Hello Makeover: Hanging Wallpaper

Hello Makeover: Hanging Wallpaper

I’m back with another update to our dining room makeover! It’s starting to come together friends and I am SO excited! We recently repainted the room white, which if you haven’t seen yet, you can find that post here! This week, we hung the wallpaper and I must say, it already looks dramatically different! We collaborated with Walls Republic on this project, which was such an incredible experience! Their selection and quality of wallpaper is so fantastic – we had no problems whatsoever. I should also say a huge thanks to all of you who shared your input and suggestions on which wallpaper to go with. You might remember our top picks  here. It was hard to decide, believe me, but we finally decided on this one. It took a lot of consideration, but in the end these were our reasons why we chose the Slate Hexagonal design: 1. We wanted something a little more modern and bold and this one seemed to fit both those categories. 2. We wanted the dining space to have a dramatic feel and also a very distinctive atmosphere, unlike the other rooms in our home. 3. Lastly, although the wallpaper is black, we felt the pattern was very mid century inspired and could feel a little more timeless than the other wallpapers we were considering. As soon as we started putting the first panel of paper up on the wall, I knew we made the right choice! Introducing wallpaper into your space can be very scary and daunting. Which is why some people stay away from it altogether. But I always tell people who are on...
Styling a Gallery Wall

Styling a Gallery Wall

I’ve been wanting a gallery wall in our home for quite some time! We just have so many more walls to work with in our new home, it seemed such a waste not to. Thankfully, I had the amazing opportunity to team up with Better Homes and Garden for a styling session centered on the collection of Artfully Walls prints to be featured in the November issue of BHG this month! Of course, I could not refuse!!   To be honest, you really need to be prepared and intentional if you want your gallery wall to look amazing, so here is an easy how-to that I borrowed from here – and it works wonderfully!!   1. Start by deciding where you want your gallery wall! Try displaying your art on a wall no one would expect, such as your staircase!  2. Pick out a few of your favorite pieces to display in your gallery. I picked a mix of art that really created a warm and inviting atmosphere as soon as our guests walked through the front door. While making their way up the stairs, our company can peek into some of our favorite pieces we’ve collected from favorite shops, flea markets and thrift stores! 3. Trace your frames on newspaper, cut with scissors and tape to the wall.  4. Play around with different arrangements and see what feels right to you. You’ll know when you see it!  5. When you have the arrangement you love, you can start hanging your art by replacing the newspaper on the wall with your picture! It’s that simple! Just make sure to pre measure where your print will hang before making any holes in...
DIY Tissue Paper Decor

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

Last week I decided to add a little last minute Halloween decor! But really, this Tissue Paper DIY can be carried on through November and into the Christmas season! Basically, it’s for anytime of year and it’s so easy! Instructions are below: I decided to hang mine over our mirror above the fireplace! I think it’s a lot of fun and love the final look of it. The black and white go perfectly with our living room and it adds a bit more texture and pattern to the space!  These are so easy to make and the possibilities are endless with color! Wouldn’t this be fun as a huge wall installation for a party or the holidays? I might just have to do it!  So, are you a little crazy like me and still putting together some last minute Halloween decor?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment!  You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
Modern and Monochrome Halloween Decor and Photo Contest!

Modern and Monochrome Halloween Decor and Photo Contest!

I teamed up with Wayfair today to show off my favorite Halloween decor that I’m sporting around my home! This year I wanted to add a bold statement by going with a very monochromatic theme! I’ve reorganized and decorated our shelving unit with black, white and grey pieces to really stand out as a whole. I’ve made sure not to go too overboard with traditional Halloween decor by bringing in pieces that could potentially be used in my everyday decor to create a modern vibe, such as my ceramic hand, skull and head collection. Which, when brought together in one space can really look a little spooky! I’ve also brought in my DIY pumpkin planters, painted pumpkins and owls to tie it all together! If you’ve ever been to Wayfair’s Shop the Look section, you probably noticed that it’s a great resource for inspiration and design! Now, they are expanding even further by creating a new category of Seasonal Décor, which you can be a part of! Wayfair is looking for Halloween Photos that are so good they’ll raise the dead!  All you have to do is upload your photos HERE (up to 5 photo entries per household) and Wayfair will select their favorite to win a $500 Wayfair Gift Card. Amazing right?! Thought so! This is going to be a lot of fun, so don’t hesitate to share your creative Halloween decor! Good luck friends!!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment!  You can also follow Hello Lidy by...
Hello Makeover: Painting Walls White

Hello Makeover: Painting Walls White

The dining room makeover is in full swing people! There is so much planning, time and a whole lot of energy that goes into these projects. But it is so worth it all! We’ve partnered with Sherwin-Williams to give this space a much needed overhaul! This, my friends, is beyond exciting!  A couple years ago, Sherwin-Williams introduced designer-inspired interior and exterior paint colors (wallpapers too!) to US homeowners. It had such positive feedback that HGTV and Sherwin-Williams decided to release their amazing products into Canada as well!  I was so lucky as to have the honor of giving HGTV Home By Sherwin-Williams a try and I must say, I am without a doubt sold! I can’t help but get just a little excited when I find paint that not only looks amazing, but has fantastic quality that I know I’ll just keep going back for more! So, good-bye green walls that were just not right for me and hello fresh white walls! In the end, we went with Incredible White (7028), which was the perfect shade for us! This is just a little sneak peek of the room transformation, but I will be giving you a formal introduction soon, so stay tuned! Also, you might have noticed my official project hashtag on Instagram, #hellomakeover? I wish I could take all the credit, but really it was all Joel’s idea. It’s a fun way to see what we are doing in each space in our home. Feel free to follow along!  What are your thoughts on white? P.S. If you are getting ready to repaint a room in your home, make sure to check out...
Hanging Pumpkin Planters

