Pantone, the authority in all things color forecasting, has bid adieu to the tangelo color of 2012 to welcome in Green upon the New Year. With its light and bright tone and welcoming hue, we’re sure you can find a special place to showcase 2013’s Color of the Year.
Try a trio of these adorable tea light candle holders. Geez…for $1.99 try a whole collection.
$1.99 at Ikea
What’s a space without some occasional tables? Try this one for under $50.00!
$49.99 at Target
For those of us who are strictly frugal, I have found you the gem of all green side tables for less then you spend on lunch.
$7.99 at Ikea
Oh how I love a good throw pillow. With the color variation and trendy geometric print on this baby, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a sofa or side chair just waiting to welcome this pillow in satin.
$12.99 at Target
I also found this very cool, oversized, polyresin chain link. I can’t say what its intended use is which makes it even better. I’d love to see a length of it stretched out on a dining table or a bunch of them hung together as a room divider.
$12.99 at Target
Finally, for just a touch of green, check out this adorable print, aptly titled “Sit Down.”
$36.99 at Target
Wishing you all a happy 2013. Cheers to going Green!
It’s that time of year again, friends. Let’s get into the holiday spirit with some inspired decor for the frugalist in us all.
Check out these adorable felt ornaments available at Anthropolgie.com for only $8.00 a piece! Perfect for any interior design buff.
We know that one of the biggest trends for the new year will be natural materials, so try this beautiful driftwood wreath for a rustic holiday feel from HomeDecorators.com. $44.00.
Bring the festival of lights home with this compact, silvertone, electric Menorah from B, B and B. $39.99.
We’ve all seen these “Keep Calm” posters. Here’s one with a bit of holiday flare from Etsy.com for under $10.00. Font colors can be personalized to coordinate with your interior!
Keep Calm poster
Finally, for those of us living in a blended household, check out these amazing Hanukkah inspired tree ornaments also from our friends at Etsy.com for $20.00.
Hannukah tree ornament
Happy Holidays everyone!
Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require a total renovation! One of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep your space current is accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!! Right now, bringing natural elements inside is becoming very popular with the use of various woods, stone and natural fabrics.
Here are just a few of our great finds!
Try out this handmade vase fabricated out of metal and textured wood available at Wayfair.com for just around $34.00.
Natural Home Decor Archer Vase in Brown, $33
If you love mood lighting with a rustic feel go for this Large Natural Teak Stump Candle from Lampsplus.com. At 12” high and less than $50.00, buy a few. Everything is better in threes!
Natural Teak Stump Candle
For some softer elements, these Jute and Cotton throw pillows make a big statement. Both options are around $68.00 for a set of two at Wayfair.com.
Natural and Black Decorative Pillow, $68 for 2
Decorative Pillow in Beige, $68 for 2
Finally, if you love the idea of adding natural elements to your home but crave a pop of color, check out this beauty from Wayfair.com at $44.00. Can’t beat it!
Fire Island Coral Statue
Nowadays, interiors are becoming more and more specific. One of my personal favorite styles is Industrial Design which successfully highlights pieces with exposed metal and rivets, reclaimed woods and large drum style lighting.
We’ve done some recon and found these amazing pieces at very wallet friendly price tags to help you achieve a look like this in your home.
This impressive dining table, hand crafted of 1” x 2″ and 1” x 3” Douglas Fir planks seats 6 and is available at Etsy.com for just $580.00.
60×30 Contemporary Hairpin Dining Table
Mix and match some cool stools and chairs to bring in just a touch of funky and a pop of color.
Cb2 Contact Stool, $129
Reed Dining Chair, $154.99/2
Finally, we all know lighting can make or break any space. Try a collection of these show stopping hanging fixtures with the exposed Edison bulb, available at Etsy.com for just $150.00 each.
Uttermost Albiano 1-Light Pendant, $215
Or, while this piece is a bit of a splurge at $250.00, try a chic cage style floor lamp available at LampsPlus.com.
Industrial Cage Edison Bulb Rust Metal Floor Lamp, $250
posted by Pam
on 2012.09.25, under DIY
These days, wallcovering is not only coming back into trend but people are breaking all the rules and installing it wherever, however they please. Gone are the days of a single pattern installed on each wall in you space. Put it anywhere and make it yours! Check out these tricks to get the most out of less yardage!
Is your staircase a snoozefest? Add decorative touches with some fresh wallcovering applied to the riser (the front of the step) to get just the right amount of pop you’re looking for and add pattern and pizazz to an often-ignored place.
Or turn those boring, white doors into a special stop on the tour of your home with this genius idea. With the framing already in place, this project is so easy it should be illegal.
Only have enough pocket change to afford wallpaper scraps? You can apply small pieces to your furniture or accessories for a thoughtful, coordinated touch. Most neighborhood design shops will let you purchase samples for under $5.00.
Finally – Install your favorite pattern above a chair rail! This will also help you save, save, save on yardage and installation and, when you get tired of your paint colors, its a simple change helping you update your whole space.
And don’t forget to always use your imagination. You can cover anything with wallcovering, including storage boxes, that ugly tack board in your kitchen, that scuzzy old clipboard you use at work, even your kids’ text books for school!
Bonus inspiration! We searched for “vintage wallpaper” on Etsy and found these gems…
Vintage Metalic Mod Disco Wallpaper from vintagebaron, $15
1970’s French wallpaper from FrenchAtticFinds, $24