The Latest & A Change

July 3rd, 2013

Greetings all, I don’t know about you but this holiday in the middle of a week thing is throwing me off! I decided to go with the flow and take the next two days to vacay and enjoy the food and festivities, but first here is the latest content at BH&G. Click on the buttons to read the articles! 

bold and bright accents

dress your windows

console style

a festive fourth

Also announcing a change happening. The BH&G Centsational Style blog will be retired (not Centsational Girl!) and instead I’ll be posting once a week on the BH&G Style Spotters blog starting in August. All of the content I wrote for BH&G will be archived, it won’t disappear! But I welcome the change and I’m truly excited to join the contributors over at Style Spotters. 

moving to style spotters

I’ll still be sharing the same design related content as I have for the past year and I’ll be sure to update you when new articles post. Or simply subscribe to Style Spotters to get all the latest articles from the group of talented contributors!

Wishing you all a fabulous Fourth of July! Have a fantastic holiday everyone, enjoy the fun, friends, family, food and fireworks!

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Trending: Mod Macramé

July 2nd, 2013

Isn’t it true that everything that was once in style will come back again? (Say it ain’t so for avocado colored appliances). I’ve been noticing a trend lately and that’s the comeback of macramé. I remember going into my parents’ friends’ houses as a young girl and seeing macramé everywhere, those hanging pots with braided and beaded jute with knotted fringe, that look that was all the rage in the seventies.

The design and DIY community has been in a “cover everything with rope” phase over the last few years (me too!) since rope, jute, and twine add desirable texture to home accessories and now macramé is trendy yet again.   

roost macrame hanging planters

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I like the repetitive knots and texture of macramé and the way it’s been reinterpreted with brighter twines like some of these DIY versions. 

diy macrame planters

how to: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

 

Macramé is trending in home decor as well, from lighting to accessories, I’m spying it everywhere on Etsy and Pinterest.

macrame home decor

buy:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

 

What do you think of macramé trend?  Did you make jewelry or wall decorations with this technique as a kid? Would you decorate with newer mod interpretations, or do you think the look is still totally bohemian 70s?

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