check out our new vimeo channel – v-tv

Hello My Lovelies. Happy Monday!

WELCOME TO V-TV

Here are Casa Vilora Interiors we enjoy sharing decorating tips, ideas and inspiration with our clients and folks who follow us on social media. We have always had the desire to do more quick, how-to videos on various topics ranging from how to style a coffee table, to how to choose color for your home, but somehow never got around to doing them consistently

We used Youtube for a while and somehow felt like it was a bit cumbersome to use and to upload videos, and so we recently decided to give Vimeo a try. I must say, so far so good.

We have already added a few how-to videos that you can go check out now. We plan to do weekly videos that will offer great information and advice. Definitely more how-to videos, room tours, screen shares showing different processes or documents that might benefit you. We are also planning some webinars that we will tell you more about soon.

Our new channel is Called V-TV, named after yours truly. We would love it if you would subscribe so you never miss a video. Please feel free to check it out, like and share a few of our videos.

Please leave a comment below with any video ideas and suggestions you would like to see us cover.


We have also added a new feature to our website. Now you can book an appointment directly from our website. Book a free 30 minute phone call, a free 30 minute in-studio consultation or your in-home appointment.

head to our website and look for the contact button at the bottom right hand side of each page

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Once you click on the contact button, it opens up the menu

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From there, you can book your appointment with us (we recommend picking three possible dates),leave your contact information, make a payment, share a document, or check your activity in the client portal.

This new feature makes it easy and convenient to schedule and pay for many of our design services.


We also welcome you to check out our Valentine’s Day specials. Just incase you are in the market for a sexy bedroom makeover :-)

 

Show your home some decor love this Valentine’s day with a “Sexy Bedroom Makeover”. You heard me. Isn’t it time to bring…

Posted by Casa Vilora Interiors on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thank you so much for checking out The Naked Decorator today!

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!

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help make me the next trad home superstar

Hello my lovelies!

The year has started out with a bang and I am super super busy. Not that I am complaining. Being busy means I get to beautify so many more homes and enhance more lives. That makes this designer’s heart sing :-)

Unfortunately, The Naked Decorator has suffered a little bit with my posts down to one a week, but no matter how busy it gets, I will always be here to offer solid design tips and advice to my loyal subscribers.

Many of you know that I am always seeking opportunities to grow my brand and fulfill dreams that I have had for a long time for my career. When the opportunity to nominate myself to be one of the 2016 New Trad Design Superstars, I jumped at the chance.

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Traditional Home is looking for the next 10 up-and-coming designers who define today’s traditional design style. As a long time subscriber of Traditional Home Magazine, I have long been influenced and inspired by some of the amazing interiors that have graced their pages over the years.

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With each design I am a part of, I seek to bring in timeless and classical elements that are still fresh and fun for today.

I would love the opportunity to be one of Traditional Home’s top 10 up-and-coming designers and I need your help to accomplish this long time dream. Please head to our Facebook page and vote for us. Voting and nominations end on march 15th, and the chosen designers will be announced in the July/August 2016 issue of Traditional Home Magazine with a project showcased in the summer 2016 issue of TRADhome.

Please feel free to share this post. Every vote counts!

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Thanks so much!

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!

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casa vilora interiors featured in houston house and home magazine

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It is always a great day when your hard work is recognized by a local Houston publication.

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Many of you are aware of my participation in The ASID Holiday Showhouse in December (You can take the room tour here if you missed that post). This was a great 12000sf house on Lake Woodlands that was completely renovated by Peterson Home Builders and every square inch decorated by 18 of Houston’s finest Designers.

This was my first time doing a showhouse, but I am happy to say that I got a lot of positive feedback on the bedroom and bathroom that I did. In fact, when the editor of the Houston House and Home Magazine and her art director walked into my room, she said with a smile on her face “this is my favorite room so far!” Imagine my excitement! two days later, I received an email from her asking if she can feature my space in the January 2016 issue of Houston House and Home Magazine. Ummmm, yes please :-)

So after completing the questionnaire to tell her a bit more about my space, I waited patiently to see what my space would look like in a magazine, and I was ecstatic to see it!. I still have not seen an actual magazine, just the online version which you can read here

Two other Designers were also featured in the article: Carla Aston and Crystal Reeves. These rooms were two of my favorites in the home as well, so I felt so blessed to be in such good company.

If you are local to Houston, pick up a free copy of Houston House and Home Magazine and check out our feature.

If you need help with a decorating project, we are still honoring our design rate for last year until January 31st, so now is the time to make the call.

Wishing You beauty and Inspiration!

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A Lighter Brighter Space To Lift Her Spirits

One of the greatest joys of what I do as an Interior Designer is seeing happy clients at the end of a design project. It is even more rewarding when the new space is done for someone who really needs some brightness in their world.

