Friends, these are not your grandma’s quilts! Not that there is anything wrong with grandma-ly quilts [they have their place] but a new wave of quilted items look trendy and modern! Here are some of my favorite looks, from adorable shoes to that amazing credenza.
This picture needed its own spotlight. Look how awesome a quilt can be as wall art. I love this idea and I have a ton of white walls that could use a little pizzaz! Seriously check out the apartment tour on one of my favorite blogs SF Girl By Bay.
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Sticking with my latest obsession – confetti and when I spotted that adorable Sloan Crew Neck Sweater I knew today had to be about polka dots. I love how they can look retro, feminine and sleek all at the same time.
How cute is that room with the Castle polka-dotted sheets? I’ve been in love with Castle for a while and Erin from artsocial also seems to love them too! I also [sadly] need to state that when I found this envelope coin purse it was marked down to $4, now it is no longer available but…I had to include it. I love how timeless polka dots are – they are always stylish! What do you think about polka dots?
Our apartment has white walls and rose/beige carpeting throughout so needless to say it is screaming for some color. I certainly don’t have a problem with color. The last apartment still had all the original woodwork [moldings, floors, doors etc.] so it looked really heavy and drab. I tried to spruce it up with a lot of white accents to make it appear bright and cheery [I’m still not sure if it really worked so don’t quote me on this!]. Now that we are in a white, boxy apartment all my white decorative accents are blending into the walls. JoAnn’s put their acrylic paint on sale [who can resist a sale on acrylic paint?] so I stocked up on some new colors for DIY projects. The first projet I would like to share is extremely easy and cost-effective. You can make 5 coasters for under $10!
Home Depot sells individual tiles that are extremely cheap. We picked 5 tiles for $0.40 each. To make sure that the tiles won’t scuff or scratch your furniture purchase self-adhesive bumpers. We found a pack for about $3. We put six on for each coaster.
You can leave the tiles as is or you can decorate them. I love ombre patterns so I knew that these would look great in the accent colors I’m using in our living room/dining room. At JoAnn’s I picked up 4 colors to go with this project: one metallic gold, one white, and two colors an orange and bright red. Each paint was about $0.40 on sale. I mixed the colors up and painted each coaster, let them dry and painted a second coat.
I think they look pretty great stacked and unique as individual coasters. The texture of the stone tiles mixed with the colorful hues has a really modern feel.
What do you think? Are you working on any DIY projects?
Since autumn is on my mind I wanted to share some falling leaves inspiration. Don’t be
fooled get your hopes up by the “for the baby” that is not a secret code announcing anything. I am simply making a suggestion for anyone with kids. I can’t wait to have my own some day, but that day is not today. What do you think about the patterned leaves trend? As I’m writing typing this I have a few notebooks scattered around with a similar pattern.
I love the leaf wall – how epic is that?
Do you ever go through waves of creativity? Confession: sometimes I don’t feel inspired. That is one of the reasons why I do blog to continually be in a habit of looking for inspiration and simultaneously try to inspire others. I love the idea to “create something new today” because sometimes I need an extra push to create.
I sure do love a clear night sky with the constellations popping as if I can reach out and grab them. Now you can see the stars everyday with this roundup of constellation items.
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This morning it felt like fall was here. The air was cold and crisp and I wore a sweatshirt to work. Maybe that’s why today I am leaning towards houndstooth patterns. I am also in love with black and white contrasts so this is one vintage pattern that can look really modern.
Do you like houndstooth? Looking for more Prints + Patterns + Spaces?
I know the title sounds confusing – gingham and modern? How could that be? I truly think these items look current, modern and gone are the yester-years of your grandmother’s gingham. Let’s bring this awesome pattern into 2012.
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Keeping with the understated “beach” theme this week I thought it would be fun to round-up some great herringbone prints! Herringbone is a pattern that resembles the bones of a fish and are mostly used in textiles and interiors. I love the woven look and how different colors enhance the pattern.
What do you think about herringbone?
Check out these amazing herringbone DIYs!
How to Create a Herringbone Tabletop by This Old House
How To Herringbone Chair by Martha Stewart
I’m obsessed with prints, patterns and spaces. I love seeing a repeating theme in decor and I think patterns are a great way to add these bursts of personality. One of my favorite patterns is geometric triangles. I love how modern they are and the way that they can transform a space.
What are your favorite patterns?