Creative Chic:  Things to hang on your wall other than pictures.  

deer sketch

If there is one thing about home décor that annoys me the most, it’s the fact that so many people hang up generic wall art they find at the store. How many “Starry Night” reprints are currently hanging over American dinner tables? It’s tragic.

Now of course there are a few exceptions but Grumpy Cat, Jesus and dogs playing poker aside, art is meant to be original.

Come on, people! Let’s get creative about the things we hang. After all, we each lead such unique lives and our art should tell that story.

1. Make your favorite quote into art.

Words can be worth a thousand pictures. In college I bought a canvas from a craft store for about 6 bucks, I painted the background gold and then used a bold emerald green to simply paint the words to one of my favorite quotes from literature on it.

It was a simple and unique way to incorporate my love of words into décor.

Here is my quote canvas:

quote canvas

 

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Spring Style Wish List

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Spring is one of the best season to push the envelope when it comes to fashion. The winter is too cold to opt for much more than coats and sweaters, and by the time summer arrives it’s too hot to venture out much further than a trusty sun-dress.

Below are some of my personal favorite style items for spring. They are easily mixed to update your wardrobe and take on this season in style!

1. Fuchsia blazer.

Fuchsia is my favorite color and to say I’m excited that it is trending at the moment is an understatement.

I love the idea of wearing it to work over a structured white eyelet dress, or on the weekends with some boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s hard to miss from a mile away.

fuchsia blazer

Find one here and here.

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Spring Home Updates

So spring is here! And the weather could not be more nice.

I for one love to update my home and wardrobe with each changing season. Here are some easy and fun updates for spring!

1. Fresh flowers and plants.

This is of course a no-brainer. There is nothing more spring than flowers. I found these at Trader Joe’s and all were under $5.

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The 3 Chicest Things I Found in Wal-Mart

So if you are like me, you love a bargain. My favorite stores are Target, Wal-Mart, Homegoods and TJ Maxx. Of course if I’m looking for something like tooth paste I might go to Walmart over Target but if I’m looking for table settings or decorative items I would favor Target. But yesterday I set out on a mission to prove that Walmart has some chic hidden gems. Here’s what I found…

1.Frosted glass mason jars.

So I’ve had Spring on my mind since the weather has been so nice out here in Southern California. I found these in the decorative section and thought they were perfect for a cute Spring table centerpiece. You could put some fake peonies in them like I found here or head down to Trader Joe’s for a cheap seasonal bouquet. For $2.97 you cannot beat these adorable little jars!

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