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Veronica and Aunt Rosa

Recently my friend and realtor Linse Meadows approached me about doing a makeover for her Aunt Rosa. She wanted to do something special for her as  Christmas present because Aunt Rosa has gone through quite a bit with her health in recent years. She suffered a stroke a few years ago which left her paralyzed on one side of her body, and she has been in and out of the hospital, even being there over the Christmas holiday. Our goal was to enhance her life by improving her surroundings and making it easier for her to get around.

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Veronica and Linse Meadows

Aunt Rosa lives around an hour and a half from my design studio, but I was happy to take on this project. Linse has been a great supporter of my business and has referred a lot of business to me over the years. I agreed to accept significantly less than my normal rate with no product markups as my contribution to making the project happen for this kind thing she was doing for her aunt.

After meeting with Aunt Rosa and seeing the space first hand, my heart was moved to lighten and brighten the space to fit her personality. Despite her many health issues, Aunt Rosa is one of the happiest  people you will ever meet. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and I immediately felt like I had known her for years.

The existing space was dark and cave-like and the furniture was way too big for the room, but we had to keep them, so my challenge was to make things feel like they belong.

Here are the before shots of the space

BEFORE - THE LIVING ROOM

BEFORE – THE LIVING ROOM

This is the living room viewed from the front door. The leather sofa and chair had to stay in the room. Aunt Rosa needed the recliners to be able to put her feet up. They are very large for the room, but that’s what we had to work with.

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BEFORE

Notice that the windows are covered with temporary paper shades which made the room even darker. The room had great wood floors which I was really excited about although they needed a bit of work. That and painting were not quite in the budget, so whatever accents I brought into the space will have to detract from the work that was needed to the floors and the beige paint color on the walls

We also had to keep in mind that she is leasing the house and we therefore did not want to improve it too much

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BEFORE

The master bedroom was just a bed, dresser and one nightstand. It was as plain as vanilla and nothing like Aunt Rosa’s personality. She definitely needed a headboard to help her get out of bed. You will see soon how we addressed that.

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She also needed a seating area for when her home health aid was with her.

So here’s what I did for Aunt Rosa

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AFTER – LIVING ROOM

So lighter and brighter is what we did!

I wanted to minimize the look of the sofas by bringing in bright colors, so I started with the area rug with its aqua, green, orange and yellow. I needed to keep the center of the room pretty open for reclining the sofa, so I used an oval ottoman instead of a heavy table. The lighter weight of the ottoman makes it easy to be pushed out of the way when she needs to recline.

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The media cabinet was chosen to complement the rug and so were the colorful pillows. The media cabinet will be getting a TV soon, but in the meantime I added a floral and some photos.

I was extremely happy to pull the temporary paper shades off the windows and added these semi-sheer curtain panels in white. They let so much light into the room

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I replaced the art in the room with ones that went with our color scheme and I also used 3 dimensional sculptural pieces as well

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One last one for the living room

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The master bedroom got a bit of a change too. The headboard had to have slats for her to grab onto to help her get out of bed. I chose this metal headboard which is just as beautiful as it is practical. It is also a great choice because it does not block light coming in from the awkwardly placed window behind the bed.

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The bedding includes some of Aunt Rosa’s favorite colors and adds a pop of color and interest in the room.

We finally got a seating area in the room – a chair for her when her home health aid keeps her company

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I also removed the temporary shades from the windows and added these semi-sheer grommeted panels. There is so much more light coming into the room

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We had to keep her temporary TV stand, but it is great that she now has a TV in her bedroom. We had only one nightstand, but moving the bookcase that was blocking a door in the living room to the bedroom, stands in as  a place to display her beloved family pictures.

She loves having a soft rug underfoot when she gets out of bed, and this geometric shag rug fits the bill.

We did a few things in the kitchen as well, but our budget didn’t quite stretch to  a complete overhaul.

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At the reveal, I got lots of hugs and thank you’s from Aunt Rosa. She loved everything and was so happy at how light and bright the new space is.

This is what her daughter wrote on my Facebook post

That is my mom and she is still in complete wow, she loves it…!! Thank y’all so much she hasn’t been this happy in a long time”

That just warmed my heart . I love being a part of moments like this.

If you are ever looking for a home in the Houston area, or selling a home, contact Linse Meadows for great personal service. Click here to visit her website

FOR SALE - 9994 KATY BROOK LN BROOKSHIRE TX 77423

FOR SALE – 9994 KATY BROOK LN BROOKSHIRE TX 77423

And speaking of great service from Linse: She just listed my home for sale, so if you are in the market for a gorgeous new home in the Katy area (Katy ISD), please check out my listing. Click here. I will post more about that later

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!

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