Home Style

Home styling is lifestyle transformation.
Add flowers, accessories, fabric, color and design to your space and you activate life force in your home and your life.
Home style is how your personality is reflected in your surroundings and this aesthetic wow-factor can lift you up!
Get inspired here to create your own interiors in your own way.

dreamcatchers

(spotted on 100 Layer Cake)

The ubiquitous dreamcatcher of a wildly boho home may be perfect for your home, too.

But… what do they do?  I always wondered, as I admired them, how they are supposed to “dream catch”.

DreamCatcher.org explains in a vibrant way the meaning and function of the dreamcatcher:

“Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.”

With their gorgeous storied history and intricate beauty that mixes the hard and soft, the woven and material, I think of these as great vibe decor x 1000!  Continue Reading…

rainbow home swing (via)

Today, the energy of the bohemian fantasy space meets the gorgeousness and power of rainbows.

Just a single dose of rainbow color can lift up even the most tired of homes in a dazzling flash!  Continue Reading…

puppy bob

Bob is high energy inspiration all by himself!

But, in the way he likes to pull his pillows toward other patterns, and the way he insists on adding soft to hard textures, that’s how Bob is a design genius.

Today, I wanted to share an idea to take your flowers, your home styling and even your outfits to the next level.   Continue Reading…

reading clair

(urban outfitters instagram)

When I was a kid, I would take books to my blanket forts to read them.  When I was a little older, I would take them to the yard and sit on a lounge chair.  Older still, I would find a bench in the park in New York to read in the Fall.  There was something about escaping into a book that was uniquely appealing, and I had no real space to do it in my childhood home.

Years later I realized I needed to make space.

If you don’t have space at home to read a book, reading can be a forgotten art. With that forgotten art a lot of fantasy and inagination is also lost.

Let’s get it back!

Style yourself an extraordinary reading space today!  Continue Reading…

chandelier

(via)

The above is quite collossal design that is drenched with personality yet as minimalistic as can be!  This is the Paris apartment I’m after… but for now, let’s focus on the shining star of the room: the chandelier.  If you want to really alter a space for the better, add a spectacular chandelier.   Continue Reading…

floor pillows

(free people)

There’s nothing quite as grounded as sitting on the floor, and there’s nothing I love more than a great set of floor pillows or poufs, ottomans and fabulous loungers.   Today, the most gorgeous vintage inspired poufs and pillows can help you to rethink the extra seating- or relaxation spaces-  you may need or crave in your home.   Continue Reading…

design sponge wood dining area (design*sponge greatness)

Many many of you have simple wood furniture at home.  It’s most common, most accessible and easiest to acquire vintage, too.  The issue is that wood can pile up in ways that are overwhelming.  And as I restyle my own too-heavily-wood dining room I can tell you that it can feel burdensome to have too much wood.  But if you mix lots of wood (in your areas with lots of wood) with simplicity… the result is fresh and sophisticated!   Continue Reading…

plants

(via)

While I applaud you if you have just one plant at home- a plant that is loved and thriving- there’s a whole lot of power in grouping plants.  Continue Reading…