Tag Archives: yellow

Spotlight On: White Bedding

6 Sep

Labor Day has come and gone signaling the general end to summer. It’s hard to believe here in Texas though where recently we have gone through the longest streak of days with temperatures over 100 degrees.

But to most women out there, Labor Day reminds us of the style mantra: “No white after Labor Day.” Where did this rule come from? Check out Time Magazine’s explanation here for more random details if you feel so inclined.

To me though, this fashion rule is an antiquated tradition that must be broken. Not only do I plan to continue to wear white while the weather is still in the 3 digits (whether it is after Labor Day or not), but I would also like to celebrate and promote white with today’s post about one of my favorite things: White bedding.

White bedding is plush, lovely, soft, luxurious, clean and crisp all at once. It can go in any room, any time. The great thing about incorporating white into a bedroom is that you can honestly pull it together with a variety of color schemes, textures, styles. White is an extremely handy tool in the home decorator’s palette that can add contrast to and add polish to a room. See for yourself.

Bold floral wallpaper and ruched white duvet. Yum!

Inspired by: Anthropologie

Glamorous, whimsical, romantic. Wouldn't you love to fall asleep in this?

Inspired by: Arianna Belle

A rustic and casual white bed -- perfect for a coastal home.

Inspired by: House Beautiful

Shabby chic white and neutrals. tufted headboard love.

Inspired by: My Sweet Prints

Look how glowy and warm the mustard yellow makes the white!

Inspired by: Pinterest

All white, bright throw blanket. Cashmere or fur would work great here.

Inspired by: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Flax linen headboard...so easy to make yourself 🙂

Inspired by: House Beautiful

So soft, gray, and white...the laquered white side table doesn't hurt either.

Inspired by: Seesaw Designs

Pop of hot pink and turquoise in this vintage style room.

Inspired by: House Beautiful

Even Macy's is getting in on the action. And you can never go wrong with an oversized monogram.

Inspired by: Macy’s

Antlers!

Inspired by: Padgett Hoke

Doesn't this make you think of lemon lime sherbert?

Inspired by: House Beautiful

Obviously some of my favorite colors: tan and white.

Inspired by: Velvet & Linen

Tufted headboard glamour.

Inspired by: The Decorista

Orange, red and coral all over.

Inspired by: Decor Pad

This would be such a sweet teenage girls room!

Inspired by: Rikshaw Designs

Icy blue and white, great twin bed guest bed room.

Inspired by: House Beautiful

What an interesting shape headboard. You could put virtually any bedding with this to create a beautiful nest.

Inspired by: Sweet Home Style

One of my absolute favorite vendors who I work with at my job. Pine Cone Hill. A must see website!

Inspired by: Pine Cone Hill

Black, bold furniture compliment the trendy yellow and white.

Inspired by: Pinterest

And last but not least, my current obsession: charcoal gray and white. With a pin tucked duvet!

Inspired by: IMG Fav

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Spotlight On: One Bright Accent Piece

6 Apr

Pick a color, any color…


Be inspired by these pictures below who take  the meaning of “accent color” to a whole new level where everything is bright, shiny, and laquered.

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

Inspired by: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Inspired by: Picasa Web

Inspired by: Pink Wallpaper

Inspired by: Arianna Belle

Inspired by: Arianna Belle

Inspired by: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Inspired by: The Lennoxx

Inspired by: Pink Wallpaper

Inspired by: The Lennoxx

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

Inspired by: The Lennoxx

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

Inspired by: Spearmint Decor

Inspired by: House Beautiful

Inspired by: The Lennoxx

Inspired by: Inspiration for Home

Inspired by: Simply Irresistible Designs

Color Me Happy: Yellow and Gray

6 Mar

I’ll admit it — I have been very skeptical about this gray trend. Gray…as an upbeat color? Hmm…

And yellow is a color that has never looked good on me. Therefore I have avoided it at all costs.

But now all of that has changed.

GRAY + YELLOW = AMAZEBALLS

Check it out!

Inspired by: Apartment Therapy

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Apartment Therapy

Inspired by: Architects For Life

Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens

Inspired by: Canadian House & Home

Inspired by: Canadian House & Home

Inspired by: Chic Cheap Nursery

Inspired by: Create H Design

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Decor Pad

Inspired by: Design Sponge

Inspired by: Dwell Studio

Inspired by: Dwell Studio

Inspired by: EKB Interiors

Inspired by: Elle Decor

Inspired by: HGTV

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Left Coast Luxe

Inspired by: Little Green Notebook

Inspired by: Martha Stewart

Inspired by: Martha Stewart

Inspired by: Martha Stewart

Inspired by: Martha Stewart

Inspired by: Mary McDonald

Inspired by: Oh Dee Doh

Inspired by: Rate My Space

Inspired by: Things That Inspire

Inspired by: Things That Inspire

Inspired by: Things That Inspire

Real Readers: Inspired by Funky Bear

12 Jul

I got an e-mail yesterday that MADE MY DAY! A Funky Bear subscriber was inspired by one of my posts to use yellow in her new apartment!

