Nursery DIY: Upholstered Cornice

Upholstered Cornice 150x150 Nursery DIY: Upholstered Cornice

I know I have been a little behind on sharing updates on the nursery. I’ve gotten so caught up with all my little projects, I didn’t leave much time to putting together some posts on them. Nevertheless, I am excited to say that the nursery is almost finished! I still have some finishing touches to …

DIY: Metallic Specimen Art for $25

Specimen Art copy 150x150 DIY: Metallic Specimen Art for $25

Lately I have acquired a minor obsession with gilt objects. My husband often wonders why I rarely become obsessed with something cheap. Where is the fun in that?? Plus, when I find things I love that are out of my price range, it provides incentive for me to make a thrifty DIY alternative. So, I’m …

Color Elite E-Swatch System

pantone 1 150x150 Color Elite E Swatch System

Designed by Liao-Hsun Chen as a way to replace the use of paint chips and fabric swatches, the new Color Elite e-swatch system utilizes a combination of e-paper technology, a compact scanner, and the internet. Users simply scan an object, scene or color they wish to replicate and the device will identify similar shades and provide …

Microwave-Pressed Flower Art

IMG 3457 300x200 Microwave Pressed Flower Art

Looking for a way to hang on to a little piece of summer sun? With this easy DIY project, you can preserve your favorite summer blooms and create a little art at the same time.  After gaining popularity during the Victorian era, the process of flower pressing usually included large, heavy books or cumbersome wood …

Vacation Color Inspiration

Mai Tai 298x300 Vacation Color Inspiration

Even though Fall is here and is without a doubt my FAVORITE season, I am still feeling inspired by the colors of summer. Fresh off my late-season summer vacation to Maui, I immediately started pouring over the hundreds of photos from the trip; each one eliciting fond memories of excursions through the tropical landscape, snorkeling …

Decorative Modern by DwellStudio 2011

Chester Sofa Vignette 272x300 Decorative Modern by DwellStudio 2011

Finally!!! Known for their vibrant patterns and stylish accessories, DwellStudio launches their collaboration with Precedent Furniture in their 2011 Catalog.  Available in early October, the Decorative Modern Collection features seating, beds, and occasional pieces that reflect a fresh take on mid-century design.

The new line also features a variety of exclusive fabrics. The soothing muted hues …