infographics along with some videos to help you along the way to a brighter home as you compare bulbs and consider the four steps.  Please visit the GE website for more information.


You can also watch this fun and stylish video featuring four hip tastemakers discussing the importance of good lighting and how quick and easy it is to do afresh lighting makeover for 2015.
 
You can enter using the rafflecopter below to win one of these three great GE Lighting Home Makeover packages:
Beautify House Makeover Package - $200 worth of GE bulbs 
Beautify Room Makeover Package - $100 worth of GE bulbs 
Bathroom Makeover Package - $30 worth of GE bulbs

  • Contest is open to US residents only
  • GE is only providing the product, not running the giveaway
  • Giveaway ends on January 30 at 12:00 pm PST

 
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Monday, January 19, 2015

DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains

This project has been on my list for a while and I can finally check it off.  We had plain white curtains from Ikea hanging in our master bedroom.  I loved the simpleness of them but I wanted to jazz them up a bit.


I went back and forth between trimming the curtains down the sides or adding fabric on the bottom like I did in the nursery.  The trimmed idea won.  I started late Friday night.  I wasn't sure how much I would get done but at least I had gotten a start.  We have four windows in the room which means a total of eight panels to trim!  Was I crazy for wanting to do this to so many panels?  After figuring out the first one, I got on a roll and didn't want to stop.  I had gotten five panels done when I noticed it was 1:00 AM.  Time to turn in and start again in the morning.

To trim the curtains, I picked up a twin bedsheet from Walmart.  It gave me a ton of fabric for a cheap price.  Instead of choosing a plain gray sheet, I chose one that had a pattern for more texture in the room.  I also used fabric glue, scissors, and measuring tape.



Here's how I trimmed the curtains.

1. I laid out my sheet on the floor.  I wanted three inch strips so I measured four and a half inch strips to start.  This gave me room for the three inch strip, a half inch seam on one side, and a one inch seam on the other.

2. On the seam that would be on the outside, I wanted it it look finished.  So I rolled the fabric in half an inch and rolled half an inch again and ironed.  In total, I rolled it an inch in.  I did this all the way down the strip.  I was going to just lay the fabric on top but I thought this way would look more professional from the front.

3. I flipped the fabric right side up and measured three inches across.  I folded it at the three inch mark and ironed.  

4. Again, I continued this all the way down until my strip was complete.



5. I laid out my curtain panel and laid the strip on top, making sure the double rolled edge was towards the outside.  Flip the edge of them both over together.  Tuck the edge of the curtain inside the fabric.  Apply a line of glue and press down.

6. I glued this edge all the way down.

7. Flip the panel back over, right side up.  Starting at the top, I just cut my fabric a little longer and tucked it so it had a finished edge.

8. Begin gluing the fabric down to the top of the curtain.  I must say I was pretty impressed with this fabric glue.  Why haven't I used this before?  Way easier than hem tape.



This is what it looked like all glued down.  Don't forget I did eight panels but it went pretty quick.  Once I found my rhythm, you couldn't stop me.


Look at the results!  I love it.



The curtains frame the window now.  They look so much more tailored and polished.




The room is starting to fall into place.



I'm glad I finally completed this and checked it off my list.  The curtains make a statement in the room and give it a more luxurious feel.



So much better right?

To see progress:
Master Bedroom Plans

 
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Five

Hooray for the weekend!  This week seemed to drag by.  I'm always ready for the weekend.  Time to get things done around the house.

1) I was able to find a chandelier I liked for the master bedroom.  Hopefully we'll get a chance to hang it this weekend.

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2) I also plan to add a border to our master bedroom curtains.  I've had the fabric for weeks but haven't had the drive to get up and actually do it.
 

3) I've been on a new recipe kick this week.  We've been trying a lot of new dishes.  This one for Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers was a hit with the family.


4) In my search to fill up a gallery wall in the master, I came across this site full of free printables.


5) West Elm is having a great sale through Monday.  Coffee and side tables are 20% off!  All clearance is an extra 15% off.  I love a good sale.
 

Have a good weekend!

 
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Model Home Inspiration

I've told you about my love for model homes before.  You can get so much inspiration from touring a modeled home.  Some of the staging can be overdone but you can see concepts you may not have thought about doing before and incorporate them into your own home.

I love this model home in Utah.  It's a traditional home but features so many great modern updates.  The front of the house is beautiful.  It's got a craftsman feel to it.  I love the stone exterior.


Here's the entry.  Don't get me wrong, I like molding but I think they went a little overboard here.  Some color would have been nice.


They've turned the living room into an office.  I see this a lot.  Many times the living room is a room that doesn't get used often so making it an office gets more use of the space.  I like the neutral walls with pops of color in the artwork.


Check out the family room.  It is so open.


You can see they extended the molding into this room.


The family rooms opens up to the kitchen.  I love the darker cabinets and that they go up to the ceiling.




The dining room is right in between the kitchen and family room.  It's very simple with a wood and metal table and ghost chairs.


The laundry room boasts the same beautiful cabinets as the kitchen.  I don't like doing laundry but it would be a whole lot more tolerable in this room.


Here's the master bedroom.  I'm not a fan of the metal canopy bed but I like the colors they used.



I do however like the master bathroom.  Again the cabinets are the same as the kitchen.  I like the double sinks, separate mirrors, and tile to the ceiling.


The other two bedrooms are fun and colorful.  This is a cute girl's room with bright headboard and simple styling.


How about the floor to ceiling braille feature?  I like the orange accents against the black and white.


The shared bathroom has a glossy blue counter top.  Everything else in the room is neutral so it works.


They've turned the loft into a great family space.  It's perfect for lounging and hanging out.  There's a desk facing the window for homework time.  The colors in this space are great and exude happy!



Overall I love this home.  It's got a neutral backdrop but they've livened the rooms with loads of color and fun.  There is so much design inspiration here.

Been to any model homes lately?

 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

H&M Home Picks

Since H&M has come out with their home line, I frequently take a look there to see their new inventory.  They seem to continually drop and add items.  They have a good variety of home decor, all at affordable prices.

 stripe pillow / knobs / glass vase / stripe rug / tea light holder / shower curtain / duvet cover set / wooden tray / mirror

Until tomorrow, online shipping is free with code 2773.  Go take a look.  You may be surprised with some of the cute home decor you find.

 
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Finding Joss & Main Items at Other Retailers

I have been on the search for items for our master bedroom makeover.  A lot of the searching has been online.  I am a member of Joss & Main.  It's an online retailer that features curated limited time sales on home decor.  Their sales usually only last 3 days so if you see something you like, you better buy it now.  Their items sell out fast.  I was looking through their lighting section and found this beauty.  It's a good price at $142.95.


I loved the light but there's always the pressure of buying it now since the sales are limited time.  Sometimes I like to wait and see if there are other options.  So I wanted to see if it was available somewhere else and if I could find a better price.  Here's what I did to find it.

Right click the image and click 'copy image location'.


Now go to Google to search.  Click on 'images'.  Click the camera in the search box.  Paste your image URL and click 'search'.


The light is available at several other retailers.  It is called Kenroy Home Margot 3-Light Pendant.


The price is $125.99 at Overstock.  Notice the item name is Stewart here.


It's $161.66 on Amazon.


It's also available for $198.99 at Target, $132.43 at Sears, and $164.18 at Home Depot.

I use this search method now when trying to find a good deal while online searching.  Hope it helps you too.

If you're not a member of Joss & Main, you can join here.

 
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