5 Tips for Decorating Your Home


Have you taken a moment to look around your home? Does it make you feel, well, like YOU? In order for you to feel your best, I believe you should surround yourself with the things, colors and textures that make you feel like dancing every time you walk in the door!

I don’t know how many times I’ve stopped what I’m doing and I just stare at my apartment. I love my apartment! Every piece has been carefully placed, fluffed and shifted with lots of love and precision. I’ve felt like this place reciprocates my devotion and attention to detail by giving me peace and cozy comfort. You should feel the same way too! That’s why you should follow these 5 tips for decorating your home to get you started. Enjoy!

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Before & After: Foodie Art

B4&AfterFoodie Art

I have some friends that love to dine out and discover new flavors. When they asked me to redo their guest bedroom on a very tight budget, I thought it would be a great idea to bring some of their love for food into their space. For almost no money at all, I was able to make these one-of-a-kind art pieces that they can enjoy for a long time.

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Afternoon with David Stark at MOCA Miami

Hello amigos!!
This past Saturday May 4th 2013 I had the fabulous opportunity to be in the presence of the Art of the Party author and incredibly talented event planner Mr. David Stark! Thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami, for which David designed their 15th anniversary event, David held a an intimate discussion with several of his fans and aspiring event planners. As an audience member I immediately felt comfortable around David. Bright, humble, mellow but casual and cool. What’s not to like about that?! He then proceeded to show us pictures of some of his events and the truly artistic and inspirational work that goes behind the scenes. It is a team of 33 and then about another 65 more freelancers that help make the vision a reality and David doesn’t hesitate for a moment to credit his team for all the hard work. In the end, his mission is to be able to accomplish the goal he set forth for the event while staying within budget and making all guests and patrons happy. Success!

David has been planning the Gala event for the Robin Hood Foundation in New York for 11 years now. He says, “When you’re doing an event for 4,200 people, sometimes it feels like you’re trying to put lipstick on a pig. (Laughs) I’m always up for a challenge.” And what a challenge! Here are some of the pictures from one of his Robin Hood events from previous book David Stark Design.

If you hadn’t heard of David Stark before and you have an interest in event planning and/or art, I highly recommend you purchase his books! They are filled with ideas, concepts and thought provoking eye candy.

I don’t remember exactly how I came across David Stark’s work but I do know it was either one of the following; 1) I saw his paper flowers at West Elm and then I bought his book David Stark Design or 2) vice versa, bought the book and then saw the flowers at West Elm. Either way, this was right around the time when I started planning my wedding back in the Spring of 2011. I immediately fell in love with the paper flowers and decided to somehow incorporate our version of the flowers for my wedding. My mom and my aunts ended up getting together one evening and started cranking out hundreds of paper flowers like the ones in this picture below. We ended up placing them on the plate settings.

So now you’ve seen some of his work and you surely you must be in awe! Isn’t it so beautiful and astonishingly creative? That’s how my crush with David Stark’s art started. Now, with his new book The Art of the Party coming out on May 7th we can all enjoy more of his amazing work. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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What’s your take on David Stark and his work? Yay or ney? Comment below. Thank you! ¿Que piensas de David Stark y su trabajo artistico de eventos? ¿Te gusta o no? Puedes comentar abajo. ¡Gracias!

Before & After: Floor Lamp


I’m a fan of DIY projects and I’m game for anything that can get a nice facelift with paint. So, today I’m showing you a very quick update to this old brass lamp that was given to me for free! The owner was going to throw it away and I was not going to let that happen! Never!! I did like the gold color but it was a little too yellow for my taste and even though I would have loved to give it a nice worn brass finish, it just wouldn’t match the over all more modern theme of my bedroom. So I opted to spray paint this with Rust-oleum’s Metallic Finish. Continue reading “Before & After: Floor Lamp”