• Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide
  • Where To Buy Fair Trade Home Decor
  • Great Gifts For 5 Year Olds
  • Lamps Plus Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes
  • Hosting, Serving, Gifting… The Guide To It All


Great Gifts For The 5 Year Old In Your Life

Great Gifts For 5 Year Olds

We are at a really special time in our son’s life for the holidays. He’s five years old and has tons of personality and developed interests. It’s making it a lot of fun and at the same time tough deciding what to get him for Christmas. Getting to know him, I’ve found that giving him […]


My Home Style: Whimsical Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree can tell you an awful lot about a person. And mine will tell you that I’m a little kooky and all over the place. But there’s definitely an underlying theme to the tree and here are the words I use to describe it global, bohemian and whimsical. I’ll show you some closer […]

Bohemian Christmas Decorated Front Door

Boho Style Winter Eclectic Home Tour

Hello and welcome to my 2017 bohemian Christmas home tour. My holiday decorating style involves a lot of using what I’ve used in previous year, budget additions, thrift finds, and lots of color. It’s really an interesting mash between traditional Christmas decor and whimsical. But the Gemini in me just won’t let it be one […]


Colorfully Eclectic Holiday Mantel

It’s always a fun this time of year getting to switch up the mantel decor. The theme is just so completely different to anything I’d do any other time of the year since I really only ever pull out glam for Christmas. Not that this is remotely glam, but it is in comparison to what […]

DIY Mudcloth Stocking- decorative stocking tutorial- boho style Christmas

DIY Mudcloth Stockings

I love indigo African mudcloth and I think it’s a fantastic compliment to the boho aesthetic. It’s become my favorite fabric material for table runners, pencil pouches and now stockings. I love that I’ve been able to find a way to work this textile into my holiday decorating. These mud cloth stockings look really cool […]

Handira wedding blanket inspired DIY ornament tutorial with video!

DIY Handira, Evil Eye and Felt Tassel Ornaments

Hello and welcome to the kick off of Christmas week here at A Designer At Home! Today I have a 3 in 1 Christmas ornament tutorial that’s all about bringing in global style for the holidays. The tutorials start easy, then go to medium difficulty, and then a level hard DIY. I was inspired by […]

Dollar Store Budget Friendly Botanical Gift Wrapping Idea

Budget Botanical Gift Wrap Idea

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is gift wrapping. I love finding unique ways to use materials and really going all out with my choices in gift wrap, bows, ribbon, etc. The past few years, I haven’t been very inspired, but this year inspiration struck. With a quick trip to the dollar […]


Where To Buy Fair Trade Home Decor

Every time I start to think about shopping for something, I always start looking at the main shopping sites and I always look for the best deal. But what is the sacrifice of buying something at the lowest cost possible? I’m already quite aware of the existence of slave labor and how companies do whatever […]


Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

As we are rushing to get the best possible gifts for our loved ones, I wanted to bring a little attention to shopping small businesses. Small businesses are makers and hunters, finding and creating the best goods for us and our homes. I have set out to share the most diverse selection of shops I […]


Lamps Plus Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes

Hello my beautiful boho babes! Today I’m popping in with a relatively quick blog post to share with you the Lamps Plus holiday gift guide sweepstakes. I was invited to select my favorite gift items from their site to share with you and you now have the chance to win one. But before we get […]

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Autumn Bar Cart: Kilim Pumpkin Autumn Art Print

Hello there my beautiful boho babes! The end of summer is gone, Halloween is gone, are we diving into Christmas decor? If you’re wanting to take a bit longer to enjoy the autumnal vibes, I’ve created a collection of kilim pumpkin printables with matching typography. These are an awesome boho vintage vibe to them and […]

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Global Style Hostess Gift DIY: Wine Bottle Charm

This time of year is so special and my favorite part of all the magic is the generosity. People are especially giving with random acts of kindness, hosting of gatherings, and exchanging gifts. It’s a beautiful restoration in the faith of humanity. If you’re planning on attending any hosted events, you’ll probably want to thank […]

One of our recent hiking trips.

Thoughts On A Tuesday

I put on a vintage wrist watch today. I needed to be able to tell what time it was while we went to the beach. I didn’t want to rush the little trip by being anxious about what time it was and I also wanted to make sure we got back home at a decent […]

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Grey Toned Art Prints

It’s time again for one of my curated art collections. The best part about these photos are that they are free to use for personal and commercial use. Since it’s getting darker and greyer outside thanks to the arrival of Fall, I wanted to honor this season we are in with grey toned art prints. […]


Colorful Boho Kid’s Room Plans

My son is 5 years old now. His bedroom is the first space I worked on after buying our home and it hasn’t been touched since. Kids grow and evolve fast and it doesn’t take them long to begin having an opinion on their spaces. I’ve been lucky enough to have a sweet child who […]

My living room hasn't looked like this in a really long time.

Everything keeps going wrong. Always.

A couple nights ago, I slept on the floor. I had watched a youtube video about a minimalist family that slept on the floor. a few days prior to that. But that’s not why I slept on the floor. My son’s room is completely gutted right now as I’m painting and refinishing the floors before […]


12 totally unique DIY halloween decorations

Halloween can get pretty repetitive with the orange, green and black. The classic decorations come back every year. But Halloween decorating can be so much more creative than that! From themes to unique DIY Halloween decorations, here are five ways you can break free from the usual decorating mold and have something truly unique: 12 DIY […]


Free Halloween Printables

I created something for you guys and I hope you take advantage of them. They are free and witty and pretty cute. Every so often I like to sit down and create a free printable or two for the people who take the time out of their lives to let me into their world. I […]


My Eclectic Halloween Fireplace Mantel

While we’re still spending our afternoon’s at the beach, our mornings and evenings are crisp. Fall is always a bit weird in our part of Virginia. In fact, I have frustrating memories of being a child and having to cover my Halloween costume up with a coat because just a few days before it was […]


Hosting, Serving, Gifting… The Guide To It All

While the World Market 30% off sale is going on, I wanted to sit down and share a few more ways you can utilize the sale to save cash through the holidays. Before you know it, Thanksgiving dinner will be planned and eaten and it’ll be Christmas morning. I know, I know- it’s not even […]