Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Dorm room decorating ideas days are here again.  Decorating the dorm room is a back to campus tradition, and dorm room decor has come a long way, baby.  Chic, stylish, and dorm sweet dorm impressive- the accents and accessories available for your dorm room decorating ideas prove A+ ready to ace the personal style test.

dorm-sweet-dorm

To every taste there is a style, and the dorm room is an excellent canvas in which to color, texture and pattern your way to dorm sweet dorm style.

hello-beautiful-rugHello Beautiful Loop Pile Script Print 3’x4″ x 5′ Room Rug

My dorm room decorating ideas philosophy mirrors my all things house that make a home decorating philosophy.   Place the design and decorate  emphasis on decor accents and accessories that speak hello beautiful to you.

The Emily & Meritt Faux Headboard Tapestry, Black

The Emily & Meritt Faux Headboard Tapestry, Black

Many college bound decoristas wonder if the feel of home sweet home can translate to dorm sweet dorm.  It most certainly can when the comforts of home come together with chic furnishings, accents and accessories.  Introducing a bought or diy upholstered headboard or faux headboard tapestry into the dorm decorating scheme transforms an otherwise nondescript space into a chic oasis of comfort and style.

Safavieh Hallmar Arched HeadboardSafavieh Hallmar Arched Headboard

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Southern chic, y’all!

floral-comforter-set

Christian Siriano Soft Floral Comforter Set in Grey

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

MOD Home Serene Buddha DuvetMOD Home Serene Buddha Duvet

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Flokati Faux Fur Throw BlanketFlokati Faux Fur Throw Blanket

shag-throws

Home Expressions Shag Throw

Panels, Rugs, and Storage

Cover a window, a wall, or both with curtain panels.  Keep out the light while letting your style light shine.

Walden Leaves 2-Pack Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

Walden Leaves 2-Pack Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

Home Expressions™ Jacqueline Rod-Pocket Sheer Panel Pair

Home Expressions™ Jacqueline Rod-Pocket Sheer Panel Pair

Elrene Adaline Faux-Silk Room Darkening Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

When the ten toe express is winding down, rest those puppies on something chic, comfortable, and stylish.

Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink 

Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug 

nuloom-shag-rugNuloom Gynel Cloudy Shag Area Rug 

Camila Round Jute Rug

Camila Round Jute Rug

Dorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area RugDorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area Rug

Pops of color and pattern make the grade A+ storage fabulous for dorm room decorating ideas.

Household Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in GoldHousehold Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in Gold

Great lighting is essential in the dorm room environment.  Table, desk, string, and just fun- shine a little light on the higher education study and down time situation.

 

emily-meritt-crown-lamp

The Emily & Meritt Crown Lamp

 

Marble Base UplightBetter Homes & Gardens Marble Base Uplight

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

Gold Love Stick LampGold Love Stick Lamp

blush-table-lamp

Teardrop Luxe Blush Table Lamp

blush-teardrop-table-lamp

Eiffel-Tower-string-lightsEiffel Tower 10′ LED Glimmer Strings®

Seating Options

Faux Fur Butterfly ChairFaux Fur Butterfly Chair

the-emily-meritt-bed-of-roses-beanbag-o

The Emily & Meritt Bed of Roses Beanbag

Sallie Fuzzy PoufSallie Fuzzy Pouf

Project 101 Velvet Petal Stool Blush Gold

Project 101 Velvet Petal Stool Blush Gold

Ruthie Velvet Floor PillowRuthie Velvet Floor Pillow

Rockin' Roller Desk ChairRockin’ Roller Desk Chair

Super Chic Desk Accessories

gold-hands-bookends

Danya B. Antique Gold “Hands” Bookend Set of 2

chic-journal

Oversized Tortoise Spiral Journal

decorista-planner

2018-2019 Erisha Fashionista Academic Planner

GOLD-WIRE-BASKET

Metal Wire Basket

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

floral-words-binder-clipsGold Floral & Words Binder Clips

trinket-trays-boxes

Slant Watermelon Trinket Dish  ||  Kate Aspen 4-Pack Flamingo Trinket Dishes  ||  Jay Import Pink Agate Trinket Box

Pencils.  Pens.   Make-up Brushes.  Paper/Binder Clips.   Keys.   Jewelry.

head vaseVintage Lady Head Vase

DIY Fabulous

Wall Decor

Creating a dorm room or apartment statement or gallery wall that stylishly reflects personal style is all the rage.

monogram-wooden

3 Letter Wooden Monogram

The curated look is easily accomplished with chic and stylish wall art.  The designs, sizes and affordable price points come under the category of back to college fabulous.

