As promised, after all that talk about accent walls, I’m excited to share my tutorial on how to paint an ombré wall at home. As far as feature walls are concerned, this one has my heart.
After painting this soothing accent wall for my friend, Erin, I nerded out on Pinterest on the subject. Ombré is the practice of blending colors from lightest to darkest tones. The trend has taken over and is now a popular hairstyle, manicure, and it’s even one of the most requested styles of wedding cake this year! In design, the effect is as dramatic as the contrast you allow in the tones. To me, the overall effect itself is very calming. Take a look at these gorgeous, airy curtains.
Photo: HGTV.com, via Spicer + Bank
Photography by Daniel Collopy
This DIY Barn door project could be a solution to many issues in many homes, but for my newlywed friends – it’s keeping romance alive in Costa Mesa, CA.
Newlyweds Scott and Chelsea bought a new home and fell in love with the high ceilings, gorgeous light, and great location. After some remodeling, they moved into the space and quickly realized a glaring problem: the master bedroom had a bathroom connected to it, including a two-sided fireplace they’d originally been impressed by- but were now completely frustrated at the lack of a door they could close to use the bathroom!
Candace Olsen design (c) HGTV
On the road again… but unlike Willie Nelson, I don’t have my own tour bus. So, it’s hotels for me.
There’s nothing like sinking into a freshly made bed with a chocolate mint on the pillow at the end of a long trek, but I must say… it’s hotel bathrooms that are especially inspiring to me these days. I’m impressed by the simplicity and efficiency of them. At a glance they may seem ho-hum, but you know what? There’s actually a lot more than meets the eye.
Hotel-Inspired Bathroom Design
Photo courtesy of UglyHousePhotos.com
You’ve got personality, you know it and your friends know it. That doesn’t mean the whole neighborhood needs to know it. Be your fabulous self without broadcasting it all over your home like you’re a circus ringmaster with a paintbrush megaphone. Read Post…
I’ve got a large stash of old hardware that we’ve pulled off various jobsites. There’s a box in the back of my car, one in my office and a box in my hall closet. Sheesh! As the holidays approach, all that cool hardware got me to thinking – I’d love to recycle this stuff into a DIY gift wrap project. The beat up stuff is beautiful when you pair it with something glamorous, kind of “industrial chic”.
I poked through my collection and came up with really old hinges, keys, keyholes, and lots of bits and pieces, nuts and washers. It makes me happy to see these old pieces – some from the late 1800’s – enjoying their own Renaissance in my gift wrap. Read Post…