Creative leeway, contrast, and brilliant juxtaposition work in unison with signature style home decor pieces at varying price points to represent the decorating styles expressly associated with period homes and signature NOLA style.
When I take a visual inventory of the curated style in my own home and the home decor pieces featured in this post, I’m reminded of the spaghetti sauce ad from campaigns past that proclaims, “it’s in there!”
If you are fortunate enough to have access to the wonderful world of antiques stores, auctions and flea markets, keep an eye out for a diamond in the rough settee. A stunning French settee at an equally stunning price reupholstered in the designer fabric of your choice could become a custom focal point piece to DIY for.
New Orleans interior designer Valorie Hart notes in a recent post on The Visual Vamp that silk drapes continue to be a popular choice with decoristas in New Orleans while the color orange remains a top color preference for draperies.
A look-see of this decorating show and tell counted as the second time in one day my decorating eye crossed paths with orange drapes- reason enough to give a second thought to changing the color of the drapes in the den.
Antiques, lanterns, ceiling medallions, dupioni silk drapes, decorative objects d’art, ornamental accents, chandeliers dripping in crystal prisms, decorative mirrors and frames scrolled in gold leaf- the New Orleans influence comes home through signature style home decor pieces.
Social networking is an integral tool of the blogging trade. Those in the social media know advise selecting two to three social platforms to focus on to perfect your social media presence and contributions. I went with the big 3 in the blogging world conference- Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I usually am so good at following sage advice, but in the instance of Instagram an exception is being made. More viewer than posting participant, I must admit I am late to the Instagram photos party, but better late than never. Instagram photos take the eye on a visual journey one scroll at a time. Places In The Home is first and foremost a design show and tell, and I can tell you these beautiful scroll Instagram photos are show and share worthy.
Part II of the Souvenirs series takes a look at 21 design features from hotel to home. The purpose of the well-appointed hotel room and the design features within is to make your stay convenient, comfortable and memorable- a thoughtful and inspiring souvenir.
Design and decor features of a stylish, chic and well-appointed hotel room is full to capacity with ideas to use in our homes. I keep the camera handy and a small journal in my purse for exactly that reason.
Commit to design features from hotel to home memory.
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Master Bath
To illustrate the point, I am using some from our Las Vegas trips in this post. Some of the rooms have been remodeled since our last stay, but we will work with what we have.
Palazzo Hotel Master Bath
Where a hotel room for some is just a place to sleep, for me it is as much a part of the vacation as a special dinner at a gourmet restaurant or seeing a top-tier headliner show.
Venetian Hotel Master Bath
In the spirit of Vegas lucky 21 I have selected 21 inspiring design features from hotels to home for your design and decorating implementation consideration.
Master Bathroom Features
1. His and Hers Sinks
Better yet, his and hers bathrooms. Since the his and hers bathrooms may not be in the cards, we will keep the focus on a design feature that is more in line with traditional bath design- his and hers sinks. Two is better than one in the name of convenience and personal space, and storage allocation.
Who doesn’t love a television in the dressing area of the bathroom? I am a big fan of this design features from hotel to home idea. Getting ready for the day, client meeting or an evening out can find us pressed for time.
Call this a bonus lighting feature that adjusts to the task at hand. The dimmer control allows me to add to or take away from the ambient lighting. Control up for an extra layer of lighting to optimize the lighted makeup mirror or down for a soft night light effect.
The design and decorating elements of a ranch style house giveth and taketh away. Eight foot ceilings fall into the taketh away category, but layers of light, color, accents and accessories gorgeously guide the eye and giveth style to the overall look.
When the preliminary remodel/decor strategy session (eloquent words for the thirty minute “this is what I want, and how are you going to make my remodeling suite dreams come true?” conversation with Dave) began, my mental Rolodex flipped to I for inspiring design features from hotel to home.
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room
The implementation of inspiring design features to further enhance the look and design of our master bathroom is presently on hold for two families under one roof reasons. The upside is time- time that allows me to source, study and gather inspiring design features information.
