City guides + Design + Lars Bucket List Trips + Life + travel / Friday, 27 Oct 2017

The installations of Chateau Chaumont

LES PIERRES ET LE PRINTEMPSI just got back from the most glorious trip to France (actually sitting in the airport on our last leg now!) for 10 days and I can’t tell you how many miracles happened to make it such a particularly memorable experience. Well, miracles combined with a lot of poor customer service, but that’s par for the course, I suppose. I hope you were able to follow along on Instagram and Instastories because I did a lot of documenting. A lot. But don’t worry, I’ll be more thorough here on the blog. Lucky you 😉

Flower Power festival at chateau ChaumontI wanted to start with one of the most magical experiences of the trip: Chateau Chaumont. We went to France to attend the wedding of Paul’s brother who lives in Denmark and got married to a lovely lady from the Loire region. I had done a ton of research on which chateaux to visit as we’d have a car for the first portion of our trip thanks to our friends at AutoEurope so we planned a road trip for the days prior to the wedding staring out in Brittany and Normandy and then working our way down. I knew we’d have a bit of sight-seeing time around the wedding celebrations, but, like all travel schedules, time is way more limited than you think it’s going to be–gah! The day of the wedding was one such example. We had about two hours to go do something before we had to get ready for the town hall wedding in Onzain. Instead of the chateaux I had researched, I looked on the map and noticed one just across the river–because that’s what happens when you are in chateau-land–chateaux just appear out of nowhere. We popped over and what do you know? There’s a Flower Power Festival. You can imagine my excitement.  Read on →

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DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Printable Pumpkin Crown

Printable Halloween crown

For those of us who are running short on time (I’m guessing everyone is raising their hand right now), putting together a Halloween costume is often the last thing on the list! But chances are you’ve got a slew of Halloween parties or get-togethers this week or next that require some sort of getup. And you don’t want to be a complete party pooper, do you? Well, we’ve got your solution! This printable pumpkin crown is the perfect thing to whip out when you’re in a pinch. Pair it with a little black dress for a fancier occasion, or with jeans and a cozy sweater for something more casual. Either way, you’ll be sure to be the cutest pumpkin princess anyone’s seen. Plus, no one will dare give you a hard time about not dressing up 😉

Printable Pumpkin Crown

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DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

DIY Shoe Appliques

DIY Shoe AppliquesWe’ve been seeing the most glamorous shoes this fall and we’ve caught the bug. My shopping cart is full of velvet, embroidered, and detailed shoes that I’m sure positive would make any outfit ten times more beautiful. Unfortunately, I don’t currently have a fairy godmother dropping off glass slippers. However, I’ve found an easy hack that will easily transform a basic shoe into something you’d be hard-pressed to take off! These DIY Shoe Appliques is the perfect solution. Luxury is only a pair of shoes away!

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Design + DIY + Interiors / Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

One Room Challenge Week 4: DIY Wall Moldings with Metrie

DIY Wall Moldings with Metrie

A bit of news to start off with: One Room Challenge is being extended an additional week! Due to the many natural disasters that have occurred recently in Texas, Florida, and California, our timeline has been extended. Definitely not a great reason to have to extend, but selfishly, this means more design ideas, more inspiration, and more time to make a masterpiece. Check out weeks one, two, and three. This week we’re tackling DIY Wall Moldings with Metrie!

This week we have been knee deep in renovation chaos! Tearing out baseboards is no easy task. However, if we can do it, you can do it! Throughout this One Room Challenge, we have wanted to do as much of the manual labor ourselves as possible. Of course, some things are best left to the pros (Hello electricians), but many things can be a DIY project if you’re willing to put the time and energy into it! So we put our big girl pants on and decided to attempt DIY Wall Moldings with Metrie supplies coming to our aid! It’s an ongoing process, but so far so good! I’ve created some easy tips and tricks for those of you who want to transform your space with wall moldings! It really is one of the easiest ways to really make an impact and transform a room.

We’ve included a few more inspirations pictures we referenced to get our wheels turning. There are so many possibilities when it comes to molding, and the results are high impact! Luckily Metrie makes it easy with Option {M} which are interior molding and door combinations that reflect current decor trends, making decisions easier on you!

Take a stab at your own molding masterpiece!

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Artist Feature + Life / Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

Artist Interview: Michelle Christensen

Artist Interview: Michelle Christensen
It’s time for our monthly artist interview! This month we’ve been featuring a series of Halloween posts in partnership with the lovely Michelle Christensen. Have you seen them all? They’re sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! I’ve known Michelle for a while and she recently moved back to my neck of the woods and I couldn’t be more thrilled! She allowed us to feature her as our October Artist Interview! Michelle has such a distinct style that we love, we wanted to get a better idea of her creative process. We hope you enjoy the interview!Artist Interview: Michelle Christensen
View the full artist interview and take a peek into Michelle’s life!

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