DIY Moon Phase Wind Chime

DIY clay lunar wind chime

I think we can all agree that moon phases continue to be all the rage. Not wanting to pass up on this bohemian trend, I brought moon symbols into my home with a lunar wind chime – keep reading to see how!          


What you'll need to make a moon phase wind chime



Lay down some parchment paper over your workspace. Continue Reading

A Perfectly Purple Little Girl’s Room Makeover

SW National Painting Week Feature

We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this week, please take a look at Thrifty Decor Chic's walk-in closet makeover and Recycle Consign & Design's chair makeover.


If you're more of the moving-images type, here's a short video of the room makeover:


Over the last couple years, we've played it safe with our color choices – always selecting neutrals. Continue Reading

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a Violet Fizz

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

Today, the cocktail!  Every time I host friends I create a signature cocktail for the event.  Continue Reading

Before & After: A Purple Bedroom Makeover!

created at: 09/11/2011

Hey, it’s no secret that we harbor a love for the color purple here at Curbly.  From painted furniture, amazing living rooms, and “purple people eaters“, we’ve made our infatuation with the royal hue known.  But, as with any color, there are good ways and bad ways to use it.  

The bedroom above is a little outdated, but with some new accessories and a more focused color scheme, it’s up-to-the-minute fresh.  The kicker?   Continue Reading

Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

created at: 05/31/2011

First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables.  Holy cow!    

This shelving unit was designed by Isabel Quiroga and made from used tables (sawn in half).  The whole concept fascinates me, especially Isabel’s own fascination with the history of each table; this design is named “Storyteller” afterall.  Learn more about it on Art Eko.

created at: 05/31/2011

And now it’s time to talk about purple, y’all.  It’s everywhere.  On everything.  (I even have a chair that I lovingly refer to as “The Purple People Eater“.)   Continue Reading