All About Flamingos

The flamingo decor trend is not over. Starting last year the big, beautiful and bright flamingo was spotted in the world of design…and I must say this elegant bird is perfect for the upcoming warm season. Whether simply inspired by the color of the flamingo or the flamingo itself you can use this inspiration to make your room pop. Just one quick tip, when integrating any animal into your home use sparingly and strategically. This will keep your space from looking as if there was a theme were the flamingo is strutting everywhere in your home.

Here are a few pictures for inspiration. Tell me what you think and how you would integrate the flamingo in your home.

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Chic and Functional Bathrooms

Are you looking to update your bathroom space? If so I have a few tips and inspiration for you to help get started.

First things first, having a beautiful bathroom can make everything alright. After a hard day at work your home should be your safe haven. The bathroom should be a huge part of that. A place to unwind in the evening and make things go smoothly in the mornings. Beauty and functionality is key and here are a few tips to achieving this look.

  • Mix materials
  • Reduce clutter
  • Soften your space
  • Add chic accessories

Mixing materials simply means choose finishes that are simple, have clean lines and work well together. For example, when trying to create a chic bathroom use white ceramic tile or marble. Very clean and simple, which will work well with any color palette.

Reduce clutter by installing accessories that will free up space. Simple additions such as adding towel bars, towel rings or robe hooks will create a chic way to store and display you daily bathroom essentials.

Soften hard surfaces by adding plush soft accents. Towels, robes, bathroom rugs will soften what typically can be a hard and cold place. Adding these plush accents also allows you to introduce color and warmth to your chic bathroom space.

Last but not least, have fun and add accessories that are simply beautiful. For example, use a bold statement mirror above your sink. Add unique lighting fixtures that reflect your personality. Use an art piece that you will never grow tired of …and if your space allows add a piece of accent furniture. A tufted side chair or ceramic stool will act as a welcoming and functional sculpture.

Check out the pictures create for inspiration and tell me what you are thinking.

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Masculine Spaces

Some may think of a bachelor’s pad or man cave as a space that is a bit messy with a ton of sports posters and memorabilia everywhere. Well I say, absolutely not to that idea. Actually a masculine room can be very classy. Combining masculine design elements, accessorizing sparingly and using symmetry can make a masculine room look stylish. Check out the pictures below to get a few cool ideas.

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Monochromatic Rooms

Now you may think why would I every want my space to be all one color? Where is the fun in that? My sentiments exactly, that is until most recently. I use to think monochromatic rooms were a bit boring but have come to realized they can turn out quite the contrary.

When designing such a space you have to be intentional in your choices. First, choosing your color palette is key. Pick a color and stick to it. Keep in mind where this color choice is going. If designing the bedroom you may want to pick a relaxing color. If designing your living room you have more of an option to go a bit more bold with color.

After you have decided on your color start choosing variations of this color. Also add lots of texture. Leathers, velvets, metallics oh my! You can also make the room more interesting by adding a complimenting color. This creates contrast and interest.  Take a look at the following images for some inspiration to get you started in the right direction.

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Cabin Chic

While at home I was inspired by the rustic life. I remember the last time I stayed in a cabin… was oh years ago. A long, long time ago. I am typically a girl who is one with nature but I will say that is in the more beach-like setting, lol. But I must say that has changed. After looking at the cabins below I have been inspired to take a trip to the woods. I guess you can say I have a case of cabin fever.

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