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{five minute friday} Seasonal Pillow Swapping

Friday, September 4, 2015

Swapping pillows can be one of the easiest ways to change up your decor! Whether you're just craving a new style, or wanting to add some seasonal decor, a quick change of the pillows on your couch and chairs can have a big impact!

I usually wait until after Labor Day to start adding fall decor to the main floor of my house, but last night, after the kids went to bed, I was feeling motivated, so I went for it! I spent about an hour putting away some of our more summery decor and bring in some touches of fall. When it was all done, I looked around and realized that of all the changes I made, the one that has the biggest impact is the one that only took me five minutes - simply changing the pillows on our couch and chairs in our living room! 

{decorating with style} Gallery Wall Tips for Type A Personalities

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My name is Angela, and I have Type A personality. {Now you say:} Hi, Angela! 

Phew, it feels good to get that off my chest!

As you probably already know, I'm a pretty structured person, and I like to create detailed plans before I make any decorating or organizing decisions. When I designed Beckett's "big boy room," I created a to-scale rendering of the the argyle wall to decide on the exact color placements before I began painting. And when I organized our pantry, I drew up a detailed plan before buying any baskets or bins.

While I've always admired the look of an eclectic gallery wall, I was afraid that my symmetry-loving brain wouldn't be able to achieve that somewhat random, collected look. But I really wanted to create a gallery of photos and art to help disguise the television in our master bedroom. Finally, I realized you have to work with your strengths, so I found a way to put my Type A tendencies to good use and planned a gallery wall that was not too symmetrical, but also not too random. 

Gallery Wall Tips for Type A Personalities

Do you also have the compulsive need to plan everything out, and does the idea of coming up with a "not too symmetrical" gallery wall layout stress you out? Well, then, friends, I'm here to help with these four tips...

{link party} The Creative Circle - Week 31

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party - a place to share and find inspiration for your home! Kathy and I so appreciate you coming to party with us each week, and we love visiting your blogs to see your latest creations.

Sometimes my favorite picks from the link party follow a theme - three projects that illustrate a similar concept. This week was not one of those weeks - or least I didn't think it was until I saw these three photos together...apparently circles are catching my eye this week! You'll find the details of each of these projects below, and be sure to hop over to Kathy's blog to see which fantastic projects she featured this week.

Featured at The Creative Circle

{organizing with style} 24 Tips to Organize Your Kids' Rooms to Perfection

Monday, August 31, 2015

Recently, Hometalk featured a couple of my kids' organization ideas, and then they contacted me to ask if I would create a roundup of other fabulous tips for organizing kids' rooms. Nothing puts a giant smile on my face like stylish organization that makes life with kids a little less stressful and leaves more time for fun, so of course, I said yes! Hometalk will be sharing this collection of tips with their readers, but I wanted to share it with all of you as well!

Tips for Organizing Kids' Rooms

{five minute friday} A Pretty & Easy Way to Hang Wreaths on Front Doors

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall is just around the corner, and I'm excited to start swapping out some of my summer colors for fall decor in the next week or two. Last year, I found some gorgeous peacock feather wreaths and I can't wait to hang them on our front doors again this year!

Our front doors are quite tall and have frosted glass panels, and as a result, a lot of standard wreath hanging methods don't work well for us. I don't want to put any nail holes in the front of the doors, and those over door metal wreath hangers look silly because wreathes end up positioned unnaturally high on our tall doors. But a couple of years ago my mom showed me a really smart wreath hanging method that works perfectly for most doors and is damage free!

Hang Wreaths on Front Doors

{diy with style} Damage Free Rock & Roll Collage Wall + Free PrintableSong Lyrics Posters

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Remember that rock & roll themed playroom that I created for my boys in the former storage space under our basement stairs?! I hope you do, because it's one of my favorite spaces! We covered the ceiling in records, so when you stand at the door looking into the playroom, you see 45s as far as the eye can see - which is a pretty cool view {if I do say so myself}. But my favorite is actually the one you get if you walk into the playroom and look up above the door! 

Rock & Roll collage wall

{link party} The Creative Circle - Week 30

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party - a place to share and find inspiration for your home! Kathy and I so appreciate you coming to party with us each week, and we love visiting your blogs to see your latest creations.

You guys totally bring it every week, and this week there were some amazing upcycling projects going on! I picked three of my favorites to feature, and you'll find the details below. Be sure to also hop over to Kathy's blog to see which fantastic projects she featured this week.

Featured at The Creative Circle

{organizing with style} 12 Ideas for Organizing in the Bathroom

Monday, August 24, 2015

The last three weeks, my friend Melissa, from A Prudent Life, and I have been asking you to share your organized spaces with us on Instagram using the hashtag #organizingwithstyle. Week 1 was all about baskets and bins, week 2 we tackled laundry room organization, and this week, we are concluding with stylish organization tips for the bathroom! 

We've rounded up some of our favorite bathroom organization ideas, and we hope you'll be inspired!

Bathroom Organization Tips

{five minute friday} Washi Tape iPad Cover

Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Friday, friends! I almost skipped Five Minute Friday this week because I was in NYC all week scoping out new trends and finding style inspiration, and not at home working on projects. But as I was unpacking my bag I remembered that one of the exhibitors at NY Now {a trade show of the latest innovations in home decor} had given me a large roll of "interior masking tape," so I decided to use it to give my iPad a really quick makeover.

Washi Tape iPad Cover

{link party} The Creative Circle - Week 29

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party - a place to share and find inspiration for your home! Kathy and I so appreciate you coming to party with us each week, and we love visiting your blogs to see your latest creations.

I spent the last week in New York City with one of my good bloggy-friends! Our husbands joined us for a weekend of sightseeing, theater, and good food. Then we attended the HGTV Blogger Block Party, NY Now, and a launch party for the very first Cost Plus World Market in Manhattan. I'll be sharing more details from the trip soon, and I came home with lots of inspiration that will be making its way to the blog!

After my week in NYC scoping out the latest in interior design, I can confirm that black and white stripes are as hot as ever... but you didn't need me to tell you that, did you?! This week, my three featured picks are sporting those ever popular stripes! You'll find the details of my fabulous featured picks below, but be sure to also hop over to Kathy's blog to see which projects she featured this week.

Featured at The Creative Circle