The Stud Trend

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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BOTB 9.13.13

September 13th, 2013

Hello hello helloooo! It’s another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ today and I am so impressed this week – I love the creativity among the DIY and design community and I look forward to featuring them in this series. Amanda and I rounded up our favorites, we hope you’re as inspired by these projects and spaces!

Don’t miss this townhouse makeover turning the cookie cutter into something elegant and extra special at Peak of Tres Chic.

townhouse makeover peakoftreschic


This fabulous yet budget friendly kitchen makeover at Manhattan Nest.  Love.

manhattan nest kitchen reveal


A great transition from little boy to teen bedroom spied over at Jeanne Oliver Designs.

teen room jeanne oliver designs


It’s amazing the difference in Jennifer’s phase one kitchen makeover, via Dear Lillie.

dear lillie kitchen makeover


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