Posts Tagged ‘best of the blogosphere’

BOTB 11.7.14

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I’ve had my head down focused on several renovation projects and then realized *gulp* it’s November and the holidays are coming up so quick! Time to get started on gifts, crafts, entertaining, etc … add it to the list of things to do!

I’m headed back to Las Vegas this weekend, there is much happening at the fixer house, we’re patching the kitchen tile floor to get the space ready for the new cabinets, installing plantation shutters in two rooms, hanging light fixtures in several spaces, and setting up beds in three rooms for the rotating door of holiday guests descending on us in December.

Here’s the “Best of the Blogosphere” roundup of favorite DIY projects and design ideas spied around the web this week. Oh my, so much design makeover goodness to be savored from the One Room Challenge series of before and afters, find all the links at Calling It Home including these two among other amazing spaces. 

design manifest kitchen makeover

kitchen reno by design manifest

dining room makeover

 dining room by stephanie krauss


Build a faux mantel with hidden storage with a step-by-step at Ana White, and how pretty is this holiday styling?

storage faux mantel


These simple chunky yarn tassels are perfect for embellishing gifts, blankets, curtains, whatever! via Design*Sponge.

chunky yarn tassel


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BOTB 10.17.14

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The weather suddenly has switched from warm to cool this week here in Northern California, it’s as if fall decided to arrive in one day. The change in the air requires layers and justifies cute boots, I love it! Yesterday instead of rushing out and running errands that could wait, I found myself enjoying the foggy morning; I lit fall candles, sipped tea, and caught up on some reading, such a treat!

Last night we anxiously watched the baseball game and cheered on our local SF Giants team as they won the NL Pennant, an exciting win for all of us Bay Area fans… This weekend brings another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and I’m here to share some inspiring projects and spaces, enjoy!  

A green velvet headboard is a gorgeous accent in this guest bedroom makeover at Design Improvised.

guest room design improvised


This coral and pink tween bedroom at Darling Darleen is so chic, and filled with colorful details!

tween bedroom


For a baby girl, how elegant and sweet is this pink and gold nursery by Mallory at Charming in Charlotte.

pale pink and white girls nursery


Dina at Honey & Fitz designed this rope gallery wall display for her son’s room.

rope gallery wall honey fitz


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