All posts tagged decorating

Hotel at home


As I’m gearing up for my road trip to Kansas City tonight & tomorrow I thought I would post a fun round up of awesome hotel interiors. I don’t know about you, but there is something so relaxing about staying at a hotel. Take a look at these and get inspired to bring that “far-off getaway” feeling at home!

How great does this European hotel lobby look?

I love the round baskets and the dark wood. Plus the view is incredible!

The Hollywood Roosevelt in LA is pretty well known but check out the cool style of the rooms!

I would love to curl up with those furry pillows!

So this London hotel might be a little too grande for anyone to really recreate the look at home, but I just had to share!

I am dying over those columns.

 I’m not even surprised that one of the prettiest looking hotel rooms is in Shanghai. So modern and fresh without being overwhelming.

This is a look that could be very easily recreated in your home too!

What can I say? Only in Paris! This is the craziest hotel I found.

Maybe not great for an adult, but I feel like this would have been my dream room at age 13.

Do you have a favorite hotel room you have stayed at? Are you going to try any of these styles in your own home? Let me know!

Sources: One, Two, Three, Four, Five

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Unfinished business


I hate to say it, but I think I am becoming the queen of unfinished projects.

It’s not my fault! I start something and then I have to go to work, or go to bed, or do something and then it takes me forever to get back and finish what I started.  Continue reading →

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House Tour: Amy from Pop Connoisseur


The following is a guest post from my bestie Amy. I think her apartment is totes adorbs so I begged her to do a little house tour post for me so you all could check it out. Enjoy! 

Hi! My name is Amy, and my BFF Courtney asked me to write a guest post for the Joy of Decorating. I have my own blog called Pop Connoisseur, which is definitely not a home decor blog. But I do love home decor, I like to write long ramblings, and I do try to make my apartment look as fancy as possible. About the only room I’ve done, however, is the living room–though, to be fair, the dining room and the living room are kind of the same area, so technically, I’ve decorated TWO rooms. Boom. Continue reading →

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A short thanks

Obviously Thanksgiving is a time to think about what we are thankful for and for the past week I have been doing that and one of the things I am most thankful for is this blog.

This blog, for those who don’t know, originally was started as a hobby for me when I lost my job last March. The blog had a different name (Suburban Settlers) and was hosted by WordPress because I was scared about spending money to pay for hosting and a domain. Less than a month after losing my job I found a new one and started working but I still kept up my blog. I really enjoyed it and I did my best to still make time for it. A co-worker encouraged me to get a domain name and hosting and have a real site. He knew I loved writing about decorating and entertaining and told me I should do what I love. His words stuck with me and a short while later The Joy of Decorating was born. Continue reading →

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The joy of fall decorating


Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it. The colors of the changing leaves, the cozy feeling of wearing boots and scarfs and of course the tantalizing flavors of all things pumpkin.  Continue reading →

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