8.09.2013

Creative Bits | 25: Tobi Fairley's Living Room Bar

I'm not sure why, but I've had party decor on the brain lately. Maybe it's because I've been loving the 30 Days of Garland series from Hank and Hunt, or maybe it's because my birthday's coming up this month, but I've been daydreaming about throwing a smashing party. So when I came across this fun and elegantly styled bar area from Tobi Fairley, I started planning an imaginary party with this look in mind. It's got so many little creative bits to it, making it perfect for this series! Take a look...

{photo source: Tobi Fairley}

Let's see, what do I love about this...

How about this mix of green throughout? Repeating similar colors really brings all the little objects in this area together. There are so. many. things, but it doesn't look too crowded or messy. (Now by the end of the party, that might be another story!). Even the lamp, the leaves on the flowers, the print, and the chair monogram play into this green theme. You could easily replicate this look with another color too.

Next, I feel like I say this every time I show off another pretty photo for this series but...bring in something fresh! Flowers, a plant, something alive, really brings a space to life.

And lastly, mix old and new. Let's say you have a more traditional piece you inherited from your grandparents that you love, but you're drawn to more modern styles too. Don't be afraid to put them together! It can really give some depth to your style, and in my experience, mixing traditional with modern can give a really warm, inviting feeling to a room.

You ready to throw a party too now?

A couple of announcements before I jet off this weekend:

  1. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a onesie from CSW designs. Yep, I'm going to keep reminding you until it closes on August 15th at midnight!
  2. I've got a really fun series coming up next week that I hope you'll love: 5 days of book page crafts! I've been prepping these guys all week, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun. You can use many of the things I'll show you as party decor too, so maybe that's part of my party-throwin' mindset these days!

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Creative Bits is a semi-regular series here on May Richer Fuller Be where I share little tips, tricks and simple do-it-yourself projects from other creative bloggers' minds. I figure if it makes me say, "wow," it's worth passing along to you! And remember, if you want to pin any images that don't belong to me, please click through and pin from the original source!

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