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


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?


DIY: Tongue & Groove Walls

July 1st, 2013

Greetings all and welcome to July! Can you believe half the year is gone already? Sheesh!  We had a fun filled weekend, spending Friday night with a group of friends going to a club to have dinner and cocktails and listen to a band. Saturday we stopped by the ‘Days of Wine and Lavender’ event at Matanzas Creek Winery, sampling gourmet bites and local wines, so fun!

But there was some work we finished up too, the tongue and groove wall treatment we installed in friend’s dining room two weeks ago. It made sense to start this total room makeover with the walls first before adding the new table, chairs, light fixture, and window panels (coming soon).

We installed classic tongue and groove vertical planks to the walls – all supplies courtesy of Lowes. The room is still in a very neutral stage right now – I’m deciding what to do above the new wall treatment (bold paint? wallpaper?) but here is a look at the new wall treatment with the steps we followed and products we used to add tongue and groove planks to this dining space in progress.

simple tongue and groove wall treatment


We started with the Pickwick planks from Lowes, look for them in the lumber & trim department. These tongue & groove pine planks come in packages of six pieces and are ready to stain or paint.

pickwick planks lowes


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