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Makeup Brush Canvas Wall Art

Marble TapestryMarble Tapestry

C Est La Vie Framed Canvas

C’est La Vie Framed Canvas

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Command Brand strips and hooks follow the no holes in the walls rule on the way to making your style statement.

command-brand-hanging-tools

Bed and Bath

Sparkle Throw Pillow Pillowfort™Sparkle Throw Pillow (20″x12″) Gray – Pillowfort™

 

Oliver-Gal-velvet-animal-pumps-pillow

Oliver Gal Velvet Animal Pumps Pillow

 

good-morning-gorgeous

Good Morning Gorgeous

pink-buffalo-check-throw-pillowBuffalo Check Oblong Outdoor Throw Pillow

monogram-pillowcase

Monogram Pillowcase

Tropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw PillowTropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw Pillow

Hedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet SetHedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet Set

200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set

Au Naturale Bath MatAu Naturale Bath Mat

Wonderly Wonderly Cotton Bath Rug

fancy-Llama-wash-cloths

6pk Fancy Llama Wash Cloths

wash-cloth-set-6

sets

Morgan Home Fashions 6pc Washcloth Set

Goodies and Gadgets 

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table - Project 62™

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table – Project 62™

 

Scallop Kids Accent Table

Scallop Accent Table – Pillowfort™

Acton Side Table

Acton Side Table

storage-bench

Diva Decorative Storage Bench

velvet-hangers

JOY Huggable Hangers® Shirt Hangers 24-pack – Brass

Ruffles White WastebasketRuffles White Wastebasket

Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light 

the-emily-meritt-crown-tray

The Emily & Meritt Crown Tray

Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headsets

 Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headset

 

Honsky Solid Portable Universal Aluminum Desktop Desk Stand Hands Free Mobile Smart Cell Phone Holder Tablet Display Stand,

Desktop Desk Stand Hands Free Mobile Smart Cell Phone Holder Tablet Stand

 

tablet-holderAibocn Universal Portable Aluminum Stand Holder Mini Retina Nexus Desktop Phone Stand for Galaxy iPhone iPad Tablet

 
kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

kate spade new york®Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

Vera Bradley lunch cooler

Vera Bradley Lunch Cooler

kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set

kate spade new york®Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set 

Keurig-Oasis-single-cup-coffee-maker

Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

cheetah-print-coffee-mug3dRose Cheetah Animal Print – Art, Ceramic Mug, 15-ounce

rae-dunn-refresh

Rae Dunn Refresh 

Banana Leaf Print Fridge SkinBanana Leaf Print Fridge Skin

I hope one or more of these dorm room decorating ideas offers decorative inspiration for your back-to-college dorm room design and decor.

Love your style!

 

 

 

 

 

This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on one of the product links and make a purchase from the retailer I receive a commission from the sale.

A Most Fetching Friday: A Tranquil Bedroom

Today’s A Most Fetching Friday shines a nightlight on the importance of a tranquil bedroom where mind, body and eye benefit from quality downtime and restful style.  I’ve discovered the antidote to the energy draining, oppressive and tedious days of summer- retreating to a tranquil bedroom  where I check stress, devices, and the general noise of the day that grinds the gears at the door.

fetching-definiton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

master-suite-details

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

What design elements constitute a tranquil bedroom for one may not for another.  In design and in the pursuit of tranquility, personal preference makes the world go round.  Count me among those that unwind by watching television before bed.  Dave the Builder yammers wonders aloud how I can include watching television in my downtime is the right time viewing routine.

