We can’t believe it is already Fall! We love this season filled with changing colors, falling leaves, and crisp air. There’s something so special about this wonderful season.
Today we had the chance to talk with the adorable Alicia of the blog Thrifty and Chic. We love her home renovating blog with incredible DIY projects that make a house into a home. If you haven’t stopped by her blog, you are definitely missing out on some amazing DIY projects and some great ways to update your home!
Welcome to Crane & Canopy. We absolutely love your blog. How did you start blogging? Why the namesake, Thrifty and Chic?
Why thank you! I have always been interested in interior design, so much so that I went to school to become an architect, with a minor in Interior Design. Long story short, I ended up getting a degree in Marketing instead but still continue to have the passion to decorate. When we moved into our builder grade home 4 years ago, it was far from anything that I wanted; I missed the character and style of older homes, so I started my journey to make my builder grade home something that I loved. I started this blog as a way to share this process since my husband wasn’t so thrilled about me always blabbing about upcoming projects or about projects I just did lol. So, I started Thrifty and Chic as my own little outlet; it has been over 4 years now and it has evolved so much since then.
Thrifty and Chic came from exactly what it means. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on projects, so I have to find a way to make my house as chic as I want but all on a dime.
What’s a fun fact about you that’s currently not on your “about” page?
It’s too bad I just redid my about page and divulged a lot of information lol. Maybe one thing that’s not on there is that I’m quite tall. Pushing 6 feet. My brother is 6’10…I’m only hoping that my daughter doesn’t get the ‘too tall’ genes for her sake :) She’s already off the charts with all her measurements, so chances are good.
Describe your fashion and home’s style.
My fashion is rather plain, sadly. Hardly any color or pattern, my favorite color to wear is black. In a way that translates to the way I decorate my home…not much color, small doses of pattern and the complete opposite color, white. I guess I have to balance it out somehow. I would say my home’s style is Coastal Traditional…but sometimes it’s all over the map depending on how I decorated it that month.
We love all your amazing decorating tips and tricks. What is one of your favorite décor posts you’ve done?
It’s hard to narrow it down to just one, I love everything that I do. If I had to narrow it down, I would have it be my faux tufted headboards that can be made for under $20. I have made so many of these, one for each room in my house, some for family and some for friends; it’s the simplest project with a big impact.
We can’t believe Summer has ended! What’s your favorite thing about Autumn?
The smells! I love the Fall air, the crispness of it; the smell of the leaves. And of course all the smells that are brought into the home –the smell of pumpkin bread baking, cinnamon and spice candles burning -love it all!
What trends and colors do you think will be big this upcoming Fall?
I’ve been noticing a move from the more traditional colors that you usually associate with fall like oranges and reds to the nontraditional, almost modern colors of greys and whites.
And of course, what’s your favorite Crane & Canopy bedding?
Our pleated off-white duvet, The Cortland, pairs perfectly with our new velvet studded throw collection! Accessorize your bed with fun throws, in 2 sizes and 5 different colors.
Get the Cortland Off-White duvet here.
Shop our new studded velvet throws here.
Our much loved Noe Blue bedding set in classic style is back in stock. We love this design and serene blue color because it combines modern simplicity with classic patterning.
Talented blogger and interior decorator, Kristin from Bliss at Home recently refreshed her bedroom and invited us to be part of the process. We’ve always loved the color gray, but there’s something about the way Kristin uses various shades of gray that makes her bedroom look so elegant and sweet at the same time. Plus, how lovely does the Linden Border bedding set look in her bedroom?! To learn more about her entire room refresh (or find more photos), head over to her blog.
Today we introduce our collection of studded throw pillows just in time for fall. Available in 5 colors, 2 different sizes and finished in edgy details and soft textures, these pillows will give your home the cozy feeling it needs for the upcoming Fall season.
There’s something incredibly romantic about the color of pink. But how do you incorporate pink in the home? Here are the top 5 trends we are seeing with this beautiful color (and feel free to swoon over these gorgeous home photos):
Brighten any room with pink curtains. Decorating with pink curtains can instantly make your room look feminine and elegant.
Go for the statement pieces. Choose a pastel pink piece of furniture and decorate it with neutral pieces. We love the impact tufted headboard, a beautiful couch, a pretty bedspread can make to any room.
The color pink loves the colors of grey, gold, brown and beige (yes, even all together!). We love that you are able to use so many neutral colors (white, grey, gold, browns and beiges) together with pink.
Use pink for your front door. Have a white house and thinking about making it stand out a bit more? We love the look of having a painted pink door.
Inspired to paint in pink? Go for a lighter shade of pink (we love blush) to ensure that it won’t overwhelm your room. We love the color of Wild Aster from Benjamin Moore.
How gorgeous does this room look? Mindy from Ellie Decor recently refreshed her bedroom. We are loving how she paired two different patterns in her bedroom as well as created a romantic and elegant look with the colors of blue and light cream. Of course, we had to ask Mindy what she thought about her Noe Blue bedding:
I am so happy with my Noe Blue duvet! I searched a long time for a pattern that was this unique and striking. Not to mention it is extremely soft and well made. I see myself sleeping in style with this high end duvet for many years!
To celebrate the season of back to school/work/life, our friends at Hello!Lucky are offering 15% off all orders exclusively to Crane & Canopy fans and followers starting September 6th through September 30th, 2013.
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Pantone just released its top color for women in Spring 2014: Dazzling Blue. We love that this color also looks beautiful in the home, particularly on our classic Linden Blue border bedding.
You know the feeling when you come across a blog and you just can’t stop scrolling? Well, this is precisely what happens when we visit Chelsea Horsley’s blog, Yours Truly. We found ourselves so inspired by her home + design posts that we had to ask her to design a bedroom with our products. Chelsea chose the Page Gray bedding and Linden Gray shams as her backdrop for creating a room that has our entire office saying “I want that bedroom”.
It is no doubt that she has some serious style and an eye for design. If you love this room as much as we do, we recommend consulting Chelsea for all your decorating needs. Check out Design To Go, her recently announced e-design services!