secret of domestic bliss #38... zebra ottomans

Absolutely every space in the world should have a little bit of something exotic. 
I will always suggest a beautiful zebra ottoman, it just makes a room sing.
They may seem to be a little repeated at this point, but a wild animal print is still so chic.
In my opinion, if your home needs a pick me up... grab one of these bad boys and rock it!
Easy peasy.

The Decorista Trend Spotting...cowhide meets zebra

I have spotted this look a few places now and the jury is still out.
I am really on board with the look of layered rugs, however have yet to try layering animal hide rugs.
In this particular room I think its smashing but I am not completely sold yet.
What do we think of this trend?

and speaking of animal prints...
I have a very big crush on this set of leopard sheets from Ballard Designs,
thanks to miss Katie A.
What am I going to do until I get a set in my hands? They are so light & dreamy.
Oh my, I think I have fallen in love.

Blogger style {decorating with a Zebra rug}

We are just moments away from choosing the winner of my Zebra rug giveaway.
(there is still time to if you haven't yet go here now!)
I am more than thrilled.
So today I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite blogging decoristas, Louise +
 how she used the same zebra rug in her stylin' home.
It's neighbored by a gorgeous glossy black dresser and 2 hot pink moroccan poofs.
And to top it off, it's in a cute little girls room.

Decorista Home Tour: zebra rug + my bedroom

I am just dying to know the winner of the Zebra Rug giveaway...only 2 more days to enter!
Thank you so much to all who entered. I really enjoyed hearing all of the fabulous places and the cool ways you would use  the zebra rug.
Now I want to share with you a wee bit more of my bedroom and where I put my amazing zebra rug from RugsUSA.
I am so obsessed with it that I put it right in between my bed and my closet
 (which is basically a mirrored wall of closet doors)
So when I wake up in the morning, its the first thing I put my feet on and I love that because hardwood floors can get a bit cold in the AM. I want my feet to feel snuggly.
It's a really good size and takes up lots of floor space, which I love and add a big pop of fun pattern to my!
and now here are a few more shots of my room...
You can see the amazing light from the window above my bed coming through (love that in the AM).
The cute print in the top right corner I won from a giveaway on shari's blog.
 It adds such a cute + sweet girlie traditionalist touch.
My headboard + two side tables I found in my neighborhood (free stuff is cool). 
I painted the side tables a light tiffany blue and I just adore them.
The little pink vintage bug is a gift from my favorite thift store HEDGE in palm springs. 
The beautiful starburst mirror above my bed is from Melrose Trading Post here in LA.
(my boyfriend bargained it from 35$ to 8$...he is the BEST at getting a deal)
and now its my favorite piece in my room.
More pics of my room to come soon...(just finishing up a few surprises for you)

images via the decorista + her crappy camera

it's giveaway time. {a zebra print rug}

I really want to say a huge thank you to every single one of my readers! 
Your comments and friendship have truly blessed my life.
I thank God for you. Seriously, I do.
You are all so darn fabulous and you inspire me so much!

So, I want to thank you by giving you something that I love.
A zebra print rug.
Yep. It's true.
I have always loved the zebra pattern and have been looking for an affordable option to throw and fit in my bedroom! I was so happy to have found the perfect match. So the lovely people at RugsUSA are readers of The Decorista and wanted to give one lucky reader of my blog the chance to win the same awesome zebra rug that I got. (It's approximately 3'10" x 5'7")
So exciting!
p.s. if you aren't a fan on zebra, and you are the winner you have the option of choosing this rug instead.

Rules of entry:
1. become a follower of The Decorista
2. if you already are a follower get another entry by referring a new reader to The Decorista and ask them to put your name on their entry.
3. tell me where you would use the rug or why it would be perfect for you...
4. you can get more entries by twittering, facebooking or reposting about the giveaway on your site (don't forget to add a separate comment for each entry and the link)

I will choose the winner on June 3rd (my boyfriends birthday!)

I am so thrilled to be doing this giveaway! A few of my favorite pieces around my home are the things I won on blog giveaways...I am so happy to pay it forward! 
I love you all you bloggy friends of mine!!! xoxo
Good luck!

Z is for Zebra

Each new year I find so exciting...
because it means my birthday is right around the corner, 8 days to be exact!
While looking around + searching for the perfect new handbag
 to start the 29th year of my life off right, 
I found an amazing  zebra skin handbag at Coach
I guess its going to be all the rage this year, along with the color gray.

It looks beautiful.

It also brought me to searching interiors for the delicious zebra pattern.
There is something so hip about zebra, 
I don't know what it is...but I am loving it.

how rockstar would you be with this bathtub in your home?

If I am ever fortunate enough to buy a house with stairs, I am sooo doing this!
{above images: source}

{you can buy this here}