Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Red Rose with Black Valentine Bedroom Decor

When it comes to decorating my bedroom for Valentines day I like to create an ambiance that is cozy and romantic. A room where husband and I can go to relax, unwind and reconnect. I prefer this room to be simple yet elegant, without the use of cupid figurines or silly Valentine's Day products.

This year I will cover my bed with Royal Velvet® 400tc damask stripe egyptian cotton comforter set that I found at JCPenny.com then accessorize the top of the bed with a variety of red rose and black throw pillows.

For the nightstand I will cover it with a red rose and black print tablecloth, then add an inexpensive table lamp from zazzle.com a few red votive candle holders that I picked up at Yankeecandle.com after Christmas sale and fill them with rose scented candles. Since my hubby has a sweet tooth I think a box of Belgium chocolates would be a nice touch.

When it comes to shopping for fresh cut flowers I prefer Proflwers.com. I find the arrangements of flowers have a wonderful fresh fragrance and enjoy taking rose buds out of the box, Instead of having one day of flowers to enjoy I can have up to a week. This is why I will buy a dozen red roses for my dresser in the bedroom .

Valentine’s day is not for one day, we try to make plans to get away just the two of us for a date night every week and then it is always nice to go to our bedroom and lock the door. We enjoy our time together and we really like when our bedroom is decorated with a romantic Valentine theme. 

If you are inspired to decorate your bedroom for Valentine's Day then know that it is best to decorate your space 10 days prior to Valentines day then add the chocolates, candles and flowers on February 14th for your night of romance. 

Here is a bedroom set that I designed that will show you what I mean when I say a Valentine theme bedroom.

Red and Black Bedroom by sgolis featuring red rose throw pillows

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gold Swirl Accent Throw Pillow

The other day my neighbor asked me to come and take a look at her holiday decorations and to tell  her what she needed.  Her room theme was white and gold with touches of silver.  Her tree exquisite and her gift wrap coordinated with the tree, it was just perfect.  Even her fireplace mantle was decorate just lovely. But then my eyes fell on the sofa and BOMB the entire theme went south.

Her sofa was black leather and she had added white throw pillows with  Christmas tree design in gold.  They were nice pillows but oh my gosh did not go with the masculine sofa.  I was honest with her, said that she needed to get slip covers or she needed to buy a new sofa because black leather did not go with her room theme.

My neighbor agreed and while we sipped our coffee she told me that she had a small creamy white sofa and love seat her study.  Well that solved the problem because all we needed to do is change out the sofas and her gold theme room would be perfect, except her white holiday pillows needed a contrast.

I suggested a gold swirl throw pillow as her accent.  This pillow would be perfect because it had the right amount of sparkle plus it was a design that she could use throughout the year and not just during the holiday season.

Here is the pillow that I recommended to my neighbor.  This pillow compliments her holiday  white and gold home theme.  Plus it would be the right amount of contrast for her creamy white sofa.  She can also continue to use it as an accent pillow when the sofas go back to her study.

If you are seeking a gold accent pillow for your home then click the link bellow the image of pillow. Then you can to view a larger image or buy.

Winter Wonderland Kitchen Decor

The winter season represents cold and snow and thus by decorating your kitchen in this theme it will help you to celebrate the season especially if you reside in an area that does not get snow.

Many people will decorate with a winter wonderland theme for Christmas and then after the Christmas season has ended they will take down the tree but leave the winter accessories until spring.

A popular winter wonderland theme would be a snow covered landscape with deer or sleigh riders. Another would be the snowmen or cardinals in the snow.

One way to decorate your kitchen for winter would be to add snowman sculptures, snowman accessories such as kitchen towels, tablecloth or placemats for your table. A framed snowman for your wall and snowmen coffee mugs or dinner plates.

Another way to decorate for winter is to feature the winter wonderland décor.  Here are a few products that I designed that will compliment a winter theme kitchen.

Decorate your wall with Winter Landscape Poster

Winter Wildlife Cheese board with utensils

Set your table for winter with wonderland plates

Friday, December 4, 2015

Decorating with Leather Textured Throw Pillows

Many people like the look of leather but do not like real leather so the next best thing is to decorate their home with  leather texture throw pillows and home accessories

Last week one of interior design clients said he could not find a leather look pillow at the mall I recommended that he check out t my friend Nadine May's print on demand shop because she has created home accessories that have a leather texture look. My client thought her collections were fabulous and this is why I am recommending her throw pillows to you.

Here are a few throw pillows that I would recommend for a modern interior. These pillows would look sensational in a gray or black room theme.

Leather textured pillow
Leather textured pillow by Just_Kidding
Browse other pillow designs on Zazzle.

These graphic pillows were designed with care and can be bought at zazzle but you will not find them at a shop at the mall. So if you are looking for leather texture throw pillows that are soft to the touch, then you must click onto the product link under the product image to view at  Nadine’s online shop.

Know that throw pillows are a great way to update the look of your interior. I have bought several pillows and found that these polyester pillows from zazzle are high quality. They are soft to touch and wrinkle free.  I highly recommend them for your modern home.

Shop for other textured leather home accessories here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cosmetic Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

My husband showed me a bathroom set up that he liked in a magazine. It certainly was manly or masculine and I saw that the colors were different but did not mind. Then he showed me the modern black cabinetry that he liked along with gray, black and white pattern granite in the shower stall and I knew that his BIG idea was to gut the bathroom with a sledge hammer.

Here are some photographs of bathroom designs that appeal to many men including my husband. Note the style is modern and the colors are black, white and gray with nickle or shiny chrome accents, along with neutral stone floor.

I would prefer that he would find another way to express his personal style because gutting the bathroom to make it ultra modern, uncluttered with a streamline appearance bathroom would not work with our finances or the design of our southwest adobe home.

I decided to try and compromise with my husband.

Since he likes the colors; black, white and gray. I told him that I thought it would be better if he did a cosmetic remodeling of the bathroom rather then gutting it. I suggested that he make a list of what he wants and then I would do a design board to show him the cosmetic changes.

I shopped at home improvement stores to get ideas, took photographs of products I thought he would like and then presented the paint colors for the walls, hardware update for shower door, faucets, and towel brackets. There was enough money for a black double door cabinetry, plus a new sink with granite top. I shopped online at Wayfair.com and found some bath towels that would look really nice in husbands bathroom and also found bath accessories.

Lucky me my husband agreed that the cosmetic improvements will appeal to his needs and agrees that it is better to not put all of remodeling budget into one project.

Know that when it comes to a man it is best to draw out or do a design board to show them your design ideas. Many times when they see that men see the cosmetic remodel l that is all the need to put down the sledge hammer and forget about taking out an interior wall.