To quote a line from Sex and the City (a late night viewing favorite), “I love it, it’s my thing.  Let it go.”

master-bedroom-color-palette

When designing and decorating the master bedroom with tranquility in mind, a serene and calming color palette is conducive to a relaxing atmosphere.

tranquil bedroom

Windham Cream  ||   Blue Bonnet  ||  Palladian Blue  ||   Healing Aloe

bedroom-stacy-gauthier-design

Gauthier~Stacy Inc.

Dave and I often play the what would you buy if you won the lottery game.  When I do win the lottery (the power of positive thinking) fresh flowers will grace the accent, dining, vanity, and bedside tabletops throughout Casa de Places In The Home.  In the meantime, the markdown sections of grocery store floral departments beautifully and affordably allow me to indulge my penchant for keeping an arrangement of fresh flowers on the bedside table.

orange-roses

Small touches such as fresh flowers instill a curated quality to your bedroom oasis and give a weary eye a colorful place to land.

Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Be still my Southern traditional heart!

guest bedroom new orleans

Decorator Brannan Geary

The tranquil bedroom decorated by Brannan Geary is a Southern charmer. The classic Colefax and Fowler fabric Bowood, stunning window treatments, and fresh flowers beautifully demonstrate how the use of classic patterns, soft color palettes, and antique furnishings frame a tranquil bedroom.

gal-meets-glam-bedroom

Gal Meets Glam

Boxwood-fabric

 Bowood by Colefax and Fowler

New+Salem+3+Drawer+Accent+ChestNew Salem 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Porphyrion Console 2 Door Accent CabinetPorphyrion Console 2 Door Accent Cabinet

wallpaper-Atlanta-Homes-Lifestyles

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Colefax Fowler Bowood

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I do love a tranquil bedroom that is calm, cool and collected.

rose-lamp

This lamp is one of a pair that belonged to my grandmother.  The pair of vintage porcelain lamps in the Brannan Geary decorated bedroom inspired me to head to the Hopefully Classic storage closet to retrieve these vintage porcelain lamps with the express purpose of reintroducing into a calm, cool, and collected bedroom.

vintage-table-lamp-1

Tory-Burch-bedroom

Architectural Digest

master-bedrooms-cottage

Southern Living

master-bedrooms-lake

Southern Living

I hope you have a most fetching Friday and a lovely weekend- one that  presents an opportunity at the end of the day for you to retreat to and rest and relax in a tranquil bedroom.

love your style

Patriotic Pops: Happy 4th of July Celebration

Our 4th of July celebration finds me taking a few minutes between festivities to wish you all a Happy 4th of July while I enjoy a cup of tea and some quality keyboard time.  I love the lead up to the big celebration, but life, like decorating and design, is all about balance.  We’re about to get this patriotic pops party started in bing, bang, boom fashion, and I bet you are doing the same at your own Happy 4th of July celebration.

july celebration

Tradition rings red, white, and blue true in a patriotic color palette.  Variations and creative interpretations of the patriotic color palette allow for fresh takes, takes primed for impressing the eye of the new traditional loyal.

red white and blue paint colors

Drum up the drama and set off the visual fireworks in shades, hues and tones of regal reds, shades of white, and brilliant blues.  A space defined, detailed, and draped in an updated interpretation of the classic red, white, and blue color scheme pops the color in new traditional style.

Fenwick-console-Oomph

Oomph ~ Design by Annie Anderson 

red-white-blue-fabricInside Fabric

blue white brushstroke table lamp

Garvey Table Lamp 

If a space totally immersed in a patriotic color palette does not appeal to you, perhaps a spot accessory in red, white or blue is in order.

red-white-cabinets

Domino

Color as an accessory and/or focal point?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Kemble Interiors, Inc.Kemble Interiors, Inc.

Can’t find that special accent or accessory to bring the look home?

