Friday Favorites – Week 365 – Driftwood Art

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Friday Favorites – 357 – Mason Jar Vase for Valentine’s Day

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What your Favorite Color says about you?

For as long as I can remember, Blue and Green have always been my favorite colors, and I suppose by default turquoise.   I recently decorated my office space and a girlfriend of mine brought it to my attention that once again these were the dominant colors.  It got me to thinking about what it was that made me gravitate to these colors.  So, I looked it up.  ** I know surprise, surprise.

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I have always found these colors soothing and centering.  So, I was not surprised to find that these colors were associated with words like refreshing, calming, serenity, tranquility, emotional balance and even good luck.  The words that gave me another perspective were sophisticated, energy, wisdom, wholeness, creativity, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, patience, intuition and loyalty.  If I could cloak myself in words or characteristics these would be the words that I would want.  It also explains why I get the most done in my office.  Clearly, it’s a centered spot for me, where I can block out the outside world and exist in my truest form and create.

Colors have long been heralded as the building blocks in successfully marketing and branding companies, simply because certain colors trigger emotions.  As you can see from this Color Emotion Guide (below)

Color Emotion Guide

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Just like a certain song will bring you back to a certain time in your life happy or bad.  There are certain colors that we identify with.  Interested in knowing what your favorite colors mean?  Check out this article by Very Well.com on how color impacts, moods, feelings and behavior.

When we started Our Etsy Shop, we ONLY sold pillows. [Old news – we have a lot more to offer now.] In order to help our customers decide which pillows would work well in their living spaces we created color stories.  You can check them out here.

What is your favorite color?  Do you surround yourself with it?  Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

Still Crushing on the Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

Welcome Back to Week Two of my Love Affair with the New Target Pillowfort ™ Collection.  This week’s (4) Ready to Play Rooms are just as impressive as the ones featured last week.  Once again, I had a hard time choosing my favorites pieces, but I have included the links to each room so that you can decide what your favorites are.  Target designed the Pillowfort™ Collection to be Gender Neutral.  There are several pieces within the collection that can be used in any child’s room, regardless of gender and depending strictly on their personal style preference.  Stay Tuned Next Friday for our Final Post on the last 4 Rooms.

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Grand Getaway Room - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Discovery Den

Discovery Den - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Floral Field

Floral Field - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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Stellar Station

Stellar Station Room - Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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MY FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE TARGET PILLOWFORT COLLECTION PT.2

Our Favorites from the Target Pillowfort Collection pt.2

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  1.  Amelia Upholstered Kid’s Bed
  2.  Confetti Cool Comforter
  3.  Corduroy Bean Bag Chair
  4.  Scoops Kids Activity Chair

The best thing about our favorite pieces that we picked this week, is that they can grow with you.  They can take you from Middle School all the way to College Applications.  And dare I say, depending on how well you take care of your things, some of these pieces will go well in a college dorm room.   What do you think of the Pillowfort Collection?  What are your favorite pieces?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Trend Alert: Defining Your Living Space with Posters

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Gone are the days when posters were only used to decorate the walls of adolescent bedrooms, home theaters and man caves.  Posters have emerged as a way to tell a story, add bold color, and display your style and personality in your living space.  Reproductions, Travel Posters and Vintage Poster Art are quickly becoming a very popular design trend.  The reason why….the possibilities are endless.

Posters can be displayed almost anywhere.  Here are some of my favorite placements found around the web.

Decorating with Posters - Defining a Closet Area (where there isn't one)

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Decorating with Posters - Using A Poster as Art to Give A Unique Feel to a Classic Kitchen Area (Subway Art)

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Decorating with Posters - Using Fashion Brands and Other Artwork to Define Your Space

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Decorating with Posters - In the Bathroom - Over sized Typography

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Decorating with Posters - Defining a Vanity Area - with Poster (Quotes)

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I think one of the reasons why posters are becoming such a popular option, is that they are very cost effective.  Often the same original art work can be hard on your pockets.  In fact, during this past Holiday Season, our poster section generated the most sales in our Etsy Store.  Though, I tend to be partial to seeing posters displayed in frames, simply because I feel that it gives it a “artsy” feel. They can be hung, taped, displayed in a gallery like format or even simply made to lean up against the wall. Regardless of how you choose to incorporate them into your home, they will serve their purpose.  Do you have any posters displayed in your home?  What was the reason that you went with a poster, as opposed to another form of art?

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Putting Your Stamp On It – Decorating with Family Pictures

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints – Make Your Home, Sweet Home.

There’s something about having the house to myself with no kids “under foot” that motivates me to both clean and decorate.  I have never been that person who has pictures of my  family up on every wall of my home.  I love to see it in other people’s homes but I have never actually done it myself.  I often fantasize about elaborate Photo Gallery Walls, but chicken out because they seem too complicated.  And, the idea of multiple trial and error holes in my walls freaks me out.  So there you have it my secret shame.

All that being said, I have been searching for a way to add pictures to our home without having to purchase a Stud Finder, or enlist hubby’s help(for which I am sure that he will be eternally grateful).  Then, I stumbled across these beauties on Tiny Prints Decorating with Pictures - Linen Curved Glass Prints - stage-presents.com

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Trend Alert – Over-sized Letters and a Quick DIY!!

