Friday, May 31, 2013

Luxe Decor: Lucite Hardware

How amazing did Christin's guest bathroom reno turn out?! While Christin's project was much larger, I too have been working on some minor updates in the guest bathroom.  Without having to commit to too bold of a color or theme, we both sought out accessories that would really add something unique to the space.  One item we both turned to was lucite hardware.  Christin went with a lucite towel bar, and I have decided to replace my existing shower curtain with a custom curtain, lucite rod and rings. 
Enter the Etsy store LuxHoldups.  Love the name, because afterall isn't that just what lucite does, adds a little LUXE?! Check out her store for all of your lucite hardware needs! We had wonderful experiences and were able to customize the hardware to fit our spaces!
And stay tuned for my bathroom updates!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Luxe Decor: Guest Bathroom Before & After

Buying a house that was built in 1925 has it's perks...but also its downfalls...  One of the downfalls for us was the bathrooms.  While, none of the bathrooms in the house are ideal, the "Jack & Jill" guest bathroom, was completely dysfunctional.  It consisted of a toilet and an unfinished vanity, along with a shower in the closet of one of the adjacent bedrooms!  NOT KIDDING!  The "shower closet" has served as a perfect place for the kitty litter in the meantime, but the renovation of the guest bath quickly moved to the top of our "To Do" list.  Our goal was to update the plumbing, enhance the fixtures and treatments and expand the space to most importantly include the shower/tub within the actual bathroom!  Home renovations have there challenges, but this one was well worth it and we are thrilled with the results!

(photos taken prior to move in)
The shower is actually behind the closet door.  How did I not get a photo of the inside?!  
The previous homeowner was actually using a hanging shower caddy to hold shoes.  Brilliant!

Let the Demo Begin!
Walls Are Down
Goodbye Freaky Shower Closet
Foot Through Ceiling
(Can't go through construction without a little excitement!)
Walls Go Up
Floor Is In
Subway Tile Installed & Tuni Trying Out the New Tub

Small Space...hard to photograph, but you get the idea...
Vintage Mirror & Bamboo Pagoda Lantern
White Subway Tile in Shower
Lucite Towel Bar with Monogrammed Towels & Carrara Marble Herringbone Floor

Next up, Master Bath! Hopefully...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Luxe Report Marketplace: Faux Croc Butler's Tray

Up this week in our marketplace is a beautiful faux croc butler's tray on a faux bamboo base. Perfect for use as an occaisonal table or a bar cart!

Espresso Faux Croc Tray with Brass Nailhead Trim
Tray Rests on Faux Bamboo X Base
Tray measures 20''W x 28''L x 4''H and stands 29''H
Some Minor Wear on Tray & Base
Local Pick-up Only
E-mail us at if interested!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Favorite New Purchase: Embroidered Lace Dress

I just got this perfectly boho, embroidered, lace dress.  The detail is just beautiful.  It's very sheer, but looks great with a nude or black slip underneath...or without, as a beach coverup!  Not only is it a great look, but a great I got it in black too!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Luxe Lifestyle: Happy Memorial Day!

As we head into the long weekend and the unofficial start of summer, we hope everyone one has a safe, friends and family-filled Memorial Day weekend!  Ours is sure to be filled with lots of time outdoors, at the beach, poolside and at barbecues, as we consider it quite possibly one of the last weekends before we leave our 80 degree weather for the blistering summer heat!
Some inspiring images to kick off summer!

images via Pinterest

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Luxe Decor: Peony Season

It's peony season!...well at least for fleeting 3 weeks or enjoy it while it lasts!

As I peruse images of home decor, I find I'm always drawn to ones styled with fresh peonies.  Perhaps because they are my favorite flower but they just seem to add such beautiful color and texture to a space.  I wish I could have them in the house all the time!

photos via my pinterest

2012 New Years Dinner Party

My Wedding Bouquet

Fresh, Perfectly Pink Peonies Adorn My Vanity This Week

It appears I'm not the only one who's gotten the memo...look at all my friends and fellow bloggers who have posted their pretty peony pics over the last couple weeks.  Gotta share a good thing!

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