Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest Post: Flights of Whimsy!!!

And continuing with our theme of pure AWESOMENESS this week, we have Brandi from Flights of Whimsy! I'm so glad to have her here, this girl is super busy! Busy with amazing projects and making her house just freakin' fantastic...(c:

Hey there all you Bright and Beautiful readers! It's Brandi from Flights of Whimsy here. I was quite giddy when Aubrey emailed me as a new reader to my blog to ask me to participate in her series.

A home truly is such a lovely thing. A place where you hold all your memories, a place where you rest, a place where your family is. I feel that a home should reflect what is most meaningful to you. Now don't get me wrong, I can look at pretty decor pictures all day long, but it's purely for inspiration. Sometimes I think, "Who actually lives here?" when I see some spaces. Infusing your personal aesthetic into a space is so important. Here are just a few ways I've made my house a home.



Can't wait to find frames for these babies!


See how to make your own drippy painting here.

The best place to start for me is by making art with my own two hands. I remember complaining to a friend a mere few years ago about how expensive art was and she told me to make my own. Are you kidding?! I'm not that awesome! Turns out anyone can do it! I would have laughed at you a few years ago if you had told me the kinds of things I would be churning out.





Another must for our home is vintage furniture and accessories. They just add so much unique character that no other piece can come close to. I've had so much fun scouring the flea markets for things I need.





Lastly, I love all the color, print and pattern I've been able to use around my home. I could go crazy and end up having a house closely resembling a fiesta but luckily I'm able to restrain myself. I painted the gray stripes and blue frames to liven up a dark hallway leading to the bedrooms. My mom and I sewed our dining rooms curtains and the chairs are refurbs from good ole craig.

This is the first house my husband and I are turning into a home and it makes me so proud to work on it and see it evolve. There are many rooms and projects laying around to be finished but the fun is in the journey right?

Thanks so much Aubrey for having me! It's been a blast!


I am seriously coveting those gun sillouette DIYs...jealousy doesn't even cover it!!! Does anyone else think those things are just bad-A??? I just love all the little touches in her home and all the things she has done with just some creativity and her own two hands (c: Drop by and check out all the other fantastic projects on her fun blog...you will come back with brimming with ideas for great projects (like awesome gun sillouettes...I'm not obsessed.)
Thanks again for being here, Brandi!!!

And up tomorrow:


Irene from Design Stiles!

19 comments:

eddieross said...

I love the gray and white stripes down the hall complimented with the turqouise frames! So chic! Also, the "gun prints" are amazing!
Happy Wednesday and great blog post!
Xo,
E + J

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

I love Brandi and her sweet home! That dining room is awesome - so are the stripes down the hall!

Amy R. said...

This is an awesome post! So many great ideas. I am going to try the drippy painting:)

Amy

Miss Southern Prep said...

I love that drip painting, and that striped chair is so chic! LOVE it!

Michaela said...

How cute! I totally love those stripes. They really elongate the hallway. And that drippy painting is so fun! I've done one before, too. It's so relaxing to paint (:

tina - Half Of What I Say said...

Those stripes are TDF! And I agree, vintage pieces bring so much soul and character to any space. Great post!

Amanda Hill said...

Great great great post...love the DIY, going to give it a try! And the home is adorable!

Brandi said...

Thanks again Aubrey for asking me to join the fun! And a big thanks to all your readers, all these comments are so fun to read!

Amy said...

Your home is beautiful! Love the credenza like piece as well as the gray and white strips on the walls!

Kelly said...

That drippy painting is beautiful! I am totally going to copy it - such a fun pop of color :)

Liz said...

Thank you for the post on my blog! I have had so much fun browsing through yours and am a happy new follower! Happy Wednesday!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Really enjoyed this post. I agree with both your aesthetic and the reasoning behind your decor.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Thank you for introducing me to Brandi and her blog! I can't wait to head over and learn more, she has done some really great things with her home.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Isn't she absolutely fantastic??? I'm so glad she came to visit...thanks again Brandi, it's been fab!!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

OOOOOOOHHHHH! That drippy painting is so cool!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What a beautiful space!!

Alicia xoxxo said...

Great post! Your home is beautiful!!!

marcy | a d's nest said...

Those grey striped walls are to die for and that drip painting is pretty awesome! Great post! :)

Things to Do said...

I don't think I've actually noticed the amazing stripes in your hallway before. Lovely post Brandi!