6/20/2019

Living room Refresh

For a long time now I've wanted to update our itsy bitsy living room and we have finally started the process. I eventually want to re-do all the rooms in my house. This will be the second room that gets done in my house the first was my kids room which still needs a few finishing touches. Its such a small space so obviously I wan to make it feel bigger, I also want to breathe new life into it because when we started the space was just very bland and at least to me didn't feel inviting. I like to entertain and have friends and family over all the time and for a while it wasn't a space I wanted to invite anyone over to see lol. We've made a lot of progress with the space which I will be sharing with you today. If you follow me on social media you've seen some of that progress already. Here is a walk through of what we've done so far and what is still left to do.


As you can see it is a very small space and this furniture was not helping at all. 





We need to redo this little corner as you can see as well as the molding around the entry because you can tell there used to be a door there and I don't want that.

I painted the the molding and walls Simply White by Benjamin Moore but now I want to change it to a darker color. I thought painting it white would make the space feel bigger but in reality it just made it feel very sterile and makes me feel like I'm standing in a white box. My brother didn't even notice we painted he thought it was just primer so that didn't help either lol. I am leaning towards the darker side of the color spectrum either a dark grey or a BOLD pop of color. In my next post I will include some more updates and some pictures of the furniture choices. Hopefully I would have chosen a color as well (fingers crossed).

To Do List:

  • Add upper moldings
  • fix hole on the floor and the missing molding on the wall
  • add molding to the walls
  • choose curtains
  • get console table 
  • either an extra chair or two ottomans for extra seating
  • large mirror 
  • wall decor 

5/18/2019

Trend: Hair accessories

Spring is finally here and I'm excited to try all my favorite trends this season. One of them being hair accessories, if you haven't noticed on Instagram an outfit isn't complete this season if your hair doesn't have a little bling. I've rounded up a few of my favorite pieces for any outfit day or night. Is this a trend you're loving ? let me know in the comments below. 

4/05/2019

Loving Lately : Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's LA Home

                                  Charles Dibble
I've been feeling very uninspired lately  I'm back today sharing with you a home that completely turned that around for me and stole my heart. This 1920's Mediterranean style Los Angeles home was previously owned by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. The home was published in Architectural Digest and I was swooning over the pictures. The color palette is a mix of neutrals and a beautiful mix of textures which is very true to Nate Berkus's style. They aimed to keep many of the original architectural details that makes the home so special. I can close my eyes and completely imagine myself living here. If only, if only lol.
     Charles Dibble

     Charles Dibble
The ceiling detail in this room is breath taking.

     Douglas Friedman

                     Douglas Friedman

                     Douglas Friedman
 The backyard is truly enchanting.

     Douglas Friedman

1/21/2019

3 Home Trends I'm Loving for 2019

Today I'm sharing with you my top 3 favorite trends for 2019. As I am starting to put together plans for some of the rooms in my house this list served as great inspiration. I will definitely be including some of these trends in my home and I am very excited. 

Trend: Curved Sofa
image via My Domaine

Love the Curved sofa trend a beautiful nod to the 70's, we began seeing it 2018 and it's not going anywhere. Why would it ? Curved sofas are chic and work great in a variety of rooms from big to small because of it's shape. The curved sofa also adds a touch of elegance and softness to any space.

Trend: Statement Ceilings

Veranda Magazine
Image via Architectural Digest

We often forget about the fifth wall in the room (the ceiling) and I'm glad people are starting to show a little more love to it. The ceiling is the perfect place to really make a statement in your space, from a contrasting paint color, gorgeous mill work, to beautifully patterned wallpaper (my favorite) the possibilities are truly endless. It's also a great way to create the illusion of height if you have low ceilings because it draws the eye up.

Trend: Black Kitchen Cabinets
Image via House Beautiful

Image via House Beautiful

After seeing white and light gray  dominate the kicthen & bath design scene for the past few years, it's exciting to see black becoming a go to choice.It looks very sleek and modern and stands out against a white counter top. As you guys know I love using black in my decor so I am all for this in 2019.


Bold Walls
Image Via Pink Peonies 

Image via The Makerista


In 2019 we"ll be seeing designers choosing bolder colors for their spaces especially lots of jewel tones. I'm glad we are finally starting to move away from the all white everything which can make rooms feel sterile, and rooms that are all in the same neutral color which can be very bland. In this design by Alice Lane Interiors they took this gorgeous wall color Narrangansett by Benjamin Moore all the way up to the ceiling which makes the space feel very elegant and sexy.

What trends are you loving for the new year and which ones are you incorporating in your home? Let me know down below.
xo Paloma

1/05/2019

My 19 things for 2019

(a real picture of how my New Years night ended sorry it's not edited to look extra pretty but at least it's real )
Hello and Happy New Year! Each year I jot down what my goals are for the new year and like so many of us I have a hard time sticking to it. I came across a very interesting podcast  The Happier podcast which inspired to make this list. I will be putting this list into my planner which I look at everyday that way I'm always reminded of my goals and what I want to accomplish this year. Hopefully this will help me actually stick to it.

One of my goals is to be more consistent with my blog. I've been working on shedding my fear of failure, the fear of people not liking my content and pushing myself to post more frequently than before. Just like anyone who starts a blog I want to grow blog and my following because I love sharing the things I'm passionate about with whoever is willing to read or watch. This is the year for me to get out of my comfort zone and let my creativity shine. Besides what you usually have seen on here like updates on my house and design, I will also be including a little bit of my personal style, Lifestyle and travel.I have so many things I can't wait to share with you guys, I hope you guys stick around to see it all. I wont hold you with my blabbering much longer lol so here is my list of 19 for 2019.

  1. Print all the pictures on my phone and make photo albums
  2. See all the movies I want to see this year at the movie theater
  3. Finish the kids room
  4. Get my drivers License (I've been putting it off for 2 years)
  5. Plan a romantic weekend getaway just for Junior and I
  6. Start update on living room and finish it
  7. Plan an amazing friends trip (think tropical, would love to hear any suggestions)
  8. Get my teeth whitened
  9. Start laser hair removal
  10. Become consistent with my blog and Youtube channel 
  11. Get a skin care regimen started and STICK TO IT 
  12. Update Stairs
  13. Create Vision Board
  14. Not leave event planning, gift shopping, packing for last minute
  15. Read at least 1 book every month 
  16. Have mommy daughter dates more often
  17. Try an activity I've never done before
  18. Learn how to sew
  19. Get fit even if it's just from home