Posted 7 February 2011 by Cheryl Claudine
Tagged As: home furnishings, inspired by vegas, travel | Categories: Decor | Leave a Comment
Finally, my final post in the Inspired by Vegas series. It only took one month to post them all. If you missed the other posts, make sure you check out Part I, Part II, and Part III!
I don’t know much about Droog except for what they have revealed on their website. I visited their newest location, within the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. As soon as I spotted the store from the casino floor (ha), I felt as if I was being drawn in by a magnet. Once inside, I wandered aimlessly at the array of weird and wonderful objects. The shop featured quirky pieces of furniture and other things for the home. When I asked if I was allowed to take photos in the store, the Droog employee’s reply was, “Of course! Take as many as you like.” So I took a photo of every item that struck me as particularly weird, unique or interesting.
(Click on an image below for a larger pic.)
If you’re interested in buying or browsing through more designs by Droog, the Droog website has an online store.
Posted 12 January 2011 by Cheryl Claudine
Tagged As: home furnishings, inspired by vegas, travel | Categories: Decor | 8 Comments
The Cosmopolitan, the brand new hotel-casino that just opened its glamorous doors on December 15th, 2010, was chock full of real inspiration.
Even though much of the Cosmopolitan’s beauty was perhaps unattainable, as shown in many of the photos I included in Part I of Inspired by Vegas, there were still a few delightful little niches that I could see myself reinterpreting for my own living space one day.
Take for instance this charming sitting area (and here’s a 6-second video of the space):
Sitting area at the Cosmopolitan
Don’t you just love the beautifully tufted ottomans, the five different kinds of seating that go-but-don’t-match, and the elegant meshing of modern and traditional? I think those ottomans would be easy to DIY. (more…)
Posted 10 December 2010 by Cheryl Claudine
Tagged As: Christmas, Crate and Barrel, Fairmont Palliser, home furnishings, travel | Categories: Decor | 3 Comments
We spent last weekend in Calgary. Whenever we go to Calgary, we stay at the Fairmont Palliser.
Photo credit: The Fairmont Palliser - Photos
It’s a beautiful historical building. (more…)
Posted 3 December 2010 by Cheryl Claudine
Tagged As: home furnishings | Categories: Before and After, DIY | 6 Comments
I finally got around to finishing my little bistro set project, exactly one week after posting the preview. Here are the final before and after shots:
Posted 25 November 2010 by Cheryl Claudine
Tagged As: home furnishings | Categories: Before and After, DIY | 3 Comments
My first real DIY project was a messy one. It’s not quite done, but I’m posting a preview today anyway.
I bought a dining set for $60 on Kijiji. (By the way, I have had far more success selling my own furniture on Kijiji than on Craigslist.) It was an awesome deal for a table and four chairs, but the catch was that they sorely needed some TLC. The table top was well-worn after 15 years of
abuse and four rambunctious children. There was a very prominent greyish white mark left behind by what the original owner said might have been a hot kettle. (more…)