A Cute Summer Mantel, Favorite New Finds, and a Pillow Giveaway

Hey guys – did you all enjoy your weekend? We had a pretty fun one, especially because my kiddos had no homework to mess with since they’re (finally!) on the home stretch before finishing up school this week. In just a few days, it’s going to feel like summer has officially begun!

So are you ready to kick off your week with a little randomness because I’ve got a bunch of quick little things to share, including an awesome pillow giveaway at the end!! First off, I LOVE this idea from Emily Clark of creating a summer mantel with pineapple plants (along with the cutest little milk glass vases!):

Beautiful, right?! And I love that it’s so simple because who has time for complicated in the summer? Emily also shared a genius new-to-me trick for turning a pineapple into a potted tropical plant – check out her trick and see more pics of her stunning summer mantel {here}.

Now on to a few new finds I came across over the weekend that I’m totally crushing on. For one, Celerie Kemble has a new wallpaper book and I’ve fallen hard for her new Wicker Stripe wallpaper (it comes in several different color ways but of course I’m all about the black and white!):

Celerie Kemble Wallpaper - Wicker Stripe

And did you guys get Restoration Hardware’s annual mega set of catalogs in the mail? There is sooo much good new stuff! Remember how I was searching for two chairs to go in the small seating area in our kitchen? Well, I still haven’t found the perfect thing but these new Cloud Dining Armchairs from RH look promising – I’m hoping they’ll come into our RH store soon so I can check them out in person!

Restoration Hardware Cloud Armchair

And while I have absolutely no good place whatsoever for them, I’m in love with RH’s new Bistro Globe Sconces that come in both single and double versions. So cool! I’m counting on one of you to have a great place to put them and send me pictures of your fabulous new sconces so I can live vicariously through you, ok?!

Restoration Hardware Bistro Globe Sconce

I also wanted to share that the wooden arrow from Urban Outfitters that I painted and used in my gallery wall is on sale for $9.99  – I’ve had a lot of you guys ask me where it came from so now’s your chance to get it on the cheap! Update: it’s now sold out :(

Art on charcoal wall in home office

And finally….the pillow giveaway! Have you guys heard of California Livin Home on Etsy? It’s a super cute shop owned by the talented Sharon who has a background in Fashion Design and a love for all things fabric. Her pillow covers are hand made from her home studio in beautiful Southern California and I’m so happy to have her join the Driven by Decor family as our newest sponsor!

California Livin Home pillows

Sharon is generously giving one lucky winner a $75 credit to California Livin Home to pick out the pillow cover(s) of his or her choice, which she’ll ship to the winner for free! There are tons of great pillow covers to choose from but a few of my favorites are this pink and orange ikat pillow cover:

Pink and Orange Ikat Pillow California Livin Home

this green greek key pillow:

Green greek key pillow

and this beauty made from an indigo John Robshaw fabric:

John Robshaw Navy Pillow

To enter to win simply check out California Livin Home {here}, find your favorite pillow covers, and leave a comment on this post telling us which ones you love. That’s it. And if you want extra entries to up your chances to win, you can get them by visiting Driven by Decor and/or California Livin Home on Facebook, or following on Pinterest and Instagram. The Rafflecopter widget below takes care of it all.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway ends in one week on June 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Entrants must be 18 years or older and residents of the continental US. Read the “Terms & Conditions” in the Rafflecopter widget for the full giveaway details. Good luck!

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