Archive for Decor

Master Bedroom Update – 11/24/2018

11/24/2018 –  Received the gray duvet cover and matched it with the new ultrasoft furry throw from At Home. The Taupe is just perfect against all these colors and somehow it all works together. The room has that cozy laid back and soothing feeling. But it also brought to light that this bed is in […]

Master Bedroom Makeover Project – 2018

Master Bedroom Project Current Status: In progress   Before:              Current State:  11/24/2018 –  Received the gray duvet cover and matched it with the new ultrasoft furry throw from At Home. The Taupe is just perfect against all these colors and somehow it all works together. The room has that […]

BIlly’s Room Makeover

Villa Solita – Basement Evolution

The basement in our Eastman unit was partially finished.                             April 2014 – Basement     This was the original configuration we set up the basement after the move. Bare in mind that there was a lot to get through and we […]

Villa Solita – Family Area Evolution – Dinnette & Family Room

Per the original floor plan from for our model home, the two spaces connected to the kitchen are known as the dinette and the family room. Together these two rooms make up the family area. This space has gone through an interesting evolution in the first year and a half.                 […]

Flying the US Flag – Solita Tradition

With Memorial Day 2015 around the corner it was the right time to purchase an American Flag to show our patriotism and admiration for the our home, our country, the United States. We wanted to make sure that we displayed the flag correctly and discovered USFlag.org which provides all the rules and regulations for displaying […]

Nursery Wall Art Part 1 – Crib and Dresser Wall

It’s time to start planning some wall decor. To start here are some photos. Supplies – Already Purchased    

How to make Bench Cushions for JP’s Nursery Window

JP’s nursery is coming together. This week Sol assembled and secured the Ikea Kallax shelving unit to create storage and a window bench in JP’s room. It’s time to add a bench cushion for the space but we are not likely to find one in the exact deminsions of our unit, so we will have […]

Front Room Theme of the Moment – Delivery Room

February 2015 – The “Delivery Room” theme On the day of the baby shower, the whole family worked hard to make the house look beautiful for JP’s baby shower. Neetin hung the streamers while Janet and Kim proofed up the gorgeous pom poms. Aunt Martha and Aunt Laura were busy wrapping the cupcakes with coordinating light and […]

Christmas 2014 – Our First Christmas at Villa Solita & Expecting our 1st Baby

This being our first Christmas in our new house, we wanted to make sure that we put up some beautiful decorations. We finaly purchased the outdoor spiral topiaries we had been talking about for so long. We also couldn’t resist purchasing a light up elephant lawn piece that reminded us of the theme to the […]

Our Family Room Update – November 2014

It was finally time to get a couch for our family room. The white club chairs although functional, stylish and comfortable, were only providing seating for two and we had to get creative whenever we had company over. We measured our living room space and decided to get a modular sectional with high density cushion […]

Villa Solita: Family Room Progress

Here is our latest progress in decorating/furnishing our family room. We are in no rush to buy furniture just for the sake of filling up a room. We like to take our time and explore our options. Here is the progress so far. Keep checking back for updates! While making decorating decisions, we kept in […]

Villa Solita Gym

Health and Fitness is important important part of the Solita lifestyle. While Sol prefers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gita still prefers her heavy duty Elliptical and gym equipment. We both found a great compromise when we decided to set up a small home gym in a spare bedroom. It currently has the Total Gym XLS and […]

Window Treatments!

After waiting several weeks, our beautiful window treatments have been installed! We selected the Hunter Douglas Pirouette collection blinds with the 5″ panel width. We decided to not go too bold on the color or the treatments so that we have flexibility with decorating / painting the room later on. Photos to come!

Utility Room – Transformed into Hobby / Craft Room

Its always a great feeling when your old furniture works in your new homes. We have had these ClosetMaid modular shelves for years! Half of them were purchase new, and the other half were an impulse buy at a garage sale or Craigslist adventure. Over the years these shelves have made their way from apartment rental, […]

Kitchen Chandelier

Some people would call me crazy … well it wouldn’t be the first time! When we saw the beautiful Eastman Kitchen, we were in love with the size and layout! It is so amazing, we think it deserves a bit of bling! The electrical is all set up, and we would like the center recessed […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Master Bedroom

While we wait for our move in date, we have been spending time watching lots of HGTV to get inspiration on home decorating. We have been keeping all our decorating and furniture ideas and inspirations on our Pinterest Board with Master Bedroom Ideas seen below.  Master Bedroom in Eastman Model Home Click here to take the virtual […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Dining Room

The formal dining room has a beautiful tres ceiling and crown molding along with white chair rail which is just begging to be paired with a bold statement color. The lighting fixture is … okay … for now, but this room deserves better. For a room this size a larger fixture would be more appropriate. […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Family Room with Coffered Ceilings

The Eastman has a lot of architectural details such as the crown molding, octagon tres ceilings, picture frame molding and especially the coffered ceilings in the family room. We have seen these ceilings in luxury homes on TV and a few model homes during our original home search. This classic look has been revived with […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Master Closet

I’m not even going to drag Solomon’s name into this! This Pinterest Board below is ALL ME! One of my favorite features of Eastman is the Master closet. It is HUGE (highlighted in pink on the floor plan)! It comes with basic wire wardrobe racks so the sky’s the limit for upgrading to custom closets […]

Ideas for Home Furnishings: Entrance / Foyer

While we wait for our move in date, we have been spending time watching lots of HGTV to get inspiration on home decorating. Eastman Entrance and Foyer Details Pinterest Board We have a Pinterest board where we have been keeping ideas of furniture we like. Here is a look at our Pinterest Board for the […]

Noir Elegance – Black Color Palette for Eastman

The word for “Black” in French is Noir. It seems that everything French has an elegance about it. One of the color palettes I have selected for Eastman is one I like to call Noir Elegance. It is clean, chic and eye catching. I have found several photos on Houzz and Pinterest that have that […]

Neutral Chic Paint Colors

Neutral Paint Color – Ideas for our new home We have been picking out paint colors for the walls in Eastman. Here are some of the inspirational room photos that have neautral/beige tones. We have been collecting Neutral Chic Color Palettes  on a  Pinterest Board (Click Here). Please check the board for more photos descriptions of the […]

Gray-Blue Color Palettes for Wall Colors

Gray Color Palette – Ideas for Gray Wall We have been picking out paint colors for the walls in Eastman. Here are some of the inspirational room photos that have blue/grayish color schemes. We have been collecting Grey-Blue Color Palettes  on a  Pinterest Board (Click Here). Please check the board for more photos descriptions of the color […]

Adventures of the Solita family!