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

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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Zebra Prints | Get The Look | Home Decor

Interior Decorating with Zebra Prints and Neutral Hues

Traditional Meets Contemporary Styles

Zebra Animal Prints | Deocr Idea Board | Interior Design Board | Home Decor Products

While researching for “Get the Look” post last week, I came across this beautiful room.  The look is traditional but with contemporary lines.  Although this room has more zebra prints that I would use, it works because of the mix in furniture styles and decor which are not ornate.  Example, the simple lines and juxtaposition of the traditional chandelier works well with the more contemporary L shaped sofa. If you would like to decorate your home using this look, remember to start with two style periods, that are similar in lines and color hues. Color is on of the least expensive and fastest way to change the look of a space.  Here, the deep golden taupe on these walls pops against the gold sunburst mirror which adds visual interest and sparkle.

In this design board I used Benjamin Moore paint color HC-23.  And then, I also used Chip it! by Sherwin-Williams on the right.

{ Get the Look ~ Shop the Look }

Sofa: Paramount Left Sectional Sofa – Stone -Blu Dot

Chandelier: Milano 8L Chandelier – Arteriors

Mirror: Distressed Bronze Metal Sunburst – Mirror Image Home

Lamp: Artichoke In Gloss White – Barbara Cosgrove

Pillows: Black and white zebra pillow – Jonathan Adler

Rug: Safari Hand Made Wool Zebra Print Black Rug – RugsUSA



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I’ve Been Invited! Project Decor Style Exchange Design Shop is Open!

So excited and happy! I’ve been invited to take part in the Style Exchange Program at

If you are current searching and/or shopping for furniture + home decor, please stop by my Design Shop Style Exchange on

where I have a Curated Tear Box and Design Boards in the latest trends. You can also sign up and design your own boards as well.  Here are a couple of design boards I curated.  Well, what are you waiting for! Follow me there are well! :)


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Do you have a decorating design dilemma or would like to request a design consult, click here and click here

xx Ana

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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

For more interior decorating ideas and tips and interior design inspiration, visit by Facebook page, and Pinterest Boards and design tweets here.

Project: #DormDecor | Designed by White Linen Interiors | #OlioBoard #4


Project #DormDecor

Hello to all Readers,

It’s OlioHop #4 #MoodBoardMonday  blog hop and happy to be participating in all the hop fun!!


Exciting, Fun, Nerve Racking, Costly… Those are some of the feelings you could be experiencing now, now that you are off to college life!!

To ease this process and keep the decorating process fun, as it should be, plan your dorm decor is by using Olioboard to visually see how your new space is going to look like.

Here is a sample of a dorm room decorating using Olioboard’s moodboard creator, oh and by the way it’s free!

Project Dorm Decor: MoodBoard Dorm Decor Ideas | University of Miami

**This is a fun post for me…. excuse if I got carried away a little bit  :)


My starting point for this design was using a Turquoise Blue peacock image I found on Pinterest,  I also like using Chip it! by Sherwin Williams. for quick color palette.

Mood board based on:

“Senior Year”

University of Miami

Dorm Room Decor Board

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas using OlioBoard MoodBoard

Dorm decor and organization solutions.


Here is how easy it is to use Olioboard Create Mood Board for Organization + Design Ideas

  • Sign up, it’s “Free.”
  • If you already gathered all your decor ideas, furniture pieces, organization solutions, color schemes, or inspirations on your fav sites and saved links. No prob,
  • Olioboard has a grab button so it’s easy to add images to your board, and save your items or
  • Create sets and save for later , plus you can browse through the web most “Loved” retail stores on their site.
  • Create your mood board. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t master 3D design boards, it takes time. Practice, practice.
  • Print out the product list (store links, including price, color palette by Benjamin Moore® ) provided when you upgrade to pro.
  • Besides the itemized price list, the Pro upgrade option allows you to quickly add text in a variety of fonts, you can also add frames around images for interest visuals and backgrounds.
  • And for a clean, neat look I frame it using an online software called Picmonkey.

This one is for the guys, whether at home or “Residential College Living”

To see more samples of how to use  Olioboard  and great ideas, hop on over -talented designer bloggers participating are:


BTW – It’s been a wet weekend here due to tropical storm “Isaac” Stay safe and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Join our Olioboard community and let’s connect there too, come back here if you have any questions. Happy Decorating!!

Ana xoxo

To get more ideas and inspiration, check my facebook page here 

pinterest here and tweet here

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Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

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this + that | hexagon

Currently Loving . . .

Hexagon Shapes

 I would love to wear this bracelet with a simple classic little black or white dress.  I came across this cuff bracelet at BaubleBar online store a couple of weeks ago while searching for ikat (hexagon shape) fabrics. It must be a popular cuff because it’s out of stock at the moment.  I hope they bring more back, I want this bracelet! ;) BaubleBar store has lovely jewelry selections from rings to personalized necklace pieces. Their mantra is: “More is definitely more when it comes to the stacked and piled-on bangles.” I totally agree!!

I’m currently working on re-upholstering my dining room chairs and I have my eye on that ikat trellis print (in black, yellow, gray) from Robert Allen @Home Dwell Studio Global Modern Luxe  collection. Decisions, Decisions. . .

