INTERIOR DESIGN - GUEST ROOM & STUDIO


Hola!

I'm writing this post from my old bedroom at my paren't house in Lima. It's crazy when I think of how many times I changed the color of the walls, the decor and obviously the furniture placement. I had DIY clouds over a blush palette; a dark blue ceiling with all constellations in the southern hemisphere made with glow-in-the-dark tiny stars (Oh! the 90s...); and fucsia & silver furniture with a wall of mirrors to make the space look bigger. My love for interior design has accompanied me since I can remember.

And today I'm sharing my latest design at home. Yay! I can't say it's definitive - because design evolves - but I'm pretty happy with the transformation of our spare bedroom which became both our guest bedroom and my personal studio / home office. What do you think?! :)

GUEST ROOM & STUDIO by Splendor Styling

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This sofa bed fits perfectly in between our bookshelves. I styled them using books, boxes and baskets to maximize the use of space, and store little things like usb's, stationary, etc. I also placed golden accessories around the room to make it more cohesive, and brighten up the black and white palette.

The desk area is full of light and my favorite leather chair doubles as a desk chair and extra sitting for guests.

These blue velvet pillows were a must and the perfect pop of color. I felt in love with them at first sight, and paired them with brown faux fur ones, and a white and gold I painted myself. The horse wall art was also an immediate crush. You can never go bad with horses in your decor.

I kept the TV in the room only for when we have people over. So, on a regular basis it's camouflaged by art and favorite pieces standing on top of the biggest storage unit we have at home.

This leather bench is fantastic to store sheets and towels, and it doubles as a coffee table. I placed a tray and some flowers on top of it and it's ready to welcome a couple of cocktails for guests.

I spend a lot of time in here working on my business, writing on the blog and creating new projects. It's definitely a very personal space for me and I LOVE IT! 

Many people asked me for before and after pictures, so I'll be working on that these days. More to come, people! Gracias por visitar mi site! Thanks so much for passing by.

You all rock! xx.

HOLIDAY TABLE SET UP


One of my favorite things to do during the Holidays is to play hostess. Have friends over for drinks, dinner, party times. Anything! This is the time of the year when no one questions if you use your favorite china WITH christmas ornaments, gold accessories, flowers and actually go over the top! Because, you know... WHY NOT?! It's time to celebrate! 

This set up happened in a random morning - maybe a Tuesday at 8ish am when I felt like playing with some pretty stuff and pretend I had a fancy dinner happening that night! - Just having the table set up made me want to throw a party and have friends over. Talking about inspiration... you can always create it yourself! :)  

I put together this table using pieces of my favorite china and the one I use daily over a silk purple placemat.

TIP: Mix and match pieces for a more interesting and personal look! 

Black and white are my go-to colors! Gold and silver accents were added with shiny flatware, a gold napkin holder and jingle bells! Everything accentuated with gold sprigs, and why not? a piece of my favorite chocolate. What do you think?

I can't get enough of the Holidays and its beauty! and I take every opportunity to play with it - I even made my business cards part of this set up - and I really hope you have a WONDERFUL TIME creating, decorating and celebrating the Holiday Season.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Splendor Styling! xx!

| 1. Napkins - West Elm | 2. Napking holder - West Elm | 3. Black salad plate - IKEA | 4. Main dish plate - Bed, bath & Beyond | 5. Place mat - Jim Thompson | 6. Silverware - Bed, bath & beyond | 7. Christmas ornaments - Target | 8. Glassware - Bed, bath & beyond | 9. Poinsettia - Home Depot |

Easy Home Office Styling


I don't know if this happens to you... but my decoration process always EXPANDS around my house. Basically, when I get in the "styling mood" (that's a thing, right?) I get attracted by several corners and rooms in the house that in my mind need some change. I told you before! This is an endless process.

What happened is that I started my Holidays' Decoration - which I'm still working on! So stay tuned for a full reveal of my house haunted by shiny christmas ornaments! - and suddenly I felt the urge to do some styling everywhere I passed by. Home Office it is then! This room needs SO MUCH attention because is a) my home office, b) a guest room, and c) the most cluttered room in the apartment after the move. BIG CHALLENGE. I go poco a poco and some long weekends just work better than other ones :) So, take a look at the progress in my Home Office.

I keep inspiration everywhere (like my Comparte Felicidad! pretty booklet) And the basics for the season: brand new ribbons and jingle bells from Target for amazing gift wrapping :)

Bookshelves must ease your work! I keep my favorites items, go-to books and magazines in accesible places. Can you spot the cooking books on the bottom shelf. Yeah, it's not my biggest priority...

You might not know this, but I struggle every time I go to a friend's place. Why? Because I'm constantly thinking of moving furniture or styling a bookshelf! Yes, your bookshelf... So, if I haven't tried to convince you to move stuff around in your place yet, consider yourself lucky. Or! if you actually love the idea just LET ME KNOW!! :) I'll go right now!

These BEAUTIFUL gray and black canvas were a very special gift from my cousin-by-marriage who's no longer living in the area (Becca! I miss you so much!) I knew they needed a special place in our new home, and I'm so glad to enjoy them everyday!

Also, confort goes first. I originally bought this rug - and the chair - and those vases, actually (HA!) for the bedroom. But hey! I spend a decent amount of time on my desk and nothing beats working on a place you really love! I keep changing the decor and bringing my favorite pieces from around the house here. Call it luxury. I just need to beautify my space. 

This pretty box works perfectly for hiding chargers and cords. I love the look and how big it is. It keeps the space clean and looking pretty.

Lastly, here's a picture of our camouflaged TV. It's only used when we have guests over and I actually think we should get rid of it. Yes! I said it! One TV in the house is enough.

So, here's one corner of our guest room /studio/ home office! I still need to work on the whole thing and get it ready for some Holiday's get together (!) Talking about personal deadlines and challenges... What do you think of it so far???

Stay tuned for more updates on my home! This is going to be a busy month. 

Thanks again for reading, guys! Enjoy your Holiday Season!! xoxo!