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Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy visiting my page as much as I am enjoying creating it. Please come back as many times as you want. Contact me at chiquiandita@gmail.com for inquiries or to submit articles or pictures of your décor. You may visit my shop at chiquianditashop.etsy.com.

Thank you for visiting my casa!

Tania


"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
Lori Fradella
Source: apartmenttherapy.com

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MIRROR MARKET

Wayfair.com




A mirror brings brightness, light, and the illusion of spaciousness to any room.  Take a look at some of my favorites ranging from simple to more adorned mirrors.







Available at CB2





Available at Crate and Barrel
Available at YLiving

 



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

STREAMLINED DESIGN


You don't have to live in a loft or be a staunch minimalist to love cool, contemporary decor.  Are you looking for the perfect home furnishings?  Whether furnishing a new place or seeking a few finishing touches, HauteLook offers  modern sectionals, sleek dining sets, architecturally-inspired chandeliers and more designs to make the perfect space at closeout prices you won't want to miss! Visit Haute Look to find beautiful furniture and home accessories. Haute Look also has amazing clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. 
Haute Look

Haute Look


Monday, May 27, 2013

THE MONOCHROMATIC WALL















I love seeing  black and white on the walls. The clean contrast of this  neutral palette makes it chic in any season. Select prints—all in black, white, and shades of gray— from sources like All Posters.com or Poster.com or Art.com.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Modern + Colorful Baby Room

via Domino Magazine
Pastel color on the walls and a bold color area rug makes this nursery room the perfect place for the baby to sleep and play with mom and dad. Well-designed with accents that can be used in any room in the house.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Top 10 Most Cost-Effective-Renovations



via Domino Magazine 

Navigating Domino archives, I found Juliette Hohnen   fastest and cheapest renovation advices to boost the value of your home.
The Top 10 Most Cost-Effective-Renovations
1. First impressions are key, so pay special attention to your house's approach: A front door cheerily repainted and with a new knocker, flanked by potted plants, prepares visitors to be wowed by what's inside.
2. Stick to cosmetic changes, and stay away from any structural renovations that require elaborate permits or architects and can quickly devour funds. Hire your own subcontractors to save money and to keep an eye on the budget.
3. Spend money on top-of-the-line appliances like Viking ranges and Sub-Zero fridges for high-end flair that raises a property's selling power.
4. Bathrooms and kitchens deserve upgrades, not overhauls. Avoid reconfiguring the plumbing (unless you want sticker shock), replace old built-ins with inexpensive freestanding units (such as those from IKEA) and swap sinks, faucets and other fixtures for a quick fix.
5. Repaint or refinish existing surfaces. Replacing woodwork and floors is a huge undertaking, but many need only varnish or polish to look like new. See what's underneath your floor before you decide to lay down a new one, and strip a window before going as far as removing it.
6. Switch out doorknobs, light fixtures and other hardware. These details go a long way toward enhancing a house's appearance and can be done with nothing more than a screwdriver. (Look for vintage light fixtures at flea markets or on eBay.)
7. Color and design choices should be simple. Everything looks better after a coat of white paint, and a neutral palette and basic style are most appealing to prospective buyers when it comes time to sell—a blank canvas allows people to project their own fantasies.
8. Opt for off-the-shelf products where possible. Design with standard sizes and elements in mind; custom features are expensive and often require pricey installation.
9. Use modest materials in high-design ways to give spaces instant impact. Basic wood doors get luxe shine from multiple coats of high-gloss paint. Concrete floors look great and are much cheaper than wood. An affordable sheet of zinc creates the perfect backsplash.
10. Landscape smartly. Plants mask a multitude of sins. Instead of making major changes to the hardscape, spread wood chips and position shrubs and flowers to liven up the views from windows and draw the eyes out.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White Floors

I absolutely love white floors.  White floors may not be a practical choice for many, but there is something about white floors that constantly attract me. Some white floor choices could be white wood , marble, white cork and even white cement floors.


via Pinterest 
via Domino Magazine

via Pinterest

via Pinterest, source unknown

Front Door Colors

Painting your front door is the easiest of makeovers and the first impression to your house. Paint your house a bold color or perhaps you would like stay neutral with a different shade. Check out these different, designer looking front door colors--from beautiful mint to acid lime. All images from diynetwork.com










Monday, May 20, 2013

Bursts of Color




Color hits the fashion world as well as home interiors, too. 





westelm.com

westelm.com

bluedot.com
westelm.com

dwr.com

dwr.com


Mix one or  two colors with neutral to give your room — or patio — the casually hip vibe decorators spend hours perfecting.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Modern Light

Take a look a this beautiful house, by Shaun Lockyer Architects,  located in Queensland, Australia. 

Love the high ceilings, neutral features and  natural light!











Architect: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Photography: Scott Burrows

Visit Contemporist for more pictures of this modern and minimal family home.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Temporary Wallpaper


The Geometric Pattern of These Wallpapers Will Enliven Your Decor














The Zee Wallpaper Collection from Tempaper is self-adhesive, "peel-and-stick," temporary wallpaper that can be applied and removed easily. This wallpaper is the ideal product for the renter, dorm-room occupant, school teacher and home owner who is not comfortable committing to a permanent change in their environment. Easy and a simple "do-it-yourself" approach to decorating. Just make sure to apply the paper onto a smooth, primed and painted surface. I found these great Tempaper at Home Decorators.












And for the creative artist in your home use the Tempaper Wallpaper By You, which lets you paint your room or your child's room just as you'd like. Great for the bedroom or playroom area, even for the basement so your friends and family can "autograph" your space.




Friday, May 17, 2013

Modern Window Covering



homedecorators.com
If covering your windows with curtain panels made of fabric is not a choice, consider using  etched glass film. The Etched Glass Window Film self adheres to any smooth glass surface. The translucent image is visible from both sides of the window, providing style and privacy simultaneously. This thin, flexible window film is made of a durable vinyl that can be removed in minutes and leaves no residue.
This is a great do-it-yourself project for the weekend, easy to apply, which provides UV protection and is not affected by heat, cold, steam  or humidity. The film comes in 3 different sizes and is available at Home Decorators.

homedecorators.com

Glamorous New York Kitchen



One of my favorite websites, full of ideas and inspiration, features a beautiful kitchen. The kitchen has a great view of glamorous New York.   Visit REMODELISTA for more pictures of this amazing apartment remodeled by Platt Dana.


Take special attention to details like the marble counter top and wood colors. 



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