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This or That: DIY Succulent Pots

Does anyone else get into color kicks? Let me explain. You see a color and/or combination. You start to pin a bunch of things that reflect this. You start to buy things and notice, “hey, this is the same color I’ve been obsessing over!” Slowly, but surely you realize that your apartment, clothes, accessories are all orange, or blue, or black and you can react in one or two ways: 1. Change – you begin to say, “No more [insert color here].” 2. You embrace it. You realize you struck gold.

I am out of denial. I realized that a lot of my accessories are in this orangey-red color. I don’t hate it. I’m not sick of it. But, I think I want to transition to more of a classic look. The cycle is repeating and I’m gravitating towards white, black, and pops of metallics. Do I sound like a broken record? If I do I’m sorry!

So here is today’s dilemma. Do I take the first way: Change. Or do I embrace it? Today I present an example of this – my succulent pots.

This is what they currently look like:

DIY: orange + gold succulent pots

Cute right? Well, one got a makeover and now I can’t decide. If I add 1 more coat of paint there is no going back. So do I try for black + gold? Behold:

DIY Black + Gold Succulent Pots

What do you think?

this or that by bedsidesign

Help me choose! Leave a comment with your favorite color combo and the majority wins!

I would also like to state that I bought these succulents back in June. That’s right – they are still alive. I finally found an apartment plants thrive in! 

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Color Emphasis: ORANGE with a lil black

Halloween is tomorrow and instead of filling up the Color Emphasis with a bunch of Halloween I decided to just highlight the color palette. My decor style is much more passive than decorating for a ton of holidays. I prefer to wear or decorate with colors and objects that can last longer than just a 1 day holiday. Here are some of my favorite orange items with little pops of black here and there.

color emphasis: orange with pops of black

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From a super sassy top to a textured rug the top-tier look stylish and comfortable. And now for the eclectic accessories. Coffee is a big deal in our home and this cute [and super affordable] french press would certainly add a great burst of color in our kitchen. Who says your trash has to be boring? Why not use it as an opportunity to add some style, like this little guy. Makin’ food? Make it in this spiffy skillet. Orange, gold, and black sunglasses? Do they really need any explanation? I’ve always loved pin-tuck pillows and this burst of orange is a  perfect shade. In my opinion Pantone never goes out of style. And last but certainly not least, taking a trip? Even your passport should be dressed to impress.

Are you crushing on orange?

Color Emphasis: Nectarine

Ian and I love orange. When Pantone announced the 2012 color of the year as “Tangerine Tango” I was thrilled. Since it is already September [crazyyyy] I started to worry that the vibrant oranges were going to fade away when 2013 starts. I was thrilled to see the colors introduced in the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013. My favorite is Nectarine – a softer orange that reminds me of a creamsicle. Since I follow Pantone on twitter I found out about a super fun contest which inspired today’s roundup. I love when things can double for fun + blogging – that’s what it should be all about! You can read the rules and think about entering! The contest ends on September 27, at 12 pm PT.

color emphasis - pantone's nectarine
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View this pinterest board.
What color is your favorite out of the Pantone Spring 2013 colors? Let me know and maybe I’ll feature it for a future Color Emphasis.

DIY – Hanging On My Walls: Paint Chip Artwork

I love creating low-budget artwork for our apartment. I was really inspired by Apartment Therapy‘s “Use Paint Chips to Create Wall Art” a couple of months back and thought it was a great  DIY idea. Ian and I took a trip to our local Goodwill and snatched up a bunch of frames for $0.99 – you can’t go wrong with that. We also made sure to stop by Home Depot to “pick out paint….chips” and  I left with a purse full of colors.

This is a picture of paint chip art by bedsidesign.

We naturally both gravitate to oranges [thank goodness we agree since orange is such an intense color] so in the end we chose a color palette based on orange. I love the juxtaposition of our white and black frames. I didn’t want to get matchy-matchy so I intentionally chose different types of paint chips. I also experimented with taking more of an abstract approach – no straight lines – more of an organic assembly.

This is a picture of paint chip art by bedsidesign.

The total cost for this project: $3 [this is a high estimate]. The great thing is if you want to add color but you don’t want to settle with one you can really create your own palette. You could also rotate colors seasonally. The possibilities are endless. I always make sure I grab some paint chips when I go into Home Depot. Check out the latest paint chips I picked up last week here and here. Does the last one look familiar?

Architecture, Helvetica, Orange, and Weddings. Oh my!

Since my day job has a lot to do with letterpress and weddings I am constantly surrounded by wedding details. A couple months ago I came across a wedding shoot on Style me Pretty that totally inspired me, and I can’t seem to shake it. The shoot is stunning. I suggest checking it out. For your viewing pleasure here are my favorite shots.

modern wedding ideas

modern wedding flower ideas

helvetica font

audubon

modern end tables

little owl letterpress

I love combination of airplants, succulents, letterpress, orange, and clean lines. What do you think?

List of vendors shown: Photography + Art Direction: Gina Meola Photography | Styling + Concept: AVE Styles |  Flowers: Avant-Garde Studios | Invitations: LittleOwl Letterpress | Contributing Photography + Graphic Design: Purple Nickel Studio | Loft Venue: Portland 38 | Reception Venue: The Audubon Center in Phoenix |

Out with the old – All about the Bodum.

A couple months ago one of our mugs broke. It was one of four so now we were left with only three matching mugs (in that size, because as you may find out mugs come in all shapes and sizes). We are trying to go through all of our possessions to make sure that we love everything that we have. We are big fans of Bodum products. We discovered their glass double walled coffee cups on a date once a couple years back. Since then we began collecting Bodum things (my espresso cup featured in this post is from Bodum).

We recently discovered that Home Goods carries Bodum products. Last night we hit the jackpot.

bodum coffee mugs

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