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Category Archive: Decorating


Design // Inspiring Spaces


Being surrounded by creative and beautifully designed spaces is something I always crave! Be it stark, all-white with raw materials as the star, colorful and quirky, architecturally stunning, or elegant with a twist, design makes a space more than just a spot to hang out in for a while…it breathes life & soul into our surroundings and creates moods within us. Here are a few of my latest design favorites, from my ever-growing “Design Obsessed” Pinterest Board. I’m dreaming of a space as beautiful and creative as these to call my own one day…

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Urban Walls – Gimme Those Decals!

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Do you guys remember the metallic polka dots on my bedroom wall featured this past Summer on The Everygirl (scroll through the pics to see it)? I painstakingly DIY-ed the dots out of stubbornly flimsy metallic contact paper…believe me, it wasn’t an easy task to cut them perfectly round! I SO wish I’d known about the Urban Walls Etsy shop then. I recently came across this shop & have been dreaming up all kinds of ideas for where to use them in my house. I’m thinking about the black triangles for a wall in my bathroom…



Kitchen Cravings {Reiko Kaneko}

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Oh my!!! How have I not happened upon this amazing China by Reiko Kaneko until now??!! This is pure, simple perfection with just the right amount of cheeky metallic goodness thrown in. Reiko, a Japanese-British designer who honed her skills at London’s Central St. Martins, takes the traditional craft of English Bone China and transforms it into modern and stunning pieces that aren’t too precious for daily use. I think I’m in love!


{Images via reikokaneko.co.uk}


It’s Home Tour Time!!

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Last week, I had the incredible honor of having my home photographed for a “Home Tour” feature for The Everygirl. The Tour just went live yesterday, and it’s so fun & exciting to see all of the beautiful photos that Coach House Pictures took!!! You can see the whole range of pics & my thoughts on decorating, DIY, style, and everything in between here. I’d love your feedback & thoughts on decor!

Have a fabulous weekend, Lovelies!



It’s DIY Time {Next Level Succulent Pots!}

DIY Gold-Leafed Succulent Pots by Miss Renaissance

{This is all you need! Spray paint is easiest, but any type of acrylic paint will do.}


{Once painted, let your pots dry completely before applying the Gold leaf.}


{Apply washi tape (or painters tape) to section off the area you’d like to Gold Leaf. Then apply a thin layer of glue so the Gold Leaf can stick.}

DIY Gold-Leafed Succulent Pots by Miss Renaissance

{Voila! Once you’re done Gold Leafing the shapes you dreamt up, you’ll be ready to plant your succulents.}


{What do you think? So much prettier than the lame old clay pots, right?}


{If you plan to keep your pots inside, you’re done! If you plan to display them outside, make sure you spray the pots with a clear sealant first to weather proof!}


It’s Spring…and Spring makes me think of pretty plants…and pretty plants, naturally, make me think of dope DIYs! You follow me? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway, back to DIY-ing. I’ve been looking forward to sprucing up my plain clay pots for a while now, and this past weekend the weather was nice enough to venture outside for a little spray painting. I went to my local garden shop and purchased a few adorable succulents/cacti (easy to take care of – I’m no green thumb by any means!) and got to work! I’m really happy with how they turned out, what do you think?!


{All images by Miss Renaissance.}