My Beautiful Bohemian Austin Home has its own instagram: @BohoHouse_ATX

I made my house its own Instagram account! You know, like what people do for their pets or babies… Except I’m a little more obsessed with the HOME and GARDEN lifestyle. Alas, @BohoHouse_ATX was born!

Welcome, come on in!

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10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men | Home Decor Tips

Looking for some ways to spice up your man cave? These man cave ideas¬†will have you inspired to re-decorate your “cave” into the cool, refined, and rugged zone it was meant to be. Remember, you can still have a very masculine room without it resembling the dive-bar¬†next door (no neon beer signs, no ripped vinyl seats). What you do need is some raw material here and there, some cleverly curated¬†corners, and a few¬†solid punches.¬†The devil is in the details.

Black walls contrasted with good lighting in your men's office with exposed cement ceilings and floors make for sophisticated and elegant design for the bold man. | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

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Start the Year Off Right with the 7 Most Impressive Desk Essentials

It’s still January, which means the holidays are officially over and we all have to face the facts: it’s time to get back to work! No more short days, no more holidays, just a beautiful brand new year to light the way.

To start, here is a photo of me working very hard.

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Radiant Orchid | Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid

The new color of the year was announced by Pantone on December 5 to be Radiant Orchid!

“A beautiful blend of Radiant Orchid¬†blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination.¬†It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple‚ÄĒone that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones,¬†Radiant Orchid¬†emanates great joy, love and health.”¬†Read Press Release

This gorgeous new color excites me for 3 reasons. 1 because Pantone made a marvelous choice.¬†2 because I like making accurate trend reports, and I said to myself a few days before the reveal “I have a feeling the Pantone Color of the Year is going to be something purple-pinky.” And most importantly,¬†3 because these colors are beautiful and I can’t wait to accessorize with them.

You will observe that I prefer a deep magenta and soft lilac, but I think the Radiant Orchid does well in encompassing the whole purple toned spectrum.¬†I have rounded up some of my favorite products, fashion, decor, and photos inspired by Radiant Orchid on my Pinterest, you can view them here on my Pinterest board, Pantone Color of the Year! (and don’t forget to follow it) ūüėČ

Stretchy Headbands | Scarves.com

I would also like to give a special shout out to Scarves.com¬†who sells¬†radiant orchid headbands (shown in “The Chelsea” above). Here are¬†3 reasons why I love them (since I’m on a number kick). 1 You can wear these stretchy headbands like 50 different ways:¬†click here¬†or on image above to find out how!¬†2 The orchid is a terrific color that also looks good on everyone. 3 because they are only $5! That’s so cheap! Click here to shop it!

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Just Add Glitter | DIY Frame Craft

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This craft is so simple, hard to mess up, and a good time! I made it up myself when the need came to add a bit of glam to my all-black creations.

For those of you who don’t know, my favorite color is black, and my decorating go-to is black with pops of texture and color. The gold flakes serve this purpose. I ordered them from Amazon for about $5. The bottle is large and they will last you a very long time.

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*Mod Podge can also be made by mixing equal parts Elmer’s glue with water, in a cup

The instructions for this project are  basic, and as follows:

Acquire your frames. (I purchased these from Ikea many years ago they were probably $1 for 3.) You can get frames anywhere, a favorite place of mine is any dollar tree, 99cent store, or a thrift/consignment/antique shop. Frames are easy to come by. Please do not buy the $15 version anywhere… that is a waste of money and resources. A used frame works just as well as a new frame.

Decide what color to paint the base, unless you are already happy with the color of your frame. I chose black for obvious reasons. White would look marvelous perhaps as a wedding gift! Silver or dark blue also pair nicely with gold.

Now that you’ve figured out the frame and base color, here comes the fun part!¬†

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First, remember to remove the glass and image inside, right now you should be working with just the frame. Also make sure any paint color you applied is dry.

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Second, on a separate plate, bowl, or cup, pour out about 2 tbsp of mod podge and shake out some glitter flakes onto of it.

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Then, take your clean paint brush, dip it in the glue/glitter mixture, and paint your frames. The glue will appear white but dry clear.

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Continue adding the flakes to your project until you are happy with the amount. The glitter will naturally separate itself and disperse among your work in a various and skewed pattern. The natural look is desirable here, it might resemble the night sky or my favorite: Galaxy Granite.

Wait for your frames to dry, then attach the glass and pictures! Hang them up or give them to your friends! You have now gilded your photos. Job well done.

Here’s a preview of the frames in my own space.

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Thanks again and let me know how yours turned out in the comments below!

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