Happy Friday! I am swooning over Anthropologie’s new House and Home pieces. Lacquer and acrylic are a trend I am loving right now. Anthropologie does a good job mixing traditional with modern pieces.
I love that oriental rugs are back in style, and I’m wishing I held on to some of my old ones instead of craigslist them. A couple weeks ago I posted some of my favorite inexpensive tribal rugs. I wanted to do the same with oriental rugs because it is such a trend especially as runners in white kitchens and master bathrooms. But I will say that vintage oriental rugs cost a small fortune, and you have to do a lot of searching for the perfect color combo. Remember to avoid rugs that look like something you might find at grandma’s house. Also it’s okay to mix up modern with traditional. Some of my favorite sites to search for one-of-a-kind vintage persian/oriental rugs are ebay, etsy and eSalerugs.
Here is #9 styled as a runner. It add the best color to the otherwise black and white floor.
Also great places to search for vintage oriental rugs are flea markets, antique and estate sales.
I’ve been on the hunt for a tribal, southwestern rug that adds some color to my house, but complements the neutral style. Most of the tribal rugs I have found are out of my piece range. But I’m feel like I am getting closer with a rug I like. I listed a few of my favorites above. I think Kate Marker Interiors got it so right with the entryway image below. The bright pink and indigo tribal vintage runner plays up the gold and white accent furniture pieces so well.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. No seriously…I am. I am missing all that white fluffy stuff…snow! And I take back all the times I cursed under my breath about how I hated the cold and snow while leaving in the northeast. Well…okay I’m taking it a little too far. But when I think of the holidays, a white Christmas always seemed to happened or was not far behind. I have so many fond memories of ski, boarding, sledding, ice skating, making angels. All the wonderful things that snow brings. So this year, after some Christmas tree failures, we decided to get a flocked tree to bring a little winter white Christmas into our home. And I think this is the most beautiful tree we’ve had so far.
You can see some of our other Christmas decorations previously posted.
I am so excited and honored that Style Me Pretty: Living featured the complete room tour of Stella’s tween girl bedroom!! You can see more details and pictures on their site.
Decorating with glass cloches are my current fave. Remember the floral terrarium? They are so easy to make in minutes, and gives an expensive decorating look for less. Glass cloches are perfect for mantles, tablescape or even bookends. This DIY Halloween decoration can be used year after year.
Here are your supplies:
Tween Girl Pink + Coral Bedroom. It’s only taken a year to get my older daughter’s bedroom fully decorated. Her tween girl bedroom turned out so cute! We had the basics done pretty quickly (bed, bedding, wallpaper, dresser) after moving into this house but then all the little details just took some time. I really wanted to make it her own and personalize it with her in mind. So many of the artwork is my daughters, and surprisedly we did a lot of DIYs in her room. Dana Tolbert Photography took all the pictures of her room (except where noted). They came out so good, and Dana really captured the details of the room. Sources are below for her tween girl bedroom.
DIY marble gold coffee table. I’m finally posting a DIY project I did earlier this summer. It’s one of my favorite home decor Ikea hack/ Jonathan Adler knockoff project. And everytime I walk by it, I smile! I love Jonathan Adler’s gold accent furniture, but each piece is well above my price range. So this is my alternative, and it’s working perfectly.
I’ve done a lot of home projects with gold accenting. Check out my post over at How Does She, where I talk about my favorite gold techniques for DIY projects. This project will cost you less than $80. Not bad for some glamour.
Head yourself over to Ikea and pick up the Vittsjo nesting tables for $59. Then pick up a can of Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint. This is the best brand for metallic gold. Put together the nesting table then spray paint the frame gold. Only the frame.
Then head over to Amazon and buy marble contact paper. Then take the wood coffee table table, cut to size and cover with the marble contact paper. Warning…sorry for the bad pictures!