Better Homes & Gardens Mag: 50 Ideas Under $50


Thanks so much to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine for including me in the "dream team" of designers, stylists & bloggers rounded up for their "50 Super Stylish Ideas Under $50" article in this month's issue.  (Some of my favorite people were included in the experts, including my friend Liz Levin)  

In the issue there are so many great ideas for style on a budget.  On the cover (above) I love the stenciled pillows the team at Better Homes & Gardens (Including stylist Jessica Thomas who did our BHG Christmas story a while back ) did using one of my ideas.   Royaldesignstudio.com is where I found the stencil for my living room wall & they really do have a beautiful selection of stencils.

A little while back I used a variation of  another one of my BHG ideas in my house.  I found a cheapie picture frame tray at Target...


(The only kind of DIY projects I truly anjoy are the ones that take under 10 minutes ;)

 ...I took out the pictures of other people's cute kids and folded up a vintage piece of fabric I had lying around & put it inside...




...And now it's a tray on my living room coffee table:




I can switch it out whenever I feel like it & it's a great place to get to enjoy all vintage fabrics & wallpapers I've picked up. 

To read all of the ideas, check out the July issue on news stands now.  To read some of the ideas that wouldn't fit into the magazine article, check out this online slideshow/ article at BHG.com.  I am completely head-over-heels- in-love with the vignette they created using homemade botanicals: 



Have a great day & enjoy!!


xoxo, Lauren

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17 comments:

Erin Elizabeth said...

Congrats Lauren!! That is so awesome!

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

Congratulations! I love your tray idea - very creative (and quick as you say :)) but also that it can be changed out often...I like that kind of versatility! Off to BHG to check out more!

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Diane said...

Love that tray idea and congrats on being chosen.

kayce hughes said...

So exciting. They have great taste!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

I just bought the new issue of BHG! You have some very cleaver ideas!

Kristy
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Acquired Objects said...

My ferns tips are now toast, I'm going to frame them great idea! Time to go out and buy the new issue of BHG.

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under spanish moss said...

Dear Lauren,
Yippie! We love your idea in BHG! we are so excited for you and loved seeing your name... we feel like we knew the star being featured (sounds dorky)! Hope your fourth was wonderful!

XO,
Renee and Angela

classic • casual • home said...

I saw your comments in BHG and loved It. And I can totally relate to a DIY project needing to be quick! I did a similar thing with a folder organizer where I put a blue ikat fabric in the place for photos....now it goes with my office decor. Keep up the great work!

Carla Aston said...

Great idea and congratulations on the publication!

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Luke and Hailie Girl said...

congrats! and I LOVE that vignette with the botanicals as well..the whole thing is gorgeous

Life of Style said...

Congratulations! I love the tray, wonderful idea!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Congrat's on being chosen for the article! I saw the article and was thinking about trying a few of them myself. I have to say that, like you, if it takes too much time, has too many instructions, or too many steps, forget it!
Continued success!,
Barbara

Mary said...

I saw this! Can't wait for your design house to be in BHG. Congrats!

Cecilia said...

Was reading BHG on the beach yesterday, and saw your ideas amongst other popular bloggers and designers...but love that here on Pure Style Home you can share visuals and a more detailed example.

Erica said...

I love your tray idea, very creative!

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Jessica / Olivia Grayson Interiors said...

Congrats on the feature!!! The tray idea is genius!

Stacy said...

I am looking for the tray at Target and Target.com and can't find it! It is perfect for what I need. Can you help me with the description or anything?? Beautiful home!

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