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

My Dream Dressing Room

Don’t you wish our homes still had separate hers and his dressing rooms? I’m content to dress myself  without the help of a ladies’ maid (I wonder if Jim would like a valet?) but the idea of your own little oasis, surrounded by luxurious fabrics and all your lovely possessions sounds nice, doesn’t it? Maybe only to fashionistas and clothes horses but as someone with a growing collection of dresses…

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Budget rooms, Inspiration, Make-over, Removable Wallpaper, Shopping

What’s That About Temporary Wallpaper?

Everywhere I look I see wallpaper making a big splash, with removable wallpaper being a major player. Genevieve Gorder has a line for Tempaper. Chasing Paper, a brand I found in a google search, has popped up on Emily Henderson and on the Today Show with Architectural Digest. Wallpaper in one shape or form will always be with us. Here are 18 removable papers I fancied and hope you do too…

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