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BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME LIVING ROOM

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME LIVING ROOM


This home is the top floor of an 1900 Brownstone in the heart of Hoboken NJ. We kept the brownstone charm with beautiful crown moldings, high ceilings and furnishing and paired it with very modern elements.
We transformed it into a modern apartment for a young energetic couple who collect art pieces throughout their travels. They wanted to integrate most of their personal art collection and to make the apartment as modern and high tech as possible while keeping the classic brownstone flair.
The art collection is present throughout the entire space in the form of paintings, objects, memorabilia but also furnishing. 
 

 

How we did it? 

Those are some of the main pieces that helped us transformed this raw place into a high-end modern living-room. 

-The Charcoal Walnut hardwood flooring upgrades the look of the living room. It provides a rich warm tone to the space. 

-The rug is art to the floor. Its unique abstract design stands out in the decor bringing texture and warmth. 

-The custom-made cabinetry in gray oak and glass showcases an eclectic art collection of curiosities and memorabilia. Making these built ins perfect conversational pieces!

-The French Fireplace mantel inspired by Louis XVI design in Carrara marble enhances the architecture of this classic brownstone room. A special highlight is added by a custom mosaic loop design in white & grey glass with variations of gold. 

- The one of a kind Artwork is original and sets the tone with a vivid color. 

-The elegant window treatment were custom-made. They frame the windows beautifully and add a soft layer to the space.

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

How to use Gold in your Interior Design.

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Kelly Weastler Design

Elemental colors like gold are popular in decorating for many reasons.

Gold is timeless!

Gold is rich!

Gold is adventurous!

Gold is priceless!

If you're decorating with gold in mind, then you're also in very good company. Many celebrities and members of royalty have used this precious metal in their decorating schemes.

From ancient greek statues, to todays Holiday decor, gold has always paved our history.

Here some great ways to add a little gold, a little blink and a lot of sunshine!

Gold statuary is a popular way to decorate with gold. If you can afford it, place a solid gold statue on a fireplace mantel, a coffee table or a visible side table.

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Large Asian vases, like those from the Ming Dynasty, are also made with gold.

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Use gold spray paint to create the look of gold or even luxurious gold leaf tiles for a richer look.

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Classy gold accessories such as this black and gold floor lamp

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Very chic wall treatment created by these multi sizes gold frames.

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For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@manobluedesign.com and visit our site on www.manobluedesign.com

Have you used gold color items or furniture in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use gold accents in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Exotic Decor- What your design style says about you?

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Do you love exotic or Asian colors and accents?  If you are one who loves a look that is anything but traditional, you are probably a bold person yourself.  Rich colors are often used in this decor.  Reds, golds, blacks, burnt orange - like the colors in this decor, you are more than likely no shrinking violet.  Asian and exotic styling demands attention, and will not be ignored.  Does this sound like you?

 

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Feng Shui Money Tips: Count your Blessings like Gold!

 

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Count your Blessings like gold

Take a few moments every evening to think about all the good things that happened to you today and to express your gratitude for what you have received. Small things count, too, it doesn’t all have to be spectacular. It's not what happened that's important; it's getting in the habit of focusing on the positive side of things every day that matters.

The more you notice, appreciate, and express gratitude for blessings received, no matter how small, the more good things will come your way, including money. 

A true experience of prosperity is determined not by how much money you have, but by how well you notice and enjoy what is already present in your life. As you de-clutter, repair, and accessorize your wealth area keep in mind your final intentions and be positive about the path that you are taking to bring abundance in your life.  You will start by celebrating being rich in friends and family, rich with good moments, rich with ideas then material blessings will come to you as well. 

 

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Feng Shui Money Tips: The colors of prosperity!

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Accent your money areas with the colors green, red or purple. 

Green symbolizes vitality and growth

Red brings energy and power 

Purple is the best color for wealth. 

Gold signifies luxury. Donald Trump uses a lot of gold for his properties. 

You can place a big chunk of purple amethyst in your wealth area and have décor accents in those colors. 

You can use these colors on your window treatments, your soft furnishing, your accessories.  You don't have to use all those colors. You can just choose one. It is important to make the space pleasing to you and respect your design style.

You can also place a bowl of green and purple grapes (real or artificial) in the wealth area of your kitchen, to symbolize abundance filling your home. If you use real grapes, it's okay to eat them, just add more from time to time so the grapes remain fresh and the bowl is always more than half full.

 

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Feng Shui Money Tips: Enhance your wealth area!

 

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Enhance your area with symbols of prosperity:

 

You can place a bowl of coins (add your loose change to it every day), a "lucky bamboo" plant, or anything that symbolizes success and prosperity to you. 

There are lots of Chinese luck symbols available, but you don't have to use them unless you want to. 

A picture of your dream house, or a model of that luxury car you long for, is an effective money symbol because it has personal meaning for you.

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Feng Shui Money Tips: Check your Front door for wealth!

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Your Front Door can Enhance Your Wealth

Is your front door hidden? Does your home or office face away from the street?

If your entrance cannot easily be seen from the street, opportunities and income have a harder time getting to you.

Invite chi to your front door by placing lights or moving objects or colors along the way. Your front door is the gateway to opportunities, so make sure the condition and appearance of the door are inviting and that doorknobs and hinges works smoothly. 

 

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Feng Shui Money Tips: De-clutter your wealth area!

 

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To enhance Your Wealth Area you need to:

Clear out any clutter from these important areas.

 Clutter is a sign of stagnant energy, and clutter in your wealth areas can clog up your cash flow. Getting rid of clutter is one of the most powerful ways to shift the energy up.

 

Fix things that are broken

Anything that doesn't work as it should is a sign of something wrong in the area of your life that corresponds to that part of your space. It's time to do something about that loose doorknob, non-working light switch, stuck file drawer, or clock that doesn't keep correct time, to name just a few possible examples. Remove items like these from your wealth area or fix them so they work properly. 

 

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For more information on how to grow your wealth with Feng shui, you can call 917-353-9149 or email marie@manobluedesign.com

 

 

Feng Shui Money Tips: Find your wealth area!

 

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Feng shui associates prosperity with the back left corner of any space. Stand at your front door facing into the house; your wealth area is at the back of the house on the left-hand side. There's also a wealth area within each room: facing in from the doorway, it's the corner area in the back of the room on the left-hand side. 

 

Now that you've identified your wealth areas, there are some quick and easy ways to apply Feng shui to these spaces so you can generate good luck and attract more money. 

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For more information on how to grow your wealth with Feng shui, you can call 917-353-9149 or email marie@manobluedesign.com

Feng Shui Money Tips: Make affirmations!

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Make a list of things that you desire or want to achieve. Doing this helps you clarify your intentions. So be bold! Take a notepad or open a new document on your computer and make a list of 108  things you want to do or have in your life (It sounds like a lot but it is a multiple of 9: the Feng Shui Lucky number). Each time you achieve one you should cross it off and send your thanks to God or the Universe.    

Make affirmations of what you want or where you want to be like  though you are already there. Good examples are “My financial resources are increasing steadily every day”, “I always have what is necessary for my family”, “Money comes to me regularly and easily”, etc… 

It is important to clarify your intentions to reach your objectives. Feng Shui will help you to do so.  

 

For more information on how you can grow your wealth using Feng Shui, you can call 917-353-9149 or email marie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.manobluedesign.com