Entries in debra mcbride interior design (4)

Thursday
Jul072016

this thing,.........

 

 

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is a thaaaang!

worry beads, prayers beads, string-o-beads; whatever you want to call them.......

 

adorn your mantle with a long string of them as a garland (festoon them on the xmas tree come december)...

drape effortlessly atop books on a bookcase......

bring them outdoors.......

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atop books once again... hardcover books are always in my design arsenal!

 

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pretty bowls that are just begging for attention sit nicely within-- but please keep some beads spilling over!

 

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or not, if you are the tidy type!

...got a door handle?

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my favorite-- as a necklace holder on a bust or draped upon yours, statement jewelry...... 

no bust? then an artsy gooseneck bottle will do....

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soooo where can you get your hands on this affordable-earthy-organic thing?

not-to-worry: etsy shops are the go-to,...

and if you're are the crafty type, then it's a quick trip down to Michaels or your favorite craft store,... and have-some-fun!

there HAS to be a spot in your home for a string-o-beads, i am partial to the natural smooth wood beads, but let your imagination dictate,.....

~Happy strinGing~~~~~

 

 

Friday
Aug222014

come on,... ♫ ♪ ♬

  

 

that tune, that show, that family 

my get happy go-to for an element of wit, of fun, of surprise, of happy in a room,...

stray dog designs~

my clients expect this,... i like energy in a space; yet, that doesn't mean a room can't be peaceful!

~peace & spirit can absolutely co-exist~ 

stray dog's DOG-ma (i couldn't be more aligned!) ...

#1-- "you have a distinct personality shouldn't your rooms?"

 


#2-- "a lamp can make you happy. when you adopt a stray dog, you may have just found your next best friend."


 


#3-- "it's your home so you get to decide: should everything just 'go together' or should everything just look great?"



#4-- "we design decor that says, sit, stay."


 

#5-- "your home isn't your castle. castles are cold and forbidding. your home is family..."


the stray dog bird (ala partridge fam logo)...

 

get your home happy.........

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(all product & room picts via stray dog & stray dog pinterest)

Friday
Aug082014

random friday,.......

(paul costello photography)

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#1--  GO- VINO products are perfect for summer picnics (summer's soooo not over!) & travel anywhere plans when you just don't want to drink out of plastic (ok, like never!) and toting grandmama's fine crystal goblets just not worth the inevitable shattered outcome,........... 

now you can also drink your fave beer with class in your hand,......

 

the wine brigade: no longer do you need to endure sipping from plastic dixie cups

love the thumb indent,... i'm all about the details!

you may need one of these hand-made leather & brass bicycle wine racks to safely tote your wine while riding to your picture-perfect picnic spot,.......

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#2-- moma's tallow candle

no need to search around for the perfect candle holder, an all-in-one deal (avail in white or moss green & burns for 6 hrs) the old-fashioned "tallow"candle made w/ parrafin wax (...rather than whale blubber and animal fats -tallow- like old days!) your guests will think you're sooo cool (or not!),...............

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#3-- marrimeko's wall mural: strips of colorful, iconic & new prints at 5ft x 10ft tall the perfect accent for any wall,.... a statement "canvas"! all you need is a few hours to "paint" your canvas,.............

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#4-- hardware, hardware, hardware,... instant, affordable & custom...........

these by one of my fave haunts, anthropologie

love the tone-on-tone blue of this recycled dresser,... knobs: the icing, for sure!

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#5-- no, it's not a set of crayolas,... it's air aroma's home fragrance (aromatherapy) smallest diffuser, called the aromax

 

matching your aromatherapy diffuser to your interior has never been easier,... you never knew that you wanted & needed this!

buh bye,............

and enter the new age of anal perfection in our spaces,... sleek

this is what it looks like with its cone-head cover off (keep it on!),... science project-esque, bong-esque-- a real nebulizer: diffusing "calming", or whatever voodoo scent you wish to waft thru your spaces...

...a BIG, up & coming residential market as it's already infiltrated the commercial world. high-end boutique hotels have their own custom signature aroma, &... BRANDING-- sniff around next time you enter...

or perhaps you may want to keep the aroma in tote-able form: up next-- scent messaging with the ophone

 

...smells like you've got a message!

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happy random friday,......... just because~~~

Friday
May092014

what do mom's e-ver-y-where want.....

on mother's day?

i'm sure this elicits a ton of different responses, yet i can guarantee that any & all moms have one response in common: a real, bona fide, legit day off from all the job requirements (but still keeping the mom title, of course!) on this one day out of 365 days of the year! 

am i right?

every stage of motherhood is so different,..........

....this is ME at the moment! (love tina f!)

a day at the spa..................

 

or, at least a day,............ at the home spa!

here's how to make THAT happen: are you paying attention kids & hubs........?

#1-- a clean, tidy house,... yes, get to work on saturday! mom does not need to hear the Dyson motoring on sunday morning!

#2-- a fresh-scented house,...... via blooms & candles, placed in key rooms: bedroom, bath, kitchen, & lounging spot!

candle by diptyque & fresh cut flowers  (my fave) by your local flower market, or your backyard!

 #3-- mimosas,... in the morn, to cold rose,... in the eve, served up in beautiful glass stemware,....

stemware by reidel, cheese & baguettes by your local market

#4-- app's all-day-loooooong, again served up on your best china, vintageware or fun small side plates: i love anthropologie for these and,...

 

white linen napkins w/that, please!

 #5--  last, the most meaningful,... a homemade card  with an original handwritten sentiment inside,.....

 

so these are the best to wake up to: had to dig out from the archives (i believe 5th grade mrs paige?)

 

ahhhh, so sweet........ 

fast forward today, 5 years later 9th grade: "i picked out the orange flavored tea bag just because you love orange, BUT YOU NEVER USED IT!"

~happy mother's day 2014 to all of us mom's out there (& those who are there in spirit as well as those who are aspiring to be) xo~