Showing posts with label Tuscan Accessorizing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tuscan Accessorizing. Show all posts

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LED Light Strips...My new LOVE!

Hello! I purchased some LED Lights and had to share them with you. See the picture below? Well, this is where the fireplace sits and it's always such a dark area in this room, so I decided to move a flat screen TV above the mantle and add some LED light strips to lighten the space up.
I got this light kit and Home Depot and needed two packages to go all the way around the perimeter of the 50" TV.
 When you take them out of the box, this is what it looks like. It comes with a remote and has several different color options. You can go bright, or dim the colors down depending on your mood.
All you do is stick the lights on wherever you want them and they stay put.  It's that easy! The colors are awesome. You can match the color to go with your decor, too! Ha! My hubby stuck them on for me.
This was what it looked like when we turned them on for the first time.
We then installed the bracket and we were ready to place TV.
We put on Man Of Steel and the blue color just seemed fitting.
I could have gone with a larger flat screen, but decided against it, because I still want to be able to decorate my mantle through the seasons.
This is with an orange back light.
I must say, the orange light got me thinking of fall colors and pumpkins....can't wait!
It adds that little touch of ambiance I was looking for.
Here is some accessorizing I did as well. I placed a tray and candles down on top of the coffee table.
I placed a lantern on top of a little trunk, added some greenery, a wicker vase and placed a ball on top of it that says peace.
I love brown and green together.
Here is how the mantle looks during daytime hours. I will have to share some night shots, because the LED lights really POP at night.
I added some candle sconces on either side of the fireplace and placed garden balls on top.
So, there you have it....adding LED lighting to my decor. Hope you like it! :)
Thanks for visiting! XOXO, ~Liz

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuscan Mantle Revised And Home Theater - TEASER!

Happy Thursday, friends! Today, I would like to share a few changes on my living room mantle.
My mantle was previously on the blah side, so I decided to jazz it up a little, nothing a little greenery and accessorizing can't fix, right?
I added candle sconces on either side of the metal wall embellishment.  The candles are LED and on timers, which I love.  The candles kick on at 5pm and go off at 9pm.
I adore book boxes and add them all over my house to add height.
I placed faux fern greenery in my glass canisters on either side of the mantle.
I like the fullness on the mantle, before is looked a bit sparse to me.
The ferns look like palm trees to me, perfect for summer, ha!
Greenery can always fill a blank and open space so well.
Don't you enjoy changing things around from time to time?  I do, and do it frequently, I can't help myself! ;)
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Coming up...
SOUND ACOUSTIC WALL PANELS
for our HOME THEATER.
Below is a little TEASER....
Getting creative with CANVAS!
I picked out 4 yards of material at Hobby Lobby and now I'm about to get to work by using a staple gun to staple the fabric to the canvas.
Some may ask....why is it necessary to add acoustic wall panels to your theater? Well, it's important because it improves the sound and tonal balance while minimizing reflections in your entertainment space.
I'm excited to share our home theater with all of you, it's been a work in progress.  I ordered 8 curtain panels (room darkening curtains) this week, so more on this room later. 
Thanks for visiting! xo, ~Liz
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tuscan Style Vignettes

Hi there, friends! I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I would like to share some Tuscan style vignettes I created last week.
Ok y'all, I went to Ross last week and found some Tuscan - style jugs. I snatched them FAST and they were VERY inexpensive. I placed them on my Hobby Lobby outdoor table that I use indoors. ;)
I tried them in several different vignettes and thought I would share the pictures. I tweak, tweak, and tweak some more until I get it just the way I like it. ;)
Mr. Roo found his way into the arrangement.  I'm really into yellow and green right now.
I found this pretty plate and bowl at Marshall's last week and placed a French Garden ball into the bowl.  
I love these French garden balls and you can buy these at Real Deals.

I tried it two different ways. I 1st placed the plate on a plate holder in one of my wire cake holders, and set the bowl and garden ball inside it. 
I  then moved it to the dining room table and placed it on a place mat.
I got a Baker's Rack at Hobby Lobby last week and had fun decorating it.
Faux Pears sitting on a bed of greenery, perfect for Spring!
Here is the top part of the Baker's Rack.
I'm starting to add bits and pieces of Spring here and there!
Marshall's has a lot of inexpensive pottery. I bought this pot and dropped another French Garden Ball inside it! 
I brought my Tuscan bowl into the vignette and placed it on a wicker tray, added a bunny, and some pastel Easter Eggs.
In the photo below, I was playing around with different ideas and ways to incorporate the jugs into a vignette.
I added a little moss to make this vignette look a bit more rustic in appearance.
I experimented with the jugs and dropped topiaries into each one.
Green, green, green....I'm addicted to the color green! ;) It's my favorite color, all different shades of green. 
I love cozy corners with lamps...
I even played with different tables, ha! 
This table won!
I added this metal Roo and added greenery.
And then added a rustic black mirror above the shelf.
I played with the idea of using a placemat behind the plant to add some texture.
And here is the vignette without the placemat.
 Bring on the Spring decor.....
I hope you enjoyed all my "tweaking" ideas. Tweaking is the fun part of decorating, as it allows the creativity gates to open up. The possibilities are endless.;)
Thanks for stopping by!
Big ((Hugs)) ~Liz
Side Note: I will be replying to comments here on my blog from now on, it's so much easier that way. So, check back. :)
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Up next: Our Tuscan Dining Room
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