Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Backsplash Personality

Adding or changing your kitchen's backsplash can be an easy way to liven up the space while incorporating a bit of personality. If your kitchen is good shape but in need of a little pick-me-up, then this is a great way to add style and value. Get inspired by these unique ideas!

Spice things up with pretty patterns and bright colors, or keep it calm with neutral colored tiles. Not into tiles? Consider a large slab of marble, or field stones for a different look.

Photo: Decor8
Photo: Delight By Design
Photo: Design*Sponge

Photo: HGTV

Photo: House Of Turquoise

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Front Door First Impression

We all know that first impressions are unbelievably important (and if you don't, you should!). It's the first thought that always sticks in someone's mind after meeting you. So why should it be any different for your home? A front door is the first impression that people get when seeing your home, so make it a memorable one.

There are a ton of ways to personalize your front door to make it just the way you want it. My favorite tip is to go bold and paint the door in your favorite color. Yellows, blues, and reds add personality while maintaining an effortlessly classic look. Keep the trim bright white to really make the door color pop. Add accessories that coordinate with the style of your home such as a hanging mailbox, plant or flower pots, sconces, and house numbers. Soon enough you'll have an unforgettable front door that will have it's very own group of admirers!

Photo: Better Homes & Gardens

Photo: Elle Apparel

Photo: Martha Stewart

Photo: Mary Elizabeth Inspire

Photo: Modern Cottage
Photo: Real Simple

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Totally Nailed It

Typically I'm not much of a nail polish wearer - mostly because I don't have the patience to let my nails dry. But these creative manicures might have just given me the motivation to sit still!

Whether you're getting ready for a special event or just want to look stylish in your everyday life, having clean, polished nails is key. Add a polka dot here and a bit of glitter there for nails that are sure to attract plenty of attention. Get inspired by these fun, do-able manicure ideas, and paint away!

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Lyndar the Merciless
Photo: Melificent
Photo: Reason to Breathe
Photo: Scandinavian Chic

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Wedding Cupcake

Right now I'm loving wedding cupcakes. I know, I know, you're thinking "Cupcakes for a wedding? Eh... I'm not so sure". Well don't worry, because I'm sure, and soon enough you will be too. Of course, wedding cakes are classic and lovely, but sometimes wedding cupcakes can be just as beautiful.

The icing on these particular cupcakes can imitate your chosen centerpiece or bouquet flowers, which will tie everything together perfectly. Use multiple colors on each cupcake, or stick with just one. Either way, it will create a breathtaking cupcake display. And... who doesn't love cupcakes? I sure do. Yum!

Photo: Food and Cook
Photo: French Knot
Photo: Glorious Treats
Photo: The Cupcake Studio