Accents, Accessories, Bathrooms, Entryways, Home, Tabletop, Wallpaper

Going deep on color

LOVING this entryway designed by Janet Gridley. The combination of saturated blues in the wallpaper and high gloss ceramic foo dogs says WELCOME in such a bold, elegant way.

It’s also comforting to have the symbolic foo dogs protecting your entryway. In the Chinese tradition, they are placed in pairs — one is female, the other is male. The female represents yin, and symbolically protects the people dwelling inside the home, while the male statue, representing yang, protects the structure itself.
You can find lots of foo dog fun facts on Houzz.

Thank you Janet for the inspiration, I’ll be using my own set [a flea market find in Rome] as the centerpiece in my new and improved powder room.

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Bathrooms, Home, Instant Makeovers

New Home.New Home Projects!

Fun new design project ahead! I just bought a new house, only a mile away from where I lived before, but downsizing from 3,000 square feet and 4-bedrooms, to a cozy 2-bedroom townhouse the size of a postage stamp!

Even though it’s a monumental effort squeezing Chloe’s and my life into a shoebox, I’m really excited about the change…not only for the new blank canvas to design and decorate, but also a fresh, new start and launch of the next chapter of my life!

My project list is a mile long and the intention is to cover it all here on the blog.

But I like to start small and expand out, so let’s start with an easy, quick makeover in the powder room on the first floor.

The BEFORE looks somethong like this…

The AFTER will look much more current and happy, with a bold like this Kelly Wearstler Trellis wallpaper from Schumacher. I love it in Charcoal, what do you think?