Shimmer, Shine and Sparkle… What’s up with Metallic Furniture?

By in Inspiration / June 23, 2017 /

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle in their life? When trying to incorporate metallic pieces into your home it can be tricky to find the right accents to keep a room looking classy rather than brassy. Wha-la is here to help with some quick tricks that can transform any room in your house into an enchanting and sophisticated space!

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The bathroom is one of the easiest places to bring in metallic features. Brass bathtubs are incredibly popular right now and look great with both neutral and chromatic color schemes. Include details such as mirror frames and towel racks with the same shade of bronze to maintain harmony across the room.

Metallic throw pillows

If you aren’t ready to commit to a large (or expensive) piece of furniture quite yet accents like throw pillows and framed artwork are smart ways to spice up more modest pieces…. such as a cream couch. The key is to mix and match texture and shade to keep the composition interesting to the eye.

Want to know a WHA-LA secret? If you can’t find wall art you like, try something DIY. You can fill any white frame with wrapping paper, scrapbook paper or even artwork of your own design!

Silver wall

Wallpaper is making a come back! What better way to make a vivacious metallic statement than with ornate silver wallpaper? There are infinite possibilities of color combinations and patterns to match the layout of an already furnished room that just needs a pick me up. Pair statement wallpaper with simple and monochrome furniture to complete the stylish look.

Gold ceiling

Feeling a little more daring than wallpaper? Try adding a pop of shine to your ceiling! This gold ceiling compliments the gold base of the couch beautifully, unifying the composition of the room while also adding light. In a room with a lot of natural light, gold is the perfect accent color to brighten a space without looking too gaudy.

Gold Bar

Finally we can look at how to pair metallic with colors…. or lack there of. Black can be a challenging color in interior design, but when done correctly we simply LOVE the end result. Mixing gold a black through the use of a large statement piece and smaller accessories is a perfect way to do this. It keeps the room from being too dark and places an even greater focus on your eye-catching chrome piece of choice!


Need help adding some sparkle to your home? Contact us! We are here at to make your wildest interior design wishes a reality.














Celebrating USA: Red, White & Blue

By in Inspiration / June 19, 2017 /

Red white and blue looks great in any room, which is one of the reasons we LOVE the Fourth of July here at Wha-la! We’ve got inspiration galore for chic ways to incorporate a patriotic color scheme into countless rooms of the house so you can make sure to celebrate in style.

Red white and blue bedroom

The bedroom is one of the easiest places to incorporate stars and stripes. If you want to keep the bed and walls relatively neutral be sure to include bold accent pieces such as throw pillows, lighting fixtures and curtains add a pop to any room!

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The best part of the Fourth is when the sun begins to set! Make sure your home is prepared to host guests as the day turns into night… a great way to this is to blend indoor and outdoor spaces. Simple lanterns, potted plants and outdoor seating arrangements allow you to create a gentle ambiance that mixes elegance with a splash of the U-S of A.

Chic Red White and Blue living room

A home doesn’t need to be red white and blue for only one day of the year! Don’t forget that these colors go beautifully together even without all the stars and stripes. Try mixing new patterns and textures such as the plush velvet chairs and the furry throw pillows in the sophisticated living room above.

Adult RWB bedroom

Mixing hues is another way to modernize this classic combo. These light blue walls and orangey-red tables revolutionize the traditional flag colors. Pair a simple change such as the shade of color with classic, clean pieces. This room offsets its bold accents with a simple all white bed and the lavish navy couch.

Red White and Blue bar

Who doesn’t love a beautiful kitchen? The center of life in the house should be both practical and stylish. Choosing to have a bar style island is smart way to serve guests a cocktail or the kids and quick breakfast! If you aren’t ready to go full on red white and blue subtle pieces such as red stools can give your room the pop of color you were looking for.

These are just a few examples of how you can take any room in the house, or outside of it, and add a splash of red white and blue. We hope you are feeling both inspired and festive!


Father’s Day- Do it Yourself!

