Bringing the Inside Out

The greatest thing about Denver for me- is the sun. I absolutely love it! Second to the sun, is the lack of humidity. Compared to the East Coast, it is hotter but can be a lot drier heat The nice weather ensures a lot of time is spent outside and I have been looking for ways to bring inside outside (without actually camping). 

My absolute favorite idea? An outside shower. 
I have had the opportunity to go to a number of resorts in the past that have outside showers, the last one was a resort in Costa Rica. The shower had a great view of water, mountains and monkeys. Although, a shower outside may not be all that suitable for homes in the city, it would be a great addition to a home in the mountains.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Ordinary to Extraordinary

One of the best things of design is the ability to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. I love to look for different approaches to designing a home. I came across these pictures of showers that used two shower curtains and instantly loved the idea.

It takes something mundane (like a shower and shower curtain) and makes it more interesting. Using two shower curtains makes the room look more elegant and the shower more luxurious. What do you think? What else around the house can you do to turn something ordinary to extraordinary?
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Fancy Pants

There is a new craze now and its crazy pants. I, for one, love crazy pants. It started as a way to have fun in yoga with all the decorative leggings. Then it migrated to incorporating them into my work/play wardrobe. Here are just a few fun pairs of leggings I have seen lately. 
One. I actually have these leggings and I can not say good enough things. They are super comfortable, sweat proof, and stay on when I do yoga. Also, its a fantastic company, their customer services is awesome!
Two.Show your team colors via leggings! These leggings are sure to be a hit.
Three. I love the bright blue color of these! Athleta always has such great work out clothes. 
Four. Tie Dye, breathable capris are great for yoga or running errands. 

In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a
 Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Decorating with Shutters

Shutters are typically something that we think about OUTSIDE of the home. Usually shutters are positioned next to windows or doors of a home and originally, shutters purpose was to block out both light and wind. Over time, shutters have become more decorative but remained on the outside of the home. 
Recently, I have seen a lot of homes that actually bring shutters INSIDE the home and decorate with them. Shutters can bring a rustic or shabby chic feel to the home. 
They can be hung on the wall to create texture or be used to display mementos, such as pictures.
 Shutters can also have function through the home. Adding hooks creates a great key and coat hanger. 
A unique take on the ever popular barn doors is using shutters around the doorway.
Would you decorate with shutters? How else would you use them? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Decorating with blue carpet

Through out the city, a number of the older homes have blue carpet in the living area and/or bedrooms. Blue carpets became very popular in the late 80’s, early 90s and for many it is a great personal aesthetic. Although, some new home buyers would prefer to replace the blue carpet but find themselves unable to purchase new flooring right away because of the huge financial investment a home is. If you find yourself in a home with blue carpeting there are a number of ways to decorate the room.
  • Keep the rest of the room rather neutral. Paint the walls a beige or white and let the blue carpet anchor the room. 
  • Fill the room with light wood accents, white/beige couches and sheer curtains. Keeping the furniture neutral also means that the furniture will match any of the new flooring if you do replace the carpet. 

  • Play up the blue! Add in other shades of blue through paint, pillows or wall art. 

  • Don’t be afraid to bring other colors into the room but limit it to one or two other colors. Too much color will come off overwhelming.

Whether temporary or permanent, how do you decorate with blue carpet? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.