DIY info HERE from The Lettered Cottage!
What we love: That reclaimed wood art piece is to die for and the perfect shade of subtle blue. The bundles of wheat and acorn filled hurricanes are an easy (and smart) DIY option too. Also totally digging the pine cone box in the fireplace too!
DIY info HERE from My Blessed Life!
What we love: The antique stove board as a back drop makes me wipe up my drool off my chin, love it! I love the subtle hues and bright pops of bold orange. I also have to point out the magazine holder filled to the brim with pumpkins (or you could stuff it with paper on the bottom 3/4 to lessen the load) on the floor and how chic and inviting it looks.
DIY info HERE from The DIY Showoff!
What we love: You know I'm immediately drawn to that little white owl on the left and all the touches of bright white. I also totally love all the glowing candles and tiny pumpkins because that's such an affordable way to dress up any fall mantel.
DIY info HERE from In My Own Style!
What we love: Umm, quite frankly, that pumpkin patch is bonkers adorable. Also, the double layered mirror effect is quite chic and that fireplace screen is made out of, get this, cardboard!
DIY info HERE from Censational Girl!
What we love: So clean, fresh and inviting...this just has the feel of money and it was actually on pennies to complete. The combo of items, colors, heights and overall backdrop stole the show, immediately. Love this look!
DIY info HERE from Lovely Nest!
What we love: We love a layered look where nothing looks too stylized and thought out...this is exactly the mantel we'd envision for our home. Also, the mere mention of spray paint changing the look of those candlesticks has us already loving the lady behind Lovely Nest cause we're constantly telling y'all the same thing.
DIY info HERE from Thrifty and Chic!
What we love: I die for this mantel...on every level. The dual wreath on top of that white-washed backdrop is just picture perfection. All those sweet little white pumpkins lined up just make me smile and you already know we're a big fan HERE of turning book around to show the pages.
DIY info HERE from 3 Meadow Lake Cottage!
What we love: Talk about layering textures and making a statement...this mantel just brings you in, as I want to dissect it in person. The weathered windows (with mirrors added) and shutters really add cottage charm while you'll have to head over and read how easy that sweet banner was to make.
DIY info HERE from AKA Desgn!
What we love: A fall banner on a book page backdrop is something so statement making, we had to do a triple take and read about it to make certain that's what we were seeing. Again, as always, digging all the crisp white accents on top of a rugged backdrop.
DIY info HERE from My Sister's Suitcase!
What we love: So charming and eye catching, this mantel is daring and statement making and we love it. The color palette is one of our fave combos (lime and turquoise) without going overboard. The touches of browns, oranges and white settle it all down and we're totally smitten with those hanging Ball jars!
Images from HERE
Halloween will be here before we know it so we thought we'd go ahead and share some of our favorite DIY ideas with you. It'll give you tons of time to shop for the ingredient's and maybe even decorate a tad bit early this year. We love so many of these stellar ideas but we can't take our eyes off those homespun pumpkins in the first spot...adorable! Do you have any easy and creative decorating ideas up your sleeve for Halloween? Be sure to share them with us in the comment section!
Homespun pumpkins - DIY info HERE
Candy jar label templates - DIY info HERE
Mirror with glowing eyes - DIY info HERE
Tattered tablecloth and spiderwebs - DIY info HERE
Glittered spiderweb hurricanes - DIY info HERE
Pumpkin balloons - DIY info HERE
Staircase Silhouette Halloween Decorations - DIY info HERE
Candy wreath - DIY info HERE
Shivering bats shade - DIY info HERE
Bewitching Halloween eggs - DIY info HERE
Head waiter tray - DIY info HERE
Jar-o'-lanterns - DIY info HERE
Shocking silhouettes - DIY info HERE
Creepy blood dripped candles - DIY info HERE
Pumpkin basket - DIY info HERE
Images from HERE
The September/October issue of Lonny Mag is here and we can't wait to share some of our favorite features with you. This issue is chock-full of great design ideas and interior inspiration. Read below for more on our faves and check out the entire issue HERE. Also, we love checking out their blog too, so make sure to click HERE for that!
