Sunday, May 20, 2012

Popping up Everywhere

A while back I went through a huge phase where I was obsessed with poppies. I wanted to make them my signature household look. I have no idea why I became so enamored with the Californian state wildflower but it seems interior design did too. Starting back in 2010 poppies were popping up everywhere. You can still find them now however I assume they won't be as hot for much longer. Do you have a favorite flower? Think about ways you can incorporate your favorite flower into your home.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Patio Playground

What is more lovely than sitting outside on a hot summer day in a environment that evokes inspiration and whimsy. There is no reason why your outdoor space can't be as intimately designed as the inside. Create an outdoor living room that you can retreat to by incorporating vibrant colored pillows, throw blankets, and candles. Take advantage of the weather while you can and spend as much time as possible in your patio playground.

Inspiration: (Via)
Recreate the look:
Patio Playground

$149 -

Carmichael Dining Table
$280 -

Casbah Chair White
$100 -

Petite Rose Metal Tray
$25 -

Capri Blue Candle-In-A-Jar
$25 -

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Do it Yourself: Closet Makeover

Oh my goodness! It has been so long since I have posted! Things have been crazy busy at work and The Lumberjack and I just got back from a two week vacation in New York and Boston. The trip was very inspirational and I promise I will be posting more often. This is a project I worked on a few weeks ago and something I was planning on doing for spring cleaning last year. Getting these two closets in working order probably only took a few hours of my weekend and was totally work it. So much less stressful to open them now! The first thing I did was decide what I wanted the purpose of each closet to be. The entryway closet I dedicated as a utility space to store cleaning supplies, tools, etc. The second closet I turned into a craft closet. Someday I hope to have an entire room for crafts but for now the closet will do. I went to Target and bought some storage containers. I wanted to get ones with pull out drawers to make everything easily assessable. For the craft closet I salvaged an old pink hanging shoe rack which has a lot of room for storage. Take a look at the before and afters below and get started on your closet make over this weekend.
Closet 1 Before (please don't judge me):
Utility Closet After:
Closet 2 Before:
Craft Closet After: