Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What Is Your Backyard Home Decorating Style?

Summer is in full swing.  Besides a good game of Bottle Bash, the biggest trend is to set up the backyard as an extension of the inside of the home.   Here are some fun styles and colors.  Which one matches your own personal style?

*scroll to the bottom to click on the link to watch us talk about this on TV!

Boho Punk
For those not afraid of color, take on the trend of adding bold hues. Match weathered a teak table with fuchsia painted seating.   The traditional pedestal dining table you would see in a dining room is now outdoors!  The backyard is another fun room to decorate. If you add color through chairs and accessories like pads and decor, its easier and budget friendly to change out in the future!

Natural And Rustic
We are seeing natural materials inside the home and outside spaces as well!  Outdoor covered porches with distressed wood ceilings and beams.  Stone is very popular also.  The use of rattan and teak lend to this look as well.  Hang a candle chandelier with vintage worn elements.  Be prepared for your outdoor pieces to develop a weather gray look over time.  

Coastal Cool Hue
Layers of ivory and soft blues lend to a relaxing vibe whether indoors or outdoors.  Textures are the key to this look.  Woven sisal rugs work well with this look.

Parisian Blue
A sweet classic for indoor or outdoor dining.  Pieces to include would be full of sophistication that include elaborate details, an old world sense of vintage, and mixing pieces as shown below.

Beach Chic
Who doesn't love a Hamptons feel?  Worn, vintage and has a sophisticated relaxed color scheme.  Bring this look to your own backyard by adding muted color tones, tall lanterns, rattan and wood furniture.  Comfort and a mix of lots of creamy white is key!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wednesday Is Backyard Decorating Day

What is your backyard decorating style?  I have been enjoying looking at so many photos of backyard spaces online to see where the trends are at.  This Wednesday at 8:50 am on WFMZ TV 69 News At Sunrise I will share FIVE styles that one can be inspired by, and implement easily!  

After the show we will have a post about the television segment, and have a link to view it as well.  

In the meantime CHECK OUT HOUSE BEAUTIFUL's 85 Ways to Make Your Patio or Outdoor Space Look Incredible.

-Shosh :)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jewel Toned Bedroom Sitting Room

Happy Friday!  I finished such a fun project that I had to share a part of it with you.  I worked with a client on her master bedroom and her inspiration was India.  I love global influenced rooms so we had a good time infusing jewel tones, sumptuous layers of texture, and ornate patterns.  

We decided to remove all the white from the room so it would really encompass that worldly vibe.  All the doors and trim work was painted a deep dark brown.  It made a huge difference in the overall look.  Easy tip to get this look.

We started with grass cloth wallpaper on the back wall.  the jewel toned frames and all the other metal tones had a bigger impact with the textural paper behind them.  

The moorish patterned rug lifted color and pattern from the floor up.  This is a great fix for underwhelming carpet - add a large yummy rug.

Indian inspired block printed fabric is my personal favorite.  Hanging it from a golden jewel tone rod finishes the look.
Indian textiles include colorful silks.  We used two luxurious silk pillows that were given to my client as a gift from India.  

Time to your feet up and have a glass of wine!  Its Friday!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Small Home Bar Renovation Is Finished

Happy Fourth of July!  If you are chillin' today waiting for the fireworks to start why not check out the photos from this home renovation we completed recently.  

This is a true little gem of a space!  Its five feet wide by ten feet long with cabinetry on two walls that face each other. 

BEFORE                                                                 AFTER

After removing the current back splash, appliances and counter top, we brought in a painter to spray all the stained wood.  
We used Benjamin Moore's Dove White (OC 17) on all the wood and Benjamin Moore's Sea Star (2123 30) for the ceiling and the back wall of all glass cabinets.

We replaced the small sink with a larger 15" undermounted stainless steel sink.  We also installed a new glass front refrigerator and ice maker.  The counter top is quartz and called Detnal Azul Iran Pentel with an eased edge.

The arabesque glass back splash tiles are from Glazzio.  We used three different colors of blue and arranged them on the floor so the tiler would know the design we wanted.  We did not want a specific pattern; more free forming.  This was very helpful for the contractor!  I recommend it.

 Behind the bar there is floor to ceiling built in cabinetry.  We had the cabinets spray painted Benjamin Moore's Dove White (OC 17) like the bar and Benjamin Moore's Sea Star (2123 30) the back wall of all glass cabinets.  This was a very tricky project for the painter but they did a great job!  

