Wednesday, August 31, 2011

'UGLY' Show - & - Tell

Just a quick reminder before you read about Lindsay + Lindsay's 'UGLIES' don't forget to enter to win a free accessory of your choice from Paparazzi.

Click here for details!!


AND today, I have invited Lindsay + Lindsay from Sadie + Stella to showcase a little of  'UGLY' in their homes. What you say?? Lindsay + Lindsay have something ugly in their homes?  I know - hard to believe, especially if you have visited their fabulous design blog.  The point is, we all have a little bit of ugly in our homes (if YOU don't, the rest of us are jealous!) that we can't stand and wish we could replace.  Sometimes it's just nice to see that we are all in the same boat trying to work with what we have!  Of course, this wouldn't be a design blog if we didn't also showcase how we would (or have) transformed the 'UGLY.' 

We are Lindsay + Lindsay from Sadie + Stella and we could not be more thrilled to be sharing our ugliest pieces of furniture, with ROOMS readers. Since there are two of us, we have two pieces to share with you all. We hope you all can withstand the befores...

The beginning of this wingback chair could not be more sorry. The chair was in absolute despair. Including layers of fabric, name it! 
We could not be more pleased with the after! Lots of blood sweat and tears went into this DIY upholstery job. It was well worth the work! See the full transformation here.

This bookcase is a major cheapy that was purchased at Tarjae (Yes, it is French), many years ago. Although it does its job, the particle board leaves much to be desired. 

The solution you ask? Other than great and thoughtful styling, we are thinking O'verlays! These are a fairly inexpensive way to transform a dull piece into a drool worthy item. They make your furniture to appear to be one of a kind and of course, unique. We love! Cannot wait to show you the after.

Thanks a ton Lindsay + Lindsay!  I think that chair transformation looks so beautiful! And O'verlays would be a great solution to jazz up that bookcase.  O'verlays is a new product on the market.  Here are a few pictures of the products for those that are unfamiliar with it:


Make sure you go check out Sadie + Stella you'll be hooked!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lamp Shade Makeovers

I have seen so many inspiring lamp shade makeovers lately.  Check these out, they are so amazing!

(If you don't want to hassle with recovering the shade yourself this etsy shop 
has some really cute fabric covered shades.)
Etsy Take Five Tuesday



Inspiring, right?

Do you have an amazing lampshade makeover in your home?  I'd love to hear about it!

HEY YOU!!!  Have you entered the Paparazzi Jewelry & Hair Accessory Giveaway!

Scroll down to the below post for all the details!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Giveaway - Paparazzi

I am thrilled to host my first giveaway!  Are you familiar with Paparazzi Jewelry & Hair Accessories? I wasn't until recently.  Take a look at just a few of their items that I love:

My friend, Kali an independent rep of Paparazzi Jewelry & Hair Accessories is offering a free accessory of your choice, to THREE lucky winners!

Come on, you know you want to enter!  
ROOMS is not that big of a blog, so there is a high chance you could win!!

Here's how:

Eligibility: You must be a follower of ROOMS.  Click 'join this site' in the right hand column.

To Enter:  Visit Kali Miller Paparazzi Jewelry & Hair Accessories facebook page.  Click 'like it' and leave her a comment.  Come back to ROOMS and leave a comment about what item you would like if you won. (All items can be viewed on her FB page under the 'Photos' tab.)

For additional entries: do any or all of the following. Make sure you leave a separate comment about each one you complete.

- Tell your facebook friends about this giveaway and link to this post.
- Tweet this giveaway and link to this post.
- Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.

***Make sure you leave an email address, so that I contact you if you win!  To be more 'safe' don't use the '@' sign, use 'at' instead.  ex: don't type, instead type bbb (at) bbb (dot) com.

The contest will close on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. 2011.

Monday Eye Candy

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dreamin' of Party Time

My little girl's first b-day is this week.  

My mind is reeling with ideas for a girly-girl party with beautiful decorations and yummy treats fit for my little princess.  Hmmm....  

Realistically, it isn't going to happen! 

First of all - She will be one!  She's not going to care!  And second of all - about 2 months ago we moved across the country from everyone we know!

But, if I WERE to throw a big b-day shin-dig, here's how I see it goin' down:

Invites from minted
Sweet birthday Children's Birthday Party Invitations

(She loves balls - ones that fit perfectly in her little hands.  Small balls would be all around.)

This is not my daughter - but she will be doing this!  We have every intention of putting a cake in front of her and letting her go to town!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guest Post: Ghost Chairs Make Me Happy

Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I'm passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, decorating ideas, gardening, travel and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. I'm a very lucky girl!

Thanks, Melissa, for inviting me and Design Shuffle to visit Rooms today! I am excited to be here because ghost chairs really do make me happy. Designed by Philippe Stark in 2002 based on a classic Louis XVI chair, the ghost chair is a minimalist chair that feels extravagant. I know a ghost chair has been on the “must have” list of many designers and design lovers for the past several years. I think one would make a great desk chair for my home office. What do you think? Have one? Want one? Here are some great pics to get you inspired. Enjoy!
The Outfit of the Day via
The ghost chair comes in a range of “clear” colors that have the barest hint of color. Can you see the Louis XVI design lines?
Pinterest via
The ghost chair also comes in tinted shades that give it slightly more presence in the room but keeps the transparent nature of the chair intact. Love the pink.
Nest Dallas Design via
A sophisticated contemporary kitchen is the perfect space for a set of ghost chairs. Their elegant lines work well with the chandelier.
Pinterest via
A smoke tinted ghost chair paired with a metal console table makes for a glamorous vanity in sophisticated bathroom designs like this one. The polycarbonate plastic is great for damp environments or even outdoor use.
The Outfit of the Day via
The classic lines and translucent appearance let the ghost chair seamlessly blend into any style. Mixed with an eclectic collection of chairs, the ghost chair looks right at home.
Pinterest via
The Louis ghost chair plays well with others, mixing in with contemporary, antique, and natural design elements.
The Outfit of the Day via
The ghost chair looks fantastic when paired with other design classics, like the Saarinen Tulip table. A loose cushion makes the chair more comfortable.
A Perfect Gray via
There is an interior design trend of mixing ghost chairs with sheepskin, which makes me think of ice and fur. The ghost chair is comfortable on its own but the sheepskin definitely helps it stand out in a room.

This content is provided by Design Shuffle, where you can find and share talented interior designs from from New York interior designers, Los Angeles interior designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check this 'Chic Tip' out!

Today, I am doing my first guest post over at Living on the Chic!  I am so excited that Trissta asked me to contribute to her 'Chic Tip of the Week' Series.   I'm sharing an idea on how to make your own inexpensive custom art.

Now go check it out, and get acquainted with Trissta's blog!  Click here.

Living on the Chic

Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Inspiration

Are you familiar with 3-Form?  Their products are truly amazing.  I love to visit their website for inspiration. 


All images are from the 3-Form website.