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Cute Chair + Coordinates

This cute chair is on sale for $359.  The gray/white patterned fabric really makes it come alive.  Below are some other fabric coordinates that could be used with this chair for pillows, draperies, and other upholstered furnishings.

All fabrics from Calico Corners

Rainbow Kitchen Cabinets

Sorry guys, I've been a little lame on posting this week.  I am still just trying to get settled into the home we are renting - it's a mess! ____________________________
Would you be gutsy enough to do something like this in your kitchen??

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Nandini!  You are the winner of the Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway!  Be on the look out for an email on how to claim your prize:)

I received so many entries for this giveaway - THANK YOU (seriously:) to everyone that participated!

Parade of Modern Outdoor Planters

Do you have a green thumb?  Here in SC the weather is beautiful and now would be the perfect time to start thinking about planting flowers & other greenery into some gorgeous modern planters.  

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9
A few other Parade of... Posts you might enjoy: decorative boxes colorful plates stair runners
To enter the STENCIL GIVEAWAY click here.


Happy Friday!  We're finishing up packing today and moving tomorrow - so here's to a quick post to leave you drooling...:) Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling & Frosting

Don't forget to enter the STENCIL giveaway!

Throw Pillow Makeover

See these pillows below...ya.  They need some help!  I have been dying to recover them for quite awhile now.  They sit on my sofa that I blogged about here.

 Finally, help has arrived.
For my upcoming birthday, I told my husband I wanted fabric :)  And this is what I chose.  I really the love combination and I am dying to start making them! Unfortunately, they will have to wait just a short while - we are moving into a home this week and I have to pack!
I will be sure to let you all see the new and improved pillows once they are done!
Interested in my design services, visit mywebsite!

Stencil Giveaway!

Lately, you may have noticed a lot of hype in the design & blogging world about STENCILS.  It is a fantastic cost- effective way to get a wallpaper look without spending a ton of money.  Now, don't stop reading if you rent and aren't able to paint your walls.  Stencils can be used on a wide variety of surfaces such as furniture, cabinet fronts, pillows, draperies, canvases (like I did for this project) and the list goes on and on!!

Guess what?!  Royal Design Studio is giving away a $50 (free shipping within the continental U.S) shopping spree to one of my lucky readers!

It is so easy to enter:

Simply browse through the Royal Design Studio website, and then leave a comment here on my blog mentioning your favorite stencil.

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one you complete):

1) 'Like' Royal Design Studio's Facebook Page
2) Following RDS on Twitter
3) Following RDS on Pinterest
4) Follow this blog

***The last day to enter will be Wednesday…

Colorful Table Settings

Spring is quickly coming upon us - its just about time to bring out those colorful table settings.  One Kings Lane had some bright and colorful items:

links to:
placemats serving bowls towels/tablecloths

Paint Chip App

The other day I visited Recycled Consign & Design where  Amanda shared Sherwin-Williams new app 'Chip It!'  

Needless to say, I couldn't resist putting the app on my toolbar!  I think it is a great jumping point for finding paint colors for a space if you are lost, also it's quite addicting and fun to play around with!
For all the details on how to get this app, visit Amanda's blog. (Thanks for sharing Amanda!)

Sources of images chipped via my pinterest boards

Stenciled Canvas

Image via Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio is great place to go for the wallpaper-look without the cost.  They were kind enough to send me their hounstooth stencil.  I think it would be amazing on a wall (shown above) but I can't painted the walls in our current rental, so I tried something else...
Stenciled Canvas

I chose a pretty bold blue to offset the boring wall color and breathe a little life into the space.
Because I was working on a canvas vs. a large wall I decided to be a little creative with it and have the color fade from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner.

I used craft acrylic paint purchased from a local craft store, and a 1'stencil brush (also from Royal Design Studio).  All in all, it was a pretty quick project that I had a lot of fun working on!
Royal Design Studio has so many different patterns ranging from traditional to modern.  There is something for everyone's taste!
Also, don't think that stenciling isn't for you if you ar…