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TOP 5 TIPS FOR DECORATING FOR YOUR KIDS

One very important facet in home interiors is designing your children’s room! Giving your kids a magnificent living space is paramount for the ability to grow and learn. The kid’s room is the one place where your child does many things including schoolwork, listening to music, playing games with friends, and daydreaming.

Here are the top 5 ways to create a room that can function for all of these activities, as well as creating a comfortable and inviting space.

Curate Their Art!
If you are a parent you for sure know that your kids create a lot of art and always are looking for a space to display it. Try putting all of their artwork together and house them in monochromatic frames, and place them in a grid! This will really transform their artwork and make it look professional!

Embrace the Quirkiness
This room is the best place to explore inspirational ideas. Fun shaped books shelves, bold colors, and unique home accessories that reflect your child’s imagination will really let them show their personality.

Try to Think Transitionally
Setting your child’s room up with classic furniture will make for a super easy transition as they age over the years. Contemporary white and black furniture can work at any age!

Fit in a Workspace
Your kids will come home with homework everyday, so why not create a space dedicated to this task! Keep your kids organized so that after schoolwork won’t seem as much as a chore. Layout colorful items and fun supplies around the study area and keep it well lit for your kids!

Let’s Start Them Out Organized
Having a neat and tidy closet and adding labels to storage bins and baskets will help keep their rooms clean! It is very smart to start the habit early so that they grow to always keep their items in order!


HAPPY LABOR DAY 2016

Hey there my interior design aficionados!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Wishing you all save travels as you celebrate the last day of summer with your family and friends.


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MIAMI LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2016

Kick off a new season with the Miami Hurricanes! Let us watch Mark Richt kick off the season in the newly renovated SunLife Stadium, This year let us see more wins and a stellar stadium!

If sports aren’t your thing you can kick back and spend some time with your family at The Miami Home Show! Kids 14 and under enter for free with a paying adult on Sunday, September 4th. Enjoy a variety of activities including a Miami Marlin’s “Play Ball” sports area and child-friendly cooking shows. Take a look at some of the shows events!

Foodies Delight
Chef Paulette Bilsky coordinates demos presented by ElectriChef, Milam’s Markets, and Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Chefs: Robyn Almodovar, Autumn Brucato, Myriam Charles, Paolo Dorigato, Miguel Gomez, Miguel Rebolledo, Patty Ruiz, Hugh Sinclair, Joshua Wahler.

Home Décor Advice
Relax in stylish room vignettes created by Interior Designers and dedicated to TV news celebrities. Visit Viviana Galetto-Malave, VGM Decorators; Anya Cesar, Anya Renise Design Group; Roberta Black, RB Design; Janice Attia, J. Attia Design; Reginald W. Dunlap, Luxe Interior Design.

#AtHomewithArt
Artist Encounter and exhibit of original works by: Alessandro Abate, Aquarela Sabol,Nate Dee, Rei Ramirez, Teepop, Charles Trainor Jr., Jennifer Kay, Marice Cohn Band, C.W. Griffin,Patrick Farrell, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Carl Juste, Rolando Elejalde, Annie M, Marta Ismail, MANO,Josepo, and Jorge Ballara, Lorie Ofir, Rosee Camafreita, Darren Johnson, Ivan Castillo Lagrange, andBartus Bartolomes.


HIGH END INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK: MONOCHROMES

We all know how daunting it can be to redesign or decorate your first home. That is why we love inspiring you with high-end interior decorating ideas every week!

There are so many amazing things you can do it can be hard to focus one single aesthetic. Today we are going to really focus and keep it simple. Check out how monochromatic inspiration can reform your home.

Monochrome is synonymous with ‘ombre’ and refers to a color scheme that uses a base color and shades, tints and hues of that color to create a cohesive finish. For example, with a blue monochromatic space you can decorate with cobalt, indigo, royal, baby and steel blue derivatives.

Here are a few great reasons to go monochrome:

  • Perfect for juxtaposing and highlighting statement pieces around the house.
  • Radiates clean, sleek minimalism with little effort.
  • Simple to plan and execute by focusing on a single color and its shades, hues and tints.
  • A monochromatic scheme can transform a messy room into a relaxing, calming and harmonious space.

When creating your palate…
Choose one single color as the base for your interior design. This is how all other colors will be determined. Too avoid any color clash you should consider your furniture and appliances before settling on a base color.

Break it up…
Contrast is key to create definition in a room. White trim or accents will give sharp contrast between your monochrome palates. A pop of a different color can make a monochrome design more effective, especially with a black, white or gray base.


TOP 6 BEST BARGAIN HOME DÉCOR SHOPS

So, you have decided on your next apartment or home and have Pinterest boards galore! Though it can be overwhelming, as long as you plan your move right you can build your dream home on your own budget.

It can be easy to plan dream big but a bit more challenging to stay in your budget. Since shopping for your new home can be tricky we have selected the top 6 home décor shops for the budget friendly shoppers.

  1. Etsy — This online store is a great resource for art and accessories with tons of unique products to browse.
  2. World Market — This is one of the best and cost-efficient shopping site. There are so many great items here that I can find myself spending hours just browsing for wonderful pieces to add to my warehouse of props.”
  3. Apt 2B — The L.A.-based site has great pages and tons of amazing blow out sales.
  4. H&M Home — If you are a young couple looking for the fast fashion trends than look no further.  H&M has VERY affordable and amazing home pieces. I especially love this glass vase…for only $9.95!”
  5. Urban Outfitters — In UO’s home section, you can find some surprisingly unique and hip furniture pieces.
  6. CB2 — Here you can find great kitchen essentials to fill up your kitchen all at one place.

