2 Florida Inspired Style Boards (& tips to create your own backyard paradise)

2 Florida Inspired Style Boards (& tips to create your own backyard paradise)

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Florida inspired decor style boards by twoPlusCute

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).

Check out what I came up with. ūüėČ

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Art Literally (+ 2 free printables)

Art Literally (+ 2 free printables)

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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.

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15 Minute Accent Wall (with electrical tape!)

15 Minute Accent Wall (with electrical tape!)

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DIY accent wall with electrical tape by TwoPlusCute

 

This was THE easiest DIY, ever. And the fastest. And renter friendly. And super ultra cheap. Did I mention easy?

I told you how I painted the final living room – our accent wallhere. Well, even though I went a tone or two darker than the rest of the walls, it was simply, plain. Too plain.

Ain’t plain anymore and the best part is, I can change it anytime I want.

And it looks pretty good.

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Pillowtalk: 76 pillows for every – decorative – mood

Pillowtalk: 76 pillows for every – decorative – mood

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Pillowtalk 76 decorative pillowcases and pillows by TwoPlusCute

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. ^^

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Shine! Diamond Art (+ free printables)

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SPARKLE diamond free printable art header by TwoPlusCute

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.

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Styling an Armoire (or four…)

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Styling an Armoire post header by TwoPlusCute

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.

Let’s style an armoire (or four)!

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The 5 Hottest Home & Decor Design Trends for 2016

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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 Рthanks 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.

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