AUTUMN IS ALMOST UPON US!!!

Hot summer temperatures are FINALLY cooling down. Lush greenery is now morphing into gorgeous varieties of red, orange, and yellow. I have even spotted a few pumpkin spiced lattes here and there, all hinting to one thing: the autumn season we call “fall” is almost upon us. This third season of the year officially begins Thursday, September 22, 2016. Memories of our beach vacations and summer concerts are fading into the distance, as we prepare for cardigan, boots, and the like. With this in mind, I have compiled a few ideas to get you into the “fall spirit”. Read on and BE INSPIRED!!! “Happy Fall!”

This GORGEOUS tablescape was personally created by my dear friend, Ms. Pamela Hildebrand. You can find her on Instagram at @hildebrandpamela. She makes beautiful spaces. 

This perfectly executed tablescape is by my dear friend Pamela Hildebrand. You can follow her for great home decor ideas at @hildebrandpamela.
This perfectly executed tablescape is by my dear friend Pamela Hildebrand. You can follow her on Instagram for more great home decor ideas at @hildebrandpamela.

 

Beach Front I
Photo by Kurtz Homes Naples – Is this powder room fabulous or what? 

 

Lovely orange accents warm up this fireplace just right.
Lovely orange accents warm up this fireplace just right.
sitting-area-pier-1
Pier 1 wows us with this warm, relaxing sitting area – great place to catch up on your favorite book.
Living Room Inspiration From Pier 1
More Living Room Inspiration From Pier 1

 

What an exquisite sun-room, perfect for your fall get-togethers

What an exquisite sun-room, perfect for your fall get-togethers

 

Can't you just feel the warm, welcoming ambiance of this stunning living room?
Can’t you just feel the warm, welcoming ambiance of this stunning living room? 
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THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF BLACK & WHITE – LIVING SPACES

I personally love bright and bold colors, noticeable prints, patterns, etc. BUT there is something special about the striking contrast of black and white. It is timeless, classic, and just plain beautiful. So, for those who prefer less color, but still want to make an impact, here are a few inspirational pics (with sources) just for you. BE INSPIRED!

A Hint of Green – VT Interiors
Linda McDougald Designs
The Carpet Speaks In This Room
Classic Zebra Accent – Young Sophisticates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Decor Trends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT THE RESTING SPACE (BEDROOMS)

GREETINGS EVERYONE! My motto for Chic Homescapes is “Beautifying your living, resting, and cleansing spaces”. So today, I am focusing on one of the most important spaces in your sanctuary: the bedroom, which I call the “resting space”. After a day’s work, there is nothing better than coming home to a relaxing atmosphere. Here are seven pics for inspiration. Be inspired!

CLASSIC NAVY & WHITE
MINIMALIST BEDROOM
YELLOW & GRAY
SHABBY CHIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URBAN GLAM – RSVP DESIGNS
FRESH WHITES – CUCKOO4DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUSTIC, EARTHY BEDROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Power of the Powder Room – Be Inspired

CLICK BELOW POST FOR IMAGE SOURCES!

A “powder room”, also known as a guest bathroom, or half bath, is a small bathroom that contains only a toilet and a sink. There is no shower or tub. You usually find the powder room on the main floor, near the living or family room. This allows guests bathroom access, without full access to the remainder of your home. Originating sometime before or during the 18th century, its purpose was for people to apply extra powder to their wigs prior to going before a member of a royal court or court of law. Hence the term “powder room”. In modern times, some women still refer to the half bath as the powder room, where they go to “powder their nose”. (I learn something new every day!)

Joy Tribout Interiors // Holly Bender Interiors // Domaine Home // Brett V. Design

Just Say “NO” to the Drab Home Office!!!

I am in the process of redesigning my work space at home. Here are just a few inspirational images that I found (credits listed below). There are so many options, from traditional to shabby chic. Ideally, your work space at home should be a source of creativity and productivity. Take a look, and get inspired!

Image Sources:

  1. Leopard Love
  2. Ralph Lauren Home Office
  3. Phillip Silver Design
  4. Coveted Cowhide
  5. Silver Glamour
  6. Simple & Clean

DON’T FORGET THE DESK ACCESSORIES!!!! HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS!!!!!

Leopard Desk Accessories

Leopard Desk Accessories

Gold Desk Accessories

Golden Grabs (This link provides the source for each individual item.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of the Year

Introducing Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year: ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

Pantone 2016 Colors - Rose Quartz, Serenity

Excerpt taken from: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

“A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

One of My (Many) Styling Obsessions: GARDEN STOOLS!!!!

I am considering doing a style series on different design “obsessions”. What are some of your favorite décor pieces?

Stool Collage

I LOVE CERAMIC GARDEN STOOLS!!! I would love to have one in every room in my townhouse! They are chic, elegant, and universal. You can use them in place of nightstands, side / end tables, footstools, or just for pure aesthetic impact. They are available in all colors, styles, patterns, and materials, and the best part is: the price range!!!! I have seen garden stools as inexpensive as $40 – $60. The most expensive stool I came across was around $1,000.

Originating from China, these stools were traditionally used in gardens, dating back 1,000 years. Chinese homes were built around a courtyard, so outdoor furniture was essential. Eventually, these garden stools were used both indoors and outdoors as casual seating. Indoor stools were typically portable and made out of wood, while outdoor furniture, needing to withstand the elements, was created with stone, glazed stoneware, or porcelain.

Garden stools have been exported to the West for about 300 years, but it has only been since the mid-20th century that they have gained such popularity in the American interior design field. And with so many ways to style them in your home, I have a strong feeling that garden stools will be a popular design choice for years to come.