diy fresh greenery garland

By Melanie of You Are My Fav

I recently threw a baby shower and knew that I wanted a fresh, green garland to serve as a centerpiece for the rest of the party. When a local florist game me a quote of $300 to make one, I instead headed to Whole Foods and bought $35 worth of supplies. Although I’ve never attempted anything like this, I was happy with the result and even happier with how simple it was to make.

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neutral territory.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

Creamy-colored neutrals are back in a big way. I think it has to do with the popularity of the souk and flokati rugs that are popping up every where I look. The vintage Moroccan Boucherouite and Ben Ouarain rugs are a hit, too and even the cowhide. All these warm, fuzzy textiles seem to have influenced the decor that surrounds them and rooms are being designed without a lot of color, per se, but a multitude of rich creamy, white hues and textures. Makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and read a good, long book.

I love this Souk rug paired with very soft, pale gray. This is the beautiful home of Amelia Widell from Lovely Life.

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10 Great Prints for Newlyweds

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

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There may come a day when you are looking for a perfect little gift for that perfect little newlywed couple you are friends with. They already registered for all of the necessities and received those after the wedding. Wine is expected. Why not a piece of art? Many of couples move in to their new homes together after the wedding and are confronted with a giant blank slate… their new home! Help them start a fancy collection by gifting them with one of these fantastic art prints.

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RADIANT ORCHID: PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

By Celisse Muller, Customer Care Lead at Minted

Not quite pink, but not quite purple either, Radiant Orchid was announced as Pantone’s 2014 color of the year:

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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New Year. Less Clutter

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

For the new year, many resolutions include some kind of reorganization of our lives. The first thing that comes to my mind is going through the clutter accumulated from the past year and tidying up our living spaces. Here are just a few of my favorite shelving setups.

These reclaimed open wood shelves are a gorgeous way to showcase and organize your most beautiful belongings. This display can be seen at Twig & Twine in L.A.’s Silver Lake.

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Winter Whites.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.
This time of year, it’s easy to get carried away when decorating for the holidays. I’ve been trying to keep it simple and chic, like this dark green wall as a backdrop to glamorous white and silver ornaments and props from Elle Interiör via Emmas Designblogg. Keeping to a minimal color palette with pops of fun accents allows the room to be striking and modern yet still making it festive and fun! Here are a few of my favorite holiday decor ideas for making the end of the year quite merry.
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Artful and Sweet Gallery Wedding

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

paper runner covered lamp shades This past summer, I styled a wedding in a beautiful historic spot-turned-art gallery. The inspiration and theme were drawn from art-inspired media and surfaces: Ink, marbled paper, and watercolor washes. Check it out for all the details, along with a handful of tips on how it came together.

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New Years Eve Wedding Details

NYE Wedding Ideas

This time of year is pretty much the best time of year to get away with the most simple and sparkly color palette there is, black and metallics. Especially if you are having a New Years Eve Wedding. I love these colors are year round. I mean, can black, silver or gold ever go out of style? I don’t think so. So here are a few details in said color scheme you can easily incorporate into your NYE wedding.

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A Typographic Home

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

Lately it seems that many of the spaces I save as inspiration all have one thing in common – pops of beautiful and graphic typographic decorative elements. I’ll them all – the vintage metal letters, oversized, or paired with others. Like the “L A D” seen above from photographer Seth Smoot, using letters as accent pieces around your home or office is a great way to bring unique visual elements to a space that could spell out meaning, or hold a more abstract message.

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10 Bridesmaid Gifts Under 50 Dollars

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

One thing I had really looked forward to doing for our wedding was picking out special gifts for all of the people that helped us make that day perfect. And when the costs started adding up, it seemed less and less likely we were going to be able to splurge as planned. If you have a large wedding party, the gifts that you present them with can really add up! So i’ve rounded up 10 great gifts for your bridesmaids that won’t break the bank. Whether they are something they can use or wear at your wedding, or something you want them to enjoy after, i’m positive you’ll be able to find at least one for each gal on your list.

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