Handmade Crepe Paper Rose Centerpieces

I have always loved beautiful, perfectly round flower balls or ‘lollipop’ centerpieces. There’s something playful and fun about the classically elegant design and they’re super easy to put together.

I did a diy project a while back for a colorful dessert table with carnations and floral foam, and for our wedding created hanging floral versions above the pool out of hot glue and fake flowers plucked from their stems.

And then I found this lovely version at Grey Grey Designs, they were created by Danielle at Homespun with Heart out of twisted crepe paper, a bit of hot glue and foam balls.

The tutorial from start to finish can be found here. It’s amazing what can be made with a bit of paper and some creative time!

Beautiful! Perfect for a little girl’s room, dinner party, wedding or shower. Danielle has done a fantastic job and I can’t wait to try it out.

Inspiration and top images by Country Living, InStyle Magazine,  Martha Stewart Living and Creative Productions.

Rooms Inspired by the Month of July

Pulling together my favorite inspirational images for the month is one of my favorite posts… and July was so fun to concentrate on. (More Rooms Inspired by the Month over here).

What comes to mind this time of the year is one of my husband and my’s favorite things to do, which is sail the sea. We have a 25′ MacGregor – aptly named ‘Madness’ – that Kevin bought pre-marriage. He’s put plenty of love into the boat and takes her out at every opportunity!

Nautical themes are calming and serene – and the marine blues, navys and whites work beautifully with pops of red (which reminds me of another great July holiday…). So without further ado, here’s a little July inspiration…

Crisp white is refreshing and wonderful!

I love the look of cottage decor, natural elements (like jute rugs and woven baskets) as well as stripes, gingham and seagrass.

This next room is my favorite – I love the map decor on the walls, the storage baskets, and the striped duvet and pillows. What a great boys room!

I got a bit carried away with nautical inspiration… so there are many more great photos after the jump….

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Kevin and I are enjoying a lovely week in the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, Arizona with his family. I’ve taken a mini break from decorating the home but it hasn’t kept me from seeking out great sources for the upcoming bedroom redesign.

I’ve got a tiny thing for sun/starburst mirrors and am pretty sure one hanging near the bed would look pretty darn great. Now if only I could find a gem in the under $100 range…

Here’s source list of several of my favorites, just in case you’re in the market one of these days.

Left to Right:
Cooper Classic
at Walmart ($354)
Rosenberry Rooms ($299)
Crate & Barrel ($199)
Zodax at DecorUniverse ($116)
Coaster Mirror at cymax.com ($156)
Napa Home at Walmart ($140)
Williams Sonoma ($395) – my favorite!
Glenna Jean at Amazon ($138)
Vision Decor ($343)
The Wall Art Store ($95) – this one is so unique!
Addae Mirror at Amazon ($283)
AA Importing at MoreHome ($39)
American Chateau ($39)
Geometric Mirror by Uttermost ($85)
Bay Trading Mirror at Walmart ($140)
Vegamo at Classy Mirrors ($403)

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