Music Showcase:: Set Design

I work at a music company here in Nashville. With my job, I occasionally get to do a little set designing. Last week one of our artists came to the office to play and perform some of their music from their upcoming project to our staff.
We have a large room where these type showcases take place, but when it comes to decor, it’s pretty bare. That’s where some set designing comes into place.

We wanted to create two different sets on stage. One side being for interview and the other for performance.

I don’t have a before picture of the stage, other than this ‘in progress’ photo.
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I apologize in advance, these pictures aren’t great, I forgot my camera so these were just taken with my iPhone.Here’s a shot of the full stage.

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Here’s a close up of the right side of the stage that was set up for Q&A.; I found a lot of random frames at Goodwill and spray painted them white and off white and hung some of them from a shutter divider with jute string.
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I hung mason jars on the left side of the stage also with jute string and placed votives inside (we aren’t allowed to have real candles, so these were the fake battery operated blinking ones).
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We also brought down some furniture to put at the front of the room for people to sit on and styled the side table and coffee table with some old books, vintage items, etc.
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I also organized a dessert table outside the room for people to pick up some treats on the way into the event. We got cupcakes from The Cupcake Collection, which by the way if you live in the Nashville area, I would highly recommend them. They were delicious and very reasonably priced.

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I’ll be posting next week about a lot of the decor and details.
I also made some lemonade and got some mason jars to use as glasses to make it a little more fun.
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So what do you think?I’m also working on a few set designs for our video room at work. Can’t wait to show you guys!

Linking up to Shabby Nest & Shabby Creek Cottage.

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Wednesday Inspiration:: Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. With Thanksgiving comes time with friends & family, good conversations and of course food! It’s a time to count your blessings and be thankful for everything you’ve been given.Thanksgiving is also a good excuse to go all out when it comes to decorating your dinner table.

I’ve rounded up some incredible tablescapes with some easy diy touches that you can incorporate into your own dinner table for Thanksgiving.

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I love the burlap pumpkins, doily placecards and silverware wrappers used for this tablescape.

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I love the rustic feel of this table. The tiny pumpkins are such a cute addition to the place settings.

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If the weather is nice, consider eating outside. You can mix and match chairs and use a lot of the elements already outdoors to incorporate into your decor.

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Love the use of pinecones and green vintage dishes on this table. Tying a tag to an apple stem is such a simple and different idea for placecards.

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I love the monochromatic color scheme and simplicity of this table.

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And this tablescape is amazing. So many personal touches. I love the coffee filter chair decorations and the placecards held by little pieces of wood.

So what are your plans for your Thanksgiving table? Do you usually go all out or stay simple when it comes to your table decor?

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Take a Peek:: Home of Dream Book Design

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I’m winding down the Take a Peek series, just like the Old 2 Newseries. I have a lot of fun ideas & projects coming up for the blog and thought it was time to end these two weekly series.

If I come across a gorgeous home though, I of course will share it with you guys. Don’t worry!

But, just like we went out with a bang with Friday’s amazing Old 2 New transformation, I have an amazing home to show you guys for the last Take a Peek home tour.

Adrianne, over at Dream Book Design, and her husband bought their 1952 ranch home in April of 2009 and have been slowing renovating it. I first came across this gorgeous home when it was featured on Southern Hospitality not too long ago. I love love loved it and asked Adrianne if I could showcase her home to my readers too!

I love all the fun vintage and eclectic touches they’ve added to their home. With that said, let’s get the tour started!

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I love so many things about their kitchen, in particular, the brick wall they installed.

{Dining Room}
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This room is to die for. Isn’t their card catalog buffet gorgeous? And I love the eclectic mix of furniture.

{Family Room}
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{Laundry Room}
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If my laundry room looked this cute, I think I would enjoy doing laundry more :) (maybe not, but a girl can dream right?)

{Master Bedroom}
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Um, how stinking cute are her teapot side lamps!

{Office}

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Love the stripes in their office as well.

Well, I hope you enjoyed taking a tour through Adrianne’s home as much as I did. It’s always fun to take peek inside other people’s homes and get ideas for your own. This whole series has made me really excited about moving to a new place (maybe not the physically moving part) and getting to start over with decorating.

Definitely want to incorporate some of the ideas I’m come across in some of these homes!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m getting excited about the holidays coming up! Only 9 days until Thanksgiving :)

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Old 2 New:: Goodwill Table Turned Ottoman

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Well friends, I’m winding down my Old 2 New series.  This will be the last Old 2 Newpost for a while. I might do one every now and then when I come across a great project, but I won’t be posting one every Friday from here on out.But, I wanted to go out with a bang, so today I have an incredible diy project from Julie who blogs over at  Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss.

Julie found this table at her local Goodwill and decided to transform it into an tufted ottoman.
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She added some paint, glaze & a little distressing to the base.
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The main part of the ottoman is made up of dense foam, 1 inch batting and particle board and she used a drop cloth for her fabric.
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I’ve seen a lot of people starting to use drop cloth in their diy projects. I love the look of it and it’s extremely affordable.

Here’s her final product.
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Incredible right? I told her that this makes me want to make my own tufted ottoman out of a coffee table! And for kicks, here’s another shot of it.
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Julie has a great step by step tutorial on exactly how she created each part of the ottoman over on her blog. Be sure to check it out and tell her I sent you :)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series. I’m hoping to have some of my own Old 2 New projects to show you in the near future!

What has been your favorite Old 2 New transformation?

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Wednesday Inspiration:: Rustic Spaces

I have a thing for the rustic. If you follow me on Pinterest, that’s probably pretty obvious.

I love old wood. I especially love the use of old wood in homes. It instantly makes the room feel so warm and cozy. And its chippy-ness look is pretty great too.
Just look at some of these gorgeous rustic spaces

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Doesn’t this room just make you want to crawl into bed with a good book all bundled under the covers?


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The colors used for the wood on this wall are so light & airy. If you’re afraid that wood will make a room too dark, these colors would be a great option for helping keep the room bright.


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Love the stone/wood combination in this bathroom.


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And speaking of bathrooms, this bathroom has so much character and charm. The wood used on the walls and the accessories create a space that could tell a story. 


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One word: inviting.

This room looks like it could come off the pages of a fairytale. So dreamy.So, what about you? Are you into the rustic look?

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