For those of you who love the look of wallpaper, but don’t want to incur the permanence or cost, using wrapping paper is an ingenious solution (diy instructions can be found here)! I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to do a whole wall myself, but the back of a bookcase, or any type of glass front cabinet seems pretty feasible! Emily Hart chose Emerald Peonies by Rifle Paper Co. for the bookcase above, which accompanied by some excellent styling is pure perfection in my opinion! There are so many gorgeous wrapping papers on the market to choose from – the options are endless!
Would you try your hand at a project like this? I’m not much of a diy’er, but this doesn’t seem overly complex.
I absolutely love decorating for the holidays! With that said, decorating for Halloween quickly followed by Thanksgiving, and then Christmas a few weeks after is way too rushed for me! It’s a timely task and I like to relish in the spirit of it, without scrambling on to the next set. So in lieu of the typical Halloween decor, I opt for a few tasteful Fall-inspired accents. I’m aiming to have them up by the beginning of October, and they’ll stay in place through Thanksgiving. Then come Black Friday weekend, I’ll start incorporating in my favorite Christmas trimmings.
Terrain has been a constant source of inspiration for me all Spring and Summer with my garden, and their Fall-inspired decor does not disappoint! I’m not sure why they don’t have a catalog, as these set designs are absolutely gorgeous!
I am determined to visit one of Terrain’s brick and mortar stores soon – can’t believe I still haven’t been!
1 – Into Autumn Wreath $68 2- Twig Lights $48 3- Lavender Herb Wreath $68 4- Dried Cardoon Flower Bunch $20 5- Pressed Flower Sachets $20 6- Dried Hanging Amaranth Bunch $28 7- Garden Tuteur $158 (small) 8- Filigree Cutout Hurricane $48 (small) 9- Sphere Hanging Basket $18 10- Geometric Fire Pit $998 11- Antique Copper Kettle $2,700 12- Low Fiberclay Urn $98
Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays? If so, what does your “decorating schedule” look like? Where are some of your favorite places to shop for holiday decorations?
I have a weirdly odd obsession with decorating small spaces. Taking a boring few square feet – like a powder room, breakfast nook, staircase or hallway – and turning it into something special pushes me creatively, and I love the challenge! The Bungalow is a ranch, hence we have no staircases which is actually pretty convenient, but every now and then I wish we had a staircase solely so I could decorate it – crazy person thoughts, I know!
But they’re really the most perfect spot for a gallery wall!
Or what about a graphic print rug?
I would definitely go for leopard! Glen Eden’s cheetah print is my favorite….
…it’s what this lady has.
And I love the idea of incorpating some stoarge underneath what would normally be dead space.
How insane are those brass railings?!
Rope railing woud be so cute in a beach house!
Living on the coast is way of life. A magical alchemy of relaxed elegance and traditional whimsy. I thrive where the saltwater meets the land, and even after the craziest of days I always find reflective solace and a gentle recharge at our little bungalow on the shore. I was flipping through a few of Barclay Butera’s coastal designs this weekend, and came across this perfect little corner. Although I’ve never stepped foot in this home, it felt oddly familiar! So charming and welcoming, it would be the perfect spot to curl up with my puppies and read a book.
Butera states in his book, Living on the Coast: “It is challenging to integrate an auction-acquired antique or fine silk upholstery into a life amongst sun block, margarita salt and endless summer sunsets. Designs must, and do, adapt to this most treasured of lifestyles.” I think this is the most important notion when decorating a space! A home should be created based on its inhabitants and their way of life – what makes them happy – whether they live on the Long Island Sound or mountains in Colorado! Figuring out that formula is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of my job!
I consider browsing through the newest design catalogs as part of my weekly “homework”. Pottery Barn is one of my top resources for affordable well-made furniture and home decor, so I always make sure they’re on the top of my stack. While flipping through their most recent catalog I enjoyed seeing some of their new products coming to market, but was blown away by the set stages! I mean look at this gorgeous wine château!
Some incredible inspiration here for a chic man cave – those buttery leather bar stools are amazing!
And these dazzling double-story windows framed with reclaimed wood are what dreams are made of!
The hand-pounded platter hung above the fireplace is simply stunning, and I adore the built-in’s stacked with firewood.
And what about this gorgeous city loft?!
Pottery Barn’s stylists put together some of the BEST gallery walls around – not an easy task!
Have you checked out the new PB catalog? Any new product favorites?
The Bungalow is an experiment lab of sorts, a place where I test out my more “creative” decorating theories and analyze the outcome. My husband has come to accept this (and is a saint for it!), allowing me take the reins when it come to design decisions – which include large splashes of pink here and there! So I had no grounds to stand on when he wanted to hang a 48″ flatscreen in the middle of our living room (whaaaat?!). I’ve pondered its existence for some time, contemplating concealment options such as a great antique armoire or having built-in cabinets and shelves constructed around the monstrosity, but neither solution would really work in the space. And as much as I hate to admit it, the room probably wouldn’t be used as frequently without its presence – where would we watch football when the Giants are away?! So I’ve come to terms with it and decided in lieu of concealment, the art of disguise would work quite nicely in the form of a gallery wall strategically placed around it.
Marriage is all about compromise, but in regards to interior design decisions, Jonathan Adler said it best – “When it comes to decorating, the wife is ALWAYS right. Unless the husband is gay.”.
Do you conceal or disguise your TV? Is it ginormous, or small and petite (like the one I wanted)?
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