Fairy Lights Inspiration

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When it comes to decorating for the holidays, there’s definitely one type of decoration that transcends the winter festivities. We’re talking about lights, fairy lights in particular.  You may know them as string lights or icicle lights, but they can definitely be used in your decor long after the tinsel has been put away. CO14HOL_H26_p006x007Make a beautiful fireplace centerpiece with fairy lights under glass hurricane vases!

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21b59b61e2004d22921730c0684c0869Add them to your living room decor for a whimsical and relaxed vibe!

7c161649fd84ad81603688b0550cff63Combine your lights by using fairy lights on the wire that connects your pendant light!

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Color Story: Marsala

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Pantone has spoken, and the color of the year is a far cry from last year’s Radiant Orchid! This year’s winning shade is described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red color”, and has a fitting name to boot: Marsala. This beautiful color is a cross between a cool burgundy and a warm terracotta. We can’t wait to see how designers and decorators use this color in the coming year!
088832d0ba98346b98a7f9c75fac4a34We love this color paired with a light blue for an unexpected contrast.

 

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A perfect color to use in your winter wedding palette, this rich red screams to be seen against a snowscape.

 

lush-fab-glam.com Paris Fashion Week Elie Saab Fall 2014 RTW Collection 1Designer, Elie Saab, is right on trend with this beautiful ombre gown.

1784a5817e7ed3bf74c1f2f541a72ebaA romantic color for dresses, we’re expecting to see this color pop up throughout the holiday season!

DIY: PomPom Blanket

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Keep your loved ones warm with a cozy and creative gift this year! We updated a basic blanket with a smattering of luxurious fur pompoms to give an ordinary blanket a quirky edge. For added fun, attach the pompoms to the corners of a matching throw pillow for a comfy and cute set!DSC_0880What You’ll Need:

Blanket
Large fur pompoms
Small fur pompoms
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_0889 1. Lay out your blanket. Place the large pompoms out first toward the edge of the blanket. Cut the elastic cord on the fur pompom.

DSC_08912. Sew pompoms into the areas you chose. DSC_0901 3. Fill in the other spaces with the smaller pompoms. Cut the elastic cord. Sew in place.

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Timekeeping Clock DIY Roundup

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Looking for a unique DIY gift to make for a loved one this holiday season? Why not a clock? These clock DIYs are great for the chronically late and the decor obsessed! And there’s definitely a style here for everyone!

This celestial clock is great for any stargazers you know! You can always replace the moon image with any other. What about a fruit, or a basketball for the sports-obsessed?

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Who knew a wooden platter could make such a cool, minimalist clock? This would look great in a kitchen!

PB Inspired Wall Clock and Tutorial at Me and My DIY

This rustic clock DIY looks like a million bucks but will cost you a lot loss!

how to make a stained plywood clock tutorial via Kristina J blog

The stain adds a funky design element to this cool clock DIY!

Upgrade an inexpensive clock with a leather belt!

 

Tempting Timepieces

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When it comes to adding decor elements to your home that are both stylish AND functional or adding an accent to your outfit that looks chic while also helping you get through the day, we look to the timepiece. Whether a clock or a watch, these timely pieces will never go out of style no matter how digital we become. Check out this inspirational items that will have you hoping someone asks you for the time! Colorflash 3 clock by Mareike Böhmer Graphics

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The jewelry piece to covet: Bulgari's watch inspired by Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor.

 

 

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Easy Autumn Decor DIYs

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When it comes to DIY decorating for the holidays, some of us are already too overwhelmed with food and party prep that we can’t even wrap our heads around making elaborate DIY creations. No need to worry! These DIYs are easy to make, and stylish to boot! So if you have an hour to spare, you can probably knock out all of these projects, and make your home ready for fall hosting.DIY Autumn Leaves GarlandThis autumn garland from Decor Envy is a stunner, and takes about 10 minutes to make! Quick, simple, and sparkly!

Who knew popcorn could look so festive? This simple and inexpensive DIY from Passionate Penny Pincher celebrates the harvest season with the ultimate movie snack as the main “ingredient”.

Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins | anightowlblog.comAll this DIY from A Night Owl calls for is a few wood slices, some paint, and a few extras to really make your “pumpkin” pop!

DIY with the Sweetest Occasion

This pinecone garland from The Sweetest Occasion is not only simple and sweet, it will take you right through  the winter holidays too!

Color Story: Cognac

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When it comes to fall colors, there’s one that is almost always in our homes, on our feet, and dominating the landscape. We’re talking about a neutral that goes with almost everything, and imparts an undeniable classic flair: cognac. The color is like its namesake; woodsy and warm with a hint of masculinity.  Cognac Glasses by Rikke Hagen for Normann Copenhagen | Serving | Vertigo Home

 

 

 

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2014_10_19_DamselinDior23-159-EditCognac is the perfect shade of brown for leather accessories like bags and boots. A pair of cognac boots and skinny dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven for fall.

 

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Leather Sofa LoveWant to make your home feel cozy, rugged, and also somehow luxurious? Enter the cognac leather couch. This warm color makes your home inviting, especially when used on such a statement piece in the room.

indoor reception - photo by Next to Me Studios - ruffledblog.com/san-diego-loft-wedding/While cognac may seem to take a backseat to other fall wedding colors, don’t be fooled! This beautiful brown makes its way into wedding decor through leather and wooden accents.

DIY: Toast the Host Lace Candle Holders

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Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them! DSC_0314

What You’ll Need:

 Glass Votive Holders

4” Fine Metallic Lace

Scissors

Magna-Tac glue

 Small candlesDSC_03161. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.

DSC_03182. Measure and cut.

DSC_03193. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.

DSC_03214. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.

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DIY Hostess Gifts

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DIY-Polka-Dot-Napkins-21These polka dot napkins from Freut Cake are great for the playful party host because is there a pattern that’s more playful than polka dots? Nope.

483_01_p1140051The perfect gift for that host who loves to match, this geometric embroidered set is the stuff of their pattern-obsessed dreams!

 

Final7These watercolor mugs from Poppy Talk are perfect for the high-energy host. They need to get their fuel from somewhere, right?

votive01These cement votive holders from Say Yes are great for those who like their space industrial with a feminine touch, or for a new couple who are still trying to figure out how to balance his stuff v. her stuff.

DIY_Gift_Terrarium_Kit1A DIY gift for the DIYer? Check. A tiny DIY terrarium kit is all they need to get their green thumb and creativity going!