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:: Creative Pumpkin Decor ::

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Blue and white style painted pumpkinsThis Halloween get creative with your pumpkin decorations. We’re still fans of the classic Jack-O-Lantern, don’t get us wrong, but what if you’re looking for more? Well you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a few pumpkins that are sure to spice up things this Halloween. With a little creative styling, imagination and paint, you can go a long way this season. Check out how these pumpkins were decorated and get inspired to be creative this fall!
Nautical inspired anchor painted pumpkin Pumpkin painted like a sprinkle donut Pumpkins painted like a tree in a book shelf White pumpkins decorated in a cabinet

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:: Ravishing Red Front Doors ::

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Bright red door opens to a beauitful coastal entryway and a happy pupThe front door is one of the first things seen when you look at a home. It can add curb appeal and style to the house. A red front door, however, offers more than just curb appeal and style. Not only does the hue immediately grab the eye and draw you into the home, but it could signify more than just a style choice.

During American Colonial and Civil War times the red door was a symbol of safety. It meant that it was a safe place to stay and rest during travel and times of war.

In Feng Shui, a red front door means ‘welcome’ and red is the color of prosperity and abundance. Use the color of your front door to bring positive energy to yourself and your guests.

Another meaning behind a red painted front door is the Scottish tradition of a paid off mortgage. It’s a fun, semi-subtle way of saying you officially own your home and you’re debt free.

Colors sometimes carry meanings and so do objects. It’s a fun way to say something without actually saying it. If you’ve got free time you should look up more color and object meanings that have to with the home
Bright red front door on a beach house Bright red front door on a coastal home Red front door on a cottage inspired homeNautical inspired red front door

:: Ocean Inspired Coastal Blues ::

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Beautiful coastal vignette inspired by ocean bluesIt’s easy to be inspired by beautiful, ocean blues. There are so many gorgeous hues to pull inspiration. From the tropical turquoises to the deep, dark blues, the ocean can inspire an amazing color palette throughout the home.

It’s a no brainer when it comes to designing that we draw inspiration from the biggest pool in the word. Check out what these designers have done with beautiful, ocean inspired blues. Draw inspiration and invite the prettiest blue hues into your home!
Bright tropical sea inspired blue decor Hues of blues in a coastal bedroom Sea inspired blues in a coastal cottage style bedroom Sea inspired blues in a coatsal cottage

:: Dipped In Color ::

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coastal living cottage office with modern coastal detailsAdd some color to your home with this great painting technique! It’s big in the DIY world, but manufacturers are starting to pick up on the trend. Don’t let that discourage you from channeling your inner creativity and getting your paint on though! It’s an easy way to bring life to old pieces and a fun way to bring new pieces with color in! It’s a subtle pop of color that can go a long way in the home. Check out some of these pieces that have dipped in paint! Get some inspiration and see how you can incorporate them into your home!
Coastal wicker baskets that are dipped in paint Coatsal patio furniture with chairs that have the top dipped in bright orange Cute baskets that are dip painted Dipped stools in the bathroom

:: Same Space – 4 Different Designs ::

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country-living-aqua-breakfast-nookIf you haven’t picked up this month’s Country Living you’re truly missing out on a great design example. They take this beautiful breakfast nook and show you four different ways to design it. It really shows what a little color, a chair swap and a few accessories can do. They used the same mirror, same table, some white bench cushions and switched up and swapped out everything else. We just love how these covers are a visual guide and let you see exactly how easy it can be to revamp and revive any space with color. For those of you who are wanting to redo a space in your home use this as inspiration. It can be done! Get yourself some paint and hit the shops for some accessories!

Which cover is your favorite? Our favorite is the first cover. We love aqua, teal, greens and blues. They’re coastal and bright which gives the nook a great feeling. Then again, we really love the wall color on the third cover! They’re all so great! What do you guys think??country-living-grey-pink-breakfast-nook country-living-teal-blue-breakfast-nook country-living-yellow-breakfast-nook

:: Painted Stairs ::

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Lost in the wonderful world of Pinterest we stumbled upon the stairs in the picture above. It sparked our interest in painted stairs and of course we’re going to dig further. We’re loving all the pictures and had to share them with you guys today. So, here you go. More pictures will most likely pop up on some of our Pinterest boards so don’t forget to check over there. Go to our Pinterest page here. Do you have painted stairs or how you ever tried to paint your stairs? Let us know! We’d love to hear some of your stories and experiences!

