What goes with beige ? {and other design problems. solved.}
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by {darlene}

What goes with beige?

 

Have you ever been stumped by any of these design obstacles in your home?

Beige carpet… that is here to stay, to your dismay.

Beige walls… or worse…. swine {as lovingly named by my friend Melissa}, that cannot be changed.

Dark floors… that you wish you could change, but that is not an option.

What can you do about these stubborn design obstacles?

what goes with beige

I wrote a few articles for Better Homes and Gardens that addresses just these challenges. The articles are chock full of ideas for turning your design headaches into interior design features.

So head here if you have ever wondered: What goes with Beige carpet?

Head here if you need to know: What do I do with these Beige walls?

and head here if you wonder: How can I brighten this room with these dark floors?

Stop by.

Say hi.

And let me know, what are YOU going to do about your design obstacle?

 
 

 

 

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A fun interview with Allume
Friday, July 18, 2014 by {darlene}

This fall I am speaking at my favoritest blogging conference ever… which is truly SO much more than a blogging conference. It is a life-giving gathering that ministers to my soul; a ministering that lasts all year long. It is a gathering that has touched this blog for years, as the messages permeate into what I share here in this space called Fieldstone Hill Design.

allume

Allume is the place where some of my most treasured friends gather, and we align our priorities together. I cannot tell you how thrilling it is to be in the midst of some of the most talented, passionate women in the blogosphere. And… oh my…. THIS year…. to be speaking with them {seriously. check out this line-up of wonderful people}! How very humbled this little gal is feeling.

Today, you can find me hanging out over at the Allume blog. I am sharing a few fun things about myself, and I would love it if you stopped by to say hi. There are some fun tidbits that you probably didn’t know about me…

SO COME BY and say hello!!!

Fieldstone Hill Design

 {did you know that I am a bit of a rule-breaker at heart? And that love big jewelry. ‘Tis true. Love this pic of me from Allume, 2 years ago. Thanks, Darcy}

It has been a dream, dream, DREAM of mine to speak at Allume, and I have to pinch myself that it is happening. How I truly hope to see you there this Fall.

Are you going??

 

 

 

 

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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 July freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

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How to make your own Water Bar
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by {darlene}

How to make your own Water Bar

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

Gorgeous display is essential to good design.

But so is usefulness and practicality.

Friends, we can have both. In fact, I pretty much live by it. #Livewithbeauty is not just my motto, it is something I truly believe.

Why drink out of a plastic happy meal cup, when you can drink out of a lovely glass or ball jar that makes you smile? And then display those ball jars in a happy row on an open kitchen shelf? Rest assured, tossing your happy meal cups and replacing it with lovely ball jars does not happen overnight. But devote yourself to these little changes, and bit by bit…. voila: GORGEOUSNESS. Design truly is in the details.

Now, don’t faint: Today I am sharing a borderline DIY. Let’s just call it a “project,” shall we? I don’t want to get a reputation. heehee. And, as always, you can count on me for simplicity and high impact beauty, so this is a simple one!

This is more about shifting your mind to a brand new idea of  ”The Bar.” {<- tweet this}

Bars are a gorgeous display option for the home. They are

1. inviting
2. practical and useful
3. hospitality focused, and
4. offer an excellent opportunity to add some glam details to our space.

bar display{via Elle Decor}

But not all of my clients are drinkers, and then – for those who are – some already have a bar in their home, but want another gorgeous display option for another room that is also hospitality focused. My solution, that I am rather tickled about? The Water Bar.

How to make your own Water Bar

It truly could not be simpler to make your own gorgeous water bar display. Here is what you need:

1. A tray

Select a tray that is large enough to hold your goodies and that you love to look at. Never underestimate the joy of selecting things you love for your home.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

2. Various waters

Select waters that come in simple and pretty glasses. My top recommendations are the San Pellegrinos and Perriers. I also love Metromint. {You can find links below in “shop the post”}

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

3. Pretty Glasses

Here is a fantastic opportunity to go glam. Have you always wanted a set of gorgeous glasses? Here is the perfect spot to use and enjoy them.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

4. A bowl of citrus

Offering water with lemon is such a hospitable gesture for your guests. Before friends arrive, cut several slices of lemon, lime and/or other citruses into wedges. Display in a beautiful bowl.

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

5. Accessories {optional}

Stirrers, Ice bucket, a pretty book on hospitality, a small vase of flowers.

Of course, here is where you can start to really have fun. All of these are just extras, so don’t let these stop you from throwing together your very own Water Bar today!

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

How to make your own water bar via @fieldstonehill

 

 



 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Add some Lemon Oil to your Water!!

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 July 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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five faves :: gorgeous red white and blue rooms
Friday, July 4, 2014 by {darlene}

Five Faves from Fieldstone Hill Design

Five Faves :: Red White and Blue Rooms

Red white and blue rooms

Happy Independence Day, America!

Today, when sparklers blaze and fireworks fill the night sky, I hope that your day is filled with precious family time and wonderful memory making moments. And, if you find yourself relaxing for a bit, enjoy these pretty and gutsy Red White and Blue rooms. Soak in some Americana.

 My Latest, Most Favorit-est Red White and Blue Rooms:

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{Red white and blue is perfectly at home in the lake house. Has there ever been a more perfect space saving floor plan? The stairs are dresser drawers, people. That rug is completely amazing. Lake living: Pure heaven and completely ditto-worthy. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{This welcoming foyer. In actuality, the rocking pineapple wallpaper is black. But I like to believe, as a die hard navy fan, that it might just be navy. Permit me to dream. The richly painted black and gold furniture. Hello awesome red glossy door. Do you see the red ants? Pretty sconces. And the perfect, welcoming bunch of daisies. Ditto. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{Why be anything other than gutsy? LOVE this bold wallpaper, in all of its red white and blue goodness. All other elements can stay understated as the walls steal the show. That mirror is perfection as well. via.}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{pretty. and classy. and a stunning way to bring some Red White and Blue into your home. Hello pretty blue and white toile headboard with red taped border. via}

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

{I love this space. Design brilliance. It is bold and fun and offbeat and fabulous. If you ever think a wallpaper you picked is too bold, remember this paper, and take courage. George Washington agrees. via}

and. hopping into my sixth fave – because I always like to break the rules, here is a bit of Americana for you:

Gorgeous Red White and Blue Rooms via interior designer @fieldstonehill

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Itching for more Red White and Blue?


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“Five faves” is a great way to focus in on interiors that you truly love. Try it yourself! Gathering several of your MOST fave pics is an excellent exercise in helping you to define your personal style.

Which one is your Fourth-of-July fave? Do tell!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I am SUPER IN LOVE with the new foil-pressed personalized stationary, just released on Friday, from Minted. It is absolutely gorgeous. This one is my fave. I am thinking it would look lovely with Fieldstone Hill Design at the bottom!

foil minted

Click below to get your own, plus the Fourth of July sale!

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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 July freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL :

YL ditch drugstore

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