Inspiration · interior decor

Double C’ Bedroom

Hey lovies,
How is your summer going? I have been having a bit of a swell time because i have been on a mini tour around the U.S for work but i do try to carve out time for fun. Horrible thing is, i forget to take pictures. Who does that? I ‘ll tell you. ME! Anyways, i have been playing around with different decor ideas and here is my latest one. Enjoy.
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As my readers know, i usually go for clean and modern style with a touch of color and prints. And i love that floor to ceiling windows as it was something i fell in love with on one of my many summer trips to D.C because of the accommodation i rented.I am thinking of switching up a bit, what do you think?

XOXO…
Fashion and Style · Inspiration

Interior Design Bucketlist

Hey lovies,

I am super happy that Spring is finally here in New York. Sun is out, flowers are in bloom and i couldn’t ask for much right now except i have been thinking about moving into a new place and for me, that means change and change means “it’s time for some shopping”. I have a few ideas on my bucketlist of what i would like to get for my dream living room if i had an unlimited budget and i want to share that you guys. Enjoy.

  Charles Pfister 3-seat sofa for knoll     Fully restored pair of 1950s italian lounge chairs by Gigi Radice for Minotti

Karl Springer Bronze base pouf ottoman    Chenille and Linen pillow with a bright ikat motif design

Custom Edward Field deco style rug (13x13 ft)     Roger Sprunger-style brass and glass coffee table by tri-mark

Eero Saarinen for Knoll cast iron tulip tables    Italian ceramic bowl

Beaded floral wall sculpture    Bertil Brisborg extra large white plexiglass swirl wall lamps

Rare 3-arm floor lap by Stilnovo    Sputnik Chandelier with 24 shades

I love to combine bright and neutral colors with chic contemporary furnishing and interesting accents. I love throw pillows with graphic prints because they add something different that you can switch out anytime. I don’t know about you but i love  round tables because i don’t have to worry about sharp edges. lol. I am a reader and i love to be comfortable when i have a good book so, comfortable chairs and putting my feet up is a no brainer.

Designing my dream space is something i find interesting and complicated at the same time because i am always craving something different and unique, just like me. Good thing i found the perfect site that has everything i need at my finger tips. Decaso is the perfect place where you can go to get your interior design dreams fulfilled.

XOXO..

Fashion and Style · Inspiration

Cleaning for Spring…

Hi lovies,

Spring is here! says every calendar possible since the 20th but that’s not the case in New York City. As over the cold as i am, these extra winter weeks is giving me more time to prepare for Spring. Yay! It’s time for some major spring cleaning and i am looking forward to it. Any reason to do some shopping is always welcome. lol. I can’t wait to put away all that extra-thick and heavy blankets, bulky winter jackets, wool pjs, take off the A.C covers, etc. I am looking forward to brighten up my space with spring scents, extra throw pillows, bright fabrics in neutral and pastel tones, and a whole new “spring-fied” wardrobe. Now, that’s more like it. I consider myself to be pretty ok at re-decorating so, let me show you some “spring-spiration” ideas on how i plan to “spring-fy” my space. Enjoy..

I definitely want to start with flipping over my mattress. Speaking of mattress, i am thinking of getting a new one and i was doing some on-line recon and i genuinely fell in love with Leesa ArtLifting limited edition mattress. I love the mattress cover. Its different and unique. Now, my mattress is already in front of the window and if i move it any closer, i might as well be out the window. lol.

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I just got this and i can’t wait to use it. It’s so spring and it smells really enticing and really fun so much so, that i couldn’t wait for spring. lol

I love the floral designs, pastel comforter and sheer curtains. I love the little reminders of spring in the throw pillows and the sheerness of the curtain, that allows in that beautiful morning sunshine and i love to look out my window because the view is not so bad. Last but not the least, is a vase full of flowers. Everybody needs some flowers. lol

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XOXO…

Fashion and Style · Inspiration

Classic car, Nature & a Date

Hey lovies,

Happy post- thanksgiving, sweethearts! I hope you had a wonderful time with all the left overs and the Black Friday shopping. I had way too much fun shopping and what a haul (lol). I think i have had enough retail therapy to last me a while.*wheew*. Anyways, before i get carried away (lol), you are probably wondering what i am talking about, right? Well, it’s all about how i would like to spend my perfect date day. I have always thought about what i would like to do on my perfect date and the truth is, most of the time we just want to either go to a restaurant or eat-in. I’m not knocking down that idea because, ideas of a perfect date differ according to the individual but i like an adventurous date. lol. Well, continue reading and i will tell you about what i would want in a perfect date.

I have always love the idea of a nice 2-day road drive through the country-side in the summer, a few stops along the way to visit tourist sites, take in amazing scenes and spend a night at a nice B&B, then back home the next day. So, surfing through the net looking for inspiration, i came across different car hire services but Turo stood out. Turo is a car-hire service, where you can put your car up for hire and get paid, rent a car, etc. What they offer is perfect for what you need for a nice ride to your destination, if you don’t want to use your private car and you want something different. I love how car owners get to meet with the renters prior to, and even deliver the car to any location you want, if possible. With Turo , you are covered, safe and most definitely not alone.

I have a degree in Tourism management, so i have always been a sucker for the beauty that is nature and, taking a ride through the countryside is always a joy for a tourist like me. Beautiful classic convertible, sun in your face, hair in the wind, your date by your side, nature’s beauty flashing by; what more can you ask for? lol

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There is nothing more beautiful than spending quality and quiet time with somebody you care about, either indoors or outdoors and for me, I’ll take both. lol.

XOXO...

