3 wonderful ways to use floral wallpaper

 pretty in pink for your cozy reading nook...
 gorgeous + sophisticated in the powder room...
pretty and chinoiserie-ish for your luxurious bath!

I'm just crazy about this floral wallpaper from Urban Outfitters...one of my edecorating clients wants to use it for her dining room and I am beyond thrilled at the idea.
a closer look. so pretty.

images houzz + uo

The Art of Living...impress your guests in the powder room

The surefire way to make a huge statement in the home is the guest bathroom. It's probably an afterthought when decorating your home, but trust me, everyone notices the powder room.
I adore wallpaper in the powder room. Really dramatic and bold wallpaper is best when its placed in small rooms, like these teeny washroom spaces.

all images via pinterest

in other blissful news...
I am sharing my LA shopping secrets on HGTV.com
you must check it out. 

office space of the day...a Los Angeles designer does it well

happy white chair + virgin mary pillow + foo dog lamp + For Like Ever print=
domestic bliss

such an extraordinary space done by the lovely and talented
Betsey Burnham.
This woman has serious talent and an incredible eye. She revived her daughter Carson's space with some serious style + pizazz. I love how she used snakeskin in little bits of the bedroom and bath.
The little eiffel towers and union jacks get me everytime!

for more pics go here!

secret of domestic bliss #27... a glamorous wall of mirrors

I have decided that I need one of these mirrored screens in my world. 
It's absolutely gorgeous and it reminded me of a very smart interior decor trick.
If you are looking to add big impact to a small space...just add mirrors.
It can do wonders for your home. 
If you need to create more light, or add an illusion of more room in your small abode...
adding a wall of mirrors is the ultimate trick.
Layering mirrors works wonders too and can completely bring up your glamour factor!
Whether it be your closet, bathroom, bedroom, living room or kitchen, 
add a wall of mirrors to the space and watch the magic unveil!
This mirrored console against this wall of mirrors just completely does it for me! love.

everythingfab, apartmenttherapy, decorpad, elledecor

gorgeous bathroom looks i love

I love a beautiful bathroom. For every girl it is a luxury and such a pleasure to have a beautiful place to get fresh and clean. Here are some bathrooms looks I would do anything to have!
pretty black and white romance
the wild side of glamorous
Floridian chic at its best!
white on white bathroom luxury
notes of pretty powder room perfection

lavender meets chinoiserie is oh so feminine...i love it!

the ultimate lighting-done-right love affair
simple white coziness meets romantic elegance

Dear Decorista, {decorating a powder room}

Dear Decorista,
Love your blog!! I'm on a mission to self-decorate my home, and your blog is a major source of inspiration for me. I have a question regarding light fixtures. I currently have a really beautiful and elaborate (in my opinion) fixture in my small powder room, and can't decide if using a sconce or two would be overkill. I also need to find a mirror, but feel like I should work out the sconce or no sconce situation first. So what's your opinion on overhead fixtures AND sconces? Should one be elaborate and the other be more toned down? 
Thanks again!

Elizabeth in Arkansas

Dear Elizabeth,
Oh how I love love love powder rooms and I am thrilled to help you out a little today. Thank you so much for your sweet words about my blog, I hope to inspire you always!
So...first of all, I love your wallpaper as I'm sure most of my readers do too. The green is perfection in my opinion.
I absolutely think you can combine sconces to go along with your gorgeous light fixture. In smaller rooms, I think combinations really pack a punch. 
I am envisioning it would look a little something like this...

I think a white mirror would work really well with the color of your wallpaper.
I am partial to bamboo mirrors right now. They just look really chic and happy.
I have found tons out and about at different thrift stores in my area, so if you can't afford a new one keep your eyes out for an older one and just spray paint it glossy white. 
A little something like these....

As for your sconces, I say don't be afraid to use what you love.
This ornate and large chandelier looks fantastic with a pair of simple sconces. 
I think its a killer combination.
Something like this sconce with a small, pretty clear crystal ball detail would go great with your light fixture and keep it looking crisp and clean.
More inspiration!

One of my favorite pair of sconces from one of my fave resources...check them out.

Let me know if you have more questions for sources...I'd be happy to help.
Good luck decorating Elizabeth and send pics when you are finished!!!!!

my pseudo bathroom wallpaper: ikea SLÄTTHULT decals

I saw this photo and got instant inspiration!
This is my bathroom. It is small and needed some life. Like the photo above.
I was dying to wallpaper it but the landlord says NO!
So I bought some floral decals from IKEA...
and now it looks like this and is way more fun!
I think I may add a few more.
{photos taken from blackberry. sorry.}
Have you guys ever used decals???

secret of domestic bliss #17...decorating la baignoire

ooh la la. le bathtub.
it's probably one of my most favorite places in the world.
After a long day at work or tired from entertaining your friends and family,
there is nothing more luxurious that indulging yourself with a nice, long bubble bath.
Obviously it's going to be heaven to soak with your favorite candles burning or lovely bath oils...
but don't under estimate the power of a well dressed bathroom.
This is the place to literally create the sanctuary of your dreams. 
Go extravagant...make it your own. Your 'me time' will thank you.

Images courtesy of...

holy bathroom cabinet makeover!

While the boyfriend was away...this decorista sure did play!
If you have seen this months issue of InStyle...
then you must have seen the Pretty Project idea 
to recover your bathroom cabinet with pretty paper.
(sorry for the bad photo, i have the worst camera)
I LOVED this idea. So I took some pretty + fun girlie paper...
and did this...
It goes with my bathroom perfectly and it makes getting ready in the morning a little bit more fun!