Mini Getaway at L’Auberge Baton Rouge

Hello!

A few weeks ago, my husband was staying at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge for work.  I had visited the restaurants and casino before, but had never seen the rooms, so decided to tag along.  Loved it!!!

Our room had some gorgeous furniture and unique art that highlighted some of the beauty of Louisiana…

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This was the wall behind the mini bar:

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Being a UT Longhorn, I loved the burnt orange, velvet bedding!

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The bathroom was HUGE!  Yes…that is a TV in the mirror.

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Here’s a close up of the red mosaic tile:

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The pool is on the roof.  Here are a few shots, including a stunning tile wall!

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The fitness center even has matching equipment and wallpaper!

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These are some massive lights in the common areas:

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And an elegant fireplace in the lobby:

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Finally, this is a metal wall covering that is used in various places throughout the casino.  Amazing!!

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I hope you enjoyed this tour of L’Auberge in Baton Rouge.

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Crystal Light Charms

Hello!

I recently discovered a new product…magnetic, crystal light charms!!  How have I gone this long without knowing about these?!?!?!

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They are high-quality, heavy crystals that will stick to any metal surface, such as a lamps, lampshades, candleholders, and light fixtures.  I’m sure there are some lesser quality ones that you might use to decorate for a party, but these are very good quality and look nice enough to leave up permanently.

My husband recently hung a new chandelier in our downstairs office.  I chose something simple and non-frilly to match the style of the rest of the area, but it was a little boring…

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I added some magnetic light charms and WOW!  It’s perfect!!

 

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These charms have small magnets on the end and stick very easily.  It literally took longer to open the package than it took to “install” these!

Do you have anything that needs a little more glam???

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BIG GIVEAWAY! Ticket to Design Camp!

Hello!

Being a new business owner, I try lots of different things to gain knowledge and grow my business.  I’ve taken classes, joined networking groups, read books, subscribed to periodicals, attended conferences, and met with vendors.  Each of these activities increases my knowledge to some degree, but BY FAR, the best thing I’ve done for my interior design business has been attending Design Camp last October!

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Design Camp was started by Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis.  These women have some amazing careers that include programs on HGTV, celebrity clients, work in national magazines, and most recently a book!  Twice a year, Lori and Kelli host Design Camp, which is a conference geared towards individuals in the interior design industry.  There are famous speakers, amazing vendors, tons of networking, great giveaways, lectures ranging from social media and branding to the legal stuff every designer should know…and cocktail parties!

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Design Camp has had a huge impact on my business!  When I attended in October 2013, I had just started my blog.  I had no clue about social media and just had a basic blog and website.  I sat with some amazing people the first day at Design Camp and all of them were tweeting and posting and Instagramming and using Google+ like crazy to share some of the great things that were going on at camp!  I had no idea how to do any of that and felt like a total novice.  During the day, speaker after speaker talked about the importance of social media and all of them had twitter profiles, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, etcetera, etcetera.  I was convinced I needed to be using social media and learned enough through the speakers, networking, and my very patient table mates (what is a hashtag??) to start tweeting and posting by the end of the two day conference!!

Various designers did presentations that covered their work, their process, and how they got started in the business.  There were presentations on software, contracts, new trends, and branding.

And did I mention how fun it was?!?!  There were hilarious speakers such a Kathryn M. Ireland from Million Dollar Decorator and Phil Palen, a social media and branding expert.  There were cocktail parties where we got to see beautiful products and network.  I met some wonderful friends I still keep in touch with.

Read my recap from the last Design Camp here.

So…..who wants to go to Design Camp in July?!?!  This will be the first time Design Camp is held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Market!  The first day will be at the Las Vegas Market showrooms, so you can see all the new products and trends before everyone else!  The next two days will be the summit filled with amazing speakers like Roger Thomas, who designed the Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas!

I am giving away a FREE ticket to Design Camp valued at $1,297!!!  The camp is July 29-31, 2014.  You’ll be responsible for your own flight and hotel, but there will be some great hotel rates for “campers”.

You will get one entry for each of the following activities:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog telling me why you’d like to attend Design Camp.
  2. Sign up to receive this blog either via email or through Bloglovin’.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and make sure to include @TiffaniStutzman in your tweet.
  4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ and leave me a comment on this blog post with the link.

I will draw a random winner on Monday, May 5th, and the winner will be announced on this blog.  Good luck!!!  I can’t wait to see one lucky winner in Vegas baby!

 

Fabulous Painted Furniture

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Hello!

I love doing DIY projects!  Or should I say I love the end result of a DIY project!?!?  My wonderful husband has had to step in and help  out with a few projects that were harder than they looked!

I really like the look of glossy, painted furniture in fun colors, but they do not fit into the decorating scheme of our home…anywhere.  I have done a couple of pieces in high gloss black with gold handles that integrate well, but my dream of a hot pink desk won’t be coming true anytime soon!

Today I thought I’d show you some great examples of glossy, painted furniture.  Some are DIY…some are from retailers…  If you’d like to integrate something like this into your home, there are thousands of blogs on the proper techniques to use if you choose the DIY route.  Here’s a hint:  they involve sandpaper and something more than a can of spray paint!!

