When a Plan Comes Together

Recently one of my E-Design projects was completed and I must say that I am House Happy with the results. It was enough that the townhouse sat on the inter-coastal so all views look towards the water. I could just imagine sitting out on the Veranda watching all the yachts go by. And if that wasn't enough when I was asked to refresh it, I thought this place is already nice,but yeah can't wait to put my touches on it , like window treatments, rugs,a few furnishings and accessories . And while their are still more areas to be completed. I'd like you to see this open concept area that is completed. (living, dining,  kitchen and what I call the mask room). So a plan was put in place and executed, delivering great results. Part of my proposal was to change out ceiling fan to a light fixture, change out dark brown window treatments to linen ones with greek key trim, change out metal stools to something a little cozier ( what could be better than rattan,linen and nail heads), add nice cozy rug (the cream and expresso rug is actually in the terra-cotta mask room, with a beautiful chaise, to take in the views of inter-coastal. The whole back of this place is nothing but glass, what a view!) some custom pillows and accessories and wha- la . press the reset button.

Pictures were taken at dusk,which created that beautiful blue outside.  I will post more pics as I get them. Hope you enjoyed! 
If you are in need a an E-Design, or a complete over haul please contact me via info@marshabinteriors.com  

Masculine Black and White Apartment

There's something about  Black. Here, this Bachelor Pad uses it very well, dark and moody just as a Bachelor Pad should be. Thanks Lonny Magazine. For more pics go here. Enjoy.

All photos via Lonny

Eye Candy/ Bohemian Indigo Luxe

I am forever checking out  all of the numerous catalogs, magazines, Pinterest etc. looking for inspiration. Today I came across this beauty. There's just something about that blue that draws you in. 
via WShome
 On another note, If you're on the hunt for some inexpensive  (dare I say cheap, but not cheap looking)  outdoor dinner ware, I happened to come across these beauties while in Big Lots. (yes, Big Lots) they have big salad bowl servers, dinner plates, salad plates, and navy glass like goblets. Great for outdoor entertaining.

Live Life beautifully!!!!

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's NY residence

If you haven't already seen the spread on John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen's residence renovated by Don Stewart in collaboration with Winka Dubbeldam, you're in for a treat. The place is both masculine and feminine, sexy,cozy,warm and full of character. Here are just a few photos , but if you want to see more check out architecturaldigest.com 's February issue.

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It's December

Yes, It's December !  My time of year.  I so look forward to time spent with family and friends. I have everything up and ready this year , so I intend to enjoy every moment of everyday of the season.  Before I was transplanted to Georgia I dealt with very cold winters that looked something like this:

And although I must admit that I miss it at Christmas, It's probably the only time. This year I really didn't change much (didn't have time if I was going to meet my deadline) but I do like the way the stair rail came out this year even though I used the same decor, because i install it all by hand it looks a little different to me this year.

If you're  looking to be inspired before getting started on your decor there's plenty of inspiration going around. Here's a few I pinned;

Have a wonderful December. If you look closely you'll see there's beauty all around us, Remember to Live  Life Beautifully!

Black is Beautiful/ A Gorgeous Bedroom

I don't know if any of you were following along with ORC last week, but Jessie from Design Daredevil nailed it. I say this because I simply cannot get this bedroom out of my mind.  If you missed it, you're in for a treat.

 So there you have it. Be sure to check out the other participants here .
Remember to Live Life Beautifully!!

Guest Room does double duty as closet

Wouldn't we all love to walk into a room and its actually a closet. That is all the rage right now (so I'm hearing anyway). But what if  you need that room for other purposes as well. Well... that was just the case here. In this E Design the client wanted to acquire more closet space. but needed the room to also serve as a guest room whenever they had company. So here's the Plan : use Ikea Pax closets along one wall. opposite that wall the lovely RH bed. Bookcases flanking the bed and add sconces on each side (Ikea), beautiful lighting, hardwood flooring, cute rug, mongolian lamb pillows, you  get the picture. Here's what I'm suggesting . Lets see where it ends up.
The room actually has only two useable walls. One the bed will be on. One is a wall of windows(So beautiful curtains a must) One the Pax system will be on.and one is the existing closet that is mirrored so why not use the overlay system on it.
The bed will be upholstered in a grey velvet.
 And the flat screen will be installed inside the Pax closet.
Can't wait to see the finished product.

Remember to live Life beautifully!