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

Frightfully Delicious Dessert Buffet by Amy Atlas

Amy Atlas Halloween Dessert Buffet!

It’s about that time of the year for some fabulous Halloween inspiration! We may be six weeks away… but it’s the PERFECT holiday to show off great {creepy} crafty skills, so get those idea fountains flowing! How many opportunities do you really get throughout the year to make spooky stew or creepy crawly spider cupcakes?

Dessert bars are by far my favorite — I created one last year for Halloween based off of this terrific Amy Atlas design and my guests were so afraid to eat and ‘destroy’ it, because it’s so fun to look at and makes a great party centerpiece!

Amy Atlas Halloween Buffet Part 2

Amy Atlas is just so darn clever, you can design your entire party around her buffet’s because they make such a statement on their own!

Amy Atlas Dessert Buffet Part 3

Fabric of the Day: Nina Campbell

Fabric of the Day: Nina Campbell

Sometimes one rich pattern can make an entire room or party — it can be the focus of all decorating inspiration as a single, fabulous piece like a chair or ottoman, or for a party as a table runner or dessert buffet backdrop. Nina Campbell provides much inspiration with her fabric line, Perroquet, based off of the whimsical elegance of Paris.

Most of her prints having a collaborating or matching wallpaper — just in case lining the backdrop of a bookcase, framing a beautiful swatch or papering the single wall of your bedroom is more what you had in mind! I love to cut wallpaper into placemats to provide an unexpected, easy to clean plate charger for a meal with friends! Don’t you love these patterns?

Green With Envy Office Inspiration

Green With Envy Office Inspiration

It’s so exciting coming across some of these great finds — now that online shopping is the new trip to your local paperie store (not that I don’t still LOVE that) — but really the beauty of browsing the web is the ability to pull a room together from so many different sources, all in one sitting. And I find the beauty in blogging is to do the same — give inspiring ideas for pulling together one unique space, all for the reader to peruse in one little sitting.

For some reason over these past couple of weeks I keep gravitating towards office spaces — maybe it’s the enormous challenge of organizing so many files, paper and loose odds and ends (like my home office!) in a functional yet fashionable way (not quite there yet with the office…), or maybe it’s because color and patterns can be so free and reckless when they come in paper mediums like photo boxes, magazine holders or file bins (because they’re temporary — you can love ‘em this minute and change ‘em next month and it’s easy peasy, no major fuss of tearing down wallpaper or reupholstering furniture). OR maybe it’s because organization elements play such a key role, such as shelving, shadow boxes, clothes pin picture rail (cute DIY idea!) and fabric bulletin boards (all of which feel so satisfying at the end of the day when the last book is on the shelf and the last loose receipt filed and zipped away).

Green Office Inspiration 2

Regardless of what it is about office spaces that make them so fun to play with, here are some great green ideas for your next project! To find the home of the goods pictured above, follow the jump!

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