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READY TO WEAR ROOM:: Bold Stripes

23 May

READY TO WEAR ROOM LIVING ETC paint & paper bedroom
READY TO WEAR ROOM LIVING ETC Tiffany Locks Collection  1

My bedroom in my family’s home is actually painted this color! My childhood bedframe is the focus of the room, an ornate wooden frame that I painted a glossy black which really pops against the paint. Sigh, I miss home! Can you tell?
I had a lot of fun making this summery set, stripes are a year round favorite of mine so this room was just screaming to be used as a Ready to Wear Room! I’d wear this to a summer BBQ by the pool or even shopping with the girls. And because the wall color of this room reminded me of the classic Tiffany blue, I’d top the look off with a stack of bracelet chains from the Tiffany Locks collection. I’ve seen so many fabulous wrist statements lately that I’m craving a thick stack of gold and silver bracelets with everything from beachwear to a suit. In fact I’d go so far as to say a look is not complete if your wrists are naked! 


xoxo Cristina


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INTERIORS:: Black Bedroom

18 Feb
This week has been jam-packed with new and exciting things – a new job, an anniversary, new opportunities, a surprise Michael Buble concert last night!! – just to name a few, so I am soo looking forward to a much-needed rest. Preferably in a beautiful plush bedroom like this one!
Black walls aren’t so scary when accompanied with the right accents, no?
(also love that peek of the bathroom in the corner)
Happy Friday!
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INTERIORS:: PAINTED PICTURE FRAME

3 Oct
I have a big black & white picture frame on a grey wall, and as I’ve said before I’m really wanting to paint the walls a light grey to make my artwork pop more. But maybe I should just paint the frame? About 1/100th the surface area, work, and cost – and it looks great here!

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INTERIORS:: CHALK + KITCHEN

8 Sep
Chalkboard paint, (arguably the paint of 2008) I never took the plunge but if I did it would have to be one of these cool kitchen diys. The first is a chalkboard map drawn on the kitchen wall. I can picture marking my favorite spots, maybe a takeout menu or delivery number next to its location on the map. A perfect reminder when grabbing a bite to eat or great for guests/baby-sitters etc who don’t know the area well!
The second is a brilliant solution for a hideous fridge (we had a mustard yellow fridge circa ’76 in the garage for a while). And I think the green works perfectly against a white kitchen!  

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Blue Room

21 Apr

Black paint

7 Apr

Black walls

4 Jan

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