Back-to-School Supplies: Gold, Stripes, Dots, and Neon!

By Amy Ehmann of  Design Lotus
back to school gold gear

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, I’m not talking about Christmas, but Back to School (BTS)! Growing up in the 80s, Lisa Frank was the end-all, be-all for my back-to-school gear. But with the new-school crowd these days? Not so much. Instead, send your stylish kids to class with the Midas touch with these gilded BTS accessories. Better than any paper airplane—how adorable is this airplane charm necklace?! And gold foil-pressed mommy calling cards are perfect for play dates, carpools, and nonstop birthday parties.

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Rain or Shine Design

By Amy Ehmann of  Design Lotus

Rain or shine… Day or night…  Anytime is a good time to bring the sun, moon, stars, and clouds inside. From art and bedding to upholstery—we’re going all-out celestial crazy today.

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Alphabet Love

By Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus
Stationery Alphabet

The ABCs are not just for kids anymore. Designers love the alphabet! I have several alphabet posters in my home. My kids probably think it’s for them, but it’s really because mom has a affinity for letters and all it’s form…

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An Easter Fete

by Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus
Minted Easter Party

Minted Easter Party

For Easter this year, I traded in the typical bright pastels for something a little more subdued and natural. More neutral for my boys and more organic for me. Minted’s Wooded Bloom dream party suite by By That Girl Press fit the bill perfectly. My color scheme was earthy neutrals, mint green and a pop of yellow for Spring!

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The Lettersmiths : Jill De Haan, Simon Walker, & Andrew Frazer

By Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus

Handlettering is everywhere you look, from pinterest to home catalogs. I enjoy this vast trend from the subtle to drastic differences, each unique to each designer/artist. I want to share with you three of my favorite lettersmiths. The suffix, -smith connotes a meaning of specialized craftsmen and all three of these individuals are experts in the field of hand lettering.

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Let’s Go for a Color Dip

By Amy Ehmann of  Design Lotus

Dip Baby Dip… I can’t seem to get that 90s song out of my mind – looking at all these fun color dipped projects. I don’t think there can be a more fun and easy way to add a pop of color to just about anything you own. Boring keychain? Drop it in some neon pink paint and you’re suddenly on trend. Ugly plain wood utensils? No problem. Let them go for a dip in your favorite shades and voila! Instant style.

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