Monday, August 29, 2022
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.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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.
Saturday, March 26, 2022
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
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,
Saturday, March 5, 2022
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.