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Before & After

 Le Reve Interiors- Dove Canyon Before and Afters.

This project was so great to work on and what a tranformation!

I love to look back and see how far we came and what the investigate and time achieved!

In this case a lovely home to enjoy and share with friends and family

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From School to cool!!

Chalk board paint has come a long way since MC=E2. Although it is nothing new it is popping up all over people homes with more creativity than ever. It not just for kids anymore. Chalk board paint is now adorning everything from family calendars, menus, love notes and precious works of art.
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Great background for a white buffet. You can display everything from the party menu to a fun quote.
“Life is uncertain, Eat dessert first”. Love it
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Create a one of a kind wall paper that can change with your mood.
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This is perfect for my parties, when after a few glasses people always forget who glass is whose.
Wine glasses dipped in chalk board paint
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When you are low on art grab a piece with chalk and Voila! Love this industrial steam-punk look.
Although I live in Seattle so that umbrella will need to be real.
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Hope this inspires you as it did for me. My latest chalk board project I painted the back of 2 white bookcase to turn it into a impromptu bar. Martini anyone?

Cheers!
Suzie

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Wallpaper for all

Wallpaper has come a long way from the permanent sticky mess of the 80’s, in both design and permanency. Temporary wallpaper is now in high demand for a big impact and little commitment. Perfect for renters, homeowners and kids room where taste & trends in home decor can be changed just as fast as your Facebook status. They are self adhesive, repositionable & temporary a trifecta goodness for the design goddess who loves change & wallpaper!!
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Tempaper is one company that is producing this great invention. They come in many styles and colors,  you can also upload your own image or change any color of an existing image to make your own custom wallpaper.
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Sherwin-Williams Easy Change Wallpaper is another great brand. These non-woven wallpaper selections will give you a whole new perceptive on wallpaper and borders. They are environmentally friendly, stable, breathable, and fully washable. Great for every room of the house including the little ones.
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Wall Candy also has some very cute modern wallpaper for kids rooms and beyond, along with a wide assortment of decorative wall design you can peel, stick, decorate and reuse.
Own, rent, temporary home, summer home, holiday decorista this will bring a new love and appreciation for wallpaper.

Cheers!
Suzie

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Billiards a la Mode

Ultra modern, tres chic. A Billiard table straight from France that will bid Bon Voyage to the ordinaire and bonjour to the extraordinaire
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Billards Toulet’s BlackLight, a taylor-made ultra-modern luxury billiard table design. Choose a lacquered or matte finishes for a cool sleek look or luxe gold edition to give your home touch of glamour.
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What makes this table so versatile is that is can easily be turned into a dining table adding a overhung wooden or glass top. The table top can also be turned into a poker board adding a customized cloth on the back. Your home will need a new name for bonus room.
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Each table leaving France is unique and numbered.
The American billiard table par excellence!
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Tchin tchin!
Suzie

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Pop-up Bookcase Bar

The Holidays are approaching, guest will soon arrive. If you are anything like my friends and family, they arrive with savory food, cold champagne and ask… where’s the bar?
Here are some pop-up bar ideas I love, you can create anywhere in your home.
Have a bookcase you now have a bar!!
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Bar Carts are all the rage, but these bookcases can shine just as bright with all your bubbly! Just add a glitzy tray, cool vintage glassware, colorful cloth napkins, ice bucket, fresh flowers, a inspirational recipe book and ahemmm… the liqueur of choice.
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Turn a low bookcase into a shabbychic pop-up bar by running a skirt around to hide items below.
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Now your ordinary bookcase can have a new inspiration, and be the center of the party. Enjoy this Thankful Holiday!

Cheers!
Suzie

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A modern Thanksgiving

A twist on the traditional thanksgiving hue. Try yellow and gray to give your table a modern cheerful vibe. Who said orange was the only Thanksgiving color?
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A floral arrangement of bright yellow and white flowers in a large mason jar and floating candles in smaller mason jars tied is raffia light up the table
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Add a pair of white ceramics owls to give a modern fall tweak.
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A grey table cloth shows off the white modern plates while yellow patterned runner add color and the anchor for the table decor
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Use a gold paint pen to write the names of your guest, tie it to your colorful napkin with jute string.
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Cheers & Thanks,
Suzie

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