Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Was anyone else counting down the hours this week until the clock struck 5? I sure was! And during this relaxing hour on a Friday evening, I want to introduce a new segment to my blog!

I've been toying with this idea for a while, and I've realized, there are a ton of things each week that I want to share with my little corner of the blog-o-sphere. Being in the design business, I can't get enough of the beautiful things that pass my way. They may change as I evolve this segment, but the core will be the same. Awesome stuff that I want to share with you!

Let's begin, shall we?

{favorite} design element

Ann Sacks Tile - "Tidewater" in "Sand"
 The wall in this photo? That is tile, my friends. Amazing, textured, large format (31" x 71") ceramic tile. We just made this stuff (in white) our new office kitchenette backsplash. I am in absolute heaven with this stuff. The best part? It's less than $30/sf! The texture is subtle enough that it's a breeze to clean, but prominent enough that the light catches it in amazing ways. Fireplaces, shower walls, how would you use these tiles?

{favorite} quote

I thought I'd start this new segment here with one of my favorite quotes of all time. When I go through my home, I often think of this, and ditch what doesn't fall into these two categories. It's such a simple motto, but it really is powerful. How many things in your home aren't either useful or beautiful? And why are they still there??

{favorite} deal

Decor Steals Website
If you haven't heard of Decor Steals yet, get your butt on over there! Seriously, why are you still reading this?? They always have a handful of awesome home decor items for crazy awesome prices, and have a new special every day! While I haven't bought anything yet (le sigh), I can't wait to get my hands on some of their amazing and beautiful items. 

{favorite} color

Benjamin Moore - Affinity Collection AF100 "Pashmina"
I think my boss and I can agree on our obsession over this color. This is the love child of grey and beige. Pashmina by Benjamin Moore is a perfect neutral warm grey that seems to go with everything. We love it so much that we've put on multiple clients' walls, and even on kitchen cabinets!

{favorite} laugh

By Artist Whatshisname
Who doesn't want a pooping dog lamp? Seriously though. I couldn't make this ish up if I tried, check out the link in the caption. The floor lamp, dubbed "Good Boy" is a great dane, while the table lamp, "Good Puppy", is a chihuahua. The most disturbing best part? The poop doubles as the on/off button.  You're welcome.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you are spending the day with your favorite person or pet, or simply indulging in the day's sweet treats....

Even my front door is feeling the love!

xoxo Trena

Monday, January 20, 2014

Between Holiday Decor

Christmas and New Year's celebrations are over. And people look at your place funny when you leave the decor up. The "Happy Holidays" on my front door simply wasn't cutting it anymore.

Valentine's day is still a month away, too early for hearts and flowers. Again, people look at you funny.

What shall a DIY girl with a chalkboard on her front door do??

If you want to add a little cheer to your household between holidays, simply use the theme of the season! I had a heck of a time finding a winter quote that didn't sound Christmas-y, but finally found the perfect one (thanks Google)! My husband and I LOVE going up to the mountains to ski and snowboard, so it's only fitting to share that love with whoever might happen to come to our front door!

Tell me, how are you decorating your home between the holidays? Share here!