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Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

 

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Have you ever painted furniture??  I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

Also, I have a BIG GIVEAWAY coming soon!  Please subscribe to the blog so you won’t miss it!

Thanks for reading!

Happy Friday!!

Hello!  I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  This week has been issue after issue, so I am very glad to be heading into the weekend.  We have a wedding to attend, so that means at least one day without any home projects or yard work!!

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Enjoy the weekend!

New and Improved! Website and Blog

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I wanted to let you know I’ve spent about a million hours converting both my website and blog to new platforms.  The old blog posts are all moved over, but the formatting is kind of ugly, so please disregard.  If I ever have time, I will fix ;-)  The new website has some additional client photos, testimonials, etc., so please check it out.

I have signed up some users from the old blog that I can remember, but I have definitely missed some of you.  Please subscribe to the new blog here.

Also, I have a big giveaway coming up soon that you won’t want to miss!!  I’ll give you a hint:  One of the people involved in this giveaway just wrote a new book that was released this week!  If you think you know what the giveaway is, please leave your guess in the comments section.

Thanks for reading!

 

Clever Cabinets – Organize Your Life!

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  • Do you have too much clutter??
  • Do you lose your keys (…or cell phone…or sunglasses) every day because they are under a pile of junk??
  • Do you buy a new kitchen gadget – - even though you already have one – - because you couldn’t find it??

If any of these sound like your life, this post is for you!!

Today I will be showing you some clever cabinets that allow you to utilize your existing cabinet space more effectively and keep things visible.

This narrow cabinet slides out and allows you to see items in the back and from both sides!  No more forgotten cans of soup!!  

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This sliding insert holds knives, keeps them from getting dull or scratched, and glides back to reveal more utensil storage.  Kind of like a double-decker bus for your drawer!!  

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Instead of having a big pile of kitchen utensils and supplies dumped into a drawer, use this pegboard-like magnetic storage wall to hang frequently used objects! 

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This clever rack attaches to the inside of a cabinet door and is the perfect size for foil, wax paper, etc.!  

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These racks also attach to the inside of cabinet doors and are perfect for storing spices!  

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This pull-out cabinet contains a butcher block for your knives and a utensil cup for your spoons and spatulas.  This puts them within easy reach while  you are cooking!  

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This looks like an ordinary counter top….

…but it raises up to reveal storage for your toaster, coffee maker, and other small appliances!  

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This mirror tucks away inside a cabinet…


 …but can rotate out when you want to use it!  (I wonder if this guy reads my blog?!?!)

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So, with all these clever cabinets, you can make great use of your space and find a place for everything!

Check back next week for more informative posts…and a BIG GIVEAWAY coming soon!

Here is the third hint:  One speaker mentions “ugly baby” in his twitter profile…he has got to be interesting with that sort of bio!!

If you think you know what it is, please leave your guess in the comments section.

Thanks for reading!

Tiffani Stutzman Design – Creating Comfort through Functional Elegance!

Kitchen and Bath Show: Final Part

Hello! 

Today is the fourth and final post of my series on KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.  The show was held in the Las Vegas convention center along with the International Builders’ Show.  Here are more amazing products!


Great lighting from Ironhaus

South Seas Pearl 3D tile from Tile Bar



Unique sinks from Mr.Direct Sinks & Faucets



These mirrors and cabinets from Robern have such features as internal electrical outlets, LED nightlight, mirror defogger, lockbox, cold storage, and integrated TV!

This is a craft station from Wellborn Cabinets



I love this plastic bag storage (also from Wellborn Cabinets)



This is part of the Wellborn Cabinets‘ booth…amazing design!


In case you haven’t heard, I have a BIG GIVEAWAY coming soon!


Here is the second hint:  RogerThomas will be a featured guest speaker!!

If you think you know what it is, please leave your guess in the comments section.

Thanks for reading!



Tiffani Stutzman Design – Creating Comfort through Functional Elegance

Kitchen and Bath Show: Part 3

Hello!

Today is Part 3 of my series on KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.  The show was held in the Las Vegas convention center along with the International Builders’ Show.  There were some amazing products and great classes!

What a unique faucet from the Rohl Michael Berman collection!



Gorgeous pendant light from Kichler



How clever is this wine glass from Kevin’s Promotional Products showing
one picture from the outside and a different picture from the inside!



Love these tiles from Daltile




These lights from SeaGull Lighting are gorgeous!




I love the glass in these fixtures from Progress Lighting



These door knobs from Fusion Hardware Group are so elegant!




Amazing texture on these wall coverings from Vahallan Papers




I love this copper tub and these mirrors from Premier Copper Products


Here’s a great fireplace by Napoleon
.  Being from Texas and a UT Longhorn, I loved this display!


In my last post, I mentioned a BIG GIVEAWAY that is coming soon!  I’ll give you a hint:  There are Campers, but no campfires…  If you think you know what it is, please leave your guess in the comments section.

In case you still want more KBIS, stay tuned for Part 4!

Thanks for reading!

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