:: Artist Unlock Their Studios ::

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Calling all art lovers! This Saturday on November 3rd, some of our local Laguna Beach artists are opening up their studios to the public. This free event starts at 11AM and goes until 4PM. There’s a free shuttle that will be driving around to all the local studios. If you’re interested in the shuttle you can catch a ride by going to the ACT V parking lot which is located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Rd. This open house event offers everyone the ability to observe 36 artists working in multiple mediums of art like glass blowing, fused glass, ceramic, painting, printmaking, and bronze lost-wax demonstrations. Come out to the studios and see what are local artists are working on and have fun this weekend. Happy friday!

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:: Be Smart About Painting Your Kitchen ::

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The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the home, so why not show it some love? When it comes to painting your kitchen you should be smart about it. Ask yourself questions like do I really need to paint the whole kitchen? Or can I bring my kitchen back to life with just a quick splash of paint? Maybe all you need to do is paint the island or a few cabinets and your kitchen is revamped. Maybe you need to paint the whole thing and if it’s time then it’s time. There’s no reason to do a full overhaul with paint if you don’t need to. It’s a hassle and a headache waiting to happen. Usually a little paint will go a long way.

Your color choices should reflect the space and the natural feel of it. If your kitchen gets a lot of natural light you may want to choose colors that absorb the light instead of colors that will reflect it. This way you can actually enjoy your kitchen instead of wearing your sunglasses inside or always having the curtains drawn. The same goes with a naturally dark kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t get that much natural light you might want to go with lighter, airy colors so it doesn’t feel so dark or small. If it’s time for an update, really think about it and plan your painting before you try to tackle the entire space.

Paint is a great way to spice up any kitchen and if you plan it right we promise you’ll save yourself money, time and stress. Have any successful kitchen painting stories or horror stories? How about some of your tips or tricks? Let us know! We’d love to hear all about them! Bottom line is paint is a great way to spice up any kitchen, here are some examples for you guys.kitchen with a green color palettekitchen with nautical design elements Rustic beach inspired kitchen

:: Painting Pumpkins ::

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If you’ve picked up this month’s Country Living, or even been onto Pinterest once in the last week, you’ve seen plenty of pumpkins, Halloween decor and Halloween food. October is the start of the pumpkin season and we’re ready for some pumpkin pie! This Halloween season Country Living sparked the paint your pumpkin trend and it has taken off. They even had a contest for the Best Halloween Pumpkin. They’ve made Halloween a little less messy and a lot more creative. This way you don’t have to cut open the pumpkin and go through that whole ordeal. Also I don’t know about you, but my knife and pumpkin carving skills aren’t even close to as good as my painting skills. I’ll stick to the brush and paints. By painting the pumpkin it gives you so many more options and allows you to bring in more colors other than the typical black and orange. You can free hand paint on it, paint a pattern on it, or stencil a design on the pumpkin. This opens up so many different avenues for you to get creative. Don’t get us wrong though, we love the classic jack-o-lantern and the pumpkin seeds it yields. There’s no replacement for that, but why limit yourself there? Get creative and have fun this Halloween.





:: Neutral Spaces With Pops Of Color ::

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Neutral home decor with pops of purple accenting the space
A fun trend that we’ve seen people decorating with lately is livening up their neutral spaces with pops of color. This is a great way to bring new life to an old room or a space that has been designed with a neutral color palette. It leaves you with so many decor options and gives you a chance to bring fun and bright accent colors to the space. You can choose to decorate with big or small pops of color, like a bright sofa or even colored lamps. The choice is yours! Have fun with the new pops of color you choose to add to your space!

Coastal home cottage with a neutral color palette and pops of blue decoreclectic coastal space with pops of green decorate throughout the roomCozy coastal cottage with mild pops of colorsCoastal living room with a neutral base and pops of blue decor