Construct it.

mid-century-italian-modern-blue-glazed-ceramic-sculptural-table-lamp

Mid-Century Italian Modern Blue Glazed Ceramic Sculptural Table Lamps

contemporary-lamp-shades

Don’t shy from purchasing a lamp(s) with a shade that does not float your boat or without a shade at all.   Celebrate your independence from the unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, and lackluster by creating a custom piece by replacing or purchasing a shade(s) suited to your taste, color preference and the canvas of the space.

Timothy GodboldTimothy Godbold

The color combination of red, white and blue is synonymous with regal grandeur.  Patriotic as well as impressive, the red, white, and blue color palette makes a bold design and home decor statement from floor to ceiling.

katie.ridder.inc.portfolio.interiors.foyer

Katie Ridder Inc.

Pop the color, say cheers to the American spirit, and savor the flavor on this Independence Day.  Place the spotlight on fun, an impressive party palette, and the snacks, the crackles and the pops that go with letting freedom ring.  I think that’s a simple yet spectacular recipe for party success!

Happy 4th of July!

Love your style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Dinner at the White House (Now with Updated Videos)

Company’s coming to a State Dinner at the White House.  As the White House welcomes President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron of France for the first state visit of the Trump administration, the dining, dishes (china and cuisine) and decorating details intrigue me.  The White House released the details of the State Dinner complete with china settings, color scheme, and menu selections, and I do color myself impressed by it all.  Let me assure you this post is apolitical in nature, opinion and content.  Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton will be referenced, but only in terms of presidential china patterns, a State Dining Room renovation and the present First Lady’s attention to detail selections for the State Dinner.  Months of preparation, tasting, placing, selecting and practice makes perfect pays off in a grand and regal way.

Dinner (see menu below) will be served in the State Dining Room.  Former First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the renovated State Dining Room in 2015, and the room is well-appointed in an updated color palette of light and peacock blue, ecru and various shades of white.

White_House_State_Dining_Room_2015

Gold accents and accessories lend  a new traditional tone while the look of the dining armchairs and side chairs emulate similar design traits of dining chairs designed by Georgetown cabinetmaker William King, Jr. in 1818 for President James Monroe.  The dining table and chairs will be removed and replaced with skirted round tables and gold Napoleon Chiavari chairs- ten to the table.

Gold-Napoleon-Chiavari-Stacking-Chair

A color scheme of cream and gold takes the predominant palette lead.

Lenox-presidential-china-patterns

Lenox on Pinterest

Spring colors of green and white will be represented by the green color palette detailed in the Bush china and spring green and white flower centerpieces and arrangements placed on the fireplace mantle flanking the portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham+Lincoln+1869+Framed+Graphic+Art+Print+on+Canvas

American Silver from the White House Collection and pieces from the Vermeil collection from Tiffany & Co. and S. Kirk & Sons will complete the place setting and tabletop presentation.

Tiffany-Co-gold-flatware

Tiffany & Co. 18K Gold Flatware Set

Rosenthal Meets Versace Gala Prestige White Wine Glass

Rosenthal Meets Versace Gala Prestige White Wine Glass

I would love to show actual sneak peek images of the place settings for the state dinner, but those pesky copyright laws do get in the way of that idea.  For that reason some of the images in this posting are in the style of interpretations of the actual pieces.

clinton china pattern

Southern Living

The large gold rimmed plate from the Clinton Service will serve as the baseplate.  Pieces from both the Bush and Clinton service will complete the dinner service.

gold-candlesticks

Tiffany & Co. Gold Over Sterling Silver Candlesticks, Reproduction After Fenton & Creswick, Sheffield, 1762 – 12″

candlelabra

A trio of gold candlesticks will be placed on most of the guest tables while the tables towards the front of the State Dining Room will have a centerpiece candelabra carrying the desired look of elegance that is befitting such a stately occasion throughout the State Dining Room.

Bush_service

The Bush Service ~ Architectural Digest

Cherry blossom branches grown in the United States and placed in black urns atop pedestals will line The Cross Hall.

Cherry-Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms ~ Washington, D.C. 

Decorative urn

Gorgeous!

