Of course there’s a full moon on Halloween in 2020.
As much as I’d like to blow off steam and get a break from the stresses of life, I’m staying in this year. Instead of giving out candy as usual, we might leave a grab-it-yourself bowl out on the porch for trick-or-treaters, but that’s it.
Artist Louise Jones known professionally as Ouizi works on many things – murals, printmaking, painting and drawing. I’m most taken with her outdoor murals: large-scale floral paintings on building facades, etc. My favorite so far is in Detroit, Michigan:
What a gorgeous DIY medicine cabinet project! A photo frame functions as the door:
Laura Gummerman at A Beautiful Mess.
So clever! And, of course, it’s highly adaptable to any taste.
However trite it may sound, the ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me. Now I kinda want to make a row of these in our front hall, bathroom, my workroom, etc. and store all sorts of little necessities right where they’re needed… 🙂
This photo in the June 2017 edition of Country Living magazine caught my eye:
Country Living magazine June 2017, p. 27.
“Quilted wallcovering. Create a warm welcome with this unique spin on an accent wall.”
It seems to be from a bathroom or a half bath with a red wooden dresser repurposed as a vanity, plus a red and dark brown wood-frame mirror set against a coordinating red, black and white quilt. By all appearances, the quilt is permanently attached to the wall.
Wow, what a wonderful look. The mirror on top of the pieced multicolor quilt is too busy for my taste, but I really like how striking the wall is and how well the space is pulled together.
A comparable look would be relatively easy to achieve with paint and a stencil, if you don’t want to use a quilt or are worried about the longevity of textiles as a wallcovering.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.
That’s such a LOVELY blue! The lines are a hint too modern for me, but I do love the color combo – blue with a bit of grey in it, white, grey marble plus a dash of black. And a Smeg fridge for the Red Dwarf fans out there… 🙂
I had to share this in honor of the U.S. opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Nicole Balch used a life-sized Boba Fett wall decal to finish off her son’s Star Wars -themed room, and the results are fantastic.
It’s from the home of Meg and Doug Van Lith and family in Phoenix, AZ.
I love wood and plants, and although the wood tones here are darker than what I prefer, the result creates such an inviting kitchen. Although ceiling-height tile backsplashes can feel cold and clinical, that’s not the case this time; the warm tones in the rest of the space counteract the backsplash. Also, the tile pattern carefully coordinates with the lighting over the island, and the open shelving and plants soften the strict black and white color scheme. Clearly Meg knows what she’s doing. It would be a pleasure to live in that house!
Also, I LOVE that they’re using their dining table for other everyday activities too, such as puzzle building. For me, a home isn’t a home if it’s too precious.