If you’ve been following closely, you know that I moved into an old house at the beginning of the year. Since then, I’ve been working to collect pieces to make my cozy cottage feel even homier. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered this super cute wooden state sign on Pinterest.
The Pine Nuts offers all states and has a selection of other fun shapes in 12 vibrant colors. Don’t see anything you like? No worries – The Pine Nuts takes custom orders, so you can be as imaginative as you want!
I’ll take one of each, please.
You guessed correctly if you chose answer B. Designer Madelyn Simon brought the outdoors in with this stand-out wall hanging that consists of 740 individual silk roses.
We randomly chose one person from the comments, and franrayhorn13 is the winner of an HGTV notebook. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
Last week I mentioned how my apartment’s blank walls had to go.
Dorm rooms are typically already equipped with a set of furniture, and while it’s nice to not have to furnish an entire room or apartment out of your own pocket, it definitely makes creating your own personal style difficult. Your empty dorm walls become, quite literally, your blank canvas. Some residence halls will even let you paint – with the agreement that you promise to repaint at the end of the year.
But if you find you can’t paint and your walls are so fragile that a nail might send pieces of drywall crashing to the ground, don’t go running for the Scarface poster just yet. There are plenty of simple but creative ways to decorate, even on a college student’s budget.
3 Tricks to Try
Ever hear of this? Me either!
Carnovsky for Blik
What will the kids think of next?
It’s usually bad to be called a wallflower, right? Well, not in this case. These pretty metal wall flowers from Pottery Barn Kids make a statement that is anything but shy.
They’re so big and glossy, and just kind of pop, right? It’s National Garden Month but because I have a terrible habit of killing plants — I ought to be studying HGTV Gardens more — I thought indoor metal flowers would be safer for me. Don’t let the fact that they come from Pottery Barn Kids fool you. I think these 3D blooms would dazzle anywhere from a barn wedding to a bathroom. So, go on and put the petal to the metal. (Tee hee.)
Jewelry storage is a huge problem for me. I have an overflowing jewelry box, an overloaded jewelry stand, and several jewelry catch-alls that are at capacity. So you know I’m swooning over this bathroom by Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors Inc.
I love the idea of bringing all your baubles out in the open, and turning them into an arresting (and easily accessible) display. I’m also digging the way that a lot of the colors in the beads complement the colors of the bathroom itself. Hesitant about taking over an entire wall? This DIY jewelry organizer is another charming way to show off your charms.
The calming effect of a gently swaying mobile has been long used to sooth babies in their cribs. But would you use them to decorate a baby-free space?
The designer of the Oras mobiles above describes these pieces as, “wall sculptures — part mobile, part hanging art.” Personally, I’d love to use a mobile in a large-scale living room, a refined office, or on a porch replacing a wind chime. Think: Alexander Calder.
What about you? Do you think they’re juvenile or just right?
After rummaging through my favorite blogs this week, I was simply overwhelmed with all of the choices available when it comes to design — you can can go ultra-girly, you can go ultra-masculine, you can put houseplants in a desk, you can learn to break dance with good design…. The choice is yours! Read on to figure out what on earth I’m talking about.
From All the Mountains
It’s the first Friday of spring! I’ve been inspired by the daffodils peeking up through the cold ground and want to bring you some inspiration, too — literally. This week we’re giving you the chance to win a set of alphabet photography blocks from Everyday Art, which spell out “inspire.”
Each photo letter is available in both color and black and white, and there are four different photos for each letter. Check out a couple of options for A:
These 1/2″ blocks are made from composite material and are scratch resistant, moisture resistant and will not fade over time. What I love most about them is that the photo blocks come ready-to-mount and you can spell out anything you want, from your name to a favorite saying.
All you have to do to win is answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, March 29. Be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
This Week’s Question
Punxsutawney Phil may have declared six more weeks of winter, but the blog world has a case of spring fever. Whether it’s a unique planter or a color warm-up, our favorite bloggers are buzzing.
We love the book-geek charm of these planters:
Photos from All the Mountains