Thursday, November 20, 2014

Your Question...Answered

Many of you saw THIS IMAGE, and was captured by the little one, but also you wanted to know about the wall.
Despite the rumors, the truth is this, its just fabric.

Yes you heard correctly, fabric. This application is not new and has been done many many times by designers and and interior decorators for many years.

I am redoing this bedroom and wanted to do something moody with the walls. Ive tried temporary wall paper and it is a challenge to work with, so I decided to try fabric.

I had been looking for quite some time for the perfect fabric to go on the walls. I wanted something geometric, but it had to be a neutral.

So, one day I was at one of my favorite fabric stores and happened to see this gray damask. I had looked at other pieces, but I completely missed this one. I bought a yard just to see how it would look on the walls. When I arrived home and sat up in my bed that night and looked across the room at it I knew right then, this was the one. I was initially drawn to using this textile because of the color as well as the price. It was only $14.99 a yard and then it was part of their 50% off sale (happens ever so often) and I also had a coupon for 20% off my entire order. So I only paid around $6 a yard. Which was good because I was going to need a lot of fabric to cover the walls in this bedroom.

*the measuring tape is there because I am seeing what size TV Id like to get for the bedroom. I have had a TV in well over 3 years**

So far I have used about six yards and will probably use another six yards to complete the space. This is a very inexpensive and quick (application wise) method of adding a high end look to your space.

Just like wall paper, the options are endless when it comes using fabric on your walls.

Have you tried putting up fabric on your walls?

Would you like a tutorial? Let me know in the comments and if enough of you are interested I will do one.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bedroom Room MakeOver | Inspiration

I am working on my master bedroom (well there's only one bedroom) and I came across this inspirational photo. Although my bedroom is 90% complete there are so many great elements I can gleam from to actually put the finishing touches on the space.

As I started to do a little but more research, I found out that this is actually the Fitzgerald Suite at the Plaza hotel in New York, decorated by Catherine Martina, who is now part of my latest design obsession.

Would you like to see a few photos of my bedroom progress?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bedroom Makeover | Sneak Peek

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

I have been popping in and out of HomeGoods for the last few weeks sourcing items for my Annual Christmas Dinner as well as pieces for one of my client. Of course while I was in HomeGoods, I got the sudden urge to redecorate my bedroom. Here are a few images of some items I picked up and rather am thinking about adding to the space.
I found this lamps upon like the second visit this past week. Initially I was going to pick up two lamps at a thrift store and add two black lamp shades, but the cost of these lamps would have been equal to the cost of the shades, not including the lamps themselves, which normally run anywhere from $5 - $10. Well let me put it like this, all I am going to pay is $5 to $10. lol. These lamps were the perfect medium. I believe a balanced space is one that embraces, vintage (thrifty) and high end pieces.
I was looking for some sweaters for Mr. Benjamin and a twinkle of gold caught my eye in the little girls department. To my surprise, they were piggy banks made to look like faux gold bars. I picked up two. I mean I save change all the time and these will add just a touch of quirky to my space. I may buy more and just keep filling them, so I pretend like I have gold bars on deck. lol. (that was funny and y'all know
I have been looking for a particular fabric for quite some time and none of the local stores had anything I can use. There was one perfect option, but it was less than two yards and that was not nearly enough. So I ventured online and found this. I think this is going to be the option I go for.
Wanted this bench. However, its too long.

I have already bought the bed and I am waiting until the side chests go on sale. I mean. lol.

I think I am going to complete the bedroom in just one weekend. I'm ready to have my retreat back.
If you ever want to see what I am up to, you can always follow me on INSTAGRAM!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

All Black Masquerade Dinner | #RashonsDinnerSeries

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Over the weekend I hosted another installment of #RashonsDinnerSeries. This one was the 
All Black "Masquerade" Dinner Party. In my area, upscale and elegant events are far and in-between. So I am trying to change that. 
After finding some inspirational images I settled on getting a custom jacket made. However, a friend stopped by my workroom and found a vintage coat I had and so I decided to take my thrifted coat into surgery and this is the result. When I tell you this was quite the task, but I so enjoyed it and my guest really enjoyed it as well. 

When I create my settings I try to be as economical as possible, while still providing a classy atmosphere. There are so many "inexpensive" elements to my table settings, that one would not even believe. Then
I cannot remember where I got the idea from, but I started using lamps on my dinner tables to give a bit of extra height. It adds so much depth to the space. The bigger the lamp and the shade the better. I prefer black shades with all of my lamps, but any shade of choice will do. Of course these lamps were thrifted. 
Im still looking at my coat. I love it!
I am so appreciative of everyone that says they are going to attend and actually attend. For this dinner party, people came from as far as Louisville Kentucky and upwards from Washington, DC. 
If you ever want to be part of a even of class and high style then you should attend one of my intimate dinner series.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Blue

Happy Wednesday!

We had a tornado warning on yesterday in the city. I am not even sure if I was alarmed, although I do know I got some much needed rest on last night. The rain is natural sleep aid and I try to go to bed early enough to get all the sleep that I can.

This vintage blue suit has been seen quite a few times on the blog, like HERE and HERE. I think its one of my go to suits because it is not extremely dressy and not extremely casual either, so its like the perfect solution to not wanting to give to me and not giving enough. 

When it comes to going out, most of the time you can find me in a full suit or at the least a jacket and a pair of trousers. Sometimes I deviate, most times I don't. Alright. Gots a lot of work to do. 
I will check it with you all a bit later. 

If you wanna follow along you can find me on INSTAGRAM


Shoes: To Boot New York
Suit: The Carraway Concept
Tie: The Carraway Concept
Lapel Flower: The Carraway Concept
Case: Vintage
Shirt: Custom 

WAIT! lol. Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the All Black "Masquerade" Dinner.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

All Black "Masquerade" Dinner Party

Hello Everyone! 
Just thought Id pop in to let everyone know about the All Black "Masquerade" Dinner Party taking place on Saturday Nov 1st in Rock Hill (outside of Charlotte).

I know many of you don't really attend many of the social events that I host, but I thought it would be fun just to let you know, in case you wanted to join me this time around. 

For more details you can CLICK HERE and to purchase a ticket, just look at the upper right hand corner.