Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Glass Tile Backsplash

So I have been looking at backsplashes for inspiration in a clients kitchen. We are using glass tiles and slate! It is going to look so good! I love glass tiles. They are so fun and a great way to bring color and interest into a kitchen. There is literally every color and shape of glass tile so in my mind every kitchen looks different and unique when they are used. Here are some fun designs I found.

I love the contemporary design on this one.

Fun round tiles make a huge statement in this kitchen.

The blue iridescent is so elegant!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Designer Tip Tuesday

Sorry about being MIA the last week. There is a lot going on...mostly good stuff but still...we are busy busy busy. So today the tips are not coming from me! Which is nice. I love hearing other designers ideas. Over at Danielle Oakey Interiors there are a couple designers giving advice on lighting!  Go here and check it out. They are good little tid bits from designers I trust.

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I will be back tomorrow in full swing with the blogging! I promise.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Design Done Right Friday: Little Miss Penny Wenny

Welcome to another week of Design Done Right!
Today I am so excited to feature a room done by Jen over at Little Miss Penny Wenny. She has such a beautiful home and a great eye for design. I have personally used her tutorials for reupholstering chairs and other furniture. She is amazing!!! Today I will be showing off her Master Bedroom Remodel.

Here is a before picture. Not Bad.

And AFTER!!!! WOW! Beautiful.

I am loving these nightstands that she painted herself. And that lamp.

I love the moulding she added to the bottom of the walls! It gives the room a little artistic detail.

This picture is perfect for this room.

If you are wondering...She reupholstered this chair herself!!!

It looks professional.

This is a great and easy way to add style and a room...find old frames and matts and put a piece of decorative fabric or paper in them to gain a custom inexpensive look. =)

And again just because I love it. =)

Hope everyone enjoyed that! You can check out her other projects and rooms in her home here. Thanks for a great room Jen!

I will be announcing the winner of the Sabrie Creations giveaway a little later. Stay tuned. Haha. =)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

How To Make A Pillow Sham

Hey Guys, Sorry for being MIA the last few days. I have been really busy with design and family stuff. But I have a tutorial for you. Its super easy! I am not a seamstress by any means and I taught myself how to sew. I think I have used a pattern twice in my life. Haha. But this project did not require one. Pillow shams are so easy and I found a bunch of this fabric on clearance for $2 a yard and since I only have a $100 budget for my bedroom I had to sew and get crafty. =) It's only a 30 min project and so easy!So here it goes...

-1 Yard of fabric (for each pillow sham)
-Sewing Machine
-Seam Gage
-Iron and Ironing Board
-Queen Size Pillow

1. So to start off you want to take your queen size pillow and measure it. Mine was 27" x 17". Next you are going to take that measurement and add 1"for 1/2" seams on each side. Then You are going to add another 4" for a 2" border on each side.  Cut out your top piece. For the back piece you are going to want to add 4" additional inches to the length so that you have your little envelope flap on the back.
Top piece end measurement = 32" x 22"
Back piece end measurement = 36" x 22"

2. Next you are going to iron all your pieces so they are nice and flat and then lay the bottom piece on your table. You are going to cut this piece in half (because it will be the flap in the back). Lay out pieces right sides together and make sure your put ends to end. Your back pieces will overlap. THen I took the inside part of my flap and ironed over a 1/2" hem on each piece. 

3. Go to your sewing machine and stitch the hem together. I used this stitch...its nice cause it kinda acts as a serger and I don't have to fold over the ends twice. And no one will see the inside anyway. Its just a more finished edge when you are done. After you have sewn both them right sides down on top of your top piece and pin everything together.

4. Take the top and bottom pieces...still right sides together and sew 1/2" seam around all of the sides with a regular stitch. Then cut the corners and iron down seams on indies so that your fabric will lay flat.

5. Turn your fabric inside out and iron the edges again to make sure they are laying flat.

6. Now take your almost done sham and sew a 2" border around the entire sham.

7. Stuff your pillow in...and you are done!!!

It was a fun fast project and only cost $4!! You can't beat that!


Also..the giveaway by Sabrie Creations is still going on! Check it out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Veranda: Making it Modern

So as I was catching up on my Veranda issues, I found a home I just LOVE! 
A fresh, clean Mediterranean home turned modern in Southern California


Isn't that gorgeous! You can tell a retired couple with no children live there huh?

Don't forget to check out this current giveaway going on right now on LeBaron Interiors.