What's on the boards for this week - Designing a Sun Room: At Interior Designs 2 Go this week is starting off designing a Sun Room. I love the green and cream herringbone print from Kravet http://www.kravet.com/products/fabrics/ which is perfect for bringing warmth into this space. Laminate flooring is from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/ and the ceramic slate tile is from The Tile Shop https://www.tileshop.com/category/tile.do
Chairs - Online Interior Design! On the blog for this week are the Shell Side Chairs for $64.99 from from All Modern Furniture https://www.allmodern.com/ They are available in an assortment of colors and look great with all types of tables wood and glass. You can purchase a few without breaking the bank.
Stay up to date with colors and styles for fall. October officially means I can finally bring out the warm burgundy reds, golden yellows, and chocolately browns that compliment the autumn season so well! Paint with https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us style with us at Interior Designs 2Go. All furnishings from retails stores http://www.crateandbarrel.com/ and http://www.westelm.com/ to name a few.
Hand Crafted Art Blocks: I absolutely love the Art Blocks from Cedar Mountain Studios. They are handcrafted wooden blocks made to adorn your walls. The goal of the artists who create the blocks want you to stop, read, ponder, and laugh. Each block is uniquely designed in their studio. You can purchase them at http://www.cedarmountainstudios.com/ The Large blocks are (6.75" x 6.75") $45.00 each and the small blocks are (3.7/8" x 3. 7/8") $25.00 each.
Faux flowers from Crate & Barrel Today I went on a search for faux flowers for my fall vases and hands down Crate & Barrel has the best selection. They start at $10.95 - $14.95 per stem and they mix well with their new selection of ceramic vases http://www.crateandbarrel.com/ansley-ceramic-vases/f69317 that range anywhere between $12.93- $29.95. You can get multiple vases with plenty of flowers!!!
A great source to purchase Artwork Online: Artsy Shark Gallery is an online art gallery that specializes in featuring artists, showcasing them through individual articles that present their portfolios and tell their stories. Last week Artsy Shark featured "me" as one of their Interior Design Specialists where I chose a few of their pieces for kitchen walls. You can pull up the article here: http://www.artsysharkgallery.com/inspired-living-articles/blog_posts/art-for-the-kitchen and also visit their online gallery at artsysharkgallery.com
Reupholstering Kitchen Chairs! Before - Yuk....................After - Ahhhh
Tools you will need: 1) Staple Gun ($19.99) 2) Fabric (2 1/2 yds for 6 chairs) This fabric was $9.99 yd from Joanne Fabric 3) Phillips screw driver Upholstering a cushion is so easy as long as you know how to use a stapler!
Step 1) Remove cushion from chair Step 2) Wrap fabric around chair and staple Step 3) Reattach cushion to chair HAVE FUN!
InteriorDesigns2Go was featured this morning discussing new design trends and how to transition your home from summer to fall - all on the Fox morning show "Good Day Chicago."
A DIY gift for a friend or yourself as the Y implies.
I made these planters today and they cost $12.50 each including the basil plants. The terra cotta pots, plants, and spray paint are from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/ the charcoal tags are from Michaels http://www.michaels.com/ Got a couple of hours? If so, you can make a few of these.
Wooden Accordion Table from Target: This Wooden Accent Table from Target has a warm, natural feel with an accordion shape that adds a modern feel to your home. The accent table blends well with other woods and is just the right height for holding your drink! You can purchase this modern chic table at Target for $71.99. http://m.target.com/p/wooden-accent-table-threshold/-/A-50258074
Tray Chic...Laquer or Lucite! Trays are one of my favorite accessories. They are functional and can look chic with multiple pieces piled on. They always look fabulous with my morning coffee! White Lacquer Tray West Elm $34.00 and Orange Lucite Tray COCOCOZY $85.00 http://shop.cococozy.com/collections/boxes-and-trays
Pop Of Color - Artwork for under $100.00. Buying artwork is an investment. The original Spot Painting Series above by Damien Hirst was sold at auction for upwards of $1,700,000! If you like Pop Art and don’t want to spend a fortune check out www.streatweararts.com. They have prints on canvas starting at $40.00. Another great option is to Do It Yourself at: http://crookedhouse.typepad.com/spotsandstripes/2010/10/damien-hirsts-spot-paintings-and-how-to-dot-it-yourself.html
Hanging Glass Vases:
In honor of Mothers Day, Friday’s Fabulous Finds are all about hanging glass vases. They can be added to any room and are easy to hang and easy to fill. A great accent in a bedroom, entryway, bathroom, anywhere! You can find them at CB2, Arhaus, Etsy, and Amazon around $24.00 each.
Mongolian Lamb Pillow!
The Mongolian Lamb pillow is my most favorite pillow! Few things are more inviting then this soft, luxurious pillow. It offers warmth and pure comfort, along with being totally chic. You can find the Mongolian Lamb pillow for $75.00 or less at West Elm, Amazon, Overstock......Happy snuggling.
Agate Bookends from West Elm! Agate Bookends have been in almost every design magazine for the past few months. Each piece is subtly one of a kind bringing little jewel tones of beauty to a bookshelf. At West Elm they are on sale for $19.00 each! You can purchase a pair for yourself and a friend (me) for under $100.00. Welcoming a bit of earth into your home on Earth Day!
Faux Animal Wall Art! Who doesn't love a cute plastic creature hanging from the wall painted white, gold, blue, green, rainbow? These fabulous finds are popping up all over. They come in small ($48.00) large ($89.00) and painted (price varies). You can find them at Amazon, Z Gallerie, Etsy, and whitefauxtaxidermy.com.
Z Gallery Beautiful Furnishings Without Breaking Your Budget:
This Family Room furniture works well together because of the mixture of grey tones working with the neutral fabric on the sofas. POP OF COLOR in the rug and accessories pulls everything together.
My favorite chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams:
I had the opportunity to sit in this comfortable chair last night at the Mitchell Gold Bob Willliams store opening in Oakbrook, IL. I have had my eye on this chair for 2 years, it's now time to purchase!
Before: Dated and Dull This 60's paneled fireplace is in need of updating along with eliminating the iron railings allowing for a more functional space. A fresh coat of paint, new stain on the hardwood floor, and recessed lighting can turn this room around.
After: Contemporary and Comfortable The white Gypsum Tile Fireplace is the focus of the Dining Room and a new wall is constructed giving a more relaxed intimate feeling in this large space. Paint and recessed lighting along with artwork pulls this space together.