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Lidy Dipert

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Entryway Inspiration

Ok guys, we are working on another design project! We’ve lived in our home for a year now – crazy how the times has just flown by. When we first moved in, we tackled our dining room, master bedroom, family room and recently our formal living room. It’s been a long process, but we are getting there…one room at a time. But now, it’s time to focus on the entryway! I’ve collected some inspiration as we start thinking about our overall vision for this small little area of our home. Below are some ideas as to what I’m really leaning towards. | one | | two | | three | | four | | five | You might notice that these spaces are quite small and that’s because….cue drumroll please…our entryway is really small!! So, how can we make this space feel more open? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see (I’m still trying to figure it out!).  XOXO, Lidy      ... read more

Simple and Modern DIY Copper Candelabra

It’s officially fall and the weather is already beginning to change. The air is cooler, leaves are changing and days are getting shorter. Thankfully, no snow yet (knock on wood)! It’s the perfect excuse to create a warm environment inside the home to snuggle and keep warm. And this DIY Copper Candelabra is a great start to cozy-up any space. Head on over to Curbly today for the how-to and be sure to come back to let me know what you think! XOXO,... read more

Bohemian Modern Living Room

I’ve been slowly transforming our living room yet again to really suit our relaxed and laid back nature. You might have noticed that I experiment a lot in designing our space, which you can see just a small sample of the previous looks here and here. Walking into the front door, your eyes are immediately level with our living room upstairs. It was really important to me that this room make an impression when friends and family walked into our home for the first time. And if you haven’t noticed, leather is making a comeback my friends! We recently added a new leather sofa and this gorgeous butterfly chair to give our living room that bohemian modern look. Both of these pieces compliment one another, as well as our vintage sofa and other pieces in the room.  Butterfly chairs are an extremely affordable way to introduce leather into the home. It’s versatile and can easily suit a plethora of design styles. In my opinion, butterfly chairs are a must-have this year! They aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re pretty darn comfy too.  We are passionate about the details, which is how we are by nature. So, we stuck with a neutral color palette to keep the room light and airy and added natural elements like plants, wicker baskets, fur, leather and wood. Plus, bringing in some quirk – like hand sculptures and hats on walls.  The room looks inviting, comfortable, modern and mature. It’s exactly what I’ve been trying to achieve, because it really represents both Joel and I as a whole. I am really happy with this room and love just about everything about it – how about you? XOXO,... read more

The Plant Series | Lipsick Plant

The plant series is back! I love the name of this particular Indonesian plant – the Lipstick Plant – don’t you? It’s pretty cute if you ask me. Just like the ZZ Plant, these plants are tropical and have beautiful pointy, waxy leaves. And if you take care of them properly, they will bloom bright red flowers – bonus!  The Lipstick Plant apparently gets it’s name from the red flowers that grow out of the dark maroon buds, which look like a tube of lipstick. Personally, I don’t see it. But still, cute name regardless. Good news is, this plant is really straight forward and growing one successfully isn’t all too difficult: 1. Lipstick plants should be watered moderately, allowing the plant to dry out slightly between waterings (especially in the winter). They love fairly high humid environments, so you can choose to mist them daily if the air is dry, like here in Canada. Although I have to admit, I have never done this and mine is doing just fine.   2. They are happiest in lots of bright, indirect light and should never be kept in direct sunlight – that would be bad. 3. These pretty plant stems can grow to 2 ft long, so they would be perfect placed in a hanging planter or on a tall shelf!  So there you go, another pretty plant for the home that happens to be on trend with the whole tropical vibe! And it’s pretty darn easy to care for too. What do you think of this little guy? XOXO, Lidy... read more

