GLAM Living Spaces (12.2020)

Kicking out 2020 with a GLAM BANG!

This year there was no shortage of beautiful interiors for me to drool over. (Thank you Vogue, ApartmentTherapy, and LivingEtc.) Which is not surprising since most of us spent a great deal of time in our homes.

‘Kayso, for your viewing pleasure (Drooling pleasure?), here some of my very favorites from 2020. (Skulls, animal prints, rock & roll, KITTIES, and plenty of bling!)

and I can’t let New Year’s Eve go by without including a Disco Ball…

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PANTONE 2021 color(s) of the year

Pantone announced their colors for 2021 (Yes, you read that right. There are 2.). They reminded me of a Post I did back in 2017.

Glamour::Xanthic - Yellow is a lovely color when paired with black – or even plum, but I happen to think it’s pure perfection with any shade of grey. It creates a nice balance (Yin-Yang) of masculine and feminine, ne pensez-vous pas?

I love grays and, although it’s not Pantone’s “Ultimate Gray 17-5104”, I painted one wall of my bedroom a light gray.

Interior Decor Trends lists Gray as the #2 most popular color for 2021. In the #1 spot? BLACK. (Natch.) So although gray is not “the new black” for 2021, it comes damn close!

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Bedroom Reboot ~ Part 1

As you can see from this 2017 Post, I’ve pretty much stayed with the same layout. (So glad that lovely gray wall was left untouched during my absence!)

I really needed drawer space and wanted something that would double as a bedside table AND fill-up that space between the bed and the closet. The chests I looked at were either too high or much too large. This chest, which is designed for a child’s room, was not only perfect in size and color but was on sale at Overstock. After applying a 15% coupon (Thank you, USPS.) and getting FREE delivery I paid just under $300 for a very well-made piece. It arrived a few days later in a box that was too heavy to get up the stairs so I had to unpack each piece and carry them up one-by-one. Easy to assemble, it only took me a couple of hours. (Ramses helped.)

Perfect! Well, almost. I felt it needed a bit of “bling” which I found at my neighborhood Big Lots. This set of Badgley Mischka crystal drawer knobs was on clearance at $9.00 for a set of four. I grabbed two sets.

I love my lamp and was heartbroken when Ramses broke the original shade. (You can see it sitting sans-shade on my new chest, above.) Lampshades come with three types of fitters:  Spider (the most common), clip-on, and uno. I needed a medium-sized shade with an uno fitting. Easier said than done… I bought the lamp many years ago at Target so I took a chance and went there first. As luck would have it they had discontinued carrying the medium size. I tried the large but it looked absolutely ridiculous on the base. I had no luck online either and had just about given up when serendipity happened as a result of a spur-of-the-moment trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond. (I’m not always good with patience, but sometimes you just gotta have it.) I like it better than the original one.

I didn’t want to drive to hell and back looking for a comforter with a white-and-black pattern. I knew I wouldn’t find what I wanted anywhere around here. (Back in the 80’s I wouldn’t have had this sort of problem.) Amazon to the rescue with the perfect bed-in-a-bag ensemble. But I needed more than one set of sheets. So back to Big Lots where I not only found a reasonably-priced set of solid gray sheets BUT I also found an even cooler set of black-and-white animal print sheets for $8. (I’m all for buying on-line when you have no other alternative, but this is a perfect example of why it pays to browse brick-and-mortar stores. Neither the crystal drawer knobs nor this sheet set were listed anywhere on Big Lots’ website.)

What do you think? So far so good?

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Your cleaning efforts – based on your Zodiac Sign

How about some Thank God It’s Friday Fun.

What’s the one thing you’re forgetting to clean, based on your Zodiac Sign? Here’s mine:

(LOL! So true!!)

Can you guess who forgets to sanitize their phone? Who’s turned off by cleaning the inside of trash cans? And which sign hates cleaning air vents?

Apartment Therapy breaks down the worst cleaning habits of all twelve signs right here.

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GLAM Living Spaces (12.2019)

The last GLAM Living Spaces Post of 2019. I’ve got a mix of decorating ideas here:  Christmas, jewel tones, animal prints (Natch), whimsical, one skull, and a hint of Spring to come. Enjoy!

I’m all over the leopard-print stair runner…

not to mention this poster!

I’m also IN LOVE with rich, jewel tones – and they work wonderfully with the holiday season.

This vintage file card cabinet functions beautifully storing shoes (or other accessories).

A claw foot bathtub in PLUM!?! Fuck yeah!

Although a bit too colorful for my taste, this entryway brought a smile to my face.
One could always replace the galoshes with a collection of unexpected items
(Stuffed animals? Vintage toys? Antique dolls?)
The message here is to ditch the usual flower arrangement and “think outside the box”.

The right kind of SKULL accessory is appropriate any time, in any space.

These purples and greens just scream SPRING to me.
(This time of year I keep telling myself “It’s just around the corner.”
Maybe if I click my heels together…)

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