Monday, August 29, 2022

It's All about the Lighting



Lighting makes a difference. A few months ago when I hoping and wishing that I had more space to add my Afro Bohemian decor to my home a vision came to me to revamp my closet space. I had not to long ago finished painting an accent wall behind my tv stand. I had the door taken off cleaned the closet out and painted it the same black that I painted the accent wall adjacent to it behind my tv cabinet. I swiped a cabinet I had in my dinning room and it was a perfect fit inside the close. I decorated the walls around 4 shelf standing unit and accessorized it. It had now become my book nook. As time passed it bothered me that the corner that I had did so much work on was hidden at night. How could I highlight it more. I tried a lamp and candles but it wasn't enough then the idea came to me to try strip lighting and what a difference it made. It is so cozy and night, did I stop there, nope, my Stepback cabinet is another statement piece in my home but all that I decorated with within could not be seen at night as well. Can you guess what I did? If you guessed bought more strip lighting and installed it in my cabinet then you are right. Now you can see what I have accessorized it with in the daytime and at nighttime. I like the fact that the you can control the brightness and cut them on an off with a remote. It even has some preset buttons for different light modes. Talk about mood lighting. What an inexpensive way to add a little nighttime charm to decorating space.








Manifest your Vision

Hello my decorating buddies, I hope everyone has been having a good day. I have been working on my dinning room. I started over the weekend. I am actually doing a remix, removal and addition this week. I removed a standing 5 tier wire shelving unit that holds some of my kitchen appliances. I put it in the kitchen were it belongs. Now I have a whole space to revamp and make it look more like a part of my dinning room in that area verses an extension of my kitchen which it is not. A place for everything and everything in its place I say. I cant wait to pull it all together and show you guys pictures. I have to get some paint this week to do a few touch ups and put together my console table so I can get start styling it the way I want to. I believe in using what you already have before buying more so what I am no longer using in this remix will go back in storage. I believe in working until I see my vision manifest. Anybody else taking on any new decorating projects. I would love to hear what you all are doing in your homes. Leave me a message. Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by.

Walk in Creativity, Let your vision flourish and express your style!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Take Care of You!



Good Morning all, let's touch a bit more on mental and physical health this morning. Mind and body are so connected. If your not healthy mentally it will eventually break you down physically. Just like if you are not physically healthy it will surely effect you mentally in a more less than positive way.


We need rest.

We need sleep.

We need exercise.

We need hydration.

There are only but so many viable hours in a day for us and we have got to learn management and balance. We all have goals, dreams and things we want to accomplish but we have to find a healthy medium in order to stay stable in mind, body, and pursuit.

Water, oh my goodness I had to learn and cant stress how important it is to fill your body with water. Over 50% of the human adult body is water. Drinking adequate amounts of water filters out your kidneys and flushes out impurities. In essence water replenishes your body. It helps the maintenance of your body. What we ingest in this day and age is so unlike what people ingested decades back before us. There are so many additives and preservatives involved in the packaging and preserving of food before they hit the market. It is nothing like picking fruits and vegetables on the farm that never hit the processing plants before it get to our tables. We have to watch the sugars, the sodium and the fats. We have to make better choices for our bodies in order to keep them functioning in a healthy state. It can be hard and we will fail sometimes but we have to keep trying and be more consistent and dedicated to keeping our bodies right so we can have the strength and stamina to do the things we need and want to do.

If we don't rest and get sleep we will get burned out quicker and earlier in life. The early we make the decision to live a more healthier lifestyle and discontinue the bad habits we are engaging in the sooner we save our bodies from potential hard consequences as we get up in age. So let's remember a few things. It's never too late to make a change. If you start now you are already a day ahead versus if you were wait til tomorrow or the next day or next month.

We always say about certain things I will get around to it and the next thing you know months and sometimes even years pass before we get it around to it and believe me that time you loose before addressing something squarely makes a big difference and can even be the difference in saving your life in the long run. I am learning more to take to heart the same advice I share with others for the betterment of my health over all mentally and physically. Remember you can't pour from an empty cup.

Peace and Blessings all and have a beautiful day! <3

Saturday, March 26, 2022

CLOSET TO ALCOVE: CREATING A BOOK AND MUSIC NOOK.

