12/16/2014

Las Vidalas


Are you prepared for more gorgeousness than any one human being can handle in one sitting? I hope so, because I'm about to drop it on ya'. I don't know why I haven't shared these with you before now.  Maybe I needed to spend a few months obsessing over them before I was ready to talk about them in all of their shabby, romantic and perfectly styled glory.
I found them originally when I was hunting down the owner of a home I had seen pictures of here and there. The feature in the Spanish language magazine led me to their blog Las Vidalas where they list the amazing pictures of these hand painted furniture pieces.
So here's what I can tell you- Two sisters by the names of Ana and Consuelo Vidal gather these old and forgotten furniture pieces and give them new life by hand painting them in vibrant colors with scenes of flowers and birds.  Sadly, they are all the way in Buenos Aires,  Argentina so I won't be able to stalk any of their work in person any time soon.  Bummer.  We will have to settle for drooling over these images over the inter-webs.  I had a heck of a time narrowing down which pics to share with ya'll because each piece is more drool worthy than the last.  I may even have gone a little overboard, as I do. See for yourself...





And as if the furniture and fabulous styling wasn't enough to completely blow my mind... Consuelo apparently paints these tropical murals and paintings as well. Oh! All of this is just speaks to my soul so much, I can hardly handle it. You? There, your day was just elevated to an automatic 11 out of 10. You. Are Welcome.

xoxo-Andrea

12/11/2014

Paint The Walls!




Maybe it's because I'm a massive fan of street art and large scale pieces slathered across city walls or that I'm a color outside the lines {even on the walls} type of person.  Either way I'm loving this idea of painting beautiful designs directly on your walls. Whether it be in the folkloric style of the homes of Zalipie,  intricate lacy scenes or these more modern blocks of vivid color...I love them all.

This idea would especially suit a challenging space in need of adornment where you just can't hang art for one reason or another (huge wall/no budget. brick walls, cramped hallway, tiny kitchen?)
The unexpected and free feeling of these rooms have me thinking of where I could use this idea in my own home. Seriously though-how fun and rewarding would a project like this be? If you don't have the nerve to free hand a fresco yourself, you could always use a stencil or have a talented friend do one for you. What do you think? Are you digging these ideas too?

xoxo-Andrea

12/04/2014

DIY Boho Pompom Garland in 10 Minutes!






I've started my holiday season decorating and it has got me thinking that I need to make more of my own decorations.  I find that it's nearly impossible to find non-traditional holiday decor that suits my home and style sensibility.  I like a mix of vibrant hues and a bit of a bohemian modern twist for my holiday decorating scheme, which is not so easy to find, so I came up with these easy and quick diy boho pompom garlands.

I had a couple bags of pompoms from the craft store leftover from when I made some pretty embellishments for my daughters first birthday.  I'm a sucker for garlands and pompoms and use them at every opportunity, so I thought I'd combine the two and whip up a few pompom garlands. They'll add the perfect amount of bling strung around my tree and draped here and there for extra shimmer and shine.

I chose the sparkly tinsel jewel toned pompoms cuz that's my jam, but there are loads of other color options. You could use the pastel or traditional green/white/red  pompoms or whatever suits your taste. These garlands look super festive and give major impact for minimal investment, a win all the way. I made multiple strings of them in one evening and now they are dripping from every available location in my humble abode. They are fun to make and they are SO FUN to decorate with. They just look so happy and cute don't they?

I have a few more diy holiday decor ideas up my sleeve coming soon <3 Cheers!

xoxo-Andrea