Flying colours in your Dorm room

Don’t goof around, make the grade, colour is good for you so is a nice environment, so hit the books and hit the room.

Your dorm room is important, it will reflect who you are and decorating it is as easy as ABC.

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Instead of paint, you can use paint swatches for colour on your wall and use some of these colours as accents in your room.

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Make a headboard with a curtain road and a piece of fabric of your liking.

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Create a personal corner and  heart your wall with your favorite pictures and recapture your happy moments.

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Chalkboard your wardrobe doors with paint and write, draw, erase and start all over again, this is what life is all about.

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Wallmart Chalk board paint $27.48

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Some Dorm will not permit that you paint your walls, other will allow it as long as you repaint the walls when your leave.

if you can paint one wall, choose a bold colour, a colourful colour that is.

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Removable wallpaper is great for decor or covering a damage desk.

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Add a real pop of color on your door or wall with bright red London non Brexit phone booth. $18.98 this could be your piece de resistance.

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A shoe holder hanging on a bathroom door would be useful to hold beauty products.

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Organizing your desk with jars, paint them decorate them, use them.

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Don’t play hooky with your dorm room, put your thinking cap on, you will not regret it.

You can always send me pictures of your room at decogirlmontreal@gmail.com

Enjoy your school life my lovelies, there is nothing like it.

It’s all about bedrooms and famous people

I would like to share my favorite celebrities bedrooms with you. I believe these rooms resemble pretty much their owners.

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Candace Bushnell author of Sex in the City, her bedroom reflects a warm personality. It is eclectic but harmonious.

Ellen Pompeo’s of Grey’s Anatomy

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There is certainly a Buddhist air about Ellen Pompeo’s bedroom

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Lady Gaga

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 Lady Gaga’s long floating curtains are like elegant evening gowns, you can recognize her love of costumes in them.  If she was anything like Scarletl O’hara she could wear them.

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Going back in time with celebrities.

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This is Scarlett in her curtain costume.

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Scarlett’s bedroom at Tara

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Gisele Büdchen and Tom Brady”s bedroom is spectacular but simple, it describes them well.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s bedroom is very sober almost like a hotel suite, is he really like this?

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Anne Hathaway’s bedroom is quite bare but elegant. It must have been decorated when she shot ”Les Misérables”

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Cameron Diaz bedroom has an air of Camreron Diaz, it is blond and blue, very much like her.

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Ralph Lauren Montauk’s bedroom has this summer Ralph’s look about it.

The small luxuries of fall

When fall comes my bed is my comfort.  

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My bed, my shelter.

Florida 019On a lazy Sunday, I love to snuggle with my duvet, my soft pillows and read a good book. For me reading in bed is a small luxury of life, we call them petites douceurs in French.

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I used to like my sheets with lots of flowers, now I like very basic colours that I can mix and match. For instance I could use this blue bedding from Parachute Home (http://www.parachutehome.com/collections/bedding) as is, or mix it with the ash sheets or the navy sheets below.

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Sateen sheets set Percale ash colour $89.99 http://www.parachutehome.com/

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Satten sheets set percale, navy http://www.parachutehome.com/ $89.00

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My flowery bed then. If you like patterns and flowers, you can always use your basic sheets and mix it with your flowery duvet cover, or flowery pillows.

Happy fall, keep warm and cozy my friends.

Today’s idea, small changes big effect in your bedroom

The bed is the queen of the bedroom even though if it is a king size bed.

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This is what my bed looked like when I changed my bedding. I knew there was something missing, somehow I found it a bit blah and too linear.

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One day I was at Homesense and I discovered these two pillows, I knew right away this is what my bed needed. When I got home, I started playing with the bedding and realized the bed would look much better if I rolled the white duvet cover at the foot of the bed so that we could see the robin egg paisley sheets which also added shape and depth to my bed.

Voilà.

 My two white, robin egg with a splash of deep French blue pillows brought life to my bedroom.

The pillows were 29.95 each, not bad for a change.

Today’s idea, redecorate your bedroom in one day

The easiest way to redecorate your bedroom is to change your bedding.

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An orange touch in your bedroom with Zara’s bedspreads.

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There will always be Target with the Taj collection.

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Anthropologie is always de mise.

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A multitude of colorful stripes with Zara’s bedspreads.

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Pottery barn with bright Ana Paisley. If my bedroom were totally white, I could totally roll in this Paisley.

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Go hotel classic with Pottery barn Orlo duvet cover.

Today’s idea,the rug is a wonderful room unifier

”The importance of being a rug in your bedroom”

I find rugs are the creators of harmony, unity and warmth in a room, these are all very human qualities, hmm I suppose it is easier to talk this way  about rugs in our lives than men in our lives.

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Ivanka Trump’s bedroom has a very subtle and elegant rug, but I cannot imagine this room without it, just thinking about its absence my feet are getting cold.

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Cindy Crawford is blessed by this Berber rug, I love Berber rugs, they remind me of my youth, (well, being a woman of a certain age, I do occasionally talk about my youth) we had one in our summer home living room, they are really comfy, you could sleep on them and they live forever.

