Seeing Spots!

Apartment Therapy named polka dots as the interior trend of 2013, and it’s not hard to see why. Classic, contemporary, retro, and whimsical, peppering your walls with these spots can liven up any room while reflecting whatever your style may be. Check out some styles and get sprinkled with inspiration!

Classic: Whether creating a luxurious bedroom for you, a clean and individual space for kids, or a sleek guest bathroom, polka dots take the lead in creating a classy and classic atmosphere.

French style fairy tale

European style fairy tale via

can't decided? do both!

can’t decided? do both! via

retro and glam!

retro and glam! via

Monochromatic: Subtle polka dots can create a contemporary and slightly seductive look with barely any color.

manly and contemporary dots

manly and contemporary dots via

a whisper of polka dots

a whisper of polka dots via

Bright and White: Make an accent wall pop while tying the entire room together

Chic and next to nature

Going green never looked so trendy! via

Accentuating an accent wall

Make that accent wall stand out! via

A Few Freckles: If you’re not able to commit to a full on polka dot room, a few dots to highlight an area of a room go a long way.

Baby's first interior decor

Baby’s first interior decor via

Sprinkle of dots

Sprinkle of dots via

Snowflake-a dots, maybe?

Snowflake-a dots, maybe? via

Whimsical: These imperfect specks are spot on! Create the look of a party that never ends with confetti-style polka dots. Get artsy with water colored, hand painted dots, in your favorite color. Or take it to the next level and bring polka dots to the third dimension!

Like glitter in the air!

Like glitter in the air!  via

Watercolor Polka Dots

Watercolor Polka Dots via

3D Polka Dot Wall

3D Polka Dot Wall via


facelift; guest bath

As promised, here are the pictures of our guest bathroom with a little bit of a facelift.

I wanted the overall look of this tiny guest bath to be simple with touches of glam and drama. Except for the paint and the shower curtain fabric, I decorated using pieces we already owned, but am considering replacing the shelving unit with either a round side table or a shorter rack. The shower curtain is actually window treatment panels sold at ikea and a steal at $14 {two panels}. I used four panels. The paint color is Mysteria by Behr Premium Plus in semi-gloss. I want to add decorative wood paneling to the walls and change the lights above the sink at some point. The mirror is antique silver from India, and a gift from my mom. In total, we spent less than $100 and that is the part I am most pleased about.







I didn’t think I had a before pic, but just found one from last year. It was only a few days after we moved in. yep it was SAD!


So there it is… whaddaya think?

images: mdh

Hello Monday

Hope you had a good weekend. We were fortunate to have a warm and sunny weekend.

I decided to do some decorating in our master bathroom. I want my bathroom to have a spa like feeling to it. It even has a jacuzzi 🙂 and plenty of sunlight. I like to think of it as spot to unwind and re-energize. A private place to gather my thoughts and prepare myself for the world.

I wish you all a productive and healthy week ahead.

Ps: Feb 10, 2009: Sorry for the jumbled up sentences and the edited content. Some of the text I wrote didn’t even make it to the post. I realize blogging when under strong pain medication isn’t a good idea. I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday and have been on some heavy duty painkillers.The surgery went well and I feel great. Just not great enough to put a logical post together. Sorry!