Outdoor Pillows: Fun, Stylish & Reasonable

April 19, 2014

You may have already purchased your outdoor pillows for this spring and summer season but if not here are a variety of fun, weather resistant pillows that would work in a bunch of different style outdoor spaces. What's great about pillows is that that you can buy new ones at any time and change the whole mood of your space. What's not to like about that?? 

1. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Outdoor Square Decorative Pillow / $12.49 / JC Penny

2. Outdoor Ogee Pillow / $39 / West Elm

3. Hello Yellow Pillow / $34.95 / CB2

4. Threshold Navy Chevron Pillow / $12.95 / Target

5. Pisa Square Outdoor Pillow / $18 / Home Decorators

6. Coral Outdoor Pillow / $35 / Grand In Road

7. Outdoor Stripe Tile Pillow / $12.95 / West Elm

8. Green and Aqua Dotted Ikat Outdoor Pillow / $24.99 / World Market

9. Calliope Jute Trim Pillow in Spice / $25 / Pier 1

10. Weverly Awning Stripe in Turquoise & Cream / $22 / Outdoor Pillows on Etsy  

There you have it - a bunch of my favorite outdoor pillows & they all come at a reasonable price. The list could of definitely went on but I think I gave you a good start :) Each site has tons more options you can check out also!


No-Fail Neutrals

April 13, 2014

From cool shades to warm tones, these neutrals will be just what you're looking for & if not, it will make picking out a paint color much, much easier. I found this image on Pinterest from Better Homes and Gardens & needed to share how great these colors are. Whether you're looking for a golden, gray, sage, blue or off-white tone these paint colors will do the trick. I especially love Stone by Valspar - finding the right gray can be a needle-in-the-haystack task but that one is my favorite. Which one do you like best? Even better, do you have a certain neutral paint color that you can't get enough of? I'd love to know!

Neutral shades


Nautical Accents for your Home

April 12, 2014

If you're like me than you have a soft spot for anything nautical. Especially since spring is here and summer is around the corner, incorporating a few nautical pieces may be just what your home needs. Whether you are looking for some new items for your beach house or your beach-inspired space up in the mountains, these nautical accent pieces are some great finds for any space. All of these items would work with most of your existing decor such as a fun doormat and some burlap throw pillows which are a perfect way to gradually add some nautical fun into your home without going overboard (no pun intended) and will look great year-round, too. Enjoy! 


Accent Tables Under $100

April 6, 2014

While searching the internet for inspiring home decor like I usually do, I couldn't help but notice all the fabulous options for accent tables & the best part is they are all reasonably priced at under $100! That's when it struck me to share some of my favorite finds. Whether you're re-doing a space in your home or redecorating for the spring, these accent tables will give a little personality to your home - as a nightstand in your bedroom, an end table in your living room or as an outdoor side table. Some may even come in more colors than shown so check them out - Enjoy!


Decorating with Succulents

April 4, 2014

I remember when I first heard the term succulent years ago watching an episode of HGTV's Design Star where a contestant planted succulents on top of a tree stump which also was used as an accent table. The judges loved it and so did I. Since then, and especially now, I see succulents used in design that provides a rustic feel & I can't get enough - I just love the way they look. You can either buy any succulents you'd like & any terrarium or pot to plant them in or you can buy them already planted. If you have children, creating your own succulent terrarium would be a fun project to do together! 

Now you may be wondering what exactly is a succulent & why use them in design? Succulents are plants, sometimes called fat plants, that have parts that are thicker than normal usually to retain water in arid climates and soil conditions. Because of their low maintenance and how they retain water, they are perfect to use in interior design - they provide a lush and beautiful look year round. Here are some of my favorite places to buy them & how to use them in design. Enjoy!

1. Placing succulents in planters on the wall creates an 
eye-catching piece with a rustic look.

 Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters / $19 - $69 / West Elm

2. Hanging a glass terrarium with hemp rope and
adding sand creates a fun, beachy look.

 Fashion transparent hanging glass vase creative home decoration Succulent Terrarium Kit Housewarming Green Gift
YYCustomizedGlass Succulent Terrarium Kit / $12.99 / Etsy

3. You can order pre-arranged succulents just
like this one as a gift for friends, family or for your own home.

Succulent Garden
Succulent Garden / $24.99 / 1800Flowers

4. These faceted terrariums have such a fun look,
perfect to place atop a coffee table, console or on a shelf as decor.

Faceted Terrariums / $29 - $39 / West Elm

5. This set of 3 geometric planters are cute & fun - 
I picture them scattered around a coffee table or atop a desk.

 Geometric Mini Planters set of 3, for succulents, Home Decor
ShadeonShape Geometric Mini Planters Set of 3 / $45 / Etsy

I know you can order a variety of succulents from West Elm or from a bunch of 
Etsy shop owners here - I hope I gave you some good ideas for planting just in time 
for spring!