Inspired By: Tropical Trends

Inspired By: Tropical Trends

I’m sure you’ve noticed the huge tropical trend that’s happening all around you in home decor and fashion. I am loving it and I think it’s especially perfect for summer! I shared a little sneak peek of a fun project I was working on a few weeks ago – which I will still share with you soon! Until then, I thought I would share some of my favorite tropical pieces I’ve spotted that inspire me!  I recently picked up a Splitleaf Philondron for our home and I LOVE LOVE it! I love the shape of the leaves and often see a lot of tropical patterns replicating this pretty plant!  How fun would this Botanical Statement Art piece be for the home?!  I would totally flaunt this Wallpaper in our house any day! It’s playful and packed full of color.  Tropical prints in black and white are also pretty amazing – both bold and graphic! This Tropical Tote is lovely.   I would love to host a tropical dinner party and this ADORABLE Bridal Shower is all the inspiration I need!  I’m working on some fun tropical-inspired posts, so stay tuned! How do you feel about this trend?  XOXO, Lidy  ...

Pretty Pink Accents for the Home

Yesterday, I shared some Pretty Pink Living Rooms and today I’m back with some ways you can incorporate this color in your home too. Whether you want a dash of pink or you want to go all out, these pretty pink accents for the home will surely be a hit!  1 2 3 4 5 6  These pieces would work separately or together, which is partially why I chose various shades of pink in order for you to get an idea of how you can play around with this color. If you aren’t sure about this trend, a pale pink or blush might be a good way to go. If you’re loving it, then more bright and vibrant might be your thing! The question is, are you loving this look or having a hard time with it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!  XOXO,...

Pretty Pink Living Rooms

As we are in the process of giving our upstairs living room a makeover, I’ve gathered some Pretty Pink Living Rooms as inspiration. I love the idea of having soft pink accents with bold black, white and grey pieces! We want our living room to look very Scandinavian-inspired to go with the rest of our home. I think bringing in a few clean and simple pieces will help the room feel fresh and modern!!  1 2 3 4 5  What do you think about soft pink accents in the home? It might seem uber feminine, but I think if it’s done right it can look very sophisticated!  XOXO,...
Inspired By West Elm’s Gem Cutout Mirrors

Inspired By West Elm’s Gem Cutout Mirrors

This week I got a west elm catalogue in the mail, which I was quite excited about! I grabbed my coffee and flipped through the pages. There are some fantastic holiday pieces I really want to get my hands on – they always have the best selection of Christmas ornaments!  What really caught my eye, were the Gem Cutout Mirrors! I thought these were amazing and I could see them being used as permanent decor, not just seasonal! They really inspired me to get my craft on and so I decided to make my own version of these beautiful pieces!  What you will need: White foam board X-acto knife Ruler Pencil Black sharpie Masking tape I headed over to Target while running errands. I found a white 20 x 28 x 3 /16in foam board, which is the perfect size for this project! I got home and took my ruler and drew a line in the center of my foam board. I carefully cut through the foam board with my x-acto knife so I had two rectangular pieces. With one of them, I created my Emerald shape, by cutting triangles off of each corner. I then cut my other rectangle in half again, so I had two more smaller rectangles. One would become my diamond shape, the other my Asscher. I then created some fun linear designs with my pencil (then again with the sharpie) until I got the design I liked (it doesn’t have to be true to the shape – just do what you want!). Repeat with all three shapes! When I was done cutting and drawing...
DIY Brass Swing Lamp

DIY Brass Swing Lamp

Last week, I shared some geeky parts for a project we were in the process of making! When my husband asked me what I wanted for my 30th this year, it was a no brainer. I REALLY wanted a fun new light for our living room! Naturally.  My husband’s design was inspired by the original handcrafted lamps over at One Forty Three! We have been long time fans of this talented team and love EVERYTHING they have ever created. I only hope that one day I can own one of their amazing pieces!  For now, I am so pleased with how this DIY brass swing lamp turned out! It fits perfectly into the little corner above my favorite spot to sit! It’s vintage inspired bulb casts a nostalgic glow and I feel comfort sitting under it’s dim light. The unfinished brass gives it a a great look and I love the midcentury modern feel it has overall! Most of the parts my husband was able to order online and piece together in his own way. He even bent the brass rods to create the 45 degree angles! I am so proud of his design and am thrilled to have it hanging in our home! It’s the best birthday gift a gal can as for! Thanks husband!  What do you think of the end product? Be sure to check out the full tutorial here!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...
Inspired By Urban Outfitters Faceted Hanging Terrarium

Inspired By Urban Outfitters Faceted Hanging Terrarium

Yesterday I shared with you guys our 90s brass light fixture‘s before pictures! I asked my Instagram friends what they thought the end result would be and let me tell you, some of them were right on the money! I have such fabulous, creative and imaginative followers. Great guesses guys!  We totally repurposed our 90s brass light fixture into a faux glass faceted terrarium of sorts! I have been looking at Urban Outfitters Turning Triangles Terrarium and Faceted Hanging Terrarium‘s for a few months now. Every time I walked around the store, I found myself drawn to them again and again. I am always looking for ways to recreate things I am inspired by and this was quite the challenge, but it can be done!  We simply removed all the hardware until just the glass shell remained. I didn’t think it was necessary to paint over that beautiful brass! It was a project that literally took a couple minutes and we only spent $3, instead of $30! Is that a deal or what?! This terrarium is so large and spacious! It doesn’t have a cover, but it’s really just a project inspired by the UO original design. I love the large geometric shapes of the glass windows and that brass adds a gorgeous touch! It looks perfect in our home and I am so happy my husband didn’t overlook it’s potential!  For now, I placed a fake succulent inside the terrarium until I can replace it with a real one! It’s the perfect size for a small plant, which is great. I always see the cutest succulents at the nursery...
Inspired By The Land Of Nod Wall Clips

