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Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts

Thursday, September 10, 2015

SHOW & TELL: Fall Décor Ideas You’ll Love

Hello friends! I’m out of town, traveling for business (my day job) so today I’ve gathered up some fall décor inspiration for you. All of these projects are from my archives. I love fall, don’t you? I have some fun new projects to share with you when I return. Once I get back, get unpacked and settled, I’ll be back on track with some crafty goodies. In the meantime, enjoy these fall ideas – they are some of my favorites.

Friday, August 7, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Back-to-School Dorm Room Ideas

If you have a college-age kid heading back to school, you may want to use some of these great ideas I’ve rounded up. A lot of the inspiration photos of dorm rooms floating around are not realistic. Dorm rooms are tiny. I have dozens of friends who’s kids left for college last year when my son did. We compared note and photos, texting back and forth. My son lucked out and his school offered dorm rooms that had a little more breathing room than most. He had his own large closet and he and his roommate shared a bathroom with the two guys in the next room. Even still, squeezing everything into a small space is a challenge. If you have a boy, these ideas will still work – just change up the color scheme.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Weekend Inspiration: Trending | Copper

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TGIF everyone! We made it through another week – decorating, crafting, baking, cooking, sewing and more. What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be doing more spring cleaning and organizing. Plus, I’m getting ready for some business travel in June for my day job and I think a shopping trip for some new clothes might be in the schedule. Between all that, I’m thinking about how I can collect some copper items to add to my décor.

Have you noticed the copper trend lately? I used to have some great cupper mugs and I’m hoping I stored them in the attic. The problem is there are so many boxes up there, it would take me all day to find them. I love the warmth that copper pieces adds to a table, mantel or hutch so it might be worth a trip up to the dusty attic. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely copper examples.

Friday, April 24, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Kitchen Style–What’s yours?

From one day to the next, I think I could redecorate my kitchen with any of these styles and be happy. At least for a while and then I’d redecorate again. What about you? Do you have a set style or do you like to try different looks?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HOME ROOM: Freshening the Living Room

Mohawk Carpet Living Room Decor via homework (15)I have a bad case of the organizing and freshening bug. I’ve been moving things around, decluttering and I’m eager to start on some home décor projects. I have loads of ideas but first on my list was our living room. I was lucky enough to receive a new SmartStrand Forever Clean bound carpet from Mohawk and it was just the inspiration I needed to do some additional freshening to the room.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Christmas Vignettes from my Home

Merry Christmas friends! If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you from the bottom of my heart a joyous day of faith, family and friends.

If you happened by today, here are a few photos from my holiday décor this year. Enjoy the day. I hope to have the features from The Inspiration Board up tomorrow but they might be a little later in the day…

Christmas Vignettes from homework (2)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: White & Gold Holiday Hutch

White & Gold Holiday Hutch 2014 via homework - carolynshomework (2)If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of my gold & white hutch while I was working on it. I love how this turned out and just like every year, I think it’s my favorite one.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: A Touch of Fall from my Home

A touch of fall from my home - fall vignettes via homework |

These are just some snippets of fall from some of my projects or the styling for some of my projects. I love fall and when I went through my photos recently, I put together some of my favorite. Not everyday has to include a complicated craft or diy project to keep me inspired. Sometimes it’s something as simple as some peppercorns or moss.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Neutral Fall Hutch

Neutral Fall Hutch - homework - carolynshomework (1)Phew. I finally have some fall décor up and as always, it feels so good to freshen up a room with bits of seasonal décor.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Great Halloween Ideas from Dollar Store Items

I love the Dollar Store. Any dollar store; the 99 cent store, 99 cent plus, the dollar store, dollar tree or any good clearance aisle. These stores are especially great during the holidays. And Halloween brings out the best in dollar decorating. Because who wants to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. I mean it’s fun but it’s not going to stay up for very long. I’ve rounded up some of the very best dollar store Halloween ideas. These bloggers have really raised the bar with their spooky fun.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AU NATURALE: Natural Fall Décor Ideas

Round Up Natural Fall Decor collage 3Fall is in the air. Do you feel it? Actually me neither. It’s been really warm here in in Southern California but I’m ready. I say bring on fall. To get me inspired, I gathered a few beautiful natural fall décor ideas.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Etceteras: A Little Eucalyptus


Every season I change up the décor on my kitchen hutch. I usually introduce a seasonal element or color depending on my mood. Sadly, this summer is getting away from me. Any grand plans for a fresh look with shells, starfish or other summer décor is slowly slipping away.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ETCETERAS: Moss & Fern Spring Decor

Moss and Fern Spring Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comThis project started off innocently enough. I bought this miniature cake stand and thought I’d add a bit of moss and eggs for spring. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: bridal shower decor on a budget

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget

Bridal Shower Decor with bathroom tissue flowers via homework | carolynshomework.comBridal season is around the corner but if you’re planning a wedding or planning a bridal shower now is the time to start thinking about the details. Believe me, I’ve done my share of planning and hosting bridal showers. They seem to come in waves and can be expensive to host. Here’s a creative bridal shower décor idea that’s also friendly on the budget.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Celebrations: The Owls Have Landed {Halloween Décor}

Halloween Owl Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comI usually like to wait until October 1st to break out the Halloween décor but since tomorrow is The Inspiration Board creative party, I’m starting a day early. Considering some malls already have holiday décor up, I think it’s okay.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ETCETERAS: Felt & White Birch Mushrooms

Felt & White Birch Mushrooms via homework (1)There’s something about mushrooms that are irresistible to me. Besides of course eating them, I love the look of mushrooms in fairy gardens and woodland décor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UPCYCLING: Shopping bag to teen decor

Shopping Bag to Teen Sign via homework (9)CMy son has reached the age where he likes to pick out his own clothes. Long gone are the days of cute matching clothes that I would pick out. He typically likes the beachy surf and skate shop type clothing stores that are everywhere here in Southern California.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Be My Guest: town and country living

Friends ~ I’m out of town for a few days and have some great guests lined up to share some wonderful creativity with you. Today, please welcome Jennifer from Town and Country Living.

Hello Everyone! My name is Jennifer and I blog over at Town and Country Living. I'm so thrilled to be guest posting here at Homework! I live in a circa 1875 farmhouse and love the casual approach that farmhouse decorating brings to our busy world. Today, I want to share with you a peek into my home with its simple and easy style.

French VignettePlants play a big role in my home and plant choice is critical to lending the right casual touch. Tropical plants look more exotic while a simple Ivy is better for a cottage look. White bead board makes a great farmhouse backdrop for any vignette!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Etceteras: shells, shells, shells

Are you as excited about summer as I am? And once the summer bug hits, do you break out the shells, coral and starfish? I live near the coast, so I’m not sure if the shell mania is as big a deal in other parts of the world. I do know that there is plenty of beachy, shell inspiration on blogs, Pinterest and online publications. And since I love all things beach and coastal related, I thought I’d do a little shell round up to share.

Shells Sh{elle} decor via homeworkShell Décor can include a few small touches or all out shell-a-palooza. Here are some beautiful shell decorating ideas.