DIYs to Try // Polka Dot Curtains, Stamped Pillows...

After a week away, I halfway thought I would still be playing catch up when this weekend rolled around. But somehow, I managed to get all caught up (except for emails. ugh. emails!), which means I can do some DIYing this weekend, just for fun. Yay. What about you? What are your plans for the weekend?

Here are some projects I’m loving at the moment…

1. Stamped Pillow DIY from Go Forth Creative

2. Color Blocked Tassel Napkins DIY from House of Earnest

3. Dip Dyed Planter DIY from Hello Lidy

4. DIY Message Scroll for Graduation and Father’s Day from Paper & Stitch

5. Polka Dot Curtains DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Have a great weekend!



Melbourne Home Office Exterior

This week, I thought I would try something different with Interior Obsessions and take things…outdoors! I realize that seeing homes from an outside perspective does not exactly qualify as an interior, but hey, I’m going with it anyway. Because these backyard living spaces are basically what dreams are made of. At least my dreams, anyway.

So here are a few of my favorite outdoor spaces at the moment…

(above) Starting with my absolute favorite.

Swimming pool and exterior from Dwell

And this one isn’t half bad either.

Adler Doonan outdoor patio

Love the pops of color in this outdoor dining area.

Maison Palmeraie Marrakech Marocco

This courtyard (with a plunge pool) looks like like a spa.

Backyard Artist Studio

A dreamy backyard artist’s studio.

Awesome house + yard with lap pool

And this one makes the most out of a tight space. Love all the glass at the back of the house and that long lap pool.

Are you spending more time outside, now that summer is almost here? I definitely have been, so I’m curious to hear if you have too.


Winston flowers by M Piazza, anemones

So, before I left for my trip, I put together a new flower DIY and was fully prepared to get that written up and posted for today, but I didn’t get back home until late last night and I just couldn’t get it done. It happens, right?

So to tide things over this morning, I’ve rounded up some flower inspiration (DIY and otherwise) and will be sharing that flower DIY next week. Here are 8 reasons to love fresh flowers…

1. (above) Love these fuchsia anemones.

Giant DIY bouquet of flowers

2. And this giant DIY bouquet is still one of my favorites.

Flowers taped to the wall // from Ali Harper Photography and stylist Ginny Branch

3. Taping flowers to the wall never gets old. It looks so good.

Small Bouquet of Aster + Solidago Wrapped in Newspaper

4. Try this $2 mini message bouquet DIY, with newspaper wrap.

Colorful flowers in glass vases

5. I need to expand my collection of glass vases, so I can create a flower cluster like this one.

Hanging Floral Chandelier

6. And maybe I can use the extras to make a hanging flower chandelier.

Colorful DIY Spring Boutonniere Idea

7. Grab a few ranunculus and make a colorful boutonniere for special occasions.

The new floral crown

8. Or try this alternative floral crown to make a statement.

What do you love most about fresh flowers? Is it the way they smell? How they look in your home? The reminder of the outdoors? I’d love to hear your perspective in the comments below.

P.S. I’m also starting work on a another series of flower DIYs soon, so if you have any flower related projects/ ideas that you’d really like to learn how to make, I’d love for you to let me know. The more info I can get the better.