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Tag Archives: art

Let’s Talk Terrariums!

28 Feb

I’ve been getting so many questions about my cute little terrarium and thought I’d share all the information with you here. First of all, if you don’t know what a terrarium is, don’t fret. I’m sure you’ve seen them around. A terrarium is an enclosed, indoor garden, usually small and made of glass so that you can see your collection of plants. Before I knew that they were called terrariums, I was searching for ‘Geometric plant holder” and open air vase” on Pinterest and google until I purchased mine from West Elm.

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Now that we’ve covered the name, let’s talk about how cute terrariums are and how neat it is to have a living piece of art in your home. I also love how low maintenance they are- I literally mist mine with a spray bottle once a week and nothing more. Making it was quick and easy as well (and I am NOT a crafty person). It took me about 20 minutes total. Pinterest gave me inspiration and I looked up you tube videos on how to layer the terrarium in different ways and chose the look of white rocks on the bottom to match my current gold and neutral theme. Some people incorporate sand as well as tiny figurines. I kept mine more minimal and layered it starting on the bottom with white rocks, then added some dirt from outside, planted succulents in the dirt, then topped it off with some moss. It’s fun to make them your own!

I bought the succulents, white rocks, and moss from Home depot and the actual terrarium is from West Elm. I definitely recommend a terrarium if you want to add a cool piece of living breathing art to your home. They are easy, affordable and super cute!!!

Shop my Terrarium (pictured below) HERE Also, these particular terrariums come in 3 sizes. Check the dimensions so you get exactly what you’re looking for. Mine is the ‘small’ size. They also have extra small and large. 

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Last Minute Holiday Nail Inspo!

21 Dec

Happy Holidays everyone.  I hope you’re enjoying these last few days before Christmas and getting all of your last minute shopping done. If you’re late on your holiday mani, don’t you worry, I have some Pinspiration for you. Holiday manis are super fun and festive and there were so many cute ideas on Pinterest this year. I narrowed it down to my favorites below to share with you. Cheers!

 

Gallery Wall Success!

24 Aug

Gallery walls are having a major moment right now. Gallery walls are basically an arranged artistic display of things that matter to you most including mirrors, pictures, arts & crafts, frames, Initials etc. There are really no rules when it comes to a well hung gallery wall, it’s really all about what you think works for your space.   I recently finished my gallery wall and have some tips that I want to share with you that made it easier for me.

Gallery walls are a process (mine took 6 weeks to complete) but don’t fret, YOU GOT THIS! One picture at a time.

Supplies & Art:

Hammer & nails, tacky glue, mounting putty (behind the frames that wouldn’t stay put), gold paint, sandpaper (to distress some of the frames)

*Mirror, clock, and framed elephant art available at Target.

*Twine wrapped Letter ‘F’, gold paint, decorative keys, tweed heart, and oval wood piece with keyhole ceramic piece all available at Michaels.

*Weathered brown frame (upper right) available at West Elm.

*All other frames available at Home Goods.


Gallery Wall Tips:

* Check Pinterest and Instagram Check these sites for gallery walls to see what styles, colors and arrangements you like.

*Everyone Can afford a gallery wall: My gallery wall pictured above includes only 2 pricey pieces, the rest are super affordable pieces (hello $25 mirror) mixed with DIY stuff.  Don’t let your budget stop you! Also, Don’t limit yourself to only store-bought items. If you love a particular frame in your home, you can paint it to match your theme. There are youtube tutorials for EVERYTHING and you can watch step by step videos on sanding, staining and painting frames.

*Make it your own: pick a color palette. I chose ivory, black & gold. All of your art doesn’t need to match, but having 2-3 primary colors makes it more cohesive when completed. I also went with only black & white prints and photos to keep things uniform.

*Don’t be afraid to use different frames: Different sizes, shapes & colors only add to the greatness of your gallery wall.

*Lay it out:  I cannot stress enough to lay out your gallery wall arrangement BEFORE putting anything on the wall. I layed mine out on the floor, changed it around a few times, took pictures and compared the pictures until I was happy with the arrangement.

*All in the family: Tie your gallery wall colors in with your surrounding couch, blankets, coffee table, and throw pillows. This keeps everything cohesive within the space.

*Hang time: Hang your artistic representation any way you want. I keep reading all sorts of rules about arranging your gallery wall, but just remember- it is YOUR gallery wall so hang it how you want. As long as it’s balanced with shapes & spacing, your gallery wall will be just fine. Speaking of spacing: The wall is your friend- the space between your art is just as important as the art itself. I started with putting my largest piece up and went from there. I chose to not put the largest piece dead center. I feel like that would be expected and it can cause your eye to be drawn toward that piece and not all of the fun stuff around it.

Breathe: You can do it!

Holiday Nail Inspiration!

25 Dec

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! I hope your holiday season is going great so far!!! I thought today would be a great day to share some fun holiday nail inspiration that I found on Pinterest this evening! Enjoy!

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Mani Mondays: Summer Nail Inspiration!

22 Jul

Hiiiiii everyone…….I was scrolling through Pinterest today as usual and came across some cute and fun Summer nail colors and ideas and thought I’d share them with you. Pinspiration for all…..

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Chanel Clad Celebrities Step Out In Style

25 Apr

Last night Chanel hosted the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival arts dinner in New York City.  The 8th annual event drew quite  the fashionable crowd of celebrities and art lovers alike.

 

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Riley Keough in Chanel

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Joan Smalls in Chanel

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Alexa Chung in Chanel

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Harley Viera- Newton in Chanel

 

Nail Inspiration! (The french manicure- redefined)

18 Apr

The french manicure has been around since I can remember and has always been a safe nail art alternative for those who don’t want color, but want something cute and fun.  However, if you do love color and french manicures, there are plenty of options for you in all hues of the rainbow!  Check out some of my old favorites along with some new pics I found on Pinterest today for some inspiration! blue gold 1 gold 3 gold 4 gold tips2 gold5 gold6 gold7 gold8 gold9 gold10 gold11 gold12nails pink and grey

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