What’s New at Ballard Designs

Hi lovely readers!  I picked up the new Ballard Designs catalog over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see they had a variety of new items.

The style at Ballard is right up my alley.  It is founded in the traditional, but they also throw in modern and whimsical accents.  Here are my picks from their new catalog:

Ballard 2016 1 The new Octavia bookcase is just so fun and unique.  How fun would it be to display decor accents in the little octagons?  It comes in a variety of colors as well.

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The Felicity line of acrylic end and coffee tables are just what I mean when I say that Ballard injects a little modern into their traditional designs.

Ballard 2016 The nailhead trim adds so much to the simple lines of the Haynes dining chair.

Ballard 2016 4 I am not a huge fan of animal print, but I find the antelope print on this rug to be so serene.  I would love to incorporate it into one of my neutral spaces.  Here it is used in a living room.  So rich and luxurious, right?

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The imperfect chevron print on these pillows would create a graphic punch in any space.

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I am on the lookout for art for our new home and I have always loved the dreamy abstract art from Ballards.  This blue piece from the new catalog is no exception.

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If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know I am a huge fan of faux bamboo.  Can’t get enough of it!  This bamboo sconce would be perfect in an entry way or hallway.

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One of my favorite things I saw in the catalog was not even something new.  It is a deal they are running on the Dayna chairs.  An oldie but a goodie.  It is one of their Best of Ballard sales.  You can get two side chairs for $399.00 or an arm-chair for $249.00.  Did I mention how much I love faux bamboo?  If you are a fan too, this is a great time to pick them up on sale, as they rarely go on sale.

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Images courtesy of Ballard Designs

What do you think?  Are you a Ballard fan?  Do you have anything you are swooning over that is new?  Do tell in the comments!



Got 20 Minutes? Try This DIY!

Hi friends!  I just had to pop in today and share this quick and easy DIY.

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So, I was in Target buying Qtips and of course I get lulled into the home decor section because why not??  Unfortunately, for my wallet Target was getting in Christmas items and had their fall decor on clearance for 50% off.  (I really need to use Amazon or Jet subscriptions for household items.  It would save me hundreds of dollars by avoiding Target!!)  I found these fun graphic art prints for only $12.00, but the frames were kind of blah.


I thought they would look great above my television in my bedroom and the colors would work great!  When I got them home, I realized I had some gold Rub ‘N Buff from this project left over.  I thought it would be fun to tape off the corners and make a statement in gold.

Rub N Buff

So, I marked off my corners with painters tape.  I used 2 3/4 inches all around as my measurement.  I made a pencil mark where the tape would need to end.  Finally, I rubbed a bit or Rub ‘N Buff on, waited a few minutes and buffed it out with a rag so it was all shiny!  If you have never used Rub ‘N Buff before I highly recommend it.  It is so easy to use and instantly adds a brass touch to whatever you are working on.  It also comes in a variety of finishes.


Here is the frame before.  Nice, but nothing special.

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Here is the after.  I think it adds contrast and interest.  I think this would look really nice on black frames as well.

Rub n Buff Frame

So, if you have a few extra minutes this weekend, why not waken up some boring old frames.  It is an easy way to freshen up you existing decor for next to nothing!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I am going to work on getting my Christmas decor out-eek!  The life of a design blogger  . . .



Target Fall 2015: Mad for Plaid

Hi friends!  I know you guys have seen the commercials for the amazing fall lines at Target.  I find myself rocking out and then re-winding to see all the goodies that went by way too fast the first time.

Well no surprises this year, Target has done it again.  Their line of fall clothing, home decor and even kitchen accessories is all about plaid. Here are a few of my favorites.


OB-Target Fall 2015

ThrowStag Head / Pillow / DOF Glass / Candle Holder / Canister

How fun would those quail candle holders be for a Thanksgiving table??

What do you think?  Do you decorate for fall?  The brass and orange are so cozy.  Makes me want to curl up on the couch.  Too bad it is still in the 90’s in California!!



Fall Scouting at H&M

Every few months I love to go online at H&M and see what new goodies they have.  H&M is such an affordable luxury.  This fall, they have rich jewel toned velvet and warm metals all over the place.  This fall, I am going to use more green in my home, but I want it it to be a deep rich green or sea green.  H&M as plenty of goods to meet my needs this year.

  OB-Fall H&M Pillow / Throw / Teacup / Metal Basket / Mirror / Glass Vase

All of these are under $30!!!  Crazy, right?  Do you have a favorite?



My Latest Finds and Where I am Featured Today

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day.

Today, I wanted to share with you some of my latest thrifted treasures.  As you can see below, apparently I am really crushing on brass.

First up, is a pair of brass peacocks I found at the antique faire for only $30.  They were in great condition and sets like them sell for hundreds on sites like Chairish and Ebay.


Next up is a set of pyrite (aka “Fools Gold”).  I have been on the hunt for some so I can make some custom knobs.

I apologize for the blurriness of some of these photos, but I think I may have broken my camera. Don’t tell my husband 🙂


Finally, I found these adorable brass swans at an estate sale for $2.  They made the mama and papa swans I already own so happy.  Their family is now complete!



So there you have it!  I hope brass stays popular for a while as I am up to my ears in it.

Also, today I am being interviewed by Dagmara at Glamista Home.  Head on  over and check it out.  You should also check out Glamista Home.  She is all about glamour and is right up my alley!






Lilly Pulitzer For Target

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Image source: Target

Hello Decorating Delirium readers!  I though I would pop in this morning for a little public service announcement.  In case you didn’t know, one week from today on April 19th, Lilly Pulitzer’s 250 piece line will debut at Target stores and online.  The line features women, children and home accents.  The even better news is that 200 of the pieces are under $30.

I had actually never heard the story behind Lilly Pulitzer before.  Lilly was a socialite whose husband owned many citrus groves in Palm Beach.  Bored of sitting around their mansion, she decided to open up a juice stand on posh Worth Avenue.  In order to cover up the juice stains she encountered, she made several dresses out of a busy floral print to hide the stains.  Catching the eye of passers-by, including Jackie Kennedy, she began selling the dresses at her stand.  The rest is history!

Here are my favorite picks from the women’s line.

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Here are my favorites from the kids line.  I can just imagine my two little ones dressed in matching outfits!  I simply can’t decide which one is my favorite!

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Last but not least, here are my picks for home decor.

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The lounge chair and pom pom napkins are high on my list!

If you want to get your preppy on, I would recommend running, not walking to your local Target store on April 19th!

Do you have a favorite piece from the collection?  You can see the entire lookbook of the collection here.

Have a great Sunday!



Target Has Done It Again!!

Hi my lovely readers!  So, I was shopping at Target yesterday when I ran across the most amazing gold bamboo accent table.  It looked so high-end!  I think it might actually outdo the Target brass and wood bar cart I raved about here.  After seeing it, I went online and found tons of other gold goodies I am swooning over.

Try not to go out and buy it all!!

OB-Target gold Pillow / Mirror / Bowl / Accent Table/ Flatware / End Table

I have the gold flatware and it is gorgeous in person.  The gold bamboo mirror would cost you a small fortune if you bought it vintage!  I am stalking Target’s site because it is currently sold out online. Apparently, I am not the only lusting after it!

What do you think?  Are you still a fan of the gold trend?




Sources for Outdoor Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I cannot believe it is Friday already. I am putting the final touches on my patio for the Patio Style Challenge this weekend.

I posted the other day about my favorite outdoor pillows. Today, I wanted to share with you my favorite sources for outdoor fabric. If you can sew, you can save a ton of money by making your own pillows. Sewing a basic pillow is very easy and there are a ton of easy tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.

I used to think I could not learn to sew, but I am living proof that even a novice can learn. I had a really bad experience taking sewing lessons from this mean, Tiger mom instructor that totally turned me off. It was not until my sweet mother-in-law took me under her wing, that I realized how simple it can be.

So, without further ado, here are my favorite sources for outdoor fabric. Most of the selections are around $9 a yard, which is so affordable!!

My first go to is Fabric Guru.   They have an amazing selection and you can sort by color.  Their shipping is also only $4.99 for any size order.  Here are some of my favorites:

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Next up is Fabric.com.  They also have a great selection and shipping is free on orders over $35.  My sweet friend Tamara over at Provident Home Design, had a great tip for shopping with them.  If her order is under $35, she will search on Amazon because Fabric.com also sells many of their fabrics there and the shipping is only $2.00.  Here are some of my favorite picks from Fabric.com

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Joann is one of my go-to sources.  They have a really good selection both in store and online, but I really like the fact I can go into the store and see the fabric for myself.  One of my tips for buying fabric online is to Google the fabric name.  Often times you can find a product or photo where the fabric is used in a home, so you can get a better feel for the pattern and actual color.  Here are my favorite picks from Joann (pretty nice for a craft store!)

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Finally, here are my picks for outdoor fabric with orange incorporated.  My sweet aunt is wanting to add some outdoor pillows to her lovely outdoor living space and she is a big fan of orange.  All of these patterns are from Fabric Guru!

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Do you have a go-to source for fabric or outdoor fabric?  Do tell in the comments.  I am always on the lookout for new sources.  With a little DIY prowess you can really score big and make affordable pillows for your outdoor living areas.

Happy Friday!!




Favorite Outdoor Pillows

Hi loves!  I have major spring fever and after putting together my Patio Style Challenge for Home Depot, I have scoured sources for outdoor pillows.  I love it that there are so many options these days, and these pillows look high-end and almost good enough to use indoors.  The range of patterns and colors has really expanded in recent years.  Gone are the days of boring beige canvas!

Here is a selection of my favorite outdoor pillows.  They range in price from low to high and can be found at all different sorts of retailers.  Do you think I have blue and green on the brain or what???

OB-Outdoor Pillows Geo / Lattice / Scallop / Greek Key / Ikat / Tassel

Aren’t these fabulous? Can you tell which ones are from a big box store and which are super high-end? See, you can get the look for less!  Stay tuned as I am going to do a round-up of the best outdoor fabric you can buy and use to make your own fabulous pillows.

Until next time  . . . .



Treasure Hunting Finds

Hi everyone!

Over the weekend, I spent the most enjoyable day searching for treasures at the Alameda Antique Faire.  It was a gorgeous day with beautiful views of San Francisco across the bay!  I went with Shavonda from SG Style and Katrina from Chic Little House and we had the best day! It is the first Sunday of every month and I will definitely be going back again.

Here is my loot.

Alameda Flea Market Finds

I think my favorite find was the pink rattan stool.  It was only $15 and I think I am going to use it as a foot stool in my little one’s big girl room.  I picked up some books for $2.00 each in pink colorways to go in her room as well.  I also added another ginger jar to my collection.  I can’t get enough blue and white ceramics.  I found some prints in bamboo frames that I will probably use just for the frame and maybe frame some Chinoiserie wallpaper.  Finally, I found a fun gold planter with lion head pulls that I thought would be a perfect fit for the fiddle leaf fig plant I FINALLY found at Home Depot.  You can read about my fondness and search for this plant here. I think it looks great!

Overall, the day was a total success.  Only bummer was getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get to Alameda by 6:30, but it was totally worth it!!

Have you found any good treasures or thrift store finds lately?

Happy Monday y’all!