New Home Decor

November Mood Board: Rainbow Playroom

Posted By StephPurcell 1127 days ago on Home Decor - This month’s mood board is for the kids! I was given a project to help create a functional playroom space for two little girls and it was so much fun! For this design I wanted to use lots of fun vibrant colors and incorporate the girls’ love of unicorns and dinosaurs. To give the room some extra whimsy I suggest a cloud wallpaper on the ceiling with bright white wall paint. I wanted to separate the room into different areas with the help of rugs and decor. The center of the room can be anchored by a table and chairs with a large ombre rainbow area rug underneath. Bookcases and bookshelves can easily line a wall and allow for ample storage while also allowing for a great place to read and stretch out. I added a smaller area rug with clouds to mimic the ceiling and added floor pillows with

Creating a Cozy Ambience

Posted By StephPurcell 1132 days ago on Home Decor - Fall is one of my favorite seasons, not only are we gearing up for all the good holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!) but it’s also sweater weather! I love the change in the air and crisp fall days. Which has lead me on my current hunt for all things “cozy” to decorate the home with. I am sharing some of my favorite go-tos as well as new finds.   Candles Marshmallow Fireside is my must have for fall.  Nothing beats the glow of a warm fireplace, but if you don’t have one a grouping of candles is just as nice. You still get that s

Decorating with Pumpkins: 5 Fun Options for Fall

Posted By StephPurcell 1141 days ago on Home Decor - Brian Woodcock WHITE PUMPKINSWhite pumpkins add a sophisticated touch that can match any home decor. If the traditional fall colors of oranges and reds are not your thing, then this elegant alternative may just be perfect for you! Decortutor PAINTED PUMPKINSPainted pumpkins can add a bit of whimsy or panache! It’s a lot easier than carving and can be decorated to match anyone’s style. Try dramatic solids like black and purple or really get creative and glam that squash up!

October's Mood Board Monday!

Posted By StephPurcell 1155 days ago on Home Decor - For this month’s mood board I am sharing with you a bathroom refresh that I did recently. I love the warm, rich colors of this design with its gold accents. With fall well under way these colors are screaming to be used! I am thinking you could even seasonally decorate this room with some pumpkins and decorative gourds-for the truly festive. For this bathroom I chose classic elements for a timeless look with a modern re-rake. White subway tile with vintage inspired floor tiles are done in a standard black and white that goes with anything. A decorative Persian rug* in rich colors adds warmth and depth in a sophisticated way while the more modern fixtures in gold gives the room clean lines and a contemporary feel. Using an open glass shower door gives the illusion of more space and keeps t

Target's Anniversary Collection is Released!

Posted By StephPurcell 1178 days ago on Home Decor - I love everything about Target- the home decor, the clothes, the groceries. It is a true one stop shop and today they released their 20th anniversary collection! Which means they are sharing 300 limited-edition items. As a self proclaimed fanatic of all things, retro, vintage and nostalgic I could not be more excited! I am not the only one either as several items are already selling out. So, I have created a list below of some of my favorites from their “Home” section. Lily Pulitzer Cocktail Glass Set This 4 piece cocktail glass set reminds me of the melamine glasses my gr

September's Mood Board: Sophisticated Modern

Posted By StephPurcell 1190 days ago on Home Decor - This design is one I did for a client’s master bedroom. I wanted to create separate spaces within their long rectangular room to allow for a more formal sitting area in front of the bed. I also wanted the room to be more contemporary while remaining inviting. Having a place you can feel at home in, is just as important as good design esthetic. To do this I incorporated a lot of modern elements and mid-century style furniture with soft fabrics and pastel colors. Nothing too harsh. Adding some gold and pink accents creates a feminine touch and combining different patterns adds depth and interest. I suggested a light blue paint color for the walls to add more color to the room in a subtle yet neutral way. The end design turned out to be one of my favorites and I hope you agree!

5 Types of Tile to Consider for Your Next Bathroom

Posted By StephPurcell 1195 days ago on Home Decor - Something that I have always wanted to learn how to do is tile! I’ve been looking into classes at places like Home Depot and can’t wait to get my hands on a wet saw! But in the mean time I have been researching different tiles for a clients bathroom makeover. Below are some of my favorites to date. Subway Tile This tile is such a classic standard that works in just about every design. If you are looking for something to stand the test of time-then is your go-to tile. If you want to spice it up a little more you can choose a subway tile in a fun color like sea glass or royal

Ideas for How to Create a Small Office Space Anywhere

Posted By StephPurcell 1201 days ago on Home Decor - I just moved to NYC for the next few months and my temporary apartment is the cutest-but it is SMALL! It has me doing some serious thinking about how to incorporate an office space in a functional and efficient way without taking up any room. Below are some creative ideas that I have found!Redefine Your Closet Space  Photo by: Ryan Pavlovich  I found this clever idea on Architectural Digest and it is genius! I mean as long as you don’t actually need your closet for storage or clothes, which I do, so it may not be a viable option for me. But I do love the idea of repurposing a space!Utilize a Drop Table 

Mid Century Modern turns Bohemian: How to Incorporate Decorative Souvenirs

Posted By StephPurcell 1207 days ago on Home Decor - Since my trips to the middle east this past year I have been stocking up on some great artifacts, textiles and souvenirs. I knew I wanted to include them in our new home and with our move done I am so happy to share how I have added these unique pieces to my design. While on my trip in Doha (you can read about it here!) I picked up the most magical lamp. It is absolutely swoon worthy and every time I see it all lit up I fall in love with it all over again. It matches absolutely nothing in my home-or so I thought. But upon closer inspection there are a lot of greens and blues which I tend to have a lot of in my home. Photo: Mandy McGregor

Mood Board Mondays are Back with a Serene Escape

Posted By StephPurcell 1218 days ago on Home Decor - I’m bringing back Mood Board Mondays! After such a successful go of sharing a new mood board every Monday in June I have decided to reinstate them. This time, however, I will be sharing a new mood board on the first Monday of each month. As today is the first Monday in August, it means that today is one such day! You can get all the details on this month’s mood board below.MASTER BEDROOM SERENE ESCAPE Today I’m sharing a serene escape I created for a client’s bedroom. I wanted to design a space to escape and relax while creating the feeling of being on vacation in your own home. To achieve this spa like effect, I decided on soft neutrals with a subtle green for a contrast