Grand hall White House

First Lady Melania Trump ~ Facebook

More than 2,500 white sweet peas stems will share the fragrant spotlight with approximately 1,000 stems of white lilac in the State Dining Room.

sweet-peas-white

Sweet Pea White Supreme

Stephanotis vines from California along with a variety of mixed garden flowers will be featured in the parlors.

Manet, Edouard - Lilacs In A Vase, c.1882

Edouard Manet ~ Lilacs In A Vase, c.1882

The menu for the State Dinner is a mélange of America’s dishes and traditions deliciously seasoned with flavor hints of French influences.

First Course:

Goat Cheese Gateau
Tomato Jam
Buttermilk Biscuit Crumbles
Young Variegated Lettuces

Main Course:

Rack of Spring Lamb
Burnt Cipollini Soubise
Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya

Dessert:

Nectarine Tart
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream

UPDATE****

USA Today has shared the following video on their Facebook page.  I am thrilled to share it with you all, and may I just say the room is stunning!

New Orleans celebrates its Tricentennial this year.  New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, and remained a French ruled city until 1763, when the city was taken over by the Spanish.  In 1803 the French took back control of New Orleans, and in the same year sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.

NOLA-flag

The French influence runs deep throughout the city of New Orleans as well as the whole of Louisiana as seen in its historic homes, notable architecture, and regional dishes.

state dinner

The c’est si bon taste of Louisiana and the French-infused heritage of New Orleans will be  well represented at tonight’s State Dinner.  Buttermilk Biscuit Crumbles, Tomato Jam, and Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya tempt the Southern, French and Creole taste of Louisiana.   White House Executive Chef, Christeta Comerford, will prepare the main course of Rack of Spring Lamb and Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya in a true New Orleans seasoning tradition.  The dishes will feature the spice trio Cajun trinity of celery, peppers, and onions, and will be spiced with herbs from the South Lawn.

C’est si bon!

Domaine Serene Chardonnay “Evenstad Reserve” 2015, Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir “Laurène” 2014, and  Schramsberg Demi-Sec “Crémant” will be served.  Selected to complement, these wines emphasize tradition, provenance and the historic friendship between the United States and France will pair well with the menu.

white house

The White House

From a state dinner at the White House to a dinner soirée at your house, attention to detail and good taste influence the selections we make when we entertain.   An impressive presentation with the accent mark on attention to detail never fails to make a lasting impression.

love your style

The Visual Attraction Pop of Color Love: Decorating With Red

The color red spins the visual attraction pop of color love decorating with red on the color wheel.  The color red draws the eye, envelopes a space in depth and frames the focal point.

Pierre Frey Fabric

 Beauregard ~ Pierre Frey

Red is delicious, enticing and the color most associated with Valentine’s Day.  It’s a perfect color match and palette connection with the visual attraction to love, food, interior design and decorating, home decor and home furnishings.

red paints better homes and gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

Interior designer Miles Redd lets us in on the secret to decorating with the daring and delightful color combination pink and red.

miles-redd-pink-red-decor

Miles Redd ~ Architectural Digest

There is red velvet…

mini-red-velvet-bundt-cakes-2-708x1024

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes from Overtime Cook

and then there is red velvet.

decorating with redInside Fabric

red black setteePinterest

stool-federal

Interior Design by  Alessandra Branca for Kip Bays Showhouse 2015 as featured on Stylebeat by Marisa Marcantonio

emporium-home-horn-burst-chest-voutsa-lips-wallpaper-black-horn-chest

San Francisco Showhouse as featured on DecorPad

Immersed in or merely kissed by- decorating with the color red fetchingly emphasizes the elements of elegance, sophistication and eye catching drama.

Voutsa-Background-Lips

Voutsa Lips Wallpaper 

Fornasetti tray

Fornasetti Bacio Tray

Fall in lo♥e with the Pop Art Love Sculpture Table Lamp from Lamps Plus.

love art table lamp

Be still my !  How gorgeous is a traditional and not so traditional space so elegantly well-appointed in regal red?

Edgewater, Barrytown, New York, 1825. Classical American Homes Preservation Trust.

