Hi lovelies! Happy Friday! I know I have been telling you my life is crazy busy, and I haven’t been posting as often the past couple weeks, but my blog is super important to me and I want to thank all my followers for your support and sweet comments! It really means a lot to me and I think its important to tell you often, how grateful I am for all of you, I digress!
Today I am excited to talk to you about color! Now that spring is here, a lot of people change out their pillows add flowers to vases, etc. to bring color and life into their home. I wanted to give you 5 helpful and fun tips on how to add color to your home this spring and summer! These tips are inexpensive and super easy!
1. Painting a drab, old dinning room table, your favorite color! Paint is a quick and easy way to add color to furniture.
2. Add pops of color in unexpected places like the inside of bookcases or cabinets.
3. Add colored vases and flowers to a kitchen or any room in your home!
4. Painting curtain rods a bright color is an adorable way to add color to your window!
5. Paint a wall an accent color. If your not brave enough to paint an entire wall, you could paint a small wall like shown below.
Hello lovelies! Sorry my posting has been a little sporadic! Ever since we got home from the cruise, life has been pretty busy! This last weekend was so much fun! I was blessed to attend two fabulous gala events! On Sunday, I wore this fabulous yellow Maggy London dress to a Children’s Cancer Fashion show! Attire, was spring dresses and check out my Prada shoes, I purchased these after my very first “real” interior design job! Anyways, those kids and families were so awesome and they are so strong! Dillard’s sponsored the Fashion show and allowed the children to choose outfits based on their fashion sense. They all looked so cute! It truly makes you count your blessings and thank God for your health! My mom and I took a few photos around the hotel’s property, the flowers were simply gorgeous!!! Enjoy!
What I Wore:
Bracelets: Forever 21/ Ring: Francesca’s/ Earrings: Vintage (my mom’s when she was young)Read More
Happy Thursday! Only one more day, until the weekend, yeah! I think most girls are obsessed with shoes and purses! I know for me they’ve always been my weakness, well chocolate too! I thought it would be fun to review a few of my favorite shoes from the past year! Which one(s) are your faves?
Fashionably Living is excited to have Arcadian Home guest post today! Arcadian Home is contributing to the Design Element Series! Since it has been a while, lets recap the first three Design Elements in the Series. The first in the series was lighting. Lighting can make all the difference in a space. The use of light in interior spaces greatly affects the environment and mood. The second Design Element in the series was Space Evaluation. When it comes to evaluating your space you have to see the space for exactly how it is. Slow down and take a good look at your space and how you use it. The third Design Element in the series is all about details! I once heard, “A room with real flair most likely comes from the heart of a risk taker.” Isn’t that the truth?!?
Now, Mari from Arcadian Home will be sharing with all of you lovely readers the fourth Design Element in the series!
Hello, lovely blog readers! It’s Mari here from Arcadian Home, a beautiful place to find lots of interior design inspirations, including amazing lighting fixtures, table decor ideas and lovely wall art. I’m so excited to be visiting Fashionably Living today to share a guest post about one of my favorite decorative and functional design elements–mirrors.
From foyer to bath, I hope these rooms will inspire you to bring the beautiful reflective qualities of these beauties into your interior (and exterior) spaces. Please enjoy!
A collection of gently aged mirrors in a wonderful mix of sizes and shapes creates the backdrop for this lovely vintage vignette.
Tall and narrow in a wide black frame, this mirror is perfect for the beautifully paneled space it occupies. All in all this is a chic and stylish look with a gorgeous raspberry silk upholstered bench and lovely contemporary foyer lighting.
Mirrors are often used as focal points over fireplaces. A massive sunburst mirror definitely draws the eye and creates excitement above this white-painted brick fireplace in an eclectic living room.
Another fireplace, this one with a classic look, gets the reflective treatment with a complicated gold-brushed framed rectangular mirror. It leans casually against the wall rather than being hung—an interesting choice for such a formal space.
Oval wall mirrors have their own special look. Here, a fancy feminine frame contrasts nicely with the rustic wood of the vanity.
Interior designer Tobi Fairley created this whimsical lilac and black bedroom for her daughter. A massive black-framed floor mirror mounted on the wall reflects filtered sunlight and the stunning canopied daybed across the space.
A light-filled living room has an appealing global vibe. Twin Moroccan mirrors add an exotic look to the space.
