Color me happy! - Room to Rebloom, the REVEAL


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"You can't think of darkness in a place like this"

Our clients' reaction after the big reveal

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From time to time life gives you the opportunity to pause and see things with perspective. My love for design and beautiful interiors has to do with how I like feeling at home, and how I believe people should feel in their own homes.

Room to Rebloom is a non-profit organization that creates healing environments for survivors of domestic violence; and I had the privilege of working with them on the transformation of a one bedroom apartment for a very special client :)

When I met with our client for the first time she told me she wanted happy colors on the walls - a very big challenge for a neutral girl like me. Little did I know I was going to end up using the most beautiful shade of robin's egg blue to create a cheerful living room, and a cherry jubilee accent wall in the glam lady-like bedroom. The most important part of it all was being able to create a beautiful, livable environment for a woman celebrating new beginnings. 

This project reminded me again why I love interiors, and how important it is for all of us to support each other and spread a bit of joy, whenever possible.

I'm so thankful for this experience and for the amazing people that keep lifting my spirit with kindness. Thank YOU for always reading and for following my adventures. It means a lot! xx.

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We installed, we assembled, we made magic happen!

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BEFORE & AFTER - Rental Transformation


BEFORE & AFTER

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Hi there!

It's been FOREVER since I sat down to write a blog post. And I'm so happy it's to share this project with you all!

A fun transformation in a small rental apartment in Adams Morgan. My client wanted to give her place a fresh new start that invites to relax after a long day of work, and reflects her love for shiny accessories ;)

We had tons of fun transforming her living room. We got rid of chunky dark furniture and added some clean lines with light grays and metallic touches. Placing shelves on the wall helped having a more open floor plan. While a mix of blue, gray and cooper makes the room look brighter and much more interesting. We were so happy with the final result! 

Don't let a rental stop you from creating a stylish home. You can accomplish this by investing in key pieces that you love and that are more likely to be reused once you move. A couch, for example, is always a great investment! Go for smaller sizes to make sure it fits in different rooms.

My favorite piece is the mirrored cabinet that serves as pretty storage to hide TV accessories and cables. You can never have too many mirrors in a room. What do you think?

See all pictures of this project with the tag #SSRentalChicProject on instagram! Also, how do you like this insta videos situation? Are you doing it? I'm trying... ha! ;)

Thanks for passing by! Remember to get inspired and stay inspired. xx.

FRESH START - Basement Apartment Styling


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Hola hola!

I’m SO excited to finally share these pictures with you. You may remember my previous post on the styling progress of this Adam’s Morgan basement apartment. It’s been a long project as we were dealing with actual renovations and not only with the styling process. But here it is! Girly, calm and full of fun colors, brings a well-deserved FRESH START to a couple of amazing ladies working in the DC area. 

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Challenges? Many. We were working with a small budget, so we decided to invest in some key pieces (like this beautiful gray sofa!) and pretty accessories (me encanta accesorizar), BUT the idea was to reuse and repurpose as many pieces as possible. How to do it? Adding some fun DIY projects to it :)

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The TV stand, mini bar and side table in the living area got a fresh coat of white paint which completely changed the look of the place and brought much more light into it. You know, in basement apartments this is key!

As this is a rental place we were not totally in charge of final changes, but we could definitely beautify them all! This pretty breakfast bar is one of my favorite additions - I’d spend all the time here working on my computer or enjoying some tea & pie. Isn’t it cute?

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This piece was going to be painted too, but after adding some fun accessories it just fit in the space. I’m a very big fan of extra storage solutions. These two boxes are great for magazines, throws and other stuff you need to cozy up.

The dining room set was a keeper. My client got it a couple of years ago and loved it’s shape. So, even though it is a bit big for the space it does have a glass table that helps creating the idea of a bigger room. It did’t need nothing but this gorgeous mint green center piece and the cutest side wine bar. Wine should always be available, right?

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To finish, we filled the house with plants and art! All pieces were already from the client’s collection and just needed to be properly placed. Don’t you love this DC one with the cherry blossoms? Perfect for spring!

So, here it is. Clients are happy and planning on throwing a house-warming party soon! :) I’m very pleased with the new layout and with how we ended reusing a bunch of previously owned pieces. The idea is always to help my clients save some money.

Share your comments with us! We’d love to hear your impressions.xo.