Archive for the ‘interior design’ Category

Black Walls

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

One of my favorite boards on my Pinterest, is labeled ‘black’ (see HERE).

I’m constantly amazed by how dramatic and powerful a black wall can be. I’m dying to give it a try in my house, but can’t decide on just the right spot.

These images have me drooling:

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Are you in love too?

I think fall is the perfect time to think about adding a little mood color. It’s so chic and yet cozy.

Maybe I’ll come to a decision soon…hopefully!

Gift Idea: Custom Pillow from Tiny Prints

Monday, October 13th, 2014

We were thrilled to hear the news that Tiny Prints launched a home decor line!

We have a major obsession with throw pillows and anything monogrammed or personalized, so naturally we fell in love with their custom pillows…

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I am in love with this ‘Bold Crossing’ pillow in my living room! (link HERE)

Wouldn’t a personalized pillow make the best Christmas presents?!

As our family grows larger by the year, we love buying a family Christmas gift instead of individual presents. It is so much easier and works out to be so much less expensive. You cannot beat a personalized gift, it makes a gift a thousand times better!

See full collection of custom pillows HERE.

Target Tuesday

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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I feel like I’ve discovered a gold mine browsing through all amazing options exclusive to target.com!

I had no idea Target offered such a huge selection of home furnishings.

Here’s a little peek at the goodness:

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Buying furniture online is a big commitment without seeing the piece in person.

Here are a few tips to keep it a no-stress shopping experience…

1. Scale is everything! It’s hard to get an idea of size by pictures. Look at dimensions and tape them off in the space you are shopping for before you purchase.

2. Look at shipping costs! Target.com is pretty great in that almost everything ships for free with a purchase over $50. The exception to this is large items, which will have a disclaimer next to the ‘add to cart’ button if the item requires extra shipping. Even though the surplus shipping charge on large items is really reasonable compared to other stores, we sometimes wait for a sale on the item to cover this additional cost.

3. Note the return policy! One of the greatest things about shopping at target.com is the ability to return to a store and avoid paying return shipping, this includes most furniture! Make sure to click on the ‘shipping & returns’ tab to make sure you can order the item, experiment with it in your space and have the ability to return to a store if it doesn’t work.

Can’t beat furniture shopping in you pjs at home!

10 Great Finds at World Market

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

World Market is always our first stop when looking for accent furniture and decor for a project.

Their style is always bold and current, and prices are amazing!!!

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1. THESE tapestries are impressive in person. My favorites are NY and FERNS.

2. Best price around for a bead chandelier!

3. THIS marble + wood combo is amazing.

4. THIS little mirror could go anywhere. I want to use it in a mudroom.

5. THIS cloche lamp is super fun.

6. I love THIS wooden state map.

7. THIS pestle+mortar is oh so pretty and only $6!

8. THIS ivory canister gives a similar look of this beauty at a fraction of the price.

9. I recently used THESE bar stools in a project. They are sturdy, comfy and give any traditional kitchen a little industrial edge. Great value!

10. I’m obsessed with THIS $10 accent rug! I literally want it in every room of my house.

It was so hard to choose just 10 favorite things. The store and site are packed with great finds. Head over and take a look yourself!

$5 Lack Tables at Ikea

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

One of our favorite items at Ikea is only $4.99 this month with your family card.boxwoodclippings_ikea lack side table

We love to use this little table all around our houses. Here are a few pinterest images of how people are using theirs..

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If you don’t have a family card there are kiosks throughout Ikea where you can get one and use the same day! See all family card deals HERE.

Design Dilemma: Bed Shopping

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

We recently purchased a king mattress set for our master bedroom and now it’s time for a new bed! I am going back and forth a lot with deciding what I want and weighing up cost etc. Here are my favorite options:

No. 1 Classic Wooden Bed

Classic and timeless, I do love theway a wooden bed looks. Downside is a wooden headboard…not too comfy.

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No. 2 Upholstered Headboard

An upholstered headboard paired with a basic metal frame and bedskirt is the most affordable option.

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No. 3 Upholstered Bed

A full upholstered bed oozes comfort and luxury to me, but costs a significantly more than just a headboard.

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Ahhh, I love them all. It’s hard to weigh up aesthetics/comfort/affordability. I need your vote please!

Thrifty Black & White finds at Ikea!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Browsing though my pinterest page yesterday I noticed that most of my favorite spaces are black and white. (This wasn’t really that much of a shock…just a realization!) This most classic combination is timeless, chic, modern and all that we love.

Here are some amazing (and cheap) pieces I found at Ikea.

 

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1. Dying over this light (see HERE). Replacing the builder grade lighting has always been on our list, and room by room we’re getting there. I just need to find the perfect spot for this.

2. These lamps are PERFECTION (see HERE), and will be a contender for above our nightstands when we re-do our master this Fall…yay!!!

3. These place mats (see HERE) were added to our home the week the twins began solid food. Too cute and handy and only $1.49! Holler!!!

