We were blown away by this blog full of tiny inspiration! With gorgeous photography and an incredible eye for design, the blogger behind Call of the Small makes us swoon over dollhouses. The homes are made with incredibly innovative DIY ideas and leave no detail undone. Tiny pets, designer fireplaces, swanky furniture and perfect accessories bring these spaces to life, like a page out of Elle Decor… except tiny! We guarantee you will find yourself wishing these spaces were real, or that you were small enough to live in them! We were super honored and excited to discover an incredibly mod space created with the WallPops by Jonathan Adler Santorini stripes as wallpaper. Spoiler alert: it’s dreamy. Check out the feature here, and delight in some more of their work while you are there, these dollhouses are magnificent!
Tell Us Which Dorm Decor You Like Best
For a Chance to Win $100 in WallPops Wall Art!
You are fabulous and your dorm room should be too. Don’t let all those rules and regulations about tacks, nails, screws, candles, and toasters convince you that you can’t make your dorm room a dreamy and stylish space! And definitely don’t settle for bare boring walls! WallPops are the perfect solution for bleak dorm blues and we have a chance for you to win $100 towards extra chic wall decals to sass up your college room decor. Just browse the five dorm rooms below decorated with our fabulous peel and stick wall art, and leave a comment telling us which one you like the best! You could win $100 to use on www.wallpops.com to decorate your own dorm room!
Although each of these five dorm rooms is exactly the same, just adding a pop of wall art makes each space appear totally unique! Which of these awesome dorm decor ideas do you like the best? Tell us below and you could be on your way to winning the look for your own room! Each person who leaves a comment will be entered to win, and one lucky person, chosen at random, will win $100 to use on www.wallpops.com! The winner will be announced & notified on Sunday July 28th.
A head board creates a chic focal point in a room, making your bed into a stylish and inviting space. A beautiful head board can pull a whole room together. However, not all beds have headboards to begin with, and many that do are boring or utilitarian. Especially in a dorm room, or when you have a platform bed, you may find that your bed is just lacking that special detail that a headboard brings. Luckily, it is super easy to make a DIY headboard! WallPops wall decals are the easiest way to add a design to your current headboard, or to create one on blank wall space! No nails, upholstery, power tools or heavy lifting required! Simply peel and stick to create a custom look behind your bed with instantaneously dazzling results! Check out these 3 headboard design ideas created with WallPops blox below for inspiration!
“I never knew the charm of spring… I never knew my heart could sing, I never missed a warm embrace ‘Til April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, Holiday tables under the trees…” *Le Sigh* The notion of April in Paris is a romantic one indeed. This dreamy city has set the stage for many a love story with its beautiful fusion of historical splendor and contemporary trendsetting. Each year, this fashion capital hosts Maison & Objet, Europe’s largest home design exhibition. Paula Berberian, WallPops Creative Director, scoured the enormous show searching for the latest trends and reports back here with four that can easily be incorporated into your décor.
“While Pantone named Emerald Green the color of the year, it appeared that 1950’s sugary pastels were evident and making headway,” says Berberian. “A hue I especially saw around the halls was a very soft pink that was commonly paired with taupes and black and white, along with a soft yellow, seen most often with grey.”
Whether in the popular pink, the new hot pistachio pastel, subtle watery blues, or in other soft marshmallow hues, the trend is certainly on time for spring. Oh Pear dots, blox and stripes add a refreshing sweetness to walls, and coordinate beautifully with other pretty pastels like light pink, buttercream yellow and baby blue. The design’s pastel pairing produces a look that’s both soft and sophisticated.
There is a lot of financial uncertainty in the world right now” says Berberian. “Many companies are taking a conservative approach with regards to product introductions taking a deep breath and not wanting to take risks.” Berberian thinks this may be the reason why there are a lot of subdued modern interpretations of classic prints, such as a refreshed floral or damask.
Geometric and modern designs were still a favorite but I, along with my colleagues, concluded that there weren’t any drastically new designs. Overall designers and manufacturers are playing it safe,” concludes Berberian. For a colorful improved classic, the Hollywood design by Jonathan Adler for WallPops incorporates mod colors with a geometric floral pattern. Wow guests upon arrival by adding these WallPops in a foyer. Its large-scale bright print is as cheerful as it is inviting, and by adding the design to an entryway, it also helps to set the overall decorating style and mood of a home.
