May 31, 2011

Living with Pink in Your Room

This post is in response to my loyal Good + Glam readers who, after reading my post on pink kitchens, requested more pink in the home.  So....here are some of my favorite PINK living rooms.  There is a little something for everyone here.  Wheher you like bold interiors and would paint your walls hot pink or if you prefer a more suble style and would decorate with pink accessories, be inspired!  Oh...and be sure to keep an eye out for my next post in the Pink Home Series...pink bathrooms.  Enjoy! 

Pink styled living room by graphic designer Laura Terp Hansen found here.

Punches of Pink in a Living Room designed by Massucco Warner Miller and featured in Traditional Home.
Pink Ottoman and accents found here.

Collection of Fabrics in Kalaya from Harlequin

If you are looking to add a pop of pink but aren't ready to commit to painting the walls pink, try infusing pink into your accessories.  This traditional room pictured above does just that.  Photographed by Keith Scott Morton.
The pink pillows go a long way in this coastal beach cottage.  This 450 sq. ft. vacation rental cottage was featured in Coastal Living.  Since it's feature in 2009 the interior has been re-designed.  Check out "Old Love Cottage" on Tybee Island, Georgia at Mermaid Cottages
Grove Point Plantation just South of Savanna, Georgia.
Cozy pink featured in Martha Stewart
Tropical pink living room featured in House to Home

Pink and yellow accented living room featured in House to Home.
Pink living room designed by Alessandra Branca.

May 29, 2011

Patriotic Digs

Here's a few of my favorite red, white and blue decor ideas.  Enjoy your Memorial Day!

Using the blue of the ocean as a backdrop.  Via Coastal Living

Red White and Blue Dining Room via Elle Decor

Pottery Barn Styled Living Room.  Check out their fabulous Memorial Day Sale.
Hampton's Summer Home from Sotheby's via Business Insider
Ellen O'Neil Via House Beautiful

I Moustache You a Question

Recently while out and about I spied a girl with a moustache tattoo on her index finger...I had to know, was it a real tattoo?  Well of course it was.  Funny for sure...but I imagine a permanent moustache tattooed on your finger could get a bit played out.  Not to mention the slew of stache jokes that would follow...Hey, the 70's called, they're missing a porn star.

If you aren't in the market to permanently ink a "stache" on your finger, you could Sharpie it on like Kandee did (pictured below) or you could get a Moustache Mug or pencil.  What do you think, stache or no stache?

Sharpie moustache by Kandee Johnson (make-up artist extraordinaire).

Moustache Cookies from Eat Cake Be Merry

 Moustache Cookie Cutter Set from Fuzzy Ink

Moustache on a stick from Etsy seller Somethings Hiding Here

Glittery Blue Moustache Cookies from Etsy Seller Whipped Bake Shop

Moustache Mugs from Peter Ibruegger

Moustache Glass and Necklace from Etsy Seller Mustache Glass

Moustache Hanger via Luuux

Moustache Pillow Set from Urban Outfitters

Moustache Wall Decal from Etsy Seller Empire City Studios

Je m'appelle Moustache Light Fixture by Katrin Greiling

Moustache Straw DIY from When Baby Sleeps

 Moustache Pencils from Atypyk

Moustache Bib from Etsy Seller Bare Handed Press

May 26, 2011

Good + Glam Shower

I came across this beautiful, pink ruffled cake via Ruche (my new fave fashion go-to shopping site). 

Last Fall, this precious cake and many other fine desserts were made by Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop for a mock up bridal shower photo shoot styled by Melissa Huber, Event Stylist of The Loveliest Day.  The mock bridal shower was featured on Ruffled, a wedding inspiration website and the shoot was photographed by Ashley Rose Photography (photo credits).  

Want to make the lovely ribbon cake?  Check out the tutorial by Melody here.

May 24, 2011

Design Studio

Finally! Here are the before, progress and after pics from my in-home design studio makeover. The room was completed last fall with the help of my handy husband. Initially, I was looking at melamine cabinetry from the local home improvement store. You know the typical off-the-shelf kind typically used in closets, laundry rooms or garages. I wasn't happy with the style of this option, nor the cost.

Then, my husband suggested I look at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore offers recycled construction materials including complete kitchens, hurricane shutters, bathroom tiles and so much more. "Great idea" I said and I decided to give it a shot. I called ahead and asked the clerk what they had for sale, she said they had three different options in cabinetry. With my dimensions and measuring tape in hand we headed for the ReStore.

I found two recycled kitchens, both were gorgeous and obviously came from model homes as they didn't even show slight wear. One of the kitchens featured hard wood cabinets and doors with hand carved details and the other looked like something from Ikea. For a minute I thought "hey maybe we'll redo the kitchen"...believe me I was tempted. Staying on task, I kept looking. And then there it was. The third set was neatly piled together in a back corner of the store. At first it didn't look like much, but I could see dark wood and glass paned cabinet doors. I tried to not be too excited at first, telling myself not to be upset if this set didn't measure up, literally. I measured the set three times (no joke). I had to be sure it would fit my space plus the store has an all sales final policy. I couldn't believe it, it would fit like it was custom made for my space. The cabinets, doors and drawers were all constructed of hardwood, not a bit of pressed wood was used in making this set. The drawers and doors were "soft closing" and all of the hardware and trim moulding was included! The best part of this deal was the price. I was shocked...coming in at $150.00 less than the cabinetry I saw at the local home improvement store, this set (made by Downsview) was priced at $250.00! SOLD!

We got to work clearing out the guest room/storage room/office space and began prepping for paint. I chose Behr paint in Soft French Grey for the walls and white for the trim. We spent more than a week contemplating the layout of the cabinets. Mainly, because the set came with a wall-hung bookcase. At first I was going to install it above the small cabinet on the right side of the room, but I was afraid it would have looked cramped. Then, it dawned on me, we could cut the cabinet down in size and place it between the two upper cabinets. Amazingly, it fit perfect, like it was custom made for the space. Under the upper cabinets, I re purposed a bathroom towel bar and hooks to store gift wrapping supplies (ribbon and paper). Additionally, a baby food storage carousel was re purposed into a office supply storage caddy. I pulled the look together by adding a comfy and stylish task chair from Hand's Office Supply (our local independently owned office supply store) and storage accessories and curtains from Ikea. Overall, the room cost under $600.00!

New Closet being completed (I had to patch two pics together, hence the "seam" down the center of the photo)
Drum roll please!

Here are a few more after shots highlighting some of my favorite details.

Click here to read about my space on Apartment Therapy/Unplggd.  And click here to view my portfolio.