For most of the country, temperatures have been dropping since late August. For us Las Vegans it’s still in the 80’s. Nonetheless, Fall is just around the corner… this coming Wednesday to be exact. With the change in seasons comes a natural shift in design. Here at APJ we have an idea of which trends should make their way into your home and those that will fade away with summer! Wanna know how? I wish I could say it’s because we’re psychic, but we’re not (boo!). It might have something to do with our huge appetite for design (hello my name is Lisa, I am addicted to Pinterest & Instagram), or possibly it’s because we attended the always popular seminar “Ahead of the Curve” during Las Vegas Market last month…
Let’s face it, the dorm room life is a squished life. I was reminded of the fact as I dropped my younger sister off at BYU to start her sophomore year. We arrived at her apartment, took a look at the worn-out cabinets and shelves, entered the bathroom to see that the toilet didn’t flush, and there was mold growing in the corners of the shower. Typical college apartment, right? It doesn’t have to be! With the discovery of some mahogany stain under the kitchen sink, we spruced up damaged areas of the wood, bought some bleach and cotton balls to soak the moldy areas and quickly notified maintenance about the toilet (S.O.S.!) Thanks for the help, mom! With these projects underway, we went to decorating the (under furnished) apartment. Here are a few tips that guided us to making her dorm-like apartment her home for the next few months. We hope you can use and share these tips too!
In this day and age there are a gazillion options to choose from when it comes to finding inspiration. An APJ favorite is Pinterest of course, but Instagram has a special place in our hearts!! We wouldn’t mind if our job was to peruse these amazing accounts all day long…
We’re often looking for a design solution to bring our home or business to the next level. We tend to shy away from the thought of using large scale murals for a variety of reasons, such as the fear of looking tacky, but there’s a classy way of doing it! Here are some installations that prove it can be a great option for all of us.
Earlier this weekend and last weekend we flooded you with tons of pictures from our week at Las Vegas Market! I sure hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as we enjoyed taking them. If you need to catch up, check out Market Roundup: Boutique Home Décor and Celebrating 10 Years Part 1. The fun isn’t over yet though, here are the rest of our findings.
Hats off to Las Vegas Market for hosting quite the party last week! With over 5 million square feet of showroom space to see in five days, we were busy bees. If you missed my Las Vegas Market Tips post, catch up HERE to see how we approached this challenging feat.
There was an entire new floor at Las Vegas Market this year focused on Boutique Home Decor. As we talk with clients and friends about what they need help with in their home, a lot of them say “I need help decorating!” There are so many accessories out there for us to use in every space throughout our home. With all sorts of vendors catering towards home decor at Market, we’re bringing you a few of our favorites-I really think you’ll like!
With the majority of my clientele being of the male population, I have come up with a tried and true formula for a kick ass masculine space-minus the violence of course! Incorporate these fundamental furnishings and any man is sure to love his décor.
Elle Decor recently published a post titled “How to Decorate With Polk Dots Like An Adult” and I was totally inspired by it! I mean, just look at this art piece- it screams classy.
For me, Mother Nature is the most profound inspiration when it comes to design. Everyday I am amused by the beauty she shows me. From the simplest objects such as a textured leaf, to the intricate markings of a leopard… I am never left without wonder. I love observing the shapes of clouds, the stars alignment at night, the way the sunlight reflects off seashells as water passes over them. With summer in full effect, I am crushing on anything and everything iridescent. How could you not?!