Monique Valeris is the founder of Decor Musings, which houses roundups of the most stylish home products out now, highlights of her flea market shopping adventures, interviews with interior design experts, and tons more. Happy decorating!
If you happen to snag the September issue of ShopSmart magazine, which is published by Consumer Reports, flip on over to page 34. I'm mentioned in an item called "Great design finds for $25 or less." So fun! Thanks, ShopSmart.
Black and gold is one of the most chic combinations ever. Whenever I spot this combo on a home accessory, I'm all over it. DwellStudio's Urchin Gold Lamp is the perfect example of how well this color scheme works. The lamp's black linen shade is a good balance to the base that makes such a statement. I wouldn't go with a pair of these lamps in a home. Just one on a sidetable is more than enough to add glam to a room.
I love seeing a playroom outfitted with colorful accessories, and a must-have is a bean bag chair or ottoman for extra seating.
I have my eyes on the orange design with white polka dots from beanbagboss. Polka dots are always a classic pattern and this orange design would be the perfect pop of color in a room of neutrals.
Photo: Pottery Barn
With kids’ rooms also come books, which means organization is key. A magazine rack or a shelf option like this one from Pottery Barn is a great way to display books in an orderly fashion. I also like the idea of using a woven basket to store these types of items.
Photo credit: Land of Nod
Land of Nod has some adorable wall art options for kids’ rooms that are super affordable. I’m partial to the pineapple and elephant prints, and am almost tempted to snag them for my own bedroom.
From bean bag chairs to wall art, there are so many accessories that you can find to make your child’s play space as fun as it possibly can be. Happy decorating!
It's always fun checking out lists of design blogs, because there are so many great ones that I've never heard of and add to my list of must-reads. domino just released a list of the 26 best blogs. [domino]
I just came across these gorgeous photos of Whitney Port's home in Venice, California (see photo above). She does such a good job of layering patterns and textures. [domaine home]
If you're a lover of modern design that's accessible, follow me on Dwell.com. I'll be writing design features for the site, from renovations to decorating how-to pieces. Check out my first two articles with amazing renovation pics of homes in California and Florida. It's going to be tons of fun!
Decorating inspiration can come from so many different areas. Makeup is definitely one of them. That's why I'll be attending The Makeup Show New York this weekend to get inspiration on color trends and so much more. The show is filled with tons of exhibitors (think Jouer, NARS and Stila) offering products at discounted rates. I'm so excited. Get your tickets now. You'll love it.