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Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb

Back to my feature of the week. This Vacation Home I am featuring today is located in the heart of the iconic Medina, Riad Shiraz is your home away from home while visiting Marrakesh.

This was a Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert.


An eclectic, light and bright fusion of indoor and outdoor living, spend your days relaxing by the beautiful private in ground pool, or recline on your daybed perched up on the panoramic rooftop. The 4 bedrooms with 5 private bathrooms holiday house has a full kitchen, AC and free Wi-Fi.

Here is you link to the home

Take a look at the photos and add The Riad Shiraz to your vacation bucket list.


Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co
Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert. www.dinamariejoy.co

This was a Vacation Home Feature on Airbnb by Dina Marie Joy. Each week Dina Marie Joy shares with you a Vacation Home that is designed and styled with perfection. Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Expert.

Turn your home into a Vacation Home…

Dina Marie Joy

New Home Decor Line at Target Perfect for your Vacation Home

Target just launched a new Home Decor Line called Project 62.  According to Target - "Your home’s poised for an upgrade, too! If you’re looking for chic options and more ways to bring your style to life across your home, you won’t want to miss Project 62—a modern home brand thoughtfully designed for everyday life. Watch for it to hit Target stores and Target.com in September 2017."

I am excited to see this new line and I can't wait to use it with my clients in their Modern Vacation Homes!!! 

 

Via: Target

Via: Target

And there you have it...Can't wait. If you need help designing your space or your Vacation Home, feel free to reach out to me. I do travel all over the world. 

Embrace Your Design Style,

 

Dina Marie Joy a Vacation Home Design Expert.

Living Room Design for a Zodiac Sign Cancer

Well Hello,

July is finally here and I couldn't be more excited to be designing for the Summer. Today I thought I would share with you how to design for a Zodiac Sign Cancer. When designing for a Cancer Zodiac sign it is important to remember they love water and they enjoy staying home. Keeping that in mind it is important to design your Cancer Home or Vacation Home with items that tell a story, family heirlooms, personal pictures while making the home feel warm, cozy, and inviting.  Cancer's thrive in blues, whites, and sea greens. 

When designing a Vacation Home it would be a lot of fun to incorporate the Zodiac Signs in your spaces and leave notes stating, for example, this Living Room was designed for the Cancer Zodiac Sign Person. 

I have pulled together a Living Room Design for a Zodiac Sign, Cancer below...I used water in the Art Work, and I brought in wood elements making the room feel cozy and warm. I, of course, used blues, grays, whites, and greens. I pulled this room together with All Modern one of my favorite sources for my clients. 

Living Room Design for a Cancer Zodiac Sign Client
Art Work - Water

Art Work - Water

Sofa - I used Zula Navy

Sofa - I used Zula Navy

Accent Chairs - I used two of these!

Accent Chairs - I used two of these!

Live Edge Coffee Table bring in the Cozy and Warmth!

Live Edge Coffee Table bring in the Cozy and Warmth!

Succulents - You can never have two many of these. A trick I always use is Faux plants with real plants and nobody can tell the faux plants are not real. 

Succulents - You can never have two many of these. A trick I always use is Faux plants with real plants and nobody can tell the faux plants are not real. 

Mermaid Pillow for the Sofa! Bringing in another element of Water. 

Mermaid Pillow for the Sofa! Bringing in another element of Water. 

Area Rug

Area Rug

Twist Wood for an End Table or Plant Stand

Twist Wood for an End Table or Plant Stand

Black Floor Lamps because a room is never complete without a little black in it. 

Black Floor Lamps because a room is never complete without a little black in it. 

Here are the Links to purchase these beauties...

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I would use a Bright White on the Wall - My favorite Whites are Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. 

If you have any questions or need help designing your space or your Vacation Home, please feel free to contact me via email.  

Embrace your Design Style,

 

 

Dina Marie Joy - Vacation Home Design Expert

My San Ramon Client - Great Room Design

Well Hello,

Today I am sharing my clients Great Room Design. You can see a little of the process that goes into the designs here.

First - I had to measure the space

Second - I look at their Pinterest Boards and Created Some of my own Pinterest Boards

Third - The client went out and bought a sofa, so now I have to work around that sofa. (sometimes this happens and you just have to roll with the punches)

Fourth - I started drawing the room out, then I placed furniture in the room. In this paticular room, I could not change the Fireplace, the Windows, or the TV placement.

Fifth - Start shopping and create an Idea Board for furniture.

Sixth - Put all this together and send it over to the client.

Here is what some of it looks like...

 

My San Ramon Client's Greatroom designed by Dina Marie Joy.
Console Table
End Table
Pouf
Nesting Tables.
Area Rug
Coffee Table
Light Fixture

Now we will wait to hear back from the client and see what they have to say. I will give you an update on this project soon!

Embrace Your Brand Style,

 

Dina Marie Joy a Vacation Home Design Expert.

What to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Paint Color for your Personal Home or Your Vacation Home

What to Ask Yourself when Choosing a Paint Color for your Personal Home or Your Vacation Home…

Cohesive Flow

You can begin by selecting your ideal hue for the largest and most centrally located space and then coordinate additional colors from there. Using the same transitional color can create a cohesive flow throughout the rooms. This can be achieved by selecting the same color for the connecting spaces like hallways and entries. If you can see into connecting space select a color that complements the color of the room. Selecting paint colors should create a cohesive flow so that your home does not feel disjointed.

 

Do Something Different with your Ceilings

 

Ceilings don’t ever need to be white. In fact, it is distracting if ceilings are white if there is no other white in the room. If you would like to add a splash of color on the ceiling, select a color that can be found in the room’s accessories.

If you have a colored wall and you paint the ceiling a bright white, your eye will be drawn to the strong contrast between the two. You become very aware of where the walls end and the ceiling begins, thus the perceived ceiling height drops.

And do be afraid to add some interest to some rooms like using a wallpaper on the ceiling to add a dramatic detail of interest.  

 

What to do with your Trim

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

If you want to deemphasize the trim within the space, paint it the same color as the wall color so that it disappears. To highlight your trim, paint it in a contrasting color to the wall, either lighter or darker.

 

Choosing the Finish

Source:  Studio McGee

Source: Studio McGee

When choosing a finish, pay attention to the function of the space. Use a satin or semi-gloss sheens in an area with high traffic, such as on a kitchen cabinet or bathroom cabinets, kitchens, bathrooms, and playrooms. You may also want to consider a paint that has a mold and mildew-resistant finish for the bathrooms. If you are using a flat finish on the walls because you don’t like that sheen, be sure to use a semi-gloss on your mouldings.

Always consider natural light when picking your paint colors, test your paint colors on the walls first, and you should not pick your paint colors until the very last thing you do in your design/decor process. If you need help don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Embrace Your Design Style,

 

Dina Marie Joy is a Vacation Home Design Expert.