Monday, January 30, 2012

Ottoman Inspiration

We have a little house project in the works at my house. We raised our bed and now our little dog can't jump up on the bed, so we need some sort of an ottoman as her "step stool". I'm not quite sure exactly what I want so I pulled together a few inspirational pieces.

Why I Love: First of all I love the velvet fabric! This is an option where the fabric is completely wrapped around the frame. Very simple, but cute none the less.

Why I Love: I was immediately drawn to the details in the legs. The white legs with a bright fabric really pop.

Why I Love: I do love the idea of two small separate pieces. The shape of this ottoman is perfect and could easily be made into a storage piece.

Why I Love: I am on the hunt for mirrored side tables so a mirrored ottoman would tie right in. Not crazy about this fabric, but love the frame!

Why I Love: Both of these pieces are a more traditional style with a modern tribal print. I love the size them. They would go great at the end of the bed and would give my dog plenty of room to jump.

Why I Love: We all know I love velvet, but I love this piece because of the silver finish. Since I am using mirrored bed side tables this would be a cheap alternative for my ottoman.

Why I Love: I do love white, but I love these nail heads even more. Creating a fun pattern out of nail heads adds unique character to the piece.
There is my inspiration so far. Now it's time to do a little shopping and get all the details to my hubby who will actually be making the piece. I'll be sure to post a step by step how to when we start and unveil what choices we made! Be inspired and create!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Look of the Week: Bonus Look

I've got two great looks for this week! One casual and one a bit more dressy. I got a great response from our first look when I pinned it on Pinterest the other day so I decided to throw it in as a bonus for our Look of the Week.

Get the Look
Why I love: Perfect afternoon errand running outfit.

Faux Leather Jacket

Fedora Hat

Tassel End Scarf
From: Forever21

Square Sunglasses
From: Forever21
Get the Look
Why I love: Cute enough to wear out for the night, while still staying comfortable.

Chiffon Blouse
From: Alloy

Chiffon Blouse
From: Nastygal

Faux Fur Vest
From: Alloy

Skinny Jeans
From: Forever21

Ankle Bootie

Ankle Bootie
From: ASOS

Get to shopping!  Hope you like them as much as I do. Be inspired and create!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Decorating with Chairs

An easy way to introduce color or style into a room is to carefully select your furnishings. Chairs serve a functional purpose but can also play a large role in how your room looks and feels.

Gold Dining Chairs

I love these chairs! The gold trim with black velvet cushions look stunning. Not only are the colors gorgeous but the detailing is phenomenal. These chairs are definitely my favorite aspect of this space.


Now here is a splash of color. I love the velvet rainbow fabric on the top chair. With a wide range of color it is sure to fit into any space. The bottom chairs would make great occasional chairs or would make fun dining chairs.

Wing back Chairs

Wing back chairs are timeless. They look great reupholstered and modernized. I especially love the color of these fabrics and the color choices for the wood trim. The white wash and yellow trim really pops against the teal fabric.

Gold and White

I think I'll take two of these! The white and gold are a refreshing color combination. The nail heads and design elements of the frame add unique characteristics.

Pop of Blue

I'm a big fan of this chair style, but I love how they added a splash of blue to the back. Minimal color can make a big statement in an all white room.

Cool Hues

These chairs will make a bold statement, but since they represent the "cool" family they won't be overwhelming. They would make a great office, craft room or girls room chair.

Suite case Chair

So this is probably one of the most unique chairs I've ever seen. An old suite case turned chair. It's a clever idea and is definitely a conversation piece. Perfect for the vintage lover.


Here is a great twist to your typical zebra print chair. Combining a print and a solid harmonizes the chair without allowing the print to become to busy and overwhelming. I love the navy and white!

Now it's your turn to find some fabulous chairs! Be inspired and create!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I Spy Something Chevron

Undoubtedly the hottest pattern of 2011, Chevron has consumed the design industries. A notable craze from the year was when Target introduced their Missoni line. The collection was inspired by  a variety of geometric shapes with a large emphasis on the chevron pattern. This print has been popping  in home decor, the fashion industry, wedding decor, and everyday accessories, including cell phone cases and home organizers.

Interior Chevron

This is definitely a chevron statement! Looking through the pillows you can see the different widths and manipulations of the print along with a variety of colors. A fun print deserves fun color, don't be afraid to go bold. Painting chevron on a wall is fairly simple and makes a great focal point. We'll touch more on this at the end.

A classic wing back chair with a modern twist. Traditional chairs are easy to find at flea markets or garage sales and they look great with a little TLC. These chairs look stunning and will make great conversation pieces.

Now this is a bold courageous decision! Turning your kitchen into a chevron masterpiece will definitely catch your eye. A back splash is not an easy or cheap project to re-do, so you better make sure you are all in! This is a great way to turn your kitchen from drab to fab.

Accent chairs are a great way to incorporate a small dose of chevron print. I love the yellow painted trim with the black print.

Everyday home accessories can be found in this popular print everywhere! The throw was from Targets Missoni collection and I found these stone coasters from Etsy.

Fashion Chevron





Clutch with Chevron Interior

The fashion world has equally contributed to the madness of chevron. Dresses, shirts, accessories even shoes can be found in this print. I found some fabulous tops and dresses that have perfectly incorporated the popular pattern.

DIY: Painted Chevron

I have put together steps to help you paint your own chevron wall!
You will need:
                  1.Painters tape

Step 1
Draw a line where you want the bottom of your first chevron triangle to be.

Step 2

Make a triangle template out of cardboard. Place the bottom of the triangle on your line.

Step 3
 Tape off the top of the triangle. Move your template along the wall as shown.

Step 4
Use your ruler to measure how far down from the center of your triangle you want your next triangle to be placed.
Step 5
Repeat steps 1-3
This is what your wall should look like.

Step 6
Repeat steps 1-5 until you have your desired number of rows. Paint in between your tapers paint. Remember to paint one row and leave the next your wall color.  
 I hope you find this useful and inspiring! If you like what you've seen I'd love to hear your comments. Be inspired and create!