How to add that perfect "pop of color" to a room


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From time to time I have the urge to move things around, change the look of a room, have fun with my decor! Does this happen to you too? As much as I love neutrals, lately I've been seriously attracted to vibrant pops of color in my designs. Maybe it's because spring is here, maybe it's because our tastes and styles constantly evolve. 

When Orian Rugs reached out to me about their fabulous rugs' collections I knew it was the perfect opportunity to change the personality of my space "from the rug up"! it was a serious calling to dare to inject some color in my home (yay!) - the room of choice? My living room. 

Changing or adding a rug in a room is the easiest way to change the whole atmosphere; and rethink how you want the space to make you feel. A rug is one of the most powerful elements in your decor.

In my case, I wanted to add color and some classic vibes to my neutral modern glam living room. My color of choice is usually blue, but after seeing Orian Rugs' Bohemian Collection I decided to try a red oriental rug variation with a transitional twist. This Ankara Red rug looked even better in person - I love its distressed finish that makes it look a bit modern. It was a lot of fun to place it under my sofa and decorate around it. I brought pillows, art and other pieces of furniture to complete the look. Ain't it a big change?

It feels like a completely different room! Adding some color to a room doesn't have to include a bucket of paint. the best thing about a colorful rug is that you can always place it in other parts of your home when you want a change. And for you to start exploring some possible changes in your own space, here's the TOP 5 choices I considered before making the final decision. Do you have a favorite?

Zettia Navy  - No longer available in blue but  this one  is also fantastic!

Zettia Navy - No longer available in blue but this one is also fantastic!

It was my first time incorporating that amount of color in my home and I LOVED IT!! It's already inspired other color additions around the house - maybe in classic jewel tones?? - , so stay tuned for those! :) Thanks so much for reading! xx.

Rompe la Rutina - Dare to break the routine!


Qué pasó la última vez que te atreviste a romper la rutina?

Todos los días son especiales, y me encanta la idea de estar abierta a nuevas aventuras! pero seamos honestos, muchas veces el día a día nos hace perder la oportunidad de probar cosas nuevas. Mis amigos de NESCAFÉ® Clásico TM tuvieron la mejor de las ideas!

QUÉ HARÍAS SI ALGUIEN TE DETIENE CAMINO A TU OFICINA Y TE OFRECE PASAR UN DÍA LLENO DE AVENTURAS. TE ATREVERÍAS A IR CON ELLOS? :)

Mira lo que pasa cuando te atreves a romper la rutina! Yo soy una persona arriesgada y sé que diría que si! Especialmente después de ver lo que pasa en este video! No te pierdas en la rutina. Alístate para un nuevo día, toma tu cafecito y ve en busca de nuevas aventuras. 

Atrévete a disfrutar el día de hoy! xx.

What happened last time you dare to break your routine?

Every day is special and I love the idea of being opened to new adventures. But, let's be honest, sometimes you just get lost in the day to day and lose the opportunity to try new things. My friends at NESCAFÉ® Clásico TM had the best idea ever! 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE STOPS YOU FROM GOING TO YOUR OFFICE IN THE MORNING AND OFFERS YOU A DAY FULL OF ADVENTURES INSTEAD. WOULD YOU DARE TO GO WITH THEM? :)

See what happens when you dare to break the routine in here! I'm a risk taker and I know i would say yes! Don't get lost in the routine. Get ready for a new day, drink your coffee and go look for new adventures. 

Dare to enjoy today! xx.

Thank you to NESCAFÉ® Clásico™ for sponsoring today's post. The content and opinions expressed here are my own.

CHIC BAR AREA - STYLING WITH FRAMEBRIDGE + GIVEAWAY


It's been a year now since we moved into this small condo in DC, and my main goal has been to transform every little corner and make it stylish.

Small spaces deserve Big style!

It means taking measurements twice and then twice more just to make sure I'm not missing any precious inch of space. Every corner has a purpose! Like our tiny foyer to drop off keys and wallets, or our small studio that serves as both my home office and our guest room.

Our bar area is a small nook behind the dining table that I painted in Benjamin Moore's Deep Caviar as soon as we moved in. I knew I wanted those dark walls to create a division in the room and add some drama. Even though I always loved the dark look, it takes time for design to evolve and I couldn't find the right way to decorate that little nook... until now! When Framebridge contacted me for a collaboration I knew that their pieces would be perfect to make a statement.

My experience working with them was a breeze! I didn't want the regular gallery wall. I wanted asymmetric mats and amazing frames, and I wanted to squeeze 3 of them in this little space - I'm telling you, inches are precious in this house! So, I measured and measured and decided to use my ultimate favorite pattern - marble. I was so excited! I got this thai marble paper in black and gold (obviously!), cut it and sent it to Framebridge with special directions on how to place them in their fabulous mirrored silver frame. Their team did exactly what I asked for, and made the process so easy.

I couldn't be happier with the new look in our bar area! I even got marbleized pillows because, you know, what's more fabulous than your walls matching your accessories?! Choosing a mirrored framed helped create the illusion of a bigger space, plus it reflects light and it looks oh-so chic! :)

What do you think?! Possibilities are endless! and guess what? Framebridge is giving Splendor readers 15% off your first order entering the promo code

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Isn't that amazing?! Thanks so much again for passing by. You rock!

Besos. xx. m.