A friend from college, Carrie, has just made a big move to Richmond, Virginia to accept an awesome job in advertising (yay Carrie!). While trying to make her new apartment cozy and familiar, Carrie was on the prowl for good ideas.

She had been checking in with Funky Bear from time to time and was looking for ways to brighten her room and make it more cheerful. When I posted all about yellow rooms, she knew she had found her inspiration. Yellow is Carrie’s favorite color and she decided to get crafty.

Here is the picture she was inspired by:

A Domino room was just the inspiration Carrie was looking for!

Inspired by: Simon on the Side

Here is Carrie’s final product:

It looks AMAZING, right?

Since this is sort of a DIY too, here’s how you can re-create the “lined shelf” look:

1. Buy liner. Carrie went to Target to buy a roll of plain yellow wrapping paper. (She also mentioned hey had a GREAT selection of other fun colors such as pink, orange, blue, red, etc — so if yellow’s not your thang try another color!) You can also use swatches of fabric or wallpaper depending on the look and pattern you’re craving.

2. Cut lining. She then measured the back panels of all the shelves in her bookcase and cut out yellow wrapping paper pieces accordingly.

3. Attach lining. Carrie decided to use double-sided tape to attach her color to the back panels — and it obviously worked out just fine for her. But another easy and removable way to keep the wrapping paper in place is to use tacks in each of the 4 corners. You can match them to the wallpaper or find clear ones. This will allow you to pull it as tight as you want to decrease wrinkles and you can pull them off whenever you need to.

4. Voila! Carrie had re-created a great sunny look in her new apartment in (probably) less than 30 minutes!

Here is some of Carrie’s parting advice for all you crafty girls out there:

“These projects really aren’t that hard. I think they look intimidating at first, but if you kind of just break them down little by little, instead of trying to magically transform your room one day, it makes it a whole lot easier!”

Thank you so much Carrie for sending in pictures of how you were inspired by the Funky Bear! It is extremely motivating to hear that my quest is helping other people too.

So since today is all about inspiration, I too have been inspired by Carrie. I have now created an e-mail address where anybody can send me ideas, real rooms, questions, or random thoughts. I would LOVE for this blog to constantly feature how REAL people are finding inspiration in their lives, or even how the Funky Bear can help you out in that department.

E-mail me at: thefunkybear@gmail.com

Yay! Get started e-mailing me ASAP so I can get inspired by YOU!

As a parting note, check out all of these shelves with wallpaper, fabric, or painted back panels. And go try this DIY project at home!

Inspired by: All About You

Inspired by: Apartment Therapy

Inspired by: BLDG 15 (Free People)

Inspired by: Canadian House & Home

Inspired by: Country Living

Inspired by: Giddy Goat

Inspired by: Noodle Soup

Inspired by: Sweet Sweet Life

Color Me Happy: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

29 Jun

Good afternoon guys and gals.

Like The Temptations say in one of the world’s most perfect songs, “My Girl,” today, “I got sunshine on a cloudy day.”

Even though it has been pouring rain all afternoon here in Austin and it took me an hour and a half to get home in traffic (ew), I’m not going to let myself be cranky (well maybe for a minute or ten). But seriously, I keep trying to think bright, happy thoughts. And these thoughts keep leading me to the color yellow.

So in order to brighten my day as well as yours, today I’m just going to give you a run down of a bunch of AH-MAZING rooms decked out in yellow.

Even though I feel like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, I can’t resist the charm and excitement of these yellow rooms. See for yourself what is turning my frown upside down.

Inspired by: Charm Home

Inspired by: The Decorista

Inspired by: Studio Ten 25

Inspired by: Country Living

Inspired by: Design Galleria

Inspired by: Simon on the Side

Inspired by: Charm Home

Inspired by: Country Living

Inspired by: Studio Ten 25

Inspired by: Kids Room Decorations

Inspired by: Design Galleria

Inspired by: Simon on the Side

Inspired by: Country Living

Inspired by: Country Living

Inspired by: Simon on the Side and Apartment Therapy

You may have noticed how the color is used so differently in each room to make its own unique statement. It is paired with animal print, put on walls, used as an accent color with turquoise, and even to make bookshelves seem more inviting. So be inspired to find your own way to infuse your life with yellow.

That wraps up today’s yellow-fest. I hope it indeed brought you a little bit of sunshine to your day.

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