Nothing is more classic, natural or easy than white cotton napkins, a sprig of boxwood or holly, simple white flowers and some jute rope. Happy holiday entertaining!
I haven't really used a mouse pad in the past, but after moving into my new condo and switching my desk to a glossy top version, I needed one.
I had, however, committed to a "nothing-new-move-experiment" so I couldn't go out and buy one. What to do? Create one with stuff I already own.
I simply covered a book with some pretty material I had stashed away. All I did was wrap the book like a present and use spray glue to hold. Easy-peesy, and didn't cost a dime.
What are your tips for no-spend solutions?
I'm loving this modern rustic industrial kitchen that could fit into any style house- farmhouse, loft, bungalow, even a condo. I love that the white backsplash was used above the cupboards right to the ceiling. The designer saved buying a whole other section of cabinetry by simply placing a table as a second workspace - sustainable and functional. Artwork in the kitchen is a must. And the colourful rug adds just the punch of warmth and character needed to make the space irresistible.
Friends of mine recently shared the happy news that they are having a baby girl! So exciting (congrats I&K)! She really likes the gray and pink colour combo and is looking for inspiration for a room that will fit into their farmhouse but also be modern and, you know, adorable. I love this colour combo (ok I love any combo with gray) so it was fun finding these great rooms. There are so many great shades of pink to consider. Number 4 and 5 are my faves. Yours?
|great repurpose/DIY project|
|change the blue to gray...|
|a pretty design she can grow into|
When I moved into my small condo (see more here) I knew I would need to get creative with what stayed, what went, and how I used the things I kept. Jenna Mahoney's book Small Apartment Hacks provided some good advice to keep me on track. Among her many tips was "use baskets and trays for collecting, organizing and displaying like items." I've always loved baskets, trays, bowls and other vessels for storage, and I've used plenty in my new space.
If you haven't checked out the book its worth a read. Happy small space hacking!
I recently moved into a new condo with the goal of spending absolutely nothing and bringing nothing new into the home that I didn't already own. You can read about it here. So when it came to figuring out how to organize my jewellery and bags, and also decorate my bedroom walls, I concluded that simply hanging my stuff on display would accomplish both needs.
I simply hung my necklaces from the tiniest of nails on the wall as an 'art installation'.
Bags went up on door-knob hooks.
And the rest of my jewellery is displayed on my dresser in a mix a modern and vintage vessels.