Target Launches Project 62 and It is Amazingtastic

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I’ve recently been obsessed with mid century modern furniture and home decor. To be honest, while I still love the whole Scandinavian minimalist style, I’m finding more and more that when you have kids and pets, you can’t have nice things. Okay, you can have nice things so long as they are functional, hard to break, and easy to clean. I find myself constantly replacing a lot of damaged or dingy things around the house. No bueno. That’s why I’m completely over the moon for this new home decor line from Target. Project 62 is the perfect marriage of form, function, and affordability. Seriously, this line speaks for itself. Check out the pics below and enjoy free shipping on purchases of $35 or more!

3D Interior Design: There’s an App for That

Whether you’re moving into a new place, or you’re just ready for a re-imagining of you’re existing space, visualizing how that Ikea sectional will look against that wall over there can be tough. You’re faced with a lot of choices: paint color, furniture, accent pieces, the list goes on. Ever wonder what it would be like to style a home, a la Joanna Gaines, using that nifty computer program you see on Fixer Upper? I know I do! With the use of virtual technology becoming more mainstream (you can buy your own VR goggles at Walmart or Target for less than $20), shouldn’t it be possible to step into the room of your dreams using just an app?

Fortunately the fine ladies and gentlemen over at Houzz have launched an app that does just that. It makes your interior design process feel almost like playing a video game. The View in My Room 3D app is now available for iphone/ipad platform, and allows users to preview how more than 300,000 pieces of furniture and decorating products will look in their particular space. The app is fully integrated with Houzz, so you can save items to your idea book, and even shop for products by clicking on them. How exciting is that?! Check out the video below!

Another option for android and iphone users alike is the Planner 5D  Planner VR app. The app allows you to enter the dimensions of your space to create a floor plan, and then choose furniture from a database of linked catalogs (such as Ikea), and virtually move the furniture around to preview how it will look. Um…awesome. If you don’t want to commit to downloading the app, you can even try it out from your web browser. Check out the video!

Texture and Pattern: Interior Design Inspiration

There’s an ongoing debate between me and my sisters over my love of minimalist interior deign. They really think minimalist designs are generally cold and sterile, lacking color and warmth. I tend to think that lots of colors and lots of furniture tend to weigh a home down. To me, neutral colors allow you to play around more with texture and pattern and allow a more visually interesting opportunity to incorporate pops of color. Anyway, the debate rages on. I was swooning over what I thought was a compromise between our styles, but it didn’t go over too well. Instead, I want you guys to look at these pics from SquareFoot Interior Design and join me in coveting their amazing blend of texture and pattern in a beautiful loft space. You’re totally gonna be on my side when you see these pics!

I absolutely love this space. Simple, sleek, and cozy all at once. Admittedly, it doesn’t boast those pops of color (totally trending in interior design this year), but it’s just perfect in terms of that hygge style interior we’ve all been craving.

If you love the look of this space, but you’re like my sisters ad crave a little bit more color, check out this post for affordable, yet trendy, home decor items that aren’t shy about hues!

Lauren Conrad’s Pacific Palisades Home is Even More Beautiful Than You Think It Is

Ever dream of living in the Pacific Palisades? No? Well you will now. This gorgeous home designed by LA based interior designer, Katherine Carter, and is owned by none other than Lauren Conrad. If you haven’t checked out Lauren Conrad’s blog, you’re seriously missing out. Anyway, of course Lauren Conrad owns this house. It’s totally beautiful! Check out these pics for some serious design inspiration. These pics are proof that less really is more.

 

 

 

For more inspiration from designer Katherine Carter, check out her amazing Brentwood home design here.

DIY Wall Art Projects That You Can Make This Weekend (Even If You’re Not an Artist)

These art projects are super simple. With only a few items, you can customize your own wall art to anchor your space, even if you sucked at art class!

DIY Abstract Art (Tutorial Here)

This is perfect for the minimalist. Sleek and sophisticated, it looks a whole lot more expensive than it actually is to make!

Painted Boxes Lined With Pretty Paper

Display your lightweight keepsakes inside of and on top of these beautiful storage boxes. Trust me, people will ask where you bought these!

Optical Illusion Wall Art (Tutorial Here)

This really plays tricks on your eyes! It’s a great conversation starter for when you have guests over.

Melted Crayon Wall Art

This is one I’ve made in the past. It can get a bit messy and it certainly doesn’t have the best smell when you’re making it, but if you’re looking for an easy and colorful project, this one is the way to go. Just run those crayons right through a hot glue gun (one that you’re willing to part with), onto a canvas.

DIY Dragon Scales on Canvas

All you need to do for this one is cut out some circles from poster board, glue them to a canvas, and spray paint the whole thing! It can be a little time consuming for a larger piece like the one pictured above.

DIY String Art (Tutorial Here)

This one’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but it never gets old! It takes a little bit more planning out then some of the other projects here, but the finished product is hella cool.

DIY Herringbone Art

I just love how intricate this one looks! Plus you can go all Jackson-Pollock-crazy on the canvas before you get to the masking tape. After you throw some paint around on the canvas, use tape to make a herringbone pattern. Paint over the whole thing in white. Then remove the tape. Voila!

DIY Wallpaper Art

This is perfect for those of us who aren’t always ready to commit to wallpapering and entire wall. Display your quirky taste in wallpaper by gluing it to some plywood and hanging it!