Category Archives: creative

The Yorkshire Soap Co.

One of my favorite spots in our day trip to York was The Yorkshire Soap Co. Just seeing it from the street, I knew it was going to be fabulous! Their use of decor is so unusual and fantastic, I couldn’t help but snap a ton of photos!

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001Disco ball, chandeliers, huge windows, and flowers. What more could you want?!

002THESE are soaps! You would think it was a bakery from first glance!

003LOVE! From the wood floors to the actual soaps themselves, what an amazing space.

004They even used bathtubs for the bath salts & terrariums for the natural soaps.

006This little back area was my favorite! That deer head draped with flowers. OBSESSED!

I could spend days in this place! Check them out here.

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Decorating Brick Walls

A good majority of Baltimore row homes have a lot of exposed brick and wood accents. Whether it’s been renovated or not, these are two design aspects that have seemingly stood the test of time. The brick really does stand as a unique focal point on it’s own. It’s like having wall paper or textured paint, only it’s a structural piece as well!

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The brick wall runs almost the full length of the house & the wood beams are exposed in the living area & kitchen.

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Hanging both these shelves  & the TV  was quite the hassle!

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I have a big empty space of brick wall that doesn’t have any art or interest pieces. I’ve been looking for the right piece for quite a while now, and when I received my Grandin Road catalog the other day, I was immediately sparked with some ideas!

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These “Vintage Gate” pieces are stunning. I love the idea of having the wrought iron and wood up on the brick walls. This would definitely help accent the wooden beams and the wood floors, but since they’re all different types and colors of wood, I think that it would be a unique look!

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I also found these amazing art pieces. I love to read, and in my dream house, I’ll have a library like the one in Beauty and the Beast.  :) However, in my tiny row home, I love the idea of creating that library feel with art!

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I am also really feeling this bold, modern art piece that brings in a splash of color to the space. It also incorporates the gold that I LOVE to use when decorating!

It’s hard to choose! I think they would all look fantastic, but bring a different feel to my living space. What do you think would look best hanging on the brick ?

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Office Decor

Those of us who work 40-hour work weeks (or more!) spend almost 1/3 of our time in our offices! With that being said, I think that we should make our office spaces as lovely & comfortable as our homes! Check out some of these incredible office spaces that I’m so envious of! :)

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Image via Best Friends For Frosting 

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Image via Pop Sugar.
This is Khloe Kardashian’s Office! NEVER would have guessed it!

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Image via Little Pink Notebook.
This site is fabulous–she’s a big DIY’er!

Love these! They’re all different, but so chic & functional!

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Boot socks

Boot socks

I was getting pedicures after work a few weeks ago, and one of my co-workers showed me something I just had to share!

We all LOVE the look of boot socks–but they can make your feet/legs overheat quickly! She found some socks that she never wore & just she cut the top off to make a cuff!
 HOW creative!
You would never know that she wasn’t wearing the full sock!
I would definitely suggest that the sock has some sort of spandex or stretch factor to it so it doesn’t slip right down your leg!
 I can’t wait to try this out!
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