Just a girl who loves to create beautiful spaces and help others create an environment that best expresses who they are. Here you will find a wide variety of interior design and decorating ideas. Anything from DIY projects to beautiful design ideas. I offer several services: Interior and holiday decorating, home staging, organizing, color consulting and vinyl decals and lettering. Click on the "SHOP FOR DECALS" tag and view a full line of pre-designed decals or I can design a custom one for you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentine Class now scheduled!

The first class this year will be a Valentine class. It is a cute subway art sign. The sign is 12x24"H. The class will be $30. It will be held on Monday, Feb. 1st at 11am. We will do a potluck lunch again as well so if you would like to, please bring something to share. We will do double duty on this board! On the backside I think we will do an Easter design when Easter comes around!

Please pay the class fee to sign up and hold your spot at PAYPAL. My account is designbykelli@gmail.com!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall decorating!

The air is turning a bit more crisp and the leaves are beginning to change!  YAY FALL!
Time to pull out the sweaters and warms, cozy blankets and autumnize your surroundings.
I am such a huge "sensory" person so when the seasons change, the smells, sounds and sights change around my house as well.  

Start with a fall candle, wax melt or plug in. Scent has such an impact on your mood.  I never thought my husband noticed some of these things but after being gone for a bit, he came home to all of the fall scents at home and instantly said, "I can't wait for the fall parties!".  Love it!
One of my favorites is the pumpkin scents from Bath and Body Works. (Not promoting for them. Just my own opinion.)

If you have a large or even small surface in your entry, it's the perfect place to decorate for fall.  Grab anything orange, brown, green, deep yellow or red.  Once the leaves fall, grab some of those too! Use things that are difference shapes and sizes.  Play with it a bit and group things in odd numbers. You'll be surprised how things pull together.  Of course, you can always contact me for some fall decor items! :) But be creative!  Bring in things from outside, old windows, tins, etc.
vinyl decals, entry decor, fall
Mums and cabbage!
It doesn't take much to bring a little Fall home.  A few carefully placed mums and cabbages make a huge impact and are beautiful. Don't throw out all of your summer flowers.  As long as a freeze doesn't sneak up on you, just edit the sad looking plants and replace them with the mums and cabbages.  This will keep the budget low and you will have a full planter for several more weeks!
Once the summer plantings start to die back, just replace them with pumpkins and gourds!

Here are some pictures of my porches.  Not overkill {for now}. Just a touch of fall for Sept.  I change everything out for Halloween and again for Thanksgiving so I ease into it. :)
plants, entry

plants, fall, entry, porch
A great transition tip!
Fall foliage can be used thru Thanksgiving. If you are careful, you can add faux fall foliage to your live plants and add to it through the fall holidays.  Just do not over do it and use plants that look semi real.  Nothing is tackier than those ugly plastic plants!  Just blend them into the real foliage and viola! Instant beauty! 

Not just the foliage but decorative items can be used all season long. You can change out things here and there for Halloween and Thanksgiving without having to change everything! Keep the base of your decorative items neutral. For instance, table runners, garland, etc. 

porch, plants

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall home decor class!

Where have I been you say?  LIFE TOOK ME AWAY for awhile but I'm back!

It's time for those fun classes again!  In just 2 week I will be hosting the class for this cute Autumn chalboard sign.  It is about 20x14 and the wood color is either a distressed white or gray/tan.  The cost of the class is just $32.

Let me know if you want to attend the class and/or be on the email list!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Home decor classes~

If you are not on the email list and are interested in my home decor craft classes sign up now!  I am just finishing my remodel so I will be back into the swing of things asap! :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Vinyl Decal Designs!

Are you gearing up for Easter?  Here are some great designs that can be used to decorate anything from windows, wood plaques, chargers to Easter baskets!  Be creative and have fun~

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seahawk fever!

Love my Seahawks!!! We are Super Bowl bound!

Seattle is the best place to be this time of year!  There is blue and green EVERYWHERE! Seattle love's their Hawks!  I may or may not have the FEVER!

Just a little somethin' I made for myself. Yes, I made some vinyl decals to dress up these puppies!  A little glue, glitter and Shelac and BAM!   (Tutorial Below)

So you want to make your own glitter shoes?  Here's how. (Smooth material works best.)

-If you are going to apply a decal to your shoe, make sure it is exterior grade vinyl. (AND I can help you that! :)   

-Clean the surface of the shoe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue or dirt. (Just the area where you will be applying the vinyl.) Next, apply your decal.

Time to add the bling!

-Grab some EXTERIOR Modge Podge and apply it with a small paint brush. Work with ONE area at a time.  If you are doing multiple colors it is best to work with one color at a time so that your colors don't get mixed.  I used 2 different sized brushes.  A really fine one to go around the decals and a larger one for the open areas. Take care not to get glue on the decal.  If you do just wipe it of with a Q-tip.  Don't fret if you find glitter stuck to the decal, you can carefully scrape it off with your nail.  DO NOT apply your decal on top of the glitter.  IT WON'T STICK!

-Once you apply your glue, sprinkle your glitter over the area.  BE SURE YOU HAVE A PAPER TO CATCH THE EXTRA GLITTER. (This way you can pour the excess glitter back in the jar to use again.)

-Move to the next area that will be the same color and repeat.  Do this until you have completed all of the areas that you want to cover with your first color. 

-Repeat with each color.

-Let the Modge Podge dry overnight and seal it the next day with shellac.

Viola!  Custom glitter shoes!