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0 What Demands Are Place On Your Living Room?

A living room is not a work space unlike a kitchen or a home office or even a bathroom, yet it has more diverse demands placed upon it than any other room in the house.  For one person, it could be enjoying a drink with friends; for another, it could be curling up with a good book. It is the most unrestricted of family spaces, yet it must have a warmth and intimacy to calm and soothe the individuals who live there. Check out the many uses of the living rooms.

Can’t you just see this living room designed for a fun party? This room is arranged in such a colorful party theme way. What about a sweet sixteen party or maybe a night out with girls. This room is inspiring if nothing else I just love this room.

Check out this blast from the past vintage twist holiday gathering living room. You can see all the party treats such as the vintage cocktail caddy filled with mixed nuts.  Isn't this just comfy!!! when you can have a motorcycle in your living room you know its casual fun.  Source ChicagoHome and Garden


Hosting a baby shower in a living room is an option for many when there is a limited budget but where do you put the gifts and how do you hang the decorations? Here is a room that did just that!!! As you can see that the host used limited decorations and she put all the gifts by the fireplace which is more often than not the focal point of the room.

 Source for picture Savavvah Redtop blog

So what do you do when you have to do everything in your living room? This is what you call an all in one room. This room is lovely despite the fact that the homeowner has to sleep in this room along with sit and entertain here. If this was my living arrangement I wouldn't be mad at all, as long as it looks like this!!! Room done by:  Blair Waldorf


Another all in one room!! How great is this, the walls with the brick is all out beautiful but lets talk about the uses of this room!! not only is it a living room but also an office, Library and a place to sleep. This is very smart. Rooms done by: Blair Waldorf

OK, let’s face it!!! If some of us didn’t have a living room!! Really, where will the piano live? I must say “looking at this living room its eye candy for me" I wouldn’t mind my piano living in there as long as I get to look at it.  I love candy for the eyes….




So.... What demands are placed upon your living room? Does your living room perform many duties such as baby showers, all in one room or is it a place where the piano lives?




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0 "Friday's Runway Decorate" Week1

Its Friday and where checking out how the runway designer inspires the interior designers!! Check out these lovely Runway designs that inspires Interior designs. 

Wow!! Check it out!!! This room looks like right off the runway model. Love it!!

Check out the green jacket on this model “extremely chic” The room is not only alike in color but also in the attitude of it all. This model is standing in such a way that looks cool and poise. Now look at the chairs how the stance on them is!!! Looks cool and confident right!!!

Now I don’t know if I will wear this runway outfit but it surely inspired the interior designer. Wow look at that vignette!! The blue table and the two pattern side chairs oh did I fell to mention the red mirror!!!  Oh and I just love the rug.



Now! "what do you think"!!! Should we run away with runway decorate? Let me know what you’re thinking about Fridays runway decorate!!!

Habitually Chic





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1 Color Crush Dark Blue 2

So Everyone Knows I"m crushing on blue Right!!! Well today when I was out looking for some inspiration for one of my clients house which has nothing to do with the color blue I came across something that slap me blue and since I was crushing I decided to take a pic of it. Should I say color stalker!!!


Look at this little royal blue bench isn’t it cute?


 OK!! I had to show the two lamps with the blue!! I see a room coming together.
Found at homegoods store. 




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2 Color Crush Dark Blue 3

Still crushing on the dark blue!!!  This is becoming a true blue attraction. Check out these dark blue inspiration pic's


Look at this collection of dark blue interior colors!! I really love the blue and white dinnerware this will make setting a table totally chic and elegant

 OK this just confirms my color crush on this amazing blue color!! Both of these rooms are extremely beautiful and eye catching

Well what a lovely collection of the interior color blue makes for great room inspiration. 

 I love, love, love this dark blue and white rug with the orange boxes under the white table I'm crushing hard on this rug. I have to have it!!! Wow beautiful.

 I'm crushing over the blue in the room but I must admit the ceiling is amazing I love it!!!

" I am Officially Colored Crushed, on Dark Blue, navy and royal," The designer of this room used the dark blue Brilliantly.

 Just when I think my crush of dark navy blue is over I see something else that tickles my blue fancy and I fall for this color all over again!! "I just love this room the blue in the sofa with the white piping is just the right touch. The walls are blue with just a hint of blue in the art work uses the balance of color perfect. Love it!!!!

 OK!! I'm Blue Crazy!!! This room is pure eye candy “Wow sweet”
 Love the dining room table setting with the blue table cloth it really sets the rest of the table love it.


I hope my color crush Dark blue has given you enough inspirations for the blue room you will like to tackle in the near future but I must move on to my next crush stick around and see what that is, Thanks into the next time.

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4 "Real Estate Snitch Wednesdays" Michael Jackson House!!!

