Lesson in Design: Apartment Styling Tips from a Pro
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by {darlene}

I recently had the opportunity again to write some great design articles for Better Homes and Gardens. I am excited to share them with you! I’ll roll them out one at a time for your reading pleasure. {wink}

I hope you will head on over and read my article on How to Style Your Apartment like a Pro! Learn tips for styling all sorts of areas around the home, such as your coffee table, your walls, your kitchen counters, your drink station, etc.

apartment like a pro

{Better Homes and Gardens}

Best of all, these tips are useful for any home. I can’t wait to hear what tips you love and how you are going to play around with some of these styling ideas in your own home.

What is your favorite trick when it comes to beautifully styling your home?

#livewithbeauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ditto-worthy: agate wall project
Monday, June 22, 2015 by {darlene}

Happy {ditto} Monday! Ditto posts: learn how to ditto a designer room

Yep. A Monday Ditto. Carry on as if everything is normal…

It has been a while since I mentioned how much I do NOT like to do DIY projects. Those of you who have been hanging with me for a while know this fact. And you also know that I think, if you ARE going to bother doing a DIY project, I really think you should do one that is worth all the time and money. In other words, don’t be fooled into thinking DIYs are cheap, if you consider your materials and time.. so it had BETTER be ditto-worthy and look dang good in the end.

I keep an entire Pinterest board filled with DIY projects that I think are ditto-worthy. Not that I ever do any of them…

I call this board DIY’s Worth Doing, because I think they are WORTH it. They could result in a high-end look and will save you money and look ROCKING if you are willing to put in the time. Not many DIY projects make my cut, she says with a smile.

The other day I stumbled upon a project that I think is ULTRA ditto-worthy! I think you will love it as much as I do:

Check out this gorgeousness:

agate walls

{Rosa Beltran Design}

Can you believe that all of this magic happened with marbled art paper and mounting squares!!? FOR REAL. Click on over to this post on Rosa’s blog to get the full scoop {which is super simple} so you can recreate the prettiness in a nook of your own.

Cheap. Simple. Classy. with results that look like TOTAL high-gloss glamour!!!! I vote yes.

Feeling inspired by Agate and Marbled walls? I TOTALLY am.

More ditto-worthy inspiration for marbleized and agate walls can be found on my Pin-board “Inspiration Fabrics and Wallcoverings.” Meanwhile, here are three of my personal faves :

agate walls via the style saloniste

{ via the Style Saloniste }

House Beautiful wallpaper marble and agate

{ via House Beautiful }

Malachite walls

{ image via apparatus }

Would you do a marbleized wall?

Where would you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

OED motivation

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Be that Person
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by {darlene}

Here is a sweet, tiny little story that is worth pausing for, me thinks.

Two weeks ago, when I was having the time of my life shopping with a bestie in ATL, {Angenigma of course}…

I spotted this amaze-balls skirt in Anthropologie…

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I commented that I LOVED it…

“But where would I even wear something like that?”

Angela said something that I will always remember:

 

“Wear it to the grocery store. Be that Person.”

 

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Be that Person.

This post on being GUTSY was my way of saying that same thing,

but honestly, I just love the short-and-sweet of that truth:

Be that Person.

Be that person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

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ditto :: a guest room that will have you drooling
Monday, May 18, 2015 by {darlene}

A Guest Room That Will Have You Drooling

Happy {ditto} Monday! Ditto posts: learn how to ditto a designer room

Today’s ditto post features a room that I was SO DANG LUCKY to sleep in last week. My friend Angela’s guest bedroom. I wish I could share the full reveal of every corner of this gorgeous space, but can you believe it, I did NOT take pictures. I had a snafu with my flight, and I missed out on an entire day of my precious visit to Chateau d’Angela. Instead, I soaked in every moment of my house tour sans camera… soaking in time with my precious friend.

Me and my girl at Scott’s Market in Atlanta. Oh, and Shakespeare. And some other dude:

Darlene and Angela TPH and FHD forevahhhhh

Which by the way, if you do not yet follow Angela on her blog and on Instagram, your life is missing something.

and did I mention this???:

TPHblog home by @angenigma

Yep. That would be Angela’s home that she is renovating in jaw-dropping fashion.

Which is why I am kicking myself for not taking pictures. But, I will do my best to piece together as many pics as I can from the inter webs {ahem. stolen from her Instagram account and blog} to give you a glimpse into one of the most ditto-worthy rooms you have seen in a long time!

{Ditto posts demonstrate a great exercise for you as you continue to develop your own personal style: using your own favorite pictures, and making a quick list of what you actually love about the space. If you study what you love about a space, it helps you to bring what you LOVE into your own home!}

Interior Designers need designers too, right? Do you hear me Angela!!??? Feast in this gorgeousness and you will see why I am trying to drag Angela by her hair to help me decorate my own house!!!!

So. Ditto!!!!

The Guest Room that Will Have You Drooling:

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

and a few more pics with updated bedside styling and new pillows!!!

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

{ via TPHblog }

WHAT I LOVE {What I would ditto!}:

1. The HAND PAINTED peony wall. I. DIE.

2. The crisp bedding with gorgeous pillow detailing. And yes, I slept like a baby.

3. The stunning red bed. What guest couldn’t use a little drama? Hand delivered at Angela’s place.

4. The art. All of it. I am going to steal it.

5. The plethora of side tables, all inviting me to drop my bag down and stay a while. I think I shall…..

6. That bathroom. OH I WISH I had pictures. But do you see the little glimpse of it. That custom tile? Stalk Angela on Instagrammy to find out more. And beg her to post more pics, while you are at it.

7. Ribbon art!!!

8. The modern lines of the bed against the classic lines of the curvy-legged settee bench.

9. Oh, and did I mention THAT PEONY WALLLLLL?????????

DO YOU LOVE IT?? WHAT DO YOU LOVE? WHAT DESIGN ELEMENTS WOULD YOU DITTO IN YOUR OWN HOME? DO TELL!!!!!!

 

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 MY GENEROUS SPONSOR. THANK YOU!!!:

I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the August freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL 

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