“This year’s show confirmed that the natural and artisanal is a trend with staying power,” says Berberian. “With a universal shift to more eco-friendly home décor, hand-crafted wooden pieces, even furnishings dyed with vegetable color, such as in a popular citrusy lime green, were prevalent.”
While the organic look was captured in wooden furniture from Scandinavian, Dutch and German to Italian designers, this theme can easily be captured in wall décor as well. For an eco-friendly statement and one that instantly adds an organic feel to a space, the Habitat kit is an ideal addition. Lush forest silhouettes of ferns, leaves, branches and butterflies pay homage to the beauty of nature.
4. Warm Metals
Just as colors were softened at the exhibition, so were the metallic accents. Rose gold, pink copper and yellowy brass finishes, both matte and highly-polished, were on-hand. In furnishings, the metals were often paired with dark woods like walnut, ceramics and marble and, as Berberian attests, were also seen on walls.
“Metallic-accented wallpaper was a constant at Maison, which serves as an affirmation that we’re on-trend,” says Berberian. For some bling on your walls, the Santorini comes cast in silver and gold mylar metallics. These delightful wall accents can transform any space into a sparkling jewel box while still maintaining a sophisticated allure.
Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas & Small Gift Ideas!
Stockings are such a fun tradition during the holidays! Hung by the chimney with care, these festive holiday socks provide so much joy on Christmas morning! Santa always has fun putting little tokens and toys into your stockings, do you help him by adding a few gifts of your own? We do! Thinking back to childhood, stockings seem to top a lot of lists as one of the most magical surprises. Stocking stuffers have to be little so they are fun to pick out and there are really no rules! Traditionally, everything from chocolates, gum and candy, socks, toothbrushes, batteries, small toys, and an orange are always stellar stocking ideas. For girls, make up, lotions and sprays, nail polish and files, barrettes and costume jewelry are all classic stocking stuffers. Boys have enjoyed finding playing cards, flashlights, balls, hair product, stickers and miniature cars in their stockings!
For one bigger item to take up a little more room in oversized stockings this year, WallPops is an amazing stocking stuffer idea! Blow friends and family away with this ideal gift, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions that pack the makings for an on-trend, easy, stylish room in a small box for a great price. The line of stylish repositionable and removable peel-and-stick wall decals features collections for all ages, including WallPops by Jonathan Adler, which captures the best of what the red hot decorating trendsetter and WallPops have to offer. Whether you’re searching for a stocking stuffer for young or old, here are a few suggestions for those in particular on your list as WallPops is the one-stop shop to make your holiday stockings extra memorable for all this year. Save on your order with this Wall Pops Coupon Code: FESTIVE15
5 Fun Holiday Decorating Ideas!
Do you love to decorate for the holidays as much as we do? When your home is all decked out in it’s festive finery, it has such a welcoming and happy feel! It is so much fun putting out your favorite holiday keepsakes, and adding a few new ones to the tradition each year. Here is a list of our top 5 holiday decorating ideas for 2012!
1. Set the mood for festive with twinkling lights! Like the photo above, where strings of mini lights are draped over a curtain rod behind a sheer curtain, sparkling lights add a magical touch! Nothing changes the mood of a room quicker than the lighting. Check out our chandeliers for another mesmerizing lighting accessory with shimmer shine! Choose from Posh or Icicles, both add a glitzy focal point with tiers of glimmery silver metallics. These spellbinding chandeliers will reflect light and can be equipped with their own bulb and cord set in any color you wish!
2. DIY Advent Calendars for hands-on fun! Advent calendars are a meaningful way to count the days leading up to the holidays, marking each special day of a holiday season with a symbolic activity. Kids especially love these calendars because the excitement builds each day! There are so many variations on this tradition, why not make your own? A Menorah where you add a flame to a new candle each day of Hanukkah, or a Christmas tree where you add an ornament for each day of December with the star at the top marking Christmas eve are 2 of our favorite ideas! WallPops unique peel and stick material is perfect for making your own advent calendar or Menorah this year! Check out our creation below! We used the Ice blox to cut out the shape, so it shines with a mirror silver finish.
3. Go all out in holiday colors with removable wall art! For a dramatic splash of color in instants, WallPops dots, blox, and stripes can totally transform a room with holiday theme colors.Blue and white, red and green, silver nixon and blue with shimmering mylar accents are a few of our favorites for festive wall decor! Make a guest room feel extra special by adding a gleeful detail to the walls, or polish up an entry way, bathroom or hall with jolly wall art for the season!
