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This week I thought I would bring you a Tumblr Thursday geared toward stylized home decor.  What ever you personal style may be, we can always use a little inspiration to make our place even more unique.  I am always asked what my personal style is, and well, I can’t live without color, and lots of it.  I love mixing traditional ideas and pieces with very modern and bold colors (my current fav is teal and orange!), as well as keeping things light and airy with a lot of whites.  So please, take in the color and ideas and enjoy!

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Its Tuesday and you know what that means… my top 3 Etsy store picks for the week.  Each week its different, depending on what I can find that will help you out with small details for around your home, office, outfit or even crafting project.  Have an Etsy store that is filled to the brim with designed goodies?  Send me your link so I can take a look at all my crafty readers!

The first shop for today is filled will all kinds of crafting goodies.  Now that the holidays are coming, and most people are starting handmade gifts (if you aren’t into making things yourself, buy handmade, its good karma!) and Nothing Elegant has some great little additions to make your projects even better.  From tapes to stamps to envelopes and even fabric, there is something for everyone.  Everything is from Korea and is worth a browse through all the interesting and new designs! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Also check out Hye Kyung’s blog, for fashion finds throughout Korea.

Nothing Elegant on Etsy

Next up are the works of Michelle Brusegaard from North Dakota, and boy is this lady talented!  Just a look at all she does is enough to make me tired, a painter, fiber artist, card maker, screen printer and photographer just to name a few of her many talents.  And over in her shop, design is everywhere.  With so many talents, its no wonder there are so many items for sale, just a few that I was loving… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 And be sure to stop by her blog and say hi, or join her mailing list for discounts!!

Michelle Brusegaard on Etsy

And last up for this week is the findings from Vintage Chevelle.  Aside from an awesome name, this shop has some lovely finds that would be perfect for a little change around your place.  Keeping accessories dust and clutter free are a must, but collections are always fun to have around.  Sitting on my bookcase I currently have a wedding photo, our guest book, a framed music page with a song written by my father in law to my husband when he was little, a painting and two Simpson bobble heads (can you tell which was the addition from the hubby?!).  As long as it makes sense to your personality, the collection doesn’t matter!  And Vintage Chevelle has all kinds of little trinkets to make a house a home. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Vintage Chevelle on Etsy

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Have you stopped by Jonathan Adler lately?  I stopped by earlier in the week, and there are just so many fun new items!  I am loving all the stark white accessories, and LOVE the pops of color!  And you know, sometimes designing a regular home is just not enough, also introduced in the new collection is the Barbie accessories.  I was never into Barbie when I was little, always opted for outdoor activities instead, but some of those bright pink accessories are just too cute!  Just a few things that caught my eye:

Jonathan Adler new collection1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

jonathan adler barbie7, 8, 9

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Hooray, its Tuesday and time for some Etsy Top 3.  Today I wanted to show a range of goodies, and as always, Etsy never lets me down.

Lets start off today with the lovely findings from Sugarloop.  Designed by Bernadette from New Zealand, these small giclees are perfect for adding a touch of color and whimsy to any room.  Most are sized at 8×11 or smaller, so you can create an entire collection.  I would love any of these little guys for my bare white walls, and lets not forget the little ones in our lives, these are perfect for kids rooms! You can also visit Sugarloop’s blog for more cuteness and some pretty cool pictures from around Bernadette’s hometown. 1. Lotus Wing Bird 2. Powder Blue Deer 3. Jungle Boogie Orange 4. Tree Trunk Owl 5. Marimekko Inspired Birds 6. Starburst Tree in Green 7. Chocolate Brown Owl

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Sugar loop

Looking for objects to make a house a home?  Might I suggest taking a look over at Trampoline, a little shop run by Kim who has an eye for all things vintage and fun.  Over the years I have grown to love little things, you can always find a spot for them and most can be used as conversation starters!  A few from Kim’s shop that caught my eye to spruce up a place. You can also check out Kim’s fun photostream on Flickr for more inspiration (I used a few for last weeks color inspiration!)  1. Para Dos 2.  Number fifteen 3. Carrie it all 4. Stoneware Saucers 5. And away we go

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Trampoline

Seems I am on a bit of a vintage kick today.  Oh well, I’m going with it.  For my last Etsy find for the day, I stopped off over at Sweet Love Vintage, a shop run by Sarah out of Wisconsin.  Not only does she have an amazing eye for awesome finds, she makes it a family thing… be sure to read her profile, cutest story about gaining a store name!  But back to the finds, if I could stomach digging through garage and estate sales, I would probably end up with a collection like hers!  Still want more vintage?  Be sure to stop by Sarah’s blog for more.  The lovelies: 1.  Vintage Kodak Blue Gray Movie Camera, 2. Orange Printed Glass Milk Bottles 3. Robins Egg Blue Key decoration 4.  Retro Big Eyed Owl 5. Red Metal Magazine Rack

Etsy top 3 Tuesday, Sweet Love Vintage

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Every now and then, I simply must stop to take in all the beauty that is flickr and today I found tons of color inspiration that just makes me smile.  It is so important to take small breathers from life and just lose ourselves in pretty things.  I have a thing for photography, no subject matter to strange or colorful for me!  So please sit back, take a break and enjoy.

Our Designed Life color inspiration

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I know for a lot of you out there, the thought of painting your walls a dark color is horrifying, yet if done right and with hints of color, it will not only give off a classy look, but it will actually look bigger!  I just love black/grey walls, there is just something about the lack of color that makes the walls pop and is just so darn relaxing.  Today, I pulled together inspiring images with rooms that were done right.  Adding white, red or my current fav right now, teal to a dark interior can really bring your eye to exactly what you want ie in photo 3 the stunning red sink! Click each number for links to the large photo! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(photos via flickr)

Dark interiors

I so rarely see black, yellow and white done in a great way, but Elizabeth from Everything Yellow did an amazing job on her guest room/office.  It looks grown up yet still whimsical and fun and that storage… a-maze-ing!  I can’t get over her attention to detail and love love love her tags!  Made me look at my crafting area and groan.  Be sure to check out Everything Yellow for more photos and all kinds of design goodies!

(photos via everything yellow)

Everything Yellow

Ok, so you love the idea of adding black to your place but the thought of painting makes you cringe.  Why not add black accessories?  These days, keeping it simple with black and white is hardly seen yet so good looking!  Everyone is going crazy with color (me included) but there are so many little beauties out there waiting to transform your space into a ubber chic experience.  A few things that caught my eye around the web: 1. Starburst Wall Clock, 2. Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio by Elista, 3. Ribbon Cup and Saucer set, 4. Black Links Rim Bowl, 5. South Hampton Desk, 6. Black Stitched Suitcase, 7. Sway Can, 8. Damask dinnerware set, 9. Florence pillows.

Black Accessories

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I have always enjoyed cutlery that was a bit different then the norm (the fiance and I received  a sweet set of gold silverware from Target that I am just loving!), and Found by Oscar Diaz definitely fits that category! Made from plastic bottles, Diaz “edits” the plastic, turning it into the recognizable shapes bound for our tabletops.  Since bottles come in so many shapes and sizes, each piece has a slightly different look and are designed without molds.  From their, the plastic is coated with copper and tinplated for a metallic finish.  Although I love it in copper!  Such a great idea for reusing something that will take a lifetime to decompose!  You can actually purchase these beauties here.

(via dezeen)

Oscar Diaz Found

Oscar Diaz Found

Oscar Diaz Found

Oscar Diaz Found

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