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My favorite time of year is by far Fall and early Winter. I love warm, cozy, oversized sweaters…sipping on hot cocoa and apple cider…the music…candles, the decor, the food, all of it. I made apple crisp for my grandfather’s 77th Birthday last night and it nudged me into the Holiday mood – I know…rather early, but still. Maybe it’s the nesting part of my pregnancy kicking in? I recently stumbled upon this Holiday project, first found as a Martha Stewart craft, that would be simple and so fun. Brides could use the same idea and do a collage of different sized metal rings or embroidery hoops to feature pictures or place card holders for their wedding! Many crafty Brides have found whimsical ways to use embroidery hoops for affordable decor (see below inspiration via Doilies and Lace Blog & Tamryn Kirby Blog). The craft projects with embroidery hoops could be limitless. What would you do to make it your own? I found this great tutorial by Lisa fron the fern Creek Cottage Blog. Be sure to check out her creative inspiration!
I’m So Excited!!!
Our Wedding is Featured on Style Unveiled!
In planning our wedding I perused the wedding blog world for hours on end and eventually began my own, never thinking that my wedding would one day be featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs! What an honor!!! I was thrilled that a couple of different blogs wanted to feature us, but went with Style Unveiled because I love how detailed their features are. I hope you all enjoy!
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Backyard Party Decor Perfect For Any Special Occasion!
Stephanie, one of my childhood best friends, has a fabulous decor blog offering incredible ideas on affordable home design! She recently put herself to work planning her younger sister’s graduation party and transformed her back yard into a gorgeous chic lounge. I LOVE how it turned out! Brides – this would be fabulous inspiration for bridal showers and reception decor!
Be sure to visit Stephanie’s blog for more fabulous decor inspiration at YouPaidMoreThanMe.blogspot.com
Tell us how you came up with the design?
I’ve always decorated this way, very airy, relaxed feel. I love clean whites and people feel chic when they are around this type of feel. This design was comfortable for all ages, and for this event, we had people from age 2, to 82, and it was a success.
How did you do those gorgeous drapes!?
The drapes are an old trick I’ve used before, it’s very simple. Cut the top “ends” off of a sheet (where the fold is, I used queen size) and slip a pole through the top. Gather to your liking!
And those adorable lounges for your guests to relax and chat the night away?
The lounges cost $35 to build, and $20 for a vinyl mattress. My husband whipped up the plan and went to work.
Any tips on ways to save money when it comes to decorating a space?
Look at the big picture. Dont focus on the detail right away. Make big statements with the simplest of things. Leave the details at the end, because you may find you dont NEED all the small things you thought, and this is where you save the cash. You may not need those small votive holders, you may already have jars or something to perch them on. It’s when you do the BIG pieces, that people will notice.
What’s your favorite part of the design?
Favorite part about design, is seeing the vision through. I’ve become an expert on hearing what you want, and applying it to your space. Some people have great ideas, but are hesitant or unsure how to execute it. Some people have no clue what they are doing, I deal with both types, and enjoy it thoroughly.
What is your biggest tip/advice for designing an outdoor lounge area?
Choose a color palette FIRST. You’ll find things fall into place much easier. If you start thinking about it as more of a living space, instead of outdoors, you’ll automatically start choosing things that are livable and inviting. Rugs, side tables, revamped wicker, old ladders, mismatched chairs, dining tables are all things that look very chic outside. Dont go buy a huge set of outdoor furniture, I dare you to mismatch something.