July 15, 2014

Wallpaper Mania

You do know that wallpaper is making a comeback in the world of design, right?  It is and I am happy about that!  After years of having wallpaper myself...when it came time for 'change' and I only wanted painted walls...I felt the entire 'feel' of my home changed! Not that it wasn't a good change, but it just felt so bare to me.  I guess because wallpaper makes a statement, you get use to it, and then all of a sudden it is GONE! Does anyone know what I mean? Of course that's when you add in other things such as more art, mirrors, etc...all the other beautiful things that add that warmth and feeling back into your home.

BUT...I had not really realized just how popular the REMOVABLE wallpaper is also becoming!  I know exactly why too...you aren't 'locked in' to it for years and you certainly don't have the mess and the expense of removing it later. If wallpaper doesn't come off your walls easily (even with a professional) it can make a huge mess and end up costing more than you'd planned.

I headed over to J & M and simply could not believe my eyes! The choices that even they had for removable wallpaper...oh my! 
Here is just a sweet picture of what the right kind of wallpaper can do to transform a room!  And...it's BIRDS and PINK...woo-hoo...two of my faves!



What about some 2" gold dots


Take a look at some others I found simply irresistible...



Wouldn't this be so pretty in a little girl's bedroom...maybe even on just ONE wall.  





I love this chandelier decal here!  Oh, yes please!


This one if you wanted to keep things toned down a bit, but still have some interest and texture.  It would even be nice to use in the back of a bookcase...to add in more charm.


I'm sure this pattern is popular too!





Hum...a great guest bathroom idea perhaps!





I was just thinking also, what a GREAT way to add some pizzazz to a home especially if you RENT.  Sometimes you may feel so limited to what you can do in a home you rent, but this would definitely solve that issue...since it's removable!


How about some gold dots that are a little larger...I think these are 3 inches.  What a lovely foyer idea...ya think?  



And look, you can also wallpaper other items...such as tables!  What a great, easy and affordable way to dress up some furniture you may have.  I love this one here!


Oh my....how cute and creative is this one here?  Where in the world might I use this one?  Not sure I have a place, but perhaps YOU do.


   
What great headboard ideas!


Who could forget the classic b/w wide stripes!  Love this one too!



More fun birds...where to put?  Maybe in a breakfast nook perhaps?


And I simply love these birds...looks like they are really hopping around in the room on the headboard and lamp, doesn't it? 

Decisions, decisions, decisions....and as if that isn't enough, you need to head on over to Joss & Main for even more removable wallpaper themes and colors!  Yes...MORE!

Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!




Image Credits:  Joss & Main

Note:  Alpha & Omega Interiors was not compensated for this post. 

*I TRY TO CREDIT ALL IMAGES, IF THERE ARE ANY PHOTOS OR IMAGES HERE THAT ARE NOT CREDITED CORRECTLY OR YOU WISH THEM TO BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GLADLY OBLIGE. THEY ARE BEING USED HERE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING INTERIOR DESIGN. THANK YOU!

July 1, 2014

Decorating Wall Niches

Hi, lovely readers!  Are you getting in gear for the upcoming long weekend to celebrate the 4th of July?  I bet most of you are!  

I guess you could say I have 'designer's block'...when it comes to wall niches.  The simple fact is...I do not like them...at all. So with that being said, my question to you is...how do YOU decorate wall niches if you have them in your home?

Here are a few photos I found...
An iron ornamental?


Framed pictures?


A niche with a ledge could house a floral, right? I do like the contrast paint in the niche...I think.


Yes, I do like the contrast...yet, I still can't bring myself to like niches at all...what's up with me?


Even here, in a nicely framed wall niche...to me...it's way 'too busy' and 'clutters' the wall.  And, what else would you even consider putting here? 


Candles?  Ugh!  Perhaps some sort of mural here might work?


Here is a home I was in that had a huge mirror inserted into a foyer niche.  At first glance I thought "it's ok"...but, honestly that mirror would be much prettier on a solid wall...it sort of looks crammed into the niche!  What do YOU think?  Give me YOUR opinions please!

In ALL of computer-land I have yet to find one single idea for a wall niche that I even remotely like!  So, let me ask...is it just ME?  Or do any of YOU out there have issues with these special niches?  Any great ideas?  If so, do tell.

Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!




Image Credits:  Pinterest, Houzz, Alpha & Omega Interiors

*I TRY TO CREDIT ALL IMAGES, IF THERE ARE ANY PHOTOS OR IMAGES HERE THAT ARE NOT CREDITED CORRECTLY OR YOU WISH THEM TO BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GLADLY OBLIGE. THEY ARE BEING USED HERE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING INTERIOR DESIGN. THANK YOU!

June 23, 2014

Fashion Fun

I'll admit, I never do a fashion post related to interior design, but I couldn't help myself when I got an email ad in my inbox today and found these...beautiful, colorful, fun scarves!

Here is one of many faves...

So I thought it would be fun to find a room in similar colors...so here it is!



Here is another one I think I could make mine...

And a beautiful room in just these colors too!

This isn't even the tip of the iceberg, so if you want to find some cute and reasonable priced scarves you may just want to head on over to...World Market and check them all out.  Yes, World Market...I had no idea!  Have fun and maybe YOU will find your colors...and if YOU'D like a room in your home custom designed just for YOU...we can help.  Just send us an email and we'll get back with you on all the details!

Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!



All image credits listed via links above.

*I TRY TO CREDIT ALL IMAGES, IF THERE ARE ANY PHOTOS OR IMAGES HERE THAT ARE NOT CREDITED CORRECTLY OR YOU WISH THEM TO BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GLADLY OBLIGE. THEY ARE BEING USED HERE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING INTERIOR DESIGN. THANK YOU!