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For as far back as when my youngest daughter, (now 4) was born, I think I have been obsessed with typography and lettering and the custom/personalized feel  that it brings to Home Decor.  Over the last couple of years, I think that I have become enamored with over-sized letters specifically.  And… so the hunt began.  Of course I would see them EVERYWHERE.  But, the catch is always the same, either they don’t have the letters that I am looking for, I can’t find the size I need, or the price is astronomical. (Or at least as far as this Momma is concerned)

So… I was at my 2nd Favorite Fabric Store….. you guessed it,  Joann’s Fabric on a totally unrelated quest, when I ran smack dab into these HUGE Cardboard Letters, which of course were going to come home with me.

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Admittedly, I had no idea what was next, because as much as I was stalking all the Over-sized Letter pins  on Pinterest.  My intention was to buy them and not to turn it into a DIY Project.  Naturally, you would think the next step would have been to look up directions.  But, NOPE.   I decided to go home and see what I already had in my Craft Closet (also known, as the JUNK CLOSET).  SCORE!!

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I sprayed the letters with Krylon Short Cuts Hobby Craft Paint.  And, to be honest, I loved that look and could have just left it at that.  It had a leathery rustic look.  But, since the A was actually an addition to my dh’s office decor.  It had to tie into the Chalkboard Walls, that are soon to come.

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What do you think?? I like it Brown.

I know that there should be a picture of the final step with the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Chalk Board Paint.  But, I had to download all my pics from my iPhone to make room for the iOS 8 upgrade.

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Here is the completed project!! As you can see it hasn’t made it to its intended home yet, because Hubby’s Office is still a work in progress.  All in all, the whole project probably cost me no more than $7.00.

Who can be mad at that??  Have you decorated any spaces in your home with Lettering?  What was your favorite project?  I’d love to hear about it!!

 

 

Jumping Head First into Fall – Our Fall Home Tour

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Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons.  After particularly hot summers here in Georgia, when the seasons start to change, I feel the need to bring as much warmth in doors as possible, enter my Fall Décor.

I feel that the Entry to Your Home Sets the Tone for the Entire House.  So, I normally start with my Front Door and Work My way All the Back to the Kitchen.  But, this year, I was literally chomping at the bit, to pull out the Fall Decorations.  So I started indoors, that way the neighbors wouldn’t  know how crazy I am , lol.  I had also promised my hubby, I would wait at least until September 1st, to start decorating for Fall, and that is literally how long I waited.

I started with the hardest part, the Fall Tablescape.  To me, that is the make or break it point.  All other décor  gets married to this room.  I was pretty sure that I could use most of the items that I purchased last year, but still create a different look than last years.

Here is a glimpse of last year’s décor.

2013 Fall Centerpiece

 

2013 Fall Tablescape

Fast Forward to this Year:

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The Burnt Orange Bird Cages were something that my hubby picked up last year, when we were trying to figure out how to style the Side Buffet and the Mantle.  Luckily, they were already the perfect color, the only thing I added to them, were some fall leaves to line the cage.  I had a rather large ceramic pumpkin, and I simply put inside my glass cake plate, and added a few fall leaves and floral accents.  Then I decorated the table with other ceramic pumpkins and gourds.  Next,  I set the table with Fall Leaf place mats I bought last year from Bed Bath & Beyond,  in brown and gold.    I used Pier 1  pear and pumpkin salt and pepper shakers from last year and large fall leaves I purchased from Joann’s Fabrics, to make the table settings pop.  And, the scripted napkins were also something that I bought last year.  So I recycled pretty much everything while creating a new and I think a better look than last year.

Next Up, was my Foyer.  It gets a facelift on a constant basis.  I change up the Art Work and Décor based on Season Changes, Birthdays, and Holidays..  After all it’s the first thing you see when you come through my front door.

Past Foyer Looks:

Fall 2013 Foyer Decor

 

Christmas 2013 - Foyer Decor

 

This Year’s Look:

Fall 2014 - Foyer Decor

My Formal Dining Room flows directly into My Formal Living Room.  I didn’t do much in this room, but change out the centerpiece, just to give the whole space a uniform look.

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Fall 2014 – Living Room Centerpiece found on www.stage-presents.com

Then, I carried the decorations over into the Kitchen by adding these Chalkboard Candles to the Window Sill in the Kitchen.

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Fall 2014 Kitchen Window Display

Last Up, was the Front Door Area.  Here are some pics from the last two years.

2013 Fall Door

2012 Fall Door

And, finally this year!!

2014 Fall Door

Thanks for joining us on Our Fall Home Tour.  As always it’s a joy to decorate my home for my family, and to share it, with you.

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I think I am part of the “Energy Crisis”.  I have been soo sleepy lately.  I am hoping that since this week is Spring Break and hubby is off, I will be able to sleep in some days and maybe even score some day time naps.  [Scoffs!!]

That being said, right now…

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Now, that I am done decorating my Spring Table:

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and added a pop of color to the kitchen window sill with my colorful chalkboard planters and fresh herbs.

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and put up my re-purposed spring wreath.

 

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The only thing I have left is to decide on is planters for the front door and whether or not I am doing just greenery or flowers.

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In my search, I ran across this – 100+ Spring Planters.  Soo many choices, so little time.  Also, living in Georgia, I tend to want flowers and greenery that deter mosquitoes.  I only recently realized that this was an option.  Which is a good thing because the mosquitoes love me and the kids. Ugh!!

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And, yes I am still obsessing over Easter Egg Decor Design.   Check out these links here and here.

I think I am going to cheat and work on the Easter Eggs with the kids this week, over Spring Break.

Finally, here are some cute Easter Printables.

Hope you all have a great week!!