African Flare

Lately, as I have been browsing the internet I have been fascinated with interiors with a touch of African influence. In my search I have come across a few great ways to incorporate African details to a space without looking overdone and keeping a space modern. I have even picked up a few new pieces to add to my own home, which I absolutely love. Check out some inspiration I have found that helped me along the way.

 

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Design Trend

Hello Lovelies! Have you noticed Neon Signs are popping up everywhere in design lately? You can find them in many different design styles; traditional, modern, contemporary just to name a few…and I must say they look great. I even have been considering adding a neon sign to my own wall.

I love the idea of creating art with words and putting them up on a wall. Neon signs are a great way to display words that mean a lot to you… or a mantra that you see on your way out to start your day. Take a look at some of the inspiration I found and tell me what you think of this trend. Is it something you could add to your own home?

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Makeup Vanity Inspiration

How does one create the perfect makeup vanity? Well there are few essentials that you will need and I have a list to help you along the way.

1. Table

This is a must of course. Whether deciding to go vintage, modern or contemporary your makeup table should speak to you. This ultimately is the most important piece of furniture, so choose wisely. Make sure the size is perfect for what you need when getting dressed and ready for your day. You do not need a table/desk that lacks space because it will not be functional. Also take in consideration the amount of storage you would like you table/desk to have when choosing the perfect piece that fits you.

2. Chair

If you are one who spends 10 to 15 minutes applying your makeup then a vanity stool or bench might work out perfectly for you. On the other hand, if you need a bit more time (like myself) then you might want to gravitate towards a chair with a back. Dining chairs tend to be great when pairing with your vanity table.

3. Mirror

Now you have to be able see what you’re doing. Without a mirror who knows how things would turn out…lol! When picking out your mirror think about whether you require it to be stationary or if you would prefer hanging your mirror. Hanging a mirror gives you the option to make changes to your makeup space and give it a different look more easily.  Also keep in mind the proportion of your mirror to your table. It should be in perfect balance when pairing the two together.

4. Add Charm

The last detail I would say is adding accessories. Placing your beautiful accessories will create the ultimate space for you. Allowing you to look forward to getting dressed in the morning. You can use all kinds of beautiful trays, jewelry stands or boxes that will not only display your makeup necessities but also contain them. Also adding your favorite perfume bottles so that they are readily accessible would be both functional and beautiful.

Remember in creating this wonderful space choose your furniture and décor wisely. You want this space to be lovely and make a statement.

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Designer Highlight

While surfing the internet for some design inspiration I came across interior designer Vincente Wolf. I have come across his work before but for some reason have been a bit more intrigued most recently. His style reflects a very clean and simple sense of design. You could say he is the “Master of the Minimal.” That being said even though his interiors are simple they do not lack impact. Vincente Wolf’s interiors seem to tie in minimalism and luxury, all the while maintaining a sense of comfort. He incorporates one-of-a-kind pieces from all over the world to create an amazing composition within a home.

His design style is quite different from my own but I admire his talent of constraint. He is able to show great discipline through his use of color palette, furniture placement and choice of textiles in his designs. Check out some of his work below.

 

Lucky Green

I absolutely love the color green. From jade to emerald, mossy green or hints of sage, I love them all. They are all so wonderful and can be incorporated in your home through the use of furniture pieces, home décor or just simply adding plants. Green tends to be restful and soothing to the eye. Along with offering a deep sense of renewal and harmony to any space.

Here are a few images I found that have me ready to add green everywhere in my home. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

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The Sculpture Trend

An old classic is resurging in interior design for 2014. Statues, sculptures and busts oh my! Just the other day I went to Home Goods and saw a whole display table dedicated to Greece and Roman sculpture. Even in magazines you can find a bust or sculpture inspired by classics everywhere. Just wait you will notice it soon. This new trend is a great way to add art to your home in a 3 dimensionally way. Do you think this is a trend you would incorporate in your own home? Take a look below for a few decor ideas.

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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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