Thanks for stopping by!

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Left – Collection J. Mendel spring 2012


1. I am loving this year’s spring 2012 RTW collection by J. Mendel.  Color blocked modern with its simplistic lines, but still elegant, chic and sexy.  Varied in colors from bright yellows, blues to medium and light greens, to nudes and blacks and whites.

2. How fun is this tea-pot (Mayfair) in bright yellow with contrasting black and white stripes. It’s part of the “PS Stripe Collection” by Paul Smith.  To find out more about his designs, please visit the website @

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5 Fav Finds | High Point Furniture Market Fall 2011

Fav Finds

  1. Three Drawer Console with benches – Somerset Bay
  2. The Sahara Pendant – Currey and Company, Inc
  3. Caracole Chair – InterHall
  4. Beaded Metalic Greek Key Pillow – Callisto Home
  5. K10 Sunburst Mirror – Serge de Troyer

These HP Furniture Market finds were spotted by this years trend style spotters. Loved all of their choices . . . Interior Designers:

Tobi Fairley
Lisa Ferguson
Elaine Williamson
Jennifer Brouwer
Meg Biram
Julieann Covino
Wanda Horton
Heather Clawson

Check out HP Market’s pin boards on Pinterest for this years product finds. I hope to go next year, keep you posted on that.

So what is Pinterest?

Let me introduce… Pinterest is a site that allows you to organize and share digital images that you like (love) one or (thousands) on virtual pinboards. It’s not private, is visible to anyone. And like a social site you can follow people with same likes and interest as you. It’s very addictive so you’re warned. Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite by going to their site or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of Pinterest (ME) ;) Send me a note and I’ll be happy to send your request.

Thanks for stopping by today and have great one!

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Beautiful Closets

I have been thinking about re-doing my closet, it seems it’s never big enough, especially if you’re a fashionista, right? Some builders have a good sense of what a woman’s preference is “Big is never enough” and some, well, they don’t get it!!

 I came across these images today while researching for closets design ideas.  These are so fabulous I thought I’d share with you . . .

Fabulous in black “Closet Dressing Room”

Decor tip: use decorative mirrors instead of plain ones for a more designer look.

I love this white closet, elegant but not too fussy, except I would choose a crystal chandelier.  ;)

Now this is a fun space in pink and cream with some sparkle!

Hello space!

What a beautiful white closet with marble floors and plenty of mirrors to check yourself out as you walk out the door!

Decor Tip: When designing your closets, add mirrors. It not only serves a functional purpose, but also adds visual space, making it appear bigger.

This was a fun post, I hope you enjoyed this closet tour.  Check back next week for decor tips.  Happy Saturday!

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My Pin Board Interiors: Beautiful Closets

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Frame it! | Home Decor Ideas

Home Decor Ideas

These pictures below show simple ways to add interest to a room with framed art.

In a grid pattern . . .

I love this neoclassical style sofa from Restoration Hardware (Regency Collection).

The frames in dark tone and grid pattern adds architectural interest, contrast and balances the large-scale mirror in this neutral space.


Make a bold statement and frame an entire wall like this one set against all-white walls.


Dining room designed by Samantha Pynn.

Black and white framed art on white frames, dark wood floors, modern style dining table and chairs with a white classic style chandelier.




As a gallery wall . . .

Mix up it with different sizes and colors for an eclectic look.


Create symmetry . . .

Create symmetry . . .

Same layout on both sides for a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing proportional look.


Horizontal stack . . .



This beautiful room designed by Sarah Richardson.


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Decor Idea Board | Living Room

Black and White



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For this week’s Living Room Decor Idea Board, I went sourcing for vintage furniture at  Here’s what I found:

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1STDIBS.COM – Red Modern Furniture – Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll – Early Knoll Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chairs in black

1STDIBS.COM – Pierre Anthony Galleries – B & B Italia – Beautiful Modern Two Seat Sofa in black and white cow print.

1STDIBS.COM – Robert Massello Antiques – French Floor Lamp with white linen shade.

1STDIBS.COM – Gardenhouse – Black and White Slipper Chair with a transitional look.

Dune Black by The Rug Company | Tibetan Wool and Silk Rug

1STDIBS.COM – Objects 20C – Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture – Beautiful white cabinet with gold knobs / Designed by Paul Frankl

1STDIBS.COM – Visiona – KNOLL & ASSOCIATES – Pair Of Classic Florence Knoll Early Slipper Chairs in white with gold legs.

1STDIBS.COM – eccola – Verner Panton – Verner Panton Spiral Chandelier in white colour.

1STDIBS.COM – Belvair For Modern Living – Jo Wood – Jo Wood Original Print on Paper

1STDIBS.COM – Timothy Corrigan Antiques – Didier Gomez – Didier Gomez Coffee Table

1STDIBS.COM – Pierre Anthony Galleries – Pair of black sleek Midcentury Side Tables.

1STDIBS.COM – Bardin Palomo – Triennale Floor Lamp (white shade with marble base).

1STDIBS.COM – Palm Beach Antique and Design Center – Hollywood Regency Tuxedo Bench

1STDIBS.COM – glo – Philippe Starck for Kartell – Philippe Starck Miss Balu Black Table for Kartell

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