• Think outside of the box!
  • November 9, 2014



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    Hope you had  a good weekend!

    Here is a round up of some fun Think Outside the box decorating ideas to start out your week.

    Some of them are genius DIY’s with a huge impact.

    1. PAINT A SCREEN AND USE AS A HEADBOARD

    Jenny Komenda painted a screen herself and used them on the wall behind her bed instead of a headboard.

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    Image via Domino. Design Jenny Komenda.

    2. TURN A BASIC FLOOR IN TO A HIGH END LOOK YOURSELF

    Feel up for a challenge?  Want high end design on a nothing budget?

    Attempt this excellent floor design by Jenny Komenda.

    Tutorial here: Floor DIY

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    3. PAINT THE WALLS HOT PINK

    Just once, paint a room hot pink. Wouldn’t it be fun?

    This room is super sophisticated by designer Cailtin Wilson.

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    Interiors by Caitlin Wilson.

    4. ADD COLOR WITH ELECTRIC CORDS!

    Who said electric cords had to be boring?

    One of these spunky cords from Colorcord Company are definitely going in to our new home.

    6. LAVENDER IS THE NEW NEUTRAL

    Yep, I really think so.

    Who decided that white, beige, grey where the only neutrals?

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    Design by Mary Mc Gee

    7.  ADD ORIGINALITY TO YOUR DOORS

    Painting some wood work on your doors can the perfect makeover to do take on during a rainy fall day.

    Quick and easy with dramatic result.

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    Design by Bailey Mc Carthy

    8. CREATE AN OUTDOOR JUNGLE LIVING ROOM

    I realize only those living in warm weather areas are lucky enough to be able to do this right now. But no matter where you live, your own chic jungle living room outside the door would let your imagination soar.

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    Design by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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  • April 13, 2014



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    This is way overdue…but will kick start the week.

    Here is this months Think Outside The Box list.

    1. MAKE YOUR HOME YOUR OWN FANTASY WORLD.

    In your space – anything goes. Your fantasy is your reality. If you can dream it you can live it.

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    Image via Decorista

    2. COVER THE WALLS WITH YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL

    Like dogs? Then wallpaper with dogs if you love it. Period.

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    Or birds and butterflies.

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    design by Biscuit

    3. MAKE YOUR OWN STAIR RUNNER.

    Don’t get stuck with whats expected. Here someone took three zebra printed cowhides, cut them and made them stair runners. So chic!

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    via Michelle Adams(Domino)

    4. CREATE A FUN SPOT IN THE ETERNAL “DEAD SPACE”

    Certain areas are always dead spaces. Be creative and make them rock!

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    5. LAYER, LAYER, LAYER YOUR FLOORS.

    Layer carpet over carpet, or pattern over pattern.

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    Interior design by Summer Thornton

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    6. SPICE UP EVERY DAY ITEMS

    There is really no reason cords need to be black or white…is there?

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    7. MIRROR MIRROR ON THE CEILING?

    This might be my new favorite! Use reflective mirror paint on the ceiling. Cool.

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    image via Domaine Home

    8. MAKE YOUR SCHEDULE THE CHICEST THING ABOUT THE ROOM

    Create an elegant nail head patterned cork board.

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    9. IT’S ALL ABOUT STRIPES.

    Nothing perhaps makes an outdoor room feel more “indoors” than painting broad stripes over walls and ceiling.

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    If you have any great Think Outside the Box projects or ideas send them my way! I’ll include you.

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  • November 7, 2013



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    It’s time again for the Think Outside the box list…..

    1. CREATE A MAGICAL OUTDOOR DINING SPACE

    Cold or not it doesn’t matter. If you create it you will use it.

    2. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

    Cover your floors with leopard, it won’t go out of style for a few hundreds of years.

    3. MAKE THE KITCHEN A JEWEL

    After all it is the center of the house.

    4. WALLPAPER WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE – LITERALLY

    Put the people you love the most on your walls.

    You can see how on Maddie Designs blog

    5. SPUNK UP YOUR HOME OFFICE

    It makes it user friendly for the entire family.  See a super chic and fun makeover on The English room blog.

    6. TURN THE CHEAPEST PIECE OF FURNITURE INTO A LUXURY ITEM

    You will have a unique item and you can spend your money on something else!

    Check out how this IKEA dresser became a faux croc beauty on Simple Details Blog.

    See what this fancy grass cloth console looked like before the makeover at the Effortless Style blog.

    7.  MAKE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM LOOK LIKE A STATELY ROOM

    Warning…you might never want to leave.

    Hop over to see the whole room on Chinoiserie Chic.

    8.  LET THE SHOWER BE YOUR PERSONAL THEATER STAGE!

    After all it’s is a favorite ritual.

    9. FOOL THE EYE & AND SAVE A TON

    Use wallpaper and paint instead of the real stuff. The result is often amazing.

    10. DESIGN YOUR OWN FABRIC

    Can’t find what your looking for? Design it yourself – Spoonflower allows for your own creativity (and you can sell it as well).

    Danika Herrik’s fabric collection

    If you have any of your own Think Outside the Box designs, please send them my way and I’ll include them in the next one!

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  • June 26, 2013



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    It’s time again for some outside the box thinking!

    1. ADD SOME SPICE TO YOUR BED!

    You spend 1/3 of your life in your bed.  Make the most out of it.  A Dorothy Draper inspired floral headboard perhaps?

    Whatever it is you love create it.

    Image source: Decorista

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    2. PAINT A PATTERN ON YOUR TERRACE FLOOR

    Give new life to an old deck. Create a pattern and paint it yourself like Kristin at Hunted Interiors.

    You can find tutorial here.

    www.huntedinterior.com

    The result is awesome.

    3. MIX CLASSIC AND MODERN WITH ABANDON

    In love with old classics but want a modern flair? A classic dining table looks fantastic with modern chairs. The more you may think they clash – the better they actually go!

    Designer Summer Thornton’s chic space for a client is proof.

    www.summerthorntondesign.com

    4.MIX ALL YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS – EVERYWHERE!

    Forget the old thought that patterns should mix with solids. Take all your favorite patterns and colors and blend them together. On walls. bedding, headboard, for one happy uber chic mix. Superbly done here by Amber Interiors.

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    5. ADD A SURPRISING BOLD ACCENT  COLOR SOMEWHERE – JUST BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT.

    Breathe life and character and a sense of fun in to your space with a bold jolt.. The color you pick does NOT have to already exist in your room. Just pick what you love and make it work.  Cassie at Hi Sugarplum painted her ceiling bold red.

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    6. MAKE A CHANDELIER OUT OF UNUSUAL OBJECTS

    Want a shot?

    This stunning chandelier made out of syringes hangs in Sober is Sexy owner’s bedroom. Genius AND stunning.

    7. KEEP YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING LIST ON THE KITCHEN WALL

    This way you won’t write a list and misplace it. Paint the wall with chalkboard paint and write what’s on your mind?

    www.huntedinteriors.com

    8. WALLPAPER WITH MAPS

    By a bunch of maps you love and use as wallpaper. Perhaps maps of your favorite exotic island?

    Bed room design by Karen Robert .

    www.karenrobertdesigns.com

    Do you have any great Outside the Box makeovers or tips you want to share? Please e-mail me at contact@marmaladeinteriors.com.

    On Instagram? My new obsession.

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