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How to Style Copper in the Kitchen

Lately I’ve been on a copper kick, adding copper measuring cups and spoons, copper nesting bowls, and a few copper serving pieces to my kitchen collection. Needless to say, I’m loving the trend. The small hints of copper here and there really adds warmth and character to a kitchen counter; I mean, don’t even get me started on copper pots and pans, a whole copper stove-top/range (ah-mazing), and the all-time awesome copper-colored KitchenAid stand mixer. (A girl can dream!) And you know something is trendy when everywhere you go, you spot those adorable copper Moscow Mule mugs.

If you’re new to using copper in the kitchen, start adding in baby steps. I have my sights set on a copper tea kettle and these adorable copper bulldog clips for hanging prints next, but things like copper measuring cups and spoons are also an adorable and affordable way to get your feet wet with the trend.

I’m also really impressed with how well copper mixes in with other metals. I’ve always been a girl with an eye for mixed metals: I mix silver and gold all of the time, and the addition of copper works so well. Take note from the gorgeous images below; copper accessories paired with silver ovens and faucets and refrigerators, gold handles and signs – all in one kitchen and the look is still unbelievably chic.

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Anthropologie Copper Kitchen Canisters and Colander

via Anthropologie

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Floral Paper Wall and Copper Pan in the Kitchen

via Earnest Home Co.

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper and Gold Details in a Mid-Century Kitchen Makeover

via Becki Owens

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: KitchenAid Copper Stand Mixer

via Monika Hibbs

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Kitchen Counters

via Lonny

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Pitcher of Flowers in the Kitchen

via SVK Interior Design

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Hanging Pendant Lamps in a White Kitchen

via Lonny

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Details in a Kitchen (love the gold pineapple!)

via Design*Sponge

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Kitchen - Range Oven Stove Top

via Domaine

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Globe Lights in a Kitchen/Dining Room

via Style Files

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Tea Kettle in the Kitchen

via Alice Gao

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Canisters in Open Kitchen Shelves

via Anthropologie

How to Style Copper in the Kitchen: Copper Details in the Kitchen

via The Jungalow

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Are you a fan of copper in the kitchen? Have you tried out a few copper pieces of your own?

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Lexi

How to Decorate Your Home With Pink and Still Keep Your Guy Happy

The other day the topic of a pink sofa came up somehow, and I joked with my husband that he would probably let me get away with adding a pink sofa to our decor (he usually trusts my design decisions … and thank goodness for that). Only he made one of those faces at me as he said it, and I realized, “Okay, mayyybe not a whole sofa.” With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, and my penchant for pink (I mean, seriously, a pink sofa never looked so goodI’m all over it), I’m wondering, “How do you add pink to your home, and still keep your guy happy?”

Now I’m sure plenty of color-loving guys are all for pink, but a lot of guys just haven’t jumped on the pink bandwagon. (Don’t they know, “On Wednesdays, we wear pink”?)

How to Decorate With Pink In Your Home (So That Your Guy Will Actually Love It!)

But with a bit of research, and plenty of edgy cool inspiration, I’ve got thirteen gorgeous examples of ways to incorporate pink that will make everyone happy (guys included), plus a few helpful tips …

  • The key when incorporating guy-approved pink to your home, is by adding in pops of color, paired with edgier pieces, rustic pieces, darker pieces; basically, something to balance the pink. It’s all about balance, people.
  • Start subtle: try shades of blush pink and coral, and work your way up to louder pinks like fuschia and hot pink.
  • Incorporate rose gold metal – another great introduction to pink, without being “too pink” (if there’s such a thing!)
  • Sneak pink into patterns. The busy feel of the patterns will play down the individual colors.

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Rose Gold, Pink and Green Living Room

Pops of Rose Gold in a Living Room via Emily Henderson

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Pink Kilim Rug in a Dining Room with Americana Vibes via The Design Files

Pink Kilim Rug in a Dining Room with Americana Vibes via The Design Files

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Subtle Pops of Pink in Artwork and in Display Pieces

Subtle Pops of Pink in Artwork and in Display Pieces via Emily Henderson

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Pink Pillows Pop Against Black Chairs and Sofa Plus a Brick Wall - Living Room

Pink Pillows Blend Right in with Black Chairs and a Dark Sofa Plus a Brick Wall in this Living Room via My Domaine

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Colorful Geometric Living Room

Colorful Geometric Living Room (the Pink fits in nicely with all of the color and pattern) via Kim Timmerman

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Shades of Pink Kilim Rug Runner in a Modern Kitchen

Shades of Pink Kilim Rug Runner in a Modern Kitchen via Paige Jones

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Bohemian Living Room with Rustic Wood Touches and Subtle Pops of Pink

Sneak Pink into the Throw Blankets via My Domaine

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: A Pink Kilim Rug is Perfectly Balanced in this Living Room

A Kilim Rug with Bold Pops of Neon Pink is Perfectly Balanced in this Living Room via Domino

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: The Pink Pillow and Salmon Pink Table are Juxtaposed Well with Tougher Prints and a Cowhide

