In the sketch book: spa colors


A quick watercolor sketch …


Paint Colors by Chip it!® Sherwin-Williams®

What a crazy winter weather up north, hope everyone is warm and safe in their homes with loved ones.  Speaking of love, I painted a quick watercolor study sketch of a room that caught my eye on Instagram.  Turns out it was of Megan Hess.  Megan is well-known fashion illustrator from Australia.  Her illustrations are so beautiful!! Here’s the link to her portfolio.  Her beautiful bedroom has gorgeous white draperies, Ralph Lauren black and white stripe wall paper, and a sumptuous cozy chair. Love this room!!

Who knew this was her room? Not me, this is why is so important to post the names of designers, and creatives of their work when it’s shared in social media.  I know I have the same fault, but it’s never to late to start, right?

More interior rendering and sketches to come!

Thanks for stopping by!


Ana Then

Three years Blog Anniversary!

Happy Blog Anniversary


happy blog anniversary

Hello friends, it’s hard to believe it’s only been three years since I published my first post (more like an image lol). I love to read Interior Design, and fashion magazines, and as time went by, well you know the pills of magazines start needing more like a room :) So, this was a great idea, to journal my favorite interior designer rooms, home decor and furnishings, color combos, plus interior decorating trends. And as I look back it looked more like a mood board/decor idea board. How great was that, and then I was invited to join Pinterest…… well the rest is history :)

 Anyway, I have a special project in the works for a special little princess, more on that soon.  Also, finally the grand opening of my Etsy shop in November. Stay tuned!!

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I welcome your comments, (Only nice ones) :)

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Wednesday’s Inspiring Quotes

Happy Wednesday!!



Sometimes creativity draws a “Big”

inspiring quotes

blank …


Staying focused with all responsibilities, (business or family life) and daily activities can slow us down, even to a dead stop.


It’s not easy, it takes commitment and the desire to continue.

Pinterest WLI

~ Never, Never, Never give up – Winston Churchill ~

And for us women the nurturer of family, especially so.


But, we continue because of the dream, a love for life, a love for family.


~Do what you “Love” what you Do! ~

take life by the horn quote

~Take Life by the Horn~


~ Life Learn to Dance in the Rain ~

And Always, Always


~ Stay True, Stay You ~

And . . .

Authentic Quotes

If you’re “Your Authentic Self”

you have no competition – Scott Stratten

[Authentic Self ] is the Key word! ~Words to Live By

Be in-Love with . . .


art quotes

~ Be Happy. Be Bright. Be You. ~ Period!!

And . . .


~ Be Happy Eat Chocolate ~

Find more inspiring quotes on my

Quotes to Live by Pinterest Board. And if I got your chocolate cravings going, you can find delicious chocolate recipes there too.

Thanks so much for following me here and on facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, houzz, LinkedIn,

Have a wonderful Week all!



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Love the Look? I can help you with selection of furniture and home décor to get this look. Use the contact form and send me a note. I look forward in helping you create your beautiful space!

Happy Weekend!
xo Ana

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Visual Décor Boards | Using animated Gifs


On Trend … Yellow!

It’s everywhere, in home décor to fashion.

Visual Décor Boards | Yellow Black White | Using animated Gifs

Designing with the the color yellow on trend in home design and fashion.

Here’s an example of how to use this fresh and sunny color.  Having a little fun with technology and 3D design boards. How do you like?

For more “yellow color inspiration,” check out my design boards on Pinterest

Need help in your décor project? I’m here to help! Send me an e-mail or use contact page here.

xo Ana

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Fab Friday Finds! | Red Hot | Home Decor

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Happy February ~ At the shop today, the Color red, red, and more red! Fab furnishings, art, lighting, pillows, and lovely mirrors. You can find these items at my design shop. Room designs by White Linen Interiors and coveted collages of home decor and furnishings. Click on the image! See you there!!



BTW ~ Changes in my design services here at White Linen Interiors, Stay Tuned . . .

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Pretty Centerpieces | Home Decor Ideas | South Florida


Pinterest top  Pinned Centerpieces of 2012 Pinterest

Here is an image gallery of the most pinned and liked on my Pinterest BoardEntertaining with Style and Centerpieces.


