Design Fixation


7 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Things You Already Have

Turn a plain old clipboard into a fancy one! Here's the tutorial.

Give your porcelain mugs a makeover with this Sharpie technique.

Dress up your heels with a pretty piece of lace... find out how here.

Learn how to make a beautiful gilded piece of wall art here.

Marbled mugs will add some color to your morning coffee. Get the tutorial here.

Spray paint an old glass vase using these directions.

Instantly upgrade a bag by adding leather handles. Directions here.


Typeface Tuesday /// Dough Type

Another food-related typography piece for you on this lovely Tuesday. This gorgeous piece was created by the very talented Michael Mahaffey, co-founder of Tiny Giant. Head over here to see more of his work. 

Want more food type? Check this out.


7 Incredibly Easy, Totally Chic IKEA Hacks

Transform a picture frame into a gorgeous tray. Get the tutorial here. 

Make this modern pendent light using these instructions.

What a cute little side table! Get the how-to here.

Read more about this leather chair hack here.

All you need is paint for this one... get the tutorial for these stools here.

Make a narrow console table for those tight spaces. Here's the tutorial.

Dress up a set of plain wooden drawers using these instructions.


Decor Trends /// Layered Living Rooms

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Now that I suddenly have two living rooms (we just upgraded from a small condo to a house and it has a living room in the front and a more casual family room in the back) I've had layering on the brain. I've noticed that it's been popular around the interwebs lately and I think it's just lovely. There's no better way to give your space a lived-in, high end feel than layering luxe fabrics and furniture. Above are some of my current inspiration photos. What do you think of the trend? Too much? Just right? 

And in case you'd like to follow along with my new house decorating journey, follow me on Instagram where I post updates more frequently.


Typeface Tuesday /// Paper Type

Designers Eurydyka Kata and Rafał Szczawiński call this beautiful typographical experiment the "Slasher Alphabet." Letterforms are sliced out of one sheet of paper, revealing another brighter piece behind. Find out more about these wonderfully creative people on their fascinating blog.

And in case I've whet your appetite for paper-related typography and now you want more, head over here.


7 Unique Houseplant Display Ideas

Place a plant in a basket and put it on a small stool to give it some height. Via.

Put an airplant in a geometric hanging planter. Via.

Place vines across the wall. Via.

Cluster a trio of hanging plants in the corner. With gold pots, of course. Via.

Use them as part of a gallery wall. Via.

Another way to mount plants to the wall. Via.

Okay I know, this isn't a houseplant... but the idea could be used inside! Via.


Typeface Tuesday /// Chalk Lettering

Love this! The lettering is oh so beautiful... plus it makes me giggle. By designer Lauren Hom. Head over here to see more of her stunning work.


7 DIY Statement Necklaces

Learn how to make this chevron stunner over at The Stripe.

The Chic Site shows us how to make this pretty crystal necklace.

Talk about a statement! Make this rope necklace using these instructions.

Painted blocks make gorgeous necklaces... who knew? Instructions here.

Upcycle a t-shirt for this one from Brit + Co.

Make a beautiful gemstone statement necklace using this tutorial.

Find out how to make this color blocked little number here.

And don't forget about this one!


Color Crush /// Magenta

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Last week it was navy and orange, and now magenta seems to be popping up everywhere in home decor. What do you think? Would you dare? I'm completely obsessed with that fourth image. Wowza. 

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