Hip Housewares from Alice Supply Co.

Every once in a while you’ll come across a company that really seems to get you. For me, such is true with Alice Supply Co., whose brightly hued housewares were created from the “concept of taking mundane household items and giving them a little personality.” Um did they make this brand especially for moi??!

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Wall-less Wallpaper

{pink wallpaper unifies the bookcases & furniture,  via}

Lately I’ve been daydreaming about wallpaper, yet its hefty price tag (and my rental situation) has kept such a project at bay. And what if I eventually grew tired of the bold look I thought I was obsessed with? This fear of commitment got me thinking–there must be a way to temporarily incorporate a print into my home décor.

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Household Tool Transformation

I’m currently taking a few interior design courses, one of which assigned the task of measuring my entire apartment (in anticipation of creating a digital floor plan). Easy enough, right? Only problem was that I didn’t own a tape measure…err to Home Depot I go!

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DIY Jewels from Honestly…WTF

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Lately my watch-clad wrists have been feeling rather lonely, so I’ve been searching (with little luck) for bracelets to keep them company. The hunt stops at honestly…wtf, a serious a goldmine for jewelry tutorials (and more!) that are cool as all hell.  First up? A quick & easy hex nut bracelet.

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String Light Décor

Twinkly string lights (done right) add a warm, romantic glow to any space. Plus, you probably have a few strands left over from the holidays, so you might as well use what you’ve got! To avoid a Christmas decoration-esque look, steer clear of framing doors and ceilings with lights. Instead, try one (or more) of these year-round approved styles.

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Look for less: Leather Harness Boots

Very little compares to a classic, well-made pair of leather boots: the way each shoe molds to your foot, the scuffs and color variations that add to the leather’s character over time, and most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing your boots will be with you for many seasons to come.

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Camera Style: Pt 2 (DIY Chain Strap)

Black and gold accessories dominate my wardrobe, so my design crush on this SFK camera strap came as no surprise. As I sat pining over the pricy chain, it struck me: I have a pleather quilted purse in the back of my closet that I haven’t used in years, as well an old pair of black sneaks from my waitressing days.  Weave, cut, add upholstery nails and glue, and voilà! A (free!) homemade version the camera accessory I craved.

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