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Diva 411 Oh, That’s So Audrey!

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Diva 411 Oh, That’s So Audrey

Audrey Hepburn. She is an actress, quintessential style icon and a true humanitarian. Women around the world are still dazzled by her elegant spirit, graceful manner, and timeless sophistication. In the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, we saw Ms. Holly Golightly window shopping at Tiffany’s. We fell in love with the fun and whimsical Ms. Holly Golightly. Audrey set the style for many enduring fashion trends that we possess in our closets today. It’s also time to get a little “Oh, that’s so Audrey” back into the way we dress our rooms. Happy Birthday Audrey!!!! May 4th, 1929.

The Divas took a look into Audrey’s closet for some decorating inspiration and here is what we found. Oh, that little black dress. It first made her famous in the movie “Sabrina” and later in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Ladies, you can never go wrong with that little black dress. We all have one or two in our closets. Embellish them with a chic necklace with lots of pearls and shimmer for that modern elegant look. Another cute example of Audrey’s influence on our clothing trend is the classic white button down shirt with a collar that she first wore in the movie “Roman Holiday”. Who doesn’t have this staple in their closet? Dress it up or wear with a pair of your favorite jeans. Let’s not forget about her fancy pants! We are talking about her skinny ankle pants. Today we find them a must! Whatever color you choose, perhaps tiffany blue or our favorite blue jean, they are simply fabulous! They make it so easy to create your own style. And last brighten up any rainy day by using a modern mandarin orange colored trench coat. Ms. Holly Golightly looked darling in her trench coat while looking for a cat in the pouring rain.

The Divas also took a peek at Audrey’s wonderful trend setting accessories for more decorating inspiration. The first thing we spotted was the timeless Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Speedy 30 handbag. This style was launched back in 1930, but came alive again in 1965 when Audrey Hepburn asked Henri-Louis Vuitton to create a smaller sized handbag just for her, which is still made. The Divas just love all the vintage pictures of Audrey Hepburn carrying her own Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag. Just dreamy!! Next, put a little Audrey in your step with ballet flats. She loved flats and kitten heels and wore them with everything. Today, we love the comfort and the style of both these lovelies. And last but not least, let’s not forget about the fabulous black Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that she wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. This sensational trendy look is all the rage again today.

Now, the Divas applied her fashion trends towards our decorating. We capture Audrey’s style in the way we dress our rooms. Simple and elegant is what we are striving for in our decorating design. We created this charming Diva office. First, we start with the walls inspired from Audrey’s fancy skinny ankle pants. The Divas selected the closest match called Day At The Jewelers paint from Valspar purchased at Lowe’s (paint number is AR2004). We also added a whimsical touch with this tree wall decal in black ($95 from wallstickersoutlet.com). How cute to add your beloved family photos in different size black frames to the decal to create your own family tree? Black frames are inspired by Audrey’s little black dress and sunglasses! Next, we added white furniture that will showcase the fabulous colors in this room. A white desk ($449 from Dwell), a Chippendale Chair ($189 from homedecorators.com) and white lamps ($193 from Lumens Lighting) are inspired from Audrey’s white shirt. Our Diva twist is to add a splash of mandarin orange as our accent color inspired by Audrey’s trench coat. This will give us that modern pop of color to finish off this “Oh, That’s So Audrey look”. We added this fabulous mandarin orange rug ($63 from rugsale.com), wingback chairs ($399 from allmodern.com), linen nailhead stools ($718 from Zinc Door), curvy vase ($28 from Anthropologie), and last a mandarin orange throw pillow ($58 from Layla Grayce). The Divas love love love this Louis Vuitton tray, which we found in Audrey’s closet, our favorite accessory, the Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag.

Here is another cute diva design that we found using Audrey as an inspiration. Audrey Hepburn loved her bike. She rode all over the movie studio grounds while filming her movies. We bought this old bike from a local thrift store for only $10.00 and painted it with Day At The Jewelers paint (paint number is AR2004 from Valspar purchased at Lowe’s). We added a basket purchased for only $1.00 from the same thrift shop and added lots of flowers. This would look great just leaning against a fence for that whimsical outside décor!

But wait, look who’s been shopping! One of the 3 Decorating Divas, Kayley as shown in the photo by Pinky Promise Photography! The Tiffany shopping bag and vintage hat box finishes our look. This fun idea would be an unexpected gem for your garden.

Have fun and make it your own from the 3 Decorating Divas, Maureen Kocsis, Carina Kocsis and Kayley Grieve!! Check out the website to see full color article at http://www.3decoratingdivas.com

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Shop ‘Til You Drop!!! A Teens Room….

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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.

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Our Inspiration


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…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


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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

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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!!!

The Pink Bedroom

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Pink is such a great color for so many reasons!! The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing. Pink is often used to represent women or young girls.

 

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(Decoboard made by Carina Kocsis)

You can visit my decoboard at www.sampleboard.com. I especially love the lamp with the black feathered lamp shade. I also love the armless chairs above, the one on the right was just advertised on HomeGoods website.

   

 

I found this chair on Overstock.com for $243.99.

 

 

 

  This cute light is from Homedepot.com and is selling for $209!!    When I think of pink, it reminds me of spring, happiness and warmth. Not a bad color to put in your room! Any shade of pink goes well with just about any color you can put with it. Have a teenage daughter or need to dress up a drab college dorm? All you need is the color pink!  Below is a photo of a room the 3 Decorating Divas decorated for a six year old little girl who loves the color pink. We paired it with the cute color lime green and some Paris accents. Pink BedroomCute girls room  

 

 Pink is predicted to be this year’s hottest hue. Everywhere you look, there is pink! It is the color for breast cancer awareness, pink toasters, blenders and mixers, pink furniture, clothes, even some professional sports teams wear pink! Real men wear pink! Pink is associated with a number of things in our every day life. Mary Kay products, the Pink Ladies (from Grease), Victoria Secret’s Pink clothing line, and let’s not forget the Pink Panther! Don’t forget the famous singer, Pink!