Domino Deals: Light Up Your Life

It's no secret that I have a lamp problem. I love lamps of all kinds and I think changing out your lamps can be a fun and simple way to change up your decor. I was surfing over at Domino Magazine today and came across a whole bevy of beautiful lamps at fabulous prices, some of which can be purchased in pairs. Why not light up your life a little with a new lamp?
Check out these beauties:

Falling for This Chevron Burlap Wreath

Even though it's still over 100 degrees here in Cali (Uhg!) my mind is preoccupied with Fall decorating. Next week is promising to be a little cooler and I'm hoping to put this beautiful wreath on my front door. I made this using supplies I purchased at Hobby Lobby. It was very simple to create and I'm super pleased with the end result. 

Here's a pic of everything I used to make this little beauty. The Chevron ribbon is so hip right now and the burlap flowers gave it just the right little accent touch. I added the crow in at the end to give it a little depth and interest. The whole thing took about 20 minutes and I love the fact that I made it and styled it myself. Hobby Lobby carries the wire wreath frames and miles and miles of ribbon, so it would be easy to create your own, personalized take on my Fall Chevron wreath! It's time for Fall decorating whether the weather agrees or not!

That Takes the Cake: Fall Centerpiece Base

Lately, I have been picking up some small, decorative, brass pieces. I think there's a resurgence of brass after we have been inundated in the design world with so much brushed nickel and burnished bronze. Brass seems fresh again. It's classic, like an old friend. With that in mind, I'm definitely going to be ordering this beautiful Brass Cake Stand for myself and suggesting it for clients. From H&M Home,  at only $12.95, it's easy on your wallet and high on style. I don't use stands like this just for cakes. I use them to create levels when I'm scaping a table, to hold a lovely three wick candle, or near my sink with some flowers and as a place to store my rings take when I'm doing the dishes. For Fall, I can see this as a part of a simple table centerpiece, think: gourds, nuts, magnolia leaves, pinecones etc. This stand is a great base for so many things. Here's a tiered stand I used to create a simple Fall arrangement for a client using gourds, pinecones and few other items. This same idea could be accomplished on a smaller scale, using this little H&M Cake Stand. Perfect for Fall! Check out all of my Fall Fabulous ideas Here!

Williams Sonoma and Scalamandre: A Perfect Pair

With Fall approaching I've been dreaming about adding a little animal print back into my light, summery, decor. This beautiful Scalamandre pillow has definitely been on my wish list. I love that Williams Sonoma has teamed up with the Scalamandre design house to offer up this little beauty. The Tiger Print Pillow cover, comes in 2 colors ( gold and gray) and seems like just the right touch to bring some warmth to just about any decor. Made of a beautiful cotton velvet, this pillow really has a high-end, designer feel. To me, animal print is a neutral, a staple, and every room needs just a touch of it. Why not start with a simple, luxurious pillow.


Mindy Laven

Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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