A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Despite the Dreary Weather… Colorful Inspiration!

Bright Colorful Rooms

Inspired by Susan Sergant’s affection for very bright colors (this is one of her patterns above), here are a few cheery room ideas that make even the dreariest of fall days a little brighter. I am not usually so bold as to paint an entire room lime green — but I must admit I’ll be stealing more than a few of these ideas for the house!

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This fall, muted colors ‘pale’ in comparison to bright statement choices (I couldn’t help myself) — bold colors abound this season for the wardrobe, throughout party themes and definitely in home decor. If you’re not ready to go all in, try a few accent pieces here or there in a bright and bold hue. How great are the yellow dining room chairs in Jonathan Adler’s design (above) and the brilliantly pink foot stools (next page)?

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Nine more inspiring rooms full of color to go! As well as accent pieces (such as bedding and throw pillows) that leave a similar — yet not so permanent — effect. Continue reading

Fabric of the Week: Susan Sargent

Favorite Fabric of the Week: Susan Sargent

I am long overdue to share one of my favorite fabrics… but I promise that this collection from Susan Sargent is worth the wait. Her gorgeous floral prints are modern with a hint of big botanical retro. I love them all! Check out her site to view the entire collection.

I’m ready to reupholster a fun sitting chair in this great patterned print! Or how about curtains for an office or a little girl’s room? This print would also make a great tablecloth or runner.

*Very Pretty* DIY Paper Ornaments

DIY Paper Ornaments

Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to use up left over scrapbooking paper, an easy diy project for the kids or how to add a special handmade touch to the holidays, paper ornaments are fun and easy to make! How lovely are these unique examples and the artists behind them?

Handmade DIY Paper Ornaments Christmas

Danielle Hamilton features beautiful handmade paper ornaments that are nothing short of inspirational (very top) and Carlos N Molina has the most amazing eye-candy website all about paper projects — which includes templates and how-tos for his globe and stacked ornaments (ornament collage directly above).

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Perfect for hanging from the chandelier over the dining room table, stringing as garland in the windows or on the mantel, stacked casually as a dinner party centerpiece, or displayed in a large bowl on the coffee table. Oh yes, you could hang them from the tree, too.

Follow the jump for more crafty creations — from super simple to very elaborate — and the how-to for paper flower ornaments! Continue reading

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