Regular readers of this blog already know that I've been planning a girls night in for a few of my friends. After carefully going over all the details, I'm happy to say that it was a hit!
If you're planning to entertain a few people in your small space, here are some tips on how to treat your guests to an unforgettable experience.
Did this week pass quickly or what? Today is the fifth and final day of wedding week. Welcome y'all!
It is also the day when I present the strongest color palette yet for this series. This color scheme is NOT for the shy bride. Nor is it for the bride who needs to poll everyone before committing to a decision.
It is for strictly reserved for the bride with cool confidence (sans arrogance of course). The one who's not afraid to go beyond the traditional wedding colors. THESE colors are for a "Becky wit' da good hair don't care" kinda girl. Ha!
Welcome to Day 4 of Wedding Week! Hope you're enjoying this series 'cause I'm having a blast!
Many of you have probably seen those fancy handwritten mirrors on Pinterest and YouTube "how-to" videos. Truth be told, unless you're a skilled calligraphist or other type of artist, it can be very tricky getting all the letters to line up just so.
Recall that I featured one in the staged wedding reception that I created in my backyard. Today I'm going to show you how to make a handwritten mirrored sign the easy way.
If there is one color that will forever remain popular for weddings it's pink. Brides of every age seem to love this color.
And it's no wonder. It is a delicate color that symbolizes sweetness, romance, femininity and tenderness. It is also a symbol of unconditional love, and thus perfect for a wedding. I bet you thought many of those qualities were associated only with the color red huh?
Today we'll explore this enchanting color in our staged outdoor reception. Welcome to day 3 of wedding week!
Welcome to Day 2 of J'adore le Décor's Wedding Week!
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Gold and White Inspiration theme. In case you missed it, you can view the post here.
Today I'm sharing a shamefully easy and cheap, yet very striking DIY. I call it a hanging tree hoop. This piece can be as extravagant or as simple as you'd like. What is even more special about it is that it doubles as wedding decor and as the perfect "photo booth".
Welcome to day one of my first ever Wedding Week!
Although most of my topics cover home and commercial spaces, as the name of this blog clearly states - j'adore le décor. So anything related to design and decorating has a chance to be featured here.
And nothing - nothing excites me more than outfitting a wedding reception venue. This week I plan to share a few DIY projects, budget friendly options, and chic color schemes. All settings have been created with a modest sized outdoor reception in mind. But all ideas can be adapted to fit any venue or budget. So let's jump right in with our first color scheme: Gold and White.
There's just something euphoric about getting a first apartment or home. FINALLY you have a space to do anything you wish. Well... almost anything.
The problem is that for most of us, our first apartment, condo or home might be a bit snug, tight... s-m-a-l-l. But if you follow this blog regularly you already know that for true small space dwellers - like myself - size doesn't mean a thing.
Today we'll explore two design boards that well illustrate how to choose the right furnishings for your first apartment or home.
Welcome Back! Today I'm continuing with the same theme I started with earlier in the week: finding space to house your craft. If you missed that post and would like to catch up, simply click here.
To reiterate though, the crafts I'm addressing in this post are not limited to cutesy crafts and doilies. A craft can be any medium that is used to express a talent or a passion. As promised, I plan to show you how I organize areas of my home to make room for my creative interests. So here goes...
According to the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI), $44 billion dollars was spent in 2016 on the U.S. craft market. It's no wonder that I'm often questioned about ways to set up and organize a space for crafts or hobbies. To be clear, painters, photographers, woodworkers, professional makeup artists, and of course paper and textile crafting - just to name a few- ALL fall into the creative category.
Finding an area to store and hone any one of these crafts becomes more complicated if - like me - you don't have the luxury of a dedicated room. Today we'll explore five rather clever ways to carve out a space for your craft.
If you tuned in earlier this week, then you already know that I'm planning a night in with my girls - my longtime girlfriends that is.
Our lives are so busy that we rarely have time to get together - just us girls. So I'm pulling out all the stops, in a budget friendly way, to make my ladies feel extra special.
Today I'm sharing a super easy craft using $1 glass plates.
Not sure about you but my girlfriends are like family to me. My life is enriched as a result of having them around, and for this I am deeply grateful. I'm also proud of the women we've become thus far.
Since we're approaching summer, I thought it would be fun to host a girls night in at my house. A celebration of our unique sisterhood.
There are some rooms that seem perfectly decorated. They are the ones that appear as if all of the objects inside were drawn into the original construction plans. If you've ever stepped into a space like this then you've experienced a curated room.
It is tight and steady; effortless and intentional all at the same time. Like a set of great abs, it is beautifully sculpted.
Did you lock in that visual? Good. Now let's find out how to duplicate it.
Should anyone (friend or foe) ever say to you: "Meet me in the back of the alley", it might immediately stir feelings of apprehension. And rightfully so. Alley's are known as the dark, dingy lurking places of overstuffed trashcans, nasty odors, rodents, and sometimes questionable activities.
But there's a small alleyway, situated in the heart of a bustling downtown block in Chicago, that contains a 361 sq-ft surprise so tantalizing, it draws even the most prudent of persons.
Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Make yourself comfortable, and feel free to "shop" my ideas.
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