Inspired By The Land Of Nod Wall Clips

Not too long ago, my husband and I came across some fun vintage clips from a yard sale. For the longest time, we weren’t too sure what we could use them for. They had so much character, it just seemed like a waste to not show them off somehow. Then I was inspired by The Land Of Nod‘s And You Brought a Wall Clip!  I decided to repurpose the vintage clips and display them as part of our home decor! I bought these great prints from a fun little store a while back. They were an odd shape, so I couldn’t find any frames that would work. These inspired wall clips are perfect for them!  I love to find fun ways to display prints and art in our home. Wall clips are great for changing out prints easily and quickly. There is a certain charm to them as well, they are very fun and playful! I think The Land of Nod’s wall clips are fantastic! I love how big they are, perfect for all kinds of fun things in any room. I think they would be great at our back door where we go in and out of the most. I could easily hang my diaper bag, the kids coats, keys and other items. Anything to get up and off the floor! Unfortunately, my vintage inspired ones aren’t as useful. They are a lot smaller and wouldn’t be very good for heavier items, other than displaying prints. However, they have a purpose now and I’m happy with them! They are the perfect size for these two pieces of art...
Inspired by West Elm Metal Flower Arrangers

Inspired by West Elm Metal Flower Arrangers

This is a little different than most of my Inspired By posts! Instead of replicating the product on a dime, I was inspired to make my own version of West Elm‘s beautiful metal flower arrangers!  I personally love the look of wood and metal. I decided instead of a vase shape, I would combine my metal wire with a slab of reclaimed wood. I simply took my wire and created two small circular openings to display my dried flowers. I then wrapped my wire around the wood and secured it on the other side by twisting together the remaining wire. I love the simplicity of this DIY!  I can now display my dried flowers in a creative way! There’s something so pretty about dried flowers and my favorite happens to be baby’s breath. I’m sure you’ve seen me use it a few times in previous posts! I also LOVE the original West Elm version of the metal flower arrangers and am tempted to purchase one of them for our home! They really aren’t that expensive at all and I find them so unique! This DIY is truly simple and you can make them in no time. You can use a larger slab of wood and multiple wires for flowers as a bigger statement or keep it small to add a simple touch of elegance to your home interior!  What do you think of this inspired by DIY? Don’t you love west elm’s metal flower arrangers!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
Inspired By west elm Heart Mugs

Inspired By west elm Heart Mugs

First off, let’s just say I have a crush on west elm. I LOVE everything, want everything and am always drooling over a handful of lovely products! Unfortunately, we don’t live near one. Which is probably a good thing – or we would be in trouble. BIG trouble. I guess I could do all my ordering online, but I like being able to see things in person and love on them a little first. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I decided to introduce a little DIY centered on the day of love. I am totally inspired by west elm’s heart mugs! They are so modern, feminine and playful.I thought it would be fun to make my own version of them. Obviously, they aren’t as cute. So let’s just get that out of the way. The point is, it’s fun to challenge yourself and to make things by hand. It’s stretches you creatively and you almost always feel gratification when you finish a project. What you will need: Porcelain Mug (I got mine from the dollar store) Gold Leaf Pen Some west elm inspiration! For the first mug, I created a single heart. I made the lines a little thicker than that of west elm’s original mug. Also, don’t be afraid if it’s not perfect. Handmade things aren’t suppose to be “perfect”, they are supposed to be fun! For the second mug, I tried to create a Ikat-like design (much like this one), in the shape of a heart. I simply drew one line top to bottom starting at the center. I worked my way upward shortening the length...
Inspired By: Restoration Hardware Wood Stump Table

Inspired By: Restoration Hardware Wood Stump Table

I am fully aware just how amazing everything is at Restoration Hardware. When my husband and I visit the store, we have to touch everything and take our sweet time walking through their displays. I find so much inspiration there, but sadly can never really afford their gorgeous statement pieces.  If you’ve checked them out online recently, you might have noticed their AMAZING Petrified Wood Stump Table. I have been eyeing that beauty, imagining what it might look like in our home. There is no way I can spend $695 (now on sale for $550)….maybe one day. One day…. So, we do what we do best. We keep our eyes peeled for good deals. Sadly, a chunk of gorgeous wood like that does not sell cheaply in retail. But we came upon a salvaged piece at our favorite lumber store while in northern Cal. It was originally intended to be used as a kindling chopping block. The most amazing part is, we only had to spend $15!! We felt so inspired by this Restoration Hardware table, we decided to make our own version on our kind of dime.  My husband simply sanded the stump until it was completely smooth. We wiped off the excess dust and used Minwax. When using this stain, all you have to do is brush it on and allow it to soak in the wood for a few hours. When it has dried, take a cloth and wipe it down to take off the excess oil. We used natural stain so the organic colors and patterns of the wood would shine through without compromising it...
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