When we kicked off this monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge in February with Kate Spade, I knew I was going to have fun with it — with fabulous designer themes each month, new projects for our home and doing it with such a talented and creatively inspiring group. I mean, how could it not be a blast?!
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This month we are pulling inspiration from Mr. Modern Mix himself — Eddie Ross! He flawlessly combines thrifted antique gems, with chic, classic pieces and then tops it off with a brilliant, modern spin. He style is fearless, fun and exceptionally inspiring! Not to mention, his signature “looks” can be achieved by incorporating frugal, second-hand finds in order to keep styling and accessorizing on budget.
Today I’m going to show you how I styled my Eddie Ross inspired space!
Pattern play, bright colors and FUN was what I aimed for and well… I just went for it. I decided to zhush up my thrifted dresser and turn it into an indoor bar, yet again! Remember my holiday bar last Christmas?
This time, I funked it up with lots of bright accessories, some fresh fruit, my gold barware and then…
I did this!
Yes—loud with leopard! I said I wanted to have fun, right?
I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to paint this piece of furniture or some of the detail on the doors, but I couldn’t decide on a color and didn’t want to go with black or white as my typical instincts told me to. I didn’t feel like playing it safe though either.
While, I decided to leave the outside alone, aside from sprucing up the hardware with this amazing stuff, and then added some leopard print wrapping paper to the drawer fronts and the back of the shelves. The small roll was $1.50 and I didn’t even use half of it!
And since I wanted to add some bright and cheery colors for summer, I opted to paint something else.
Not long ago, I laid eyes on this beauty of a mirror while perusing the aisles of Goodwill and knew I just had to have it. It wasn’t in great condition, so I needed to rescue it with a little paint.
Again, I pondered black or white, since I do love my neutrals, but ultimately decided on Watermelon. For a $10 Goodwill mirror, I decided it could be pink for awhile. It’s like the mirror was calling out to be painted a bright and bold color… I mean that detail…
After all, I am planning to continue to bring in pinks and oranges with fresh greens sprinkled throughout the house for summer. My typically neutral decor gets jazzed up a bit with each season or holiday. Plus, if we ever have a little girl, I think she would absolutely, without-a-doubt need this pink mirror in her room. Ha! What am I even saying?! We need to get through our upcoming move before we think about anymore little ones running around!!
I know…couldn’t help myself from going there. I mean… its a PINK mirror!
This tassel had me at he-llo!I mixed tons of thrifted finds with pieces I’ve picked up over time and had around the house. I have to admit, we have a pretty large pantry and I’ve taken over most of it with decor items, serving pieces and tableware and accessories. I’ve decided I love, like luuurve putting together tablescapes and since we turned our dining room into a playroom a couple years ago, my tableware and barware don’t see the light of day very often.
Our new house doesn’t have a very large space for dry goods, so I have a feeling my “stuff” is going to have to find a new home —-probably sharing a space with my
hoarder collection of frames and craft supplies! Hoping I get an “office” of some sort…right now my office & supply storage is in the 2nd guestroom. I’ve never shared any pics of this space, so I’m pretty sure you can assume how it looks 80% of the time!
I love how the animal print paper provides a bold backdrop to my glasses and bottles. The vintage green stemmed wine glasses were my grandmother’s. I’ve been looking for a place to be able to display them.
Not only do the cocktail glasses, liquor bottles, etc. look pretty against the paper, but this furniture piece is a great storage solution! Don’t you think?
Plus, I love having it set-up and ready to roll right off the front door in the living room. Easily accessible at that long-awaited time of the day!
After all, couldn’t the living room be my “mom cave” or “she shed? I think so. I love that you can keep the doors closed and then bust them open when company comes by or happy hour arrives. I can tame’r down if I need to, but let out the chic, summery party when the time is right!
Is there anywhere in your home you would go all Eddie-Ross-style? Where would you put a cocktail bar in your house? The bedroom? I’ve seen it done!
gold foil napkins
pineapple bottle stopper
mirror [thrifted, paint color here]
candlestick holders [Threshold from Target]
3D glass spike [Crate & Barrel ornament]
brass vase [thrifted]
green stems [Michaels]
gold geometric tray [thrifted]
animal print paper [Michaels]
monogram copper mugs
gold plaid glasses [Crate & Barrel]
polka dot glasses [HomeGoods, similar here]
vintage green wineglasses [my grandmother’s]
gold liquor bottle tags [HomeGoods]
pineapple dish towel [HomeGoods, similar here]
white gold bowl [Hobby Lobby]
And like I always say each month, you MUST go check out the rest of this fabulousness my friends have put together in their own homes — Eddie Ross inspiration galore! I’ve seen everyone’s sneak peeks on social media over the last few days and I’m dying to head over myself to see the rest! A huge THANK YOU to Jess from Domicile 37 for being the master mind behind all of this monthly fun!
I’ll be back on Thursday for this month’s Pretty Project Party and then I’ll be sharing more summer fun & inspiration very soon – yay!
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!