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The Stud Trend

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Ever since my recent trip to NYC, I’ve been crushing on studded trim. Maybe I’m feeling a little edgy or just craving a bit of glam as the holidays approach. Studded trim is a cousin of our favorite nailhead – it adds a raised textural and metallic touch to accessories which is why I’m drawn to it. 

Studded trim is everywhere in fashion and it’s one of my favorite trends right now on handbags, shoes, belts, and jewelry. I love that studs are appearing in home decor too, so after I discovered a stash of studded trim last week, and I couldn’t resist embracing the trend in a small way with my own version of a striped studded accent pillow.

diy gold studded pillow

The pillow is a combination of a simple zippered linen pillow cover and some trim I found last week. More details below, but first a peek a few ways studs are appearing on other pillows.

Jess Lively’s bedroom is a favorite in shades of white and gold, featured here on Design*Sponge. Notice the trim on the accent pillows on her bed, you could mimic the look with gold pyramid studs and plain white pillow covers.

studded shams withintention

 

West Elm has a collection of velvet studded trim pillows in yummy colors.

west elm studded pillows

 

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$10 Cabinet Makeover

Monday, September 9th, 2013

So I’d been on the hunt for months for a little media console cabinet thingy to house books (for now) and a future flat screen TV (when the budget permits) for the studio above our garage. Lucky me, I popped into the Goodwill last week and I found this $10 cabinet that was the perfect size but not the coolest look at first glance.

But you know me, never deterred by initial appearances, I worked a little DIY magic on this old relic and brought it into this century with a modification that included new mirrored panels with a X pattern, primer, and white paint.

thrift store cabinet makeover

 

I think this bi-fold door cabinet would still be cool if all four panels were that raised geometric pattern but the iron grill combo totally threw me off.

iron geo combo

Whatever the original designer was trying to say wasn’t working for me so the first thing I did was to verify the panels could be removed. Yep!

removeable panels

Oh but most importantly. Check it, ten dollars for solid wood.

10 dollar price tag

 

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