Colorful pillows can brighten up any room and a custom throw pillow featuring a photo of your pet is a fun way to feel as though he’s right there beside you, even if he’s in another room or has since passed on.
Shying away from descriptions of her personal design style as “eclectic,” a term she feels has become overused, Olaniyi defines her approach as, “edgy elegance with quirky undertones of bohemian, global and familial influences.” It’s a mouthful, but she lives up to it. One of the key elements in this mix are moments like this wooden bowl filled with black stones and decorated with small pictures of her grandmother, parents, brother and other members of the family. It’s a beautiful way to weave a family story into the decor, one of many that add depth and soul to this space.
Turn vivid images of favorite places into coasters or refrigerator magnets with a decoupage stone application. To make, print images on paper using a laser printer. Next, place them on top of small stone tiles, then secure them in place with decoupage glue added to the front and back. To protect the color from fading, use a spray sealer once the decoupage glue has dried.
Turn your summer memories into fall decor by creating leaves with your favorite photographs. Print the photos you want to use in black and white or sepia to give your photos a vintage feel. Shape wire into a few simple leaf veins, place the wire on the back of your photograph, and secure by gluing a blank piece of paper to the back. Make sure to cover all of the wire with paper.