Design Fixation

8/2/15

Navy Blue Bedrooms With Pops of Orange






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What do we think of this color combination for a bedroom? I think I like it... classic navy with a citrusy twist of orange. I'm loving those dark blue walls, so cozy. 



7/30/15

DIY Geometric Solar Lights


Recently I made a set of geometric solar lights using a metal radiator cover... head over to Curbly to check out my full tutorial. They're super easy to make. And they've been quite a hit on our new porch!



7/28/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Facts About Fonts


Here's a fun font fact: people with dyslexia are better off reading text set in Helvetica rather than something like Comic Sans (well, we probably all are... but that's another story). Helvetica, along with Courier, Arial and Verdana, all have distinct letter spacing making it easier for dyslexic readers to differentiate between characters. Read more about this and other fascinating font facts over on the Creative Market blog. 



7/26/15

7 Fabulous Summer Party Ideas

Learn how to make these pretty disposable gold rimmed plates here.

Plain ice cubes are out, fruity ones are in. Read more at Le Zoe Musings.

Who needs bowls when you can serve fruit salad in ice cream cones? Via Leslie Reese.

A super simple centerpiece. Get the how-to at Style Me Pretty.

Place single buds in small vases and collect them on a tray. Found here.

Mini cheesecake bites. Yum. Get the recipe here.

Don't use plain old plasticware when you could use these.



7/23/15

7 Gorgeous DIYs For Your Home



Get the tutorial for this minimal geometric clock at Hello Lidy.

This is one of my projects for DIYs.com, actually :) 
Get the tutorial for my clothespin scarf holder here.

Find out how to make this wood and copper ladder at The Crafted Life.

DIY Candy shows us how to make this colorful kilim-inspired basket here.

Make this modern planter using Tell Love and Chocolate's instructions.

...Etc teaches us how to dip dye placemats here.

Find out how to make this gorgeous stitched pillow over at Fall For DIY.



7/21/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Watercolor Quote


There isn't much I don't like about this Instagram photo... the quote (Hemingway), the colors, the oyster shells, and of course the lettering. Isn't it a pretty style? Follow Fat Orange Cat Studio on Instagram here. 



7/19/15

Unique Business Card Designs






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As a designer, I'm constantly questioning my business cards because I feel like they have to give the perfect first impression of my work. So I'm always intrigued by what other people do with their card designs. Above are a couple of gorgeous, unique ideas that I've run across recently.



7/17/15

Pinterest Picks of the Week








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I've been so busy unpacking boxes in our new house that I've barely had time to browse Pinterest! Just kidding, I've carved out a bit of time for my favorite website ;) Above are seven rooms that I just can't get enough of this week.



7/14/15

Typeface Tuesday /// Colorful Street Art


Loving this #FontSunday submission by @cecile_cuddihy on Twitter. Street art and typography all in one... my dream come true! Check out other #fontsunday submissions here.



7/13/15

Color Crush: Mint Green








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It's no secret that I've been slightly obsessed with mint green for a while now... but it's taken on a new intensity since I decided to paint a room or two in my new house some shade of mint. Are you a fan of it? Would you paint a room mint? Would you wear a mint shirt?



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