And the WINNER is.....

KANDISE B. you have won two pom pom pillows from Castle and Things!  
Make sure you left a comment with your email address included so we can contact you about receiving your prize.

Thank you to everyone who shared our #CastleandThings Giveaway link on Facebook & Twitter!

Make sure you follow Style{d} on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Instagram @styledbykarli for future news on upcoming Giveaways! 


DIY's with Sophie Monet Jewelry

The Jewelry Branch turn Key Rack:
The Jewelry Branch with a little bit of paint and transform it into a colorful key rack to hang in your summer abode. 

Branch Twine 
Scissors Paint 
Hammer Nails 

1. Paint colorful stripes around your branch and let dry. 2. Hammer in the desired number of nails to use as key hooks. 3. Cut a piece of twine twice the length of your branch and tie to both ends of the branch.4. Hang and enjoy! 

Done In Collaboration with BecauseImAddicted.net

Miu Miu Inspired Glitter Sunglasses:
It’s pretty much a known fashion fact that Miu Miu has mastered the art of glittering and bedazzling. Here’s how to transform a pair of vintage sunglasses into the Italian house’s must have Noir glitter shades. 

Vintage Sunglasses (Ours are from Etsy)
Transparent drying glue
Red glitter
Paint brush
Paper plate
Clear gloss finishing spray

1. Cover the lenses of your glasses in tape to protect them from the glue.

2. Create a paste with equal parts glue and glitter.

3.  With your brush paint on the glitter mixture to the frame of your glasses.

4. Let the glitter dry and spray them with the gloss finish. Then remove the tape and wear!

Done In Collaboration with StyleHive.com BecauseImAddicted.net

For more DIY's check out Sophie Monet's website here.


GIVEAWAY: Castle and Things

I am so excited for today!! We have teamed up with Rachel of Castle and Things for a special GIVEAWAY! Designer, Rachel Castle spent years working at Country Road in the homewares marketing division, from there she headed to London to work at The Conran Shop in the buying department, and ended up heading the branding division responsible for all the printed material for the shops and restaurants worldwide.   After leaving The Conran Shop, she established her own successful branding agency The Nest in the UK.  THESE DAYS Rachel is busily being a Mum, styling & writing for Australian magazines and designing gorgeous things for her homewares brand CASTLE.
Castle and Things represents a love of beautiful, often handcrafted or handprinted, pieces for the home.

If you haven't heard of Rachel or her Australian home line then you must head over and check out the website. From bedlinen's to artwork, her dots & pom pom's are a must household purchase.  

One lucky winner will be receiving a super cool prize!  
The Prize:

How to Enter:
It's Easy!! Leave a comment here with your email then Tweet about this giveaway + link to this giveaway on Twitter. Make sure to Hashtag #CastleandThings & #TheStyledBlog

If you don't have Twitter:
That's okay, you can still enter. Leave a comment here with your email then POST about this giveaway on Facebook + link to this giveaway on Facebook. Make sure to Tag @CastleandThings  & @Styled.

Giveaway ends:
Tuesday, July 10th. I will post the WINNER's name on my blog, so come back to see if it's your name I post. 

Best of Luck!!!


nordic design

My design esthetic has always been vintage eclectic glam with a touch of modern. However, just as your taste buds change over the years, the older I get my design esthetic is changing. Don't get me wrong, I still love glitz & glam, vintage baubles but I have been drawn to simple, modern, graphic pops, statement pieces and honestly becoming more of a minimalist. 
It might be because I have a 3 year old who makes more of mess now then she ever has and I can't handle the mess anymore. 
It also might be because I'm drawn to how others live in other parts of the world. Europe, UK, & Australian lifestyle is different. In America it is all about having the dream house, cars, money. The land of the free! In other parts of the world it's about spending time with your family, enjoying life, where you live, traveling the world. They live simple, their homes are a tad smaller than what we are a custom to living. They do have three or four people living in a one bedroom flat. Yet, they make the most of the square footage, resulting in it looking & feeling bigger than it is. I love how you will see the black and white color blocking throughout a home, graphic pops in the kitchen, living room, & bedroom. Kids design made for adults.
Which brings me to what my post is really about today. Haha! 

Nordic Happy Design
Have you heard of a shop called Little Studio? Well you should check out their website. They have fun playful designs for your home. 
Designers, Marit Lissdaniel and Angelica Utterberg wanted their designs to fit children & adults. The two loved how children have the ability to see things for more than they really are. For example, a triangle could be a triangle- but it could also be a mountain. They try to avoid the traditional gender roles so their designs apply to everyone. 
The best part about their shop for us in the US, they ship WORLD WIDE!!! 

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be inspired...

*Photos were taken from Pinterest

need more coffee....

Monday again, back to the grind. 
As I sit here drinking coffee and reading the paper, I keep thinking that I need more coffee. :)
I am in a funk this morning, I need some bold design inspiration for this weeks projects. Any suggestions?