We love to head to Ten Thousand Villages to obtain pieces that totally fall under this category.
We love that they've incorporated some runway looks into their furnishing inspiration. We used to do that HERE, which reminds us, we're way overdue for one of those posts again.
You know we love trying our hand at a new recipe and this Tuscan and White Bean Garlic Soup from Giada is perfect for fall. We can't wait to try it out!
Color palette, wall paper, bright orange and a peacock...yeah, I pretty much love it all!
That butterfly display would look amazing in a little girls room!
Lime green, coral and turquoise are one of my favorite color trios/combinations.
Now that we have crisp stripes under our belt (HERE) we can't wait to add some to other areas of our home...maybe a bathroom?
Bold prints combined don't look overdone or out of sorts...they actually look right at home in the left image! It inspires me to be more daring!
Can I please climb into this picture and just cozy up and read a good book!
Lonny is giving it's readers a 'how-to' on that mirrored wall on their blog so be sure to check it out via our link above. I also love these super dark walls paired with touches of white.
DIY wall art ideas abound!
Florals + animal prints = a chic new combo!
Sure, why not use world map wallpaper in your powder room! LOVE THIS!
This entrance display is so inviting and I have to admit that I'm a sucker for anything 'shark' so that massive jaw had me right away! I know one lil' Bubs that I'm sure would love having that in his room, ha!
We recently talked about some DIY projects HERE that would be perfect to tackle this fall. But many weren't even fall themed. Today's post has fall written all over it! I love fall...love it! The smell of it is something I yearn for, is that weird? No really, it totally has a smell to me. Here's some fun decor ideas you could whip up in an afternoon that will surely keep you smiling all fall long.
Spray paint mini pumpkins for instant chic. Pop them on top of candle sticks or cake plates for a glam and quick centerpiece idea.
Press a large fern branch and place it in front of your favorite book page or dictionary page. Decoupage the branch to the page and then frame it proudly.
Fresh apples can spruce up any decor. Put them in a huge bowl as a great centerpiece option or line them up in bunches (in baskets) on your mantel. We also love using them as a makeshift candle holder in an oversized hurricane vase, above.
Step right outside and scoop up your favorite fallen branches with brightly colored leaves. Pop those babies in a floor vase or big white vase (like the above) for an added pop of fall color.
Forget ordinary place cards! Use small pumpkins to jazz up your fall tablescapes by using a push pin to hold name card on pumpkin.
Easy loop corn husks (insert eye hook) and cobs on a piece of twine for an easy and note-worthy fall garland.
Use a trio of small pumpkins for the easiest candle holding display ever. Fill the container with rocks, beans or holiday nuts!
Sometimes easier means upping the chic ante. In this case, it's true! Use fallen leaves and velvet ribbon to wrap cloth napkins (you already know we're a huge fan HERE) for your fall table setting.
This is a super kid-friendly project...press colorful leaves and then hang them from a ribbon in front of your favorite brightly colored wooden frame. Love this!
Use mini pumpkins as table cloth weights for a memorable touch that your guests won't forget.
Images from HERE
We are in desperate need of a headboard for both our master suite and our guest room. My Mom recently sent me an awesome link all about headboards and I couldn't help but take a peek at BHG's cheap and chic headboard projects. After further inspection, I deemed their feature something worth sharing. We love all the different plays on elements, textures and surprising upcycling too! Check all 25 out HERE and spy our faves below. Thanks Mommacita for the link and inspiration. Maybe you can help us tackle one of these while you're here for Baby Bubba's shower, wink wink!
Have you tackled a headboard project? We'd love to see it! Send us before and after via [email protected]
Window of Opportunity
Create an elegant headboard like this one by spraying two shutters with two coats of primer and 2 coats of metallic paint, then finishing with two coats of sealant. Allow the shutters to dry between coats. Measure the inside of each panel and cut fabric to fit each opening, adding 1/2 inch on all sides. Place batting inside the panel to cover the entire area. Cover with a piece of fabric and attach to batting along the edges with hot glue. Secure the corners and along the top with a staple gun. Use ribbon as a trim to finish. Repeat for each panel.