Mirrors can look magnificent in outdoor rooms. Here’s one gorgeous example created with round mirrors set in intricately crafted frames. How beautiful they look against the golden-hued wall.
What do you think of these mirrors, and where would you put them in your home? Leave us your comments and be sure to visit us for more home decor, lighting, and interior inspirations!Read More
Who doesn’t love an award or recognition for their work? I was taken back when I was reading Meggie Frue’s sweet comment on my post when I realized she had nominated me for an award. I feel very honored that Meggie from http://meggiefrue.blogspot.com nominated me for the Liebster award! You may be asking what is a Liebster award? It is an award given to inspiring bloggers that have less than 200 or 300 followers to help spread the word of their inspiring sites. You are asked to answer the 11 questions given to you by the blog that nominated you, and then create 11 questions of your own for 11 more blogs that you pass the award onto, each blog also having less than 200 (or 300) followers.
Here are the questions the lovely Meggie asked me…
1. Who in your life inspires you most?
My mom is the most inspiring woman in my life! She has endured so much and she is so strong because of it! Not only is she strong, but she is very talented! She is an amazing seamstress, she is a handywoman, great cook and an amazing mom, daughter and grandma. She has the sweetest heart and puts everyone before herself! She has always be an inspiring and amazing example in my life! I truly don’t know what I would do without her!
2. What is your favorite fashion trend this year?
3. What 2012 trend do you want to see disappear in 2013?
I am not a big fan of leggings being worn, with your backside being exposed! There aren’t many people who can pull this look off, so I would say most of us shouldn’t be wearing them, without a long shirt or sweater! I think Marion makes some great comments on her blog about this trend, check her post out here. http://marionberrystyle.blogspot.com/2012/12/can-you-wear-leggings-without-covering.html
4. If you could trade closets with a celebrity, who would it be?
Without a doubt, Blake Lively! Her clothes are amazing! She is a muse for several designers, which is an incredible honor and also means she gets to wear some of the most beautiful pieces they create.
5. What is the best thing about your life right now?
That I am healthy, my family is healthy, I have a loving husband and the list could go on! My blog is growing and so much more! Sure we all have our bad day’s and we all have bad things happen to us, but overall I am incredibly blessed!
6. Who is most beautiful person you know (inside and out)?
My mom, again! I have never met a woman who is so genuinely beautiful on the inside and outside! She is truly amazing! I also have two best friends Chelsey and Ashley who I would say are beautiful on the inside and out! I love these girls and I am blessed to have had them as best friends for over half my life!
7. What is the beauty product you cannot live without?
This is tough, because I have a few! But I would probably say mascara! I am lucky to have curly hair, so I only need water for that…lol and then if I have a nice tan, I usually like a splash of color on my lips and mascara!
8. What is your favorite facial feature on yourself?
I love my big brown eyes! My mom would probably say she loves my rosebud lips!
9. Skirts or pants?
Definitely skirts! I believe I have more dresses than I have pants and shorts put together!
10. Solids or prints?
I love prints! Solids definitely have their place in fashion and are closet staple, but I love plaid, gingham, ikat, etc!
11. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted an outlet to share my passions and connect with others who shared the same passions! I love inspiring others and I love being inspired! The blogging community is like a small family and even though I don’t know so many of you girls personally, sometimes it feels like were old friends!
Here are the lovely blogs I want you all to check out! They are all such great reads for me and I know you will enjoy them as much as I do! Some of you don’t have a GFC box, so if you have over 200 or 300 followers, my bad, I think your blog is amazing so you can do it anyway!
Here are the rules should you choose to accept:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you
3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog
4. Nominate 11 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award who have less than 200 (or 300) followers
5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog
Here are the questions I would like my nominees to answer:
- What is it about fashion and/or design that attracts you?
- What is your goal with your blog?
- If you could trade closets with a celebrity, who would it be?
- Coffee or tea?
- Imagine someone describing you to a stranger- what would they say?
- Why did you start blogging?
- Where do you find inspiration?
- Do your prefer books or magazines?
- What do you think it is the perfect recipe to run a fashion/lifestyle blog?
- How would you describe your personal and home décor style? Do you think they reveal part of your personality?
- Can you divulge any beauty secrets? A make-up must-have you couldn’t live without?
Remember to please leave me a comment after you have answered the questions and passed on the award. I look forward to hearing form all of you, and congratulations!Read More