Dramatic Powder Room

Everyone should have a killer powder room. It is the one room your guests will see, so make an impact. Here is a friend’s powder room, which I completely adore. This small eclectic space mixes old and new--the modern white fixtures combined with a vintage brass and crystal chandelier and art deco mirror create a little jewel box . I love the way she placed a large painting, my “Flower Girl II," in a tiny space. The lovely eccentric rug from Anthropologie complements the painting and ties the room together.

If you are think of sprucing up an old powder room, consider interesting wallpaper or a vibrant dark paint color. A powder room is your opportunity to go wild! Embrace the drama!!

These are some of the powder rooms that I love and find inspiration from!


I am crazy about vintage ethnic hemp pillows. These textiles are handwoven and hand-dyed by women of the Hmong Hill Tribe, an ethnic minority group of the highlands in the north of Thailand (the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand).  I also like the shibori hand-dyed fabrics. Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns by folding and twisting fabric. 

At some point, I would like to create my own textiles but for this DIY, I am using found and bought fabrics. 


Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop Native Arts Treasures

Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop Native Arts Treasures


Shibori pillow



For the first pillow, I purchased 2.5 yards of Thai Hmong Indigo from Native Arts Treasures on Etsy. I centered fabric over a white linen and cut fabric into an 18 inch square. I used a coordinating denim fabric for the back. Sewed both sides together, add insert and hand stitched pillow closed. Tip: I like to use an insert one to two inches larger for a fuller look. 

My second pillow, is made of shibori scraps I found while rummaging through my upholsterer's remnants. I sewed the pieces together to form a pattern. I used the same coordinating denim for the back as I used for the first pillow. 

I think they turned out great and look fantastic in my family room.

diy pillows

Here is a DIYs to try:

DIY Shibori Designs 4 Way/Design Sponge

Where to purchase fabric:

Morrisey Fabrics

Native Arts Treasures

Where to purchase already made pillows:

Homegirl Collections



sweet little valentine giveaway on facebook

Hey! It's a sweet little Valentine giveaway! Love this post and enter to win one of these cute framed prints. You choose the one you like best and I'll make sure you have it by Valentine's Day! Be sure to love by midnight, Wednesday, February 8th to win.

Let me know if you want one of these limited edition prints. I'll hook you up! Guys, here's a chance give your girl some love....think about it.




Prints are now available online. Ordering is fast and easy.

Prints are reproduced from original paintings created by me and printed on fine archival paper in two different size. Each print is signed by artist and ships within 3 to 5 business days. 

Let me know if you see an image not offered as a print and I will see what I can do.

xoxo, Sabrina


Let's just say I love to mix styles when creating my eclectic interiors. The bohemian style is one of my favorites. I have created two different design boards, in two different color ways to show the mingling of patterns.

boho bedroom 1

Below are a few inspirations by awesome designers.

Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

Alyssa Rosenheck

Alyssa Rosenheck

Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

love sarah schneider

love sarah schneider

My top block-printed textile designers

There are so many gorgeous textiles out there now, it makes my head spin. I have been loving the block-printed linens for a while now and can't help incorporating pillows, drapes or upholstered furniture into all my interiors. I found Etsy to be the great source for pillows. Check this etsy site out.

Here are my favorite designers that do it best...... in no particular order. 

John Robshaw


Teen Bedroom Makeover

This teen client wanted a bedroom makeover. With a few inspiration photos from the latest RH Teen, this lovely space was created. I think it is feminine and sophisticated and a spaces she will love for years to come.

My client knew she wanted to use the pale gray RH bedding which helped select the colors for the room. I am crazy about a C2 paint I choose for my own daughter's room, Svelte C2-867. The pale blush color was use as the overall wall color. Benjamin Moore's Intense White OC-51 was painted on the vaulted side walls and Love Always 876 for ceiling color.


This unique dresser is a family heirloom but the dark wood finish dated the room. I had the dresser painted a warm gray and added a lighter accent gray to coordinate with the marble top and make the handles pop. The paint really brightened and updated this lovey cherished piece. It turned out great.



A small basement bathroom gets a playful makeover. The homeowner wanted to keep tiled walls and floor and most of the larger elements of the bathroom. A new white vanity, modern faucet, seeded glass vanity lighting and round minimal mirror give the room a fresh look. The interesting Thibaut wallpaper becomes the focal point of the bathroom. 

I started by creating a few designs. The first concept is classic with a gorgeous Thibaut wallpaper, wood vanity, coordinating mirror, and great lighting. Second concept, and winner, I call the preppy look. Again, pretty Thibaut wallpaper, white wood vanity and minimal mirror. The third concept is modern and minimal. Blue paint, dark wood vanity and a strip light. Lastly, the boho look. Cool wallpaper, vanity, mirror and lighting




Don't get rid of an antique wingback chair before you consider reupholstering it! Give new life to your old family heirlooms and make them fabulous.  Check out this transformation.

This update is fresh and light. Originally, the idea was to whitewash the wood frame but the wood was too red. The frame would have looked pink so we painted the chair instead. 

A Robert Allen fabric was selected for the front of the chair and a coordinating velvet was perfect for the piping and back.

Painted wood frame with shabby chic affect. Now all this chair needs is a lovely lumbar pillow, preferably a Peter Dunham pillow.

Which is your favorite?

painting of the day: Fry Stand by Shawn Huckins

180B - Fry Stand


acrylic on canvas mounted on MDF

49 x 40 in (124 x 102 cm)
I was first introduced to Shawn Huckins after seeing the Paint Chip Series, featured on The Jealous Curator (great art blog). 

The Paint Chip Series features several large canvases painted to resemble various color swatches you'd pick up at Home Depot or Sherwin Williams before covering your living room in "Pacific Sea Teal." Each "chip" also incorporates some mundane image drawn from the everyday—a Walmart employee pushing shopping carts across a "Sweet Corn" landscape; cars sinking into a "Honey Beige" flood. 

More from the paint chip series....
380B - Brown Paper Bag,
Artists with Huge Egos
380B - Brown Paper Bag,

Artists with Huge Egos
acrylic + latex on canvas mounted on MDF
49 x 40 in (124 x 102 cm)
460F - Self Portrait I + II with Flannel Shirt
460F - Self Portrait I + II with Flannel Shirt
acrylic on canvas mounted on MDF
49 x 40 in (124 x 102 cm)

New 4" x 4"s

I finished a series of small paintings last month for my open studio -- 4" x 4" mini canvas paintings. Super cute! Here are the girls.....
 Party Dresses
Drama Queen
 Beer Can Rollers
Sunday Afternoon
Saturday Afternoon

Which is your favorite?

you can find cool stuff anywhere!

I was in my husband's hometown, Altoona, Pa, over Easter weekend. I was driving through my in-law's neighborhood when I came upon what appeared to be a yard sale. I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES! should be a bumper sticker on my suv. It mortifies my kids but they should be used to it by now.  Anyway, I looked at the few items this man was selling against his chain-linked fence.  He had made these drum shaped coffee tables out of wood.  I asked how much and he said $25. I rarely have cash in my wallet and told him I would be back. A few hours later, I saw he was putting everything away and it looked like he hadn't sold a single table. He was so happy I had returned and liked his tables... he gave me two for one!
Very West Elm-like
The small one is 18" diameter and large one is 26" diameter. I think both made of hickory.

Elm Wood Coffee Table

 I love a good find!!!!!!!