Door to Door Headboard
A trio of painted closet doors dresses up a plain bed. To start, measure your bed to determine the number of doors you will need. (We used three doors for a full-size bed.) Next, use painter's tape to mark off stripes. Paint all the stripes of one color. After the paint has dried, remove the tape. Repeat the process for each color. Once all the stripes are painted and dry, attach the doors with hinges or brackets on the back, lean against the wall, and brace with the bed frame.
Pssst - We also love this idea for an easy art installation for a room (uh hum, nursery) and we also have to brag on our cousin and her DIY door headboard HERE!
Hip Upholstered Headboard
Check out the how-to HERE
Shabby Chic Mantel Headboard
In place of a headboard, a salvaged mantel gives this bedroom architectural flair. The more distressed the better for a vintage look like this. Good gosh, I love this look!
Frame It Out Headboard
Inexpensive photo frames can be found at garage sales or thrift shops and make a magnificent headboard. Remove the glass from the frames and cut batting the same size as the frame back. Cut fabric to size, adding 3 inches on each side. Lay the batting on the frame back and cover it with the fabric, wrapping excess over the back. Pull taut and fasten with duct tape. Insert the back into the frame. Hang three frames side by side for a picture-perfect headboard.
Smart Stencil Headboard
Love the look of wrought-iron headboards, but not the price? Get the look without the cost by painting one on your wall. Find a stencil at a local crafts store or make your own. Cut the stencil from acetate with a crafts knife, affix the stencil to the wall using a spray adhesive or low-tack tape, and apply paint inside the stencil. Use acrylic paint or specially formulated stenciling cream.
See all the great DIY headboard ideas from BHG HERE!
Deep-hued sinks, toilets, and tubs can look dramatic in a large bath, but induce claustrophobia in a small one. Go with classic white and express your sense of style with the design of the fixtures.
Trade a standard door for a sliding pocket door to gain additional floor space once reserved for the door swing. Bifold doors (doors that fold up like a screen) can also save space.
Small spaces call for good lighting to avoid feeling cramped and depressing. It's doubly important in bathrooms where shaving and applying makeup require strong light. So don't skimp on light fixtures. Instead, consider using both wall-mounted sconces and ceiling-hung fixtures. Remember, windows provide natural light, which is an easy and inexpensive way to open up a small room.
Glass shelves increase the room's sense of space because they can sometimes appear invisible. Items placed on them seem to hover in air, which gives a much lighter effect in a small space than heavy cabinetry can provide.
A pedestal sink is a great way to open up a small bath because it eliminates the space-hogging vanity. The downside to a pedestal sink is that it doesn't allow for much storage. If you need more room to store bathroom essentials, add a small ledge or shelf above the sink, a space-saving alternative to a bulky vanity.
Mirrors stretch space by reproducing it. Mirroring the long wall of a narrow bath, for example, can change the room's proportions and make it seem wider. Be sure to place mirrors so they reflect the bath's assets...whether that's a wall hanging, a panoramic view, or the widest room angle. Two mirrors positioned opposite each other create the illusion of a never-ending room.
In a small bath, space is too precious to be taken up by clutter. Pare down your bath countertop to the things you really like or need to have handy, then store the rest. Customize the space beneath your sink with wire racks, bins, and shelves. By putting possessions in order, you make the most of the space you have.
For a sleek, clean look, keep storage flush with walls whenever possible. Narrow shelving units also help you edit what you keep in your bathroom. With just enough storage, you'll have space to store the essentials, with no room left over for clutter.
Adopt a zen-like approach to your decor. Leave only what you absolutely need in a small bathroom: a few hand towels, a bar of soap, and extra toilet paper stashed away in a slim storage unit. A pedestal sink saves space and is a showstopper in marble.
Replace space-stealing fixtures with smaller versions, such as these scaled-down sinks. You can also find small basins or slim-and-trim pedestal sinks designed especially for small baths. Other space-saving fixtures can free up real estate in your bathroom, too. Consider replacing a typical tub with a soaking tub. It's deeper but smaller in circumference. And if you rarely use your tub and want to gain space, you might want to replace it with a sleek shower stall.