Over the past couple years, I’ve embraced a new style in my home by incorporating more contemporary elements. Even though meshing the new with the old is challenging at times, overall it’s been it’s been a fun process. Plus, I’m loving the results.
One easy way I’ve found to add a more modern feel is with acrylic furnishings. Because of its new-found popularity, there is a huge array of items in this style. From chairs and tables to accessories like lamps and tape dispensers, you can incorporate acrylics into any room.
I’ve used a console table in my entryway. Because most acrylic furnishings are clear, they don’t take up much visual space, but can still be super functional.
I also recently added a ghost chair to my guest room. Its traditional lines work well in my 1916 home, and the acrylic adds a contemporary air. The perfect combination!
To inspire you to add a bit of this style to your home, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite pieces. I especially love how some of the items are paired with gold and brass!
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Check the collection out and then use the comments to let us know your opinion of acrylic. Have you incorporated this material in your home? What do you think of this new trend?
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm
DIY Paint Projects
Hello all! I hope November has introduced itself kindly this year–I know here at least that winter chill turned on like a switch. I love the cold though, so I’m not going to complain–unless it doesn’t snow soon. Then I’ll complain. I’m feeling particularly earthy today, so I thought I’d share some recycled wood projects for the crafts-people out there. Good luck!
First of all, project aside, this puppy is absolutely adorable. Build this fun modern pet bed for your pooch with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. I love the bright colors and bold pattern, but you can make it blend with your decor just as easily!
Looking for a fresh spin in your living room? Try this recycled barn door coffee table from Cleverly Inspired. Bring a bit of rustic flair inside your home and get a fun hand-crafted piece all in one!
For a more subtle wooden touch, try these pallet wood wall pieces from Craftberry Bush. I like the subtle, washed-out look and the relaxing, brown tones showing through underneath–perfect for adding some calm to your room.
These wooden crate stairs from Funky Junk Interiors are so unique and fun! I absolutely love this idea. Hit a couple antique shops or thrift stores and see if you can find some fun crates to incorporate into your new stairwell!
And lastly, if you’re looking for that missing piece of flair in your bedroom, take a look at this modern headboard design from Fresh American Style. While the completely white look soothes, funky mix-matched colors would add some oomf to your space!
And there you have it. Until next time, Style Spotters! Happy crafting–the trees thank you!
Happy Halloween all! I hope all things spooky and spectacular have come your way already and will keep coming all night long! To celebrate the day, I’ve got a few last minute ideas for those procrastinators out there to add that final ghoulish touch to your holiday.
These DIY Halloween Lanterns from DIY On The Cheap are a quick and easy way to add a little bit of bright color to your porch, table or shelves. Make them as friendly or frightening as you like!
I love these DIY zombie wildlife figurines I spotted on The Proper Pinwheel. What a fun idea that lends perfectly to any spare toys you have lying around the house!
For last minute tabletop decorations, check out these cute ideas from Dream Green DIY to add a little glitz and glam to your night.
These cute ghost lights I found on House Tweaking are the perfect last-minute addition to your Halloween decorations! In five minutes, you can transform any light in your house into a creepy ghoul floating through the night.
And lastly, check out these spooky glowing eye centerpieces from Mod Podge Rocks. Something about those pictures gives me the creeps.
Have a fun and safe night everyone!
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Good morning and happy Friday, Style Spotters! I hope the past week was filled with all of the wonderful happenings of fall: hot cider, apple pie, crunchy leaves, Halloween costumes, and because I’m feeling bold today, I’ll say it–I can’t wait to see some snow! In the meantime, I’m so excited to be back sharing some fantastic tutorials, amazing inspiration and all-around gorgeous stuff with you all today!
I love the look and fabric of this DIY Bedside Bench from A Beautiful Mess. While I’m all about southwest-inspired prints, it would be so easy to add colors and patterns that match existing decor in your bedroom, mud room or living room.
If you’re still looking for that final fall decoration, you can’t really go wrong with pumpkins and glitter. Try this Floral and Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial from Homey Oh My! to add a little jazz to your table this week.
For special occasions, try this fresh spin on flowers from Paper & Stitch. Their DIY Fabric Bouquet will make the perfect hostess gift for any of your friends, and add a little bit of brightness to any room in the house.
I think this DIY Envelope Liner tutorial on The Crafted Life is brilliant–what a fun way to add an even more personal touch to handwritten notes or cards for your friends and family.
And because we all need something to lust over for the week, look at this amazing kitchen on Decor8. I can’t get enough of that rustic-but-modern look–I see a spot for my southwestern bench in this kitchen!
Until next week, everyone!
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Aaaand…we’re back. Hope the week has been nothing short of fabulous for you all. I’ve just checked in for my flight (Utah, here I come!) and I’m ready to go off the radar for a couple days! This time of year has a way of catching up to you, but it’s all about enjoying the moments you’ve got. This week, I wanted to share fun little things you can do in a weekend or 10 minutes–just things that will, hopefully, put a smile on your face.
I love the simplicity of these painted rocks from Handmade Charlotte. Perfect as table centerpieces, bookshelf knick-knacks or porch step decorations, painted rocks are a cute, easy way to craft with the whole family.
This gilded bowl tutorial on Julip are the perfect way to add some nature to your home. Even better, they’re the perfect go-to gift for all of those upcoming holiday parties.
Need party decoration ideas? Check out these adorable donut stools from Studio DIY. I love the bright, playful spin these put on otherwise overlooked seats–doesn’t get much cuter than that.
I’ve been super into gallery walls lately. Find some inspiration with these DIY art ideas from Poppytalk. I can’t get enough of the colors, the random feel, and the unique pieces used for this wall! I think I’m in love with that pineapple.
And for a more permanent fixture, take a look at this DIY retro diamond focal wall from Vintage Revivals. I’m definitely excited to paint one of these bad boys someday. LOVE IT.
And there you have it. Enjoy your week, Style Spotters! Enjoy the little moments.
Welcome to October! I love, love, LOVE this time of year and all of the wonderful shenanigans that come with it–Halloween mischief, apple cider, crunching through leaves on the sidewalk–I can never get enough. It’s bliss. However, I will admit, when it gets too cold to enjoy being outside all day, sprucing up the inside of your home is a must. So today I want to share with you all some awesome ideas for indoor inspiration!
I am completely obsessed with this reading loft I found on Design Mom. I know it’s designed more for families with young children…but I sort of want one for myself. Can you just imagine spending a cozy fall afternoon reading in this bright and cheery space? So colorful and fun!
I’m a huge advocate for natural light, and I love the light and airy feel of this bedroom from Style & Pepper, and the subtle feminine touches incorporated with the design. This would be a perfect spot to drink a warm cup of coffee and enjoy looking at the chilly outdoors.
Yellow is a tricky color to work with, but adding small pops of its bright hues to your home creates eye-catching visuals. I love this kitchen island from The Inspired Room.
Check out this room redesign from Waiting on Martha. Outrageous wallpaper, bold decorations, and a perfect balance between light and dark make this room scream va-va-VOOM!
And my favorite (only by a smidge):these window room dividers I spied on Interior 4 You. Ample space aside, what’s cooler than this amazing idea?
And there you have it. Some of my favorite rooms from around the internet this week–leaving me, at least, with a small spout of envy. My house is definitely not anywhere as cool as any of these–but someday! Until then, Style Spotters!