Pinterest

Donald RobertsonDonald Robertson ~ Domino

How do I love thee color, texture and pattern?  Let me count the ways with these chic wallcoverings.

crocodile textured wallpaper

Steve’s Blinds & Wallpaper 

An appropriate color of the day for the day at hand- decorating with red is in the spotlight.

♥♥♥

love your style

DIY Dorm Room Decor Ideas

DIY dorm room decor ideas are on the project list for the pretty on a penny back to campus crowd.

dorm-room-decor-graphic1

Back to campus condos, townhouses, apartments, and sorority house rooms and the furniture pieces that fill them need decor love too, and decor and diy design class is in session.

fabric-colors-green-gold-black

Dorm decor is a study in ever evolving styles and tastes. Gone are the dorm days of cinder block bookcases and anything will do furnishings. Thank goodness the old school school of thought has taken a page from the book of back to campus diy dorm room decor ideas.

dorm-fabrics

A simple diy dorm room decor ideas equation guaranteed to result in a positive result goes like this:

Updates + Embellishments = Wow Factor

 

white-deskWorlds Away William Desk, White

Paint covers a multitude of mistakes, yesteryear funk and gunk, and pure ugly.  I love the look of the desk in the image above, but the price may induce sticker shock.  Same goes for nightstands and chests.  What is a pretty on a penny dorm room decorista to do?

Embellish!

Appliques and decorative hardware go a long way in the fight against bland, and a can of gold spray paint or brass caster cups will color your world and furniture legs.

DIY-furniture-embellishmentsWhat You’ll Need:

  • screwdriver
  • decorative hardware
  • tape measure or ruler
  • rosette appliques- see directions below.
  • adhesive caulk
  • gold spray paint
  • brass caster cup

It is highly recommended that you paint/finish our appliques before you install them. Once installed, you can apply any necessary touch‐up paint/finish.
Clean installation surface and back of appliques of all dirt and dust with a clean cloth or sponge.
Make sure that the surface and the back of the applique are completely dry before attempting installation.
Measure and mark the location where the applique is going to be installed.

Lay the applique face down on a soft surface that will
not scratch/dent the applique detail.

Apply a 1/2″ bead of adhesive caulk all the way around  the back edge of the applique.  When pressing the applique up against the surface, some adhesive caulk will seep out.

Smooth excess caulk around the applique with a finger or the putty
knife and apply extra caulk that is needed to fill in any
gaps.

Wipe off any excess adhesive caulk with a sponge or damp rag.

vintage-office-chairA vintage office chair found at your favorite thrift shop, yard sale or curbside boutique is a prime diy project piece ready to dazzle.  Chic up the style by adding a faux fur seat cushion.

original_faux-fur-seat-cushion-silver

Faux Fur Seat Cushion

For the diy dorm room decorista, a diy chair cushion made of faux fur fabric in choice of color is another way to go.

Fur-fabric

Purchase an inexpensive chair pad and get to covering!

What You’ll Need:

  • chair cushion
  • scissors
  • faux fur fabric
  • permanent fabric adhesive

Using a tape measure, measure the length of the chair pad from top to bottom from each bottom edge. I sourced a chair cushion from Pier 1 Imports (on sale $9.98) that measures 20″W x 20″D.  Add 2-4 additional inches to the measurements allowing for the fold.  Most of the faux fur fabrics available at Fabric.com run 54-58 inches wide.  Cut fabric to size.

My upholstering formula is not rocket science.  Place the fabric fur side down on a flat surface. Place the chair cushion on fabric.  Working with one-side-at-a-time, apply a line of fabric glue along the edge.  Gently fold the fabric up over side of chair cushion to desired tightness.  Fold corner (like wrapping a present) and continue with the one-side-at-a-time glue and fold technique.  Trim excess fabric from sides and corners and voilà!

____________________________________________

Take your desk chair transformation a diy step further with a can of spray paint.

Vegan-Leather-Mid-Back-Office-Chair-with-Arms-348

Decorative details take an inexpensive nightstand to luxe heights.  A marble contact paper diy project turns a plain piece of inexpensive furniture into a too cool for school marble top beauty.

