Urban Patio Inspiration

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Summer in the city is a glorious thing. The weather is perfect for exploring, there are plenty of events and festivals happening on any given day, you can rock your favorite outfits without hiding behind layers of wool, and everyone just seems a little bit friendlier. But, despite the intoxicating pull of the city, you’ll find yourself wanting to hang back every once in a while and relax at  home while still enjoying the season. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of living in most cities is the lack of personal outdoor space. Luckily, there are a tons of ways to make that tiny patio or balcony an at-home oasis this summer!
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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

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If you’re a frequent Pinterest peruser, farmhouse-style rustic kitchens are all the rage, and have been for a while now! There’s something welcoming about a rustic kitchen. Friendlier than a modern style, this type of kitchen begs for cookie-making and family gatherings. From the aged exposed beams to the distressed cabinets, a farmhouse kitchen has personality. 
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Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!

Ceramics as Centerpieces

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We often hear the phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, and while it’s true in most cases, today we’re making an exception. We’re looking at the inspiring vessels for flowers, foods and drink that are making a comeback in homes all around the world: ceramics. Unique ceramics are becoming statement and conversation pieces that can make their way into any room of the home. They’re also readily available for purchase from artists all corners of the earth and hit all price points, making this truly accessible art. The best part? There are so many styles from modern to rustic, that you’re sure to find the piece for you!
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Spring Wreath DIY Roundup

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There’s nothing more cheerful than seeing a beautiful wreath upon entering a home. Welcome spring to your abode with these friendly seasonal wreaths! Tulip_Door_Wreath_Tutorial_SpringWhy do we have to wait for May flowers? Bypass the April showers and make this tulip wreath to brighten your doorway!

SONY DSCWhat could be better than a fluttering kaleidoscope of butterflies greeting guests as the walk into your home?

diy-spring-wreath-pinAll of the elements of spring, from flowers to birds’ nests, are captured in this wreath.

cf3d9cb6668c66b8fb27727d7075e0abUse fabric scraps to make this colorful wreath that can easily be used inside too!

Easter and Spring wreath 5This wreath is made with an unlikely material: bubblegum! Who knew a chewy treat could look so modern and sophisticated?

Lunar New Year DIYs

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Happy Lunar New Year to all! To celebrate we’ve collected some of our favorite DIYs featuring the moon. From clocks to pillows, there are ways to include every phase of the moon in your decor!    Moon-Phases-Wall-Hanging2Make this beautiful wall art using dye and wax.

 

52fa50eedbfa3f7c69000eb2._w.540_h.720_s.centercrop_Add a little lunar love to your bed with this printed pillow using a sponge and paint!

lunafadoA personal little moon is the ideal nightlight.

DIY-GIant-Moon-Pinata18-600x900Lunar viewing parties that need a little pep would definitely benefit from a pinata like this!

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If you’re in need of a celestial statement piece for your room, look no further than this lunar wall painting.

 

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 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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Closet Envy Inspiration

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It’s still January, which means that we’re still going strong on the resolutions that we made a few weeks before! Clear out your mind by clearing out your clutter this weekend. Need a gentle push? This is all the inspiration you need to organize your closet, and make it worthy of a lifestyle blog!
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Pinecone DIY Roundup

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As we head into the holiday season, we want to start decorating with all of the seasonal accoutrements: snowflake, elves, menorahs, jolly Santas. But if you’re looking for a more transitional element that will easily take you from fall to winter, may we suggest the pine cone? Pine cones have the perfect amount of autumn brown, while also symbolizing that iconic seasonal tree! Check out these DIYs using pine cones that are sure to get your home trimmed for the holidays!

 

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