10/21/14

{Typeface Tuesday} 8 Romantic Script Fonts


If you're a regular reader of Design Fixation, you may have noticed that I'm a total script font fanatic. I can't get enough of them. And there are some beautifully romantic, almost poetic typefaces floating around that I've been dying to share with you. Below are eight of my favorites. Underneath there are links to the sources so you can download them yourself. Some are free, and some are not (but totally worth the money). Enjoy!






10/20/14

Geometric Color Blocking Inspiration








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As evidenced by my previous post, I'm completely obsessed with these bright, geometric, color blocked kinds of designs. They've been inspiring me to do all kinds of fun DIY projects (one of which was my rock). Above are six of my faves. 



10/18/14

Color Block Your Rocks





I picked up this smooth, oval shaped rock from a beautiful beach in Marblehead, Massachusetts that we go to pretty often in the summer - and it was just begging to be transformed. I've been inspired by these bright, geometric, color blocked sort of designs that have been all over the interwebs lately. So I went for it! 

There's not much to the tutorial; make sure your rock is clean, and use acrylic craft paints to create any design that suits your fancy. I did three coats on mine, but you could probably get away with two depending on the original rock color. And I used a cookie cutter in the shape of a tree to hold it up while it dried. Hey, you have to make due with what you have! DIY'ing at its best. I like these rocks too... so pretty.



10/16/14

10 Elegant Fall Decorating Ideas


Unlike almost every other human on earth, I'm not the biggest fan of fall. The main reason is because it means that winter is sure to follow and I very much dislike winter after maybe the third week of it. But I also get a little sick of all the hideous, over-the-top decorations that people fills their yards and homes with during the month of October. Now don't get me wrong, I love seasonal decor... but only when done in an elegant, understated and tasteful way. Like these gorgeous ideas:










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So, what do you think? I've already put some branches in a vase, and next on my list is the metallic painted pumpkin vase. And if you're in the mood for even more autumnal inspiration, head over here.



10/14/14

{Typeface Tuesday} Washington Post Article


I'm enjoying the Washington Post's attention to typography in the layout above... using baking ingredients to spell out the title of an article about baking. Love it! Head over to Post Typography for more info.

And for lots more food-related typography inspiration, head over here.

xo,
Faith
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10/13/14

Triangles, Triangles Everywhere










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I've had a bit of an obsession with triangles for a while, actually for a really long time, and they've become even more popular lately. Here is some of my recent inspiration. I'm loving the second image, the triangle layout... much more creative than a typical grid design. But maybe that's the design nerd speaking.

xo,
Faith
{Design Fixation}

10/11/14

A Plaid Fixation








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I used to hate plaid. But that was before. And now I'm in love with it. Fixated, even. These days, plaid goes beyond the usual dark green and black camp blankets that I used to associate with the word... now I'm seeing it in all shapes and colors all over the internet. Isn't that first image just phenomenal? An expert mix of patterns.

If stripes are more your thing, check this out. 

xo,
Faith
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10/9/14

Find Out How I Make My Custom Cornhole Boards


Some of you probably already know that I sell custom monogrammed cornhole sets on Etsy... and if you didn't know that, well, it's true. A little random, I know... but it's so much fun to put on my painting pants (literally) and get my hands dirty once in a while.

And since I'm totally obsessed with the new(ish) app from Instagram called Hyperlapse, I thought it only made sense to make a time lapse video of the creative process behind my cornhole boards. Check it out above. And below is an example of the finished product. If you'd like more info or to purchase a set of your own, head over here to my Etsy shop.


xo,
Faith
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10/7/14

{Typeface Tuesday} October on Instagram



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On this first Typeface Tuesday of the new month, I thought I'd share a couple of fun type treatments that I found while browsing Instagram. Here's hoping that October is as colorful as the images above!

xo, Faith {Design Fixation}

10/5/14

Industrial Rustic Decor Inspiration







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There's something interesting about a room with clashing styles. In theory, an industrial space with rustic touches sounds like it could be a strange combination. But in reality, if executed properly, it can be stunning. Case in point above. Six of my favorite examples.

If you liked these spaces, you might also like these.

xo,
Faith
{Design Fixation}
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