I was pitched with the idea to create a Florida inspired style board and as usual, I could not make just one.
How does a foreigner like me, goes about creating a style board for Florida – a place I have never visited? Well, with inspiration by hear-say, tv-shows-see, blogger friend’s home tours and a lot of imagination. For good measure I did some more research (read: I looked at really pretty interior photos).
Made new art for our walls. Literally – tongue in cheek – ART, with a touch of pop. This is my best yet and a good step towards filling what hubby calls my “army of frames”. You might have gotten a glimpse of the 2nd printable in our 15 minute accent wall post.
Check out how to make your own and grab the free printables.
Let’s talk about throw pillows and decorative pillowcases! I told you here how pillows is a work in progress (like everything else in our house – which I like; keeps things from getting boring).
Well, I have pinned a ton of pillowcases but they get lost and mixed among my other pins. A whole post with 76 different decorative pillows, where everything is together, makes more sense to my forgetful brain that has decided that “enough already with that pest called memory!” and refuses to remember anything vital – like decorative pillowcases.
I gathered 76 (seventy six!) tropical, textured, black and white, boho chic, even leather decorative pillows and pillowcases as a quick style guide. From $2 to over $1000 – granted, I am not going to buy a $1000 pillowcase any time soon but, it doesn’t hurt looking. ^^
I am at the happy place where I – finally – have plenty of wall frames to fill with photos, art and quotes. How about a happy go lucky message that combines three of this year’s trends? And two free printables with some diamond vectors?
Something sparkly like – say – diamonds, some gold for extra glamour and a decisive touch of yellow.
Armoires, while so practical, are often bulky and can be hard to style. I have seen them pushed in the corner of a room, often used as catch-all wardrobes, towering over everything, like a giant living in Hobbiton. Being into sleek, low profile furniture myself, I did not think I was up to par, styling one.
Or so I thought, until Chairish invited me to style an armoire for their Spring Refresh challenge. After looking around their armoire collection (and doing some soul searching “can I do this?”), I replied with a nerdy “challenge accepted” and actually got so inspired that made not one but, four style boards to share with you.
My crystal ball shines brightly (gave it a good polish earlier) and is ready to predict this year’s trends.
Design trends always mirror the combined economic and social momentum. When the finances were in a rather dim condition the past few years, frugal living and curb alert saves were not just necessary but also – thanks to bloggers -they became the new cool.
It seems finances are getting all better and interior design trends mirror that. Spoiler: 2016 will be the year of gold and diamonds.