Luringly, smooth curves and understated beauty is what caught our eye for this months Pin-Up. Not to mention they look good naked, wearing nothing at all or your favorite towel. Dropit Hooks first caught my eye months ago when I was searching for wall hooks that weren't the same ol', same ol' bar style and metal finish. I wanted something fresh, modern and playful. I found just what I was looking for via a blog post by Emily McCall showing off her fresh bathroom remodel.
I started out writing this post about the new, yummy paint color collection from Serena & Lily. It is 108 deliciously colors with shades like APRICOT & GINGER. All hues feel fresh and clean, but rich. Jumping off our last blog post about requesting samples, all colors are available in 8 oz. can samples, available in three finishes, $8. Be sure and get yours before you paint an entire wall, room or home!
Their blog shares fun and clear instruction for creating artful walls with cool DIY graphics and simple techniques. This WATER COLOR WALL was similar to something I pinned on Pinterest and always wondered how they accomplished it. The video makes it look like fun to do and visually appealing effect. The light and upbeat music that accompanies the video is another touch of their site's feel good vibe. Although my favorite part of the video is that the artist doing the painting is wearing a pretty, white top and stylish suede shoes. I have learned a long time ago that I am a messy painter and have to wear my "paint clothes" for the simplest tasks. #1messypainter
Take a good look through the Colorhouse Paint site and then shop their paints online and have them delivered to your doorstep from the following retailers:
So after falling in love with all the fabulous colors in the Serena & Lily collection, I was curious about the quality of the paint. I wanted to know who actually produces the paint, it's most common that a brand uses an established manufacture, i.e. Laura Ashley uses Valspar. Martha Stewart is Glidden. It says very clearly on the Serena & Lily site and mailings that it is a collaboration with Colorhouse Paint. Still wanting to know more about this brand, as I have only heard of them in reference to their chalk paint, I clicked on the link provided by Serena & Lily taking me to Colorhouse.
What I found exploring the Colorhouse site was not only feel-good info about their eco-friendly VOC free paint, recycled content containers or 100% chlorine free labels, but a fresh and fun brand that offers their customers a huge list of painting assistance. Not to mention good information about their product and owners on the ABOUT US page. The OUR PEOPLE section was one of the most "colorful" I've read, with short notes about the executive team including their favorite Colorhouse color.
The RESOURCES PAGE offers a Paint Calculator, FREE Color Help and fun "HOW TO's"
Here’s the thing – where I live, home fashion stores aren’t great. There are a few well-known stores, but the kids options are lacking and the styles are mainly traditional. Online shopping brings the entire design world to your doorstep wherever it might be. With nearly infinite options, competitive pricing, great shipping rates and return policies, I don’t think anyone should feel like they can’t have a truly personal and well-designed space.
One of the smartest things to do in order make the online shopping experience more efficient and you, a more confident online consumer is to request samples. Just like the pros do!
It takes time to develop the knowledge of which online retailer has free shipping, faster shipping, free returns or free swatch samples. For example the free swatch option is not always on the first product screen. With The Land of Nod you have to open the Details section on the product page where the option is listed at the very bottom.
Just don't be afraid to contact via live-chat, customer service e-mail or call them up and ask, "Do you offer swatches or samples?"
Storage and organization appear to be the top interest of YouthfulNest followers so I wanted to share our storage MUST-HAVE. We boast the ever so desirable Serena & Lily, Pandan Bins for June. These natural beauties are highly desired for their stylish good looks. Yet they are loved for their functionality and durability.
They present themselves in various colors from bright LEAF green to rich INDIGO to neutral NATURAL. Our personal favorite, is the sleek Metallic Silver exterior and rich Metallic Gold interior.
These square bins keeping their shape well as they are made of handwoven of palm fronds, which is where they get their name, Pandan. Pandan is a tropical plant used widely in Southeast Asia.