2016 Summer Home Tour Splendor Styling

Welcome to Splendor! 

I'm so happy to share the summer look of my home today with you. It's the last day of the 2016 Summer Home Tours organized by lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life; and I've LOVED every single tour! Refresh Restyle was so inspiring and full of new ideas to try! 

Isn't it amazing how we all celebrate summer in different ways? :) I love neutrals and black & white, and for summer my favorite thing is to bring the outdoors in. More green, more flowers, more nature!

TIP --> Decorate with fruits and orchids! Ripen your peaches on the counter. They smell delicious!

If you follow me on Instagram you know that my personal style is very bold and glamorous. i love gold and accent pieces that I keep rearranging around the house. You can buy most of my accessories and decor pieces in hereAnd if you have a question about a specific item, please send me a note. i would love to hear from you! <3

And now, let's celebrate that it's the weekend! Grab a chilled glass of wine and visit Monica Wants It. You want to go through all these amazing home tours that I promise are full of inspiration. Thanks so much for passing by! xx.

Get inspired. Stay inspired

Monday - June 6

A Stroll Thru Life | Life on Virginia Street | Remodelando La Casa | Thrifty and Chic | Rain On A Tin Roof | Duke Manor Farms

Tuesday - June 7

Life Love Larson | Haneens Haven | Claire Brody Designs | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | The House of Silver Lining | Hymns & Verses

Wednesday - June 8

Dimples & Tangles | Our Southern Home | Simple Details | Decor To Adore | A Thoughtful Place |  21 Rosemary Lane

Thursday - June 9

Our Fifth House | Decorating Delirium | Driven By Decor  | Making Home Base | Simple Stylings | Cuckoo4Design

Friday - June 10

 Refresh Restyle | Splendor Styling | Monica Wants It | Life and Home @ 2102 |  It All Started With Paint | Far Above Rubies


Hola de nuevo!

It's been a while since I last posted pictures of my master bedroom. This was definitely the first room in our home that I decided to work on - it's such a personal and important space! And it was definitely a challenge. The room itself is very small and there was no way we were giving up our king size bed. So, everything else was planned to accommodate it.

The narrow side tables and tall lamps help bringing the eye up; while the personal gallery wall balances the off-center window on the right of the bed. The room then feels like one cohesive space packed with similar colors and details, but most importantly it appears to be symmetrical. Tons of tricks in here! ;) 

As for the palette... you know me, I ADORE black and white. And even if this is not going to be a permanent decor, I love how my favorite combination works well everywhere at home.

TIP - The easiest way to change the look of a room is adding and changing pillows! These striped ones give the room some playful summery vibe.

The bedroom is so important to me. I like to find myself surrounded by favorite things when I wake up. (tweet this!) Looking at these pieces of art and touches of gold help me start the day in a good mood. It's a tiny space, and  even though we have no extra place to sit down, my ultra versatile stool doubles as a side table and everything holder. I move it around the house as needed! So, what do you think? :) I'm sure this room will continue changing, but I'm pretty happy with it's current look.

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Keep yourself inspired! xx.


Hi! and welcome to Splendor! :)

If you are new to my site first, THANKS so much for passing by! yay! and second, you should know that my husband and I moved into this small condo in DC almost a year ago; and since then I've been working - and enjoying - its transformation.

I believe that small spaces deserve BIG style. Each corner counts when it comes to making your home suitable for your life style and pleasant to the eye. Building a home is such a personal and important process (tweet this!For me, one of the biggest challenges was moving from a big dining room to a tiny dining area that is next to an open kitchen and steps away from our front door. Believe me, seeing the kitchen sink while entering the apartment was not my idea of a glamorous welcome to our home (sigh) But! that's what interior design is to me, making the most out of what you have.

I ADORE black and white, and a bit (actually A LOT) of drama in my designs. Glam spaces make me happy. So, the first thing I did before even moving in was painting the walls in rich whites and a dramatic dark paint (BJ - Deep Caviar if you are wondering) to give some strong character to the area, as well as help divide spaces. It's a win-win situation. After that, it was all about adorning it. I placed this gorgeous and modern chandelier which was my personal house warming gift; and actually the only statement piece I've got for this space. I LOVE IT and feel so glamorous when turning it on. It has a dimmer! so it's perfect for setting any party mood on. You get the idea ;)

As I mentioned, there is an open kitchen and a tiny entryway situation (Oh! DC living). The foyer transformation definitely helped putting the whole room together while defining 3 areas: the entrance, the kitchen, and the dining room. No more blended spaces! :) To make the most out of each area I placed a couple of bar stools which are great for company while you cook; and I worked on creating a functional nook to drop off keys and check on my lipstick before leaving the house (las cosas importantes, querida). If you have a table and a mirror, you have endless decor possibilities! The big lesson learned is that paint and wallpaper can definitely bring some extra magic to a room. 

So, what do you think?! This is our dining area first look. I call it "almost complete" because - conociéndome - it will keep changing. Design is just so much fun! :) And, for you to get a better idea of what the place looked like when we moved in, here are some before pictures. 

Would love to see your comments. I'll be sharing much more of my home in Instagram. And stay tuned for a complete summer Home Tour. Thanks again for passing by! xx.