BOTB 8.19.12

August 19th, 2012

Hello everyone, it’s time for another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ where Amanda and I team up to bring you our favorite picks, enjoy these inspiring projects and ideas!

Here’s a clever way to make a canopy bed – with curtain rods attached to the ceiling.  Discovered on the pages of Lonny magazine.

 

Debbie mixes stylish accessories with her new herringbone tile floor in this lovely office at Visual Eye Candy.

 

Nester skipped the paintbrush and made this diamond pattern on her bedroom wall with duct tape instead.

 

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It’s (Almost) Fall Y’all

August 17th, 2012

Back to school time always brings on the images of fall, and while the August weather still feels like summer outside, I confess my mind is already thinking about all things autumn.  By September, I’ll be in the mood to do some transitioning indoors, which means it’s time for some seasonal decorating, and I’ve teamed up with my blog buddies Layla, Rhoda, and Sarah again for a round of link parties!

This year, I’ll be hosting the Fall Mantels party and the other ladies (plus Kevin!) are hosting outdoor decor, tablescapes, and easy fall decor, from September 18th through September 27th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, see the button above for exact dates and hosts.

To me, fall is always about bringing the outdoors in and the mantel is the perfect place for fresh clippings of leaves changing color.

Saidos de Concha on Flickr

 

When decorating a mantel, there’s no need to restrict yourself to the top mantel shelf.  Add that extra layer of pattern, texture, or whimsy with a creative mantel scarf or garland.

good housekeeping/a thoughtful place

 

Layered artwork, branch hurricane sconces, and a magnolia leaf garland complete this living room ready for the autumn chill.

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