Architecture and Designs · Inspiration

Chairish me a Coffee table

Hey lovies,
What’s been happening? It’s been a minute but i am back with a new obsession and it’s basically all about Coffee tables essentials. A Coffee table is like a ‘Princess in a castle’. If she’s pretty, the castle looks really inviting but, if she isn’t….well, you know what happens. Coffee tables are important to every living room, and since they take center stage, they should be treated with utmost importance. So, i was given the opportunity to write about coffee tables essentials by an amazing company called CHAIRISH. Looking through their site, i was inspired by quite a lot of things i saw. Below are essentials of what i think should be on any coffee table.
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Coffee tables differ in shapes, sizes and also, when it comes to decorating your coffee table, personal style plays a huge part in what the outcome will look like but that been said, there are basic essentials that every coffee table needs, to add life to a living room but finding the right coffee table is the first most essential part of your decor journey. My style is a combination of chic, simple, artsy and intricate. I like simple decor but with pieces that add uniqueness and character.

I think every coffee table deserves a fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers. I love flowers that are bright, and delicate with subtle fragrance to add freshness and beauty. And with the vast variety of flowers in the world, you can’t run short of choices. Books are another essential i think coffee tables need because it adds a level of intellectual character and it could also serve as a form of entertainment. A stack of books ranging from antique to modern, from fashion to inspirational to cooking books is needed because you never know.

I love the idea of a decorative box because it adds character and mystery especially when they are unique, intricate or just plain beautiful pieces. It can also, serve as a storage box to hold anything from keys to other miniature objects/trinkets. I also, love candle holders and scented candles especially candles with soothing scents that keeps you calm and at peace. Candles come in different shapes, sizes and scents so finding the right one that works is just as important. Another essentials are quirky objects/figurines. It could be animals, a praying Buddha, a dancing lady, or just a random object.

I chairish a well placed and decorated coffee table and i think every living room needs one.

 

XOXO…..

 

Architecture and Designs · Inspiration

Bedrooms and a View

Hey lovies,

I don’t know about you but i have the best time when i am home and on my bed. There is just something soothing and comfortable about having your dream bed in your dream room. I always have restless and uncomfortable sleep on strange beds but then again, i am just more comfortable in a known environment, lol.

I love how you can decorate your room to speak of your personality without you uttering a word. I have always loved a airy room with wide french or top to bottom windows that opens to a patio or balcony with a view, subtle colors, unique furnishing, art and a great sound system. I love a room with character, just like me.

Anyways, web surfing as i always do, i came across some really colourful, beautiful bedrooms. Enjoy:

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There is nothing as welcoming and soothing as a bedroom with a view. To wake up to such beautiful scene every day and to be able to see the world around you, day r night is so breathtaking and amazing..

XOXO..

Fashion and Style · Inspiration

Awards Season: Style Me

Hey lovies,
It’s the Award season. Yay! I know! I know! I am pretty late jumping on this train but, like I say “It is never too late to get on board, as long as you get to your destination”. So, we all know what this season comes with; bright lights, Cameras and your favorite celebrities on the Red Carpet, especially the ladies but in the last couple years, the men have been making efforts to be noticed and, I say “It’s about time”. Lol.

I’ve always wanted the opportunity to style my favorite celebrity and I couldn’t decide between Edris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Channing Tatum but I decided to go with Micheal B. Jordan and after watching his latest movie, Creed, I knew it had to be him and also, He is a fine piece of work (just saying. Lol). He has a body that would look amazing in just about anything and being able to rock any look is just as important as what you wear underneath and how you feel. Having said that, my latest internet find is a Men’s Underwear brand called TOMMY JOHN. They recently just created this new underwear that is as light as air. Imagine that!

 

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Micheal Bakari Jordan *swoons*

So, if  i had to style Micheal for the Awards, check out what i have in mind below. Enjoy:

What i had in mind when i selected each and every item, was to make a subtle statement that packed quite a punch. Micheal is handsome and has a beautiful body so, i wanted to do him justice. So, first off i had to put him in this amazing underwear created by Tommy John because you know, “Confidence starts with comfort” and, if what you wear underneath isn’t comfortable, it can throw off your whole look.

Air Tank Undershirt

This Air Tank undershirt from Tommy John is so light, it’s only 2 ounces. You won’t feel like you are wearing any underwear…..but, you are

Air trunk

Boxers brief can’t exactly work for fitted pants and neither does regular cotton trunks and, that’s why i chose Air trunk from Tommy John. It’s weighs 2 ounces and and very comfortable and nothing rides up anywhere.. lol

SUIT IN JACQUARD (EA)

 This is an Emporio Armani suit in Jacquard. I love this because, it’s different and its got character. I could have kept it simple and put Michel in a classic black suit but, i didn’t want simple. I wanted “Statement”

Giorgio Armani shirt

I love this Giorgio Armani shirt because of the color and i didn’t want to go with the classic white shirt because i love dark tones and i think, Micheal would look good in it

DROPLET PRINT SILK POCKET SQUARE

I love the prints on this Tom Ford droplet print silk pocket square. I love the color and it adds a level of softness to the entire look

SILK TIE

This Silk tie is from Tom Ford may look simple and understated but it’s not. It adds a little bit of class and style.

Reversible calf skin belt (EA)

Ofcourse, you can’t ever go wrong with an Emporio Armani reversible calf skin belt

DIAMOND SKULL CUFFLINKS

I chose this Diamond Skull cuff link from Tom Ford because i wanted a little piece of edginess. Just a little piece of “Rebel statement”.

GIANNI LACE UP CAP TOE (TF)

I love the simplicity of this Gianni lace up cap toe shoes from Tom Ford.

WATCH

This classic Emporio Armani watch is a Go-To piece, i think anybody should have and, i love it.

What you wear underneath is just as important as the clothes you wear and, “Confidence starts with Comfort”..

XOXO…