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On New Year’s day, the whole morning and afternoon was pretty much spent taking down the Christmas ornaments from the two trees and packing them away, storing all the Christmas decor and accessories, and the much needed dusting, sweeping and vacuuming from the tree needles, the remnants from the flocked tree and the glitter from the ribbon I used. While I LOVE decorating for the holidays, it’s a definite chore in getting the home back to its simplified state.
While Christmas shopping for family and friends in early December, I ran across so many pretty home decor accessories and accent furniture…does that happen to you too? I’m sure I’m not alone when you’re at the store to buy presents for others, yet you find yourself picking up a few things for yourself! Well, I had picked up a few things and stored it away until the new year! Knowing that I would bringing these fews new things out of storage, inspired me to make a few changes to our living space.
Today, I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways I refreshed our living room space for the New Year. These simple ways are small tweaks without breaking the bank!
#1. Add a new accent color
#2. Add a few new decor accessories
#3. Rearrange your furniture layout
A great way to slowly introduce a new color in a space of your home is with your home decor (i.e., toss pillows, throws, decor accessories, flowers, an area rug, etc.). For an immediate change, painting an accent wall will also automatically spruce up a space. In recent months, I had introduced a new accent color to our living room…blush! It is still a muted tone against our neutral monochromatic color palette. It started out with a pair of toss pillows and I had slowly added more blush colored home decor items. These were details I was able to build upon in the rest of the living space. One of the newest items are these ombre white and blush pom-pom throws I found in HomeGoods.
I added the other pom-pom throw to this accent chair.
One of the biggest impacts in refreshing a room is with your furniture layout. This does not necessarily mean you need to change the entire layout, you can simply swap out a chair from one room to another and see if it looks better in its new space. Or you can create a little vignette in an unused part of your living space.
One of the items on our ever-growing home projects list is to remove this picture window and install french doors that would lead to our deck. Since that got pushed down on the list, I had decided to rearrange some of the accent furniture by moving this white lacquered table I use as a console to the front of this window. For many years, this table was stationed in a small nook in front of a wallpapered wall. This section of the living room was unused space and now it feels filled in and I actually like how the styled table accents the once lonely/ordinary window. It’s amazing how moving certain furniture pieces can change the whole look of a room!
In place of the console table, I decided to move our seating bench to the wallpaper wall and used a small accent side table I had in our home office. This bench use to sit underneath the long white console table so that it can be used for extra seating but I noticed that when we had a full house, guests would not pull out the bench to sit on it without us saying they can. This little vignette is now inviting and guests can sit, conversate and place a drink on the small side table. While we have plans for this wall space (another item on our project list), I can foresee in the future replacing the seating bench with two chairs but for now, this will do.
If you’re interested, a set of these Murano accent tables are now on sale!
Another new accessory is this pink velour bench. Love the gold base! Why another bench you ask? Because one…it’s sooo pretty, two…extra seating or can be used to put your feet up and three…I knew I could use it in our home office, should I need to relocate it.
The gold olive branch from HomeGoods is a beautiful object of art on a marble stand – a new addition to the decor in the living room.
I swapped out my scented holiday candle for this spicy and woodsy scented candle by Hearth & Hand.
Small changes in a space of your home creates a fresh new look with minimal cost and effort. Do you find yourself refreshing your home for the New Year? I’d love to know what ways you use to do this by sharing in the comments section below!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Hello friends! Welcome back to part 2 of our holiday home tour! If you missed part 1, you can see it, here. The space in our home I’ll be sharing today is our living room. If you follow me on instagram, I mentioned that I would be introducing a new color to our Christmas tree – if you guessed pink, you were right! I know my mom did – ha! Actually, it was late fall of last year that we stopped at Cracker Barrel to get something to eat when I noticed so many pretty pink ornaments and thought…well since we already have accents of blush in the living room space, why not?! Since we didn’t get to decorate a tree last year, I held onto the pink ornaments and used them this year. Pink must definitely be the Christmas color because they were everywhere! From ornaments and home decor accessories to table runners and tree skirts – I lucked out.
I found this DW scented candle from TJMaxx and when burned, the fragrance that permeates the air are cinnamon and vanilla.
Another HomeGoods find were these coasters designed with gold-foiled holiday messages.
Our local florist and friend, Gary put this pretty arrangement together for me. The arrangement was made with the pink color palette in mind, so he kept it primarily white blooms with just three pink florals. Some of the flowers in this pretty bunch are roses, football mums, ranunculus, and hydrangeas.
I found this blush pink tree skirt from HomeGoods and boy the fabric is the exact match from the large decorative pillow on the sofa. This was the first time I have ever decorated a tree with ribbon. I was so inspired by the oh so, creative bloggers; Inspired by Charm and Kelley Nan, that I had to give it a try.
Sshh…I may or may not have eaten a couple of santa’s cookies! A well-styled bar cart to welcome Santa (aka, my mate) includes these assorted sized pink beaded cone trees from Michaels and a floral arrangement.
Sugar Paper LA for Target is going three years strong with their white & gold rim boxes and holiday bags! Their tissue paper and ribbon matched perfectly with my color scheme.
As of late, H&M has been my go-to place to shop for dresses. This off-the-shoulder dress doesn’t show the true green hue, it is actually a deep forest green. I purchased this dress about a week prior to it being featured on Good Morning America for a ‘look for less segment’ from Meghan Markle’s fashion looks. I think with all the popularity, it seems the only dress color option online, is black.
Joann Fabrics had these faux snowed pink roses that came in a bouquet bunch. I pulled them off the stems and nestled them in place over the fresh christmas greenery. I added twinkle fairy lights to have the mantle sparkle during the evenings. I got a little creative and this DIY christmas stocking was pretty easy to decorate. I used the same Sugar Paper ribbon I had used to wrap the presents and used them here to create bows. Target had these large gold letters that were great way to identify which stocking belongs to who. I embellished the stocking with a bit of greenery to coordinate with the decorated mantel.
