This is another great blog I stumbled upon, made 2 cREate. I originally got hooked with this amazing guest bedroom makeover, but as I continued to read Kara’s blog, I could not choose which makeover I loved more, the guest bedroom makeover, the master bedroom or this great music room she did for a client.
Kara’s style is eclectic to say the least. It’s amazing how she mixes the rustic, romantic, glamorous and the quirky to design truly original rooms. Be sure to check her out. You will love what you find. Oh…and did I mention she DIYed much of what you’ll see and she’s great with a budget.
Inspired by the ubiquitous #FF tag on Twitter, I want to highlight other great home blogs I’ve discovered. As you know, there are thousands of blogs on home design and decor. This is just my way of introducing you to bloggers who inspire me and keep me motivated.
First up, is A Punch of Color. Sheila and I share a common design philosophy. That philosophy is simply color, color and more color. I love browsing through all the photos on her site – total eye candy.
Yesterday’s NY Times featured a story on the Las Vegas Hart family. The Hart family, who originates from Texas, stayed very true to their roots. Everything about their 25,000 square foot mansion is big and over-the-top. With 32 chandeliers, double stair case foyer and thirteen bathrooms, you may think the Hart’s spared no expense.
However, looks can be deceiving. Larry Hart (pictured right) decorated much of the house himself. What are some of the favorite tools in his tool box? A glue gun and a cake-decorating kit. Surprised? In fact, Larry glued on all the adornments on the comforter pictured below and used the cake-decorating kit to create the architectural elements around the fire place.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of Larry’s decor style, but I think we could all learn from his ingenuity. I’m intrigued by some of these DIY projects, but I am concerned about their durability over time. What do you think?
Pantone announced it’s new color for 2010. And it’s (drum roll please)…Turquoise PANTONE 15-5519.
Now, I know some of you may be thinking Turquoise! What’s so new about Turquoise? And to be honest, I have no idea. I guess what’s old becomes new again. I feel like I’ve seen turquoise for a number of seasons. For a while it was popular to pair turquoise with brown. I then saw a trend of mixing it with greens, blues and browns with pops of orange. I pulled together a few palettes from ColourLovers to illustrate my favorite turquoise color combinations. For this year, I like the more muted turquoise with mauves and grays.
Anyway, I’m interested in your thoughts. What do you think about this year’s color? How would you incorporate it into your home decor?
Turquoise with Brown
Turquoise with Greens and Blues
Turquoise with Browns and Orange
Muted Turquoise with Mauves and Grays
Apartment Therapy is hosting their second annual “Homies” awards for the best shelter and design blogs in the following five categories: home design, home tech, kids at home, green home and home cooking. Have you voted yet? If not, hurry up and get over to Apartment Therapy and submit your vote. The last day to vote is Wednesday, January 6th.