How to Incorporate Decorative Cement Tiles Into Your Design

Hi All!  Happy Monday!  So this weekend I painted and painted and painted some more… in an earnest attempt to stay on track for the One Room Challenge.  I can only work on the office over the weekend when hubby isn’t using it, so we are on a condensed timeframe to say the least.  Today I have a case of the blahs because I have a sick kiddo home from school, the weather is crap-o-la, and I smell like IcyHot (see the aforementioned painting all weekend statement).  Nevertheless!  I will turn this frown upside-down with some decor inspiration!

I have been seeing the use of gorgeous decorative cement tiles for some time now, but lately it seems like they are everywhere!  Below are some inspiration pics of how to use them in your own home, along with a source list to some of my favs. Enjoy!

A gorgeous muted pattern as a laundry room backsplash:

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A bold graphic choice behind the vent hood:


A stunning bathroom floor (check out the before and after reveal!):


As a beautiful fireplace surround:


Beautiful flooring in this mudroom/entryway:


And this tres chic graphic design on an outdoor bar:


And here are a few more of my fav tile options:



Sources: Medina Gray & White | Atlas II | Gabriella | Tulum III | Argana | Moroccan |

And because it is Monday:


Have a great day!



P.S. If you are in a sunny warm climate please send some my way. Thanks!

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It’s All About the Trim- Details, Details, Details

Hi All! I have been spending mucho time on Pinterest lately researching paint colors (see yesterday’s post) and gaining some layout inspiration for a project I am working on which I will share later….aaaaaannnnd while on Pinterest I got sidetracked (shocker!) drooling over ribbon and trim details on all things decor and fashion.  It is such an easy way to update a look and make it totally personal.  I bought these curtains from West Elm (similar here) a few years ago and added pink greek key ribbon to them for my older daughter’s room, and loved the key tape so much I recently added it to pillows for her as well. Coordination and personalization…Done!sara langley designsSara Langley Designs Greek Key Trim









And for the love of navy, I added the navy key tape to my fav curtains du jour for the dining room:


and then on some pillows for the living room (did I mention I love navy?):


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and solid navy for a lampshade in my younger’s daughter room (along with a pop o’ polka on the pillow):IMG_5525

and I love my stripes, in navy of course, so naturally I added some to the bamboo shades we hung in our kitchen:

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Here are some great trim options from around the web that would also make fab DIY projects:

Some gorgeous trim on monogrammed napkins from Mark and Graham;


Why not add some ribbon to a pinboard just in time for back to school like this one from PBTeen;


Love the infinite possibilities of adding multiple trims to a solid pillow case like this one shown at BHG;


Here is another drape option (though no longer available at Serena & Lily ,p.s. they are having their tent sale through 8/7);


And I would be totally remiss if I didn’t add some fashion pics that showcase all things ribbon (and bows!):

My daughter chose these cute sneakers with ribbon laces for back to school (guess some things are really genetic);


Although this tank sold out, it would be very easy to add your choice of ribbon to a simple top for some DIY fashion;


and there are many examples such as this one of gorgeous necklaces with ribbon tie closures;


and lastly, while technically not trim, here is some arm candy with a purpose, which I ordered stamped with Perspective as “my word” because I truly believe it is how you choose to look at things that defines your journey;


Have a wonderful day All!



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