Lattice Inspiration: Bringing it Inside

Lattice and trellis work is usually seen in an abundance of exterior spaces. I absolutely love it and even better I love how more and more it is being used in interior spaces here in the United States. The charm and character it can add to a room is beautiful! You can use it as a focal point more like an art piece or you can transform an entire space with it. Lattice is a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal strips and it’s first known use was in the fourteenth century. There are the usual types you are probably use to seeing at the big box home improvement stores but they can also be custom made to fit in with almost any decorating style. I really love how it can add spice to an otherwise flat room by giving it  three dimensional appeal. When the lattice is painted or the surface underneath is painted or wallpapered the addition of lattice can produce some amazing results. I have found many amazing rooms with this lovely detail and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I am hoping to do this in one of my bathrooms because it is rather small and boring at the moment.

A unique treatment other than mouldings Image via Pinterest

A unique treatment other than mouldings Image via Pinterest

Beautiful doors via Fisher Weisman Interior Design

Beautiful doors via Fisher Weisman Interior Design

A beautiful divider from Ashleigh Weatherhill Interior Design

A beautiful divider from Ashleigh Weatherhill Interior Design

A Sophisticated Wall Treatment via Pinterest

A Sophisticated Wall Treatment via Pinterest

Perfect Cabinetry image via Pinterest

Perfect Cabinetry image via Veranda

Charming Dining from House of Turquoise

Charming Dining from House of Turquoise

An eye catching ceiling from dorisleslieblau.com

An eye catching ceiling from dorisleslieblau.com

A Beautiful Bathroom from Chinoiseriechic

A Beautiful Room from Chinoiseriechic

A Bathroom with a Focal Point from Ferguson Shamian

A Bathroom with a Focal Point from Ferguson Shamian

A Beautiful Office Transformed image via Pinterest

A Beautiful Office Transformed image via Pinterest

A Bold & Beautiful Room from Scott Snyder

A Bold & Beautiful Room from Scott Snyder

A Gorgeous Living Room transformed by C.Z. Guest

A Gorgeous Living Room transformed by C.Z. Guest

A Charming Space by Mary McDonald

A Charming Space by Mary McDonald

The walls and ceiling done beautifully by Ashley  Whitaker

The walls and ceiling done beautifully by Ashley Whitaker

I hope you have been as inspired as I have and are maybe entertaining the idea of bringing this lovely detail in to your home in some way, shape or form. I really want to put some up on top of a beautiful wallpaper in my bathroom and am also considering updating a dated room divider with perhaps a custom lattice treatment. When I do it I will be sure to blog about it. Happy Decorating!

xocari

 

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Some “WORDS” on Decor

I remember when letters were hot and they still are. What is really trending now is words and typography. I am seeing them everywhere and on everything! I personally love the trend because I love quotes that are funny or inspiring and I especially love how one simple word can create an atmosphere or evoke a certain emotion. There are a lot of ways you can add them in to your decor and embrace the trend yourself. You can find them on art, wood, pillows, cork, made out of rope, on furniture and one of my favorites, on walls. A simple word on a wall or a wall of words, it’s your choice! A simple, yet complex word like love, displayed on a display table ,can be the focus of a lovely vignette when  it is surrounded by photos of friends and family. Your home already reflects your personality and you can pop it up a notch and make some statements as well with the words you use. Here are some ways others have made their homes quote-worthy!

Pilllow Love

Pilllow Love

Art

Art

On Furniture

On Furniture

Wall text

Wall text

Frame a Word

Frame a Word

A Wall of Words

A Wall of Words

Love this bathroom display

Love this bathroom display

Beautiful Bedding

Beautiful Bedding

One simple word

One simple word

Decorate your Work Space

Decorate your Work Space

Graphic Art

Graphic Art

Greet your Family & Guests

Greet your Family & Guests

Furniture that makes a statement

Furniture that makes a statement

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From freshome.com

From freshome.com

Wake up to some inspiring words

Wake up to some inspiring words

word art

word art

Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Cork letters from Urbanoutfitters

Cork letters from Urbanoutfitters

Some More Inspiration

Some More Inspiration

A little can go a long way or a lot can make a bold statement! I really love this trend in decorating and I hope it stays around a long time. In a way I think it is a sign of the times. A lot of people prefer to text than talk so I am a little out of trend as far as that goes. I prefer a good conversation. With life as fast paced as it is now  we don’t always stop and say the things we mean or need to say. Perhaps if we add it to our homes it will be a daily reminder to say what we mean to say and to choose our words carefully.

xocari

*All images via Pinterest unless otherwise noted*

A Fresh Look at Plaid

I must admit I am absolutely mad about plaid. A classic and timeless pattern that I am happy to say has not gone out of style. I love the warmth and pattern it brings in to a space. You don’t have to always think of a traditional home or farmhouse with it either. You can go bold with it on walls, flooring and furniture or bring it in with pillows and  bedding in smaller doses. However you go about it your space will surely come to life in a trendy yet timeless way. One of my favorite ways to work with plaid is to pull out one of the strongest colors from the pattern and use it as the main color in your room. It will give it that oomph and help when choosing the rest of your decor and other patterns you may add in as well. I have gathered some visual inspiration for what I think is a more updated look that you can gain with plaid. Who knows maybe your home will be clad with plaid before it is all over with.

A beautiful plaid floor via Pinterest

A beautiful plaid floor via Pinterest

 

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

 

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

 

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

 

Update a console or dresser

Update a console or dresser

 

Neon bright plaid floor via Pinterest

Neon bright plaid floor via Pinterest

 

A sunny disposition

A sunny disposition

 

Warm cozy and classic

Warm cozy and classic

 

A beautiful dining area

A beautiful dining area

 

What a chair!

What a chair!

 

Clad your walls with plaid

Clad your walls with plaid

 

So cozy!

So cozy!

 

Rustic charm

Rustic charm

 

Updated chairs

Updated chairs

 

Bright, cheery and contemporary

Bright, cheery and contemporary

 

Love the details!

Love the details!

 

Classic and lovely

Classic and lovely

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

This year you will likely see it everywhere because it has come back in to the spotlight. Trend Tartan as they call it is officially in fashion again and I for one am thrilled with the news. Even if it wasn’t I would still love it! So don’t be surprised if you don’t notice it on everything, from home decor and accessories, to the runway it is back.

xocari

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Creative & Beautiful Wall Decor

There are so many beautiful ideas for transforming the walls in your home. You can find ideas everywhere and the internet provides a multitude of ideas and inspiration. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get some amazing looks that will go a long way in adding that special element that makes your room really pop. Sipping my coffee this morning I came across this video on YouTube form NEST TV, which is excellent, and I also looked to Pinterest for some inspiring ideas as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I also encourage you to check out more videos from NEST TV I have really enjoyed the ones I watched.

 

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I have certainly come up with several ideas for my home and I hope you have as well. There are so many great ways to make your home uniquely yours. Hopefully I will be posting pictures soon of my own wall transformations. For now I will live vicariously through these.

xocari

Refresh Your Space

Many of us today are following a strict budget and we may not have the money to go out and buy new decorative items for our interiors. One of the things that I do when I become discontent with a certain room is to go shopping in my own home. Yes I do! It is an easy and cost free way to blast the discontent away from a space. Try taking some accessories from a bedroom or another area in your home and put them on display elsewhere. You will be amazed at how this simple change can make all the difference in the world. Rearranging your space, if it is possible, will  freshen your space and bring it back to life. Money is not always needed to provide the change you need and these are some simple ideas that can go a long way in bringing the happiness factor back to your room.

xocari