CHECK OUT THESE SPECTACULAR ROOMS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Some celebrity homes are a true sight for sore eyes, especially if you are looking for luxurious inspiration. Today we are going to take you inside the homes of some of the worlds mega-stars and see how they express their style with their interiors.

This great article from Refinery29 has picked out there top 10 choices and I am going to share with you my top 3 takeaways!

 

Alicia Keys’ Indoor Pool Pavilion
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz bought their first East Coast home together in New Jersey and clearly were not messing around. This home holds 32 rooms, a movie theater, and a professional-grade recording studio! One of my favorite takeaways form their home is there lavish indoor swimming-pool pavilion. The glass-roofed structure comes outfitted in arched windows, contemporary sculptures, and an entertaining-lounge area, truly expressing the artistry of this dynamic duo.

 

Jay Z & Beyoncé’s NOLA Foyer
Jay Z and Beyoncé’s home in New Orleans was formerly a Presbyterian church and is now filled with decadent details like arched coffered ceilings, marble floors, and stone columns. The real showpiece of the Spanish Baroque-style estate is its entry foyer, clad with wrought-iron chandeliers, elaborate crown moldings, and antique chapel pews in place of standard seating.

 

Lo’s Backyard Amphitheater
Of course an idol and entertainer like Jennifer Lopez would want a stage inside her abode. Lopez’s California estate is decked out with an entire outdoor amphitheater! Along with luxuries such as a mini-golf course and a custom swimming pond, the singer counts a full-fledged performance pavilion — with surround-sound and cushioned seating for 30.


GREAT DIY DESIGN PROJECTS TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

For those of you are staying in this weekend and are deciding to get crafty I have found some great ideas to add to your home. These are the best DIY art projects around the house with the usage of empty bottles.

There are many design projects your can so with empty glass bottles. You can just build a bird feeder, which can be filled once in every few days.Try placing artificial flowers in the bottle to add a bit of glamour to your room.

You can even use a simple bottle made as a basis for construction of an improvised bedside lamp. Just throw a small amount twinkle lights inside and glam it up.

Funny composition of different-sized bottles can become an organic part of the winter garden. The combination of green plants, stones and colored glass unwittingly attracts the attention of every person.

You can see even more great DIY ideas here.


SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INTERIOR DESIGN MEETS COLLEGE DORM ROOM

For those of you with children packing up and moving on to college, I’m sure you get flashbacks of those tiny freshman dorm rooms. This amazing story shows how a mom helped her daughter create the most fabulous dorm room on campus for her and her roommate!

Ashley Grant is not just a super mom, but also a fabulous interior designer. She finished helping her daughter move into her dorm room at Ole Miss this month and transformed her room completely. The room reflects Grant’s style of using neutral colors, adding interest with texture and a bit of gray. A fluffy faux fur rug covers tan linoleum tiles, and a bamboo shade and attractive curtains cover the utilitarian window.

Dorm room design trends have become the trendiest to hit college campuses!
It’s not unusual to see fancy dorm room photos and some designers have been specializing in the trend.

The dorm room is getting a lot of traction. See “Ritz Carlton or College Dorm Room? You Tell Us”, showcasing photos of several pumped-up dorm rooms, including Grant’s, and Inspire Me Home Decor posted Grant’s photos on Instagram. Domino magazine found inspiration in the sophisticated room as well!

Read full article more here.


WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN MIAMI: 8.18.16

Free Art Fridays
The weekend has finally arrived and it’s your chance to relax and score some free original art. Free Art Fridays is a worldwide art movement that’s made its way to Miami. Miami’s local chapter was founded by local artist and promoter, Registered Artist. This chapter is striving to unite artists, art collectors, and anyone who loves a good old scavenger hunt.

Every Friday, artists hide their work around the city, and whoever finds it gets to take it home for free. To participate, the rules are simple: Make a work of art you’re willing to give away. Then leave it somewhere in the city, along with your name (artistic nickname or otherwise) and the local chapter’s information (the site has a printable QR code, or artists can include the Facebook page URL). Next, post clues on the Facebook page to help Free Art Fridays (FAF) members find your work. Members also post pictures of their finds on the page and “share” them so artists can see who took their creations home. Painters, photographers, poets — all types of artists are encouraged to participate and drop pieces off around the city.

#FloatBash
Think of the perfect summer party, gilled with swan inflatables, pool noodles, floating flamingo cup holders and nonstop music with DJs even performing on a floating stage! Miamians sure know how to throw a party!

The Float Bash will be bobbing up at Virginia Key Beach Park (4020 Virginia Beach Key Dr., Key Biscayne) this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the beach bash will celebrate the end of the summer season. Here you’ll find everything from water slides and water activities to food trucks and an open bar to the aforementioned floating DJ stage, where local beat-makers will spin for eight hours straight. There will also be an air compressor to keep your vessel afloat and floaties for sale. Get your tickets HERE and read more about it at floatbash.com.

For a more chill evening you can catch a flick at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
This tiny must-do has only 24 parking spots, shows a rotating schedule of classic flicks and is Miami’s only drive-in.


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