Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Check-In

Hello you sweet people!

How is your summer going so far?  Mine is good.  In addition to having the Ultimate Summer of Fun (#ultimatesummeroffun on social media to share what you're up to!), and the trip to San Fran in which I took almost no photos, I have been working hard at a very BIG home decor project.

Hint: it involves gallons of paint and I have been talking about it for years.

Hopefully I will be finished this week. I can literally taste the relief at having this big project behind me.  Tune in next time and I will share all the details and a Before and After.  Until then...Happy Summer!

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Masculine Home Decor Inspiration

Hey there you wonderful people!  So I was in San Francisco last week for some work-related travel for my hubby (which means rest-related travel for me)!  Most years I've tried to bring you the highlights (see Denver and Chicago right here).  This year I've got just one thing to talk about, and that's because I acted like I was allergic to my camera the whole time I was there.  I am the worst blogger ever and took almost no pictures.  However, I did snap a quick few pics of the lounge in my hotel, the Park Central San Francisco:

I spent many hours in there enjoying the masculine, library-bar ambiance.  Mostly for the free wi-fi but also because it just felt good.  Cozy, cool, comfortable.  There was a fireplace.  There was a cool mix of mod, traditional, deco, and contemporary furnishings and fixtures.  There was the dark paint with brass and industrial accents.  There was this clock made out of lights:

Photo: City Hotels
It got me all inspired over eclectic masculine design, so I went on Pinterest and found some more eye-candy for you:

Strong, clean interior, but not lacking the soul of so many
Photo: Garconierre
A masculine leather chair keeps company with a floating shelf of vintage treasures. 
Photo: Lonny
Masculine Interior
Photo: Sugar Cube Basics
What is it that makes me love all these rooms?  Is it the...

A. Neutral, somewhat moody color palettes
B. Leather
C. Mix of rustic and shiny materials
D. Eclectic mix of decorating styles and eras
E. All of the above!

Yes the answer is E.  Now I'm off to figure out how to bring some of this beautiful style home...

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