We Love Hearts Like XO

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Valentine’s Day happens to be a sore subject for some, but we think that’s just silly! Even if you don’t have someone special to celebrate, why not celebrate that VERY special shape that is the heart! Here are some of our favorite ways to wear it, and we’re not just talking about on your sleeve either!

Jeweled Heart Sweatshirt from Studio DIY

Kelly, you’ve done it again. Not only is this sweatshirt adorable, it’s totally DIY-able. Check out Studio DIY to learn how to make it! We’re swooning just thinking of the nailheads we could use!

Heart Shorts

So it’s still a little cold to rock these bad boys, but we had to put them on the list because they are fantastic DIY inspiration! A stencil and some fabric paint is all we need!

Heart Rings on Keiko Lynn

Keiko Lynn shows us that it’s all about the tiny details with these delicate hearts rings!

Heart Shaped Gloves

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we’re definitely fond of these amazing negative space heart gloves!

Heart Maxi Dress from Wildfox

If you’re really feeling hearts, then this casual maxi from Wildfox is perfect for you! Bold print, big design; this dress is bound to make a statement.

So where will you be wearing your heart this Valentine’s Day? With these fun picks, the options are endless!

Library Inspiration

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We don’t know about you, but to us libraries and books have an elegant charm that Kindles just can’t touch. (No offense.) Curling up in a corner with a good book is the ultimate stay-at-home activity for a chilly winter night, and having a beautiful library to hide away in is even better! Check out our library inspiration that will make you feel smarter and more stylish just by looking at it.

Jenny Komenda Styles Tribeca Library

We love the eclectic mix of modern and vintage in this library/work space. And those arched shelves are amazing!
Stacked Books from Top Design MagSometimes chaos can be totally called for. A stack of books can easily become a tiny table for a cup of tea or coffee!

Rainbow Library from Top Design Mag

Does anyone remember Reading Rainbow? Well check out this literal iteration! Books organized by color look so cool, and we don’t want this trend dying out any time soon. Your plethora of books can easily become a work of art!

Bold Fuchsia Library from Belle Maison 23There’s nothing like a bold pop of color to really brighten a room. This fuchsia bookshelf would get anyone excited to read!

Which of these libraries would you love you read in, and what books do you think would feel most at home in these varied spaces? Let us know in the comments below, and send us a pic of YOUR library to @mjtrimming!

Fall Tablescape Decor Inspiration

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Even though Halloween is over, the party is just beginning! If you’re planning a party for this holiday season, here are a few tablescapes that are perfect for fall!

Modern Metallic 

 Thanksgiving tablescape from HGTV

This is an unexpected color palette for fall, but the addition of the metallic pumpkins brings the theme back to autumn. Despite the plethora of pumpkins, the selective colors keep the table from looking too busy.

Dipped Details

Succulent Centerpiece from Style Me Pretty

Small details can take your party from ho hum to HOLY COW! Case in point: the gold-dipped stemware. It’s a simple touch that really elevates the tablescape.

Winter Greens

Decorating with Pumpkins The Daily Basics

You know that rule about not playing with your food? We’re giving you a pass to break it. Use winter cabbage, kale, and pumpkins to create a festive centerpiece that’s almost good enough to eat! Warning: There’s a slight chance that your guests may start chowing down on your beautiful centerpiece thinking it’s a winter salad.

If It Ain’t Broke

Burgundy Tablescape South Shore Decorating

This table is perfect for a traditional autumn party. The rich burgundy and orange colors are classics for the cooler months.

Color-fall

Colorful House Beautiful Tablescape

The bright colors give this table a modern twist! Traditional florals get punched up with the addition of the blue tablecloth, and the wooden-handled utensils give the table a rustic charm.

Which look are you going for this year? We’re loving the metallic trend. Stay tuned because on Tuesday we’ll show you how to take this trend, and give it an M&J twist!

DIY Roundup: Update Your Curtains

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Curtains are among the first details you notice when you enter a room. They are both functional and fashionable. In order to get that dramatic effect curtains should be embellished with fringe, pom-pom trim, or greek key Jacquard. Purchasing these curtains ready-made can get pretty expensive which is why we always take the DIY route at M&J. To make your own customized curtains you can purchase inexpensive curtains from a department store and embellish them with any decorative trim. The options are endless!

To give you some inspiration we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curtain makeovers. Let us know what you think!

DIY Back Tap Curtains via I Heart Nap TimeDIY-back-tab-curtains1

DIY Pom Pom Curtains via 6TH Street Design School pompom-5

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Lilikoi Joy DSC_0323 pm

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Dwellings by Devore 3

Curtains from Drab to Fab via …Love Maegan

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Customize Store-Bought Curtains via The Shabby NestGirl's Bedroom 1

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