Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guest Post: The Fabulous Design File!!!

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There are so many unique and fabulous things in Carrissa's design file...no wonder her blog is named The Fabulous Design File! Just wait until you see all the fantastic touches she has put on her lovely home! I just love how she is able to think outside the box...like making gorgeous Missoni curtains out of a duvet! (c:

See?

Fabulous.


I’m so excited that Aubrey invited me over today!  All Things Bright and Beautiful is one of my favourite blogs and ‘how to make your home your own’ is one of my favourite topics.  Here are three of the things I’ve done to make my home my own:

#1:  Make stuff. 

DIY isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time… but I love it!  It’s such a fun way to have original pieces in your home.  I painted this chevron rug about a year and a half ago, and it’s still my fave:


More recently, I sewed white slipcovers for my sofas and turned my Missoni for Target duvet into drapes for my living room:


#2: Turn a family photo into art.

I love the photo of my kids above the fireplace.  I had it printed at a local print shop for only $60!


#3: Include some old things:

This old piano bench got a cute update with some leopard fabric.


… and I love how the old lamp and dresser look against the shiny geometric wallpaper in my dining room:


I could go on and on about how to make your home your own.  I think it is really the whole point of decorating.  It’s so rewarding to have a unique home that really reflects who you are.

Thanks so much for inviting me over to your blog today Aubrey! 

I have major print envy going on here...between that darling leopard print bench, missoni drapes, and that *FABULOUS* wallpaper...I'm all about it and more!!! Thanks so much Carrisa for letting us peep in today...but the fun kind of peep, not the creepy kind (c:

Up tomorrow: The surprise (c:

And if you haven't done it already, enter the Tilly Maison Giveaway for this envy-worthy little tray!!

18 comments:

Bud and Leo said...

Wow you are so created! I can't believe you painted that rug- it's beautiful and the Missoni for target drapes are fabulous! Great idea! :)

Alicia xoxxo said...

Beautiful! I love how you turned the duvet into drapes!!!

modern jane said...

I love Carissa's home! Her holiday mantel this year is so simple yet so perfect! Still love those drapes!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

her home is so gorgeous! those missoni drapes are genius, i tell you!

Leslie said...

Wow! What lovely touches. :)

adventuresindinner said...

What a lovely, warm house. LOVE the curtains but I'm truly inspired by the kiddo photos. MUST get some made really soon.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Just beautiful! I love the rug in the first picture, I want one like it!

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow! So many great details...especially that chevron painted rug!!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Missoni curtains are genius.

Alexa said...

Love the artwork over the fireplace...such a sweet and personal idea.

Dusty Coyote said...

OOOHHH AHHHHH... She's good! I'm loving the tilted book shelves too.

alicia said...

wow, gorgeous! beautiful tips.

sampenner said...

Beautiful! I just came across your blog and I am dying- I am obsessed! I can't wait to see all your posts and gather inspiration.

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Thanks for inviting me over today Aubrey, and thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

The picture over her fireplace is fabulous! LOVE IT!!!

Tish said...

Oh hw beautiful

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

The rugs and curtains are so fab!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wow, I'm so impressed you painted that chevron rug--wanna whip one up for me and send it to VA? Hehe!