Time to get your Real Estate Snitch on!!!
Check out the The Holmby Hills mansion where Michael Jackson was staying when he suffered cardiac arrest and later died on June 25, 2009,this house was on the market for a grand total of $28,995,000. A cold 10 million dollar drop from what it was previously on the market for in 2009. Michael Jackson was renting the house or should I say Mansion for a whopping $100,000 dollars per month. With all the amenities this home has to offer this home was well suited for a King – (The King of Pop)
The gated French Chateau-style estate, completed in 2002, has seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in 17,171 square feet for your basic living needs,. The features of the home includes 12 fireplaces a theater room, wine cellar and a gym ,spa facilities and can’t forget the seven car garage, amazing guest house with a landscaped pool and maids quarters. This house is nothing short of a marvelous!!! I hope you enjoy this week Real estate snitch.
  Fit for a King
Now this home is nothing short of amazing this is what you call curb appeal or should I say home appeal Wow love this !!!

 
Foyer
“Is this a foyer or what” Can’t you see the King of Pop doing the moonwalk all down the halls? There’s room to have a concert in that foyer.  
The grand estate was designed by award-winning architect Richard Landry and completed in 2002. 

 
Foyer
After doing the moonwalk all down the halls envision the King of Pop taking a trip up them beautiful curving stairs!! Wow what a stairway to sanctuary.

Living Room
What a huge accomplishment in design and scale, check out the craftsmanship that’s in the living room and all the warmth and sophistication!! This is what you call first class elegance
Living Room

 
Dining Room
Wow!!! Visualize having a dinner party in this dining room and now that the King of Pop lived there can you picture what you will talk about around the dining table. Wow looks at that molding isn’t it just classic?

Bedroom

Bathroom
I just love the L-Shapes vanity how sophisticated  and glam is that. Take a look at the door leading to the balcony with the chase-longed  isn't that relaxing?

 
Home Theater
What an Amazing theater this is I means its like waiting for a concert to start the tables that are on top of the stage is ingenious check out all the  impeccable craftsmanship of charm and elegance in a world-class setting.

 
Wine Cellar and Tasting Area

 
The Grand Office
This office is nothing less then grand, when the ceiling is as beautiful as the whole house how could this room be nothing less than great. I will love to work in this home office.

Landscape
The home is surrounded by lush, mature landscaping Set on approximately 1.26 acres a heated swimming pool lies between the main house and the guesthouse. If I was a guest in this house I will never want to leave.


Guesthouse
An elegant  scene to the guesthouse with stained glass doors that leads to the pool and gardens.

  Real Estate Snitch-Wednesdays 

Please let me know what you think about the snitch!! Was this a good swipe or should I've left it for the next guy? 



Update on the sale of Michael Jackson's home at the Holmbly Hills Estates: Report says Micheal's long time friend Christian Audigier will purchase the house and leave it as it was before Michael Jackson died  where it will  serve as a memorial for his loyal fans.


 

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0 Color Crush Dark Blue or Navy 1

Well I thought I will talk about the color I'm crushing on at the moment. Right now I am extremely into the color royal or dark blue. I don't know how it happened but I came across some rooms that were done in that color that caught my attention.  Check out my current color crush.

 I love all the different patterns of blue in this room where the designer is using the blue as the pop of contrasting color. Here the blue is a great contrast.


OK!! When I first saw this room the sofa blue me away and I mean blue literally. The designer chose to go with all white walls with pops of molding and let the blue sofa do most of the talking. I'm really crushing on this room.

Well I guess I'm crushing on blue everywhere. this room lacks lots of blue but that's OK the small pops of it is just right this is when a designer knows how far to go with a good thing. Wait I have to comment on the car!! Now you know I'm crushing on that. But I'm filling a bit blue because I cant have it.


This boys room is to die for. I cant say enough about it, Its not boring its really hitting home and most of all it's a room that don't have to change for a long while. I know when you say blue you think boys room but this isn't just any boys room this room is "Crushin it"

What a room, I love the blue wallpaper!! Again just the right amount of blue. In this room the wallpaper is the backdrop for the beautiful red sofas and zebra accent. But the blue is still relevant to the beauty of this room

How would you like to walk through this hallway? The stripes of blue and white guides you from one room to the next. What a crush!!!

  
The white walls isn't boring at all because with the white sofa's and the blue and white stripe rug is all the color you need.

This room has just a touch of the blue but yet it stands out,is it just me that blue and white stripes are popular?

What's not to like in this room  with the beautiful bench-seat with the blue cushion it sits nicely up against the light blue walls and the color blue books as part of the accessories how can you go wrong? 

  
Now I don't know about you but I will love to sit out on the docks under that blue umbrella with the hint of blue in the plant vase surrounded by all that red. I'm crushin it!!!

Should I say that the blue stripes are crushing it? "Well whatever!! I love it” This room is fantastic I love the blue bedding and the stripes. I know I'm crushing on blue but I think I'm cheating a little bit with the orange because I can’t help it. I absolutely love it!!!!

OK!! If this doesn't give you a crush on this amazing color I don't know what will!! " I love,love,love this room" I don't think I'm crushing anymore I think I'm in love.
 

This office is amazing!! The navy walls with the white cabinets and the beautiful blue and white rug OOH I'm crushing SO HARD all over this office. I want it!! I must use this color in one of my upcoming projects!!! Anyone needs a room redo? :)


What do you think about my color crush of the moment can you crush the Dark, Navy orRoyal blue with me?  I would love to hear your feedback. I am very open and would appreciate, any and all feedback.



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