For year-round color, try your hand at growing ‘Blushing Belle’ flowering maple (Abutilon ‘Blushing Belle’). Expect these pretty plants to open flowers throughout the year when they receive bright light. ‘Blushing Belle’ has a compact form of 6 to 18 inches tall.
Narrow white floating shelves let books and games become part of the colorful decor in this girl's room. Paired with a white, child-sized table and brightly patterned wallpaper, it's a happy place to spend an afternoon.
Color is an easy way to add luxury to a room on a budget. These sea blue walls conjure a luxurious coastal feel you can add to any home, no matter how far you are from the beach, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
If you have a built-in niche or desk, or even a simple bookshelf, you can replicate this look from Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Tuck a low-profile chair, which you can find by shopping vintage or repurposing stores in person or online, under the desk. Then, create a timeless display on the shelves or desktop. Chinoiserie is all the rage right now and doesn’t have to be a splurge, because replicas are available at discount home goods stores or sites such as eBay, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
A round glass table is an ideal choice for small spaces because of its compact shape and its barely-there appearance. If you are looking for glassware, you often can find pieces at thrift shops run by charitable organizations for 50 cents or a dollar each, amassing a great collection for less than 10 dollars that is curated by you, says Michiel Perry, founder and curator of Black Southern Belle.
If you have to rent a venue, save money by picking a spot not in the heart of a city. Popular, in-demand venues tend to have higher rates. Nathan surprised Justin with an engagement party in downtown Franklin, TN – about 20 minutes south of Nashville – at Lillie Belle’s, a Queen Anne style Victorian home across the street from where they originally met.
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
To get the look of this high-end bar cart on a budget, start with a basic metal or wire shelving unit, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. Spray paint it your desired color. To add the lattice and bamboo trim, use a piece of vinyl diamond lattice, which you often see on outdoor decks and fences. Use bendable PVC pipe that is spray painted to match or in an accent color, for the trim.
This French country kitchen uses design details to decorate the space creating a clutter free and polished look. Distressed cabinets add a vintage touch against the updated countertop. The black details pop against the light palette.
A minimalist approach in this contemporary bathroom allows the stone treatment to shine. Blending the finish throughout the whole room creates a calm and cohesive feel. The cool surfaces are perfect for a bathroom design.
This living room is fit for a king with gold decor and accent pieces lining the walls and furniture. A light color palette is perfect for the spacious and sophisticated design. Gorgeous drapes and crisp white furniture create beautiful lines and an appealing setting.