Saturday, March 26

"Ooh La La! " Take two.

I started a little something here awhile back under a different tab called "Ooh la la!"

My intention was to post ideas weekly from other blogs that truly inspire me.

Well, as you might have noticed, I've neglected that little area of my blog. There's like, um, two ideas there. It's not that I'm not inspired by others - it's more a matter of being totally overwhelmed by the creativity I see on other blogs and decorating sites. I want to try everything!

Well, after spending some time yesterday visiting some of my favorites sites, I was inspired to try this again. I like the idea of creating a little reference archive of my favorite decorating and craft projects so that I can eventually steal  oops, I totally mean *admire* them. OK, let's be honest, I'll probably *copy* them (a much nicer word than *steal* don't ya think?).  But, I promise to play by the rules, and give all the credit where it's due! Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?  I think so!

I hope to post these ideas each week, and file it under the label, "Ooh La La". To be an "Ooh La La" of mine, the idea has to be not only fabulous, but something I can't wait to try myself!

Hopefully, over time, I'll be able to build a nice little collection here of amazing, and totally do-able, decorating ideas that you can steal, oops there I go again, I mean, *copy* too!

So here's what I've been "Ooh la la-ing" about lately...

Source: Meg Duerken's blog 'Whatever'

Funny thing about this first one. I first saw it on tumbler.com, and immediately fell in love with the stunning use of colour.  When I clicked on its original reference, I was not at all surprised! It's from Meg Duerksen.  I was already a big fan of Meg's decorating style. In fact, another of her projects made my first "Ooh la la" post back in January (her READ gallery wall).  I just love how she adds  crazy pops of bright colour and bold pattern against a neutral background.  She knows how to do colour right!

Source: Decorpad

Not sure if "Ooh la la" even cuts it for this 'mud'room! It's more like 'fresh'room, lol. I am seriously drooling over that robin's egg blue bench, and all the white accents. It's so delicious. For me, this room is perfection.
Source: Chipping with Charm

The talented Laurel, at Chipping with Charm, recently created this spring wreath from a cake pan - YES, peeps, a cake pan.  I just know you have a dented 'bundt' pan lying around that would be perfect for this craft. I just LOVE it's simplicity!

Source: Just Another Hang Up, via Eighteen25

And, these crazy sweet little "Chick-sicles" made me smile.  One of my favorite blogs, Eighteen25, featured them, and I just had to find out who made them.  Turns out that Suzanne, from Just Another Hang Up, even included the pattern on how to make these!

Source: Pinterest
Finally, I think I could live in this office / craft room.  Seriously, if my office looked like this, I just might put a sleeping bag and a mini fridge in there and never want to leave! I actually think I might have a new favorite colour combo (cover your ears, turquoise!). Well, I'll always love robin's egg blue, but that fresh green/black/white combo is REALLY speaking to me lately.  I might have to include it in my basement reno . (If you look closely, at the bottom of the image you can see that the colour is a Benjamin Moore shade called "Sweet Daphne" (529).  LOVE it.

So what are you "Ooh la-la-ing about these days?



Blogger Laurel said...

Hi Kerri, I stopped by to see what you were up to and what a fun surprise! Thanks for the mention :) Love your style and the posts you featured!
Still thinking of and praying for your friends...blessings, Laurel

March 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Serendipity Chic Design said...

Hi Kerri....Can I just take all of the photos above and move them into my home? If only it was that easy!

Have a great rest of the weekend...

take care,

March 26, 2011 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Thanks ladies!

Laurel, I needed a little ray of sunshine (via my favorite decorating blogs), as its been a very dark week. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. My friends will continue to need them in the coming weeks.

March 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

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