Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! I recently came across a beautiful kitchen I knew I had to share with you. This space belongs to Style at Home editor Jessica Waks. She brought this 1934 Georgian-style home into the 21st century. Black, white, and red with accents of gold are used throughout the home for a cohesive look. Take a look!
What do you think of the gold accents? Love it or is it too much? I happen to really like the gold accents. I think the gold paired with white in the kitchen is really pretty. The hood is a beautiful statement piece. What is your favorite element?
Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I had so much fun spending the week with my 2 little nephews. Can you believe it is almost 2014?? I can’t!! New Years parties are all about glitz, glam, and sparkle. I have gathered some beautiful inspiration to get you in the party mood.
Do you have any big plans to ring in the new year?
Happy Halloween!! Is it just me or did it sneak up on you this year? I like Halloween, but it is definitely not one of my favorite holidays. I’ve never been a fan of the scary decor. I like more of the metalics and shine. If you saw my painted pumpkins I posted you can tell I like the gold and white/black combo. Here are some of my favorite “grown up” Halloween decor ideas.
Pillow | Cake Platter | Hand | Pumpkin Candle | Candelabra | Gold Pumpkins | Skull | Cake Stand
What is your Halloween decorating style?
Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! One of my best friends Jen and I went to the pumpkin patch last week and picked out our perfect pumpkins to paint. We both did different styles so I thought it would be fun to show you all the designs we came up with. Hopefully they will inspire you to do your own!
I painted 5 (I think I may be crazy!) The three smaller ones I painted white and added glitter paint which is my new obsession. I love the way they turned out.
I also did a simple gold and white pumpkin. The most complicated one was a herringbone pattern. I love the geometric shapes that were created. It involved a lot of tape and patience.
My friend Jen was inspired by more Southwestern patterns. She used a gold sharpie to execute the details which is a really great idea. I love the way hers turned out. She is a graphic designer so she has a great eye. (By the way you should check out her graphic design work on her website it’s awesome!)
What do you think? I love how they all turned out. It was a really fun project and a great alternative to carving.
We are finally getting that crisp air that comes with Fall. I love bundling up under a chunky blanket with a warm cup of tea. The warm colors of autumn they are so welcoming and cozy. Bringing fall decor into your home is easy. You can add a spiced candle, chunky knit or fur throws, or warm metal accents. I have gathered some of my favorite images that make me excited for Fall and some easy accessories you can grab to warm up your home for the changing seasons.
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Good morning! As I mentioned yesterday I painted a canvas in navy blue and gold to hang over my new bar cart. I have never called my self an artist. I am artistic person yes. I have a good eye for design and color, but never been a painter. I knew I wanted something simple yet eye-catching and this was the perfect fit. Here are the steps I took to achieve this art and how much it cost!
I started with a blank 18 x 24 canvas. I bought Martha Stewart Deep Sea paint in a satin finish and a metallic gold. I like using the foam brushes for good coverage, but you could use any brush you like. I then used the other paint brush to get more texture in the gold.
Breakdown of cost:
All items from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store
18 x 24 Canvas: $14.99 (had a coupon so paid $8.99)
Navy paint : $1.99
Gold paint: $2.49
Foam brushes: $.49 each
Paint brush: $.59
Left: The canvas after one coat of navy paint. Right: After 3 coats of navy paint and one coat of gold.
The most important thing while doing the top color is not trying to make it perfect which was very hard for me. You have to just do long brush strokes. I did a total of 3 coats of gold also to get the best coverage. As you can see after 1 coat the blue still showed through.
The finished product! I love how it turned out.
Here it is in all its glory above my bar cart.
I did one other DIY project for my bar cart. A small tray to set glasses on. Here is a closer look and breakdown of cost.
Breakdown of cost:
All items from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store (except paper)
Wood tray: $2.49
Same gold paint from the canvas
Leftover paper from Paper Source (originally around $5)
Polycrylic protective finish I had leftover from another project
Total cost: $2.49!!
This tray is the perfect piece to break up the wood top of the bar cart.
Hope these projects inspire you to try a DIY project of your own!!
I ran across this super glam home while perusing Style at Home and knew I had to show you! This feminine glam home belongs to Christine Dovey of the blog Bijou and Boheme. 3 years ago she sold all of her furniture and decided to start fresh. This gave Christine an opportunity to indulge her super- feminine, glamorous side, including plenty of gold, pink and animal prints. I know you will all love her beautiful home. Take a look!
I mean seriously could this house be any more beautiful?? The details are amazing. I love the soft tones used throughout the home. Every detail in this home flows and creates the perfect feminine space. Christine’s choice of fabrics and mixed metals are gorgeous. What do you think of this home?