Monday, March 25, 2013

Painting Ugly Bathroom Tile - It Can Be Done.

I am so excited because I thought that  I had to live with my ugly pink bathroom tile until we were ready to really renovate but I had no idea that you could just paint pink tile white. I have 4 old pink and green tiled bathrooms that I can not wait to recover. Has anyone ever done this? I want to paint the floor as well. Thinking of going black for the floor any suggestions?  

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I Want This Couch

I have been  desperate for this Restoration Hardware couch since I first laid eyes on it in the store. It is utter perfection. It looks super chic in Kelly Klein apt from AD as well.  My only fear is that if I buy two of them and have them face each other it might make my home look staged. Thoughts? 

Donna Karan's white couch in her Hampton's Home looks so inviting.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Foyer Stairway Redo

Love the black and white steps with a pale carpet. Right now mine is yellowish brown wood with green carpeting on the steps. Not for long. Inspired. 

SUZANNE DIMMA made-over Toronto home staircase for her  TV show, The Style Dept. Via House and Home

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ELLE DECOR: A Dream Home Off The Coast of Santorini

I loved this story in  ELLE DECOR.

After renewing his love of the sea while living on the Greek island of Santorini, hotelier Costis Psychas finds an even more secluded spot to create his ultimate water world


Produced by Anita Sarsidi Photos William Abranowicz
ALL images Via Elle Decor + for the story click HERE
The window seats ahhhhhhhhhhhh - heaven!
 All white with a pop of color gets me every time.
 How do you get your bathtub this blue?
A real sail awning - perfect! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tween Boy Bedroom Best IKEA Picks

My son wants me to paint his entire bedroom black. Love that! I am going to do his entire room in Ikea. Yesterday I went to the store and here are all of my picks ( they look even better in person). Hope you like.

1.The Mongstad $99 Mirror is large and leans against the wall like think Christian Liaigre. 
2. This Map $149 printed on canvas is huge.
3.Expedit shelf in high gloss white looks so rich. I will put it on the side like a consul. $89
4. Kivik Couch $649 (too $$) Might go for the chair instead.
5. Bed Malm $249
6. Wall Lamp $49

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blue Painted Front Door Inspiration

My house is getting primed as I write this and it is time to find the perfect blue paint for the front door.   I am on the hunt for the perfect bright blue door. I want it to feel like Greece with hot pink or purple flowers to compliment it. Any favorites? 

 Below Behr's Cool Jazz
Sherwin-Williams's Candid Blue
Coastal Blue  Number 10 Deluxe Days by Dulux 

Green looks amazing also:Sherwin-Williams's Pickle

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Let The Makeover Begin.... Chez Moi Take 2

Hi Friends. Sorry I have been out of it but I am back with a new fun project and I would love for all of my Dwellers Without Decorators or Decorators to chime in on Chez Moi Take 2.
This is the inspiration:

Love The Green details above: Any suggestions on a good green?

Sadly, This is what the house looks like now - pink w/ pastel muddy green.  I am going to paint the exterior white.
Benjamin Moore but can not decide which white.
BM Simply White, BM Brilliant White or BM Decorators White. I am also open to any white paint thoughts you have that you LOVE. Now for the trim - Do I loose the shutters and just paint the trim Green, dark chocolate, Turq or Gray?
Can't wait to post the before and after.