This is a great example of how simple elements can come together to create a stunning vignette. The mix….pattern play, colors that connect, texture mix and pops of gold.
Posted in Design Tips, ENTERTAINING, Kitchens, Party Inspiration, Party Planning, Pinterest, tagged Color, Confidence, Inspiration, Interior Design, Party Decor, Self-Help, Style, vignettes, Window Treatments on August 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Wall Decals, Wall Decor, WALLPAPER, tagged diy projects, Furniture Stencils, Inspiration, paint treatments, Removable Wallpaper, Royal Design Studio, Style, Wall Decor, Wall Stencils on July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Today I’m talking about a design trend that I’m sure most of us have tried at one time or another when decorating and that trend is Accent Walls. I remember the first time I saw a room with a painted accent wall . It seemed kinda odd that someone would paint just one wall. Then I remember seeing a painted ceiling for the first time and I thought that was even odder. Today, I think paint and decorative wall treatments are one of the easiest and more affordable ways you can create drama for a room.
One of my go-to design sources for diy wall accents is Royal Design Studio. If you haven’t checked out this site before it is filled with amazing stencil designs, Wallternatives wall decals and removable wallpaper.
And if you’ve never tried stenciling before, they have a great how-to section on their site to show you how to stencil on walls, floors, ceilings and fabric.
Here are a few of my favorite stencil and wall decal designs…
So when it comes to accent walls, what’s your favorite wall treatment…paint, stencil or wall decals? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Posted in Antique Shopping, DIY, ENTERTAINING, FASHION, IKEA, Tables, Tabletop Decor, tagged Accessories, Blogging, Celebrations, Crafting, diy projects, FASHION, Furniture, Hand Crafted, Inspiration, Monetize Your Blog, Style on July 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Happy Friday! Just a few things to inspire your creativity!
I love the styling of the shoe closet! Such a great way to display the pieces you have and create wearable combos at the same time.
Love this idea for Up-Styling a piece of Ikea furniture!
Since my handbags are in constant rotation, I just might have to try making one of these for myself.
If you’re looking an inexpensive, easy and chic placemat, look not further than the scrapbook aisle at your local craft store for 12 ” x 12″ glittered scrapbook paper.
Here are a few links I know you’ll enjoy!
Why Couples Fight at Ikea (oh so true)
Even if you’re not a food blogger you’ll find this information on making money with your blog interesting.
See you back here Monday with a look at Christmas trends 2014! ( 5 months and counting)
Posted in Bedding, BEDROOMS, Bookcases, FURNITURE, HOME OFFICE, LIGHTING, Mirrors, POTTRY BARN, Tables, tagged Acrylic, Bedding, Catalog Shopping, Desk Lamps, Furniture, Gold and Brass, Inspiration, Linens, Pottery Barn Teen, Style on July 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
I received the new Pottery Barn Teen catalog in the mail the other day and boy was I surprised to see so many stylish pieces that are not only great for teen spaces but would be great for decorating adult spaces too. Here are my favorite finds, along with why I think each item is great and how I’d use each piece when decorating. Enjoy!
As I continue to unwind from the Haven conference and get back into my routine, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite inspiration Pinterest pins. Just like most of you, I look to Pinterest for creative and DIY inspiration, design ideas and lots of other things. Pinterest always delivers and always inspires a project idea or two. I hope you’re inspired by these pins.
Posted in Crafting, DIY, ENTERTAINING, Paper Crafts, tagged Cocktail Accessories, Cocktail Tray, Color, Decorative Tray, diy projects, DIY Tray, Hand Crafted, Inspiration on July 17, 2014 | 6 Comments »
Have you noticed that I have a tray obsession? Well I do but I can’t help myself. Trays are such a fun accent for a table top, vanity, desk or bar cart and are the perfect accessory to help keep smaller items organized.
Recently I stumbled upon the image of this $65 tray in a magazine and knew immediately that I wanted to created my own version…for a lot less!
I picked up this unfinished wood tray at Walmart for $8.00 and grabbed a few paint chips from Home Depot.
Once home I pulled out my Fiskars Hexagon Punch and punched a variety of paint chip colors.
Next I spray painted the tray using Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Aged Copper making sure to cover the entire tray.
I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the inside bottom of the tray and arranged my hexagons, randomly placing the colors.
Once all the pieces were in place I applied Mod Podge over the hexagons and all the sides and edge of the tray.
I love how my tray turned out. I placed it in several places in my home and finally decided to keep it on my bar cart as a fun summer accent.
I’m in a creative mood so look for more fun and easy projects to come.
Since I’m attending Haven today, a Home and DIY Blog conference, I thought it would be fitting to bring you some fabulous DIY Inspiration. These project take creativity to a new level!
How stunning is this coffee table. I can’t believe it was created with decorative garden lattice and a piece of plywood.
I think the idea of creating decorative door fronts using air vent covers is a pretty cool one.
There are so many things you can create with copper pipes like these stylish tables.
Who knew dollar store mirrors could end up looking like this?
Your local hardware store is a is filled with items that can be turned into DIY projects. The next time you’re there, take a stroll and see what inspires you.
I have tried several methods for storing all the business cards I get from clients, bloggers, trade shows and businesses I frequent and some have been more successful than others. My latest storage option has been to file my cards by alphabet in a Rolodex business card binder. The notebook format has worked great and I like that it can be stored on a bookshelf or in a file drawer, plus the cards have stayed neat and organized. That is until I ran out of room.
Once all the slots for a particular letter were filled up, I began placing the extra cards toward the back of the book, in no particular order. You can image that this makes it difficult to find a card in a hurry. I’ve reached the point where my file runneth over. I needed a new solution.