Color Story: Scuba Blue

Pantone’s picks for spring included an aquatic blue that we can’t wait to see this season! From fashion to home decor, this hue is sure to make wave with the design-savvy.
diving-lady-elliot-islandWe can’t be sure where the name “scuba blue” came from, but we imagine it was inspired by the intense greenish-blue of the ocean that only lucky divers get to see in person.

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86819313c1ed96d885ba39953f2830aaThis beautiful greenish-blue looks completely at home in any home. It’s bold enough to add fun to your space, without overwhelming it. And the fact that it’s cool-toned makes it easy to relax in.

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ScubaNot only is it a magnificent color for home decor, scuba blue is also the perfect color to wear at any formal event to really wow a crowd. Pick up a scuba blue gown for prom, and use our rhinestone trim to add a shimmering embellishment.

 

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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h4ye752fbdfb1c04b1Make a beautiful botanical centerpiece with friendly succulents!

IMG_4418-866x1024Greet guests with a wreath made from a garden hose for an exciting entry into your home.

4614690385_ce7030f846_oRain clouds under your feet are better than over your head, right? Make these cute cloud rugs to celebrate the spring showers!

dsc_099Use lace and jute to create this adorable vase that’s perfect for your next spring party!

 

Watercolor Pillow Inspiration

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Paint doesn’t just go on the walls! It can become an element in your decor on its own, especially on pillows and bedding! From the bold brushstrokes to the texture, paint is quickly becoming one of our favorite styles to use for textiles. It’s an easy to put into any room to add an touch of lightness.
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Perfect Pastel Decor

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We think this may have something to do with the promise of spring in the near future, but we can’t get enough of bright and cheery pastels in decor. Get your home ready for the season by adding soft pastel elements to your decor.
60b8fcf8ab48487d99d86c6490de23a1An easy way to add pastels to your decor is with a piece of art. It can also give you a go-to color palette.

La-Provence-from-Catchpole-Rye_EL_4may12_pr_bA pastel bathroom is a bright and cheery alternative to cool and clean tones usually reserved for bathrooms.

cc8627d9aa698fb71d0293d1e2d0ace2Adding natural elements to your space keeps a pink room from looking too romantic.

 

 

photo-17-768x1024Add a few metallic accents to the room to keep it from looking washed out.

 

284942Play with repeating patterns and shapes for a fun, graphic look!

Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!

Mirror DIY Roundup

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Notice that your wall space is looking a little bare? Spruce it up with some multi-purpose wall decor! Mirrors are a great way to freshen up an empty wall, they instantly make your room look bigger, and they reflect light making your room look brighter too! But don’t settle for just any average mirror, check out these DIY options to add even more personality to your pad. DIY hollywood vanity mirror 12

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Mirror Mirror Inspiration

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Maybe if the Evil Queen from Snow White cared a little more about decor, and less about dominating the land as the fairest one of all, she wouldn’t have taken that beautiful mirror for granted! Mirrors add interest to any room, and can help your space feel lighter and brighter. Check out these inspiring mirrors and let us know which of the picks below gets your vote for fairest in the land!
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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.

this-5-minute-hack-will-make-your-porch-look-amazing-christmas-decorations-crafts-how-toCombine the two above DIYs to make a cool and colorful candle holder!

 

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!

 

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.

icicle-candle-holders-copyKeep warm with these cool icicle-coated candle holders!

 

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.

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!

5bccf31190d9602cc8f11f64c0ba656bOr create a cozy corner for playtime.