Pink and white wreaths with the same snowed rose flowers were hung on our two floor mirrors. I cut some of the same ribbon to hide the metal finish of the wreath hanger.
This my friends, concludes our 2017 holiday home tour! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated our main living spaces this year. To see how I added a touch of Christmas to our bedroom, click, here. Now that we have finished decorating, we have been soaking it all in and enjoying each day we are blessed with. We look forward to hosting gatherings, sharing good times, and creating more holiday memories.
-Decor styling by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography
Welcome friends to our holiday home tour!
I’m happy to share with you Part 1 of our holiday home tour! Today, we are featuring our dining room that is all decked out in a snowy winter white theme. The inspiration for this room was our new flock tree that was purchased last year when we thought we would have a chance to be home by Christmas. If you are a follower of Design by Occasion, then you know my partner and I did not get a chance to celebrate last year for the holidays because I was in the hospital due to an emergency surgery to remove a recurrence of cancerous tumors – if you would like, you can read all about that, here. So needless to say, we were both thankful and very excited to be able to decorate and be home for the holidays this year! Our friend and talented photographer, Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography has shown such support and we were thrilled that she could capture not only how we decorated our home for the holidays but special moments between me and my sweet love! This is our absolute favorite time of the year!!
Enjoy the tour! I’ve listed all the sources to some of the items you see around the room and on the table at the end of this post.
I have to say, Target really did good this year with their wonderful selection of holiday home decor! How adorable are the ceramic white houses?! Got a little creative and placed mini fairy lights inside each house so that it glows when the lights are dim.
The color palette for this room has a primary color of a snowy white, with accents of black, forest flocked green, and silver for that added sparkle.
In the cold season, it’s all about layers when getting dressed. I used the same concept here on the dining table by layering tone-on-tone dinner napkins and cloth placemats on top of the table linen. I think it gives the table a soft, cozy look. I also love the different holiday phrases on each dinner napkin – a festive reminder of the season!
I created festive DIY holiday wreaths made out of paper-wired garland from Target’s dollar section. I cut and folded the garland in a circular shape, twisted the wire together and accented each one with a grey ribbon, tied in bow. I then printed out the name tags and folded each corner to give it that scroll look and placed the name tags on the top of each wreath. It’s a special way to welcome your guests to their seats and a perfect decorative accent to each place setting!
It’s all about the details – even with the holiday treats! Resembling snow balls are these cinnamon meltaway cookies bites.
A cozy seating corner by the window in our dining room.
It was pretty magical to open the front door and see snow flurries after we shooted this home tour!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed viewing today’s dining room holiday home tour! Check back on the blog tomorrow for part 2 of our holiday home tour, where we will be featuring our decorated living room!
See below for a list of everything on our table and some of the decor items around the room!
- ‘Be Merry’ Marble Tray, Flock Wreaths, Hearth & Hand Scented Candle, Table Linen, White and Silver Chevron Stripe Tablecloth, Paper-wired garlad, White Ceramic Houses: Target
- Holiday phrases dinner napkins, white and silver ombre taper candles, silver-glittered tealight candles, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ decorative pilllow: Home Goods
- Tall white taper candle holders, White Glittered Cone Tree: AtHome
- White Deer Head: ZGallerie
- Food Network Black Flatware Set: Khol’s (no longer available online)
- Flock Christmas Tree and Table Garland: BALSAM HILL
- Navy Blue Wrap Dress (that I wore): H&M
- INC Rhinestone bow heels: Macy’s
- Large White Glittered Pinecones (nestled in the tree): Joann Fabrics
**The silver-rimmed dinnerware, glassware, and the vintage gold bell were items I purchased years ago while antiquing. The placemats were purchased years ago from Marshalls.
-Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography
Hey guys! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! After hosting this year (there was 10 of us), we took a couple of days to relax and rest before heading to the Christmas farm to pick up our tree and bringing up all of our storage bins filled with Christmas decor and ornaments. After three days, we have finally transitioned the inside of our home from fall decor to winter/holiday decor. I’m looking forward to sharing my Christmas Home Tour with you…it should go live in a couple of weeks!! You can always follow me on Instagram for a few sneak peeks (wink.)
One of the rooms that we decorated this year, is our bedroom. It is not overly decorated and it only took a few items to infuse that Christmassy feeling!
I started off by swapping out my decorative toss pillows for a large shaggy one and also added a ‘Merry’ word pillow (both purchased from Marshalls). A comfy and warm throw is placed on the bottom of the bed for those cold days when all you want to do is cozy up in bed for a little nap.
For one of the nightstands, I placed a white lacquer deer for a festive touch and I love that it coordinates so well with the rest of the bedroom decor.
I found this adorable faux tabletop Christmas tree at HomeGoods and it came in this modern glam metallic copper pot. For a little Christmas cheer, I wrapped mini led string fairy lights and hung these adorable pastel Christmas ornaments.
Of course ambiance and a fragrant scent of the Christmas holiday is must. Another find from HomeGoods is this cheeky ‘Baby it’s Cold outside’ scented candle that sits perfectly on my makeup vanity.
We made our bedroom twinkle by adding lighted garland along the top and sides of our headboard. Seeing the room glow in the evening is so magical! Infusing all of these touches in our bedroom were simple, easy, and a wonderful way to be reminded of the holiday season each time we lay our head at night or when we wake in the mornings!
Have you finished decorating for the holidays yet? Do you decorate your bedroom too? I’d love to know, share in the comments section below!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
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