4. Lack tables are a must in any home. Ever so versatile and handy for temporary arrangements like house guests or parties. They’re on sale this month with your Ikea family card for only $4.99!!!!!!! Time to stock up. I’m getting 4! (see HERE.)

5-8. Beautiful cushion covers to ump up the contrast in any room. I’ll be getting some for the Master. Such a great deal from $4.99-$14.99)

(5. HERE. 6. HERE. 7. HERE. 8. HERE.)

Summer White Interiors

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

My heart skips a beat at a crisp white room, especially during summer. Here are a few gasp-worthy spaces:boxwoodclippings_white kitchen

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boxwoodclippings_white kitchenimages via my pinterest white board HERE.

Do you love an all-white palette?

Summer Greenery

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

At the peak of summer, this desert home is craving some fresh greenery. Check it:

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Isn’t it amazing what a little greenery can do?

Copy Cat West Elm Abstract Art

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We have been loving the abstract art collection happening over at West Elm right now. Even though their prices are pretty reasonable, we thought creating a similar piece would be easy and affordable. We were right!

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 Here’s What We Did:

1. We purchased THIS two pack of canvases at Hobby Lobby. Using a 40% off coupon each canvas cost $2.50!

2.We used a paint color we already had and painted the darkest stripe, then added a little extra white paint with each stripe to create the ombre look.

3. To finish, we added a few strokes of pure white paint to add texture and depth.

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We were pretty impressed at this $2.50 project to brighten up the house this summer!

If you like the look of abstract art, give it a try on your own! You can do it and save a bundle!

 

Decorating with Flags

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Another thing I love this time of year is hanging flags indoors. Look how great these spaces look:

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I would love both an American and British flag framed in our home. What do you guys think of using framed flags for art?

 

Hobby Lobby Open Frames

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

On our wedding day we had so much fun taking pictures on one of our favorite beaches in Corona Del Mar, California. Our brother, Dan surprised us with a painting from a local artist of the beach that day, who even painted Brad and I onto the beach. It’s something I always want up in my bedroom to remind us of our wedding day.

Five years later and the picture has still been in its unfinished artist frame, just waiting for me to spend hundreds of dollars on a custom frame. That was at least until our last trip to Hobby Lobby, where I noticed THIS open frame that was 50% off and looked like it would work.

Sure enough it fit and looked great!

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I’m so happy our special painting finally has a nice frame, and that I saved hundreds of dollars not buying a custom frame!!!

If you need any art in your home updating or in need of a frame, make sure to see Hobby Lobby’s open frames selection online HERE (and don’t forget to use THIS coupon when item’s aren’t on sale!).

Inviting Summer Porches

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Pretty lanterns, lush ferns and country rockers are all makings of the perfect porch. There’s no place I’d rather be on a late summer’s night chatting to the hubs and having an ice cream popsicle to cool down. Here are a few inspiring places:

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Don’t you just want to grab a book and lemonade and enjoy these spaces? Where is your favorite space in these warmer months?

 

Blue for Summer

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Around Memorial Day I always start to be drawn to blue interiors. Indigo blue, dyed cotton, ticking stripes, and paisley prints scream Americana to me, and once summer time hits it’s all I want! Here are a few dreamy places that have caught my eye:

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All images found on my blue pinterest board HERE.

When autumn hits, I am done with my blue phase and drawn to warmer tones instead, so I have to make sure to keep my blue to accents in mostly linens and accents.

Pottery Barn always does this look so great. I am dreaming of this duvet cover, just waiting for a good sale.

I always look forward to my Serena and Lily catalogs in the summer too. These over-sized beach towels are a dream.

I think it’s time we all make our millions and move to the beach, eh?!

 

Jane’s Nursery + $6 Accent Wall!

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Only seven weeks to go and we are getting as ready as we can for Jane! I’m so excited to share with you a few details of her nursery today!

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First up, paint! One night, I got the painting bug. I had a sample I had been considering from Jones Paint & Glass and just decided to start painting.

The sample can covered one wall with two coats! I am in love with the color, Benjamin Moore Pink Canopy. It is a great combo of pink and coral and super bright. I decided that just an accent wall was perfect for the small space.

I cannot believe paint cost for this room was only $6!!! It dramatically changed the whole look of the room and only took about an hour! Love it!

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We decided on a basic white sheet and skirt with pops of bright coral and pinks in the pillows and the quilt.

I couldn’t resist this hook to display a few favorite things.

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I thought I would use this chair in the nursery, but after your comments this comfy chair is on its way! So excited, thanks for the advice.

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I found this lamp at Home Goods for $34.99 and tied a huge tulle bow around the shade to make it extra girlie.

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A bookshelf on the wall opposite the crib holds all her books, shoes, bows and stuffed animals.

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boxwood clippings_em's baby girl nursery

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boxwood clippings_em's baby girl nursery

Brad’s niece, Lisa made this bow holder! Genius, I tell ya!

