Mid-Century Modern Decor Inspiration

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They say history repeats itself and, when it comes to mid-century design, we’re welcoming it back with open arms. The desire for this design, which reached peak popularity in the 1950s and 60s, has resurfaced partly because of shows like Mad Men which highlight and romanticize this period. This style is characterized by sleek and sophisticated shapes, clean lines, and multipurpose functionality. The colors can range from kitschy bright blues and oranges, to earthy olives. Like the look, but don’t know how to keep it fresh? Add mid-century elements while also infusing modern pieces and colors into the mix.
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Snow Day DIYs

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The temperatures have finally dropped, and the first snow has hit the streets. And this is only the beginning. If you’re enjoying the blistery weather from the comfort of your home, these snow day DIYs might just be the projects to get you off that comfy couch and into your snow shoes!

3632311f1629ae2cc1dd6c9cc91a55f2Make these ice mandalas using bright materials like petals, berries and leaves; and leave them up all winter long!

WILLOWDAY-ICE-LANTERNSMake beautiful ice lanterns to light your way.

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colored_ice_igloo_14And if you’re looking to make a larger than life project, why not try your hand at making this incredible igloo!

 

Color Story: Hunter Green

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You don’t have to be outdoorsy to embrace this forest-inspired shade. This time around we’re ogling hunter green, and with it’s understated drama and ability to infuse stately class into your look, it’s no wonder why. 
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195c3997bb109497b31b0c425abd73a4Hunter green is a beautiful dark green with very subtle hints of brown, making it more neutral than a color like emerald. This shade got its name from its common use as hunter’s attire.

¡Los colores de la temporada en tu calzado! http://www.linio.com.mx/moda/calzado-para-dama/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=MEX_pinterest___fashion_verde_20141001_10&wt_sm=mx.socialmedia.pinterest.MEX_timeline_____fashion_20141001verde10.-.fashion It’s a beautiful shade for layering, and given its neutral undertones, can be mixed with a range of colors.

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HUNTER GREEN - THE AESTATENot only is it beautiful on, it’s also a great choice for decorating. Using hunter green as a wall color makes for a luxurious and dramatic statement.

DIY: Embellished Pillow

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Add a little ice to your home decor this season with an embellished pillow that is sure to sparkle! We used loch rosen rhinestones and flat metal sequins to add a multi-dimensional shimmer that’s not too over-the-top, but still has a high-end style. DSC_0150

What You’ll Need:

6mm Round Loch Rosen Rhinestones
8mm Round Metal Sequins
Pillow
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_01601. Sew sequins and sew-on rhinestones into an abstract cluster shape.

DSC_01622. Repeat the pattern throughout the pillow, or embellish random sections for a more eclectic look!

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Wintery Mix Decor DIY Roundup

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The holidays are over, but winter is just beginning! Have your home reflect the great outdoors with snow-themed decor that captures the beauty of the season, without the chill.

DIY-Oversized-Snowflakes-copyThese oversized snowflakes are the perfect pieces of wall art, and offer a modern wintery touch to any home.

04043104312 twig garlandMake these realistic ice-coated branches and add them to a vase.

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110Take your paper snowflakes up a notch with these beautiful snowflake ballerinas!

1495035ec60bbecd_009d4a408a78083ed5a2475d6825c5ee.xxxlargeCreate this beautiful snowy scene in a shadow box for a simple and rustic decoration.

Last Minute Ideas to Ring in 2015

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If you agreed to host a last-minute New Year’s Eve party and are trying to DIY your decor as the clock strikes down, we have a few quick DIY-ideas that won’t take too long and will bring the cheer and celebration to your get-together!

fa3e2737d8402a620d24882408e25872Fill a balloon with confetti and pop it when the clock strikes 12!

2012-12-10_coppola_new-years-eve-easy-decorations-glitter-new-years-candlesCover white votives with festive tinsel glitter with peekaboo numbers!

7ccffc1584a6e0de0450945b76bb2158Use metallic ribbons to create a circular chain garland!

DIY-Sparkly-BottlesAdd sparkle to your champagne with these glittery bottles!

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Get the party popping with these DIY poppers!

Uses for Wrapping Paper

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The moment after the presents have been unwrapped, reality sets in. You have a living room full of paper scraps that will undoubtedly end up in the garbage. Not this year! This year you can reuse those glittering pieces of paper to make your life more colorful and make you feel better about reusing that pretty paper. F9P5OC1GWF5TL0V.MEDIUMForget the packing peanuts! Shredded wrapping paper makes for colorful packing material.

holiday-gift-wrap-5Make a beautiful bow for future presents using strips of recycled wrapping paper.

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If you’re careful, you can always reuse paper for future gifts. Waste not, want not, right?

cd42971c7c0017d47bb086ac91d829cfUse your favorite wrapping paper to make a fun garland! If you have metallic wrapping paper around, it would make the perfect garland for New Year’s Eve.

Menorah Inspiration

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The Festival of Lights is well underway, and we love the beautiful symbolism behind the 8-day event. Another component we love? The decorations the come with the holiday, specifically the menorah. While the traditional menorah is beautiful, we also love these updated versions that will fit in with any decor you have! From rustic to goofy, there’s one for every theme.
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A silver and gold Manzanita branch menorah. The perfect Chrismukkah centerpiece.

 

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A mustache menorah:

 

 

 

Burlap Holiday Inspiration

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Have yourself a very rustic Christmas by adding one element that is sure to add charm to your tree. Burlap is all you need to give your home that shabby-chic feeling that’s so popular around the holiday season. It gives your space a comfort and warmth, as well as a slightly undone aesthetic that makes anyone feel at home. Add a touch of burlap to your seasonal decor in the way of wreaths, garlands, ornaments or even small burlap trees! ae80188238a403264bb73e9c41bcbf46

 

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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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