Around Here

Well, it was a busy week again, but I’ve had worse. It seems like a common theme amongst friends is balance and it’s not easy to find. Especially when your a mom and trying to work at the same time. It’s a fight between passion and responsibility and one always gets the shaft. But, I’ve really embraced taking it easy and doing what I can without compromising my time with family and friends. Some things are just more important – wouldn’t you agree? 1. I’ve started adding a bit of cinnamon to my morning coffee and it really gives it a nice little kick for fall! Have you tried it before?  2. My parents are pretty amazing. They love to have the kids over whenever they can, but they also love to have one-on-one time with each of them. Since Holden is in school full time, Violet has been spending the week at my folks place. Which, let’s be honest, makes things a lot more quiet around here. And I’ve had to break out the Lego’s for Sebastian, because it’s the only thing that keeps him busy enough without noticing he is lonely without his big brother and sister. Poor buddy.  3. I am gearing up for an entryway makeover in the next month or two, which I am so excited about! I am totally over the green walls and banisters. I’ll most likely be sticking to our black and white theme around here. Cannot wait to share more with you guys!  4. The weather is starting to cool down as of late, which means crackling fires! I am so... read more

DIY Modern Wood Candelabra

Ok, so this DIY should be described as simple and modern. Because it really will be the easiest thing you’ve tried in a long time. Not to mention, a lovely center piece for your dining table this fall!  Materials 2x4x6 Treated wood drilled rail  Chandelier candles  Flowers and greenery  *Disclaimer: Please use common sense when working with candles. If your table is shorter or you don’t feel comfortable, I advice you buy a 2×4 and lay on the widest part. From there, you can drill you own holes accordingly. It will look just as nice! Instructions 1. Measure how long your dining table is and cut your 2×4 accordingly. Ours happened to be the perfect length, which most standard dining tables should be. I found that the longer the centerpiece, the more stable it was. 2. Twist your candles into the pre-drilled holes.  3. Disperse your greenery and flowers on either side of your centerpiece.  4. Enjoy!!  I love the scandinavian vibe from the wood and neutral colored greenery. It’s the perfect look for fall if you ask me! My folks were over the other day and my dad asked what was up with the “candle train”. I thought it was pretty funny – whatever you call it, it’s sure to be a show stopper!  XOXO,... read more

DIY Stamped Place Cards

Can you believe we are already in the middle of September?  I absolutely love this time of year. For me, fall happens to be the perfect excuse to entertain, so I thought it would be fun to host a wine and mini dessert night in our home! A time to unwind, sip and nibble on some treats. I decided to create these modern DIY stamped place cards to put on the table to personalize it just a bit. Materials Martha Stewart Metalworking Alphabet Stamp Set Hobby and Craft Metal Sheets Scissors Thick Cardstock (or other material to adhere name to) Glue Dots Twine Instructions 1. Choose your letters and slide into the groove on the track handle. (keep in mind that you need to insert letter to be stamped in reverse) 2. Place a rubber embossing stamp or similar material under your metal and press firmly with a slight rocking motion.  3. Cut your metal name to desired length. 4. Using a glue dot, adhere the metal name to your cardstock. (I actually found some pretty vinyl siding samples at Home Depot that I thought would make fun name tags!). 5. Tie a piece of twine onto your tag. 6. Slide into your folded napkin and voila! It’s a pretty simple and playful way to dress up your table this fall for guests. They can even keep the cards if they want!  Having a name tag on the table seems to elevate the experience just a bit – even if it is just for some wine and sweets!  You can check out the how-to for this easy and fun Modern Wood Candelabra here!  XOXO,... read more

Around Here

Honestly, thank goodness it’s Friday. It has been so busy around here, but I really shouldn’t complain. I’ve decided to share a few shots of what I’m working on around the house at the end of the week. And be warned, some pictures aren’t always going to be pretty. Which I’m excited about, weird right? Morning Light + My Poor Banana Plant Unmade Beds Playing with Hats Breakfast Table + Rush to School  Black + White for Fall  Laundry Everywhere I hope this weekend goes by nice and slow. We have so much to do and so little time. How about you all – are you feeling the same way? XOXO, Lidy  ... read more

DIY Space-Saving Collapsible Side Table

Ok guys, I am super excited to announce that I am now an eHow Contributor! Although it’s been a little quiet around here because of my recent gigs away from the blog, I do hope you check out all these fabulous DIYs that we are putting all our love (and sometimes tears) into! It’s still the same old us, just channeling in different forums.  Our first project is a really cool (if I do say so myself!) DIY Space-Saving Collapsible Side Table. Head on over to eHow for the full tutorial and please come back and let me know what you think! I feel blessed by your support – thank you friends.  XOXO,... read more
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