Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Hats

Typically I'm not a hat girl. But recently, during my daily commute to and from work, my head has been pretty chilly. Knitted hats are cute, but always turn my hair into static-central. I've realized that a felted wool hat might be the most practical and stylish option. They come in a variety of styles including wide brim or fedora and can be found with accents such as studs, buckles, ribbons or bows.

Winter Hats

Wide brim hat

Accessorize fedora hat

Felt hat
$49 -

Benetton woolen cap

Sole Society gray brim hat

Felt hat

Rag Bone fedora hat
$165 -

Floppy hat
$36 -

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pinecone Decor

Few things remind me of winter more then the look and smell of pinecones. With a couple of dollars and a little time, create pinecone decor that will give your home the feel of the holidays and wintertime. A bag of pinecones can be found at a number of stores or you can take the time to collect them outside. Check out these easy pinecone decor ideas that will give your home the look of the season.

1. Tie ribbon or string around pinecones to display them as tree ornaments.
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 2. Having a dinner party or entertaining for the holidays? Create name card holders by simply creating a slice about halfway down the middle of a pinecone.
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 3. Attach pinecones in various sizes to a wreath form. Add glittery ornaments or a pretty bow for added sparkle.
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4. Carve out round openings in the tops of pinecones and use as holders for candle sticks.
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5. String pinecones along a simple string or ribbon to create seasonal garland.
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 6. Paint pinecones or dip in glitter for a pop of color. Arrange in a vase or bowl and display as a centerpiece.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A White Christmas (Tree)

I've noticed recently that white Christmas trees are becoming quite the trend. They are a pretty and unique alternative to a traditional tree, and are the perfect backdrop for brightly colored ornaments. Stick with specific color scheme or incorporate as many colors as possible for a cheery, eye-catching look. Or keep it a little simpler with a single color or shades of a single color for an ombre feel. A white tree like this can be used in almost any setting, but is especially nice for a home in a warm location because of its light almost beach-like feel.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Floral Arrangements: Pink + Purple

Lately I've seen quite a few breathtaking floral arrangements that incorporate various shades of pink and purple. Stick with two or three different types of flowers for a simpler look, or combine additional shades for a more eclectic mix. Roses, peonies, and tulips are a few popular flowers that fall into this color range. This color combination is a perfect way to give any wedding or event a romantic feel.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Christmas Tree

Living in a three story walk-up does not necessarily mix well with getting a traditional, live Christmas tree. The walk up and down the stairs with a tree seems a little daunting, not to mention the pine needle mess that would inevitably ensue. So we've begun a little search for the "perfect" fake tree. If you've ever ventured into the world of fake Christmas trees, you know that they come in a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They come with white lights, colored lights, or no lights at all.

If you know anything about me then you know that I have trouble pulling the trigger when it comes to making almost any type of purchase. Weighing every single possible option is most certainly my strong suit. So I decided to give up my say in the search and leave it to my better half, Ryan, to make the final decision. We settled on a little Charlie Brown tree that couldn't be more perfect. Not only is it cute as can be, but it'll be a nice reminder to be thankful for the little things this holiday season!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Coral Decor

Coral is a color that I have noticed in many interiors and home products recently, and it's the perfect mix of pink and orange that can brighten almost any space. An ideal compliment for navy, aqua, or gray, coral provides a fresh pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic or neutral scheme. Incorporate this popular trend through accessories such as throw pillows, lamps, vases, artwork, or other accessories. Being that there are many different shades of coral, it's easy to find the shade that is perfect for your home.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Decorating Shelves

Unsure about how to decorate open shelving? Incorporate a variety of decorative items to add visual interest. Start by instantly adding color or pattern to a space by painting or wallpapering the inside back of a bookcase or set of shelves. Simplify the overall look of your shelves and prevent them from looking cluttered by adding only one or two decorative items per shelf. If you have multiple items to display, try setting them up in groups of two or three for a more organized look.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Door Mat

It's not to late to add a little last minute Halloween decor to your door step. Create this fun and easy spiderweb-covered door mat just in time for trick-or-treaters to arrive. It will add just the right amount of spook without being too scary. All you need is a simple, solid colored door mat and a small roll of rope. Lay out each piece of rope to determine what you want your spider web to look like. Once you've finalized your design, attach the rope with a glue gun so that it's sturdy. Proudly display your your custom door mat year after year!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Painted Headboards

Every bedroom looks a bit more complete with some sort of headboard. If you're tight on space or budget, consider creating a painted headboard directly on the wall behind your bed. Measure and paint a simple rectangle for an added field of color. Or opt for more detail by using a stencil -- this will give a high-end look without too much effort. An even easier option is a wall decal. These work best on flat, clean surfaces, so if you have a wall with any texture to it then this isn't the best option for you. Visit for a large selection of wall decals.

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