photos by Jared Smith
I’m all about holidays, but to be totally honest, I don’t actually decorate too much for any of them just because it can be a large undertaking for such a short amount of time. Instead, I really love the idea of creating small elements with a holiday flair that you can use time and time again, but still make the space yours. To give you an idea of how to create a modern, gender neutral atmosphere for some upcoming get togethers, Brittni and I teamed up with Fossil to share our take on a simple Easter gathering & DIY leather chargers (as just one of the many handmade elements!) alongside some of our Houston friends.
In lieu of traditional Easter items, we opted to add in little nods here and there with ombre egg macarons, unexpected dip dyed egg colors as table accents, simple DIY bunny tail drink stirrers, and gummy fried eggs as party favors. In case Easter isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other ideas for your too, with spiked grapefruit lemonade cocktails, DIY leather chargers, DIY grid print runner, and LOTS of other goodies, cause you know, we always have to have more than one DIY around here!
photos by Jared Smith
I plan to gold foil all of the things after making this DIY gold foil brushstroke pillow over on Designlovefest. If things going really well someone might even remake Diamonds Are Forever but with a gold lovers twist and then my life will be truly complete. Until then, you can keep busy with the full tutorial for this pretty little lady right here!
We’re still basking in the sun over here in Florida behind the scenes, so be sure to keep in touch with us via Insta beach photos for now!
As we’re adding the last few touches to the new studio, I knew I wanted to add a simple pop of color on the wall near the kitchenette area. It was a little too plain to leave it empty, but I wanted to keep it simple since the kitchen shelves already have so much going on with them. To create a little nod to kitchen ingredients and staying on trend with the busy patterns and colors that are popping up everywhere, I made this DIY printable fruit wall art.
I was able to create really fun and quirky fruit photos by scanning them with our new Sprout, which would have been nearly impossible (or super, super time consuming!) without it. Since I know not everyone has access to a Sprout we’ve created several different sized downloads for you to save and print to have one of your own!
I personally love the #shelfie concept much more than the #selfie trend, so to support the movement, I’m sharing this DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock for more photogenic shelfies across the world. I know, I know, you can thank me later. In the meantime. let me just apologize to you for the incessant use of marble tiles in every other DIY lately. I have a slight addiction.
But seriously, they really do look good on just about everything: Shelves, desks, countertops, and even the dinner table. They’re basically your new best decor friend…