DIY: Wine Bottle Decor

Do you have a few (or more than a few…) wine bottles sitting around your home?  Here are some ideas to transform those empty bottles into home and event decor!

Wine Bottle Table Numbers

image source http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/gallery/rustic-washington-elegance+971/6

Words of Wisdom

Source & Instructions http://pureandnoble.blogspot.com/2011/06/reduce-reuse-recycle-repeat-mason-jars.html

Style Crush: Signature Seating

Chevron Chair, Blue Bird Chairs, Casual Pink Chair, White Living Room

Signature seating can personalize any home or office decor and can also be a stylish statement in any event space. Often times, unique pieces such as those in the images can be a bit pricey and sometimes hard to find.  If, like most of us you live on a strict budget, try shopping in your local Goodwill or thrift store.  Thrift stores always have odd and unique furniture pieces that can be modernized with a little bit of elbow grease.  Look online for Do-It-Yourself techniques likes refinishing, painting, and reupholstering chairs for instructions and materials lists. Also check out my Pinterest Boards at www.pinterest/eriniscreative. I “pin” lots of great DIY tips and techniques on a regular basis.  Check it out!

A Cozy Contemporary Meeting Nook

Nostalgic Event Space

Image Source (Grouped Images – Clockwise):

Chevron Side Chair http://www.etsy.com/listing/68795795/custom-for-amanda-yellow-charcoal?ref=sr_gallery_29&ga_search_query=yellow+chevron&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
Blue Bird Chairs http://designholeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/en-route-studio-4-chairs.jpg
Pink Casual Chair http://www.vintageandchicblog.com/
White Living Room http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OaJuabcaCKk/Tn7m_5wLzTI/AAAAAAAARdQ/dYHB8NQRxYc/s1600/Lonny+Mag.jpg

Image Source:

Meeting Nook http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-09-16T05%3A30%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=3
Nostalgic Event Space http://pinterest.com/pin/109071622194993846/

A Modern Thanksgiving

Put a new twist on old traditions with these creative ideas for Thanksgiving…

Personalize with Paper

Use personalized paper items such as menu cards, place cards, and favors to style your Thanksgiving tablescapes. Your guests will appreciate the extra effort that you put into making them feel welcomed in your home.

Modern Tableware

Add modern touches your table settings with these Thanskgiving Dessert Plates from westelm.com.  Style your tablescapes and other holiday decor with metallic colors to update any look.

A fresh color scheme

Tired of the “same ol’, same ol'” try a fresh color sheme like the muted palette above. Traditional pieces like decorative pumpkins which you generally find in various shades or orange or other earthtones can can painted to match any color scheme you can think of.  They key is to balance the color around the space.  A good rule to follow is to repeat these types of details in odd numbers, i.e. if you add a gold metallic color like the pumpkin in the lower left of the image, repeat the gold metallic in 3 (or 5…) other places in the event space.

Images:

paper-tablescape http://designcocktail.blogspot.com/2010/11/modern-thanksgiving-tablescapes.html

modern tableware http://www.westelm.com/products/thanksgiving-dessert-plates-c534/?pkey=cdinnerware

fresh color scheme http://spotonseattle.com/2010/11/02/inspiration-tuesday-a-modern-thanksgiving/

Color Stories: Mixed Metallics

Mixed Metallic Centerpiece

Remember the days when weddings and event design were all about mixing two solid colors or even worse, one color and white.  Well, those days are over!  No matter the event, selecting color schemes is all about creating depth and texture.  This season, create a look of opulence by mixing metallics to add sparkle and shine to any occasion.

Gold, silver, copper, bronze, and this season’s “it” metallic, mercury, can be combined in numerous ways for a classic look to a modern contemporary design. Adding a bold color to the mix can make even bigger statement.  Even if you don’t have an event planned in the upcoming months consider using mixed metallics in your holiday decor or in your personal styling…who says you can’t be the center of attention as well.

Images (top to bottom):

tablescape http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2011/04/elegant-wedding-ideas/
bridesmads dresses http://www.bridefinds.com/2011/metallics-are-huge-this-winter-get-the-look-for-your-bridesmaids-in-gold-silver-navy-more/
ring https://www.catbirdnyc.com/shop/product.php?productid=17278&cat=0&page=1
wedding cake http://www.brides.com/images/2011_brides/09-p288-wedding-cakes/main/brides-magazine-wedding-cake-ideas-004.jpg\
dress http://reasonstobreathe.tumblr.com/page/19
invitation http://www.williamarthur.com/products/Vera-Wang-Oyster-White-Vertical-Invitation-with-French-Flap-Envelopes_79-79416_4168
confetti art http://www.mintlovesocialclub.com/2011/08/diy-confetti-art.html
hanging stars http://theslightlyobsessivebride.blogspot.com/2010/01/doable-diy-ideas-that-sparkle.html