Are you feeling blue? Need a little color in your life? Then you should dip into the color trend of the year with bold indigo blue. The indigo dip-dye and Shibori trend is taking over the design and DIY world, and for good reason—it is eye-catching, boho yet chic, and has an unlimited variety of patterns. See the indigo inspirations below and click on the following links for a more detailed how-to on dip dye, ombre dip-dye and Shibori. You can also purchase DIY indigo kits here.
Shibori Napkin DIY via Honestly WTF
via Designer's Guild
via Folk Fibers
via Urban Outfitters
via Ralph Lauren
DIY via Anthropologie
DIY via Alice & Lois
My latest painting, "Gold Mountain," is a part of the Gold Dust Series. It is acrylic on a 5 x 7 canvas and is now available on the Golden Octopus Shop. More Gold Mountain canvases with different colors will be coming soon!
Look at this stuff—isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Out here at Ocean Beach, all of my beach walks end in pockets full of shells, sea glass, and driftwood. While I may have a bit of "Little Mermaid Syndrome" going on—these natural treasures are actually a great way to bring some ocean inspiration to your home. Driftwood, the latest obsession, is thrifty (as in FREE) and easy to work with. See below for some great DIY ideas and tutorials.
Mirrors & Frames
Sculpture & Art
Candles & Lighting
Black and Gold are going steady!
Black and gold have come a long way since the 1980s. While their latest fling spawned some overly shiny and embellished decor and fashion, this modern day reunion is a match made in design heaven.
This trendy pair has the perfect blend of glam and dusk that can make any space gorgeous and boldly chic. Support this union by bringing a little black and gold into your own home with a layer of paint or a shiny trinket or two.
Image via Apartment Therapy
Black & Gold Pots
Black & Gold Pots by The Golden Octopus
You don't have to be a fisherman or a sailor to appreciate the many uses of rope. This texturally beautiful and durable line is the perfect medium for dozens of DIY projects. Rope accents and furniture bring a more rustic and charming feel to your home. Fortunately, it is both inexpensive and easy to work with. Below are just a handful of the many great uses for rope at home.
Photo courtesy of Design*Sponge