Here we are at week 28 of 52 for the weekly photo challenge. Last Sunday we got to hang out at the beach with friends and family and I got to take a few photos with my iPhone. My camera was nicely packed in my bag waiting to come out to play, however, my busy brain forgot to charge the battery. Yikes! Luckily, my iPhone was there to capture a few precious beach moments. These kids are definitely beach kids, and I right there with them, watching from under the umbrella.
Oh, those pretty gallery walls. Have you tried styling one at your house before? Sounds like an easy and fun weekend project to tackle, right? You just need a hammer, nails, measuring tape, patience, and more patience. Soon enough that patience turns into frustration, too many holes on the wall, re-measuring, and then the words: -“What the heck was I thinking”. Gallery walls can certainly be a daunting task. But in my crazy designer mind, I also think that this design challenge can be fun because there are so many ways to go about it. So today I am showing you 4 gallery wall tips on how I styled this cute little desk area for a kid’s room in less than 10 minutes.
1:: Choose art prints that compliment each other
In this case, I chose art prints with colorful pops that worked well together. If the art prints look good laying on a table together, they will sure look good on the wall. Perhaps even better on the wall.
2:: Choose matching frames
To make it easy, I chose two matching white frames. You can’t go wrong when the frames all match. And in this case, I chose the white one we carry in stock because of the desk we were working with.
3:: Create an unexpected layout
I chose to stack the two white frames up for a very casual look. Measuring tape? What measuring tape? For this simple layout, I didn’t even have to use a measuring tape. I also decided to add two unframed prints to the space to make this gallery wall really fun. I used colored-tape to create a look that is easy to make, kinda funky, and easy to update when we want to.
4:: Add a surprising element
And then, to finish this gallery wall look, I sprinkled some gold wall decal dots on the wall. I just placed each gold dot randomly around the art until I thought we had enough. Oh, and that black chalk wall is just a bonus element for ANY room. You should give it a try!
Do you have back-to-school projects on your mind yet?
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Alex’s triathlon competition took us all the way to Colonial beach, a rocky beach near a State park where we go camping with friends and family every year. Bike rides, s’mores, and tick bites were all in order. It’s such a fun and easy trip to enjoy with the kids. Their favorite part, or mine, is to hunt for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. This year we found seven! Here is a bit of our camping photography for my weekly photo challenge.
Inspired by an afternoon at a Carnival, these two art prints for the Summer collection make me think of sticky hands, lots of laughter, a cool breeze trying to disguise the Summer heat, and the sweet taste of chocolate sprinkles.
All new art prints are available in both paper print or canvas reproductions. Paper prints come in 8″x10″ and 16″x20″ framed or unframed as well as 24″x36″ unframed. Canvasses are available in 10″x10″ and 20″x20″ and come ready to hang.
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Here are some weekend moments for my weekly photo challenge. Can’t believe it’s already week #25 of this challenge. All photos from last week were taken with my phone and edited with Afterlight.
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Have you seen our collection of fruit décor? From pineapple to apple, to strawberry and more, we have all the fruit you need to create a beautiful fruit salad on your wall. All fruit art prints are available as 8×10, 16×20 and 24×36 inches. Would you like to get your hands on one of these fun art prints?
We are hosting an art print giveaway this week on Instagram. The winner will take home 2 fruit art prints of their choice in the size 8×10″. To participate in this giveaway, visit Trendy Peas on Instagram, like this post, and tag a friend. Giveaway ends this Sunday 6/25. Good luck!
Because Summer time means more time in the water than out of it. Here are last week’s water portraits for week #24. I hope you are having a terrific Summer.
Most of the times I wear the mom hat, a few times the unpleasant referee hat, sometimes the very likable designer hat, and in a few instances the party planner hat. I will most certainly not take any credit for this beautiful celebration my sisters planned for both their Swedish husbands’ 40th birthday. But I can say that I was there giving one too many opinions and snapping a few pictures before the sunset. With a high percentage of rain in the forecast, we crossed our fingers and hoped for a beautiful afternoon to enjoy with good friends, family, and good food.
This garden party took place a few weeks ago. This duo birthday party was celebrated following the wonderful Midsummer Swedish tradition. We decorated the backyard with garland lights, white linens, flowers, a traditional Swedish maypole, and a few Swedish flags sprinkled here and there.
Midsummer is an occasion for large gatherings in Sweden. Friends and family gather for the most typical Swedish tradition of all. This celebration was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with the hope for a good harvest the coming fall/autumn. Swedes dance around a decorated midsummer pole while listening to traditional folk songs known to all.
I wish I had taken more pictures of the festivities as the night got darker so I could record how truly amazing this celebration was in more details. My brothers (in-law) were so happy to celebrate with friends that flew in from Sweden, Peru, Brazil, and their local friends we get to see every day. Heck, I say we make this a yearly traditional so we get to taste a little bit of Sweden again and again.
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We tackled some new wallpaper photography last week and here is what we have to share. The new Seeing Stars wallpaper design in gray + the gorgeous Hive pattern installed in a kids’ room. All modern, a bit monochromatic and just timeless.
Trendy Peas’ new wallpaper is a revolutionary self-adhesive fabric based medium that does not require pasting and can be used in place of the traditional wallpaper. It can be applied to any non-porous flat surface including walls, doors, and windows. Our paste free wallpaper does not leave residue behind and does not require expert installation, repair or removal. Its low tack, repositionable adhesive backing makes wall covering so easy to install that you won’t need to pay for a professional to do it for you, saving time and money.
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