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Copper Geometric Christmas Tree

You will probably be seeing a lot more Christmas posts in the next few weeks! Thanksgiving in Canada was last month, so naturally, I tend to want to jump into the next holiday! And it just so happens to be my favorite! You don’t mind, right?! Late last night, I was sipping some tea and listening to some Christmas music. It obviously brought on some Christmas cheer and so I made this super easy Copper Geometric Christmas Tree! All you need is some Copper Leaf Tape! Simply start at the top, making groups of triangles in this pattern: 2, 3, 6, 6, 2. Really, you can’t go wrong and you can make all sorts of patterns based on your personal taste! If you make a mistake, it’s so easy to peel off and start again! I love the modern feel it brings to the space, without taking up any room! It adds great texture and light when the sun hits the copper surface. You can make it as large or small as you want. I’m not over the copper and geometric trend just yet. It’s a great way to take your decor to the next level – plus, it’s really quite unique.  What do you think of this look for the holidays? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

This is the first time I’ve ever had a fireplace in a home! It was at the top of my list when we were house hunting and I am so pleased we found a beautiful home with one!  Our fireplace was a little outdated and it had no mantle. Although I was perfectly content with that, I debated how we could modernize it just a bit. Joel and I discussed possibly painting the stone white or black, but it seemed so permanent and you always run the risk of losing the personality of your home. The problem was, the stone was just too much, especially after we painted our living room white!  Then it dawned on me that we could just build a custom mantle. We decided to design a modern and minimal mantle, keeping it as simple as possible. Joel created a facade, but it’s really hollow and obviously not attached.   Because it’s not securely attached, we made a simple solution of placing eye hooks to stabilize the mantle to the wall. This would ensure the mantle wouldn’t fall and possibly hurt one of the kids! We also added a piece of solid Douglas Fur wood to the top of the mantle to soften the overall look and give it more flow.  I love how it turned out! It changes the look of the entire room – it feels more modern, but without losing that original stone. It’s essentially the best of both worlds. It softens the overall look of the living room and creates a more inviting and warm environment. Best part is, I now have a fun little space to decorate... read more

DIY Teepee Shelf

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create a little project in honor of the season! And why not something a little more unique, like a super sweet DIY Teepee Shelf?! This is one of those pieces you might just want to keep up all year round.   Be sure to head to The Land of Nod‘s blog, Honest to Nod for more fun pictures and the full tutorial!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Dining Room Reveal and Tour

Today’s the day – the dining room reveal and tour!! I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time! After much planning, painting the walls from green to a crisp white, hanging our modern and geometric wallpaper and installing a gorgeous new light fixture, the room is ready to make it’s debut! You might recall our dining room sneak peek when we first moved in? Well, it’s come along way – wouldn’t you say?! Without further adieu, welcome to our new and improved dining space!   A HUGE shout out to Sherwin-Williams, Walls Republic and Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. for making this project possible – without you, this makeover would not have been this fabulous!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Hello Makeover: New Light Fixture

I am THRILLED about today’s post to say the least! This is truly the cherry on top – that finishing touch that makes the “wow” factor of the space come to life! If there is one thing I can stress when it comes to any room makeover, it’s invest in good lighting!! It seems like something no one will notice, but it’s really the first thing they will see when it’s done right!! Joel and I have been a HUGE fans of Schoohouse Electric for as long as I can remember. They have the most amazing furniture, home accessories, hardware, jewelry, of course lighting and so much more!! I am beyond excited to have partnered with them for this design project – it’s been such an honor to have one of their timeless pieces in our home! In the beginning stages of designing the dining space, the lighting was always between this and this piece – although, it’s impossible to choose when every single fixture is CRAZY gorgeous. We found them both potentially perfect for our dining space. The Brass City Chandelier 7 was clean and simple! I loved the exposed bulbs and mid century inspired design. But it just felt safe to us and I really wanted to take a risk this time around!  We finally decided on the Plaza Chandelier! We knew all that brass would stand out and make a strong statement against our dark geometric wallpaper, as well as the newly painted white walls. I just love the ambiance this fixture creates with the glow of the shades, creating this warm and inviting environment!  I cannot tell you how solid this fixture... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Dreaming Up An Entryway Full Of Vintage Furniture

As a lover of thrifted decor and flea market finds, it’s no surprise I’m dreaming up an entryway of nothing but vintage furniture! At Chairish.com, it’s like hitting the jackpot – but from the comfort of your own home! That’s right – no need to get out of your PJ’s for these kinds of shopping days!  I’ve put together a dream list of pieces I think would look amazing together in an entryway, if only I had a beautiful space for all of these! Am I right?!  1.  19th Century George III Style Mirror – A mirror is a great way to allow more light in the space, as well as frequent face and hair checking as you are running out the door! 2. Mid Century Brass Woven Basket – It’s great to bring in some sort of storage into your space for shoes, winter gear, umbrellas for rainy days or anything that tickles your fancy! And when it’s this good, it’s even pretty just as is! 3. Vintage Brass Antelope Bookends – This is just for viewing pleasure – to add some more personality to the space! Displaying your favorite books is a great way to make the room truly unique and your own. 4. Vintage Brass Pedestal Bowl – Brass is a must for me! It adds some bling to a sometimes dull space, plus a bowl like this can serve a great purpose! Such as storing your keys or mail as soon as you come in your front doors. 5. Richard MCarthy Mid Century Arm Chair – Every entryway needs a good chair (or bench) to make it easier putting on and... read more

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... read more
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