Home Depot Patio Style Challenge Redux

flowersandherbs Remember when I decorated my friend’s patio last year in Home Depot’s Style Challenge? Well this year, I was tasked to use the same patio furniture and decorate my condo’s balcony. I was looking forward to making this a space where I can relax and wind down after a busy day at work.It’s become a safe haven for me as I recover. The full preview of my patio went live a few weeks ago but since I’ve been out of commission I haven’t been able to share it with you. Visit Home Depot’s blog to view the entire space.

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Adding Pops of Color to Your Home

Yesterday was the first day of spring! When I think of spring, I think of bright colors, florals, and pastels. Inspired by the recent color focused issues of Better Homes and Gardens and Rue magazine, I thought today would be the perfect day to talk about how to add pops of color to your home! 

1. Brighten Up Your Living Room with Colorful Pillows  and Fresh Flowers

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2. Dress up Your Kitchen with New Accessories

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3. Dress Up Your Bedroom with New Bedding

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4. Create a New Outdoor Oasis

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Designing a Home Office

Later this summer I’m thinking about turning my extra bedroom into a home office/ guest room. I’ve been searching through Pinterest, Houzz, and the internet for inspiration but haven’t found the exact look I’m going for just yet. I want the space to feel open and airy for guests staying over but also serve as a functional office area as well. I’m not the best when it comes to organization, so less is always better for me so that I can avoid complete chaos. So I plan to keep the room simple but chic by implementing clean lines, neutrals, with pops of bright colors.. Check out my inspiration board below.

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Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge

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Christmas is almost a month away and many of you are probably just starting to think about decorating your homes for the holidays. A few months ago a several boxes showed up at my condo from Home Depot filled with Christmas decorations. I was asked to participate in another blogger style challenge for the holidays. So Christmas has been on my mind for a few weeks now. This is my first Christmas in my new home so I was excited to decorate this year. 

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Need inspiration for you home this holidays? Click here to see how I decorated my Christmas tree this year. 

Cameron Diaz Manhattan Apartment

Actress Cameron Diaz purchased this Manhattan apartment a few years ago but she finally decided to redecorate the space this year. She hired Designer, Kelly Wearstler to redecorate the space and incorporate her love of old Hollywood glam. Cameron’s apartment is featured in this month’s issue of Elle Decor

I love how she uses touches of  gold in each room. 

Cameron Diaz Manhattan Kitchen

 The kitchen is my favorite space in the home! Emerald and gold always look amazing together. 

Cameron Diaz Manhattan Guest Bath

 

Cameron Diaz Manhattan Guest Bath

 

Cameron Diaz Manhattan Guest Bath

 

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 To view the rest of her New York apartment, check out the article in this month issue of Elle Decor magazine.