WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

New GLAMOUR - Edgy & Elegant

I'm so fickle! Just recently (about 9 months ago) I updated my Master Bed and Bath with a blue, brown and gold color scheme. It had been years since I had used blue in my personal decor. Blue was just not a color that I was naturally drawn too. Mr. Panache on the other hand LOVES blue. It's his favorite color so I decided to update our Bedroom and Bath and add blue. Now I'm blue...it's just not getting it for me. Back in May my BFF, Bella~Mella, came for a visit and we attended a conference together. In her bag she had packed a copy of Home Depot's "Connect with Color - Design and Color Trends by BEHR". As we flipped through the booklet we talked about colors, design, personal style and what we liked and didn't like. Now, I'm not a trendy decorator but every now and again a trend will actually get it right and go from trendy to classic in a flash. I knew when I saw their "New Glamour" palette, it would eventually work its way into my house. NEW GLAMOUR is tradition with a twist, a look that's relaxing and unabashedly luxurious. Living with a house full of guys I try not to decorate or furnish our home with too much "fem" appeal but luxury isn't necessarily feminine so off I go to pull together a NEW GLAMOUR look without spend more than $100! Think I can do it? I do! Let's look at the Color Story: Here's BEHR's tips for New Glamour:
  1. Popular colors for this style include natural yellow-infused greens.
  2. Accents are expressive browns, soft yellows and color-touched whites.
  3. New Glamour lends itself to mixing and matching traditional design elements with metallic embroidered fabric and eye popping accents.
  4. Natural motifs such as flowers and leafs are popular.
  5. Strong accents are added in ceramics of all shapes and sizes.
  6. Walls should be clean and netural.
  7. Luxury should be added through accessories and high-end, quality fabrics such as damask and brocade.
  8. Subtle contrasting tones can be introduced through fabric, wallpapers and accessories.

Here's my plan:

  1. I plan to start in the Master Bath and work into the Bedroom.
  2. I am going to re-stain the maple vanities in a rich Espresso polystain.
  3. Replace the cabinet hardware with Brushed Nickle.
  4. Replace the blue and beige fabric curtain with a pair of green, silk taffeta panels.
  5. Refinish my Mother's antique chandy in Hammered Silver and hang it over my garden tub.
  6. Shop the house and add a few accessories to glam it up.
  7. Stay within a $100 budget.
Here are a couple pics from the former bathroom re-do.

Yes, the cheetah print stays!
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Tomorrow I will start working on the vanities using some great tips from Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality. Next, I will refinish that old chandelier and get Mr. Pananche to hang it up. I'll finish up with painting those walls and accessorizing the space. If all goes well I will have the reveal posted next Monday. Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa




7 comments:

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see your update, sounds dreamy.
Sandy

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I LOVE your great ideas Alisa!
The greens and all the rest sound amazing. Show us soon!

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

ginny said...

I cannot wait to see the end results! I liked your blue bath very much.

"Blossom" said...

Ready for the reveal....

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Alisa, I haven't been by in awhile (just not enough time to visit everyone), but I can't wait to see your redo. I'm SO drawn to that yellowy-green shade too & it will be beautiful with what you have planned. I definitely have the urge to be glamorous & casual all at the same time. Pretty pics.

Hope to see you around! I know I get lots of people coming by who don't leave me comments too.

gallaghergfam said...

Sounds great! I just re did my bathroom and it looks totally different! Have fun and can't wait for the pictures! Nancy from OHIO

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