Hanging Pumpkin Planters

I’m so excited to share this DIY with you all! It’s truly a lovely piece for Halloween that’s far from spooky and just plain old sweet! I created these super simple Hanging Pumpkin Planters for our home and I just love how they turned out.  Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty for the full tutorial and for even more photos – don’t forget to come back and let me know what you think friends!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment!  You can also follow Hello Lidy by...
DIY Marble Table Top

DIY Marble Table Top

You might remember this chrome and faux walnut table we thrifted a month ago? It was the perfect fit for our kitchen nook, but after moving in our mid century buffet, the table needed some help! Suddenly there was just a little too much clashing going on in our little space.  I’ve always been such a huge fan of marble top tulip tables like this one! They were just a bit out of my price range, so I was happy to take this $15 table. But then I was pleasantly surprised when Joel decided to give this guy a little makeover! Simply using grey, black and white spray paint, he was able to create a marble design. He added high gloss to give it some shine and voila! A new table! It completely changes the look of the entire room and I couldn’t be more happy.  Before the room felt heavy and a bit dark. Now, the space feels light and open – amazing what a little DIY can do! I might not have been able to have my dream table, but this one is a great alternative if you don’t have that kind of money to spend!  What do you think of this simple transformation? Be sure to check back next week – I’ll be revealing our new kitchen lighting soon!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment!  You can also follow Hello Lidy by...
Fall Yarn Art

Fall Yarn Art

Just over a year ago, I went to Alt for the very first time in San Francisco. I’m sure you remember reading my recap and all about how amazing it was! It was there that I first spotted the beginning of the DIY yarn art trend . A matter of fact, I’m pretty sure it was the first of its kind (dare I say)! While attending our sponsored dinner with Creative Bug, I spotted these amazing pieces displayed as decor on the walls! It took me a long time to finally give in, but I decided to do an inspired DIY just in time for fall!  The thing I love about this project is it’s SO easy to do and it has such a huge impact in any space. It’s probably way over done now, but I just had to try it for myself. I decided instead of hanging my yarn, I would drape it to create flow. It also creates this illusion that the yarn is coming out from the branch, rather than just being tied onto it.  I decided to use a branch like I did in this project a while back. Bringing a part of nature indoors is a really great way to instantly make your home feel holiday ready! I had a lot of fun creating this piece and I might try some other variations of it, but we will see. For now, I love the pop of color it brings in our home!  I like to mix up my fall and Halloween decor, I don’t want to focus on one season over the other! What do you...
Modern Pumpkins Decorated Three Ways

Modern Pumpkins Decorated Three Ways

Every year around Halloween, I try to put a modern twist in my holiday decor. I’m not the kind of person that goes all out and with little kids, the less spooky the better! I’ve taken some faux pumpkins and given them a modern makeover, plus I’ll show you three simple ways to decorate your home in a less spooky and more trendy way!  First, I simply sprayed painted my pumpkins a nice grey, as well as put a little ombre touch on one of them to add a bit more variation. It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do. If you are unsure how to decorate your home, no worries! It can be less overwhelming if you think of making little vignettes around your space, rather than trying to work on everything as a whole.  1.) Simple | Modern Keep it to the bare minimum by using your pumpkins as the star of the show, while adding a piece of modern decor. I love how this black Dala horse works great in this vignette. It makes the overall look feel very modern and you really didn’t have to do a whole lot. Less is more, right? 2.) Simple | Spooky Like I said, I’m not huge on spooky. But this white ceramic skull still feels trendy enough that it steers away from the overly scariness of the idea of a skull. Add a candle for a more welcoming touch!. Plus, if it’s scented with those delicious fall flavors it’s a win-win!  3.) Modern | Spooky This last one is kind of taking everything and making it one...
Simple Fall Bouquet

Simple Fall Bouquet

I’ve got to be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about plants or flowers. Other than some of them smell really good and look very pretty. I decided it was high time to learn a few things here and there while I play around with making pretty (but simple) bouquets!  This weekend, my family and I walked around a market and I spotted a lovely little flower shop with a small selection of flowers. I wanted to make a very simple and modern bouquet for our home and decided to just grab a few that I thought looked pretty together. I basically winged it. I absolutely love greenery – I sometimes think they are a bit underrated at times. I wanted to design a bouquet that was completely opposite what you would usually see. I really loved the idea of mostly green with just a pop of color. And I have to be honest, it was refreshing! Here is what I used in my Simple Fall Bouquet: 1. Ruscus: a low evergreen Eurasian shrub, with flat shoots and stiff spine-tipped leaves. These also have medicinal benefits as well!  2. Yarrow: a very general occurring plant in the wild and is also considered a herb. So next time you’re out hiking, keep a look out!  3. Myrtle: also an evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic leaves – these truly have a lovely and refreshing scent. We actually use to have a lot of these trees in our neighborhood back in California. A little piece of our past I suppose!  Sometimes it can be quite fun putting together your own little bouquet for home. It doesn’t have to be expensive and you can...
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