Cobalt Blue Fashion & Home Décor

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Cobalt (or royal) blue has to be one of my favorite colors, both in fashion and decorating settings. The rich tone works well year-round, and has a sophisticated yet fun feeling. I’m not sure I have the nerve to paint a whole room cobalt blue, yet I love the idea of incorporating the color into my life with clothing and smaller home accessories.

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Budget-Friendly Throw Pillows

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Decorative throw pillows are quite possibly the quickest, most effective way to change the look of a room. With just a few, you can update a couch from frumpy to festive, or transform a bed into an inviting, cozy space. Only problem? Nice throw pillows often break the bank, so I’ve rounded up my favorite picks—all priced at $40 or (way) less.

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Currently Crushing: Laptop Sleeves

Last week I had a technological apocalypse: both my laptop and cellphone decided to kick the bucket. Although my bank account is upset, I’m happy to be the proud owner of a brand-spankin’ new macbook pro, as well as a beauuutiful white galaxy s2 phone. Upgrade!

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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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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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