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September 25, 2012

I made these mini tassels for La La’s new room and they have been a big hit.  They couldn’t be easier to make and I thought I’d share how.  Because if I (the craft challenged girl) can make these, anybody can.

Here is what you’ll need . . .

1 : : Pretty string – you’ll need 2 per tassel  (you can find this type of string at craft stores)
2 : : Cardboard – cut the cardboard the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine measures at about 4 1/4)
3 : : Glue Gun

 And it goes a little something like this . . .

ONE : : take one end of the string + wrap it around the cardboard (not too tightly) until the entire skein is wrapped around the cardboard.  TWO  : : Add on the 2nd skein the same way you did the first.  THREE : : leave a small tail at the end.  FOUR + FIVE : :  gingerly slip your fingers under the string and remove the cardboard.  SIX : : slip one finger through the top of the loop + wrap the tail around the loop several times.  SEVEN :: leave a small tail which you can then tie into a small loop knot on the back.  EIGHT : :  glue the knot on the backside to secure the hold.  NINE  : : after the glue has dried, cut through the loop at the very bottom to make the fringe. TEN: : voila!!

Then hang it up like this and pat yourself on the back:

And if you haven’t seen La La’s room makeover you can see it here + watch the fun little video here.

images :Meghan Rose Steinman /  la la LOVELY

September 11, 2012

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the overwhelming response I received last week for La La’s Room Reveal.  I thought I’d share a few more pictures that didn’t make the the cut (you can see the original post with more photos, right here) just for fun.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about different pieces throughout the room.  Most of the main pieces are from Serena & Lily, The Land of Nod and Ikea.  I, of course, picked up a little of this and little of that from here and there and everywhere.  But, I should mention that I sourced quite a bit from local flea markets and antique stores.  In fact, the antlers (which have been painted), the bed side tables, the desk, the chair (by the desk) are all thrifted (along with a bunch of other little knick-knacks such as the rad unicorn that dances around in our video).  Probably my favorite part of putting a room together is the little knick-knacks and statement pieces.  I love hunting for them.  You just never know what you will find.   What about you, what is your favorite thing to shop for when decorating a room?

If there is any item you have a question about please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll be happy to answer.  And if you haven’t seen the video of the room re-design you can watch it here.

I’l be sharing one final post next week which will be a tutorial of the little fringe tassels hanging over the dresser….so stay tuned.

September 4, 2012

I am beyond excited to share with you La La’s new room – completed in all of its cuteness.  If you are a regular around here than you know this is a project I’ve been working on for sometime.

A huge thank you to the following sponsors:
Serena & Lily / Hanging Rattan Chair / French Ring Sheets / Quilt / Euro Sham
The Land of Nod / Modern Clip Gold Desk Lamp / Dot Sheets / Pear Print / Circle + Triangle Garland
Shop Pretty Mommy / Areaware Bin
Berlin Strasse / Alarm clock

Even better than just sharing some photos of the room, I am thrilled to share a video of the room re-design.  I collaborated with Corbyn of Frank and Harvey and, let me tell you, they are genius at what they do – you’ll see what I mean (+ keep an eye out because you’ll be seeing a lot more of their work on the interwebs).   This video is a first for la la LOVELY but definitely not a last.  ENJOY!

Now, I do feel the need to confess.  Here goes . . . before this room, I have never fully decorated an entire space to completion.  I’m “a little here and a little there” kind of gal.  I start with gusto in one room and fizzle out in an entirely different room.

The other thing, you should know, is that this home of mine is the very same home I grew up in.  It’s very magical, yes, but it also presents it’s problems.  Like how to make Ella’s room look like Ella’s and not, oh say, my mom and dad’s old room, or my brothers teenage lair (this room has had many occupants + has seen many a makeover).

But today I’m happy to say that  this old room has taken on a bright and cheery look that is both modern and cozy.

Photographs by Meghan Rose Steinman  / Video by Frank & Harvey  / Wall design inspired by Julia Kostreva Journal + painted by Kerry Kirby

August 22, 2012

I am in the final hours of finishing up la la’s room.  It is looking pretty, rad, if I don’t say so myself.  And this weekend, we will be snapping some photos and even shooting some video (yes, that’s right).

But for now, here is a little sneak peek of a few items that we received from Land of Nod for la la’s room.  I’m totally in love with this gold lamp.  Like, I might steal it for myself in love with it.  It’s so rad! Land of Nod has recently launched a new line and they have some really great stuff.  It’s pretty clear they just get it – good design that is.

P.S.  You can shop this look  →  here + stay tuned next week!!!!

July 25, 2012

So things are really starting to come together for la la’s room.  You can see a small glimpse of the accent wall and…this week happened to be a good mail week as we received the most rad swing chair ever and pretty bedding from Serena & Lily.  I can’t wait to see it all put everything together.

Although I’m using the hanging rattan chair in a childs bedroom, I wouldn’t hesitate to use it in any room of my house.  In fact, I’m kind of wishing it was in my room.   What about you?  Would you put a swing chair inside your house?  I’d love to know how you would incorporate this piece.

P.S.  You can shop this look  → here