Palazzo Hotel Room
Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite
Venetian Hotel Piazza Suite
Hotels roll with the what’s on trend flow when it comes to updating the interiors of rooms, and what a difference a contemporary update makes. Which do you prefer?
Bedtime readers know the value of good lighting. May I suggest adding Places In The Home and Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes by Sara Bliss to your bedtime reading list.
I gave my friend a bed bench for her birthday, and it was the missing piece of her decor puzzle. The next time I saw her husband he thanked me for supplying her with a lovely and convenient piece that now served as housing for their folded laundry. I can lead my friends to stylish home decor, but I can not make them use it appropriately!
20. Bed crown ~ Bed cornice
A bed crown cornice can be custom built for more length, and work beautifully in conjunction with an architectural piece headboard- the best of both worlds scenario.
Don’t shy away from pairing two or more statement making design elements. You will know if the two cross each other out. There is a lot of trail and error involved in the process of making things beautiful, and plenty of fun, too. Stylish, smart and luxurious hotel room features provide a comfortable and unforgettable experience. Forget the soaps and shampoos- bring inspiring design features from hotel to home with you and make them your design and decorating souvenirs.
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Making a bold statement with bold and beautiful home decor and the bold, color wheel wow and oh so beautiful decor accessories drenched in bold home decor color is a bold move in the right and decoratively daring direction.
Rather experimenting on a small scale or full-on bold color saturation, working with bold home decor colors may be easier to do in baby steps for the decor timid or undecided. The shallow end of the bold home decor color pool is a great place to begin.
From floor to ceiling, a brilliant contrast created through bold color, pattern and texture combined with distinctive accents and home decor accessories notes a truly unique design and decor visual experience.
Subtle boldness is not a firm contradiction of terms, but more a design approach to keep in mind. This example beautifully illustrates the role color plays in bold home decor accessories servings as both focal point and integral color infusion.
Revisiting and refreshing vintage posts is the norm for most bloggers in these slow and easy summer months. Readers utilize every moment of these summer long days and outdoor living nights to get the most out of their summer season, and I totally respect that. While I hope these new reads and range of topics keeps us engaged during the summer, I also hope you will enjoy the updated posts as well.
Flea market and antiques shopping is all the rage, and why not? Discovering fabulous finds from yesteryear or the quintessential pièce de résistance races the heart and feeds the soul of a true treasure hunter.
There are many flea market aficionados that deeply regard Paris and the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen Market as the holy grail of flea markets – the epitome of ooh la la chic and vintage style. As for flea markets here in the good old USA, isn’t it always flea o’clock somewhere? I’ve frequented the best of the best- the rusty, chippy, in need of tender love and repair cream of the flea market crop. And antique shops? I lost count years ago. Like a moth to a flame!
The one and only item I own purchased from a Paris flea market is a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase. Factoring in the signs of age, gentle use and the honey patina, this piece is a keeper.
Dave the Builder brokered a deal for this little goodie as a surprise Christmas gift. A fellow interior designer friend of ours purchased the suitcase for her husband while antiquing and fleaing in Paris.
Now don’t hold me to it, but this Louis Vuitton suitcase may just be the closest I ever get to an actual Paris flea market. It is a dream trip on the list, but in the meantime the finds this side of the Eiffel Tower satisfy the decorative joie de vivre.
If there is a better way to spend a weekend afternoon than in New Orleans perusing Camp Street or strolling the streets of the French Quarter, I have not found it yet (and goodness knows I do love the pursuit of Paris). It’s a wonderful substitute for an afternoon in Paris only 3½ hours from my driveway. I set my GPS -Grand Paris Style- for the Vieux Carré and we’re off!
Antiquing and fleaing at flea markets is a weekend ritual of absolute bargains and beauty in the eye of the treasure, trinkets and trash beholder. I love the phrase treasures, trinkets and trash for what it is and what it was- the name of my grandmother’s antique shop. The appeal of flea market and antique shopping is rooted in curiosity, appreciation, vintage love, and the art of the deal. Avid, seasoned, and even novice flea market treasure hunting and antique shoppers know of what I speak. Do you brake for antique and vintage treasures?