We also filled in the holes of the original cabinet knobs and replaced them with larger satin gold toned pulls.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Family Room

One of my favorite home styles is an old farmhouse feel mixed with updated contemporary styled furnishings.  I am a fan of wood beams, rustic stone and, of course wood floors with tons of character.   We were so fortunate to work with a sweet family on their authentic Pennsylvania dutch home in Mt. Bethel recently.  I thought it would be fun to share what I love about this farmhouse cottage feeling project.  It is a good Tuesday morning inspiration lol!

The original mantel was a simple small wood ledge (see photo below).  We 'chunked it up' by designing a larger box made of oak to fit around it.  We had the wood stained, beat up and installed by scribing it in against the stone.  

The bookcases were painted a crisp white.  We used Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace ( OC 65 ).    This really brightened up the stone fireplace.  The backs of the bookcases were painted a lovely green apple color.  We used Benjamin Moore's Dill Pickle ( 2147-40 ).

I am a lighting nut!  We changed out the original white fan with this more artful wood product that is just lovely to look at.  It has three long turned blades.  So nice on the eyes!  

This is the original mantel

The two teal blue chairs are swivel gliders that are not only so fun to sit in, but the color is a great soft tone that partners well with the green.

The wall art between the windows was a last minute addition that has a fun story to it.  We needed something to fill the space but nothing worked.  We spotted the homeowners basket full of light bulbs and created instant art!  We then added the pear for color.  Ta da!  

Capiz please!

We fell for this watercolor floral print and knew it had to have center stage.  It is so pretty!

Since the kitchen is open to the family room we addressed it also.  We flipped for this chandelier.

The entire family room and kitchen were painted in Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter ( HC 172 ). 

The table runner was a Home Goods find.  It looks and feels like a flat weave rug.  It is very cool!

With ten foot ceilings, then linen blend floral patterned drapes add coziness without overwhelming the room. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring To Summer 2017 Home Design Trends

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - As meteorologist Matt Broderick has been telling us, the temperature is heating up, so we showcased spring to summer home design trends recently 69 News at Sunrise.
Interior decorator Shoshana Gosselin, from Love Your Room, joined WFMZ's Eve Russo in the studio to show us some styles taking decorators by storm!


Home design has been coming into its own in 2017 with distinct looks and styles.  Late spring time is my favorite season to spy real change because we are transitioning into summer!  I am inspired by what I am seeing!  Of course, they are right off the runway and into our home decor!  

FOUR trends that are making headlines include:


From the recent fashion runways to inside our homes, Florals are everywhere!  Popular in wallpaper, pillows, tile patterns, bedding, and curtains.  Prints are large yet delicate, ornate and refined.

Lucy Interior Design

Kristen Bell recently wore a 2 piece floral dress, any many A list stars are going 'floral' as well!


Suzanne Kasler

JVW Home

Robert Allen Leda Peony in Midnight

Classic and reminiscent of lazy days enjoying a picnic, the Gingham pattern is not only the hot trend for spring to summer, but it has been around for a very long time, including the Victorian era.  It is only natural that it comes into its own this spring!  And the room style you use it doesn't have to be country inspired.  I have been reading recently that celebrities like Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Amal Clooney have been spotted in Gingham.   Check out how these designers are using it!

How fun is this wall treatment?  CLICK HERE to see how this creative blogger did it!

Retail stores like Pottery Barn have indoor/outdoor pillows just in time for summer!

Inspiration by Carolina Herrera Spring 2017 dress shows you that Gingham is used as a chic and dramatic fabric.

Pottery Barn has these indoor/outdoor pillows just in time for Summer!

Whats the difference between Plaid an Gingham?  
TWO main differences:
1.  Gingham is always two colors.  Plaid is multiple colors. 
2.  Gingham is made up of lines that are equal sized.  Plaid has a lot of different sized lines.


Per Pinterest there has been a 50% rise in acrylic coffee tables, trays, and more! Pairing this material with more traditional, rustic, industrial or any other style, will add a modern twist and fun eclectic feel to any space.  See these ideas below!

Fun Accessories!  

Organize your office, make up area, and more with acrylic containers, staplers, tape, and so much more!