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Your bunny and room are waiting for you Jane, don’t take too long!

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If you’d like help decorating your space please email us!

mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com

5 Desk Lamps for Under $30

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Our sissy-in-law Sally is currently setting up a new office space and she asked us what our favorite desk lights are if you’re shopping with a budget. So here you go Sal, a round up in your honor! And maybe perfect timing for those of you who are starting to think of dorm rooms already!

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No1: The Barometer from Ikea (link HERE) is my favorite of the group. It’s only $29.99 and perfect for any desk. However, I’ve been eying it for over a year to use on my nightstands. (Yes, I’ve been planning our master re-do for a while now, Brock has promised we can move ahead once the twins sleep through the night…getting close.:)

No.2: The Scholar Task Lamp from Target is on clearance for only $10.98 (link HERE), and is simply adorable. Neutral with a pop of color, vintage with a pop of modern!

No.3: The Clip It Desk Lamp is from Land of Nod, $29.99 (link HERE). This one is great if you don’t have a lot of space. It also comes in a great variety of fun colors, but as always we’re drawn to the white!

No.4: The Terital Lamp from Ikea is the best deal at only $8.99 (link HERE). It gives off a lot of light, and it’s classic design can fit into any decor.

No.5: The Arch Desk Lamp is also from Target, $29.99 (link HERE). A super vintage look, but black brings the sleek!

Oh to be young and decorating a dorm again!

Dining Chairs under $100

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

There is scarcely a week that goes by that I don’t fall in love with some sort of side chair. I love how they are so versatile and can be moved around the house to change up decor in a flash. Here are a few I am currently loving, all under 100 bucks!

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1. trendig chair $59 (very close to this)

2. tufted + upholstered $85 (available in gray, blue or taupe)

3. basic slipcovered chair $89

4. mod stackable $99

5. white arm chair $89

6. black rattan $99

7. cane side chair $75

8. metal arm chair $50 (also loving the copper and black colors)

9. modern windsor $85 (reminded me of this much more expensive chair)

Do you need help choosing furniture for your space? Shoot us an email to find out more about our design services.

Email: mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com

$5 Botanical Art for Spring

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

While at Ikea a few weeks ago, I found these botanical posters on clearance for $3.99 for the set!!!

boxwoodclippings_botanical postersThey are called the ‘Trilling’ posters but unfortunately are no longer available online. As you know I’m super weird about art work in our house. I rarely find anything I fall in love with, but at this price I was happy to fall in love, at least for the spring!

I picked up the nyttja frames to frame each poster. I love how lightweight each of these frames are, how inexpensive they are ($4 for 11 x 15), and that they have a plastic insert instead of glass! Absolutely perfect for an art commitment-phobe like myself who hangs everything with command strips! I love being able to move things around at the drop of a hat without making a gazillion holes in the walls.

Five bucks and five minutes later I was hanging all three pieces in the downstairs loo.

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If you’d like yourself some spring $5 botanicals, head to Ikea ASAP-y!

Emily’s Nursery Inspiration

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

It’s hard to believe baby Jane will be here in just a few months. Actually, that’s wishful thinking. It’s still 3.5 months away! Boo!

Anyway, time to get going on the nursery! I want the nursery to be mostly coral and tan and will for sure be adding pops of espresso and white for my normal ‘high contrast’ look.

Number one on the priority list is keeping cost to a minimum. Here are a few pieces I am looking at:

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jenny lind espresso crib $166

something similar to this chair.

cream bean bag $44 (I bought this already in store on clearance for $14)

coral posters $9

linen lamp $25

mirrored accent table $190

sugarboo framed art $20 (Sugarboo at Target…holler)

peachy rug 5×8 $60

benjamin moore coral buff paint

Do you have any recommendations in the nursery for furniture or decor? I’d love to hear your advice!

Awesome Kid Spaces

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We have the most adorable nephews EVER! I guess it’s possible that we may be biased, but all of our nephews are insanely handsome, sweet and hilarious.

Our brother, Daniel’s three oldest boys are finally old enough to migrate to the third level of their home – the loft. This is one large room where I’m sure the boys will get up to all sorts of mischief, it even has a ladder and a look-out tower for star-gazing! While I’m sure the boys are dreaming of all of their future adventures, I am dreaming of incredible children’s spaces:

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boxwoodclippings_great kid spaces

boxwoodclippings_great kid spaces

boxwoodclippings_great kid spaces

boxwoodclippings_great kid spaces

boxwoodclippings_great kid spaces

All images via my Pinterest Kids board HERE.

A lot has happened recently has make me think we all grow up too fast. These spaces speak youth and innocence and make me want to treasure every day of childhood of every child I know.  I have so many great memories from sharing bedrooms with my siblings, and can’t wait for the new memories the boys will create. I guess this is the point in my pregnancy when I start getting all emotional and sappy!

Hope you have so much fun in your new room boys xxx