Like me, many of you have Pinterest accounts and use the site to find decorating inspiration, diy ideas, new recipes, craft projects and entertaining tips. I use Pinterest for all those reasons and more. One of the primary reasons I use Pinterest is to help define my personal decorating style.
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Posted in Outdoor Decor, tagged Accessories, Barcarts, Color, Inspiration, Outdoor Entertaining, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor textiles, Patio Design Plan, Plants, Seasonal, Style on June 24, 2015 | 2 Comments »
Remember yesterday when I showed you the patio space at my brother’s place. Well, I’ve been thinking about the space and all of its design possibilities. So, I created a design plan for the space so that my brother and Mary could use it as a guide as they continue to decorate.
I recently came across the design portfolio of designer Kirsten Marie and was immediately taken by the beautiful spaces she designs. Many of the homes she’s decorated speak to my personal design style which I identify as eclectic glam with a twist. Every space she has designed is the perfect mix of vintage and modern with an unexpected detail or pop of color that adds a distinct personality.
Kirsten is a California designer who stumbled into the design world but based on her incredible talent she was obviously meant to be a designer.
When you look around your home, there are a few design elements that you probably take for granted. Doorknobs are something we all use on a daily basis but when it comes to giving them some design love, they often fall to the bottom of the project list.
One of the new favorite design applications for doorknobs are knobs placed in the center of the door instead of off to one side. Center knobs have such a regal and European feel and transform a plain door into a stylish decorative detail.
While seen mostly on exterior doors, the trend of center knobs on interior doors is becoming popular and is a great way to update a pair of plain bi-fold or sliding closet doors.
Here’s a little doorknob eye candy that will have you loving center knobs as much as I do.
My typical weekend inspiration and links you’ll love post is a smorgasbord of stuff including design ideas, business tips, fashion inspiration and anything else that I think you’ll find interesting. This week’s post is no different so sit back, enjoy and be inspired!
Have you ever spent time looking through all the amazing recipes on Pinterest. It’s kinda like walking through Costco on food sample Saturday–it can be dangerous. I recently came across this recipe and will definitely be making it in the coming days. It looks so yummy!
Miss Mustard Seed gives you all the ins and outs of decorating with bread boards.
This is one beautiful kitchen renovation!
I’m always interested in learning different ways to build my creative business and I found this article on Debi’s Design Diary funny and informative.
Can you tell which is the high-priced pillow and which is the diy? Jen at the Chronicles of Home knocked this pillow diy out of the park. It is beyond amazing and one of my all-time favorites!
If you want an easy way to personalize your business or social correspondence, you need to take advantage of this sale. I love my stamps and use them all the time.
In case you missed my spring bedroom refresh, you can read all about it here and learn how I created that gold stool in the top photo.
I’m a sucker for office supplies and love a chic office space like this one that belongs to Danielle of Shop Dandy. And as soon as the school supplies begin hitting the store shelves for back to school, I’ll be first in line.
If you love cool office supplies like I do and can’t wait until back to school season, here are a few pieces I selected from Etsy for my Best of Etsy feature.
Etsy is a great source of unique office supplies and vintage accessories.
Posted in Design Bloggers Conference 2014, Design Tips, tagged Accessories, Accessorizing, Brass, Flowers, High-End Style, Lighting, Style, Style Tips, Textiles, Texture, vignettes, Vintage on June 2, 2015 | 4 Comments »
I took the design style quiz over on the decorist.com website and by golly I think they defined my style to T!
Here’s what it said…
You… like eclectic styles at heart with an eye towards integrating more modern looks.
You prefer to mix and match different styles rather than be totally traditional or modern, but you like to use the clean looks of more modern pieces. You love figuring out how to combine different designs into one cohesive whole.
- want your home to be stylish and that is a reflection of you and your overall tastes.
- like a rustic or natural but refined look to your home.
- like ethnic accents and a “worldly” look.
- like warm colors.
- like bright pops of color or colorful accents.
- like luxurious materials.
- like to use texture for visual interest.
- like to use some traditional gilded or wood accents in your home to give it a sense of timelessness
- like the look of natural materials in your home
The one thing the quiz failed to pick up on is that I love décor with a high-end look.
When it comes to decorating, I love to mix of budget finds with investment pieces, vintage finds with new pieces, and refined looks with rustic styles. I don’t think your house has to be filled with expensive décor and furniture to have style, but I do believe there are easy and cost-effective things you can do to give your décor the look of high style .