Monday, April 14, 2014

Model Home Decor: Bold Color, Stripes and Scallops

Helping my clients find the perfect home is really fun.  I love my job.  This is a model home more on the east side of South Jordan, Utah.  The price of this home was around $375k.  

I love it when decorators use color!  Check out that couch.  It is red, but not an overwhelming, bright red.    

I thought the use of the bright colored, striped drapes added the perfect amount of flare for this room.  I also love the large scalloped side table.  

I wasn't crazy over this dresser.  It's a bit busy for me, what do you think? 

This was definitely my favorite room.  I really want that couch and the two chairs.  Anyone know where they came from?  I was thinking they were from Ballard Design, but I am not sure. 

Love. The. Colors. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Decorating: Baskets, Bookshelves and Coffee Tables

Did you know I am a Realtor?  Yep.  Here is a peek into a model home I took my client to this week:

I liked the basket that they put under the table.  I have never decorated with baskets, but it looks warm and inviting.  The designer for this home also used baskets with a candle in it on the desk in the den.  

These pictures are from a condo in Midvale, Utah.  It was a great property.  It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (brand new) for $149,900.  Great place.  If you want to go and look at this place, or something similar, contact me on Facebook.   

  Anyway, after I saw the cute den,  I started thinking about the bookshelves in my den that needed to be organized and I saw this post from The Lovely Cupboard.  

I love to decorate. I love getting ideas.  I hope this is helpful.  I will continue to post pics from the random places I get to see while I am on-the-job.  

Oh, and I learned something new.  I was watching Studio 5 and one of the contributors said that there are three simple elements to decorating coffee table.  We should  vary the height, add something unexpected (sculptural) and have a color theme. If only it were that easy. 

The designer for this model home had a great sculpture piece, but the coffee table was lack luster, it was missing something...

On that Studio 5 episode, one designer's words of wisdom for decorating your coffee table was to have 

1.  Have Something Short
  2.  Something Tall
3. Something Stacked
4. Something On Top of It All

I think the coffee table below has most, if not all of these elements.  I like this one much better than the model home's effort.  

 Until next time.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Inspiring Room

I think I have looked at this room about a thousand times. I have been trying to figure out how to make my front room look like this. Now, if I was creative, and knew how to thrift well, I might not need a couple thousand dollars to complete this project. But, I am just not very good at getting those amazing "finds" at the DI, or Salvation Army.  Therefore, donations, anyone?  Ha!  Here is the room I've been drooling over.
The story behind this room is that a couple of designers (Cassity and Roeshel) were selected to make a room for HGTV with the rug from Shaw as their starting point.  This is their design.  And there is a giveaway over at Remodelaholic for the Shaw rug of your choice.  Very cool.  I think I will enter.  Why isn't it for the whole room? Man, do I sound greedy.  I love it.  I want it.  Tie it up, ship it out, send with love, it's mine (in my dreams, right!).  Love it.  Love it.  Love it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cute Owl Hat - Oh, and GOOOOOOO, UTES!!!!!

A friend of mine asked me to make her an owl hat for her baby boy, so I searched online and found a fabulous, FREE pattern!  I've probably made ten of these little buggers and they are so stinkin' cute.

This is a fun and easy hat to make, but beware, the finishing details take lots of time.  It probably took me about four hours to complete this project in its entirety.  But, it is well worth it! Here are some pictures of a couple of the hats that I made...

You could really go crazy and embellish this project to the max, if you have the time.  Here is a great inspirational picture...

So, that is just one of the many things I've been up to lately.  Sorry for the long lapse between posts.  I am not promising to post more, but I will try not to let a whole season pass without posting something!  


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Queen B Party Decoration

Things have been busy around here.  I have lots to post, but this one will have to do for today.

My baby, Brielle, turned two! I call her "B" most of the time, so we threw her a "Queen Bee" party.  Simple, but I had fun making all the B's with my cricut. And of course, what's a party without Martha Stewart pom poms!   

Here is B with Grandpa and Grandad!  So cute. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Glass Base Lamps

I have been admiring the look of glass based lamps lately.  They must be hot right now because I've been seeing them everywhere.

Blown Glass Table Lamp Base

And again, here:

I was in IKEA today and they had some there.  The largest one they had was $50.  They had small ones for around $15.

Then I was looking around online and my vision for the use of these lamps broadened.  I would have never thought to do this to it!!!

My boys would think this was the most awesome thing ever!!!

May the force be with you...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Interesting Mommy Mormon Blog Article

For all you mom's out there who happen to blog, and who are also Mormon, you should read this article from the Deseret News.  It was very interesting, entertaining, disturbing at times, but a good read.

The Deseret News featured an article that Emily Matchar,self-proclaimed feminist and atheist, wrote on the blog, Salon.  Matchar talks about her "addiction" to the "shiny, happy lives" of the Mormon mommy blogs, calling them strangely uplifting and even encouraging.

The comments some readers made are hilarious at times (because of their ignorance and misunderstanding of the church), some are deeply offensive, and some are perfectly worded to uplift the soul.

Thanks Cam for sending me the link to this story.  It made my day.