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2009, cocktail, coffee table, Hickory Chair, IBB Design, IBB Design Furniture Showroom, magazine, magazine rack, round cocktail, round table, Shay's Favs!, style, table, table books, Uncategorized

Not Your Grandma’s Cocktail…

No, it’s not 5:00 and time for cocktail hour.  Sigh.  However, when it is… you better have this to set your drink on!  This beautifully finished round cocktail table by Hickory Chair is where form meets function.  The sleek base doubles as storage for your magazines or coffee table books.  Looking to update your look into today’s time & fashions?  Try this on for some style.

Available at IBB Design Furniture Showroom.

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2009, art, blue, chair, color, designer look, green, hot pink, interior design, oil painting, Perfect Paint, Shay's Favs!, sitting area, Uncategorized

Girls just wanna have fun ~ with color

I am in love, love, love with this look.  I am SO into color & this definitely emanates color!  As a matter of fact, this room consists of all of my favorite colors.  All of the color experts are proclaiming that 2009 is the year of bright colors.  This look nails it.

When I grow up, I want my master bedroom to look like this!  Seriously.  The whole look is very artsy & says “look at me”, but in a tasteful way.  The hot pink chairs combined with the cool water blue chest and celery green walls are to die for.  I’m guessing that the inspiration for this room was the art.  It reminds me of a fabulous sculpted oil painting that my parents own that consists of every color in the spectrum.  I’ve loved that piece since I was a child.  I’ve always teased my mom that if it turned up missing, she’d know where to find it.  A piece of art like this is always a great place to start.  The possibilities are endless.  You really could go in just about any direction.

In my opinion, the look is flawlessly pulled together.  It’s busy with color, but free of clutter.  The art ties it all together in a perfect little bow.  It makes me want to jump start my master bedroom makeover!

2009, decorating, design, Design Dilemmas, Designer Detective, New Year, style, Uncategorized

Out with the old & in with the new!

Happy New Year everyone!  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get your design projects underway!  Hopefully you have completed the daunting task of taking down all of your holiday decorations.  It’s always so much more fun to put them up, isn’t it?  Do you find that with all of your decorations down, there are many empty spaces & blank walls to fill?  Well, don’t fret!  You’re not alone!  Let’s tackle your design projects together!

I hope you will join me this year & stay interactive in the Designer Detective community.  I would love to hear about your design dilemmas, current projects & your fabulous feedback!

Let’s make 2009 a stylish year for you & your home!  Happy New Year & Happy Decorating!!!