You guys know I love flowers, right? Like really, really love them.
And right about now, I could totally use a big ol’ bouquet of these beauties to kind of hit the reset button. And get Monday off on the right foot.
So let’s kick off the week with a virtual bouquet or two. Here are 16 reasons to fall for fresh flowers..
1. (above) A ‘make your day’ bouquet
4. flower cone
11. a peachy bouquet
What do you love most about fresh flowers?
This week I’m in Atlanta…working on something a little bit secretive (that I’ll be able to share soon, I promise). But I wanted to pop in to share some interiors that I’m currently drooling over.
(above) This gorgeous interior! via The Design Files
Nicole Frazen’s space is really inspiring. via SF Girl by Bay
A lovely entryway. via Oh Happy Day
A playful space, filled with cheer. via Handmade Charlotte
A muted bedroom. via The Design Files
Further evidence that everything that Emily Henderson does turns to gold. Her studio is gorgeous! via Domaine
Earth tones. via The Design Files
Have your own interior obsessions this week? I’d love to see what is inspiring you lately.
As I get more and more immersed in food DIYs and entertaining ideas, one obsession in particular keeps popping up for me. And it’s kind of a weird one…napkins!
So to keep on truckin’ with this unusual obsession, I have a new napkin DIY today. And it involves one of my new favorite things…Lumi Inkodye. Have you ever tried this stuff? It’s amazing! So fun.
Want to make your own? Here’s how…
I put together a new DIY supplies kit for Darby Smart that has all of items that you need to make your own Lumi dyed napkins. It comes with 2 packages of dye (choose the color you want) and 4 hemstitched napkins (just like the ones I used). You can pick up the kit right here and the supplies you need will come straight to your door.
1. Shake Lumi Inkodye according to instructions (I think anywhere from 20-30 seconds is probably good). Then, in low light, snap the packaging open (all the dye will start coming out) and spread the dye evenly with the edge of the packaging, like a squeegee. If there are any areas that you weren’t able to cover with the edge of the packaging, you can use a paint brush. But I would use it as a last resort because the dye ends of soaking into the brush, so less dye gets onto the cloth that way.
2. Next, add items on top of the napkin that you want to use as a resist. This is what will create the pattern shapes on each napkin.
Note: I tried flowers for one, but I put them outside in really low light at the end of the day. So the result wasn’t as crisp as I was hoping for. The next day, I tried using rolled oats to create and organic dotted pattern and put them outside at the brightest time of day (between noon and 2pm) and it worked like a charm!
3. Then, bring the napkin outside, preferably on a bright and sunny day, and let the dye do it’s magic. Give it about 20 minutes before removing the ‘resist’ items and bringing the cloth inside.
4. Wash with detergent and you’re good to go.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
You can check out my new Darby Smart DIY kit here, if you’re interested.
Have you started thinking about fall dinner parties and Thanksgiving entertaining yet? What entertaining DIYs do you think you’ll try this season?
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