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Bathroom storage. Oh, the struggle. Why can’t we ever seem to have enough? Once upon of time, my bathroom looked like it had been hit by a tornado made up of hair products, makeup and toiletries. And don’t even get me started on my kids bathroom…talk about a DISASTER!

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Why is our bathroom always a mess? Is it too small? Do I have too much stuff (I’m sure my husband would go with this one)? What is it?!!

Finally, I looked around and realized the problem: NOTHING HAD A HOME. Yes!! I needed to give everything a home. That way, when I finished using something, I could put it back in it’s home. Duh!

So, I took these simple steps to create de-clutter my bathroom. I hope they help you as much as they helped me!

1 Under Cabinet Storage

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This one should’ve been obvious for me. When we first moved in our home, there was only one shelf under the sink. Imagine that. So, my husband took a quick trip to Home Depot and created something similar to the photo above. My life was instantly changed!

2. On the Sink Storage

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I grabbed some baskets from TJ Maxx for our everyday items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant, etc. So, those things are there and ready when we need them, but they are not creating an eyesore.

3. Tissue Holder

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Sounds simple, right? Well, it was a problem for us. We literally had tissue stacked on the floor beside the toilet. Sad but true. This inexpensive fix just made sense!

4. Wall Storage

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We don’t realize how useful walls can be. Not only can we hang pretty artwork on them, but we can also use them for storage. The bathroom is the perfect place!

These super simple changes made a dramatic difference in my bathroom. Let me know if they work for you too!

Photos courtesy of collegerentals.com, housley.com, houzz.com, diwanfurniture.com

Super Colorful Interiors. They make a lot of people squirm. Just the thought of trying to figure out how to mix and match colors in one space without it looking like a circus threw up can seem impossible. Don’t fret! I’m here to help alleviate some of that anxiety. There are many tips and tricks you can use to make it all make sense.

Get Inspired By Other Cultures

This tip is not only fun, but it will give you the opportunity to dive into different cultures. African and Indian cultures are known for their impeccable ability to embrace colors. From their apparel to their interiors, they never miss the mark.

 

Let Nature Lead You

Nature is the first and best color guide. When I say nature, I want you to think beyond trees. Imagine all the beautiful colors beneath the sea. They’re always perfect.

Pull Out a Color Wheel

Designers use color wheels all the time. It serves as a quick guide to determine the direction of color parings. You can decide to use complementary, analogous, triad, split-complementary, rectangle, or square combinations. No matter which combo you like best, the color wheel is a great way to stay on track.

Now that you have some references for your color interior, decide which tip best fits your style and personality. Then, have fun with it! Honestly, as long as you love what you’ve created, that’s all that matters.

Accent chairs!! Not something people think about everyday, but accent chairs have the power to transform your space. They’re quite powerful! Accent chairs can help tie the design of the space together or they can start a conversation. Let’s take a look at some examples of accent chairs done right.

1.  Pop of Color

Accent chairs are a great way to add a pop color to your space. In this example, the blue color was given an exclamation with the addition of the chairs. They are a wonderful addition to the room’s design.

2. Complement

Accent chairs contribute to the cohesiveness of the overall design. They can quietly support it while providing a comfortable place for relaxation. After all, that’s why they were created.

3. Repetition

Let’s say you find a fabric that you absolutely love! You know if would be perfect in your bedroom, but how? Enter the accent chair! You can have your existing chairs upholstered with the fabric and add some throw pillows for repetition. Always remember: the eye loves repetition. 

4. Luxury

The iconic Eames Lounge is THE epitome of luxury. I have seen these chairs used in countless combination. Why? Because luxury goes with everything! There’s a reason why these chairs have stood the test of time. Just take a moment to admire the details and quality of workmanship. If you’re going for luxury, you’ll never go wrong with Eames.

5. Drama

Accent chairs have the ability to start a conversation. Take a look at they way the Womb chair takes advantage of the opportunity to strike up a conversation with its bold color in an otherwise tame room. It has such a dramatic impact!

6. Fun!

Sometimes, we just want to have fun! Why not incorporate a little of it into your space? The Magis Spun Chair has “fun” written all over it. Just take a look at her face!

Hopefully, this post will help you think of accent chairs in a different way. No matter how you choose to use them, just remember to stay true to you. It’s what matters most.

Hey Y’all!

Yesterday was Hump Day, and I was going about my day. No big deal.

As I was leaving a meeting, on a business call, and en route to another meeting, I stopped short of a red light. I was not totally “present” in the moment, but thought something looked a little off.

Just so happens, I had my phone in my hand to end the call when I noticed a big white SUV headed straight towards me!! In a panic, I snapped a quick photo to show proof in case I was about to be involved in a serious accident.

Thankfully, the truck breezed by me, and that’s when I noticed what happened. Do you see it?

The driver in front of me was CLEARLY not “present” when he/she stopped at the light ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. The truck had made a (legal) left turn from the intersecting street, and had no choice but to come on the wrong side of the road.

Thank goodness I had stopped short!

I sat there and witnessed THREE more near accidents based on this one person. Talk about a chain effect! I don’t think the driver ever realized why people were blowing and irate because he/she never moved until the light turned green.

I wanted to share this with you all as a lesson to SLOW DOWN and be present in the present. It was also a wake up call for me.

I immediately thanked God for having my back, and didn’t make another call until I parked. We all have a lot going on, but we gotta figure out how to not be THAT person on the wrong side of the road.

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