If you’re looking to update a guest bedroom, consider twin beds instead of a single bed. Twin beds can provide that same level of style and comfort as a queen or king bed and can you more sleeping options for a house full of guest.
Design Tip: A quick way to add warmth and layers to a bedroom for fall is by adding a decorative or colorful throw at the foot of the bed. The pop of color and the added texture are perfect fall touches.
You can check out my favorite fall throws here, here and here!
Posted in Bed Linens, Bedding, BEDROOMS, INSPIRATION | Tagged Bedding, Fall Bedding, Layered Decor, Seasonal, Style, Throw Blankets | Leave a Comment »
Happy Friday! This weekend is shaping up to be another busy one for me with lots of organizing, purging and cleaning on the to-do list. Since the weather is changing a bit, I feel the need to go through my closet and begin the summer to fall transition with my clothing and accessories. I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to display and store accessories and came across these ideas that have me really inspired!
Cheers to the final weekend of summer!
Thrift Store Picture Frame Jewelry Display
Old Door + Shelves + Picture Frame and a curtain bar= Stunning accessory display
A Vintage Ladder turned shoe rack
Shadow Box Frames to Hold Jewelry
Posted in CLOSETS, FASHION, ORGANIZATION | Tagged Accessories, DIY, FASHION, Jewelry, Style, Vintage | 1 Comment »
I have a lot of design books and they area displayed all kinds of ways throughout my house. Some are on the coffee table, some are on the console table and some are stacked on a side table.
Everytime I get a new book (or two) I have an urge to keep it out and display it somehow. That’s where this DIY project can into play.
I decided to create a simple book stand using inexpensive wood cutting boards. I purchased a set of 3 cutting boards from HomeGoods. The set included three graduated sizes and the wood was a natural finish.
To create my book stand I used the large and small size cutting boards and two pieces of unfinished 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″” piece of wood I bought at Hobby Lobby. I had to cut about 2″ off each piece of wood so that it was the same length as my cutting board. Since I had to stain the unfinished wood pieces, I also rubbed some Minwax stain on the cutting boards to darken them up a bit and so they would match the wood pieces.
After the wood pieces were stained I glued two edges together so that one was flat and one was standing and then glued the other edge of the flat piece to the cutting board. I let the glue set over night.
To create an easel back for the stand I attached the small cutting board to the back of the large one using a piano hinge. To prevent the stand from sliding when standing I attached clear rubber bumpers to the bottom edge of the small cutting board.
Voila! A chic book stand that I can use to display my favorite design book of the moment.
Simple DIY projects are my favorite!
Posted in BOOKS, DIY | Tagged Bookstand, Cookbook Stand, diy projects, Hand Crafted, Minwax, Tablet Stand, Wood, Woodworking | 2 Comments »
My mother was a school teacher for 27 years and every summer, a couple of weeks before school started, I’d go to the classroom to help her decorate the bulletin boards. I loved going to her classroom and getting it ready for the first day of school and always love to write on the chalkboard and look at the old school map that hung on one wall. The map seemed larger than life and I remember loving how it was hung, from two wood rods and a rope.
The other day I came across a piece of wall art that was hung in a similar way and it brought back memories. I decided I needed my own version of vintage school map style artwork in my home and so I created one. Instead of using an image for my art piece, I decided to create a wall quote instead.
To create this piece I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up two pieces of their 36″ x 1″ x 1/4″ pine wood pieces and a 11″ x 14″ canvas.
Once home I cut the wood pieces in half so that I’d have four 18″ long pieces and then stained them with Minwax stain sheets.
Next I cut the canvas off of the frame so that I’d have a loose piece of canvas. To create a clean edge, I measured 1/2″ in on each side of my canvas, folded the edge under and secured it with stitch witchery.
Then I got busy hand lettering my quote using a Sharpie…Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen!
Once I was done hand-lettering I glued the top and bottom edge of the canvas between two pieces of wood.
The piece now hangs as part of an eclectic gallery wall arrangement.
I love how this project turned out and the memories that it reminds me of.
Posted in Crafting, DIY, Wall Decor | Tagged Art Inspiration, Crafting, DIY Art, diy projects, DIY Wall Decor, Hand Crafted, Inspiration, Sharpie, Vintage Art, Wall Decor, Woodworking | 4 Comments »
We’re expecting a bit cooler weather this weekend and even though it won’t be cool enough to pull out my fall clothes, I’m really excited about putting away the sandals and pulling out my scarves and boots. As someone who likes to layer my clothing during the colder months, I also don’t wont to be over-layered or too hot so one of the hottest fashion trends for fall is going to work perfectly for me…
There are so many reasons to love a long vest. It’s the perfect alternative to a chunky cardigan, a stylish option to replace a blazer, they can be worn with jeans or slacks and they are easy to style with flats or boots.
Here are a few of my favorite long vest styles for fall and how I’d wear them:
Style #1: I’d pair this black and white vest with a long sleeve black turtleneck or tee, a classic pair of denim jeans and and a pair of ankle boots.
Style #2: A crisp white shirt, black pants and an animal print loafer would be the perfect pieces to wear with this classic grey duster vest.
Style #3: To keep this teal, purple and white stripe from looking too dark and heavy, I’d wear it with a black tee and lighter wash boyfriend jeans.
Style #4: This black vest has a more polished look to it so it can be dressed up or down. I love the combo in the photo–classic white shirt, denim and an animal print scarf.
I’ve got a bunch of projects to do this weekend but I hope to do a little on-line shopping during the evenings and a long vest will definitely be on the shopping list.
Shopping source: 1/2/3/4
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.
Posted in Clothing, Fall, FASHION | Tagged Fall Clothing, Fall Fashion, Fashion Style, Fashion Trends, Long Vest, shopping, Style | Leave a Comment »