Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year's Resolutions for 2014

I am super-excited to have decided on the two rooms in my home that will be getting makeovers in 2014. I have chosen to do a Chinoiserie Man Cave for my husband and an Elegant Garage for our cars.

For the Chinoiserie Man Cave, I am envisioning the styles of Michael Smith and Ralph Lauren - classic and masculine with Chinoiserie. I plan to include black, gray, abstract art, distressed leather, blue and white Chinese porcelain, and of course, lots of books and a flat screen TV. The photo above captures the style I would like. I should also mention that it needs to be very "guy friendly" with indestructible pieces impervious to red wine, newspaper print, and the like.

The garage is something I have had on my mind for a while. My garage has great bones - a wood ceiling, French doors, four windows, and antique brick. Since I have two large garden sheds and a lawn service, I don't need it to store lawn equipment. I would love it to be an elegant and sophisticated space to house our cars. Finding inspiration photos for garages is next to impossible, but this one below is perfect. I have a black Audi and my husband drives a gray BMW, and I love the idea of using black and gray with some black and white photos of classic cars.

So there you have it - my two interior decorating New Year's Resolutions for 2014.


  1. I can't wait to see your garage. It sounds like heaven to me. Where I live, it's pretty much production builders. Not much style... I've seen beautiful stables that may give you ideas for your garage. It sounds strange but they are done to the 9's.
    Happy New Year!

  2. WOW!!! Your husband is going to be one very lucky guy! Tell him to get his checkbook out! LOL! It'll be WORTH IT! And the garage will be AWESOME!! You are SO INSPIRING! Happy 2014 Beth!!

  3. Cannot wait to see the magic you will make!
    -Linda, NY