Inside The Obamas’ New Home

Although President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will bid a fond farewell to the White House in January, they will still be in the neighborhood. While youngest daughter Sasha completes high school, the Obamas will live in a beautiful 8,000 sq ft home about two miles from the White House.  Although I’m sure nothing compares to the experience of living in the White House, the Obamas’ new home ain’t too shabby. Let’s take a peek inside shall we?



 Inside the Obamas’ Post Presidential Pad

The Obamas’ new home, located in the exclusive D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, was built in 1928 and has nine bedrooms and eight and half bathrooms.

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The Tudor style home has a spacious living room and dining room, a finished downstairs family room/media room as well as au-pair suite.

 

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The Obamas’ new home also has an oversized terrace with formal gardens, and a courtyard with enough space for the First Lady to plant a small vegetable garden.

 

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An Empire Inspired Dining Room: Love the Look, Get the Look

Lucious Lyon, hip hop mogul from the hit show Empire,  may be a shady businessman. But, you can’t deny his home is fabulous! if you’re obsessed with the lavish decor of Lucious Lyon’s lair like I am, here is a little inspiration that will help you live like a Hollywood mogul.

An Empire Inspired Living Room: Love the Look, Get, the Look

 

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  1. Brass Accent Table with Bevel Glass Top – Etsy
  2. El Dorado Chrome Chandelier – Lighting Plus
  3. Moira Velvet Arm Dining Chair – Overstock.com
  4. Mallory Cabinet – Joss and Main
  5. Modern Black Crocodile Lacquer Dining Table – Z Furniture
  6. Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs (2) – Chairish.com

 

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  1. Abstract Oil Painting of Woman – AloH Boutique at Etsy.com
  2. Ming Boxes (set of 2) – Z Gallerie
  3. Abstract Women 015 by Coporate Art Task Force – FineArtAmerica.com
  4. Pineapple Decor – Joss and Main; Art Nouveau Sheherezade Bust – House of Drama Rose at Etsy.com ; Iron Artichoke Decorative Finial – Target
  5. Augmented Tetrahedron Sculpture – AllModern.com
  6. Venus de Milo Figurine – Candiland Art at Etsy.com

 

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Steal These Decorating Ideas from Lucious Lyon

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If you’re like most people I know, you may have been sucked into the life of hip hop mogul, Lucious Lyon and his spit fire ex-wife, Cookie from the Fox hit show, Empire. Every week, my friends tune in to the epic family and business drama of the Lyon family. Now, I must admit, the over-the-top, Dynasty-esque quality of the show isn’t exactly my thing. But, I AM obsessed with the luxurious, large-than-life set designs – especially Lucious Lyon’s lair. The decor is bold, unique, with glitz and glam to spare – All key elements of my personal favorite design style, Hollywood Regency. if you’re craving Lucious Lyon’s luxe Hollywood Regency style, here is how you too, can live like a Hollywood mogul.

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INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE QUIZ: What Is Your Decorating Style?

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Let me tell you a little story. Jane started reading the INTERIORStyle by Kiki blog and following  INTERIORStyle on Pintrest,  She got super excited and inspired to finish the decorating project she’s been putting off forever. Jane looked at the furniture and decor she’d accumulated over the years. She noticed her things didn’t really make sense together. And more importantly, she didn’t particularly love the things she had and they didn’t really reflect her personality. Jane was suffering from a major decorating identity crisis.  Does this sound like you? Don’t worry. It can happen to the best of us. There are so many interior design styles out there, it’s  easy to get confused about which one suits you. On top of that, knowing which styles can be mixed can be even more confusing. Don’t worry, your condition is totally curable. The first step is pinpointing your personal interior design style. How you decorate your space should be a reflection of your personality and your style. Not sure what your interior design style is? Take this What Is My Decorating Style quiz to discover which interior design style suits you the best.  (more…)

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Chic Office Supplies That Will Brighten Your Work Day

My passion for “making things pretty” doesn’t stop at interior decorating. Having a pretty work space is must for me. My black and white floral print day planner, my damask mouse pad, or my “Strong Woman Never Settle” plaque somehow, give me that extra push I need to conquer tight deadlines, email overload, and marathon conference calls. Whether you have an expansive office with a panoramic view, an officle (i.e. cubicle/office) like me, or a home office, adding a few whimsical, chic office supplies that are functional can give your desk a jolt of energy – and a touch of style.

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1. Divoga Pink Glitter Composition Book – Office DepotTake It or Reef It Notebook – Modcloth ~ Day Designer Planner – Anthropologie

2. Nate Berkus File Folders – Target ~ Kate Spade New York File Folders (Set of 6), Gold Strip – Casa.com

3. Nate Berkus™ Desktop Organizer –Target ~ Parfum Bottle Coin Bank – Z Gallerie

5. Snip in Style Gold Scissors – See Jane Work ~  Nate Berkus™ Limited Edition Swingline 747 StapleTarget

6. Everyday I’m Hustlin’ – Gold Dust | Spiral Notebook – Red Bubble  ~ 2016 Kate Spade New York 17-Month Agenda – Swoozies

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1. See Jane Work® File Folder Set, Pack of 6 – Office Depot 

2. Day Designer Planner – Anthropologie ~ Boss Lady Notebook – Journal & Company

3. Diamond BookendsZ Gallerie

4. Hello Gorgeous Mug – Joss and Main ~ Vintage Teal Damask Mouse Pad – Amazon

5. Diamond Pen and Paperweight – Z Gallerie ~ Kantek Acrylic Stapler – Amazon

6. See Jane Work Faux Leather PortfolioOffice Depot

7. Navy Stripe Magazine Box – Emily Ley ~  See Jane Work Binder Clips – Office Depot

 

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How To Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Let’s face it, most of us aren’t lucky enough to live in airy, palatial mansions. We often find ourselves trying to cram our lives and belongings into tiny spaces. But just because a room is short on square footage doesn’t mean it has to be short on style. Follow these designer’s tricks to make small rooms look larger and much more inviting.


 

How To Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Tricks From the Design Pros That Work!

 


 

Lighten Up

Select a light or neutral color scheme and add a few bold accent pieces. Light colors reflect light which will make small rooms look larger.

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Hang ‘Em High

Hang drapes 4-5 inches above the actual window. This draws the eyes up and creates the illusion of higher ceilings and a more expansive room.

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall

The reflection of a large framed mirror on the wall can make your room appear twice its size – and brighter.

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Fall in Love with Lucite

Clear lucite or acrylic tables and chairs help create an illusion of a brighter, airier space. And they add a touch of elegance to the room.

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Show a Little leg

Opt for sofas and armchairs with raised legs, which creates a sense of light and space.

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Expensive-Looking, Super Affordable Decor

For many of us, April means a nice little gift from Uncle Sam – income tax refunds! It’s a perfect time to start a new decorating project or complete an existing one. You’ll be happy to know that finding your dream pieces doesn’t mean you have to spend your whole tax refund on one item. It’s quite possible to find gorgeous, expensive-looking pieces at super affordable prices. Don’t believe me? Take a peek at what I’ve found – beautiful furniture and decor to help you create the look for less in your home.



Get the Look for Less: Expensive-looking, Affordable Decor

 

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Engstrom End Table ($167.95) – Joss and Main

 

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Ina Arm Chair ($360.95) – Joss and Main

 

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Gourd Table Lamp with Seagrass Shade ($49.99) – Target

 

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Golden Mosaic Vases ($23.96 – $31.96) Pier 1 Imports

 

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LABORG Rug 4’4″ x 6’5″ ($19.99) Ikea

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