Bedroom, Inspiration, Shopping

California Casual: Guest and Master Bedrooms

I could kick my October self for not keeping track of all my sources. I was sure I had saved them, but nope! I do apologize for not being able to link to everything (though if you really were keen, I’d figure it out for you). Today I have the Guest and Master Bedrooms from my California Casual Model Home project. For the Entry and Den click here and for…

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Dining Room, Inspiration, Kitchen, Living Room

California Casual: Great Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

I clearly dropped the ball on this project, didn’t I! I haven’t blogged since October. My interest in this project waned when I accepted a graphic design position late October 2017. It has kept me busy and taken my focus away from Interior Styling (don’t make me cry). But here I am to share the rest of my California Casual Model Home project! Today I have for you the Great…

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E-Design, Inspiration, Shopping

California Casual: Entry way and Den

A project I’ve been working on (for a company in CA!! Always holding out hope to make the big move), has me using loads of neutrals. Which of course is not something I’m accustomed to. I almost feel like I don’t know who am I anymore because I like the design!  I mean, I should like it, I came up with it. But it has me planning my own place in…

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Inspiration, Shopping

Black and White Rugs

A project I’ve been working on has led me to sourcing a lot of black and white rugs. I’ve mostly been interested dhurrie rugs, flat, tightly woven rugs that are completely reversible (pretty much like a kilim). I was drawn to black and white stripes, for their contrast, and the modern twist they add to a room. They work really well with beachy styles, traditional, eclectic, anything really! They’re also great…

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Inspiration, Shopping

Art of the Television

I have owned 1 tv my adult life. I got one of those built in VCR tvs for my dorm room back in 2004. One of the last batches ever made (apparently in 2006, we all became dvd/flat screen fans*). I used that tiny tv in all of my apartments and it still works (kind of…). I like to joke it’s “vintage, they don’t make ’em like that anymore.” It’s…

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E-Design, Inspiration, Make-over, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

Services Pricing and E-Design Example

Hi guys. I have updated my services page to list my pricing. Over the years I’ve noticed some designers are transparent with pricing on their website and others are not. Well, this gal’s letting you know upfront — So the breakdown is as such: By the Hour $100/hr Full Design $700 per room + fees (email for details) E-Design $350 per room Send yo money to mirandarodgers@ymail.com on Paypal. 😀 Now…

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Inspiration, Shopping, Vintage

The Craigslist Game (Palm Beach, FL)

I did this once before , apparently thinking myself clever back then too (The Crying Game? The Craigslist Game! I thought I came up with that just now! I’m so lame). Anywho, I started a few entries but I don’t feel like finishing them just yet. So this seems like a fun fill! 😛 I was poking around the hometown, went over to Los Angeles, and then remembered old people love…

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Dining Room, Inspiration, Kitchen, Vintage

Kitchen design

Kitchens. The heart of the home. So they say. I personally hate standing around in the kitchen. Gimme a comfy chair, get me out of the heat. But hey, maybe that’s because I’ve been in some poorly designed cooking spaces? When I was renting my little bungalow I had high hopes for that catastrophe of a kitchen. I tried rearranging for the “kitchen triangle“, I tried spray painting the cabinetry…

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Inspiration, Shopping, Vintage

Vintage Ashtrays as Home Decor

I don’t smoke. Never have, never will. But ashtrays are something of a new obsession of mine. In fact, I read somewhere that Interior Designer Christopher Kennedy collects vintage ashtrays and I felt we shared a kindred spirit for useless stuff. Ha, I kid. I once gifted a vintage ashtray as a wedding present. Was it well-received? I don’t know. But it was pretty dang cool looking if you ask…

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