Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gallery Walls

It's no secret that we all love gallery walls. The trick is tweaking it so that you make it your own: different frame colors and materials, mirrors, numbers/letters, silhouettes, plates, clocks, other collected objects, framed objects/art/photographs, and playing with sizes. Pretty much every client I have wants a gallery wall somewhere in their even I too can get stuck in a creative rut and need some inspiration. Here are a few ideas that are beyond just the black frame-white mat....

So get inspired and get creative! See what you have around the house, draw it out on paper, and test it out. There's no time like the present!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's almost Halloween!

I'm sure by now your neighbors all have their homes covered with spiderwebs and ghosts and pumpkins on the front porch... and perhaps you have a few decorations out yourself. I always find it tricky to not fall into the lure of the generic Target dollar-bin decorations. I have nothing against them, and have a few myself, but it is also nice to have something original in your home.

Here are a few ideas to get you out of your 'spook' style rut:

My friend Meriel demonstrated this wreath on her blog. I just LOVE how it turned out. She chose a nude/orange tulle with black ribbon; also here it is in black tulle with orange ribbon (more spooky Halloweeny).

Another idea is to create your own fall centerpiece. My boys and I went on a fall walk in our neighborhood and gathered up some vibrant leaves, pine cones, and ferns. Not bad for a completely FREE centerpiece, right?

I also love to change out the photos in my frames. At Halloween time I'll put out past Halloween costume photos and pictures of pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. It's a great trip down memory lane :)...sorry no pics because my computer is being weird...

For a more elaborate approach, here is an Edgar Allan Poe vignette to have in your entryway:

Happy decorating!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Super bass

Okay, so not exactly related to interior design but I had to post about this. I'm sure many of you by now have seen this video of this amazing little 8 year old and her cousin singing Nicki Minaj.

Well they were on Ellen and I could not stop crying.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations @aesheley! You are the lucky winner of adorable and fun terrarium. Send me an email with your address so that I can get this sent off to you! Congrats again!
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