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The Hottest Trends for You and Your Home

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All that’s old is new again, or so the saying goes. And just like we saw the resurgence of brass hardware and light fixtures, we’re also seeing certain colors making a strong style statement again.

HUNTER GREEN

Hunter green was hugely popular in the 90s (I may or may not have worn a hunter green bridesmaid dress in a dear friend’s wedding) and has since fallen out of popularity. But I’m willing to bet that these stylish kitchens might change your mind. Think English country cottage with a twist, or rural French bistro reinterpreted.

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Pair either of these looks with loads of natural warm woods, brass fixtures, and clean modern countertops in quartz or marble to offer a high contrast to the dark cabinetry.

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But if your style runs a little more bohemian, take note of Justina Blakeney’s jungle-inspired color scheme. Even though the aesthetic isn’t as formal as the other inspiration shots, the elements are all the same: warm metallics (copper, in this case), natural woods, and crisp contrasting white.justina-blakeney_jungalow-kitchen-lr-25

GREY MATTERS

Grey has been on the scene for awhile now, but let’s get past the yellow-and-grey color scheme that’s been making the rounds for awhile. I’m expecially loving the way it juxtaposes against rich, warm woods. It’s not the first color combination you’d think of, but it works.

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In this deep charcoal bedroom, pops of orange pick up the color of the warm woodwork in the eaves overhead. Notice in both photos how much the white balances out the darkness of the grey (I’m sensing a theme here!).

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Charcoal walls with natural linen makes for an easy and calming living room. Load on the natural elements: a rustic pendant overhead with a hide rug underfoot.

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Not a fan of neutrals? Charcoal is the perfect backdrop for pops of color. These African juju hats explode in a flurry of saturated color in an otherwise masculine and monochromatic space.

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NEUTRAL NAVY

Navy is huge right now, and for good reason. It pairs well with practically any other color and acts as a neutral. It can be soothing, preppy, boho, or crisp depending on your overall style.

Emily Henderson’s assistant Ginny revealed her brand new dining room and it’s a beautiful eclectic mix of styles. The navy allows the rest of the room to shine: warm woodwork, a vintage light fixture that feels spot-on for the architecture of the home, a crisp white modern Saarinen tulip table, and chalky white crown molding.

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Navy doesn’t have to be so serious all the time, though. Punch it up with a floral-inspired wallpaper like in this powder bath below.

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Or go for the ultimate moody master bedroom with rich peacock-hued walls and coordinating bedding, grounded by a vintage rug.

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But if that sounds all a little too dark, try a velvet upholstered club chair to get the look without major commitment.la-dolce-vita-blue-velvet-chair

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ROUGE RED

Red is making a big resurgence. It hasn’t been super popular in the past decade, but I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot more of it in a whole new way.

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I saw tons of saturated red rooms when I was at High Point Market in April, like this vignette in the Bernhardt showroom, and there’s no color more eyepopping and statement-making than this.

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It feels so fresh with all the metallic accents, but kept from going overboard thanks to the linen upholstered bed.pencil-shavings-studio-high-point-16

I also loved how rich this dramatic chair was in a sumptuous red velvet at the Ambella Home showroom.pencil-shavings-studio-high-point-30

They featured crimson in several corners of the showroom.

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Of course, red is nothing new. Case in point is this lovely Parisian cafe scene, complete with swivel velvet chairs.

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HOW NOW, BROWN?

Finally, one last shot to inspire a whole new appreciation for the color brown. It’s oft-maligned, but brown can be approachable, friendly, and clean when paired with crisp white. This farmhouse entryway has loads of personality thanks to the horizontal stripes and pops of color.

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Say goodbye to summer in style by throwing a late-summer soiree. Think about it: One last chance to show off your tan and catch up on some much-needed girl time before the temperature drops and the kids go back to school. Let’s get this party (pardon me, soiree) started, shall we?

 

First thing’s first. Decor. Decorations are a key component to throwing a successful summer soiree. Summer-inspired centerpieces, floral decor, colorful tabletops and elegant place settings will set your soiree apart from other sunny season extravaganzas. I’ve put together 10 easy decor ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 

1. I’m officially in LOVE with these DIY Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers from A Blissful Nest. They’re beautiful, dramatic and oh-so-chic!

 

 

2. Check out Making Home Base‘s  Citrus Stamped Tea Towels for a quick, colorful and cheap update to any white linen.

 

 

3. Songbird‘s Easy Summer Arrangement is a refreshing take on a classic centerpiece.

 

 

4. How stunning are these DIY String Chandeliers by Ruffled?! With balloons, glue and twine you can make these beauties yourself.

 

 

5. Dessert anyone? Let your candy creations shine with a DIY Tissue Paper Flower Backdrop. See Project Nursery for step-by-step instructions.

 

 

6. Stylize your dishware with Sugar and Cloth‘s DIY Pineapple Plates tutorial.

 

 

7. Instead of flowers, opt for a succulent/cactus centerpiece. Add a burst of color to your table with these DIY Gold Dipped Plant Pots from The Style House.

 

 

8. Add instant fragrance to drinks with Petal Ice Cubes courtesy of Express – O.

 

 

9. I didn’t know this was possible! DIY Decoupage Palm Frond Balloons ?! Get the deets at Balloon Time.

 

photos courtesy of Studio DIY

 

10. Fruit made pretty! 100 Layer Cake does a Spray-Painted Pineapple Centerpiece flawlessly.

 

 

Happy Summer!