By in Inspiration / June 9, 2017 /

Father’s day can be tricky…. and it is already right around the corner! This year we are looking at how to spice up your homes accessories with DIY projects that the whole family will love. With a focus on warn, earthy tones and smoky wooden accents you can create a balance between masculinity and comfort in any home space.

This cooler is a great gift that can generate a buzz in more ways than one at any summer party! With this fabulous barrel ice bucket, we see how to refashion a boring cooler into something that mixes both refinement and rustication. This transforms any deck into a visually appealing space that has the perfect balance of classiness and fun and can provide a great DIY project for any family.reclaimed-tequila-barrel-ice-chest-xl

We continue to see that for Father’s Day you can never go wrong with a little bit of alcohol. This simple shot glass rack can be made with any quick trip to Home Depot to grab a few pieces of wood and some paint. Whether it helps your husband reminisce on his youth or just provides a summer activity for your kid’s home from college, the American flag allusion is a great accent to any man cave for the summer.

American Flag shot glass

For those who may like to get their hands a little dirty, refurbishing an old truck bed is a great idea of how to bring the robust nature of a garage into the home. This custom piece can double as both a bench and a storage space! With it’s toughened and rugged finish this DIY is sure to bring a smile to any dads face this Father’s Day.


Finally, we can look at how to elevate a common household accessory in a refreshing way. The wooden holder for this game of darts rejuvenates the standard style of the game as well as provides protection for your walls and organization for the pieces. Whether your husband wants to invite some friends over to play or you spend time bonding with your kids creating the wooden shelf, this is a great idea for both polishing up your home and ensuring lasting entertainment.

Fathers day- Dart Board

Keeping Mid Century Modern Upper Class

By in Inspiration / May 12, 2016 /

We love a mid century modern look, but when it goes too retro it can lose it’s stunning appearance.

37 Amazing mid-century modern bathrooms to soak your senses:

So how do you keep a mid century modern style with an upper class feel? Keep it simple and clean!

Modern bedroom furniture that suits almost any style. The west elm mid-century bedroom furniture collection includes beds, headboards, bed frames, nightstands, dressers, wardrobes, benches + more. Streamlined style for sleeping.:

Keep the clutter away and stick to a more neutral color scheme. Retro loves bright and wild colors.

This could also of course be placed inside the home. Love the wooden table with the mid century modern white chairs. Biddy Craft/desertretro28 | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!:

Make one piece that is a statement mid century modern. The rest of this space is more rustic than anything else and the chairs scream mid century modern.

Reno Rumble Kitchen Reveals - Mid Century Modern Kitchen - Freedom Kitchens:

If you want a complete mid century modern look, go for it! Some spaces can handle more than others.

Nalle's House: DIY Mid-Century Modern Ball Clock:

But the most important rule, is to keep it simple.

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Preparing Your Porch

By in Inspiration / May 5, 2016 /

Your front porch is part of the first impression when someone looks at your home. It’s time to prepare it for some summer fun!

Porch Design and Decorating Ideas : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television. Outdoor living space 2.  Love the vintage trunk.:

Don’t be afraid to dress it up! There are plenty of outdoor materials that are meant to bring color and fun to your front porch.

"In the South, the porch is a sacred place, and there’s no better way to enjoy one than a well-designed porch swing.”:

Make it a space you wouldn’t mind staying and hanging out for a while.

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Keep it simple if that’s what you love! But simple doesn’t have to mean no fun.

Add privacy to your porch with panels of rich blue Sunbrella outdoor fabric.:

And if you need a little help deciding what’s best, we are only a message away!

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Let the Summer Fun In!

By in Inspiration / April 28, 2016 /

The warm weather brings everyone out, but are you hesitant to bring people in for some summer fun? Summer is for getting together and celebrating! Don’t let the fear of your home decor, or lack there of, keep you from hosting amazing get togethers this year! Let us help!

Sugar & Cloth Repin Via Camille Styles:

A quick freshen up can make a huge difference in your home and give you the confidence you need to host an amazing party.

Festive paper pom pom garland. Photo by Ashley Capp and Valerie Wilcox (via Canadian House & Home).:

Keeping everything simple and clean makes decorating for a specific event a breeze!

