Archive for the ‘decor & interiors’ Category
Over the years, I’ve noticed that I have collected quite a few trays. From serving trays to decorative ones, there are so many styles to choose from that are both pretty and practical. I’ve come to realize that it’s an accessory must and we practically have one in each room of our house.
While trays are a great way to contain clutter, they are also perfect for collecting and dressing up your pretty things. It’s an interior piece every home needs! Check out the many ways I use trays in our home…
#1. The Coffee Table Tray. A perfect way to create a coffee table/ottoman vignette is by starting with a tray. It’s the base for layering your home decor essentials. Have fun when styling, it should reflect your personal style and mix it up with height and texture.
#2. The Vanity Tray. Add some glam to your makeup vanity with a perfume tray displaying your favorite fragrances.
#3 The Office Tray. From a stapler and paper clips, to scissors and your business cards. Having a tray is a perfect way to hold your office desk accessories.
#4. The Foyer Tray. Another surface that I like to style with a tray is the cabinet in our upstairs foyer. Here, I layered a scented candle with glass dome, a sculptural object that drawers your eye and a plant that bring a little life to the top of this cabinet.
#5. The home bar tray. Keep your liquor in the open. I use our gold mirrored tray to house our decanters – a sophisticated touch when pouring your favorite spirits.
#6. Bar Cart Tray. A wine bar cart -brings functionality and flair. Here I used a marble serving tray to display my wine glasses. A convenient, yet chic way to entertain your guests.
#7 Dining Table Tray. Using a mirrored tray as a table centerpiece can bring ambiance to your dining room with illuminating candlelights and mini floral bouquets, nestled inside it.
#8. Front Foyer Tray. Having a front entry table sets the tone for your home. Having one with a tray is a must. I actually double up on the trays – it’s a landing place for our keys and sunglasses. We also hold our decorative accents.
#9. Kitchen Table Tray. On the kitchen table, I used a small glass tray and created a little tea station that holds our tea bags, sugar, and teaspoons.
See a tray you like in today’s post? I’ve rounded up some of the trays I currently own as well as similar ones:
What are some of the ways you use your trays at home? Comment on the comments section below!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Happy Friday! What are your plans this weekend? The countdown begins for us as we head on vacation next week…can’t wait!
Well, it’s that time of week where I round up my favorite finds from around the web. This week’s finds range from home décor, an office essential and a couple of yummy looks treats.
How pretty is this Bert the Peacock Gold Spoon Rest? I would need a swoon-worthy kitchen to display such a grand-looking spoon rest so I’m thinking it would be pretty to display on a bar/bar cart and place chocolate truffles or mints. It would look great on a desk where you can house your gold paper clips or even display your business cards. How about using it as a catch all for your everyday jewelry? It’s pretty enough to just display as is, on a stack of books too. Oh, how I love the many uses!
I love white décor – bonus is when it is accented with a bit of gold. This Blanc Hobnail Tealight Holder with its milky white mercury finish is beautiful. Whether you have only one displayed on your coffee table tray or grouped together on a tablescape – the gorgeous finish would add just the right amount of chic.
As of late, I’ve been a fan of matches housed in pretty glass containers. Having matches conveniently displayed near your candle is ideal and it’s trending to be the décor essential for your home. I’m loving these Capri Blue Iridescent Matches. I think any of these bottles would look great on a tray that sits on kitchen counter or island. They could also be placed in a master bath or powder room.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may recall when I post a pic of my wine bar cart. I had champagne gummies displayed – I’m such a fan of these candy treats. Well I just found these Merlot Wine Gummies and Rosé Wine Gummies! Guess who will be ordering these?!
You guys know how much I love hues of pink and blush. This Poppin Blush Retractable Gel Pen set might just have to have a new home on my office desk!
As winter fades out and spring moves in, I like to freshen up our home a bit. While I added a few new things, I’m not talking about an overhaul of replacing items in your space but instead, swapping out just a few things with items you already have in other rooms of your house.
This past weekend, I started with our master bedroom. The four things that make our bedroom our oasis is having it feel comfortable, relaxing, organized, and of course, pretty. The spring refresh in this room all started with swapping out my duvet cover (I prefer duvet covers over comforters because they are easier to store if you have more than one).
