Over the past few weeks I have been posting specific design styles in my Style Guide series.  There are truly so many that I could keep going for months.  Have you seen one you like?  Does one fit your lifestyle and taste?  Sometimes it is a mix of styles that really makes us happy.  The relationship between designer and client is a personal one, finding that unique personal style that will fit you and your family.
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I recently read an online article posted by a major design magazine telling about a celebrity that acquired the assistance from a designer to help her design her rental home incorporating existing furnishings that were not in the style direction she really wanted as they were from a past home.  The client raved about how her designer was able to capture her style and do it within her budget.  While I obviously was not involved in the conversations between designer and client, but it sure sounds like she hit the nail on the head.

So what makes you happy in your home?  Whatever it is, it a clue into what your personal style is.


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Bohemian Style

Bohemian style is such a relaxed way of living.  This weeks Style Guide brings you this eclectic decor sometimes referred to as Boho.  I had a lot of fun pulling this set together mostly due to all the color.  Bright colors and florals are shown so well on this pouf and carved piece of wall art.  Although this wicker sofa has a deco feel, it brings in a funky vibe.  A shell chandelier and “Indian-esc” arrow lamp bring groovy lighting.  Bringing in the bright birds should be of no surprise if you have been a long time reader as I am slightly obsessed.


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Wall art

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Rope Light Fixture Ideas
When I saw World Market had rope lighting, I thought it went perfectly with the Industrial Style that I am so in love with.  In their inspiration portion of their site they have 5 Bright Ideas to Light the Home.  Two of the examples are something I want to try and I just had to quickly share with you.

Making an Entrance

November 5, 2013



Elated, thrilled, overjoyed…that is how I feel about this entrance that features the World Market Cost Plus Aiden Console and Wide Terrarium.  A recent sketch of the entryway captured and solidified the design concept for this wall.  To give you an idea of the room layout this wall is directly across from the front door and it is the first thing you see when you enter the small bungalow.  When facing the wall, you can either go to the right down the hall to the bedrooms, or to the left to the dining area.  This area is open to the main living area so this space is a main thoroughfare.  With this entry area being empty for several years, I have been searching for the perfect entry table that would fit my criteria.  It needed to be just the right size to accommodate the small space, yet be large enough to house lighting and be able to counterbalance the art I purchased quite some time ago.  The piece also needed to have some style.  I love the metal legs, rustic plank tops, and industrial wheels.  It is memorable.  And lastly, it needed to have a good value.  This piece is sturdy and has good presence for the price.


Mounted above are the punchy zig zag art pieces that boast bright orange, pink, chartreuse, and several other neutrals.  Layered over the canvases is a round distressed wood framed mirror that I snagged a long time ago knowing that this would be its home.  I posted a behind the scenes how to segment on layering art here.


This fabulous terrarium, or as my dad calls it: “the bio-dome”, has a substantial cement base and nice glass dome that is removable for easy planting and watering.  It also is a good size being 11 ¼” round and 10 ½” high.  I chose a selection of succulents to fill mine with.   The shape looks handcrafted, of which drew me to it in the first place.


Bright blue lamps with white shades flank the table nicely and give a great glow to the art.  The ambient lighting is wonderful in the evening.  Having this dark corner for a while, it is a welcome change.  On the bottom shelf I placed a large round basket found at a garage sale.  It was also necessary to cover those pesky cords and this fit the bill.  Rounding the look out is a small blue vase with a decorative flower on front and an abalone shell that was collected with my sister on a family trip to Catalina Island.  As much as I love the final look, I can see myself changing out this bottom shelf with accessories and will be an ever changing display.  That’s just how I roll.


I currently have a personal challenge to create a room in my house with items that I absolutely love and to not purchase one item on credit.  Learning to live without a complete space is a concept I adopted several years ago and I know my past self would be chomping at the bit.  With each addition, I am more and more pleased with my decision to do so.  I did a little video showing how this all came together.  This is my first video and youtube posting, so this is a big deal for me.  Hope you enjoy and get inspiration!


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