FAB HOSTESS - BLUSH DATE NIGHT


Date nights are my favorite <3 They are an excuse to dress up, go out and have some wine with your love. Yes, I'm a romantic. And even though our date involves ordering pizza and watching a movie I take a minute to create something pretty for us. Why not? Home should feel special every time. Don't you think? 

Blush was obvious that day. The vase, the wine, and even the light in the house was coordinated so I HAD to arrange a tray for two and take some pictures. It was even more special because we got to enjoy my mom's homemade lady fingers - Thanks mom! :) And then, there was happiness.

Lamp: HomeGoods | Vase: westelm (discontinued) | Napkin: vintage (hand-made by my grandma) | Wine coupe: similar | Mirrored table: brought from a trip to France.

I'm all about creating memories and enjoying the simple things. Happiness can be made. Trust me. And enjoyed with the ones you love. You can make it happen.

So, enjoy today. Do what you love. Just for a minute, decide to be happy.

- what a cheesy post, huh? - Thanks so much for reading! xoxo

Home Tour - Christmas 2014


Hello everyone!

I'm so happy to share these pictures with you today. This is officially the first Home Tour I make of our apartment! Yay! As you know, we moved into a new place a couple of months ago; and unpacking and decorating the space for the first time can be a BIG challenge. Suddenly, it was the Holiday Season and obviously I wanted to enjoy it properly. So, no time for doubts or elaborated ideas. I wanted to have a basic layout - which is definitely going to change from time to time - defined spaces and room for entertaining and enjoying the winter.

And here it is! Take a look at our house looking all Christmasy and cute :)

These are all pieces that we brought with us. I like to take my time when getting new furniture. Already have a general idea of some basic changes - like getting rid of this brown couch and replacing the coffee table - but I'll take my time to find the perfect ones for the space.

Oh! Meet owl - the star of Christmas 2014!

Our dining area is small and functional. It is next to the open kitchen and the bar, so it becomes our guests' favorite spot. Everyone wants to be around the food and drinks, right?

Our bar cabinet found its perfect spot against this dark wall. Having our favorite whisky displayed and ready to enjoy is such a treat when coming home after a long day at work. Also, the hubby's favorite art piece makes this space look a bit masculine. I LOVE how this DC map looks in here; and that surface is one of my favorites to style.

Christmas touch --> Poinsettias and Candy Canes!

Our second bedroom is a mix of a guest room and my studio. Remember the pictures of my desk I posted last week? Well, it changed. A lot! 

We finally got a sofa bed, so I moved the bookcases to its sides to create more balance. I love symmetry! Also, that rug is like my favorite thing in the world! Don't you love it?? I promise to post a complete before and after very soon so you can see the complete transformation.

I like my Holiday decor to be subtle and camouflage with other accessories. So, no snowmen for us, or and explosion of red accessories. I prefer to add some simple touches that I can easily peel off when the season is over.

In here, I hanged a simple wreath with burlap, added candy, candles and more poinsettias because they are awesome! 

Christmas lights? OBVIOUSLY! They look fab in here and will make a nice photo background during our holiday gatherings - I totally stole this idea from my friends in Lima who always use them at their parties :) (Holaaaa!!)

What do you think? I'm very proud of myself for having completely unpacked and decorated the house in less than 5 months! Phewwww! Tons of work, and much more to be done. Decoration is never over! <3

Thanks so much for passing by and leave your comments! I LOVE hearing from you. Seriously. It's so amazing when we connect and share ideas. So, keep in touch! Visit my Instagram or Facebook page or send me a note :) I'm a friend. Let's go for coffee.

Happy Holidays, y'all! Besos!

 

SOURCES:

Rug - World Market | Horse picture - HomeGoods | Poinsettias - Home Depot | Christmas Tree - Restoration Hardware | Bar cabinet - Crate & Barrel | White arm chairs - Overstock.com | Chandelier - Room & Board | DC Map - Fab.com |

Do you want direct links or more info? Just let me know! :)

Home Decor Basic Layer


Vintage dresser with Anthropologie knobs. Homegoods mirror tray.

Vintage dresser with Anthropologie knobs. Homegoods mirror tray.

Happy weekend, guys!

Let's talk about basics today :) When it comes to decorating, I like to start with a basic layer of pieces and colors that I can work with to create my spaces' personalities. Going around my apartment I realized this layer is already everywhere and it's - not surprise in here - black and white! I just love the white and black palette.

Overstock arm chair. IKEA lamp and tv stand.

Overstock arm chair. IKEA lamp and tv stand.

Rue la la leather bench.

Rue la la leather bench.

For me adding pieces to a room and building a specific atmosphere takes time. I prefer to start with basic palette and pieces, and slowly add accessories, textures and colors. Statement pieces like sofas, ceiling lamps and big pieces of furniture go first. Rugs, side tables and plants go second. And, accessories, pillows and pops of color go last! Actually, I change the latter all the time depending on the season or my personal mood - meaning this happens all the time! 

I find this to be the easiest way to change my decor! I buy the accessories I love and make them fit in my space however it makes me feel comfortable. Then I get tired of how they look and move them to a different room. It's a never ending process and I LOVE it! :) It feels new every time.

IKEA table and lucite chair.

IKEA table and lucite chair.

IKEA planter. French table

IKEA planter. French table

I play with the layout, the wall colors, and accessories. Decorating is a fun process! Giving a different personality to my blacks and whites, taking time to decide which color fits best. AND NOOOOWWW, I have all these spaces to play with! I'll keep sharing the process of each room transformation, and again very much appreciate all your ideas and suggestions on this big project!

So, what do you think of my basic layer? I can't wait to add pillows, colors and textures all around. Do you have any ideas? Share them with me! I'd love to know your favorite decor sources or tips :)

Thanks for passing by! You rock! xx. 

Homegoods goodies all around!

Homegoods goodies all around!

Vintage table that I will be transforming soon!&nbsp;

Vintage table that I will be transforming soon!