FOLLOW UP: Check out this adorable pic by Mr. Kate (her camera is a lot fancier than my camera phone…ha!) For more pics, including BEFORE photos (eek) see her post here.
I am now officially obsessed with interior design! I mentioned about 2 weeks ago, that Damien and I were taking on a lil design project at our place, well it’s all done and we love it! With the help of the über-talented Kate Albrecht of Mr. Kate, we transformed our home from a super dark, cramped space full of NYC furniture to an airy, beautiful, light and fun LA-proper pad. Inspired by a ton of design magazines and blogs, I wanted mostly white in the main living space with pops of bright colors and pattern. I must have tapped into my Dominican roots along the way, because we definitely got an island vibe going on! For the guest room, we wanted something welcoming and fun. I decided that’s where Damien’s TRL signs would live (they are actual set pieces from his years on the show!) and I love it. The best thing about the home make-over was that it was affordable! We sold almost all of our old furniture and used the money to get vintage finds at flea markets and such. Plus we kept a lot of accent pieces and just painted them white (like the bookshelf & bar stools pictured), Kate taught us so many design tricks…it was fantastic. If you need a home re-vamp, hire her now, she’s da bomb! Here’s a peek inside our new home (the photos don’t do it justice) 🙂