i LOVE these. i saw this image on design for mankind last week and i’ve been a little obsessed with the idea every since. i want to go find a bunch of sticks and paint them and display them around my apartment. it looks easy enough to do, right??
when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them…
our team used large aluminum vases cast in india – but you can pick up some large inexpensive flower pots at your local gardening shop.
next you need some pretty fabric. our team used antique turbans, bridal blouses and quilts they picked up over in india. check out vintage stores and flea markets for pretty vintage fabrics that work just as well :)
now all you need is some mod podge, which you can order online or get from an arts & crafts store. use the mod podge to coat the fabric so it stays on the vases. use the fabric however you want- i think it would look cool if you cut different fabrics into strips and collaged them onto the vase for a quilted effect!
I moved here in January from the big smoke London. I wanted to start fresh so packed light and got on the big jet plane.
Moving to a new country can be a pretty daunting experience. Unfamiliar with my new surroundings I had to find a place to live, pretty tough yes!
I wanted to find a place that I could play around with and create a little haven for myself. Not knowing Philadelphia I came across the first place that was safe and pleasant and took it.
Now I’m having fun making it my own. I love using my walls to create collages of inspirational thought; I collect random photo frames to trap my most memorable photos hang trinkets from family and friends and feature dried flowers wherever possible.
When I have friends over they engage themselves in the floor length mirror while I burn my multi coloured candles, dripping wax over wine bottles. The Diptyque scent usually fills the air while Nick Drakes plays subtly in the background.
My place is almost there, it’s nearly reached that comfort zone.
Starting from scratch is the most refreshing thing and letting your personality pour into a new home is quite satisfying don’t you think?
fp jemma has been talking about making a chandelier out of tree branches for her apartment and i think its an awesome idea! another fp girl was telling me they used to make them for our store displays as well. it doesn’t seem too difficult – you can collect fallen tree branches and sticks in your own backyard or at a park, and bind them together with twine , arranging them however you want them to look. this is definitely something you can play around with and experiment with several branches or just a few. it would look amazing with some christmas tree lights woven in!
here’s some inspiration i found to get your creative juices flowing…
i saw these “walldots” by pony rider on the blog daydream lily and i think they’re so rad! i love how the circular shape gives the appearance of a little portal to a dreamy outside world. it got me thinking that this is something you can definitely do yourself. i’ve decided i’m going to blow up some of my favorite photographs of places i’ve been and cut them into circles and put them on my wall! i think it’ll be a really cool way to display the photos too- especially cut into different sizes and shapes… triangles might me cool too!
check out some more pages from the pony rider book, maybe they’ll inspire some ideas…
i saw this studio on design sponge and i had to share, it is so beautiful! i love the framed chalkboard and all the different prints and patterns on the wall in the last photo… reminds me very much of free people. i’ve been really into the mixed prints right now, probably as a result of all the inspiration on our website but it hadn’t occurred to me to try it in my home. i love how it looks and it’s a great way to make a somewhat empty space (like my apartment- i am seriously lacking in furniture) and make it feel more busy and full.
how adorable are these wall decals? one of our soho employees sent these photos, which are of a craft project she and her sister did for her sister’s new baby’s room. they found vintage sheets and cool textile fabrics and cut out the shapes. they then corn starched them and attached them to the walls of his bedroom. this is something you can do with any fabric and it adheres really well, plus they peel right off if you ever want to take them down or change them up! i love this idea, and there are so many things you could do. here are a few more examples i found to stir the creative juices:
there’s also a full tutorial to show you how to do it right here!
lately i am completely obsessed with lace curtains…ever since i went to our creative director’s home and saw her bathroom, which is draped with lace instead of walls, i have been wanting to get some for my place. they add such a soft touch to a room, and i love the way light looks when it streams through, creating patterns on the floor. my place is a big open studio sort of like hers, so there are lots of opportunities to try this – the beaded curtain in my bedroom doorway is looking like it will be replaced pretty soon…
Everyone loves to add a little boho to their spaces now and again. Whether it’s a spring clean, rearranging objects, or creating lovely wall displays, décor refreshes your mind and captures a new light in the home.