Your apartment, a PETA friendly wildlife reserve

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Inspired by one of my most creative, inventive, and thoughtful friends when it comes to home decor, I would like to introduce the idea of ethical (and stylish) “taxidermy” as household items. If you have been to a hunting lodge … Continue reading

Playing with Peppermint

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Cheers to the holiday season! Chilled streets are filling up with spruce and evergreen; snow flurries continue to tease us; and the classic, red and white striped candy is back. Candy Canes & Peppermint! A few of my favorite decorations … Continue reading

Your Not So Average Halloween Decor

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Walking home the other morning, I determined that I wanted to decorate my apartment for halloween, but don’t want to spend a dime on anything but food and drinks for my guests. After realizing my budget ($0), I stopped into … Continue reading

Icing on the Cake

I’ve been holding onto this post for awhile, waiting for a birthday or specific celebration prompting the idea of cake, icing, and stands. What I realized on my crisp walk to work today is that every day has it’s ‘icing on the cake’ moments and today I’d like to share some beautiful pieces that speak to that!

The stands I’ve included are beautiful, unique, elegant, and chic. Alone, they are just another piece of a table-setting though, so I’ve also included some beautiful icing ideas. Enjoy!!

Sweet wishes!!

Stick to TAPE

There are some amazing companies revamping Tape’s image. No longer does tape have to play second fiddle, shadowed by paper’s beauty and decorative versatility!

First, to be inspired, click here to see Rebecca Ward’s tape installations.

Below are product examples! Click on the individual tapes for their sources.

Birds, birds, everywhere!

After once again being inspired by the singing birds of Martha’s Vineyard mornings, I found myself looking through a cache of wonderful pieces from the UK’s Rockett St George site.

I’ve added some other great accents as well… please enjoy!

Chalk it up to…

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, chalk boards have made a wild come back with products like

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Below, I will list some of the more creative uses for “chalkboard” influenced paint and other fun products.

HOW cool is this!? Recently, the DIY Network renovated a kitchen in a similar manner to what is pictured below with magnetic paint. By priming your wall space with it, you can accessorize with cute magnets to truly make use of the space!

Invite chalk artist Dana Tanamachi to decorate your newly scribble-able walls with her unique style.

  
Here’s another great DIY using old wine glasses to identify dinner party guests.
Some other great products inspired by this age old concept are below:
First, we have stickers that may be applied to whatever your event or desire requires
These containers come assembled and are perfect for cereal, rice, baking products, rubber bands… you get the idea 🙂These cups are perfect for a forgetful husband or the tired mother who deserves an “I love you” upon waking… or just for some doodling on a fun, new surfaceAs a good host knows, one should always try to switch up courses, which goes for cheese as well! To label your choice of fruit and cheese, I give you the cheese plate!
Another labeling idea is the name cards below – soap stone chalk included!These table numbers (perfect for the country wedding) can be hung around a jar or wine bottle, on floral arrangements, or simply strung from a candle
My sister was decorating her apartment on a DIY budget and found this wall decal. We used it to write notes or affirmations to one another and to welcome people to parties when hosting guests; and the best part, No Holes in the Wall!! We are still renting 🙂Adorable for children’s rooms without having to buy and store a huge physical chalkboard… reminiscent of school days passed.
cupcakes
& ice creamPerhaps the cutest idea of the bunch, and great for mix and match decor! Sometimes writing on the wall can become tiresome. So, for playtime, a fun alternative idea is to use the craft table (shown below) for crafts and coloring.
As far as the older kids go, what could be better than this designer ping pong table for a mere $3k? Oh yes… a DIY version on whatever table you find at the nearest Costco, BJ’s, etc.Now that we’ve got your kids hooked on their chalk boards, they will need one when on-the-go! The designer of these boards uses a variety of fabric to match the board with its owner’s personality. It’s the perfectly versatile coloring book / sketchpad for restaurants, waiting rooms, and anywhere else your kids’ attention may need to be occupied.
Let’s not forget the CHALK! Here are just a few cute ideas:
As for a last minute tip: always wet the end of chalk before using it to get the cleanest lines. Additionally, there are chalk markers that come in a wide range of colors that leave less mess!
Finally, a GREAT DIY idea for gifting, storing, or recycling other products!