Top 5 Favorite Swatches For the Moment

I’ve been seeing such beautiful color and paint swatches all over Pinterest over the past year and I hope they keep on coming! Here are my 5 favorite swatches found on my Pinterest board! Links under the pictures. 🙂

 

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Which one is your favorite?! I’d love to know! For more on my Pinterest please visit https://www.pinterest.com/schoeabi/

 

 

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Desk Inspiration!

Recently, I’ve gotten myself a new, small set up for my desk at work that is not only beautiful (to me at least) but as well calming during the rough days! It’s amazing how flowers and a couple of sassy signs can change the setting of your work area. Enjoy!

 

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Vase and flowers are from Pier 1 Imports and the two signs are from Shopko! 🙂

DIY Color Swatch Dry Erase Calendar!

I have recently just gotten a new office job (yay!) and I found this cool idea on Pinterest! A do-it-yourself color swatch dry erase calendar!

Over the past 2.5 years in school for Interior Design, I’m sure you can image the bunches and bunches I have of color and fabric swatches, so instead of keeping them in a box, I decided to get a little creative with them!

First off, I went down to my local Goodwill and bought a regular picture frame for like $3. This frame is an 11×14.

Second, I dug out my 2015 color swatches from Sherwin Williams and I started to think on what color scheme I would like to do or if I would like to do something completely random! IT’S TOTALLY UP TO YOU!

Third, I started cutting and placing the swatches where I would like them, then securing them down with scotch tape onto the frames inner glass.

Once everything was placed how I liked it, I put the frame back together and BAM, all finished!

I have gotten a dry-eraser marker from Dollar Tree. You can now use the glass as a dry-erase board, because it wipes off so easily! Plenty of room to fix mistakes or change your schedule without worrying about your paper schedule (I’m a neat freak like that)!

P.S: I only did a Monday-Friday version, and I combined the last 2 weeks 🙂

 

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Hibiscus Love

I’d like to call this table top creation “Hibiscus Love!” These warm colors would be great for a summer time get together whether it’s indoors or outdoors! Having the stripe texture in the napkins is also a great way to add something a little different! Enjoy!OB-Hibiscus Love

Shop this look!

Hibiscus Embroidered Table Runner: http://www.pier1.com/Hibiscus-Embroidered-Table-Runner/PS66876,default,pd.html?cgid=table_runners#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_table_linens-subcat_tile_table_runners&nav=tile&start=1

Spice Stripe Napkin: http://www.pier1.com/Spice-Stripe-Napkin/2701989,default,pd.html?cgid=napkins#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_table_linens-subcat_tile_napkins&nav=tile&start=1

Cotton Trim Napkin – White: http://www.pier1.com/Cotton-Trim-Napkin—White/3048931,default,pd.html?cgid=napkins#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_table_linens-subcat_tile_napkins&nav=tile&start=1

Hydrangea Flower Napkin Ring – Green: http://www.pier1.com/Hydrangea-Flower-Napkin-Ring—Green/3006473,default,pd.html?cgid=napkin-rings#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_table_linens-subcat_tile_napkin_rings&nav=tile&start=1

Antiqued Wood Charger – Green: http://www.pier1.com/Antiqued-Wood-Charger—Green/2606684,default,pd.html?cgid=chargers#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_dinnerware-subcat_tile_chargers&nav=tile&start=1

Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware – Crimson: http://www.pier1.com/Carmelo-Melamine-Dinnerware—Crimson/PS64180,default,pd.html?cgid=solid_dinnerware#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_dinnerware-subcat_tile_solid_dinnerware&nav=tile&start=1

Hibiscus Salad Plate: http://www.pier1.com/Hibiscus-Salad-Plate/3030338,default,pd.html?cgid=pattern_dinnerware#icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_dinnerware-subcat_tile_pattern_dinnerware&nav=tile&start=1

 

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This design was made on Olioboard!

Spring is in the Air!

Achooo!! Spring is officially here! Well sorta, it’s still Wisconsin and it snowed last week again, but it’s been in the 40’s this week! I’m hopping nothing but beautiful weather from here!

Anyways, I’m sure everyone is itching to open up their windows and brighten things up in their household a little! I’ve been extremely inspired with new colors arriving and textures especially since starting a new position at Pier 1 Imports! Cool, right?! Let me give you a taste of how springy I’ve been feeling!

No watering required for these beautiful spring wreaths!

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http://www.pier1.com/Faux-Forsythia-Wreath—Yellow/3018020,default,pd.html?cgid=wreaths#icid=2049&start=1

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http://www.pier1.com/Faux-Wildflower-Berry-Wreath/3017984,default,pd.html#ct-cross-sell2

I can NOT get over how cute this little guy is!

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http://www.pier1.com/Bunny-Floral-Hurricane/3020295,default,pd.html?cgid=spring-easter-decor#sz=180&start=1&showAll=249

Add this cute pillow to your dining chairs for a unique but soft touch! Also comes in Ivory!

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http://www.pier1.com/Boutique-Floral-Pillow—Yellow/2925560,default,pd.html?cgid=spring-easter-decor#sz=249&start=1&showAll=249

Because I LOVE deviled eggs!

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http://www.pier1.com/Whimsy-Easter-Egg-Platter/3010850,default,pd.html?cgid=spring-easter-decor#sz=249&start=1&showAll=249

Ingredients
6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/classic-deviled-eggs-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Colors? I got you covered! Here are the latest colors popular for spring!

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http://www.cynthiascolorfulmess.com/2015/12/whats-up-wednesday-2016-home-decor.html

Tell me, what are your favorite colors for your spring look this year? 🙂

 

Thank you again as always!

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New Year, New Color

ell folks, it’s a new year! That’s right, 2015 has been left in the past and now it’s time for 2016!

With the new year already kicking off, I’m sure a lot of you are ready for some new color in your household! Whether that be new paint, accessories, or a new bedspread design, something new and refreshing is probably needed somewhere!

Let’s start off with Sherwin William’s Color of the Year!

This year’s 2016 color is…

ALABASTAR SW7008

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“Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”
Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2016-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/?WT.ac=/architects-specifiers-designers/color/%20CS1%20/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2016-color-forecast/color-of-the-year/

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Photo Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/340725528030000276/

For me, this is a very soothing color, but maybe it isn’t quite your style. Have no fear! I have located some other great color pallets!

Why not give these a try!

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Link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394698354823079053/

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Link:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394698354822991073/

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Link:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/394698354822867718/

For more color ideas and paint pallets, please feel free to visit…

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/color/

Or visit me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/schoeabi/

 

Happy Holidays 🙂