Hope you all had a good weekend!
We’re back and there’s lots of work to be done. To kick off the week in just the right way….here are some ways to Think Outside the Box!
1. WHO YOU ARE STARTS AT THE FRONT DOOR
Allow yourself some individuality when choosing a front door.
Create an entrance that makes you feel great before you even enter.
Don’t worry about what the neighbors think. Your home is just that — YOUR home.
2. GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ARTWORK
Frames don’t have to be gold or silver. Imagine them in any color you like.
Image Rue Magazine
Who decided you can’t hang artwork in front of windows? Hang them where you please!
3. DRAW INSPIRATION FROM PIPPI LONGSTOCKING.
Regular rules don’t apply. Your home is yours to use in any way you would like.
Try to imagine how Pippi would live as a grownup, without all your preconceived ideas about what a home should look like, and how it should be lived in. Perhaps you’ll come up with a brilliant design idea.
4. RE-IMAGINE REGULAR FURNITURE ITEMS AS BEAUTIFUL ART
Art doesn’t have to be limited to paintings. Artist Susan Brown creates her beautiful art on headboards.
5. LIVE IN TECHNICOLOR…
Interior design Ruthie Summers.
…AND SEE HOW IT AFFECTS YOU. Glossy bold yellow ceiling anyone? Experiment with regular use of color. There are no rules as to where they should go. White ceilings are overrated!
6. LET YOUR WALLPAPER CREATE A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT
What could seem to be a crazy idea…
…might just be the most impossibly chic look!
7. CREATE A DINING SPACE THAT MOVES YOUR SENSES
Why eat all your meals at an uninspired kitchen table? Bring your best furniture outdoors for a refreshing dining experience.
Set a fantastic table anywhere that strikes your fancy. Perhaps out on the lawn to kick start spring!!
P.S. Stay tuned for a great spring Giveaway on Wednesday!!
14 thoughts on “Think Outside The Box”
Good morning dear Jill,
Some fun and bright colors. You are my brave friend — and because of you I am trying to be more "unboring" – ha! More colors are coming here too!
Looks like you had a great vacation. Happy belated Birthday to Luke – handsome boy!
Thank you for your lovely comment on 360. Yes, of course we are meeting soon! I am so looking forward to getting to know you more.
I am starting a new series today – and you are going to be part of it!
P.S Is that wonderful yellow door yours?
There is SO much to love here! That wallpapered living room is divine–as is the yellow glossy ceiling. Great post!
Wonderful advice!! And I so love the new design at Lyford Cay – what a fabulous updated yet classic feel!!
Jill, I love coming here, it makes me smile with all the sunshiny colors!! Happy Monday to you and thank you for your thoughtful comment yesterday. Kathysue
Thank you for this post! I think sometimes we get caught up in our homes looking like the magazines (I'm guilty!) and lose sight that it is about the people that live in it that is important. It should reflect the love, warmth and individuality that is inside that home.
Welcome back….and well, Ruthie's room had me at "hello yellow"!
I love the idea of having my front door painted yellow and I find eating outdoors very romantic. Love love love this post! Happy Monday, sweetie
This is a great post. Love it !!! thanks for the advice it really helps 🙂
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What a fun way to start my week…love these bright, happy colors!!
What a fun post to start my week…love these bright, happy colors!!
A statement for a colorful life!
Wonderful post with so much personality!
I totally agree that Pippi is a wonderful role model in life and even decor. That girl knows how to live life full out and her home is an extension of that. Not only does she decorate for how she lives, but she is not afraid of breaking the rules and thinking outside the box. Actually everything about this amazing icon is 'outside the box'! She is a huge role model for my daughter as she was for me growing up (I am still growing up..). 🙂
I love how you take on a 'Diana Vreeland-esque' approach to this post. I hear a faint 'Why don't you?' shine through. What a woman she was!!
Happy returns from holidays and sorry for my absence here. I have had the flue – the worst I've had for a while. Blah.. but am much better now.
I love the door portion – I have such an obsession with doors. When I was in Stockholm, I took so many pictures of all the pretty doors. I really hope I get to have a unique, beautiful door someday!!
I can say, you are the best of the bests for color matching. I love your designs since they looks very cools and comfortable. Thank you for all.