Tuesday, July 15, 2014

House Reveal: The Bathroom

You guys. I am going to stop being a schmuck and start sharing the details of my entire house with you. I have drug my feet for far too long and I realized since I will be out of here shortly, I better show off the work. Otherwise, did it really happen? You know what I mean? Tree falling in a forest. Just saying.

So the thing (my house) has been photographed several times already (with two major publications still on the way) but I am going to give you the real business. What the rooms looked like before, and where you can get the same items. Are you ready?  So here is my bathroom, in all of its finished glory. Let's get an oooohhhh and an ahhhhhhh. 

Because this is what it looked like when I first moved in. Can we say sterile, boring and blah? I know you all are jealous of the fixture. It is probably a relic or vintage piece from Home Depot. Good luck trying to recreate the look. 
The goal was to implement the most over the top loud wallpaper so I could keep everything else understated. Right?  The vision was that the room required antique brass fixtures, glossy white offset subway tile in the shower, tortoise shell accessories and some black to balance it all out. 
 I felt that the wallpaper did everything I could ever want for in respects of art, but I found this simple yet glitzy glam piece from Meg Biram's collection to finish it off just right. Affordable and seriously fits the space like a glove. 
 Pops of purple, fresh flowers and the bath necessities for any guest that may drop by unannounced. Bath salts (not to snort), talc powder, beautiful soaps and finished off with a sea sponge. 
Voila! It is hard to capture in the image, but the room is also sporting an oh so lovely black and white accent rug to ground all of the color. I dig it. 
Get the look: Shower curtain
Next up on me getting my shiz together and sharing my hard back breaking work, the boudoir! Stay. Tuned.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Musings: Wanting a red sofa, please

Hello lovahs! Good morning! You were missed, yada yada yada, and so forth. Was the weekend divine? I figured. I have to tell you, I got an amazing massage yesterday and am now royally paying for it. You know, when they are working every single kink of out of your back/neck, and you leave feeling stress free and limber as ever? And then reality sets in hours later and you cannot even sit back in a chair, because it feels like a baby donkey trampled your back. Then you aren't able to decipher if you should feel pleased with the results or if you will have to modify your wardrobe the entire week to hide the bruises. Yeah. That's where I am this morning. Uplifting and ready to take on the week!

So. On to the subject at hand. I feel like I have spent a solid portion of my adult life trying to convince others that they shouldn't be afraid to decorate with red. No, it's not gaudy. No, it's not morbid. For once, I feel like people are starting to get on board. Which generally promotes me to get off board (I know, it's the contrarian in me). But alas, people can change. Once I liquidate all of my belongings here in KC, I plan on incorporating a red tufted sofa into my new digs. I mean clean modern space, meets traditional, tufted and over the top red. I am thinking white walls, sleek furniture and ethnic accents. It is going to be THE juxtaposition everyone is talking about...so I hope. So if you are not yet riding the red sofa train, allow me to change your mind. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Musings: Small Space Decorating

Darlings! Are we all in extreme recovery mode? Mind, body and spirit? Yaaaaaameeeeetoooo. I hope you all had a fabulous 4th full of sun, fund and booze (naturally)! Unfortunately we all have to return to reality at some point, and mine came earlier than would have preferred. Sigh. Back to the grind.

I have to tell you, I have small space decorating on the brain like woah lately. I know that is super ironic and bizarre since I live in a house currently, but that is about to change. I have been holding out on you for awhile now, and I feel that is time to really come clean here. I am moving (AGAIN)! It has been in the works for some time now but is now official. I am moving to Dallas! This is all happening before the end of the year. So, KC you are not rid of me quite yet. Things to do until then? Sell my house and all of its contents. Get ready for it lovers, its going to be liquidation pandemonium. Don't worry, y'all will get first dibs. But this is essential in order for me to downsize from a 3 bedroom house to a one bedroom loft. Let's take a look at some imagery that is inspiring my stylish space reduction. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July: What you're wearing

Happy 1st day of July! So the 4th is oh so quickly approaching and I know each and every one of you is scrambling for the perfect outfit for whatever soiree you may be attending. I mean do you go boho Americana? Do you go classic preppy chic? Backwoods Duck Dynasty style? Or just wrap yourself in the gold old American flag? I have inspiration for each and every style that your heart could desire. I don't know about you, but my boho Americana style feels like it might be merged with a side of Duck Dynasty. Flag bandana/do-rag here we come. 

Happy 4th y'all! At least one article of clothing to suit each and every one of your star spangled banner moods.