Friday, March 29, 2013

DIY Easter Garland

The kids and I got creative today and made Easter garland from plastic eggs and twine.  Easy as pie.  We hung it in my master bedroom.  


Here's how:

I applied a bit of tape to the end of a string of twine so it was easy to thread the twine through the plastic eggs. 

The eggs already had little holes in the tops and bottoms. 

Once the egg was threaded, I tied a little knot in the twine so that each egg would keep a bit of space between each other. 

You could also hang these vertically (e.g. from a doorway or hanging lamp). 

Simple and fun for the kids to partake in.

Happy almost Easter (if you celebrate). 


Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vivid Hue meets Parker Kennedy!

Where in the world has this month gone?  Earlier this month, I went to visit my sister Kurby in Atlanta and welcome my precious new little nephew into this world.   I came back from my five days in Atlanta with bunches of things to chat about and, before I could do that, my family jumped on a plane that very next weekend for another excursion. 

I've been playing catch up ever since!  And I haven't had a chance to share one of the best parts of my Atlanta trip.  (Aside from meeting my awesome nephew Townes, and spending time with my other adorable nephew Jude, and catching up with my sister and B-I-L). 

There was cool design-related stuff that we managed to fit into the mix during my visit too...

1.  I went to Scott's Antique Market for the first time ever.

2. I got to meet Lance and David of Parker Kennedy!

3. I also got to meet one of my blogger buddy soul mates, Dorothy Burke while at Scott's! 

4.  Did I mention that I met Lance and David in real live person??  (Promise, I'm not a stalker, ya'll).  PS- Unfortunately, David isn't pictured here. 

and Here's PROOF
Pictured My sister "kurby" (Brett), Dorothy Burke, Me, and Lance of Parker Kennedy

ok...everyone probably wonders what in the hay is the big deal about this.  But let me tell you that I absolutely adore everything about Parker Kennedy and if you read my blog, this should be very apparent.    Here was my first introduction to Parker Kennedy on Vivid Hue Home. 

(For those that need to be brought up to speed...take a minute out from reading to check this out:  You can see a snapshot of the fabulous finds they offer here.   And then if you missed their room in the Atlanta tour of homes, visit here . 

I was over the moon when I learned I would be visiting Atlanta during the exact same weekend as Scott's Antiques.  And even MORE thrilled when I found out that Dorothy Burke* would be manning the Parker Kennedy booth.  And then it was icing on the cake when I learned that Lance and David themselves were there too.  (*Dorothy is from the same part of Connecticut where I currently live and we have recently become friends when she befriended me via my blog over a post I wrote about the Parker Kennedy show house.  What a stitch.  So cool when you make awesome connections via the blogging world).

Take a peak at some of the kick arse stuff  Parker Kennedy had on hand the day I visited (be sure to read the very bottom  of this post for some secrets): 

  Lance and David were busy bees when I was there.  They were almost completely cleared out of inventory from selling so much and Lance had found some super cool finds at the market that day that he was having carried over to the booth.  These gentlemen are truly talented at selecting items with panache!  And it seems they will be needing to stock up on their inventory, because in the near future, they will be featured as Tastemakers on One Kings Lane!  Date is yet to be determined, but be on the look out for Parker Kennedy in the near future!  (Believe me, I will shout it from the roof tops!) 

And lastly, I knew there was a reason I fell in love with these fellas from the moment I laid eyes on their style.  I was leafing through photos for this post and recognized that I share their love of Palm Beach/ Hollywood Regency.  (Not like that just dawned on me).  But check out my master bedroom nightstand on the left.  And then the Parker Kennedy Scott's booth on the right.  We've both got the Pagoda Lamps and Lacquered Boxes and Yellow accents and vibrant color.  Ahh, yes, soul mates

PS- That small oil painting hanging in the back behind my blue lamp was a score from Scott's that day!

For more information on Parker Kennedy, please visit their facebook page here.  They are growing so fast ya'll, they are in the process of updating their website right now so it will be super chic and wonderful for us.   These are the most down to earth gentlemen you will meet. 

In Atlanta:
1. Parker Kennedy is a at Scott's in the South Building, Isle I-7
2. Visit their retail and designer showroom at 1227 Logan Circle (By Appt: (404) 431-8632)

They have multiple warehouses and locations. 

For those of you in North Carolina, you are in luck! 
3. Visit Cotswold Market Place (See Cotswold Facebook Page here).   
4. Visit Slate Interiors (Visit Slate facebook page here)

5.  Look for them as Tastemakers on One Kings Lane
6. Visit them at High Point Market (They accessorized the CR Laine  Showroom in the Fall 2012) 

Photo: Vintage bamboo dining chairs just in  at Parker Kennedy Living Atlanta

(pps) Dorothy, it was sooo great to meet you in person that day!  I just booked my resie for the Design Bloggers 2014 conference in ATL so see ya next March if not sooner. 

xoxoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Peeps in Jeeps


Thank you to Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs for sharing this image on their Happy Image of the Day today on their facebook page (see here).  I thought this was super humorous (and a great way to celebrate those nostalgic Twinkies). 

Happy *almost* Easter!  Do you have anything in store this weekend?

The kids and I decorated Easter eggs last weekend.  Here are the fruits of our labor. 

I have a few posts that I'm working on but haven't published yet so look for some new content soon...if only life would quit being so BUSY! 


Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HGTV's Emily Henderson Nighstand Styling Contest

Hi ya'll,

I need your vote.  For fun, I entered HGTV's Emily Henderson's Nightstand Styling Contest.    I would love if my Vivid Hue Homies (you) would click on this link and vote for me, please!    VOTING ENDS MONDAY MARCH 25th at MIDNIGHT so there is still time to vote. 

It turns out my little old nightstand has made it to the top 7 so far.  (Even with the picture appearing sideways on the site!)  I'd love to see how far I can go.  Your help is appreciated. 

Here's what my nightstand looks like.  (It may appear sideways on the site). 

Thanks all.   BTW, the winner will win a pair of Serena and Lily Nightstand tables of their choice.  I already have mine picked out! (Aqua Melrose Nesting Tables, Yummy!)  Check out details here

This is another one of those contests where I don't expect to win, but I want to see how far along I can get for the exposure.  Your vote would mean the world to me. 

Thanks so much!

Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Thursday, March 21, 2013

One Room Challenge Reveal

This is one of my favorite design events to follow online...The One Room Challenge. 

Linda from Calling It Home (formerly My Crafty Home Life) has created a semi-annual  event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy'ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish.  The catch is, they only have 6 weeks in which to completely re-do their room.  Each week, they reveal their progress for the room and present the final reveal on the 6th and final week. 

SPOILER ALERT:  I'm here to share the fun stuff with you all at once!  The reveal has already occurred and you will be amazed at the transformations these talented women have managed to pull off. 

(Check out the reveals from last year here). 

I have selected only a few to share with you here.  Remember, there are TWENTY in total, and you can find them all at the bottom of this post. 

Calling It Home, Formerly My Crafty Home Life
Linda is the master mind behind this magnificent challenge.  She decided to make over her entry way for this year's challenge.  This woman never ceases to amaze me!  The TOP picture is her AFTER and the lower picture is her before.  Can you believe the mirror and dresser were both found on Craigslist?  Yes, Linda is the queen of the craigslist finds.    She has also graciously hosted me on her site before as a guest blogger about Nantucket
You've got to check out the full set of before and after photos for this One Room Challenge (ORC) here


The Little Black Door

Elizabeth from The Little Black Door redid her little girls' shared bedroom.  I am in love with the lacquer navy chest she did.  And the pink ceiling.  And the patterned lampshades.  And the pink and white bedding.  Heck, to be honest, I want to move myself right into this little room.  It's absolutely FABULOUS!  One of my FAVES! 

You've got to see this entire room, here

Check out my guest post over one Little Black Door here

Pawleys Island Posh

Julia from Pawleys Island Posh redecorated her bedroom.  This girl deserves serious props for doing this challenge because she is in the midst of looking for a new house and will not be living in this house for very long.  So wanted to create a cozy and peaceful master bedroom for her and her husband without investing a lot in the permanent aspects.  You will be amazed at how she transformed her room and accessorized this place!

Love her blog and her ability to accessorize her interiors.  You gotta check out her transformation here


The Peak of Tres Chic

Talk about "Now you see it, now you don't..."  (or the opposite of that), Sam from The Peak of Tres Chic took a completely bare space in her home and created an office space.  You will be amazed at the details she added along the way.  Check out detailed shots of her office space here

The Pink Pagoda

Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda is multi-talented!  Her goal was to add more warmth to her breakfast nook (which looked super cool to me already!).  If you're not familiar with Jennifer already, she is an uber talented artist and even creates her own artwork and fabric.  In fact, check out her prints as they appear in Maria Barros' interior here.  (They're in the background framed in orange).  Happy and fun and they are showing up in designer's homes everywhere!  (In fact, you'll notice that Linda from Calling it Home used her items in her entry way for this ORC, see here). 

Check out Jennifer's ORC before and after photos here

Nicole Scott Designs

I love this ORC reveal because it's so dramatic.  Nicole from Nicole Scott Designs did this space for a client on a budget of $2,000.  Great job!  Check out more photos and also the fun refurbishing of furniture they did here

before - after


Cottage and Vine
Rene from Cottage and Vine transformed her son Tyler's the mark-ups on the before photo.  The after results are so crisp and clean!  You'll love checking out the way Rene has accessorized the rest of the room!  I'm wondering how long Tyler is going to keep it this way.  Check out more photos here

Everything LEB

Lindsay from Everything LEB lives in a rental place so her redecorating could not be too permanent.  She decided to majorly organize her kitchen.  You'll be amazed at the transformation.  One of my favorite things is the yellow painted drawer in the kitchen (yes, it's the little things).  But, how fun!

Check out more here.

Below is a complete list of bloggers that participated in the One Room Challenge. 
Simple Details

A huge hat's off for all of the hard work these ladies have put in over the last 6 weeks.  It's been great fun to watch things unfold (without actually doing the work myself)!

xoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sayanora Snow, Salute Spring

 Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring and I'm sitting here in Connecticut with snow on the ground.  That's right people.  I am not feeling one ounce of spring in the air.  Last week I was in 75 degree weather in Atlanta visiting Kurby and now this shiznit.  (Don't move to New England.  Ever)!
So I had to share some happy photos that I have collected from one of my newly discovered favorite sites, The Glam Pad, where Hollywood Regency meets Palm Beach.  I can guarantee you that you will find your happy place when you visit. 

Here are some of my favorite photos from recent posts there.  These put a smile on my face the second I laid eyes on them (starting with this fabulous pink and green kitchen in swimsuit designer Lily Maddock's Southampton house...check out more of this house here).   
 So sayonara snow!  Here's to Spring, Sandals and Margaritas! 



All photos courtesy of The Glam Pad.  
The Glam Padxoxoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home