Tag Archives: Online Decorating

Steps To A Perfect Room ~ Getting Started

Standard

Steps to a Perfect Room

Getting Started (step 1 out of 10)

Need to figure out a few things before you get started.  Basically, how are you going to decorate your space!  You need a road map before you start this journey.  Find something that you love and that speaks to you.  This could be an area rug, wallpaper, fabric or piece of artwork.  From this we will get three critical pieces of  information.

1.  Style:  From the selected item that inspires you, you can determine what type of design style you gravitate to.  For example, you might enjoy a traditional feel or perhaps a cottage design.  This explains a lot about you.  For a list of different design styles, you can visit HGTV Design Styles Defined.

2.  Texture:  Is the item very silky or is it woven?  This will explain what type of appearance or feel the room will have.  Rule of thumb ~ the more heavier or course the texture, the more casual the feel is to a room.  For example, silk is very glamorous.

3.  Color:  Lastly, there are three major colors in a design, a base, contrast and accent color.   General rule of thumb is you need to have at least the accent color in the room three times.  Also, all three colors can be on the color wheel next to each other or in equal distances apart.  I have demonstrated this in my photo below from Olioboard.com.

Above is an example.  I started with the artwork of the fall leaves about the blue sky.  My base color is the blue, the contrast color is the orange and my accent color is chocolate brown.  On the color wheel, the blue and orange are contrasting colors and are equally apart.

(inspired by Sally Morse)

Sally Morse Design Seminar

Standard

Help Support Anna’s Journey to the Cure

Raising awareness and money for a local charity

3 Decorating Divas in conjunction

with RSVP cards, invitations, stationery presents:


Sally Morse
Interior Designer, Author & Speaker

She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, as well as writing articles for Better Homes & Gardens, Windows and Walls, Real Simple and other interior design publications. Sally will talk to us about:


 “The 10 Steps to a Perfect Room”

 

        Sally is Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas and in 2008 won the “Window Fashions Industry Icon” award.

 Thursday, September 22nd 6:30 PM

At RSVP cards, invitations, stationery

11337 West Lincoln Highway

Mokena, IL 60448

Requesting a minimum donation of $20 or more at the door

100% of the donation goes to anna’s journey to the cure

Refreshments and goodie bags for all that reserve a seat

Seating is limited so please RSVP

RESERVE SEATING REPLY TO:

Maureen Ph. 708-341-7667

email: info@3decoratingdivas.com

To find out more information on Sally Morse

 http://www.hunterdouglas.com/design-trends-meet-sally.jsp

Anna’s Journey to the Cure.

Anna’s Story
Nine year old Anna Rose was hospitalized and diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on March 29th, 2011, at Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. She began her treatment on March 30th in the pediatric ICU where she had many treatments which included surgeries to install ports for apheresis, numerous rounds of several different chemotherapies, bone marrow aspirations, spinal taps with chemotherapy, cranial radiation, and several transfusions of sort. The standard treatment for this disease is 2 ½ years, that is without complication and bone marrow transplant. Anna’s bone marrow failed the first stage of treatment and will be retested at Day 90. We are hoping for remission at this point so she can stay on the prescribed treatment until September 2013. A  transplant will extend the length of treatment.  She is facing unimaginable hardships. Kids and cancer should never be in the same sentence! At her side are her parents Alan, and Laura, and sisters Rebecca, Melanie and Abigail.With the downturn in insurance benefits, countless outpatient visits to the hospital, the harsh reality is an outrageous out of pocket expense. Mix in the loss of income for the 24/7 care of Anna and the result is a mounting financial, physical and emotional burden no one should have to endure.Please attend and/or strongly consider donating merchandise, services to give at the benefit, and/or gift cards for food and gas. You can also donate with a check payable to “Harris Bank Anna Bakotic Benefit fund”, or online by pay pal or with Visa, MC, AmEX, Discover through guest payment at the paypal option by clicking on the Register and Sponsor button below.
For more information about Anna’s story visit:  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/AnnasJourney2011

Shop ‘Til You Drop!!! A Teens Room….

Standard

 

Well, we haven’t had many posts lately…   been busy bringing the Diva out of people!  Here is one example of a teens room…  no Paris theme here!  We started with our fav thing to do…  SHOP!!!

Below is our deco board on Olioboard that we presented to the client.  Our room had a low budget and existing furniture.  The client didn’t want a rug in the room for medical reasons.  This room turned out fabulous as the Divas used a lot of pre-existing items that were already in the room AND shopped for sale items.

