Upholstered Furniture

We’ve seen many upholstered pieces before, but never a fabric upholstered nighstand, so this one caught our eye! This could certainly be a great design piece in one of our interiors!

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Finally Friday!

The weekend is finally here and we are looking forward to lots of small home rennovations. In the meantime, these wonderful hammocks are calling us – enjoy the weekend!!

images via weheartit, anthropologie, & pottery barn

Designing a Rented Space: Part III

Don’t forget the color!

Color is very important when considering the interior design of your rented space. Usually, the walls are white and drab and painting them usually isn’t even an option. Our best advice would be to not let your drab color palette get you down, but to work with what you have! Grab some bright, fun pillows or colorful flowers! Whatever you do, just make it reflect who you are! The interior design of your space should always reflect you!

These are more fun pillows that are meant to bring out the personality of a room, with their bright, vibrant colors they add immediate drama. Picture courtesy of.

See! This white  was instantly spiced up with the addition of some lovely red flowers!

This  is a perfect example of how to use a rug inside your home to bring character and color into a specific room. Also, the red lampshades on the fireplace are a great addition!

We hope these tips are helpful if you have been considering your interior design options for your rented space!

Designing a Rented Space: Part II

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs!

If you don’t like the carpeting or flooring in your rented space, your best option would be to find some great rugs. Below are a few examples.

This is a great centerpiece to this room and really brings out the colors of the pillows on the white couches, the lampshades, and the flowers on the mantle. So if you are totally inspired, this look is definitely do-able. And simply lean that mirror against the wall above the fireplace and there ya go!

A fun technique that is very hip right now is the idea of . Just buy several of one smaller sized rug that you like and layer it across all or part of your floor. It gives for a ‘lived in’ feel and brings warmth to the space. You can have to rugs match (like the image above) or not match (like the image below). Pretty great, huh?

Personalize it

Here at  we have some awesome accent pieces to personalize your space. These are just some of a few of the fabulous pillows that we have in the boutique.

Also in store, we have this fabulous set of vinyl chairs that are to die for. They would be a perfect piece in  just about any house!

The first thing I am going to display when I get my own place, is some artthat I bought at the  in New Orleans, La . The addition of any fun, sentimental items to your rented space is sure to give it some character and definitely strike up conversation!

Stay tuned for the final part of Designing a Rented Space!

Designing a Rented Space: Part I

Follow these tips for your rented space for smart, creative, and affordable ways to decorate your interior.

Lean on me

With your rented space, more often than not, your landlord will not want for you to punch/nail/drill any holes into their walls. To solve this problem, try the leaning technique. Take the piece you want to hang, that you simply cant live without, and lean it up against the wall. This way, your art is still displayed and you are not responsible for any unsightly holes in the walls!

In the above image, courtesy of  , the framed art is displayed on the shelf. Totally fab and wall friendly!

In the above picture, courtesy of , the mirror is leaning against the wall.

Light the way

So one quick and easy way to change a space into something personal, is to change the lighting. This can easily be done in a rented space. Simply take off the shade or an already existing lighting piece and store it away, and replace it with the one of your choosing. When it is time to move out, change it back to the original! Also, fabulous floor lamps can definitely make a statement!

These floor lamps are courtesy of the . They are great examples of the importance of a floor lamp!

These fun  are perfect for spicing up any space.

Stay tuned for Designing a Rented Space: Part II!


Aroma Therapy

Aroma therapy through candles or diffusers has been proven to help release tension and stress and to help you feel more relaxed. Isn’t that what you want after a hard days work? Pick up one of our candles or diffusers here in store and kick up your feet for some much needed R&R. You deserve it!

Below are some different aroma therapy items we offer…

This  candle is sure to melt away the stress of any day. This particular scent is Ginkgo. These candles are also available in Pomegranate, Pine Cone, Impala, and Black Orchid. Each at $60.

Voluspa offers products from long burning candles to diffusers in relaxing scents; Burmese Rosewood, Santiago Huckleberry, and Baltic Amber. Pictured above is Champaca Bloom and Fern. Check out this  featuring Voluspa products!

Sharpie Wallpaper

We have been fans of Sharpies for a long time! Their practical purposes and extensive collection makes creativity a breeze, but who ever knew (given a considerable amount of time and patience) they held such decorative potential? These walls are amazing and all thanks to the “Sharpie”!!

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Patterned floors

This checkered floor tiling looks great with the solid, dark colored walls and the antique wall accents. We are certainly seeing more of the checkered look in interior design and the contrast is wonderful!