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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Dining Room, Inspiration, Living Room, Vintage

Shayne Blue Inspiration

Can we talk about Shayne Blue. I think I have a new design soul sister. Hahah. I mean, I love eclectic spaces like these. When I picture my ideal dream home, it’s full of random things (you know I love that MIX). That’s why I love Kelly Wearstler so much. So much visual stimulation. Ohhh ahhh. I recommend you check out her site and see lovely rooms full of unique…

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Inspiration, Living Room, Make-over, Vintage

Staging to sell: the living room

I admit I have not staged a house before but hey there’s a first time for everything! I don’t really see what the difference is from styling. Just use less stuff. What I do know is, you want to show off your home’s true potential… make it look good so buyers can see themselves living there. The first time my client listed her home, her realtor took some pretty crappy…

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Bedroom, Inspiration, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

One room, three ways

I mentioned I was helping someone decorate her space? Well, my client has downsized from a 1900s two-story to a 1950s one-story rancher. She has worlds of beautiful french antiques but so many of them are so big and out of character for her new digs. But we love them and we have to make them work in the new space!! You can’t get rid of French antiques! She has…

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