Archive for the ‘Clever Crafts’ Category

Take a memo: This board isn’t boring!

One of my favorite ways to add clever detail to a bedroom or office space is with a memo board. It’s an inexpensive way to get some fabric and texture on your walls. Plus, by artfully displaying favorite pics, clippings, invitations, etc., it serves to tell a story about yourself.

fox + riddle orange office memo board

First, think about where you would like to put one(or two!). Think out of the box on this one. Over a desk or a chest of drawers…. but what about in the panels of a closet door or the back of a shelf. A perfect way to liven up something ordinary

fox+riddle kitchen desk memo board

Kitchen memo board

fox + riddle closet memo boardfox + riddle closet memo board detail

showhouse memo board

New Year, New Look

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

Maddie's Room After

With each new year comes the desire for fresh changes. What a great time to move some furniture around, update your accessories and give a new lease on life to a tired room. My daughter, Maddie, recently moved into her own room from sharing bunk beds with little brother Cooper (not so cool for an 11 year old girl!).


Maddie's Room Before

We started with this existing setup -– plain Jane –- and made some clever, inexpensive changes to give some pop.

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

Vintage Fence Crown With Paper Flower Detail

Fox+Riddle Design Decor

Amy Butler's Clever Decorative Papers

The inspiration and color palette came from a book of decorative papers and coordinating fabrics designed by one of our fave designers, Amy Butler. Check out Amy’s website, it’s amazing!

Papers were found at Michael’s and fabric (for 20 inch square pillows) online at Crafty Planet. We now have CityCraft here in Dallas. They carry Amy’s fabrics as well.

Fox + Riddle | Bedroom

IKEA And Target Bargain Finds

Next, I framed the papers with inexpensive frames from IKEA. Cheap art that gives a bit of a modern touch! I also added lamps from IKEA and mirrored side tables from Target to flank each side. Fabric, frames, side tables and lamps all for $300. Wow! Clever design doesn’t discriminate –- you just need to be a sleuth for good buys.

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Fox+Riddle Robin and Maddie

Maddie + Robin

Happy New Year!