Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Carly Ahlman Design Etsy Shop

The Carly Ahlman Design Etsy shop is officially underway. Check it out often to see the growing collection of two-of-a-kind throw pillows. All throw pillows are sold in pairs, and won't be repeated. Once they're sold, they're gone for good! Additional two-of-a-kind pairs are added to the shop on a regular basis. All fabrics are high-end, designer quality. Perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, dens, and any other room that needs a pop of color or pattern!

Photo: Carly Ahlman Design Etsy
Photo: Carly Ahlman Design Etsy
Photo: Carly Ahlman Design Etsy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pastel Easter Decor

Decorating with pastels is the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday. Incorporate pastels through dyed eggs, vases, floral arrangements and throw pillows. Bring these items into your home just for the holiday, or keep them around for the entire Spring season. Incorporate this trend more permanently by adding a pastel piece of furniture, reupholstering an existing piece, or painting a wall or room.

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Photo: Decor 8
Photo: Etsy
Photo: Stylish Spoon
Photo: Style Carrot
Photo: Trendzona

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wall Tapestries

After moving into our white-walled rental apartment, I immediately tried to think of unique ways to decorate our relatively tall walls. After hanging our framed artwork, posters, and photos, the place still needed something. While browsing my favorite websites for something unique, I came across a world map wall tapestry at Urban Outfitters. In true fashion, I waited and waited for it to go on sale (not because it was expensive, but because I can't bear to purchase anything full price), and it never did. I had almost forgotten about it until a recent Sunday afternoon when my boyfriend and I wandered into a local Urban Outfitters. After scouring their home section for the tapestry without much luck, I was almost ready to throw in the towel when I saw something black and white folded up and tucked another item. There it was... AND it was on sale for $9.99!

Here it is hung on our main TV wall. Like the look? Search on Urban Outfitters and World Market for similar looks.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Pastels

It finally feels like Spring is here, and this long, cold winter is over (if you live in the Northeast then you probably share my extreme relief)! It's time to break out the Spring wardrobe. I'm pretty excited about a trend that I've been seeing everywhere recently, pastels. Light versions of lavender, orange, turquoise, and pink can evoke a pretty and feminine look. Mix pastel accessories or articles of clothing with white or washed out chambray for a complete look.

Spring Pastels