4. Display your Holiday Greeting Cards with Splendor! We love these ideas from Apartment Therapy on creative ways to display your holiday cards! One of the most exciting things about the holidays is coming home to find greeting cards from family and friends in the mail! Knowing how much time and love you put into picking out the cards to be sent to your list, isn’t it wonderful to open each one that you receive? Why not make your seasons greetings into part of your decor? To reduce clutter and put your cards on display, use doors, mirrors, windows, or wall space to display your special cards! We especially like the ideas below, one of which uses a ribbon tacked to a door, the other which uses WallPops as a DIY holly wreath to hold cards.
5. Make your list and check it twice! Santa’s List day is Sunday December 4th. While this is a silly holiday, it is also a cute reminder of nostalgic childhood hopes. Just like Ralph in A Christmas Story, we all have something that we are keeping our fingers crossed to discover under the wrapping paper this year. Making a wish list for the holidays, or having your kids make one, is fun! Even if you are way beyond a wish list of gifts, the holidays tend to find us making all kinds of lists, like shopping lists for holiday parties and presents, dinner menus, to-do’s and errands, important dates for all of those celebrations, the list of lists goes on and on! A dry-erase message board in a prominent location, like the kitchen, can provide the perfect visual reference for you this holiday season. Not only can they tie in with festive holiday decor, they also make perfect gifts for anybody on your list! Pictured below are our picks for this year! Let the holiday count down begin!
As Weather Becomes Dreary, Easily Add Cheerful Colors at Home
Summer’s green grass, colorful flowers and bright fashions are going out with the seasons ahead but that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit such vibrant color just because nature does. Awaken to color in cold months by adding these cheerful additions and enjoy a lively landscape anytime of the year.
- Swap in Happy Rugs: For an effective overall update, swap out neutral and lackluster-looking rugs for something that energizes the space. If you have hardwood or carpet, you can still add a variety of colorful carpets to transform a room without a major remodel. Try invigorating orange, cheerful yellow or even grassy green and add a few accent pieces of the same color around the room for balance. The area doesn’t have to be a circus of colors but these easy additions can add a whole lot of happy in humdrum colder months.
- Bring Nature In: While you may not be able to pick flowers fresh from the garden or even from the store, why not integrate these uplifting beauties more firmly into the décor? Try placing high-quality artificial floral arrangements around the home such as in the foyer, kitchen and living room or making a bigger impression by adding floral wall art. For an easy update, try WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions, that offers the Des Fleurs Wall Art Kit. It features four large pink-and-white flowers on a lime-green stem with gem embellishments. Other choices, the Sitting In a Tree Wall Art Kit with a whimsical green-leaf tree limb with blue birds perched on them and the Love Birds Wall Art Kit featuring a tan-and-cream tree with flowers, birds and heart-shaped limbs that comes in four square sheets. All approximately $29.99 each. To add a row of flowers, floral dots or a checkered pattern, also try WallPops Petals Dots, Blox and Stripes in a sixties-inspired floral design in pop colors. To accent, WallPops also offers peel-and-stick wall art in colorful solids including Flirt Pink and Stylin’ Green. All approximately $15.99 each pack.
- Colorful Kitchen and Tabletop: Go bright and notice the beauty it brings to the home. One simple way to add color is with dazzling dishes, kitchen accessories and other tabletop items that are used every day. Try throwing a bold red or blue tablecloth over dining tables in time for the holidays or add a splash of color and nature by using dinnerware patterned in lively butterflies, stripes or damask. Also, retire old toasters, coffee makers and blenders and upgrade to colorful options such as those offered by Sunbeam, which currently has small home appliances in cheerful pink and teal. Approximately $19.99 each and available on Target.com. Another great way to add color and pattern to a part of the kitchen is with WallPops Anya Stripes in an intriguing floral motif dominated by a deep teal, or with the Habitat wall art, a modern spin on a classic nature inspiration.
- Pillows that Pop: Perhaps the easiest way to bring color into a space is by placing bright pillows around the room. Rather than purchasing, to simply get tired of the design or color later, buy several standard square 20” x 20” pillows and use stylish covers to rotate these accent pieces to fit with the seasons or your latest favorite color. Try various online retailers such as Pronto Home that offers a wide supply of pillow covers from popular manufacturers that include everything from solids, watercolor patterns to bright bull’s eye prints.
Create a colorful home in cooler months with these easy additions and feel energized all year long.
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!
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!
First 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.
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.
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.