Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spray Paint Crazy for Fall Decor

Metallics are HUGE this season in everything from fashion, to jewelry and of course home decor.  After a recent trip to Home Goods (which is a pretty frequent thing for me) I noticed that I was gravitating towards everything shiny.  Since like most people I can't afford to buy new accessories every time the trends change I went to my favorite DIY fix, spray paint.  I probably drive my neighbors crazy with the spray paint fumes outside our house year round but it is one of my favorite things.  I was having withdrawals after my recent pregnancy made me put the hazardous chemicals away for awhile so I may have gone a little crazy making up for lost time.  

Here are just a few SUPER SIMPLE fall decor updates.  All I did was pick a few accessories from around the house and sprayed them with a variety of metallic paints.  For the wall medallion I used a water downed black acrylic paint over the silver paint to give it an aged look.  

The pumpkins are from a local craft store.  I love this look on top of my China cabinet along with a few of my more rustic accessories. 

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Long Distance Custom Home Design

Get ready for an over-share. I apologize in advance for sharing way too many pics and details in this post but I am really excited about it.  I have been working on the design for a custom home in Tampa, FL while living in Georgia and finally got to visit the site last weekend to see the progress.  I had not been since the tile, cabinets and a few other major details had gone in so I was a little nervous.  I had seen them all via cell phone pics but it just isn't the same.  Thankfully, everything looks AMAZING and it is all coming together perfectly.  We are only a few weeks out from the final touches so better pictures will be coming shortly but for now here are some of the progress pictures...

My only contribution to the exterior was the lighting but I had to share because I love the nautical style wall sconce for this lake front home, especially against the brick.

 Pictures just don't do these rustic Alder wood cabinets justice.  They turned out beautiful thanks to the experts at Park Avenue Designs.  (Back splash still to come.)

The pool bath will have a gorgeous copper vessel sink that brings out the copper details in the granite from Custom Marble Works.

Love the cabinet hardware throughout that was chosen by Jeff at Park Avenue.

In LOVE with the brick wall that carries from the kitchen into the breakfast area.  We also tied the two areas together with the lighting.  Hard to tell with the protective plastic but the pendants and chandeliers all have 'orb' details to tie them together.  Lighting doesn't necessarily have to be from the same collection or even the same finish but I like to find one element that ties the different pieces together.  This is a very open concept home so it works well to have a detail that unites the different lighting elements in a subtle way.

I can not wait to unwrap these beautiful Restoration Hardware fixtures in the foyer and dining room.  Again, these two spaces are open to each other so we chose something that worked together.  Normally, I would have gone with even more contrast between the two fixtures but the homeowners were in love with the iron orbs so we found a way to work them both in.  She loves the glitz of the crystal and he loves the masculine iron work so the dining fixture was a great for both.  I had a few skeptics about the over-sized fixtures but they are perfect for the space!!

This custom home is being built by Gray Homes of Tampa Bay.
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