DIY marble

Factory primed and ready for paint or faux finish molding rosettes make super chic decorative drawer front accents.  Lining the drawers with fabric or wallpaper lends a designer look.  Replace standard issue hardware with designer knobs and pulls and all that’s left to do is marvel at your marble top masterpiece.

drawer-detail_thumb

Mad in Crafts shows us how to get our fabulous diy inspired talent on with thumbtacks and paint.  Knock off?  Knock your socks off chic, dorm decoristas!  Get the designer inspired details here.

marblecabinet7

Alexis over at Persia Lou creates this diy Marble Paper Filing Cabinet. Talk about style files!  See her tutorial here.

DIY-wall-decoration-ideas-1

Unfinished forms and letters are primed and ready for embellishing.  Faux flowers, stencils, glitter, glitter paper, rhinestones, feathers, decorative paper- personalize it to reflect your taste.

letter-decorating

Peel and stick vinyl gold foil dots mirror the designer dot craze currently trending.  Decorative print or glitter paper bring the dorm room decor chic.  No longer available from West Elm doesn’t deter the diy dorm room decor ideas decorista.  A styrofoam wreath and a hot glue gun takes diy wall decor as far and as fabulous as the inspired imagination goes. Iridescent coque feathers in fashion colors pops the diy wreath project.

feather-wreath-o

Dorm room decorating days are here again.  Take a course in smart, savvy and stylish back to campus diy.

Love your style!

 

 

 

Lilly In April For May

Everything is right on Target for graduation and Mother’s Day gifts fresh in Lilly Pulitzer colors bright and pattern right.  The limited edition Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target will be available April 19th.  Can you tell I’m excited about this collection?   I read this fabulous remark the other day and found it to hit the bullseye.  The cure for spring fever is spring shopping.

personal-monogram

I have several selections from the Lilly look book in mind for our son’s girlfriend who is graduating from university next month and a special Mother’s Day gift recipient on my the gift is in the giving list.  Allow me to share with you my favorites from the collection.

 

lilly-palm-tree

 

 

For chic summer evenings ~

 

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-women_embroidered-clutch---goldEmbroidered Clutch ~ Gold

 

lilly-palm-tree

 

For a touch of Pulitzer Pattern on the Patio ~

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_drinking-glasses---set-of-4Drinking Glasses ~ set of 4

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-glass-hurricane-candle-holder---nosie-posey-10Nosie Posey Glass Hurricane Candle Holder  

 

lilly-palm-tree

 

For the after graduation getaway or summer beach vacation~

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-women-sandals

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_beach-towel---giraffing-me-crazyGiraffing Me Crazy Beach Towel

 

lilly-palm-tree

 

For the home~

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_napkins-with-pom-pom-trim---set-of-4Set of 4 Napkins with Pom Pom Trim

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-ceramic-mugs-with-gold-caddy---set-of-4

Ceramic Mugs with Gold Caddy

Lilly-Pulitzer-target-home_floor-cushion---nosie-posey

Nosie Posey Floor Cushion

 

lilly-palm-tree

 

Mark you calendars for the arrival of the Lilly Pulitzer Collection for Target gift ideas.

Love your style!

A Most Fetching Friday 11: The Tasteful and The Decadent

This week’s Fetching Friday 11 accentuates both the tasteful and the decadent.  Taste, tastes, style and chic decor accents make beautiful homes together.

ff-mantleHGTV

ff-Thibaut_Heritage-Houndstooth-dining-chair_s3x4_lgThibaut

ff-fall-dessertsCountry Living Magazine

ff-traditional-BedroomLonny

Chocolate-Pear-Loaf-Cake-via-BHG1Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

ff-wallpaper“Zebras” in Safari Brown from Scalamandré as featured in Traditional Home

ff-hot-cocoa-brownie-cakeHot Cocoa Brownie Cake with Pumpkin Marshmallow Frosting

I hope you have a most fetching Friday.

Love your style!