Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Make your home cozy with cableknits: Not just for sweaters.

Happy Humpday! Wherever you are, I hope you are getting your pumpkins carved and replacing that Halloween candy you already ate!

Have you been seeing all these cozy cableknits? They are everywhere!

These little cuties can take you all the way through Thanksgiving with style- just like the lazy girl suggested.

Etsy Cableknit Pumpkins
Holiday festivities are quickly approaching! Be ready to thank your hostess properly with one of these!


If you are industrious and good with knitting needles, try this DIY from Thimbleanna

I wish I was that talented!

There's nothing more cozy on a cool fall day than curling up with a cableknit blanket. 

Naturally, you can find one at Restoration Hardware. A bit pricey, but fantastic, nonetheless. 

Italian Wool and Alpaca Throw
Here's a brilliant idea for those past-their-prime sweaters in your closet!

Wonderful Re-purposed Cableknit Candle Sleeves
And, if you love the look but are just too hot natured to embrace this trend, try this from our friends at Pottery Barn:

It is actually wax, not sweater material! Awesomesauce! 

Don't forget to send us your proudest DIY projects for a chance to win a prize from Twinkle Star gifts!

Monday, October 28, 2013

An indoor rock wall to adore!

2-story indoor stone wall, stone fireplace, stone veneer

Happy Monday! We're spotlighting this fab rock wall to get your week started right! 

Chris, one of our go-to contractors, and his wife Kelly are serious DIY enthusiasts. You may recall that he helped Patrick build the uber-awesome farm table and has pitched in on more than a few Decor You Adore projects. We even featured their dining room-turned-pool-hall awhile back. 

Well, they're at it again and with gusto! They started with this:

Although beautiful and certainly dramatic since it IS a 2-story room, it's still kind of your average builder basic...boring.

They decided to take it up a notch...

Here's one of the first pics of their progress:!


And, here's the finished project:

This is so cool! It definitely adds warmth and character to the room. Bonus: when they decide to sell, it puts their home way ahead of others of similar style and price.

Have you attempted a DIY project? Small or large, we'd love to hear about it and see lots of pics. Maybe we'll even feature it on our blog. If you're featured, we will send you one of our favorite home decor finds, a monogrammed candle from Twinkle Star gifts. Email us today and showcase your hard work!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Flea Market FIND! A DIY Collection lamp; must drink more wine!

Today I'm sharing a project I've been working on diligently for two years.
wine cork demijohn lamp

Some smart person took a vintage demi-john wine jug and turned it into a lamp. I loved the color and the size of it from the second I saw it. It's gigantic: about 2 1/2 feet tall with the shade.
This is what it looked like when I found it.
 I enjoy crocheting from time to time, but I wouldn't say I'm a yarn-lover by any means. And you know I could never leave that pink yarn in there. I don't know why, but I've never liked pink.

 I never intended to use it as I found it with the balls of yarn, but I could see how someone could pull that off. Wine corks actually were not my first thought either. I thought about pinecones, or possibly shells, although that brings back visions of those 1980's fillable lamps. 
This can still be done tastefully.

This one by Homeroad is really cute.

Thinking ahead to Christmas decorating, ornaments might be cute. 

But alas, my love of wine corks won out and I became a serious collector.

I drank and I drank and I drank. No, just kidding, I didn't drink all that wine! My friends all helped me with my design "problem"! What are friends for after all?

This is what it looked like after three months of serious dedication. Good grief! Must. Drink. More!

And after two years of leaving it at the beach house for others to assist, it's almost full. I'm so proud. 

 What do you think? Isn't it glorious in it's unique-ness? I'm in love (and not because I've been drinking).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Designer

Lately, we've been swamped with questions about how to tackle some tricky design dilemmas. When you have an odd shaped room, a dated design, or a wonky elephant in the room, it's time to hire a professional. 


    1. Designers help you realize your vision

Professional designers can creatively take your vision and bring it to life. A professional designer will listen to your wants and needs and translate that into something that will work for your family.

Our most popular package is the Some Like It Haute! With this service, our clients receive a detailed mood board with selections of specific products to purchase.  

    2. Designers don’t just make things “pretty”

Designers take a strategic path to effectively create a room paying attention to details like scale, proportion, personal style and budget.
Source: House Beautful

   3. Designers know when to break the rules

The thoughtful use of design theory and principles, grids and ratios, psychology and color theory may be the rules that designers follow, but a good designer knows when to veer off the beaten path. Who would have thought that lavender grass cloth wallpaper could work? A designer; and she was right!
lavendar grasscloth wallpaper, purple interior design
Source: House Beautiful

   4. Designers can see past visual clutter

A good designer can develop strong concepts that will stand out amongst the visual clutter of kids’ toys and a pile of laundry, revealing the best design solution for your space.

brick fireplace renovation, slate modern fireplace
A good designer has the vision to foresee this dated brick fireplace becoming this amazing modern marvel.

   5. Designers are worth their weight in gold

Every budget can benefit from a designer’s eye. Even a 30 minute design consultation at an hourly rate can give you the guidance to implement some of your own concepts. Totally lost? Let a designer walk you through the process: Our Devil's In the Details package can provide you with design service from start to finish. A perfect example is our client's playroom shown here:

playroom before and after, interior design services
It's hard to imagine this office transformed into a little girl's dream playroom.

Very happy clients indeed! See this playroom reveal here.

Many of our clients want to implement the design plan on their own timeline. Once a PLAN is in place it's easy to add items as they go on sale or when your budget allows. As a matter of fact, our most popular service is our "Some Like it Haute" package. Click on the link to read more about this. It makes an excellent Christmas gift too!

interior design services, interior design mood board

We are offering a special rate of $200 for the month of November on our Haute package (a savings of $50).  

Spaces are filling up fast, so if you'd like us to come take a look at your room, contact us right away and your dream room will be ready in time for Christmas!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Web Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects to Try This Weekend

Hey Y'all! TGIF! We're looking forward to the weekend with these fab fall temps! A great weekend to put on a crockpot of chili!

In addition to yummy fall treats, you can make this weekend a productive one too. Try one of these great ideas and make your home just a bit cozier!

Priyam at Simple Joys decorated her stairs for Halloween.

Cheryl at the Tidy Mom blog made this cute Monogram Wreath for fall. You know we adore a fall porch!

In non-seasonal news, Traci at Beneath My Heart crafted her own file cabinet for her office.

If you can sew a straight line, you can make custom window treatments for your home. Just ask Liz from Designing Domesticity.

 EcoSalon shows how to make this adorable reclaimed-frame chalkboard.

I've seen these on Pinterest over and over again and always thought I'd take the time to make some for my boys. Any avid reader would love Raising Olive's great tutorial.

If Patrick has any free time this weekend (or the next), I think these would be the perfect Christmas gift for my in-laws! Check out the Homeandaway blog for all the details on how to build this cute planter.

After you finish your beadboard planter box, why not jazz it up with a little woodland goodness? Leave it to to come up with this cute and simple woodsy arrangement. 

Of course there's always our easy, DIY pumpkin topiary.

And this last one is so fun! It would be a great project to tackle with the kids (or grandkids)!

How cute are these? Owls are big this season in home decor and are perfect for fall. Check out the tutorial here.

BONUS: you can make them any color to complement your decor. 

I hope you've gotten a bit of inspiration from our roundup! Enjoy your weekend!

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