Whether you are renting a space that you can’t do anything to the walls or your child needs a visual lift to their dorm room there are a few temporary decorating solutions that you may want to explore. One is a trick I did on photo shoot sets. Take a 4′ x 8′ piece of Gator Board (which is more sturdy than foam core) and wallpaper it. Then lean it up against your wall or behind a piece of furniture (like you see above). Wallpaper several boards for a larger effect. Gator Board also comes in 4′ x 12′ if … Read more
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As we started off this week we mentioned how Paper Whites are an inexpensive way to bring a sense of spring inside in January. Here are six different, yet simple container ideas to display yours. Above, Get out those clear vases that are lingering in your cabinet from all those flower arrangements you receive throughout the year. It’s pretty to see the bulb and roots. Below, An apple crate, vintage butter box or these wooden boxes we found with a planter liner, $7.99, available from Save On Crafts, put a rustic style to the sleek paper white. Galvanized Zinc Trays, … Read more
Selecting lighting for your kitchen island can be overwhelming, I know. I’ve been debating what kitchen island pendants to select for a kitchen project I’m working on right now. Industrial? Traditional? Vintage schoolhouse? Chandelier? A drum Pendant? The choices seem endless. I’m working on a farmhouse that’s a mix of vintage and modern, so I’m going back and forth between a drum shade or white and polished nickel industrial pendants (since all our faucets and hardware are polished nickel). I’ll make sure to share the outcome with you in the coming weeks. But for now I wanted to share with … Read more
I think sometimes we’re all just a bit timid about making a commitment to wallpaper, right? I even only have wallpaper in my powder room. So when I came across this company called NotWallpaper I’m excited to be able to try it. They are stencil rollers to make painting the pattern very easy. This is a great DIY option. A focus wall could be fun with one of these patterns. Or you could even paint the pattern on a large canvas and frame for a unique piece of art. Try blik or New York Central Art Supply for art … Read more
This creative couple certainly thought outside the box with their reception decorations. Using coffee filters they dipped them in water color paint and made them into garlands that draped over their reception tables. Sometimes a budget can make you look for alternate, more affordable options. If you love this idea but really don’t have the time check out etsy.com for some more handmade options. This is a great idea too for birthday parties or other celebrations. Our stylist tip though is to make sure you have enough garland to really make an impact. This garland would not have the … Read more
Ever look at a picture like this and wonder why you can’t quite create this soft soothing look to your own home? First it starts with the floors. A dark wood floor would not give you this overall look. By staining your floors a soft gray or even a white you can begin laying in this soft palette. (Minwax has several grays to choose from.) If you don’t want to stain your existing floors another color then choose a large area rug in a soft gray, light pale blue or cream and have it cover most all of your … Read more
To make a room and window appear larger take a look at this illustration from Honey & Fitz. By hanging your drapery rod as high to the ceiling as possible (without going into your molding-if you have one) and allowing the drapes to extend on either side, your window will appear larger and ultimately your space will too. This is a classic design trick but sometimes a simple drawing is all you need to better understand the concept.
We have always loved this photo… and this wallpaper. Our friend Davida was nice enough to write in and let us know it is a Manuel Canovas paper called Trellis. It comes in several color ways but we love the green and white. Do you have wallpaper in your home? If so, where? A feature wall, a small room like a powder room? or a big statement room? We’d love to hear from you!
Take a peek at my girls backyard playhouse. I purchased this playhouse kit from the Little Cottage Company (a family owned business located in Ohio) for my kids and what a great find! My girls spend hours in this cottage, which is complete with 2 dutch doors (one for little ones and one for grown-ups), working windows with screens and even flower boxes. It took a friend and I about a day and a half to put the kit together and it was pretty easy to do. (the only thing really not included are roof shingles, but I used the extra ones … Read more
I love simple details that personalize your home and these Anchor Wall Stencils I found on Amazon are a very simple project to give a room character this summer… or all year long. Another simple idea is to add a door knocker like this brass anchor knocker. They are not just for front doors though, I recently toured a home where they had put a small brass shell door knocker on their powder room. It was a memorable detail of the house. And of course as I’m always telling clients, throw pillows are such a simple way to add … Read more