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Thank heaven for this Calvin Klein rug in Hilary Swank’s bedroom, it is perfect for this bed and warms up the entire room. Boys won’t cry for sure with a rug like this.

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The perfect small guest room with a perfect black and white rug, so welcoming, I certainly would love to spend a night in this room.

Stay tuned, tomorrow we will discuss the importance of being a rug in your living room.

Today’s idea, a Dorm room of your own

Going back to school becomes somehow more exciting if we do a bit of decorating in our dorm room, do it you will like it,.

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Turn your bed into a sofa and vice versa, a colorful bed with a bit of storage is a good start in decorating your dorm room, add a few pillows and make it comfy, you will be spending quite a bit of time in it and on it.

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Make your own headboard with a piece of fabric, you can find some lovely remnant, hang it up.

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A rug is also a great idea for a headboard.

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A chest of drawers can be used as a vanity by adding a mirror above it. Believe me there is nothing Zen about a dorm room, each inch has to serve a purpose.

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Somehow I always add this fascination about using newspapers as wallpaper, my mother used the fashion pages of newspapers on our cottage powder room and I really liked it.

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Inspirational hangings are decorative and feel good.

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I like this idea of posting lots of pictures of friends and family in the shape of skyscrapers.

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If you are very courageous, paint your school furniture and bed white and add colorful bedding, it is worthed.

You can shop at the Salvation Army, Value Village and Ikea for great Billy bookshelves.

Have a great school year and thanks for following decogirlmonreal.com

Today’s idea, hotels bedrooms inspiration

I visited a few hotels bedrooms in Palma de Majorca, New York, London and Singapore, I find that hotels bedrooms are decorated more and more as home bedrooms. They used to look all the same and now there has been quite a revolution in the way designers decorate the hotels rooms. I am totally inspired by these rooms. Hope you like them.

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The Cort Hotel in Palma de Majorca, if you like an oasis of calm, this is the bedroom for you.

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The Crosby street hotel in New York City, it really looks like someone’s bedroom, I would say, an executive bachelor’s bedroom with a taste for decorative accessories.

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The Charlotte street Hotel bedroom in London, is more like a feminine room, traditional, with a touch of whimsicality.

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The Soho Hotel in London has this http://ninacampbell.com/ look about it, they have daringly mix patterns in the most harmonious way.

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The South Place hotel in London, I like the yellow chair popping out as the only color in the room, it brings a joyous feeling to the black and white decor.

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The Charlotte Street Hotel in London, I see quite a few dress forms (sewing mannequin) in some of these hotels bedrooms, maybe its the designer’s signature.

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The Ecclecston square hotel in London, quite masculine, small but imposing, a good example of big furniture in a small room, and it works.

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La Suite West in London, a very dramatic room, maybe a film producer’s room.

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The New Majestic hotel in Singapore is so much fun with a Mini mouse as a headboard.

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The New Majestic hotel in Singapore brings the outdoor in with a big tree in the corner of the room.

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The Pelham hotel in London.

I have to tell you that I fell in love with all these hotels rooms, I certainly could have all of them as a room of my own, well maybe the Mini mouse and the tree are a bit too young looking for me, but they would look great in a child’s room.

Today’s idea, decorating your guest bedroom

Make your guest feel special in a beautiful bedroom with a soul, the soul of friendship.

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I was very fortunate to spend some time at my friend Luce Guérard’s country home. This gorgeous guest bedroom was mine for a weekend, totally enveloped in Toile de Jouy, I was overcome with a feeling of warmth and gratefulness. Definitely a bedroom with a soul.  Luce is the owner of a magnificent boutique ”Trianon that embellishes your world beyond what you can imagine”. http://www.trianon-boutique.com/Trianon_en.html

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Treat youself and  visit Luce’s home in the country and her loft in the city  go to http://frenchstyleauthority.com/archives/luce-gayrards-french-style-home-2

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I just discovered Mias Landliv’s blog from Norway, it is absolutely charming and I totally fell in love with it. This is Mias’s country guest room, a bundle of color remixed with white.

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I would love to be a guest in Mias’s guest bedroom, wouldn’t you.

Today’s idea, a splash of colour in your Child’s bedroom

Colours are always de mise and more so in your children’s bedrooms.  Colours are inspiring and bring joy in one’s life. Colour is like music it stimulates our creativity.

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A touch of yellow and your child will wake up to a sunny day.

”Yellow is warm and expansive,  clear and alert. It lifts our spirits and generates happiness, confidence and positivity”  June McLeod

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 La vie en rose with a touch of pastel green in your child’s bedroom.

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June McLeod colour of the soul amazon.caBefore you decide repainting and redecorating your children’s bedrooms, you may want to know more about the influence that colours have in our lives.  I found that June McLeod’s Colours of the soul introduced me to the importance of colour and the role it plays in our environment and our dwellings, you may enjoy it too.

*I have not been a very constant blogger lately, but as you know my son Louis got married June 30th, the wedding was a very happy one, his bride Fiona was absolutely stunning and it was a splendid day with family, friends, warm and loving speeches.

From now on, I shall be more present, yours truly.

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