Serve up a wheelbarrow full of cold beer.:

More interested in setting up your outdoor space for some party fun? We can help there too!


Be ready for whatever the summer may bring!

Shade loving container gardening, planters for front porch, ferns, hydrangea and sweet potato vine...:

But most of all, don’t be afraid to open that door tho whoever you invite. Let your home show off who you are!

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Get Your Patio Ready!

By in Inspiration / April 21, 2016 /

The warm weather has finally set in and everyone is getting outdoors! Each year we like to freshen up our outdoor spaces but sometimes feel limited on what we can do. Here’s some ideas to get you thinking:

Adore Home magazine - Blog - Three Birds Renovations:

Whether it’s it’s adding on a section to bring the indoors and outdoors together or just adding some new throw pillows, a quick refresh can make a world of a difference!

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Your outdoor decor can really change the setting and tone to your space.

Gorgeous deck transformation!:

Most people feel limited to what they see in the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s but there are so many more options to choose from! You can really design your outdoor space into anything you want it be.

It doesn't matter how big or small your outdoor space is — just use every inch of it.:

Pulling an entire outdoor space together can be tricky if it is not your comfort zone. That’s what designers are for! If you need some extra help, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Color Palette Love

By in Inspiration / April 14, 2016 /

Color palette’s have a way of setting a tone, enhancing a feeling, and creating a canvas for the home. Some people just choose colors per room as they love, but starting with a color palette is a great way to tie the entire home together.

...blush, mauve, hint of pale grey blue with taupe or brown...:

Using a color palette can keep you focused on what kind of overall feeling you want your home to portray.

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Whether you want a bold, subtle, calming, or neutral look. Having a color palette is a brilliant way to find many colors that will give you exactly what you are looking for.

Color Palette Ideas for Your Home - purelygenuine:

The best way to come up with a color palette is to find pictures or things that speak to you. Check out what colors make up the combination and which ones work so well together.

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If putting together a color palette creates a lump in your throat don’t worry! We can help you come up with the perfect one.

The gentle and warm colors of this palette make the cold shades look warm, too. An unusual and beautiful combination..:

Let’s find the perfect color palette for you!

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Creating Stunning Contrast

By in Inspiration / April 7, 2016 /

Creating contrast in a home is a great way to find balance in a room that’s eye catching. There are a few simple tricks to help you get that look.

A Modernized Charmer For Creatives in Pennsylvania | Design*Sponge:

It’s not all about light and dark, although that is a beautiful route to go. There are so many more options like cool and warm, busy and simple, or textured and smooth.

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When we think of contrast, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a lot of items! Simple and contrasting can go hand in hand.

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When using dark colors to contrast in a home we always suggest picking a room that was a lot of natural light! Picking dark colors can make the room feel like a dungeon if the lighting isn’t quite right.

10 Gorgeous Gallery Walls We’re Swooning Over — Bloglovin'—the Edit:

For area’s that are open, sometimes contrasting between each room can pull together nicely. Although this may seem difficult, with a little help from a trusted source, this is a beautiful way to pull of eye catching contrast.

See the Fashion-Forward Home That's Surprisingly Kid-Friendly:

However you decide to do it, make sure it’s what you love. This is your home after all!

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Love Your Skinny Hallway

By in Inspiration / March 24, 2016 /

Small spaces seem like the hardest to design, but with a little love, they can be the most brilliant.

Do I see skinny #horizontal stripes? And WHA in Atlanta at that? I THINK this was in The Residence at the W "High Rise High Style" Home tour. Yum:

Just because they a skinny walkway isn’t large enough for most home decor items, doesn’t mean it should lack in personality!


Make it a show stopping space that not only takes you from room to room, but gives you a peek inside what it’s like to live there.

mudroom-cabinets - Julie Blanner entertaining & design that celebrates life:

Make use of every square foot you have! Create storage that’s not only eye appealing, but functional!

Moulding under staircase, love the reflective floor w/ sunlight bouncing everywhere:

Whatever you choose to do, just don’t leave that little old hallways plain!

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