New from Nate, Kitchen Envy, & a Fun Feature

It’s Friday, it’s Friday! And I’ve got a few fun things to share with you all as we slide on into the weekend. Let’s start by talking Nate. His new spring collection is hitting Target soon (Dec. 28th) and InStyle shows us an exclusive first look at his California-inspired collection {here}. I’m smitten by that fun textured pillow, aren’t you?!

Nate Berkus' New Target Line

Ever since we moved into our house, I’ve been on a hunt for a small, unique bath vanity with shelving to replace the cracked pedestal sink in our teeny, tiny ugly master bathroom. I LOVE this one featured in Better Homes & Gardens – it’s got my DIY wheels turning….

I’ve also seen some serious kitchen inspiration in the past few weeks that has me leaning towards ripping out my upper kitchen cabinets and replacing them with rustic wood open shelving like in this gorgeous kitchen from Our Vintage Home Love. I couldn’t love it more. You can see more of this beautiful kitchen {here}

And have you laid eyes on {this gorgeous kitchen} in Traditional Home? I die. So many beautiful details like the picture-framing detail of the marble kitchen island:

Kitchen Island Detail

and this spice rack that stays hidden away by marble sliding panels:

Marble Tile Sliding Panels Hide Spice Rack!

Moving on with more random inspiration, I’m in love with this Titan Exterior Door Set from Rejuvenation but it would look ridiculous in my classic New England home. Will one of you guys buy it and send me a pic so I can live vicariously through you?

Mid Century Modern Door Knob

I’ve also got a must-read blog to add to your list if it’s not already on it – do you read Lindsey’s blog “Better After“? If you love “before” and “after” shots along with a daily laugh, it’s for you. Lindsey featured my powder room makeover  yesterday and her write-up is hysterical – check it out {here}.

Driven by Decor - Stenciled wall in Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray

And finally, the Christmas cards have started coming in (love that!) so my once sad little DIY Christmas Card Tree was looking a little more full at the beginning of the week when I took this pic and is now even more full of beautiful family photos:

Driven by Decor - A super fun and easy way to display your holiday cards

If you’re looking for other ideas for displaying your holiday cards or ideas for repurposing them after the holidays, I’ve gathered together 15 fun ideas for holiday cards on a Hometalk board {here}. From poses for holiday card photos to ornaments and boxes made with last year’s holiday cards, there’s lots of inspiration to be had!

15 brilliant ideas for displaying and repurposing your holiday cards!

Not familiar with Hometalk? I wasn’t either until about a year ago – it’s a fun, friendly place to find DIY and decorating ideas, ask and answer home-related questions, and simply be inspired! You can check it out {here} and find my Hometalk projects {here}.

How’s that for some Friday randomness?! Enjoy the weekend everyone – good luck to all of you last minute Christmas shoppers and Happy Hanukkah to those of you celebrating the holiday!


Decorating With Nature: DIY Art

Inexpensive DIY art with agate slices in Target frames

I’m pretty sure it’s a cardinal sin for a design blogger to do a non-Christmas related post in the middle of December so… don’t tell, ok? Let’s veer away from stockings and ornaments and talk about art. Some of my favorite pieces of art in our home are simple, inexpensive DIYs. I’m a crafty girl but I’m not a very good artist so I let nature be the artist by creating DIY art that incorporates natural elements. Two of my favorite pieces are the framed DIY agate slices hanging over the toilet in our powder room: The stenciled powder room walls are busy and full of pattern so I needed art that was simple to balance it out. After finding some coasters made from agate slices at a local home store (I’ve also seen them at HomeGoods, Z Gallerie, and many online shops), I decided that the they would be the perfect subtle art for my space. I […]

12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes Wrap-up!

Beautiful blogger Christmas house tours!

Hi all! Thanks so much for coming along on our 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes – I hope you’ve enjoyed it! I thought I’d do a little wrap-up to catch you all up in case you missed any of these beautiful homes along the way! I love that everyone’s style is a little different, which means that there’s something for everyone. Along with a little photo collage from each tour, I added a favorite vignette from each blogger because those tend to be the things that inspire me the most when I peek into someone’s home. I hope you all were inspired too and have enjoyed coming along for the ride! For all you bloggers out there, don’t forget to link up your holiday home at Evolution of Style on 12/16/14 (and if you’re not a blogger and would love to see some more Christmas house tours, it will be a great link party to check out!). Now, […]