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Happy September! Well, with Labor day just two days away – it’s a reminder that is the last holiday of the summer season as we transition to fall. I’ve already spotted fall decor in my local shops to give us a head start on making our home a festive haven for the upcoming fall season.
My favorite go-to home decor essential for any season are fragrant candles. What better way to celebrate fall than with the comforting smells of scented candles. Now you can accent your candle with a beautiful fall-inspired candle sleeve or add a fragrant festive plug-in! I’ve rounded up my favorites below from Bath&Body Works/White Barn.
Do you have a favorite? Which ones would you add to your seasonal home decor?
Get ready to be inspired!
In case you missed yesterday’s post, I featured my sister’s guest bathroom and today her home tour continues inside her feminine and oh so, chic home workspace! When it comes design aesthetic, my sister’s home is a direct reflection of her individual style.
When my sister, JoAnn decided that she was going to convert her empty open loft space located on the second level of her home into her personal workspace, she knew she wanted it to be three things…functional, sophisticated, with an ultra feminine flair. She succeeded with her vision and created a comfortable workspace that is both contemporary and timeless. JoAnn provided just the right jolt of style and glam!
The design inspiration began with the installation of this stunning patterned wallpaper – a simple way to add the look of luxury. With hues of gold, cream, and light gray, this determined the color palette for the rest of the workspace. By adding wallpaper, it created a dramatic interest to a space filled with neutrals. Likewise, with muted tones, she certainly was able to create a feeling of openness in her small space and the impact of the wallpaper gave the illusion that the workspace was bigger than it actually is.
JoAnn didn’t go with just any ordinary desk chair, she desired an inviting sense of comfort. She selected fabric and had it upholstered so that the front and back had two different fabrics, creating a luxe look.
Centered open bookshelves allows the space to have a focal point where she is able to add her favorite statement decor pieces and books. A custom built-in gives plenty of space to store items and work on various projects.
A gorgeous chandelier embellished with amber jeweled-tone crystals, creates an upscale and elegant workspace.
Just like me, my sister loves a wonderfully scented candle and she houses hers on a gold mirrored tray, accompanied with a Chanel box that holds match sticks. A bud vase is readily available for those days when she wants to add a few short-stemmed flowers. However, the vase sits perfectly on the tray even without fresh flowers, resembling a sculptured piece.
Big or small, distinctive details are styled everywhere in this space.
To add an accent color to this workspace, JoAnn decided to go with a blush color that adds to the feminine vibe. This custom monogrammed window shade with its crystal trim was the final touch and completed the look of her workspace.
A home workspace is not complete unless you have bar cart and my sister decided to use this vintage brass tiered glass shelf with two primary functions…to house her drinking glass, water pitcher, and to incorporate her sentimental decor pieces. Nestled underneath her window, she added a soft layer by using a white shag rug, which helped to keep the small area grounded.
Thank you sis for allowing me to feature both your spa-like guest bath and your chic home workspace! I’m always inspired by your decor and design choices!
In case you are interested, my sister has shared source information for some of the items featured in her workspace.
Wallpaper: Askteck Wall Coverings/Mood Living
Desk Essentials: Container Store
Marble Planter: CB2
Baies Scented Candle: Diptyque
Gold Sculpture: Alice Lane Home (no longer available)
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez / Home Workspace Interior Design by JoAnn DiGiacinto
A few weekends ago while visiting New York for my routine doctor’s appointment, we stayed over my sister’s house. During that time, I told my sister (JoAnn) that I should share two of my favorite rooms in her home via my insta-stories. She happily agreed and we showed a quick home tour of her ultra chic home office and her luxurious and modern guest bath. In case you missed that home tour, we will take an intimate look inside two of my favorite interior spaces in my sister’s Jersey home, here on my blog! Tomorrow I will be featuring JoAnn’s lovely home workspace that you won’t want to miss, so do come back!
My sister checked off all the bells and whistles when designing this clean and modern guest bathroom – heated marble floors, marble vanity countertop, a patterned marble inlaid flooring accent, sleek polished nickel hardware and fixtures, a full spray shower head that delivers high pressure water release and beautiful decor accents that create a seamless and classic look. From the wall paint color to the bathroom linens, this room is bathed in a calming sophisticated palette of harmonious hues.
Source Info – faucet, towel bars and robe hook: Kohler Margaux in Polished nickel / Shower head: Moen / Mirror: ZGallerie / Marble Shelf: West Elm (no longer available) / Picture frames: Crate and Barrel (no longer available) / Sconces: Home Depot / Paint: Benjamin Moore ‘ Vapor Trails’
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez / Interior Design Guest Bath: JoAnn DiGiacinto
Photo credit: Stylish Petite
I bet I’m not the only one that has noticed the pineapple motif trending in all of our favorite stores! Are you a fan? When it comes to home decor, you won’t find me adding pineapple accessories everywhere. I will however, approve of adding a scented candle housed in a pineapple jar, a gold pineapple with a lid to place on top of your bar cart, or even a cute pineapple kitchen accessory.
Pineapples are not only found in home decor but partyware as well. From summer themed parties to destination weddings, pineapples are taking center stage on styled tablescapes. With the warmer summer months just around the corner, it will be the perfect time to entertain and host your tropical summer party outdoors! Just a word of caution when planning a themed party, let your theme shine through the details…remember, “less is more”.
To help with your entertaining ideas, I’ve sourced some party items to help plan your party.
For the Kiddos…
For the Adults…