The Pink Pillow and Salmon Pink Table are Juxtaposed Well with Tougher Prints and a Cowhide via Fjeldborg

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Soft Pink Wall (and flamingos) in the Dining Room

Soft Pink Wall (and flamingos) in the Dining Room via Emily Henderson

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Coral Chairs Are Soothing Against Dove Grey and Wood in this Living Room

Coral Chairs Are Soothing Against Dove Grey and Wood in this Living Room via My Domaine

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Blush Pink Bed Headboard and blue walls in a bedroom

Blush Pink Bed Headboard via Interior Design Decor

How to Add Pink to Your Home And Still Keep Your Guy Happy: Subtle Pops of Pink in Artwork and a Pink Throw Pillow in a Bedroom

Again, Subtle Pops of Pink in Artwork and a Pink Throw Pillow via Design Sponge

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Lexi

9 Must-Have Throw Blankets for Winter

I am a throw blanket hoarder. As we speak, I am piled high underneath three blankets while sitting on my sofa. I actually keep a big basket of blankets in our living room so that our guests don’t ever have to feel shy about grabbing a blanket for themselves. I pretty much have some kind of throw blanket in that basket year round, but come fall and winter, I am all about big cuddly never-gonna-leave-my-spot-on-the-sofa blankets. The snuggle is real, guys. And let’s be real: it’s freezing, so it’s time to stock pile. These are nine of my favorite throw blanket styles – chunky knits, a classic Pendleton throw, faux fur, and great patterns (including a bright buffalo check).

My Favorite Throw Blankets for Fall and Winter

A Few of My Favorite Throw Blankets: Pendleton Throw // Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throw // Threshold Chunky Chenille Throw // H&M Moss-knit Blanket // UGG® Oversized Knit Blanket // Adam Lippes for Target Reversible Throw Blanket Black White Plaid // Mali Throw Blanket // Kenwood Buffalo Plaid Wool Throw // Bloomingville Knitted Throw

Psst … if you really want to get cozy, check out these unbelievably popular giant oversized chunky knit throws to buy and DIY.

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Lexi

15 Nature-Inspired Holiday Decorating Ideas

Maybe it’s because we’ve recently moved to North Carolina from a very big city where all I ever experienced were Christmas-light-topped palm trees, but I can’t stop myself from falling in love with pinecones and pine trees and branches. Branches, I tell you. I mean, I’ve actually found myself stopping in my tracks, mid-conversation, to bend down and pick up an acorn. I then cradle my precious acorn the whole way home, just to add it to a table setting or pinecone display on my kitchen counter. I am a crazy person. Basically, this year, I’m bringing the outside inside and going full-out nature-inspired with my holiday decorating.

Admittedly, I started decorating our home for the holidays before Thanksgiving this year for a Winter Wonderland shoot, and then again just after Thanksgiving, because I just can’t help myself. Since I really played with all of the sparkle the first time around, I’ve leaned more towards a nature-inspired set-up this go-around.

15 Nature-Inspired Holiday Decorating Ideas for Christmas and The Holidays

Tips for a Nature-Inspired Holiday Décor:

  • Sometimes evergreens look best all on their own (sans ornaments); arrange them in galvanized buckets, crates, and orchard baskets to keep them looking rustic but chic.
  • The same goes for wreaths – simple and unadorned can make just as much of an impact.
  • You can also use tree clippings and pinecones, fallen branches, and berries, loosely arranged, to gussy up your fireplace mantle or dining room table.
  • Use those same items in hurricane vases and bowls in various places around your home, like on a dining room, coffee table, end table, or in a guest bathroom.
  • Look for unexpected places to bring in touches of nature, like into the bedroom with a fresh garland or bowl of pinecones.

Now onto the inspiration (a.k.a., eye candy) …

Rustic Winter Holiday Dining Room

Rustic Holiday Winter Dining Room via min lilla veranda

Natural Christmas Table

Natural Christmas Table via Sweet Something Design

DIY Blue & White Olive Holiday Wreath

DIY Blue & White Olive Holiday Wreath via 100 Layer Cake

Snowflake Table Runner and Rustic Holiday Pinecone Display

Snowflake Table Runner and Rustic Holiday Pinecone Display via HGTV

DIY Natural Christmas Wreath Chandelier for the Holidays

DIY Natural Wreath Chandelier via an-magrit

Winter Wonderland Dining Room Tour - pinecones on the window

Pinecones on a Windowsill via Glitter, Inc.

natural christmas - garland in the bedroom -all-through-the-house-bedroom-0114-s2

Natural Christmas Garland in the Bedroom via Country Living

Branches with Ornaments in a Rustic Tin Burlap Bucket for the Holidays

Branches with Ornaments in a Rustic Tin Burlap Bucket for the Holidays via French Larkspur

Joy Door Decal and Natural Wreath

DIY Joy Door Decal and Natural Wreath via The House That Lars Built

Christmas Dining Room Table for the Holidays

Christmas Dining Room Table for the Holidays via Liz Marie

Christmas Garland on a Doorway

Christmas Garland on a Doorway via Matchbook Magazine (Issue No. 22)

Natural Holiday Table Setting Brunch

Natural Holiday Table Setting via Tending the Table

Wood-Burned Snowflake Christmas Ornament

Wood-Burned Snowflake Ornament via Cherished Bliss

Holiday Rustic Living Room Design

Holiday Rustic Living Room Design via Liz Marie

Mini Christmas Trees and Trimmings on the Front Porch for the Holidays

Mini Christmas Trees and Trimmings on the Front Porch for the Holidays via Country Living

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See my HOLIDAY board on Pinterest for even more inspiration!

