Paint a Filing Cabinet Fabulous & Finish it With WallPops!

Do you have a frumpy old filing cabinet at home? Most of us need our filing cabinets for extra storage and to keep our documents organized. However, they do not always make for an appealing room accent. Have you thought about painting a filing cabinet, or, better yet, using wall decals to spruce it up? We have! Check out this quick video where we totally renovate a filing cabinet from drab to fab using a nautical blue spray paint and WallPops by Jonathan Adler stripes!

Thinking about giving your home office decor a face-lift? Or, looking to put your filing cabinet to new use? Not just for organizing paperwork, those ubiquitous metal filing cabinets that seem to lurk in everybody’s home can be fantastic storage for everything from art supplies and photos to holiday decorations and even shoes. However, there is no reason to settle for the industrial-blah look of a typical file cabinet! Paint a cabinet and sass it up with WallPops! This DIY finling cabinet project was simple and came out gorgeous! We used the WallPops by Jonathan Adler Carnaby Stripes and a nautical blue spray paint. The total cost of this project was under $30!

This drab filing cabinet could use a re-vamp! Paint a filing cabinet & finish it with WallPops for a beautiful home office accent!

 

 

 

New Fashion Trends for 2013

2013 Design Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week, where the styles and colors for Spring and Summer 2013 are declared, is sweeping the fashion capitals of the world. Last week saw the streets of New York City flocked by the haute happenings, London is in the midst of the revelry, and next the runways of Milan will open, followed by Paris, with the Design Week shows following a similar pattern of globetrotting. Let’s take a look at the designer movements of the moment!

Home Fashion Trends 2013 Stripes and BlueFirst and foremost, color lays the palette for each season. Pantone is our go-to resource for au courant colors, their color predictions are spot-on. According to the trend-setters at Pantone, the color to watch out for is Monaco Blue, a nautical and classic blue. We can also look forward to a bold poppy red, and Nordstrom has already declared red lips as the must-have accessory of the season. Bringing a softer side to these classics, we will see happy buttercup yellows, delicate linen hued neutrals, and gauzy jade, dusk, and violet hues. Neons are still in, but are making their way into our homes and wardrobes as details and accessories rather than dominating entire pieces. Black and white, especially together, were also EVERYWHERE on the runways this season! Marc Jacobs entire line revealed a mod ’60s world, almost exclusively in black and white.

 2013 Fashion Trends for the Home from Maison & Objet

Leather looks, perhaps inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey preoccupation, but more likely inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton, were prevalent. This tough look was softened with playful sweetheart details, think leather mixed with a garden floral print, or dolled up with lace. Linen also took center stage this season, bringing a relaxed yet luxurious vintage look, one that is also classic French. Stripes manifested themselves into all types of looks, dominating the designs of Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oscar de La Rente. The bold and graphic print trend of last season had staying power, and is, in fact, blossoming. Latin American prints, birds, and busy novelty motifs lent a vibrancy and fun to new designs. We are also seeing a lot of sheers, peek-a-boo cut-aways, and even granny gone wild macrame knots.

 

Vintage American and French Moderne themes have been prevailing in home decor trends. As the digital age becomes a global norm, iconic items like old fashioned telephones and televisions, typewriters and antique typography, have become more of an artform, representative of a nostalgic past, rather than the function that they once served. Even Micky Mouse himself is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, as the amabassador of such simpler times. French Moderne brings a contemporary finish to the curvaceous lines of Renaissance relics, a modern glamour with a reflective quality.

French vintage linen look with bird embroidery from Anthropologie Vintage typography wallpaper fashion 2013 trends

All of these elements might be summed up as Magpie-Chic. A worldly collector with an eye for style, browsing markets, antique stores, and boutiques from around the world. A bohemian arrangement, where a vintage items repose on contemporary furniture, and clean neutral colorscapes are shaken up by spicy accessories. Raid your granny’s closet and pair one of her colorful skirts with a sophisticated white blouse. No need to match perfectly, or pick a defining theme. Bring together what you love and make it work.

 Maison et Objet Fashion Trends for 2013 World Traveler Vintage-Chic

Baby Frame Decals

A New Tradition In Nursery Decor!

WallPops Baby Frames Peel and Stick Nursery Decals WallPops Peel and Stick Nursery Frame Decals Jungle Themed

Decorating for a new baby is so much fun! Nursery decor gives you a wonderful creative outlet to welcome a new baby with love. This room will form some of baby’s first memories, the first colors and shapes that she is able to focus on, learning about the world around her. A nursery should be a balance between soothing and playful, the place where baby sleeps but also where baby plays and laughs. Soft lighting can be a wonderful way to welcome a peaceful respite. Whether you install a dimmer switch, forgo overhead lighting entirely for lamps with soft wattage, or decorate with a darling baby chandelier, warming up the lighting in the room is a great start. Wall decor in a nursery is also very important! Pictures, wall decals, mirrors, and fun colors will give baby’s room personality.

Peel and stick baby frames are the newest trend in nursery decor! These frame decals allow to your create a rotating display of baby photos as your baby grows. The It’s a Jungle in Here and Forget Me Not frame decals make for an adorable way to showcase baby’s first year, providing frames for baby photos at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year. You can make a whole salon wall of family photos for baby to admire without any nails or screws with the colorful Jonathan Adler frame decals, or display your childs artwork with ease. Simply peel and stick these reusable frame decals to create a customized look, one that is easy to change as baby grows. In addition to being a beautiful nursery decor idea, showcasing your little one’s artwork, and displaying photos of your child, will help foster a sense of pride and confidence. WallPops frame decals are an adorable nursery decor idea that also make perfect gifts for expecting parents!

A WallPops Decorating Race!

There is only one you! WallPops celebrates creativity, making it easy to stylize a space and express yourself through unique decor. With so many designs to choose from, and so many different ways to arrange them, the possibilities are truly endless. Watch this cute video where Hannah and Kimberly engage in a friendly race to decorate their walls in Malaya and Petals. They had so much fun! Which wall do you like better?