Black and Gold Christmas Decor

Christmas decor on console table | Decor FixTIS’ THE SEASON
Happy Black (and gold) Friday, friends. Today I’m sharing my entry way all decked out for the season in my favorite color combo.

Are any of you braving the crowds and shopping today? It’s not really my thing. I’ve done it before, and it pretty much sends me into panic attack mode. If I could ever master the art of shopping online, I’d never shop in stores again. For real.

My “crazy Christmas lady” comes out in the fact that I decorate at least a week before Thanksgiving. (I’m sure I have some fellow “Christmas crazies” who probably beat me.)

I’ve been in Christmas mode for a while, but somehow the day after Thanksgiving makes it socially acceptable to flaunt it like Buddy the Elf high on syrup. Prior to that you open yourself up to judgement and eye rolls from those who feel badly for Thanksgiving. (C’mon, like it really has feelings?)

Console table Christmas decor |Decor Fix
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Console table Christmas decor |Decor Fix

CONSOLE TABLE DECOR
It started with my black and gold lamp (from Target) that has a permanent spot there. I added the “O Night Divine” canvas from Lindsay Letters as the focal point, and layered the gold himmeli wreath I made last year on top. The little silver bottle brush tree was a gift, and I found the larger one at Hobby Lobby. The white village is a DIY that I created for Glitter Guide. (More details soon!)

Some of my favorite projects start at the dollar store. I love changing up every year, so I never spend much on new decorations.

You’d be surprised what you can find for just a few bucks from dollar store that make great DIY supplies or filler decor. (Remember my Christmas plaques? Still one my fav DIY’s ever.) I bought 12 glitter star ornaments at $1 a piece and glued them together before I hung them from the ceiling.

I love this little scene in our entryway, and the twinkle stars make a nice visual when Gemma and I sing “Twinkle, Twinkle”…which is no less than 100 times a day.

I’ll be back next week with a fun DIY for a wreath alternative. Thanks for spending a bit of your time here today…I’m thankful for you:)

*Remember you can get FREE shipping on anything in the Lindsay Letters Shop by entering: DECORFIXSHIP. Check this abstract piece that would be gorgeous year round.

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Our Master Bedroom Tour

Master bedroom tour | Decor FixOCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
If you’ve ever had the notion that every room in an interior designer’s home is perfectly decorated, let me just burst that bubble for you right now. In my home, some sad rooms end up like the ugly step children and get completely neglected.

Our poor master bedroom was about 4 years over due on some much needed love and attention, and recently I allowed myself a limited tiny budget and about one week to give it a refresh. We already had all the furniture, so the things on my list were bedding, art, lamps, and a few accessories.

You might ask why the time limit. Here’s the thing…If I allowed myself, I could get so obsessed with all the details that I’d probably Pin no less than 500 images on Pinterest, change my mind a dozen times, and never make a single purchase.

It’s so natural for me to help other people, but when it comes to my own home I suffer from “But what if there’s something better?” syndrome. Then we sleep in a gray box for four years.[Read More]

Lindsay Letters Holiday Collection

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I’ve been counting down the days when I could share this post with you guys, and couldn’t wait to show you the recently launched Lindsay Letters’ 2014 holiday collection. Friends, it is simply beautiful.

A few weeks ago, I had the sheer joy of getting to help with a styled shoot for some of the new stuff. Laura of Lark Photography (one of my “kindred” from college)  has been shooting Lindsay’s work since the shop’s beginning. Not only is she a talented photographer, but the girl can prop style like nobody’s business. Laura and Lindsay have this amazing rhythm together, and it was so much fun to see it firsthand and be a small part of what they do.

The three of us had iced coffee, leggings, a Pandora Christmas station (in October), and a table full of vintage props. What more could you ask for in an afternoon, really?Lindsay Letters Holiday 08Lindsay Letters Holiday 10Lindsay Letters Holiday 07
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12 Places to Find Art for Kids’ Rooms

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Art is usually one of the fist things I find for a room, and sometimes a piece of art was the inspiration for an entire room. I feel like kids’ rooms often get overlooked when it comes to art, but art is one of the easiest ways to add whimsy and color to a space for “littles”.

{Side rant…If I see one more crib with large white wooden letters hung on the wall spelling out the baby’s name, I just might lose it. When I see pics of this (done for the millionth time) I want to reach through the screen and shout sweetly suggest to the parents, “There’s AMAZING artwork out there–be better than white letters!!! “}

And if I have just offended one of  you, my dear friend, I am truly sorry…and I’ll offer you a free art consult to get RID of the white letters. Because I believe you’re better than that. I do.

I rounded up 12 of my favorite places to find art for kids’ rooms. I noticed as I was pulling this round-up together that my taste in kids art tends to feel retro. I especially love unique illustrations. It’s always a process for me to narrow down the artwork for a nursery or kids’ room. I usually have too many I want to use.

PLANNING A ROOM FROM SCRATCH?
Try this formula for your art plan: 

1.Something EDUCATIONAL: An ABC or numbers print.
2.Something PERSONAL: Something that matches the interest of your child (or theme of the nursery).
3. Something INSPIRATIONAL: A print with a quote or your child’s name.
4. A CREATURE or CHARACTER: An animal or a pirate or a princess…Something fun like that.

Affordable Art for kids rooms[Read More]