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Lexi

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed

With a screened-in patio to furnish and decorate, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect small-space outdoor furniture. Once I discovered the daybed, I never looked back; except that I love love love how these daybeds look inside of the house as well as outside. I mean – a luxe tufted daybed in a nursery – how chic is that? Or a storage daybed, perfect in a cozy space-saving nook? Or a hand-carved daybed in a cozy bohemian space to lounge? Basically, I’m dreaming in daybeds.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Magical Thinking Bohemian Daybed - Outdoor Patio Deck Design

Magical Thinking Bohemian Daybed via Urban Outfitters.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - daybed bohemian patio deck space

Bohemian deck via Love Sarah Schneider.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Built-in Modern Bohemian Daybed

Built-in Modern Bohemian Daybed via My Domaine.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Danish Student Home with cowhide

Danish Student’s Home via My Scandinavian Home.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - built in daybed - molly sims bohemian nursery

Molly Sims’ Nursery via Kishani Perera.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Luxe Daybed and Framed Map Wall

Chic Daybed and Framed Map Wall via One Kings Lane.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Day Weave Bed Free People daybed

Delamo Weave Day Bed via Free People.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Tribeca Loft - bohemian daybed

Tribeca Loft with a bohemian daybed via The New York Times.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - DIY Daybed on vintage rustic palettes

Pallet day bed via The Vintage Round Top (Photography by Haylei Smith).

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Magical Thinking Rohini Daybed Lounge

Magical Thinking Rohini Daybed Lounge via Urban Outfitters.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - daybed and baby animal prints // modern baby boy's nursery

Modern baby boy’s nursery via Camille Styles.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!)

Wood Daybed via The Design Chaser.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - luxe daybed

Luxe Daybed via Christine Dovey.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - modern boho daybed

Boho Daybed via CB2.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Assembly Home Hopper Daybed via Urban Outfitters

Assembly Home Hopper Daybed via Urban Outfitters.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Daybed with a Mountain View

Daybed with a View via Home Bunch.

Interior Design Dreaming: The Daybed (plus so many more gorgeous options!) - Hand-carved Valpo Twin Daybed - Bohemian Outdoor Patio Design

Hand-carved Valpo Twin Daybed via Anthropologie.

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Lexi

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket

Let me take you down the winding road that is my quest for the perfect giant oversized chunky knit blanket. (How’s that for a lot of “big” adjectives?)

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!)

I spotted the image above on Instagram via Cotra Studio complete with giant oversized knit blanket on the bed, regrammed it, my friend, Hitha, posted about it (and is now making her own using this kit from Loopy Mango!), and then I noticed Coco Tran had listed her custom blankets for sale; which led me down the black hole of giant oversized chunky knit throws.

I love how cozy and perfect they are for winter! It’s like turning your favorite oversized sweater into a blanket. And now that we live somewhere that’s actually cold, I want one (or four).

Back to the giant oversized knit blanket black hole:

For starters, you can make your own, just like Hitha, using these crazy giant knitting needles or your two arms.

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!)

Knitting Noodles DIY via Ebom

If hand-making one of these giant oversized knit blankets seems daunting, because maybe your 15-month old would be delighted to roll around in a pile of bubbly wool and your dog would happily run through the wool, pulling at strands with her little teeth and paws, resulting in a giant toddler-and-dog mess, rather than a giant luxury throw, you can buy your very own oversized knit blanket …

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!) - living room

Blanket by Little Dandelion for Kara Rosenlund

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!)

Chunky Knit Throw from Lily and Peabody

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!) - loopy mango nantucket giant oversized throw

Nantucket Throw via Loopy Mango or buy the Loopy Mango DIY kit (image via @elenashihan)

The Giant Oversized Chunky Knit Throw Blanket - Find out where to buy one (or make your own!) - big loopy mango oversized giant knit throw blanket

Big Loop Knit Throw via DaWanda Shop

WHERE TO BUY THE OVERSIZED THROW:

Manuosh

Little Dandelion

Lily and Peabody

All Things Smoosh (buy the blanket or the DIY kit)

Loopy Mango (or buy the Loopy Mango DIY kit)

Knit Couture Co.

DaWanda Shop

Knitting Noodles

Jenny’s Knit Co.

Are you a fan of these oversized knit throws? Would you make one yourself or order one from one of the many gorgeous boutiques that hand-make them for you?


Lexi