Initial Art DIY Roundup

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Need a DIY that adds a personal touch to your house? Put your name on it! Or at least your initial, with these awesome DIYs that feature your favorite letters in the alphabet. These make great presents, especially for baby showers, and can also add a sweet touch to a wedding.

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Color Story: Rose Gold

Precious metals have been making a comeback in all arenas, be it jewelry, fashion or decor. And while silver and gold have always been the most popular choices, there’s one metal that’s making its way into the limelight. We’re talking about a warm hybrid between gold and copper: rose gold. This gorgeous shade has the tiniest hint of pink, making it metal with a lot of feminine appeal.

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tumblr_lqz2mjW36b1qf73dwo1_1280Rose gold is a great color for an evening gown. Yellow gold may look too bold with sea sequins, but on a rose gold dress, they look just right.

8a0db1be6492bc562c7bc44d767ecac4A popular choice for soon-to-be brides, rose gold is a fabulous base for engagement rings.

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6b19a465dbc9649a8e8f7be0cb41b305The easiest way to add rose gold to your home is through hardware, we can’t get over the beautiful selection of pendant lights available in this slightly peachy shade.

Hexagon Home Decor Inspiration

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Over the past few years, the creative world has gone through a geometric craze! These angle-obsessed designs have made their way into fashion, art and home decor, and one specific shape has caught our eye: the hexagon. Hexagons look fantastic when clustered together, reminiscent of the cells in a beehive, or solo as a statement-making accessory. Not only are they modern, but this honeycomb pattern offers an inherent, natural touch you don’t usually associate with modern patterns.

Honeycomb Pattern Vinyl WallThe mix of colors and styles on this wall make this nook look an art installation.
Hexagon+shape+finishedThis piece teeters on the side of modern, geometric.
Ombre Rainbow Hexagon Wall TutorialThis cool multi-colored wall adds a unique element to your room, and, can change the mood depending on which colors you use.
This cool installation is an interactive piece, which allows anyone in the home to change the layout of the wall, by moving individual tiles.
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Masculine Decor Inspiration

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We’re only days away from Father’s Day, a day when we celebrate some of the most important men in our lives. But what if our favorite guys weren’t dads? How do the dads of tomorrow live today? Take a look at these bachelor pads to appreciate not only the coolest dudes in your life, but the minimalist style of masculine decor. Gray Living Room Having a piece of statement artwork really helps to liven up a space that’s mainly composed of inky blues and grays.

Neutral Living RoomKeeping a neutral palette with dashes of muted color is the key to masculine decor.

Concrete Loft SpaceThe industrial elements in this loft space could instantly make this space look cold, but the Union Jack blanket instantly adds personality.

White Room with Wood SlatesUnique lighting can really elevate a room, but especially when the rest of the room is so minimal.

Gray Living Room with Leather SofaNothing says masculine style like a cognac leather chesterfield sofa, and an animal bust.

Studio Space Inspiration

They say the best things come in small packages. Well we couldn’t agree more. We think the coziest homes are also some of the smallest, and that a tiny space can pack as much personality as a house three times its size,  maybe even more. Although they can be challenging to decorate, studio apartments have some of the most well thought out designs because space is limited and every item counts.

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Industrial and rustic details like exposed brick and hardwood floors instantly add personality to your small studio.

 

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Sheer, gauzy curtains are perfect for separating your space, while also keeping the room light and spacious-looking.

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Keeping your decor light is the key to keeping your space from feeling stuffy.

Pineapple Decor Inspiration

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a pineapple a day will guarantee your pad is the perfect paradise. Pineapples are taking the design world by storm with their geometric shapes, and fun-in-the-sun-loving vibe. Pineapple PillowsA pineapple pillow is an easy and soft way to incorporate this spiky fruit into your decor!
White Pineapple Statue
This cool white statue shows off the geometric shapes which make it a designer’s dream.

Gold Door Knocker Against Green DoorLet passersby know where the party is happening with this door knocker.

Blue and White Striped Pineapple PrintAnother way to easily add this funky fruit into your decor is with a vibrant print.
Fruity Pineapple Textiles in Orange and RedPineapples also lend themselves well to textile prints like the ones above!