I was looking for a new duvet cover for our guest room that had a similar look to the one in our master bedroom. I couldn’t find one that looked similar and was reasonably priced, so I settled for Vera Wang solid color comforter in a waffle pattern – in a grey color. About a month or so later, I stopped in at HomeGoods and found the duvet cover I was looking for all along – don’t you hate when that happens? Well, I couldn’t pass it up, knowing I might not find one like it again. So, I decided to get it and keep it for our master bedroom – knowing I would use it for the spring and summer seasons.
Add a couple of new bedroom essentials.
While our previous duvet has a similar look to the new duvet, the new set from the Hotel Balfour collection is a lighter gray color, and the slightly wider borders have a pretty embroidered design on it – which I love. I hardly find everything I want all at the same time. Typically, it will be a few or even several months later before I find coordinating decor items that pull the look together. This happened with the 23″ grey Tahari decorative toss pillows (also found at HomeGoods). To create a modern, layered look, I used them to anchor the two front embroidered shams.
Add a new accent color and swap out decor items and/or furniture pieces you already own.
I wanted to keep the same clean aesthetic with a neutral color palette of grey and white but decided to introduce a new accent color in this room. I pulled the pink seating bench that we had in our living room and swapped it with the taupe one that used to live in the bedroom. By just adding another color – the room was already felt brighter and lighter! To coordinate with the pink bench, I pulled our Tahari throw from our storage basket and laid it across the bed. This is a great way to create layers, a splash of color, pattern, and texture to a room.
Another item I pulled from another room is an accent table. I flanked the bench with the side table. The combination of functionality and style with these two items lends a touch of modern hotel allure. I love that I get to have another place to set my coffee, a book, a candle and other decorative items. Speaking of decorative items, I added a gold sculptural piece that I had in my office on a stack of books and thought it would be perfect to have displayed on the side table (my decor accessories are always on rotation – wink, wink).
Brighten up the space – add some seasonal flowers (faux or real) and a new scented candle.
Nothing welcomes you into a room better than with flowers, am I right? For a natural hit of the unexpected, I added real-like faux cherry blossom pink branches in a vase, atop my vanity table. The cherry blossom branches are so grand and the light pink and white flowering branches are so pretty to look at while getting ready in the mornings!
There’s not a candle I don’t love, so adding a new scented one always freshens up any space.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post on how I refreshed our master bedroom and seeing how a few simple and easy decor tweaks can transform your room – making your space feel renewed and ready to welcome the new season!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Happy Friday, friends! There may be snow on the ground today where we live but I’ve got spring on the mind! I’m counting down the days for fresh flowers and green grass. For today’s weekly ‘Friday’s Favorite Finds’ series, I rounded-up my favorite wreaths that are so pretty and life-like. Any one of these wreaths would be beautifully hung on either your front door, window or interior wall!
Brighten up your home and swap out your winter wreath for a at touch of springtime cheer! I curated wreaths by color, from shades of white and green, pink, violet and blue, and yellow and oranges. Take a look and tell me which one is your favorite in the comments section below!
Happy Friday, friends! What are your plans this weekend? We had three days of warm weather this week and just like that, last night a gush of wind came through and a dusting of snow hit the ground. We are looking forward to spending our days in sunny Florida at the end of this month! Relaxing by the pool with our long time friends – sharing plenty of laughs, eating, and sipping libations is probably what our days will look like. Fun. Fun. Fun.
For this week’s ‘Friday’s Favorite Finds’ post, I’ve rounded up four finds that you may like…
*Image via: Pottery Barn
I enjoy a good seasonal cocktail and this refreshing Pink Grapefruit Lemon Drop recipe sounds delightful. I’m totally going to add this to my cocktail recipe must-trys!
*Image via: BH&G
I love a good bagel and this easy Bagel Brunch idea is fun idea for all you hostesses out there!
Found this decorative lumbar pillow at Target and it’s the exact color combination that we have in our living room. I sure am considering getting a pair of these as they would make a great addition to our accent chairs!