Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Succulent Secrets From a Wannabe Gardener.

A couple of weeks ago I shared this DIY agate art and in the pictures were some succulents in one of my favorite milk glass jars. Today I thought I'd share my succulent secrets... if you want to call them that.


I love the multiple shades of green  succulents offer when they are grouped together, not to mention how easy they are as they don't require too much maintenance. However I still have managed to kill every one I bring into the house, although on the plus side they do last longer than any other kind of plant I try to bring inside.  So here is how I'm making this group last... They're fake!
I spotted them in the Make Market at Michael's and out of all of the fake succulents I have ever seen, these by far look the most real. In fact next to my real ones, they look identical! So go ahead and buy yourself a few sticks, trim them down however much you need them to be ( I took off those purple flowers), and arrange them in a pot full of soil, (it not only helps to fake people out but also holds them in well).


Stand back and admire your plants that you know you won't have to worry about watering and killing if you have a black thumb like me.




Here is a picture of my fake ones and my real ones next to each other... pretty much the same right? Although to be perfectly honest, the real ones were photographed a few months ago and have now exploded and outgrowing the bucket they are in, but they are still alive which is a huge accomplishment for me!




The moral of the story, in the past faux plants looked nothing like the real thing and often way to plasticy (it's a word), but now a days you can find almost any plant in a faux version that will trick almost any eye into thinking it's the real thing!

Now to get a faux fiddle leaf tree, I've heard Pottery Barn has a good one however I can't seem to find it on their site...

+ Meg +



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Christmas in July Sale

It is officially 6 months until Christmas, which means it's time for the Christmas in July sale! When do you begin your Christmas shopping?  Are you a last minute shopper or do you look throughout the year? Which ever the case, I have a fun stocking stuffer for you in the shop. The Brighton Crown is perfect for your little one who likes to dress up no matter the occasion or un-occasion! 




The Brighton Crown is on sale from $20 to $15. The sale will go through to July 1 so hurry up and snag one for your little prince or princess!

Direct link in the sidebar ------->
Or click here.

+ Meg +


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pillow Talk: Feeling Blue.

Lately I've been in a blue mood which is good because I'm currently working with a couple of people on their homes who have requested the main color scheme be on the blue side of the color wheel. I thought I would share with you some of my favorite blue pillows I've come across during my search for them. The good thing about sticking to a monotone color scheme, is the majority of these pillows will all work with each other. Throwing different shades of blue together will give your room dimension and interest. Clicking on the pillows below (or the word below them) will bring you to their direct link. Happy shopping!

TJMAXX:
image of Indigo Knife Pleat Pillow image of Chain Triangle Pleat Pillow
image of Striped Island Pillowimage of Border Printed Pillow

POTTERY BARN:

Here
Here


TARGET:

Jaipur Dabu Handmade Cotton Pillow
ETSY:


Belgium Cotton Velvet Pillow Cover - Blue - 24 inch - BOTH SIDES - Royal Blue Pillow - Navy Pillow - Navy Velvet Pillow - Decorative Pillow  LIMITED 013 // Batik Indigo Pillow Cover - Boho Pillow - Ikat - Batik - Vintage - Navy - Indigo - Lumbar Pillow - Hmong - 12x20 inch




             




  Designer Pillow Cover -  Lumbar, 16 x 16, 18 x 18, 20 x 20 - Danda Medallion Block Print Light Blue




Designer Pillow Cover  -  10 x 20, 12 x 16, 12 x 18, 12 x 20 - Prasana Indigo  Designer Pillow Cover - Large Cobalt Paisley Pillow Cover - Pick your pillow Size - Solid back Or Print Both sides - 16x16 - 26x26 available



  Christopher Farr Carnival Pillow Cover in Green



Are you craving blue lately? If so maybe a pillow or two will help satisfy the quench!

+Meg+

Monday, June 8, 2015

Design Board: The Cullen's Foyer

My sister and her husband just moved into a new house and have asked me once again to help them make it a home. My sister wants the main color in the house to be blue. She inherited a console table from my parents which she painted a muted navy and placed it along the wall in their entryway. She's also placed the blue and white Ralph Lauren gourd lamp on top of it. Here is the inspiration board I came up with to help her with the rest of the space:


Cullen's Foyer

Cullen's Foyer by winderandmain

I'm suggesting a large white mirror (it's a pretty big wall), possibly scalloped to provide some interest against their cream walls. The lamp's shade should be replaced with a classic black one. Some woven baskets for storage (possibly shoes or extra toys that make their way down stairs from the playroom) gathered under the table. A ceramic garden stool in a white and blue stripe pattern next to the table (holding some greenery if her little one and dog will leave it there ;) ). A Persian rug in neutral colors with a hint of navy and blue to anchor the space. And a pop of coral on the table as a tray or little box to hold keys or any loose items.
What do you think? I'm kinda in love with it!

I'll keep you updated on the status of how this space comes along (and the rest of the home too).

-Meg