It’s a wonderful Thursday, guys! I have a really fascinating giveaway to bring to you from Everything But the House. I wanted to share this one with you guys because it’s new, unique, and it’s heavily concentrated in my area, although they do ship nationwide.
People always ask me where I shop for antique or unique odds and ends around Columbus, but truth be told, I don’t go to many stores, I mostly scour estate sales and garage sales. Here is where Everything But the House comes in. It’s an online estate sale with bidding/auction type style which I’ve found very fun. You can place your starting bid and the highest you’re willing to pay and then their system bids for you – within your price range.
So, onto the fun part! Here are the items I’ve either recently won (Eee!) or am currently bidding on (fingers crossed!). Sometimes it’s hard to envision someone else’s stuff in a more modern or cool way when it’s surrounded but other pieces that aren’t your cup of tea, but just like at a real estate sale, you’ve got to look past the life the item used to have and look at how it could be.
How do you guys like my picks!? Entry is just a click away:
It’s here, it’s here!! Finally, after so much waiting and anticipation (at least from my end), the Fall 2014 Grandiflora collection is live! Of course you all have seen the ‘behind’ the scenes photos of me preparing the product for this day since I showed you my photoshoot prep, the photoshoot in action, and some peeks from the shoot just last week.
We have TWENTY new products which are all so special to me in their own ways. We have one more which is just late to the game and will be debuting later this week (there is always a straggler, right?).
Aside from the new styles, there are a couple of other new things this season (you’ll love these):
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It's a big day around here! The second House of Earnest styling video is live and I had so much fun creating this one.
It doesn’t make total sense, but there is something about summer that makes me yearn for a little chinoiserie in my life. Maybe it’s the serene white and blue ceramics (like in this gorgeous patio) or possibly the presence of bamboo and other seemingly ‘exotic’ textures and materials. I think one of the big reasons I pine for chinoiserie is partially because I have absolutely zero of it in my current home design. After today, however, I might have to change that. I have picked out a few decor examples of how to get a hint of chinoiserie in your home without going totally overboard! I have an example of Chinoiserie in a classic home, a mod home, a coastal home, and a whimsical home! Let’s go!
Blue and white ceramics are synonymous with chinoiserie style and are very classic pieces. If your style is traditional, get a piece of this look with a little garden stool, ginger jar, or vase. We have Three more styles to cover!
Wow, has it only been two days? I told you on Monday that I had a lamp re-work in the cards and now it’s done! If you’ll notice from Monday’s post, both of my bedside lamps were two different colors. I had contemplated painting them both white, then swung back to painting them chrome, knowing that if I tried to make one look like the other, it just never really would.
I love the Tom Dixon pendants with black shell and shiny gold lining, so I thought the bed way to have both lamps look the same was to paint them completely different colors then the original…matte black.
I could have painted the interior gold with paint, but I wanted them to have the luminescent glow that only foil can achieve. Now, I hate working with gold foil. Foil is a pain in the ass, I will avoid it at all cost. But here, for whatever reason, I felt like it was completely necessary. I’m happy I ended up going for it even though I was cursing it the entire time. Just look how it glows!
If you’ve worked with foil before, you’ll know how you get crazy cracks and empty spaces, so I have a solution for that! I’ll show you how I completed this project and my little gold foil trick after the jump!
This post is going to be such a blast from the past for some of you! It was three whole years ago that I laid out some design plans for my guest bedroom and it was three years ago that I touched one detail in that bedroom (aside from stuffing it with random craft supplies and castaway furniture). The room was also home to all of our linens, towels, and extra bathroom supplies. It was a hodgepodge mess and here is the proof… The Before Pictures (eek!)
I had a grand plan for cleaning out the room, but there were so many moving parts. To get the room cleaned out, I needed to clear out all of my work and craft supplies, but I needed to move them into the office. As many of you will recall, the office closet held my clothes. So, just this year after Matt and I created a master bedroom closet space, I was finally able to move my clothes out of the office and therefore move the supplies out of the guest room (were you able to keep all of that straight?)
Now, the room is cleared out and cleaned up which is a starting point for a bigger redesign which will come soon enough, but right now, I’m really enjoying what a huge difference the small changes made to the room all without spending one penny. Before it was dark and was an odd combination of colors. It had all of my old college furniture (and still does) but the reconfiguration makes it a much brighter and refreshing place for a guest to spend a weekend.
Keep Reading for tons more photos and renovation plans!
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Get ready to fall off your chair. This home in the greater London area is absolutely gorgeous. It’s got a lovely balance of light filled rooms and moody neutral nooks. The black detailing in the kitchen alone is enough to swoon over.
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Have you ever heard of this company – light locations – that scouts homes for the media or photographic industry? I can only imagine if I was a London blogger working with the company’s amazing homes (like this one) for shooting projects or posts. I have worked on a few campaigns for which we’ve needed to use a location and in our area its all about a friend of a friend or finding someone who will let us borrow their home… so this is a dream of an idea. See more photos of this gorgeous home below!