Which flower centerpiece and candles did you like the best? I love the bling and sparkly one. If I pinned it, I love it!! :)

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You can view these on my Pinterest  Boards click here

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Winter White Sparkle | Home Decor Ideas

Winter White Decorating Ideas Miami Style!


“Home Furnishings and Decor Accessories that Sparkle with Style!”

The winter season is upon us, and if you are looking to update your traditional style home furnishing and decor to a more modern or contemporary style, but far from trendy look, this is the perfect curated design board for you!

Shop the Look


Image Winter White Sparkle Decor Idea Board | white linen interiors, llc Miami Interior Decorating

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Curated “Winter White Sparkle” items counter clockwise:

  1. Silver Scupture: Winnipeg Large Iron Dandelion Sculpture Arteriors
  2. Murcury-look glass vases: Canteen Vases  Go Home
  3. Cocktail Table: Winston Nickel Coffee Table  Worlds Away
    1. White sofa: Workshop  Bernhardt Design
  4. Chandelier White: Barbara Cosgrove
  5. Mirror Wall Decor: Keshia Iron Wall Sculpture   Arteriors
  6. White vase: hedgehog  Jonathan Adler
  7. White Candle Holder: Utopia Stiltwalkers
  8. Silver Star Fish: Starla Polished Nickel Starfish, Set of 2  Arteriors
  9. Mirror: Treillage Polished Stainless Mirror  Worlds Away

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Fashion + Decor | Orange Crush | Home Decor

Happy Sunday all! I love fall, the season of change, -and less humidity here in South Florida – Halleluiah!  This weekend I’ve been re-organizing and cleaning  up my Pinterest boards, yes making  them pretty for all the new products and images that are calling my name :)  [hint, hint.]  Anyway, as I was changing and deleting I came across this gorgeous beaded dress by Jenny Packham, Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Don’t you think? Well, if you may remember, a while back I started blogging about how your fashion style is a great starting point when decorating your home.  Decorating with your favorite fashion style, it makes your space that much more personal. Select your favorite piece of clothing from your closet, choose three colors from it, and if it’s a solid like in this dress, add your choice of accessories to the mix for a more dynamic look. To help in making the selection easier, use a design “mood board” to visualize the look before you buy. Easy peasy!

For inspirational rooms with the color “orange” “tangerine tango” and “orange spice” click here, and here.

  I was inspired by the simple style in this solid bold orange dress the beads, the model’s hair style and color.

Color Scheme Mood Board Living Room: Contemporary Style with bold orange for accent, neutral color (white heron) to calm the bright, and dark brown to ground the room.


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This design board created on

Paint color palette by Sherwin-Williams:

White Heron, Woodsy Brown, Obstinate Orange

If you would like more information about the furniture and accessories, please stop by my Project Decor Style Exchange design shop.


 “Get The Look”

Speaking of “Gorgeous” check out this vivid sunny saffron-orange color rug! Love, Love!!

Ainu – Stephanie Odegard Collection – Saffron color



Simply sophisticated and elegant with a feminine flair.

Madeleine by Bernhardt Design



Capri Teardrop Lamp by Jonathan Adler



Walnut Desmond Screen by Jonathan Adler



Trinity Wooden Boxes,set of 2 by Arteriors



Tilda 5L Natural Wood/Iron Chandelier by Arteriors



Winnipeg Large iron Dandelion Sculpture by Arteriors


20121118-011301.jpgCassidy Orange Porcelain Vase by Arteriors

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Win a “Free Online Design Consult Contest”

Good Monday, hope all is well with everyone …

Do you have a decorating dilemma? Don’t know where to start with your house, apartment, room color scheme? Is your room’s furniture placement not working for you? Too many fabric choices, and don’t know what will work best? November is here and you need a fresh look for your seasonal decorating? Is hiring an Interior Decorator not in your budget right now?

Well Then ….

This decorating contest is the one you shouldn’t  pass up!!!

Follow the contest rules below to be eligible to win!!


*E-Mail your entries to

“Like” us on Facebook and Facebook pages

Share with your friends

Good luck to all

The winner will be selected on Monday November 19, 2012 @ 12 pm EST

*Updated post: Contest closed.

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Thanks for your votes! Before and After Design Challenge | HOME DECOR

Hello readers and Happy Sunday!!

