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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Setting the stage...

The foyer is the entry way into your home and to me, it's like the opening act in a play. It can set the mood, tone, and feeling of your home in an instant. First impressions are everything and in the world of design, this is it. Whether you prefer sophisticated and chic, clean and simple, or relaxed and welcoming, it's important to pick pieces for your foyer that reflect your personality and flow with the other decor in the house. Here are a few inspiring pictures to collect ideas from..happy decorating! xo -jennifer bianca
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Ceramic sensation...

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Hanging plates on the wall isn't just for your 85 year old grandmother anymore. Lately I've been seeing some creative and stylish ways to arrange plates to make an interesting and artist focal point. Whether there is a definitive pattern or they are placed at random, plates are a wonderful alternative to artwork in frames. Growing up, my mother always had the most beautifully eclectic collection of hanging plates so I can definitely say I'm partial to the look. The other week I was wondering the aisles of Home Goods and I came across some cute pottery and decided they would have a perfect spot along my family room mirror. Your local craft store, such as Michael's, should stock plate hangers. I've only just started my arrangement, but here is a peek... xoxo-jennifer bianca
starting my collection
vintage saucers would be a great addition.. on the hunt..



Sunday, January 8, 2012

Industrial Chic

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Another trend in the decor world that is popping up everywhere is "industrial chic." The style marries masculine and feminine effortlessly and I'm really digging it's rustic, laid back vibe. I also think the industrial chic look is a great compromise for the couple that is wanting a style that is both his and hers. This look would be easy to create using vintage pieces mixed with modern accents. Happy Decorating! xoxo- jennifer bianca

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First quick project of 2012...

My mother is always on the look out for things that fit my style and lucky for me, she scored this vintage cane barrel chair for me at an amazing deal.. and by amazing I mean $10!! The barrel chair or tub chair, is a reproduction of the french Louis XVI Bergeres. You can still find these antique chairs from the 1700's at an incredibly high price; you can also get the look for less by finding a vintage one from the 1940's-1950's. While I will splurge on antiques that have significant meaning to me, I'm all about designing on a dime. Decorating isn't about finding the most expensive pieces, it's about finding the pieces that fit your lifestyle while staying in sync with your budget. After sanding down the original dark stain I thought about colors and fabric choices. Spray painting is always the easiest and quickest option for cane back chairs and I chose the color "pebble" by Krylon sold at Ace Hardware. I decided to skip a primer because I wanted the darker wood color to come through when I sanded it. I removed the orginal fabric and added new foam and stapled on fresh batting before reupholstering. Voila.. a simple french eclectic addition to my home. Completing projects makes my soul happy! What projects are on your to-do list this year? xoxo -jennifer bianca
original cushion, fabric samples, accent pillow

before painting
pebble by krylon. great sandy gray

end result. simple, clean, classic