On Trend: Heavy Metals

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Not sure about you but my affinity for all things metallic is growing everyday. We have become accustom to brushed nickel, stainless steel, chrome and oil rubbed bronze but brass and gold are making a strong and not to be ignored debut.

Don’t worry, its not the brass and gold of yesteryear. The reinvented finishes finishes of today have a contemporary spin making it suitable for all types of uses from pillows and accessories to faucets and lighting.

PILLOWS|TILE|FAUCET|BOWLS|WALLPAPER|CHEST|LIGHTS|CABINETS

The other piece of art I purchased from a young local artist in Cienfuegos this past December. The streets of Havana. #Cuba #cuban #art #ilovecuba #art #havana #photograph

Finally got my Cuban piece of art framed! Now where to hang it?!? #nowallspace #cuba #oilpainting #oneofakind #ilovecuba #art

Amazing artwork above my client’s fireplace. #Napoleon #goldcrown #art #neworleans #contemporaryart #napoleoncomplex

My assistant aka My Mom!! Where do you think my talent comes from?! So fun working with her. #pictures #hanging101 #art #atx #interiordesign #igetitfrommymama

It’s my house dad and you’re just living in it!: The Perfect Playroom

Over the summer, I had to opportunity to dive into my inner Barbie and decorate an entire living room space for a little girl. The requirements of this playroom were the following: tons of storage and the use of her favorite color PINK. Well, of course, what little girls playroom would be complete without the use of the infamous ballerina pink. 

To define her space from her father’s own living space, I selected my favorite paint treatment, stripes. I also chose to paint the backs of the bookshelves in same pink color for a touch in flair.

Two type of storage, see below, from IKEA also helped to define her play area. One of my favorite purchases for the space were the IKEA curtain wire and clips, perfect for displaying daily art master pieces. 

For those days when paint falls on more than just the paper, we purchased an inexpensive bamboo 5’x8’ rug, that can easily be replaced when the rug becomes more than just a drip pad.  

We are in the midst of resurfacing the fireplace with light green glass. Pics to come. 

BEFORE:

AFTER: 

A. Sofa B. Activity Table C. Green and Pink Chairs D. Large Cube Storage Unit E. Storage Trunk F. Storage Stool G. Rug H. Wire and Hooks I. Painted Stripes: Sherwin Williams 6568 Lighthearted Pink and Benjamin Moore Decorators White

I had so much fun putting this room together. If you decorate a little girl or boy’s playroom, what would you fill the room with?

Find me and my other interior design projects on my website: allisonjaffe.com

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Allison Jaffe

Award-winning ATX Interior Designer|Social Shaker|Community Pathfinder|Girl on a Mission

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