LITTLE INDULGENCES matter!
I found this quick workout routine to be a good afternoon break and pick-me-up!
After reading this article on letter writing and why it matters, I’m going to pull out paper and pen and send a note to some special people in my life.
I recently discovered this blog and love all the fabulous entertaining ideas it has to offer.
A happier you is only 8 steps away!
I know you’re going to love my new favorite on-line mag!
Posted in ENTERTAINING, Health, INSPIRATION, Weekend Reading | Tagged Entertaining, Friendship, Inspiration | 2 Comments »
I’ve been knee-deep in projects (resulting in this late Friday post) and all of them keep leading me to a design trend that just keeps gaining steam. Trellis Patterns have been on the top of the design “it” list for a while now and with the fresh, modern and classic feel they give to a room design, I don’t see them going anywhere soon.
Here are the trellis looks that have provided my most recent inspiration…
While this bold black and white pattern makes me a bit dizzy I still love the impact is gives! In a small bathroom, on a focal wall or lining the back of a closet, a trellis pattern is just about all the décor you’ll need.
The Imperial Trellis pattern, the most popular in this pattern group is perfect as an accent on pillows…
as curtain panels…
on a chair…
or covering an ottoman!
I also love the look of a trellis pattern lining the backs of bookcases. The pattern draws you in but still allows the decorative elements to stand out.
Here are a few more trellis pattern styles that are inspiring.
I love the look of this reverse color trellis design, still bold but in a more subtle way.
In a non-traditional color, a trellis pattern is a great option for a ladies dressing room, closet or home office.
And in a classic green color, the trellis pattern provides a perfect contrast to classic black and gold.
Classic * Modern * Edgy * Timeless * Fresh * Dynamic * Bold===What’s not to love about Trellis Patterns?
In doing a little research on the trellis pattern, I learned that the first trellis wallpaper design was originally printed by William Morris in 1864 in England. It was supposedly inspired by a trellis in his garden at Red House in Kent, England. I also learned that Morris lived by one of my favorite mottos…“Have nothing in your
house which you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
Posted in Design Trends, Pattern Mixing, Pattern Trends, Patterns, STYLE | Tagged Inspiration, Interior Design, Style, Trellis Patterns | 1 Comment »
The more I shop flea markets and antique stores, the more I’m loving the idea of collecting random pieces of art and creating an eclectic art wall reminiscent of a something you’d find in a Soho loft.
Art is a sure-fire way to personalize your décor.
I’m off to Scott Antique Market tomorrow and who knows, I just might come home to a few pieces of eclectic art of my own!
Posted in Artwork, SCOTT'S ANTIQUE MARKET, STYLE, Wall Decor | Tagged Interior Design, Paintings, Style, Vintage, Wall Decor | Leave a Comment »
Amongst working on a couple of design projects for clients and crafting products for my old and my NEW Etsy shop (announcement coming soon), I found time to make a little DIY Heart Art in celebration of Valentines Day.
Last year I picked up several of these Ikea shadow box frames from GW for a great price and have hung on to them ever since.
I decided to get crafty with my heart punch and some paint chips from the hardware store.
And the result is this cute Hearts in a Box wall art which I hung on the gallery wall in my bedroom.
The perfect touch to always remind me that love is in the air!
Are you crafting anything fun for valentine’s day??
Posted in Collage Art, Crafting, DIY, Valentines | Tagged heart punch, paint chips, shadow box frames | 1 Comment »
So, did you have a great weekend? Mine was awesome! I got lots of work done, had some much-needed down time and loved watching the Super Bowl!
Beyoncé was fabulous and my favorite commercials were the Dodge Ram commercial about farmers, the Budweiser commercial with the Clydesdale and the Doritos commercial with the little girl and her dad.
Today I wanted to share photos of a new vintage shop I recently visited but first I have to give you a bit of background…
Have you ever met someone and wondered why your paths crossed? I have. Take Kenya for example. Last year I attended a workshop at Anthropologie with my friend Tina. I was one of the first to arrive and sat at the end of one table. As more people arrived they sat at various places around the tables leaving several spots near me vacant. Two more people showed up and took the seats next to me and Tina. During the course of the workshop the four of us chatted a bit and share a bit about our professions and hobbies. Come to find out that all of us love vintage and love to shop flea markets, estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. Come to find out that Kenya loves vintage so much that she was planning to open a little shop in a barn in Senoia, GA, outside Atlanta. As we all chatted it was clear to me that our paths crossed for a reason.
Before we parted ways, I gave Kenya one of my business cards. She was interested in looking at some of my handmade jewelry which I sell on my Etsy shop, and wanted to keep in touch. Kenya and I talked a few times in November of last year and one of the things we discussed was putting some of my jewelry pieces in her soon to be shop. As Kenya and I got to know each other, I thought again that our paths were meant to cross!
Kenya opened her shop, Greenhouse Barn in December last year and it was a big success. I had plans to get some of my pieces in the shop for the opening but my feature in Country Living Magazine and my holiday design work kept me too busy to make it happen. Well, fast forward to last week when I took a little drive to the Greenhouse Barn to see Kenya’s dream shop and to discuss plans for selling some of my pieces in the store. I was blown away at what a cute little shop the Greenhouse Barn is.
The barn is located one block off the main street in Senoia, GA, about an hour and 15 minutes outside Atlanta. Senoia is known not only as being a quaint little southern town but also because it is where the show The Walking Dead is filmed. Greenhouse Barn is a rustic little red barn that sits behind a historic Inn and is filled with lots of vintage wares ranging from furniture and accessories to salvaged and reclaimed pieces. And oh is it a charming little shop!
Enjoy the virtual shopping tour…
Greenhouse sits on a pretty piece of property and the charm starts on the outside.
Loved these slated tiles!
This mailbox was super large and so cool!
The view looking into the shop from the front door.
I’m proud to say that some of my jewelry and other handcrafted pieces will be available for sale at Greenhouse by mid February.
Thanks Kenya, I’m so glad our paths crossed!
For those of you living in Atlanta, I hope you’ll plan a trip to Greenhouse and for those of you that don’t, stop by and Like the Greenhouse Facebook page and stay connected that way!
252 Seavy Street,
Open Thur., Fri., Sat. 10:00-5:00
Posted in COUNTRY LIVING, Flea Markets, Things I Love, Thrifting, Vintage | Tagged Flea Market, GreenHouse Barn, Thrifting | Leave a Comment »
Just wanted to pop in and let you know about a great gift wrapping product one of my readers hipped me on.
After showing this Pottery Barn paper towel holder on my blog on Thursday, and writing that I would love to use it as a gift wrap holder but didn’t know of any sources for narrow gift wrap, one of my dear readers from Australia told me about Belli-Bands.
Belli-Bands is a line of gift wrap made and distributed by an Australian company called The Wrapping Paper Co. These narrow bands of gift wrap measure about 3.5″ wide. Belli-Bands come in a tone of styles, both solid and patterned, and are just perfect for wrapping small boxes, layering over larger boxes and would even be great for crafting. Here are a few of my favorites patterns!
The Wrapper Paper Co. also makes a 19″ wide roll of gift wrap paper too.
Of course after discovering this fabulous gift wrap source I immediately emailed them to find out if they ship to the US or have retailers here that sell their products. I’m waiting to hear back and will be sure to let you know as soon as I do. Fingers crossed that they ship to the US or have a distributor here!
And thanks Virginia for stopping by ConfettiStyle and telling me about this great gift wrap product!
Posted in GIFT GIVING, GIFT WRAP | Tagged Gift Wrap, Paper Products, The Wrapping Paper Co. | 1 Comment »