As you may already know, I am a current member of #Olioboard, a website where you can create mood board designs of interior spaces or anything really that inspires you in 2D and 3D. So, I have entered this month two design mood boards, one in  Olioboard’s monthly challenge and another one in Dormify College Style Design sponsored contest. The Before and After design challenge ends tomorrow [Monday] and I would greatly appreciate your loves (votes) on my board.  Here’s the link to my Olioboard profile page and below are the two boards.  Thanks so much!! xoxo


 Before and After design Challenge

My design style is “Traditional Modern” [Transitional] and though I love “white interiors” and neutral hues, I also love to use bold colors.

[1] Before and After | Traditions Bedroom

About this board: For the “Modern Traditionalist”

The style of this bedroom I designed is neutral traditional but with a modern sensibility, simple non-ornate, very sophisticated glam look.  Do you love this board? Here are the links to retail stores where you can get the look:


Home decor and furniture pieces I used:

  1. The Bed: Queen Ann Iron Double Canopy Bed – Layla Grayce
  2. Bedding: Lili Alessandra Chloe Diamond Quilted Velvet Silver Coverlet or Set – Layla Grayce 
  3. Mirror: Hand Etched Palazzo Venetian Mirror – The Well Appointed House
  4. Lamp: Arteriors Saffron Polished Brass Table Lamp – Zinc Door
  5. Chandelier: Arteriors Maxim Iron Beaded Chandelier – Zinc Door
  6. Gold screen: Arteriors Gilded Wood Open-Work Screen – Zinc Door
  7. Bench: Colette King Bench – Crate & Barrel
  8. Benjamin Moore Color Palette:

pashmina, silver satin, gold leaf, aged bronze, white heron, black beauty, Benjamin Moore Paints Olioboard

From Left to right: Black Beauty, Pashmina, Silver Satin, White Heron, Aged Bronze, Gold Leaf.

Queen Ann Iron Double Canopy Bed

Luxury bed linens

Lili Alessandra Chloe Diamond Quilted Velvet Silver Coverlet or Set

Hand Etched Palazzo Venetian Mirror

Lamp: Arteriors Saffron Polished Brass Table Lamp

Chandelier: Arteriors Maxim Iron Beaded Chandelier

Arteriors Gilded Wood Open-Work Screen


Colette King Bench



[2] and Dormify College Style Design Contest

White dorm room decor ideas and product info.

Senior Year Dorm Room Decor  3D MoodBoard

Products info on this dorm room decor board are:

Study area:

1.  Daily System – Pin board in Linen White  – Pottery Barn

2.  Daily System – Magnetic white board calender – Pottery Barn

3.  Daily System – Chalkboard – Pottery Barn

4.  Spotlight White 58″ Desk- Crate & Barrel

5.  Presley Cabinet in White – Crate & Barrel

6.  Metal Swing Arm Lamp in Black – Dormify

7. Wall sticker photo in black – Dormify

8. Brocade pencil holder in black – Dormify

9. Brocade letter holder – Dormify

10.  Black Tchotchke Shelves – The Container Store

11. SNILLE Swivel chair, black – Ikea

12.  Garbino® Can by Karim Rashid for Umbra® – The Container Store

13. BRIMNES 3 drawer chest, white – Ikea

Apartment Decor:

14. Modern Weave Handled Basket, Natural – West Elm

15.  Personal Speakers – Neon Paisley – Dormify

16.  Teen Vogue Modern Chair – Dormify

17.  Zuo Wilco Glossy black table – Dormify

18.  Zebra rug – Walmart

19. Sway Style Safari Zebra Giclee Shade Plug-in Chandelier – Lamps Plus

20. Safari Zebra Giclee Shade Arc Standing Lamp – Lamps Plus

21.  Cubix Bed in White or Black – Crate & Barrel

22. Wheeled black storage trunk with lock – Walmart

23.  Zebra print cosmetic case – Dormify

24. EMMIE Roll-up blind, white – Ikea

25. Philips DC291 Docking Clock Radio with Remote – Apple store


For more ideas and info click  here

Contest ends Sept 24 [You can now vote daily] :)


Thanks again for your votes and for stopping by!!


Ana Then, CID

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