Apartment Living: Blue + Art Interior Design Board

 Living with Art!

Interior Decor/Design Board by Ana Damaris Then

Indigo Blue Abstract Watercolor Art with Gold Accents

Indigo Blue artwork + living room elevation

Create a bold statement with Indigo blue abstract art.  You don’t need expensive furnishings, home decor or artwork to make a big impact.  With stylish accessories and artwork that represents your taste and style. In this board I have put together an elevation decor idea for you with comfortable yet compact seating, lighting, small occasional table all coordinated with the main focal point in mind, artwork.  If you need help in decorating your apartment, or small space, send me a note, please use the form on contact page or send an email.  And…..

I’m happy to say finally, that White Linen Interiors home decor boutique is open for business!!, Visit Etsy to purchase artwork.  More to come in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Ana Then

XO

Certified Interior Decorator/ Miami Florida

In the sketch book: spa colors

 

A quick watercolor sketch …

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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!

xo

Ana Then

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

XO

Ana

Residential | Interior Decorating | E-Decorating | Party Decor and Design | South Florida

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

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 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:

“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

alabaster

Colette King Bench

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[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

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For more ideas and info click  here

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

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Thanks again for your votes and for stopping by!!

XO

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.

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!

If you have any decorating questions or to inquire about our design services, please e-mail me, we are here to help you with your decorating needs.

xo

Ana

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Happy Anniversary | One Year of Blogging

It has been one year this month I started blogging.  I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be doing this.  Me, nope, nada. And write a blog even less. But, while reading design blogs I realized how happy and passionate these bloggers where writing about what they love.  I love design too! so I though to myself, self why not? How great would it be just to write (mind you, I am not a pro writer) about beautiful interior spaces and products that I love. So I did just that. I posted my first post. Great! Ah see that didn’t hurt. Then the next, and next.  And then I realized copy write laws. Uh yes.  You could say I stopped blogging and started researching and came across Design Sponge website.  I found all the information (Biz Ladies section )I was looking for and highly recommend it to any person starting a design or any other blog.  Needless to say,  you’re the editor of a blog as soon as you hit the publish button and you need to know the rules.

This will be my 59 post for this year and having several dozen under my belt by far doesn’t make me a pro at this, but I can definitely say I have a little more confidence. :)  I hope to inspire you this coming year as you all have inspired me.  Thank You!

Here’s a little gold and sparkle to set the mood and inspiration for the new year Cheers!!

{Yay one year}

image courtesy of: thesweetestoccasion

image courtesy: Elle.com

image courtesy of: net-a-porter.com

image courtesy of: Style Me Pretty

Love this All white candy station!

image courtesy of: TheCandyBuffetCompany

And Always Remember To . . .

Dream. Believe. Achieve.

image source: My Pinterest  Pin board: Quotes to Live by

and all other images: via my pin boards on Pinterest