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DIY Christmas Decor

13 Dec
1. 3-D Wooden Heart Ornament… buy it here or make your own out of red felt & string. 
2. Stockings made of felt & pom poms 
3. Shinny Satin Christmas Tree… made out of a pile of gold pillows 
4. A advent calendar made out of baby socks via Martha Stweart
5. Red & White Mitten Garland… buy it here via Lovely Clusters or make your own using felt, scissors and some tread. 

A Cup of Tea…

30 Aug



I have been on the hunt lately for vintage teacups to hang under my kitchen cabinets, which got me thinking about other creative uses for both teacups and teapots. Aren’t this images just lovely?! Of course, flowers in a tea cup isn’t exactly the most creative idea, but I still love the concept. My favorite of the bunch is the first one of the teacup light fixture, how unexpected. All of these ideas would look great in my apartment. Now I just have to find the perfect teacups for each project. The joy of the hunt continues…

{photo credit via: 1: vi.sualize.us 2: Gordon Gossip 3: unknown 4: Duet-Weddings; 5: Code For Something}

Candy Girl… You Are My World

31 Mar
Love Candy Print $25, MadeByGirl

I have been eying this print above from MadeByGirl for quite some time now but couldn’t decided which color to get. Although I love color and simply can’t see decorating with out it, there is something about the subdued effect of the newly featured Seafoam Love Candy Print that I love. I think it would look absolutely perfect in my bedroom.

I recently discovered MadeByGirl when I first started reading Jennifer’s blog, and since then I have been following her postings for the past 6 months now. Her blog is AMAZING! Filled with so much C.O.L.O.R (which I adore) and tons of inspiration! Not to mention shes an amazing designer as well… check out her Etsy shop & her website for unique and eco-friendly cards & prints.

Enjoy!

If These’s Walls Could Talk…

19 Mar

I came across this “fashionista” wall paper a few weeks back and every since I have been killing myself trying to figure out what website I found it one. I can’t for the life of me remember. I so wish I could find it again. I would love to wall paper the inside of my closet with this print. How fabulous would that be?!?


If only, these walls could talk… they would tell me where to find this wall paper!!!

Color Me Purple!

15 Mar
Photo Credit: Home & Garden
via peacockfeatheres.blogspot.com

I came across this absolutely stunning image on one of my new favorite recently discovered blogs… Peacock Feathers. Purple is my FAVORITE color and well… I’ve always been a sucker for Purple & Gold… my high school colors along with the LA Lakers =) So its not a surprise that I love this decor! I would love to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in this room… sipping some acai berry green tea and watching a classic Audrey Hepburn Film, possibly crocheting a lovely scraf as well. Awww… the good life!

Kisses!
FC

p.s. Wouldn’t that wall paper featured be amazing in my boudoir!!! I can see it on a beautiful extravagant handmade headboard or even hung on the inside of one of these beautiful birdcage armories that I covet.

Note to self: Conduct web search for similar wall paper ASAP.

Mirror Inspiration via DominoMag.com

31 Jan
Introducing my next weekend project…
Mirror Recessed Windows

photo credit: Ditte Isager via dominomag.com

Below instructions provided by dominomag.com I decided to re post in its entirety as the website will no longer exisit in the near future =(

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• Line side panels or walls with mirrors and voilà: Light from any direction bounces around (kind of like a Pong game), suffusing the room.

• Just glue the glass panels onto the walls with mirror adhesive, or for a more finished effect, frame with decorative molding. (All mirrors will need some temporary support while drying; heavy mirrors may require permanent hardware.)

Antiqued mirror (similar to shown) Custom from $30/square foot, sundialschwartz.com for information. Mirror adhesive GE silicone #2 clear $3.72 homedepot.com for stores. Tray with stand Washed woven rattan $225 Barclay Butera (949) 650-8570.

Oh No!!! ….Domino

31 Jan

Well… I stepped away from the blog world for a week only to return to the worst news ever. Domino Magazine like many others has been hit by the economic down turn and will be closing shop, with their last issue being March 2009. I truly am devastated!!!


Now as you know my first love is fashion… but I think fashion, home decor & design go hand in hand and honestly Domino is the one magazine that I HAVE to have and the one that I constantly revisit. With my fashion magazines I usually hang on to them for a little while before doing a clean sweep, collecting tear sheets for inspiration and then purging the actually magazine… but with Domino, every page is inspiring and in result I save the entire issue. (I only wish I had all the back issues. Sad but true fact: I was a little late in the game in terms of realizing Domino’s wonderfulness)

Domino Magazine you will be missed!!!

For more blog post’s about the effect of this devastating news click below:
Decor8
Create H
Design*Sponge
WWD Media
The Frisky

Also check out “A Note From Domino”:

Dear readers

It is with very heavy hearts that we say farewell. Over the last 4 years, in 28 issues, we have done our best to create a great magazine. We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something. In this tough economy, however, we simply weren’t able to get the advertising support we needed.

As domino evolved, we never lost sight of our original democratic premise. Looking back at the manifesto we published in the premiere issue, the first tenet of domino is still the truest: Home should make you happy. We hope we have played a part in making this come true for you.

Love,
All the editors of domino

*Reposted via Dominomag.com