Quote Me On It DIY Roundup

Quotes are a powerful thing. They can inspire, make us laugh, make us thankful and bring on an entire spectrum of emotion with one key phrase. Quotes in design are comforting, and help you really speak your mind without ever uttering a word because, let’s face it, no one puts up a quote without being absolutely in love with it. There are plenty of ways to incorporate your favorite phrase into your every day with these fun DIYs!

Quote Bag from A Beautiful MessThis cute tote from A Beautiful Mess is the perfect thing to bring with you on a shopping trip.

Washi Tape Art from Whimsey Box BlogWashi tape never fails to impress. This neat DIY uses patterned washi tape for a bright look!

Quote Pillow DIY This pillow DIY is the perfect typographic addition to any living room sofa!

Woodgrain Board Quote DIYWe love this DIY from The Wood Grain Cottage because of the rustic wood grain peeking out from the white canvas.
Kitchen Quote DIYHow cool is this kitchen quote from Mollee Made? It makes us hungry just looking at it!
What quotes have you used in your DIYs?

DIY: Paper Clip Bookmarks

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If you want to jazz up your office supply stash, look no further than M&J Trimming! We have a stash of gorgeous ribbons, trims and notions that are perfect for personalized your office space. So whether you’re a recent grad looking to beautify their first cube, an intern dipping a toe into the working world in style, or a seasoned pro who wants a little more personality in their space; you can DIY office upgrades with ease! Check out these adorable paper clips that can be used as bookmarks, or hold together your thesis paper.

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5mm Gingham Ribbon

9mm Rose Satin Jacquard

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Paper Clip 1 DSC_0315-21. Place your 9mm Jacquard through the top of the paper clip.

DSC_0317-22. Fold over the bottom piece and cut. Glue pieces together.

DSC_0319-23. Once dried, cut the top piece on a slant or different shape.

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DSC_0330-21. Place your 5mm Gingham Ribbon through the paper clip, and tie it in a knot.

DSC_0333-22. Glue one side of your ribbon to the back of the knot going on a slant.

DSC_0334-23. Place the other side of your ribbon across the opposite side to create a bow. Glue down.

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All Around the World Decor Inspiration

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Are you booking a flight to an exotic locale for spring or summer vacation? Don’t forget to stock up on vibrant textiles and unique souvenirs on your adventure! Prints and accessories from all over the world are currently en vogue, and are especially hot for the warmer months!
Modern Bedroom with Red BeddingKeep your space modern, but bright by accenting your current decor with some bold bedding.

Beautiful Morrocan Living RoomVibrant patterned pillows provide visual interest AND extra seating.

Teal Living RoomThis room has serious teal appeal. If you’re going to add a lot of bright, warm colors to your room, make the walls a cool or neutral color to give your eyes a place to rest.
White Patterned Living RoomWhen it comes to this type of styling, sometimes more is more. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. In fact, these prints look even better when clustered together!

Magenta and Orange Feather TasselOf course with this type of craftsmanship, the real beauty is in the details. Check out this tassel made with feathers and fringe!
 

Ribbon Party Roundup

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Ribbons are a party staple: they come in almost every color imaginable, are easy to manipulate, and are available in tons of enticing textures. We’re entering garden party and wedding season, which means that you’ll be seeing ribbons everywhere! Here are a few of our favorite ways to style them this spring and summer.

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49164ce1d30d07d8e663737c7dc2b612Add some personality to your tablescape with lace trim or satin ribbon. These trims are perfect for adding a special touch to each place setting or flower arrangement.

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f86593dd60d628355816189663fd1478Ribbons are great to use as a backdrop, or to frame a table like in the example below.

 

147915168981732526_AC4PU9OV_fThese ribbon wands are great for weddings! Imagine a wave of ribbons floating through the spring breeze on your wedding day.

 

b58070387bd2aac0c4b1725a689f4f2bUse a few types of ribbons as an unconventional table runner. This is especially beautiful if the table underneath them has a stunning grain like the one above.