Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Getting Organized In 2014

Happy New Year! One of your resolutions may be to get your home organized. The problem is you don't know where to begin.  Let me give you a few tips to help get started.

You and your family probably received some great gifts for Christmas. Now is the time to take those clothes out of the closet that are too small or that you are never going to wear again and donate them to a local charity or make a few bucks by having a yard sale or taking the items to a local consignment shop. You can do the same with home decor that
you no longer need and your children's toys. Try making ‘giving away’ a regular habit. 

Get a filing cabinet or lock box to safely store documents like tax papers, birth certificates, and other sensitive information which you may need to find in a hurry or do not want to get lost.

Create a chore board listing all of the household duties that need to be completed weekly. 
Put each family members name beside a household chore.  The kids will enjoy checking off chores as they complete them. This will also show them how important they are to the family unit.

Purchase fun, stylish bins, baskets and containers.  
Bins, baskets are containers are great for storage.  It's an easy way to group "like" items while keeping track of what you already have. It also allows you to eliminate items that no long have a purpose in your home.

Last, but not least, keep everything in its place.  
Now that you have come up with a system to get organized, keep things in order by making sure that items are put back in their proper place once you are done using them.  Don't say, " I'll put it away later."  From my personal experience, you will probably forget.
Organization takes time and can seem overwhelming.  Start with one room at a time.  Once you get into the habit of it, life becomes so much easier!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lux Style Living

Hayden/Savoy Lifestyle Living would like to congratulate Lauren and Juwan on their New Home.
We enjoyed collaborating with them to bring their decorating ideas to life.
The colors for the home were inspired by Lauren's desire to have the color grey included in the color scheme and Juwan's desire to have the color yellow included in the color scheme.
Hayden/Savoy Lifestyle Living was able to infuse other textures and patterns to the mix to give the couple the felling that they desired…Hotel Lux Chic.
Hayden/Savoy Lifestyle Living Inspiration Source: Boutique hotel lobby

Did you know that horizontal stripes makes a room appear to be more spacious?

Hallway colors are Purple neutral tone
Side mural wall: Teal/Turquoise
Kitchen: Dark Grey with trim of Teal/Turquoise
Pops of color for character and depth: Marigold, Teal & Plum

The style goes well with the rich pale-toned furnishings and the luxurious accents of large pillows and lush window treatments.
This was a budget friendly project that the couple could display but continue to work in. We have given recommendations of
White distressed wood floors
Yellow floor rug or cow rug
Mirrored and Gold end tables
Tall bookshelf
Modern chandelier for kitchen
Drop lights for bar
Hayden/Savoy Lifestyle Living wish Lauren and Juwan many happy and treasured moments in their new home for years to come

Friday, September 27, 2013

Go Mad for Plaid

Plaid is a huge must in your wardrobe this fall.
Whether it is tartan, hounds tooth or checkered, it doesn't matter, as long as it is plaid.
The best part about this fall trend that I love is that you can casually pair your plaid with leather, animal or floral prints.  You can also dress it up with sequins, chiffon and lace.  This is your chance to experiment and make a style statement that will definitely get you noticed.
Ladies, here are a few ways to express your style in plaid, this fall.

Guys, you can show off your style in plaid as well with clothing items such as, a classic plaid shirt, a plaid vest, coat, scarf or shoes.  For a business look, throw on a plaid blazer over a dress shirt with a pair of basic colored slacks.

You can also incorporate the popular trend in your home.

                               Plaid Throw Pillows and Bedding                


                                                         Checkered Drapery Panels   


                 Plaid Table Runner

As you see, plaid is no longer just associated with lumberjacks, Scotsmen and farmers but this vintage pattern has evolved to be surprisingly versatile and chic.

At Hayden and Savoy Lifestyle Living, we love to keep you updated when we find great steals and deals.  An awesome and inexpensive online site where you can shop for this trend and many others is www.aliexpress.com.  Happy shopping!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hello September....Hello Fall

It’s September and fall is right around the corner.  It is definitely my favorite season.
I love feeling the crisp autumn breeze, watching the leaves on the trees change to vivid colors, sitting in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa, wearing a favorite sweater or scarf, eating a caramel apple, carving a pumpkin, going on a hayride and the sweet smell of  baked cookies and pies infused with mulling spices.   
There is a renewed energy and enthusiasm in the air as a new season begins. Why not bring the renewed feeling of fall right to the front door of your home with a festive wreath.
Here is my fall wreath that I made along with a tutorial to help you do it yourself.
I purchased my supplies at A.C. Moore Crafts for under $20.00.  I picked up a grapevine wreath, a few bouquets of artificial flowers, and deco mesh for my ribbon but any color wire edge ribbon or items of your choice will do. This is your time to get creative!

 I used a hot glue gun to attach all of my items onto the wreath. 

 I also added some artificial fruit, cones and pumpkins.

You are done, attach your door wreath hanger and you are ready to welcome fall!

Friday, June 21, 2013



So you don’t want to paint the walls? Try a color makeover by switching out some accessories.  Place color in the bedroom with pillows, rugs, curtains and accessories. Go bright with colors that initate energy.

According to www.dreammoods.com colors in dreams are subjective and personal.  I believe if you surround yourself in those colors you will invoke dreams, behaviors and spirits not only in your bedroom but your personal life.  These are the colors and feelings I am trying to invoke in my bedroom.

The color teal signifies trustworthiness, devotion and healing.

Orange denotes hope, friendliness, courtesy, generosity, liveliness, sociability, and an out-going nature. It also represents a stimulation of the senses. You feel alive! You may want to expand your horizons and look into new interests

Brown denotes worldliness, practicality, domestic bliss, physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic character. Brown also represents the ground and earth. You need to get back to your roots.
What Does Your Bedroom Dream?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall Fashion 2012...Everything Old Is New Again!

Fall Fashion 2012 is such a flashback...you got 60's mod, 70's vintage, 80's hip-hop style and even the 90's in your face show of luxury with leather, fur all back on trend updated with a 21st century twist of course! I love it...

This is the first fall season that I have been really excited in the last couple of years and I feel like I need to do a complete reboot (a'la Kim Kardashian) on my wardrobe.

Here are just a few hot trends for Fall 2012...Which ones will you be rockin?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall In Love With Your Home Again...#2

I must confess I'm an indoor kind of girl...I enjoy doing home improvement projects more inside of the house than out...Don't get me wrong, I watch Curb Appeal and all those other exterior focused HGTV shows but I prefer to hire someone to do the work than myself.

However in my ode to all things fall...I so enjoy putting out a great fall wreath, pumpkins and mums in all the great fall colors. In doing that I took a look at my deck and cringed!!! It was not pretty. Take a look....I know, I know this is not pretty...


Recently having hired a handyman, we collaborated on the best way to proceed. There is a lot more to this than just the right color. You essentially have 3 basic options depending on how much coverage you want: 1) a light clear stain, 2) transparent with a hint of color, 3) semi-transparent and 4) full coverage - essentially paint.

I chose a semi-transparent because I still wanted the natural wood grain to show through but still see the great color. I chose a reddish -brown stain to match my fall mood! Also, with just a bit of sealant in the stain it wouldn't end up looking like the BEFORE picture too soon. Easy project to spruce up your exterior decor...Check out Lowe's they have tons of options..


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