decor Archives – Page 2 of 9 – A Little Leopard
decor Archives – Page 2 of 9 – A Little Leopard

decor Archives – Page 2 of 9 – A Little Leopard

I don’t know about you, but being stuck at a desk five days a week can get pretty tough once spring and summer hit… it really doesn’t help that Lake Michigan is clearly visible from our office. Luckily, this summer Sugar Paper is teaming up with everyone’s favorite big box retailer Target for a collection of desk accessories that promise to make Mondays just a little more bearable.


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The high end stationery brand has already collaborated with Target on gift wrap and a line of chic agendas, so expanding into office supplies seems like a natural progression. Plus, they look super cute. (Quick tip: swap out your scotch tape for gold washi tape. Voila, instant desk glamour.)

Look, you’re probably spending at least 40 hours a week at your desk already. Shouldn’t you surround yourself with something a little nicer than boring old standard office supplies? Like, say, some pretty things courtesy of the new Sugar Paper and Target collection? I don’t know about you, but I think I need that white and gold stapler and tape dispenser in my life, stat.


Image: Target

The collection debuts in early July at Target stores and Target.com, with prices ranging from $1.99 to $399.99 for the high-gloss lacquer desk.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the next Sugar Paper x Target collaboration?

I don’t usually frequent wedding blogs, much less turn to them for interior inspiration. However, it seems fitting that I fell head over heels in love with this bohemian bedroom that 100 Layer Cake styled for Room and Board. (Get it? Love? Wedding blog? Whatever, let’s look at the space!)


Image: 100 Layer Cake

Seriously, how amazing is that minimal canopy bed? I’ve often said that playing with textures and bringing in greenery can totally bring a room to life, and this bedroom proves it… despite being a showroom, it looks straight out of your coolest friend’s apartment.


Image: 100 Layer Cake

The bedroom is styled for a newlywed couple, to fit with 100 Layer Cake’s theme, but I think it’s a bit on the feminine side of boho, don’t you? Still: find me a guy who is down with a rose quartz blanket and furry pillows, and I’m so in. Relationship goals, right there. (Kidding. Mostly.)

More pictures of this lovely boho retreat, right this way…


Image: 100 Layer Cake

Succulents hanging from the bed? Yes, please. It’s one of those “wish I had thought of that!” design moments, for sure.


Image: 100 Layer Cake


Image: 100 Layer Cake

Beach prints are an interior trend that seem to be sticking around. Just look at Gray Malin!

Love the look? Shop similar pieces for your own place below:

The bathroom can be one of the trickiest spots in the house to decorate. On the one hand, it’s a bathroom… don’t you want to decorate high-traffic areas like living and bedrooms first? On the other, you likely spend a lot of time there, either getting ready or winding down from the day. So, at the very least, you shouldn’t hate it.

And I really don’t hate this DIY bathroom makeover featured on A Beautiful Mess — in fact, just the opposite. I’m kind of obsessed with it.


Image: A Beautiful Mess

That wall DIY might be a bit much for some people (I could totally see how eyes staring at you in the bathroom reads “creepy”) but I personally love it. Granted, I personally am also very into the whole evil-eye trend.

I also love dark, dramatic bathrooms — but my favorite floral wallpaper is super expensive and not temporary, and even though I am allowed to paint in my apartment, painting from black back to white walls before moving out sounds absolutely awful. This DIY seems like a renter-friendly way to get the bold wall look I’m going for. A Beautiful Mess promises that directions are coming soon… my breath is bated, ABM!


Image: A Beautiful Mess

For a DIY that you can actually do now, if you want, check out this lucite towel bar.
Image: A Beautiful Mess

The before and after. Many of the changes are simple and cosmetic: a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets, updated hardware, gold accessories to match, greenery and an art print on the wall.
Image: A Beautiful Mess

Deciding what art to hang in the bathroom can be a tricky business, but this print works really nicely.
Image: A Beautiful Mess

Accessories like a gold soap dispenser, bath tray and air plant add interest to the counter (also, I am super jealous of all that counter space!)
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A wider shot showcasing the updated brass hardware and the bath mat, which is a fun take on the moroccan rug trend that I’m totally into.
Image: A Beautiful Mess

A last look at how the whole thing comes together, combining my favorite blush/black/white/gold color scheme with quirky accents for an eclectic yet simple space. See the full makeover at A Beautiful Mess, and shop the room below:

Leave it to a Swedish photographer to have the perfect light, bright Brooklyn space. Viktoria Dahlberg perfectly mixes Scandinavian style into her New York abode, infusing her small space with lots of life and personality — sometimes literally, thanks to the abundance of plant life.

She is also a master shelf-stylist, which makes sense. Artist’s eye and all that, right? Everything is carefully curated and perfectly layered to create a neutral, minimal, yet wonderfully homey space. Needless to say, I am interior-crushing hard on Viktoria’s apartment.

{ so super jealous of her amazing light and balcony. especially in new york city! }

{ plants = key to #shelfie goals }

{ love love this artwork }

{ I am all about this entryway, from the brass accents to the hanging light to the fabulous fur jackets }

Viktoria also shares two breakfast smoothie/bowl recipes in the post, and both of them sound delish. BRB, running out to buy a bunch of fruit so I can make these:

Dream Avocado Smoothie (one – two persons): -1 avocado -1 banana -1 or 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk -Add a few ice cubes

Blend all together and enjoy!

Yummy Breakfast Bowl (two persons): -2 frozen sliced banana -2 cups frozen blueberries or strawberries if you want (I do sometimes) -1 cup of unsweetened almond milk -2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (I use almond) -3 tablespoons of acai powder or green tea matcha maiden powder

Blend all together. Top with fresh sliced fruit, berries, unsweetened coconut flakes, and nuts.

See more of Viktoria’s space on the Urban Outfitters blog here, and shop pieces inspired by her apartment below:

As we look ahead to 2016 decor, design and fashion trends, we should also consider prior years’ trends with staying power. The new classics, if you will. And one of those “trends” that’s not going anywhere? Marble.

Once confined to Beverly Hills mansions and New York penthouses (those are the only places rich people live okay), marble is now accessible to the masses. It’s one of those materials that goes with anything. It can be elegant, it can be minimal, but no matter what, it’s chic. From phone cases to DIYs and marble home decor, there are few areas of life that wouldn’t be improved with a touch of marble.

In fact, a marble-inspired DIY is about the only DIY I’ve ever actually pulled off. I transformed my sad card table into something slightly more aesthetically pleasing thanks to some matte black paint and marble contact paper. Marble contact paper might actually be the cheapest, most versatile way to get a little marble in your life.

If you’re more of a shopper than a DIY-er (ahem, me), never fear. CB2 has an entire section dedicated to marble and rose gold goodies, or you could just shop some of my favorite marble home decor pieces and accessories below (including a ridiculous $80 real marble phone case that, not going to lie, I totally want):