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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Annie Selke. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Every year I get excited about summer. My favorite part is being able to enjoy outdoor activities with the family, and also spend more time on our patio, sitting down with fresh squeezed juice while my toddler plays in his mini pool. It’s so peaceful!

When ANNIE SELKE invited me to help spread the word about their new Palm Springs Summer Collection, an exploration of Palm Springs style and happy, bright pops of color, I knew that their products would be the ideal accessories for my home and patio!

I was really happy reading more about the Annie Selke Companies. Their philosophy and goals resonate deeply with me. I appreciate the fact that they are committed to customer satisfaction, employee well-being, and the world, making ethical and socially responsible choices and decisions. Plus the products are beautiful, the perfect timeless lifestyle products that celebrate creativity, color and happiness.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

 

This is how my patio looks this summer, doesn’t it make you smile? I selected a few items from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Collection for this space. First, a COLORFUL RUG that is fun and functional. It’s now the perfect place to sit and read magazines while my toddler is playing on the patio. I got PILLOWS too, which are now my new obsession, the prints are simple, timeless and the quality of the textiles is truly amazing. I have been wanting to get a STORAGE HAMPER for a long time, this one is perfect to store the outdoor pillows next to the patio door every night. Other things I’m excited to have from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Catalog are two of their vibrant and ULTRA SOFT TOWELS, the colors are just fantastic!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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I invite you to sign up to receive your Annie Selke Palm Springs Catalog or take a peek at the digital version here! Truly, this catalog is such an inspiration for my lifestyle and home decor goals.

If you are thinking that your home needs more color, Annie Selke’s Summer 2017 Palm Springs collection is just what you need! Sign up for Annie Selke e-mails to RECEIVE 15% OFF your first purchase. Happy decorating!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Annie Selke . The opinions and text are all mine.

How to Paint Perfect Polka Dots

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A few months ago, I got together with some friends to make some kitchen helper step up for the kids using a tutorial my friend found on Pinterest. It was such a fun project, but it ended up being more challenging that we thought. It took us a few weeks to finish it, and when it was ready, I was too tired to paint it.

This week finally made some time to add some color to this step up and it looks better than ever.

I used a trick to make perfect polka dots using some decorative wall decals that I found on Amazon. You can use the same technique to paint walls, and even make interesting shapes using different wall decal designs!

Check out how I paint the polka dots in the video tutorial below:

MATERIAL:

How to Paint Perfect Polka Dots | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Prepare your surface. Sand and clean your piece of furniture so it’s ready for painting.
  2. Apply the first layer of paint. This will be the color of your polka dots.
  3. Add the polka dots decorative wall decals all over your piece of furniture.
  4. Apply a second layer of paint. This will be the color of your whole piece of furniture. Let the paint dry for a few hours.
  5. Now the magic happens! Remove the wall decals carefully. Now you have awesome polka dots all over the place!

How to Display Colorful Items Inside of an Armoire

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Not being able to paint your walls shouldn’t restrict you from creating a personalized and colorful space. Check out 3 ways to create an interesting effect in your space displaying knick knacks inside shelves, cabinets and armoires.

I have been a renter for the last couple of years. In our last two apartments I couldn’t paint the walls. That was really frustrating for someone like me that craves color so much.

The inability to personalize my space pushed me to look for creative ideas to display color around the house. I used textiles to cover the sofas, bought lots pillows, added removable vinyls and displayed knick knacks on top of a credenza I had behind the dining room table and inside the kitchen cabinets.

Not being able to paint your walls shouldn't restrict you from creating a personalized and colorful space. Check out 3 ways to create an interesting effect in your space displaying knick knacks inside shelves, cabinets and armoires. | LiveColorful.com

 

One piece of furniture that I have always wanted to have in my home, is an armoire. Armoires are basically a wardrobe or movable cabinet, typically ornate or antique. They are a beautiful and unique piece of furniture that tends to catch the attention because they look so interesting and powerful. Armoires were made to store clothes in the bedroom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them somewhere else. They work great as kitchen cabinets or storage in the living room.

Chairish shared with me their amazing vintage furniture collection, and I couldn’t love the armoires more. I picked some of my favorites to share with you and how you can creatively display color in your home using a similar piece of furniture. It’s such a simple technique with a happy effect.

 

1. Get color inspired.

You need to start by looking around your home and checking out what colors are predominant in your space. Let’s say that you bought some beautiful navy blue pillows. Inspired by that, pick decorative elements to display inside your armoire. You don’t need to match everything with your color inspiration. The elements can have one, two and even more colors in it, just make sure your color inspiration is one of those accent colors.

Not being able to paint your walls shouldn't restrict you from creating a personalized and colorful space. Check out 3 ways to create an interesting effect in your space displaying knick knacks inside shelves, cabinets and armoires. | LiveColorful.com

 

 

2. Create a gradient effect.

Similar to the option #1, pick one color you love. To display the knick knacks, go from the darkest shade to the lightest or vice versa. You can do it layer by layer, from the top to the bottom. Another interesting way to use the gradient effect is adding small elements in a gradient order in the same line.

Not being able to paint your walls shouldn't restrict you from creating a personalized and colorful space. Check out 3 ways to create an interesting effect in your space displaying knick knacks inside shelves, cabinets and armoires. | LiveColorful.com

 

3. Rainbow power.

For color lovers the most fun way to display color is by adding lots of color. The best part is that you don’t need to be careful with the colors in the elements you pick to display, just try to maintain the style (modern, rustic, vintage) so everything looks somewhat coordinated.

Not being able to paint your walls shouldn't restrict you from creating a personalized and colorful space. Check out 3 ways to create an interesting effect in your space displaying knick knacks inside shelves, cabinets and armoires. | LiveColorful.com

Images credit: All collages were created by Elba Valverde using the beautiful products from Chairish. You can check out their armoire collection here and decorative accessories here. 

 

I hope these three ideas inspire you to start collecting interesting items and displaying them colorfully inside an armoire, shelves, credenza or kitchen cabinets in your home. These tricks are so simple and easy, a great options for renters or people that want that burst of color without the trouble of painting a whole wall.