 

xx madison


I always seem to have one too many frames. Whether they’re on sale at Target or marked with a 50 cent sticker at a garage sale, for some reason I continually feel the need to purchase more and more picture frames. Maybe it’s an addiction…who knows?

If you’re like me and have 10+ picture frames laying around the house at any given time, it’s time for a change. Say goodbye to the forgotten frames bought at a thrift store far, far away and say hello to refreshing DIY projects of the here and now.

 

Little Inspiration gives her favorite Instagram photos a more permanent home with an old frame, floral wire, clips and a glue stick.

 

Don’t throw out the old, rusty silverware just yet! Instead, repurpose it with white spray paint. Spunky Junky shows us how to transform ordinary silverware into one-of-a-kind artwork with frames and upholstery (found at a thrift store btw).

 

While They Snooze transforms cheap-looking file cabinets into personalized (and more expensive!) cabinetry. You’re only a fresh set of hardware and a few white frames away!

 

Save money on paper by making your own dry erase board out of an 8 x 10 picture frame, scotch expressions masking tape and a white piece of cardstock. Two Twenty One shows us how it’s done.

 

One-of-a-kind artwork doesn’t have to break the bank! Apartment Therapy creates something exciting and new out of an ordinary piece of thrift store art by dipping its canvas and frame in paint.

 

Learn how to make your own pin cushion with Craftaholics Anonymous‘ easy tutorial! All you need is a frame, paint, fabric and batting.

 

Who says that picture frames belong on the wall? Instead, use them as magnets on your refrigerator for chore lists, weekly schedules, the kids’ artwork and more! Props to Vintage Glamorous for the idea.

Oh Crafts serves desserts on recycled frames. Convert any old frame into a tray like Lindy’s with a coat of spray paint and textured paper placed between the frame and glass.

 

Provide function for frames and style for shelves by combining the two. See Shanty Chic for a quick and easy tutorial.

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Frames are fun! You’ll be surprised at all the cool things you can do.


Spring is upon us, and with that comes the season of tanned legs and cute dresses. This week I rounded up some of my favorite dresses and skirts from the Internet to share with you all. Because nothing welcomes spring like an adorable addition to your closet!

 

I love the look of this flowy maxi skirt from Hello Copeland. Perfect for a day out and about, this pastel beauty will leave you looking gorgeous from the moment you step out the door.

 

 

If Southwestern is more your look, check out this gorgeous dress from Wedding Party. Wear with your favorite boots or sleek pair of pumps and you’ve got a style that will wow!

 

 

Simplicity can never be overrated. Pure white–although it can be intimidating for those of us who are prone to slips and spills–creates a timeless, chic look. This white wonder from The VivaLuxury is absolutely flawless.

 

 

Bright colors are a natural segue into spring–and this vibrant green and white dress from Fashion Ekstrax proves it. And those heels are to die for!

 

 

For a bolder look, try this turquoise patterned dress from Living In Yellow. The rope belt and jewelry ties (you see what I did there?) the outfit together with flying colors!

 

 

So what do you think? Are these dresses the perfect fit for spring?

 

Go forth and look pretty!

Erin


I’ve never really been one to spend too much time on my hair, but lately I’ve gotten the itch. Take a look at these completely amazing hairstyle tutorials that will have your locks going from flat to fab fast. Va-va-voom.

 

Never quite sure if you can pull off the braided headband look? This tutorial from Latest Hairstyles will get you on track. This style is perfect for a day in or a night out!

 

 

I love the simple look of this twisted crown tutorial from Twist Me Pretty. The best part? This style only takes 10 minutes.

 

 

For those of us with longer hair, look at this boho side-braid tutorial from The Wonder Forest. I’m having some major hair envy right now.

 

 

If up-do’s are more your style, try this classic bun from Style Studio. This look is so chic you’ll be turning heads all day long.

 

 

And lastly, next time you need something elegant but simple, try this fancy up-do from The Beauty Department. Perfect for spring, weddings, and spring weddings, this hairstyle is simply adorable.

 

 

And there you go. Until next week, Style Spotters!

Erin


Spring is right around the corner! It won’t be much longer before we’re all outside, soaking up some sunshine and playing in the sand. For the few weeks of dreariness we have left, brighten things up with an at-home mani pedi. Show off some adorably painted fingers and toes this spring with these cute ideas!

 

If dark is your color, add some sparkle with this silver line nail art from Styles Time. I love the classic look mixed with a modern spin.

 

 

I love the minimalist look of this white nail with black tips I found on We Heart It. This design is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a glamorous night out or a day at home.

 

 

Want some more spunk? Take a look at these cuties–polka dotted chaos from Beauty High. I can’t get over how simple and colorful this style is!

 

 

I’ve always wanted to try a reverse french tip. For a good tutorial, look no further than this blue and gold beauty from The Lacquer Log. Simple and elegant, this color palette makes for timeless sophistication.

 

 

And now for my favorite: I am absolutely in love with this silver and gold style on Lulu’s. Classy but fun, this look just screams summer!

 

 

See you back here next week!

Erin


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