The Design Happens crew packed our warmest parkas and trendiest scarves (Grant packed his bow tie collection!) and headed to this week’s Altitude Design Summit in beautiful Salt Lake City. Isn’t the view amazing?
We’ll be posting photos of our favorite bloggers, design elements and scenery all week long. Follow Design Happens on Twitter and HGTV on Instagram to see what we’re up to. And if you’re at Alt, too, come say hi to Grant, Briana and me!
If you’re a devoted Design Happens reader, then you know editor-in-chief Grant Dudley loves crazy, colorful socks and bow ties. And I’m sure you’ve noticed that feminine bows, both large and small, have completely taken over the fashion world. Whether they’re clipped to your shoes, emblazoned on a sweater or dangling on a necklace, bows are eve-ry-where. So Grant, the bow ties in this picture are just for you!
Heels / Cake / Bow Tie Print / White Dress / Place Setting / Bow Scarf / Lemon Bow / Hair Bow / Dog Bow Tie
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It’s no secret that I love bow ties. But just when I thought bow ties couldn’t get more fun — this came along.
Fellas, show up at your holiday party wearing one of these stylish wooden bow ties and you’re sure to catch the room’s attention.
From Two Guys Bow Ties
Yes, I’m ordering one — Merry Christmas to me!
Yes, I’m back on the topic of celebrities. I promise I’m not a stalker — but really, does a stalker know that he or she is a stalker? I’ll ponder that one later. In the meantime…
Architectural Digest is showcasing the closets of Mariah Carey, Elton John, Brooke Shields and other stars. My favorite closet featured is the one that hotelier Steve Wynn had designed for his Las Vegas home.
INSPIRATION: WALK-IN CLOSET IDEAS FROM HGTV
AD100 interior designer Roger Thomas created this closet.
What caught my eye was Steve’s impressive tie racks (on the right). Uh, yeah — my ties are hanging crazily on three coat hangers along with several belts. And, I won’t even discuss how my poor bow ties are stored. It’s all very shameful. But, I digress.
Tell me about your dream closet, or tell me what closet disasters you have going on.
This bow tie, with two distinct patterns washed in bright hues, has made my Monday.
What’s your take on men wearing bow ties? Do you like the look?
When I was a kid, I was so proud when presenting my dad with the greatest Father’s Day gift ever…a new tie…with a pair of dress socks. But as I look around the desks of my coworkers at HGTV, I’ve noticed there are a lot of proud papas displaying hand-painted picture frames and coffee mugs decorated by their kids. Um, where was I when my friends were making these one-of-a-kind treasures? (Sorry Dad, we were jipped! I’m going to totally make it up to you.) Keeping up the fine tradition of Father’s Day crafts, here are four easy DIY presents perfect for burgeoning artists of all ages to make for their deserving dads.
- The Hand-Painted Grill Platter: This ideal gift for grill-lovin’ dads is great for younger kids who enjoy painting. Moms will appreciate the minimal materials list. Why not decorate a set of six for a whole afternoon of fun? One for burgers…one for steaks…fish…kabobs…
- The Custom Valet Tray: The Dad with his pockets full of everything-that-jingles will love this present. Change, keys, wallet, phone and whatever else he carries around will fit right into this kid-customized tray (To my Dad…That chair in your closet heaping with your pocket supplies won’t do anymore). And what child doesn’t want to paint all over something new and clean?
- The Stitched Card: The day wouldn’t be complete without an “Happy Father’s Day” card. So, why not make one this year? We love this tie-stitched-card from Make and Takes for its simple and adorable appearance. It’s an easy activity for youngsters to teens, though Moms may want to help little ones with punching the holes. I’m definitely going to have to make this for my dad. Although, I wonder if I could poke holes in a flower pattern to match his 1980′s ties?
- The Painterly Silhouette: While it might be a little challenging for the tiny guys, this DIY art project from Design Sponge is a great idea for tweens and teens. From cowboy boots to saddlebacks, bow ties to bowler hats, pick one of dad’s favorite possessions to silhouette. Then frame it so he can proudly display it at home or work. Or you can just make one for yourself because, let’s be honest, it’s really cool.
So which craft would your Dad most enjoy receiving? Or which project would your kids most enjoy making for him?
Tell us in the comments below.