HOW TO ADD THAT "WOW" FACTOR TO ANY ROOM


 Kelly Wearstler wallpaper adds the perfect background to this zebra chest

Kelly Wearstler wallpaper adds the perfect background to this zebra chest

When it comes to interiors I'm all about the drama.

Bold. Striking. Strong. I love creating that WOW factor with unexpected - and even over the top - elements. A fab light fixture, a statement chair or a beautiful rug can make your room look different and unique, but my favorite way to add character to any room is definitely wall treatments.

Paint, molding and wallpaper! Changing the structural elements of the room will create the basis for amazing design. And from there, the sky is the limit! :) So whether you like a trellis black & gold wallpaper or a clean wall with thick molding, think about investing on this changes first. 

Here are some of my favorite examples of how to use wall treatments to create that WOW factor in any room. Enjoy! xx.

 A favorite wallpaper in gold tones - Queen of Spain by Schumacher 

A favorite wallpaper in gold tones - Queen of Spain by Schumacher 

 Wallpapered foyer - Historic District of Shaw, Washington DC

Wallpapered foyer - Historic District of Shaw, Washington DC

 Black walls and decorative trim create the perfect background for any pop of color.

Black walls and decorative trim create the perfect background for any pop of color.

FAB HOSTESS - BRUNCH AT HOME, a favorite!


Happy Sunday, love!

After a couple of rainy days here in DC the sun is finally shining again :) I love summer days filled with get togethers, friends, and good times. Any excuse is a good excuse to have fun, don't you think?

A couple of days ago, we got together with one of our favorite couples. Neither of us had plans on a Friday night (#marriage), so we decided to get together and make piña coladas. Because, why not?! A very simple idea turned out to be a lovely gathering with tiki torches, cocktails and hot dogs. After that day I realized how much I used to host at home and how much I miss it! I went back to my old blog posts and found some great advice that I seriously forgot I used to put into practice - how crazy is that? I thought: "Wow, did I really write all that?". Apparently, yes I did! jaja!

Maybe I went through a hostess phase where everything seemed to be pretty easy and obvious. Maybe I've been so busy these days with other projects that I forgot how much I enjoy setting up tables and making cocktails. Well, life is cyclical and my fab hostess spirit is starting to wake up again after a long nap. So, today I wanted to share with you this gem. Maybe you've seen it before, maybe it's your first time. This is actually my most popular post EVER and I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

Lovely Brunch at Home - The 5-Step Process to Host Brunch Like a Pro and Actually Enjoy It!

Thanks for reading, fab hostess! xx.