If you’ve been around here for long, you know I’m a sucker for gallery walls. Yup, hello! LOOOOOVE ’em. Gallery walls have been riding a wave of popularity in the decorating world for a few years now. Gallery walls are definitely part part of the ‘collected’ and eclectic decor trend. But let’s face it, eclectically-decorated homes – and gallery walls for that… Read More
So I think I’ve read just about every great tutorial out there on how to paint wall stripes. But, I’m gonna be honest here: my first attempt at figuring out how to paint wall stripes a couple of years ago was a FAIL. I thought I followed everything to the tee – the right painter’s tape, the right measurements, and… Read More
When you’ve been a blogger for awhile, you get lots of pitches for product reviews. While this might sound great, only a handful are ones I’d consider writing about.
Awhile back, though, I found an e-mail in my Inbox from a company called Near and Deer, inquiring whether I’d like to try one of their faux deer heads. Now, I think you’ll agree, that’s not something you hear every day. And, since I hadn’t yet indulged in the ‘faux taxidermy’ decorating trend, I was intrigued.
Faux taxidermy has been all the rage in decorating in recent years. (See: Faux Taxidermy Is A Surprisingly Chic Decor Element.) I love the personality statement that a set of (fake) antlers makes in a room. They’re such a great mix of modern chic and rustic cozy. I’ve swooned over many room photos with them; I just wasn’t sure how a set of antlers would mix with my own decor scheme.
And then this guy arrived in the mail…READ MORE
When I decorated my first apartment and then our first home in the late 90s, gold decor was considered – in one word – tacky! Gold tones from ‘the overdone 80s’ were being replaced with simpler ‘white’ metallics like silver and pewter. Just like my aversion to wallpaper which I wrote about recently, I also developed an aversion to gold.
At the time, I went on a mission to de-goldify anything that could be painted or replaced. Picture frames, light switch plates, and jewellery – it was all fair game! Even in recent years, I’ve tucked Christmas decorations with any trace of gold at the back of the tree where they couldn’t be seen. (Their sole purpose was to balance out tree weight, lol).
So, when gold decor came back on the scene recently, I totally surprised myself by liking it! READ MORE!
Did you catch my last post about Wallpaper Aversion Disorder? Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of removing decades of wallpaper typically swear the stuff off. After all, what goes up must (eventually) come down. Decor trends, like everything else, are cyclical. And once you’ve stripped wallpaper, you can never go back. It’s a fool me once, kind of a deal. Well, at least that was my theory…READ MORE
OK, so here’s two words I never thought I’d say again: I wallpapered. (If you follow me on Instagram, you might have snuck a sneaky peaky.)
And, let me tell you, it’s no small miracle.
Fifteen years ago, I swore I would never-ever, ever-never, use wallpaper again. That’s what happens when you strip and scrape four decade’s worth of wallpaper with your own hands. By the time I tore the last piece of velvet flocked paper off the walls of our first home, I had developed a disease known to all owners of 1960s fixer uppers: Wallpaper Aversion Disorder. (It’s real, I swear.) READ MORE…