Dip Dye: Round Up

As we hit the end of Summer I felt a round-up of my favorite dip dye projects was in order. I often wonder how long a trend will stick around before it fades out. I love seeing this trend evolve and extend beyond staining fabrics to wood, paper, metals, plastics, canvas and even hair!




Remember this from my Spring tablescape 101 over at Bright.Bazaar? I had so much fun making these fuscia ombre napkins.

did you try dip dying? how did it turn out?

images: via| design sponge | bright.bazaar | martha stewart | style me pretty | ideas to steal

guest post: beautiful bedrooms

Putting together this guest post has me wanting to crawl back into bed! Whether you are in the process of a bedroom makeover or not, these beautiful bedrooms are sure to get you in the mood for one!

Sprucing up your bedroom doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive; with just a few well-chosen enhancements you could give your boudoir a whole new look.

One of the most important factors to consider when planning your bedroom is the bed.  This is the biggest piece of furniture in the room and can set the tone and mood for other furnishings. Whether you go for a sleigh bed, a painted wooden bed, something with storage or a luxurious king-size, comfort is key. For those in the UK, you’ll find a great selection of beds at www.time4sleep.co.uk

Next, plan out a color palette that you feel relaxed and comfortable with. Remember, this is a space to relax and unwind, so bold reds and orange walls might not work too well. Instead, use these colors in smaller pieces such as accent pillows or throws.

Canopy beds or drapes around the bed not only create a luxurious feel, but also keep the bright daylight out for late sleepers.

Layering the bed with soft bedding in graphic patterns adds visual interest and inviting feel to the room.

Art pieces on walls livens the space. Hang a large piece above the bed or a few pieces above the nightstands. Nightstands with drawers hide  essential bedside items and keep the surface looking clutter-free. Remember, clutter is a major hinderance to relaxation.

images: via house beautiful | lonny | Elle Decor | desire to inspire | bd interiors
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trend alert: faux bois

From cakes to invitations, ceilings to walls, side tables to bed frames, tableware to pillows, rugs to  fabrics, fashion to laptop sleeves, faux bois (wood grain) pattern is everywhere! And I like. Easy to DIY, this textured finish looks great in vibrant colors too.

Martha Stewart takes up a level by crafting chocolate in faux bois pattern.


I’d love to give it a try on a small surface like placemat or runner. I took a textures and finishes class at NYU and faux bois was one of many that we learned to create. Wonder if it will come back easily to me. This tutorial should serve as a handy refresher.

How do you feel about this trend? Like? No like?


via martha stewart, bhg, elle decor, pinterest