OB-Teen Bedroom


Our Inspiration


 IMG_8508

…this was our inspiration to our design.  We took some of our favorite places to shop and framed their “bag” in black frames and put scrapbooking papers as the background.  We hung the pictures from ceiling to floor to add height to the room and to also add more shopping bags of course!  It was hard to decide which stores to frame!! 

…the very very cute wire mannequin was a great find!  We located some on-line but they were over $100.  This one we came across was at Marshalls for $40 and was 100 times cuter!!!  We dressed up the mannequin with cute clothes, a purse, strand of pearls, glamorous pumps and of course, Channel shopping bag to demonstrate to our teenage girl how fun this mannequin can be!

 


Before and after photos


IMG_3723

IMG_8489

 

Above is the focal point of the room.  We moved the bed to the window and painted the wall black.

 

DSCF0255IMG_8334

 

We found this wonderful Gucci poster from an eye glass store that was literally throwing them away to replace them with the new summer eye wear line.  It was FREE!!!  We turned her computer desk into a vanity and hung the round mirror above (after photo was taken).  Please remember our clients design their own rooms according to our plan and can decorate their own space at their own pace.

 

IMG_3728IMG_8337

 

We removed the dresser and put the smaller dresser with hutch next to the pick accent wall.  This allows our teenager to display her photos and accomplishments.  We also found a matching Kate Spade box and cute chunky picture frame from Hobby Lobby.

 

IMG_3724IMG_8502

 

Here we removed the hutch from the desk and re-arranged the furniture for better flow and placement.   Again, we found the free Kate Spade poster from the Ophthalmologist office. Our client will hang the thick white framed bulletin board to showcase her favorite photos.

 

 

IMG_3725IMG_8325

 

The ceiling fan was replaced with this beautiful chandelier from Overstock.com.  This light only hung 22” which was critical in our 8’ ceilings.  This lamp was only $113!!  What a FAB difference!

 

IMG_8490IMG_8497

 

Above are some wide angle shoots of our complete room.  We decorated this space in two days and for under $500.  FABULOUS!!!

 

How Cute are these fabulous lamps from Hobby Lobby!!!  The were $90 a piece, but we found them on sale for 50% off!!  They add just a little glamour to the room and we suggested to our client to add fun bows and crystal pins to the shade!!

What do the 3 Decorating Divas do??  We offer an inexpensive way to have a professionally designed room!  We send you a design plan with everything you need to know to decorate your space including floor plans, concept photos, detailed listing of everything you need to purchase and details on everything you need to do to aquire the look.  Please go to our home page for more information!!!

English Dog Room

Standard

DSC_0023

Get your English on!!  After all,  the Royal Wedding is just around the corner.   Who said you have to live in the Windsor Castle to enjoy a fabulous English Dog room?  Here is a room fit for a King or Queen!

IMG_4054IMG_4052

 Most of the dog statues were purchased at HomeGoods.

 

DSC_0026DSC_0027 

DSC_0028DSC_0030

 

Get Your English Diva On!!!

 

DSC_0048

Black and white sitting room

Standard

Black & White Sitting Room

Come home and relax with a glass of wine!  Another idea with this room is to paint the ceiling black with the walls white.  Also, you could put in a white or black couch and then put color in the room with the pillow and accessories on the shelves.  That way you could change the room very easy.  In the spring, you could add soft pink color pillows/accessories or in the fall you could add brown and orange pillows/accessories.  Add personal touches in the background by adding cute black and white photos with a pop of red in the photo.

Click on the image above to see a listing of the furnishings in this image.

These boots aren’t just made for walking!!

Standard

photo-1

 
 Boot It!!  Luv your rubber Wellie boots??  They needn’t be confined to just running and jumping thru puddles.  Use your imagination!!  Some flowering branches like  Forsythia  tucked into your favorite rain boot can make a witty entry display for any front porch…
  
 
photo
 

Get your Diva on

 

Ugliest Bedroom Makeover Contest

Standard
Is your personal bedroom space not so personal?  Would you rather sleep on the couch than in your own bedroom?  Then enter to win a free online bedroom makeover!

3 Decorating Divas are an online decorator. We design a decorating plan of any space and send it to you.  It is up to you to implement the plan. This saves you money because you do the all the work!   Of course, if you are within the Chicagoland area, we will be more than happy to meet with you in person!  We also will do all the work for you for an additional cost.

All you have to do is go to www.3decoratingdivas.com, then navigate to the Questionnaire page, fill out the online questionnaire and submit your photos via email by April 30th. It is that easy!!

On May 1st, the 3 Decorating Divas will randomly select a winner. The winner will be notified on the 1st by email.

Go to www.3decoratingdivas.com for more information!!