  What happens when you run out of space in your home but the ideas keep coming? Well, you find some space and be as creative as you can. I wanted a music corner and a mini reading library. I have a five shelf bookcase in my dinning room but I am using it to display home decor not necessarily books. Every corner of both my downstairs spaces are occupied so I would have to remove something to replace it with whatever structure I would come up with to bring that idea to light. I didn't really want to do that. Idea: Could I assemble one inside of the coat closet in the corner of my living room? Let me think!








I pondered the idea for a whole 5 minutes at the least and then the project began. Three trash bags later full of stuff I did not need, relocating the coats, removing the shelf and sweeping I was ready to paint. The door was removed and I went with black paint inside to marry it with the black accent wall right beside it. I had a 4 tier shelf unit in my hall upstairs. I measured it and it was a perfect fit. I brought it downstairs and slide the unit inside the closet and began decorating. I created a basket wall behind the unit and hung three wicker sunburst mirrors on the side wall next to it. I added some plants in baskets, a few books, accents and albums and my space was complete just like that. I think its the cutest, quaint alcove. Sometimes you have to think inside the box as well as outside. One passing thought and the end results was enough small square footage to accomplish what I set out to create within my home.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Surround Yourself With What Comforts You!

I was always taught to take pride in my surroundings. "No matter what you have or where you live, keep it clean" my mom would say. I always carried the attitude of taking care of what I had, things don't always come easy, waste not, want not. I still carry this way of thinking being an empty nester. Perhaps that is why I am so particular about and careful with my things. There is nothing wrong with taking a healthy level of pride in your accomplishments but never to the point to where you look down on others or mock them in comparison to yourself. You can create a beautiful space. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I always say, "it's not necessarily the size or place where you live, it's what you make of it". You can't always control what is going on outside your door to a large degree but you can on the inside. It is your safe space, your place of personal, private comfort. It is amazing how what you surround yourself with weighs a lot on how you feel mentally and physically. I personally try to fill my spaces with things that make me smile and relax my mind and body being in it. We each have different things that take us to a place of relaxation and tranquility so start there. If plants do this for you fill your space with plants. If its a certain type of music, let it play. If pictures of rivers and oceans do this for you then fill your space with that, etc. I accept that I will more than likely never be a minimalist. Lol... I have learned to stage my spaces as clutter free as I can master it. When my space is in order and clean my mind seems to flow better. I accept that I might have just a tad bit of OCD, lol. I like to keep things in order for the most part and everything in it's place. I might not always pass this test but I try my hardest to. LOL... I like the feeling when I look around the room and everything flows in an artistic way, kind of like looking at a still picture. I know it's more difficult to do this with little ones among you and even pets that are like toddlers in a sense. I have been blessed to come to the part in my life where I have neither, the kids are all grown and out of the house. My fur baby is no longer with me so I just keep the memories of him. I  wont be replacing him. I repeat in saying,  "You don't have to break the bank to style your home. Take your time and build and add as you can. You will have fun in working toward the goal of completely making your space a special place of comfort mentally and physically. The prize is the end results and enjoying the fruit of your labor for days, months and years ahead, Lord willing. Weekends are my favorite, I just sit back, relax, breath in and out grateful for the week behind me and in hope of a new week ahead of me coming to fruition, and also the moments I am in at the present. My comfort zone is here by the Grace and Peace of God and my joy comes from Him in conjunction with the surroundings he has provided and allowing me to exist in, it what it is and I am truly grateful. 

Peace and Blessings,

Sherri

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Many Decorators, Many Styles

 

My decorating styles have changed through the years with Country decor being my first love. I realize that there are a lot of decorators out there with different design styles. In my group "Decorators who Love Interior Design". All are welcome to share their design style be it Country, Farmhouse, Boho, AfroBoho, Primitive, Mid Century Modern, Eclectic, etc. We share and inspire each other. Your home is your happy place and your peace away from the outside world. However you feel comfortable styling it, do it. You don't have to do what everybody else is doing. Create your own style. If you choose to mix styles or stick with one design style do what makes you happy. It is the zone that you will have to look at and live in daily so make it your own and have fun decorating. If you take great joy interior design and are looking for ideas and inspiration in doing so this group is the one for you.

I invite you to join us. Come on in and lets compare and share with one another. I guarantee you it will be fun and full of tips, pictures and ideas on how to enhance or add to your decorating style.

Happy Decorating!

Decorators Who Love Interior Design