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October's Mood Board Monday!

Posted By StephPurcell 6 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 29 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 41 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 46 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 52 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 58 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 69 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

Ceiling Lights and Fixtures that Won't Disappoint

Posted By StephPurcell 72 days ago on Home Decor - Recently I’ve been contemplating an upgrade in my home ceiling lights. Right now we have the standard fixtures that came with the house. Lighting, in my opinion, is one of the most over looked aspects of a room’s design. Not just the lack of lighting, but the lack of a fun variety and style of lighting. I don’t want to fall into this trap myself and have started to do some searching. Read on to discover some of my favorite finds to so far! Brass And Glass Dome Available at Cost Plus World Market I like this option as a possible solution over my husband

My Favorite Excursions from Abu Dhabi

Posted By StephPurcell 78 days ago on Home Decor - I’m back! It has been awhile since I have been back in the United States and had a chance to update my blog. A LOT has happened and I can’t wait to catch you all up. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts! In the meantime here is a recap of my recent trip to Abu Dhabi.Since my day job is working as a freelance producer I get to go to some amazing places and this past winter was a fun one-Abu Dhabi, UAE! It was perfect timing, because winter was in full force and I was ready to get away.

Last Minute Easter Ideas to Fill a Friend's Basket

Posted By StephPurcell 79 days ago on Home Decor - I love all things Spring and all things Easter-even more! Today I am sharing some great Easter finds that you can get through Amazon Prime (Hello two day shipping!)

Dubai Day Trip

Posted By StephPurcell 79 days ago on Home Decor - While I was in the UAE I was close enough to Dubai that I had to take a quick trip over to see it. It is one of those cities on my bucket list! It is such a fascinating display of wealth and architecture. I only had one afternoon here so my time was limited, but I knew I wanted to see the Burj Khalifa.

Found a Vintage Vanity and Now I Get Ready Like a Movie Star

Posted By StephPurcell 79 days ago on Home Decor - Lately I have been really successful in all of my thrift store searching. Sometimes you come away with nothing and sometimes you come away with a vintage vanity for $50!!! I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this forgotten beauty-I knew I had to have it and with a price that low it was probably destiny. The vanity is not in perfect mint condition, there are a few scratches here and there, a broken mirror clip and missing glass shelves-but all things I can replace and fix.

Decorative Motifs and Patterns

Posted By StephPurcell 79 days ago on Home Decor - If you’ve been following my blog then you know I spent this last winter in Abu Dhabi and what I loved so much about being there was not just the weather but also the great architecture and textiles I saw. I have started a habit of bringing back pieces I can decorate my home with and this trip was no exception.