These were my entries for the Redecorate Polyvore’s HQ Contest. 🙂 Which style do you prefer for the workplace/office?
I like the sound of chalk tapping on an old-school chalkboard. It makes me think of pre-school/kindergarten/elementary school. I think an entire chalkboard wall could be a fun thing to have in an office to make it seem a little more playful, or maybe as a stove backsplash where you can jot down recipes and grocery lists.
These are a couple of sets I designed for Polyvore’s Chalkboard Décor Contest.
I think my favorite item would have to be that chalkboard pig statue in the first set. It’s just so darn cute.
What do you think of chalkboard-inspired home décor?
I remember wanting a canopy bed when I was younger. Perhaps because I shared a bedroom with two sisters and wanted my own closed-off little cocoon.
I made these sets for Polyvore’s Canopy Beds Contest — a minimalist/modern feminine style, and an earthy masculine style.
What do you think of canopy beds? Have you ever had the pleasure of having one?
If you’re like me and are absolutely repulsed by the smell of cigarettes or cigarette smoke, then the thought of a tobacco-scented candle might sound like a terrible idea. But I was pleasantly surprised by this particular candle.
I’ve been hearing raves about tobacco-scented candles for a while, so I was curious. I know that Paddywax and Pommes Frites Candle Co. make some popular ones, but I decided on this particular candle because of the honey flower and amber notes; I enjoy sweet fragrances, and I figured that if I didn’t like the tobacco smell, I may still find the candle tolerable if it had other notes that I knew I enjoyed. This one is from Rosy Rings. I found it on Amazon for around $17.00, but they do have their own website as well.
According to Rosy Rings:
[…]Honey Tobacco is almond, honey flower, crushed tobacco, patchouli, warm amber, sandalwood and tonka bean.
Not sure what I was expecting. I’m thinking “ashtray,” maybe? But it’s nothing like that at all. It’s sweet, but there’s warmth and depth to it. A bit spicy, heady, and masculine. And the sweetness isn’t cloying either. Is it possible for a candle to be sexy? Because that’s what this smells like. My husband wasn’t too keen on the idea of a tobacco-scented candle at first either, but he admits it smells quite lovely too.
What do you think of candles with tobacco notes? Would you give it a try?