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Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 9.12

Happy Friday all! This week, since it’s finally starting to feel like the fall we all know and love, I decided to share some decoration inspiration to help prepare your home for the season ahead!

 

Fall means football (whether that makes you groan or cheer is totally up to you). For your next tailgate, revamp an old aluminum chair with this easy DIY makeover from A Beautiful Mess to make a statement out of your seat! Team colors optional.

 

I love this painted geometric cube porch from Little Green Notebook. It brings just the right amount of style and flair to the most inviting part of your home!

 

 

Always wondered how to dry flowers and never knew quite how? Take a look at this tutorial from Cedar Hill Farmhouse and learn not only how to dry them the right way, but how to use them for decoration as well.

 

 

Nature and fall go hand in hand. DIY Enthusiasts pulled together a list of nature-inspired fall decorations, and I spotted this awesome idea while I was browsing. Such a simple and cute way to add some visual appeal to any empty space in the house!

 

 

Lastly, need inspiration for your tabletop this fall? Look at Aunt Peaches easy ways to spruce up your house with these “golden” tips and tricks.

 

 

Enjoy the week!

Erin


Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 9.5

Welcome to September! I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing color, the days to get chillier, and the return of jackets and leg warmers and mittens! It’s been far too hot for my taste these past several months, and I’m so excited we’re finally in the home stretch. Among many other things, fall is the beginning of the holiday season. Use these clever tips and tricks to get your home ready for all of those holiday visitors!

 

Entryways are one of the rooms that most often get overlooked. Nalle’s House adds a spunky spin to their entryway with an unconventional design approach! I can’t even tell you how much I love that wallpaper. Guests will be amazed as soon as they step foot into your home!

 

 

If you’re impressed with that, take a look at this bathroom revamp by A Beautiful Mess. An easy-to-create geometric stencil, a few paintbrushes and some of your favorite paint colors are all you need to transform any room in your house into a visual hotspot.

 

 

I am absolutely amazed by these LED Mason Jar lights I spotted on Sarah Hearts. Add a hand-spun twist to your home with this chandelier that is guaranteed to impress! Imagine how perfect that would look in any high-ceiling entry way–your guests would be rooted to the spot!

 

 

Eating a meal with your family and friends is often times one of the most memorable experiences people have together. These fall-themed painted burlap place settings from A Night Owl will be perfect for any upcoming family get-together.

 

 

And lastly, I love the delicate homemade feel of these DIY teacup candles from Hey Gorgeous. Whether you take a trip to your local dollar store or use old cups lying around the house, the handmade touch of these cuties will soften any space in your home, just in time for the holidays.

 

 

Until next time! Have a wonderful week!

Erin


Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Copper

TREND: Copper

If you’ve been following my posts here on Style Spotters for a while (or on my blog Inspired by Charm), then you probably know I have a slight obsession with all things gold. As I’ve begun to get my home ready for fall, I’ve noticed how many gold and brass accents I have. Even though I still love them, I’m always up for trying something different, such as copper.

Over the past year, copper has been gaining in popularity.This fall, however, copper has come out in a big way in everything from light fixtures to flatware to pillows. While this metal is a kitchen classic, as seen in the glimmering pots above, new furnishings and accessories have given us reasons to incorporate copper into other areas of our home as well.

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With its warm orange and pink undertones, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more copper pop up this fall and holiday season. What do you think? Have you always been a fan of copper? Do you plan to add a few copper pieces to your home decor?

Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 10 DIY ideas to spruce up your home!

 

Trend: 10 DIY ideas to spruce up your home!

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to revive your home, so today I want to want to share some inspiring DIY ideas to give new life to the items you already have. Just by adding a bit of paint and fabric here and there you can easily update most decor items in your home. Add paint to a worn down piece of furniture, or make new covers for your tired throw pillows. Wander the list below and enjoy!

 

1. Give your tired old fireplace a fresh coat of paint! (from Lowes)

2. Brighten your windows with some lovely no sew curtains. (from BHG)

3. Update your headboard: Create the look of a headboard with wallpaper, or stencil your existing headboard. (from BHG)

4. Spruce up old door hardware. (from Hi Sugarplum)

5. Cover up tired throw pillows with these no sew pillow covers. (from Homey Oh My)

6. Check out this great tutorial to reupholster a favorite chair! (from dimples and tangles)

7. Paint a solid color lampshade with bleach. (from The Paper Mama on BHG Style Spotters)

8. Wallpaper the back of a bookshelf with pretty wrapping paper! (from Daily Gnome)

9. Update old brass drawer pulls. (from In My Own Style)

10. Makeover your dated dining chairs with some paint and fabric. (from Funkytime)

Feeling inspired? I’d love to know what updates you have for your home this year. Share some ideas in the comments below!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

P.S. the projects in the first image are from Lowes, BHGFunkytime, and Homey Oh My.

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Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Mint Green

Today is all about mint green. I was so inspired when I saw this bedroom with bright mint walls that I began searching for everything mint green. I’m not a stranger to the color. I have a feature wall in my office / living room that is painted a shade of mint. Something about the color instantly calms me. I’m pretty sure everyone can benefit from a splash of it here and there.

What I also love about mint green is that while it’s certainly trending now, in some ways, it’s a classic. It has come back time and time again. Remember the mint green kitchen items of the 1950s?

In case you’re hesitant to wrap a room in mint, I have found some fun accessories that will allow you to try the color in smaller doses. From chairs to sumo wrestler statues (Yes, I went there.), you’ll be loving this soothing hue in no time.

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Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


BHG Guest Blogger

American Dream Builders: Small Homes, Big Style

 

 

This season on #DreamBuilders we’ve seen our competitors reach for their highest creative limits, and the headline of that is that the best is yet to come, and YOU arrived to the party just in time to catch it!  We’ve watched them brave the elements, and then each other, all while pulling off the BIGGEST home transformations I’ve ever seen on Prime Time TV…and you know what, I’m loving every minute of it — not because I’m the host, but because it’s design at its inspired best returned to TV!

 

 


This week our contestants face what most of you contend with everyday…SPACE or lack thereof. Divided into four teams of two, they were each issued a modular home and given one direction: get as much style into this small space as you can. And guess what? They delivered BIG time. Along the way they found real small space innovations and inspired ideas that we can all takeaway at home. One being that real-sized furniture works best even in a small space. Small scale makes the room even smaller.

On top of that, for this episode we up’ed the ante by welcoming the BH&G editors on set to give their input and pick a space to feature in the pages of the magazine. Make no mistake, four editors staring you down made the stress even more palpable. To say the least, our contestants were definitely feeling the pressure!

 

So, you’ll have to tune on Sunday night at 8/7c and tell me what you think! Make sure to include me (@nateberkus) and @BHG in your tweet so we can talk all about it!