Category: Interior Design

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.


HIGH END INTERIOR DECORATION INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK: LAUNDRY ROOM

In the coming years laundry rooms have been redefined in the homes of many, and transformed into more than a room with a functional purpose. Today I am going to share with you some of the most opportunistic ideas to add to your laundry room!

Useful placement…
Sometimes there just isn’t enough space to dedicate a whole room for your laundry. Another option is to use the nook off the kitchen as a handy location. When you use quality finishes, like the sleek black built-in cabinetry surrounding this set, your washer and dryer don’t need to be hidden away.

Generous storage…
When it comes to storage in the laundry room the perfect combination if shelving and cabinets will do the trick. You can have your spare laundry baskets and fresh towels within reach on the open shelves. Stow away your cleaning supplies and other essentials behind closed cabinets.

Bold color…
You might as well have a little fun with one of the smallest rooms in your home, so why not go bold and paint it a color that pops! Add a vibrant touch that will put a smile on your face while doing chores.

Folding island…
Having a vast island in a spacious laundry room is extremely functional. You can use it for sorting and folding laundry and use it as storage space below.


GLORIA ESTEFAN IS DEBUTING HER NEW EATERY IN THE MIAMI AIRPORT

Gloria Estefan, and her husband Emilio, have debuted their latest concept inside the Miami International Airport! It is called Estefan Kitchen Express. Estefan Kitchen Express serves up lots of delectable croquetas and tasty rum drinks.

This restaurant is a bite size version of the duo’s flagship restaurant coming to the Miami Design District later this year. On the menu you will find croquetas, pastelitos, bocaditos and mojitos if course! A similar fare found at their past Cuban eatery, Larios on the Beach and Bongos Cafe.

The grab-and-go restaurant is now open daily in Concourse D. Call 305-695-7000 for more information.


TIPS TO TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A HOME

When decorating your home and all of your finishing touches are on its way to meet perfection your last and final step is accessorizing! This is my favorite part of interior design and it is where you can really show of you personality in your home.

Sometimes it is worth the treasure hunt when it come to choosing g your home accessories. Even if it checking out the local flea market or purchasing the perfect antique.

It can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what accessories to pair together, but if you stick with “decorating in 3’s” and using varying heights, you can’t go wrong. This rule means you can always put 3 matching accessories in one home to create balance.

One thing you have to remember is to stay true to yourself and your decorating partner. You should not worry about conforming to the latest trends or you’re your friends might think. You need to surround yourself with things you love. Remember, home is where the heart is!


HOME DECORATING PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY

One great initial decorating principle to start with is to live with what you love. Though this sounds easy, sometimes it may be hard to execute. Today we have listed some of the top principles by some famous designers that will guide your dream home into a reality!

Accept that simplicity is the best adornment. Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist & Intellectual: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Stand true to the saying ‘function over form’. Steve Jobs, Technology Entrepreneur: “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Never follow trends blindly. Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer: “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.

Experiment with color until you create an assortment you love. Tracy Reese, Fashion Designer: “Color embraces you. It wakes you up and keeps you present.

Make sure to have fun with it. Ross Cassidy, Interior Designer: “I don’t think people have enough fun with decorating. It doesn’t always have to be so serious. Design isn’t like marriage. You don’t have to commit for life.


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MIAMI THIS WEEKEND: 8.12.15

Slide into Saturday with…
Slide the City! This family friendly slip-and-slide water party event is perfect for the summer heat. They have live music, food, drinks, water, and the biggest slip and slide ever. Feel free to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns
Where: Downtown Miami TBA. Time: 8AM – 11PM. Tickets: Sign Up Here.

Treat yourself! It’s Spa Month in Miami!
As always Miami is blessed with a much needed Spa month! This August, Miami’s fiercest hotel spas cut their prices! Don’t forget that spa treatments mean pool access! Book your treat yourself daytoday!

Butterfly Conservatory
The new Butterfly Conservatory at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is open! Here you will find a truly serene landscape to take a weekend stroll. A great place to be with the wild life, at this Conservatory, you’ll step into a tropical dreamland that’s teeming with butterflies, palms, and every other tree and plant native to Miami. After you walk through the garden, stop at Glass House Café, Fairchild’s new eatery, which serves locally grown and organic food. Fairchild is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


LIVEN UP YOUR BATHROOM WITH THESE FRESH IDEAS

Just because the bathroom is a the room in the house that serves a not so glamorous purpose doesn’t mean it has to look boring! With a few little changes you can turn it into a stylish room. Start your morning with a bright and warm room while it also calms you down for a good night sleep.

Check out these fresh ideas to dazzle up your bathroom!

Glam Lights
Make more of a statement in your bathroom and get rid of the industrial fluorescent overhead light! Look for a unique and artistic light fixture and add some LED bulbs and you are on your way! Now you can glam up your bathroom with a stand out piece.

Punchy Wallpaper
Making an easy and affordable change is simple with this trick. Pick out patterns that pops and you can completely transform your bathroom. You can base the whole style of the room with the wallpaper and wont need any additional artwork! Have you visitors be spellbound when stepping into the room.

Smarter Storage
If you are short on storage in your bathroom, and your linen cabinet is overflowing, try adding a bracketed shelf above the sink made of glass. This will add a ledge for toiletries. You can also install shelves with doors that sit above the back of your toilet. This is a discreet and quick storage fix.