by Arianne

Arianne creates style ideas, writes thoughts on parenting 4 children, plants knowledge in young minds, curates lovely things, and does it all with an eye for the story being woven through her each and every day. As the owner of Mabel + Riv, she strives to bring you inspiration, handmade creations and beauty from voices across the creative-sphere. Find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as @ariannesegerman.

The perfect statement wall

I have been working on some fresh new decor ideas for my home, and I'm thinking what's needed is a statement wall. Something eye catching but not in an area where I already have a lot going on. These walls add whimsy and character to a room and make me feel so happy. Check out these inspiration walls I'm coveting: The herringbone wood wall above is just stunning, isn't it? Go to Makely School for Girls for the tutorial on how to do this yourself. I've become slightly obsessed with anchors lately - this anchor statement wall is easy to do thanks to this pretty tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.   A few cans of paint and some well placed tape would create this beautiful random chevron wall. Thanks to Animal Print Shop for this one!   A statement wall can still make a big splash without being a bright color. I love the large scale of this chevron wall - check out the DIY for this at Sabbe.   We have all seen the plate-on-the-wall effect, right? What about taking it BIG and creating shapes with the color of the plates? I love the jaw dropping effect of this wall (found on the gorgeous Modernly Wed). Read More
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Ideas for Valentine’s Day wreaths

February is almost here, are you ready to decorate for Valentine’s Day yet? Even if you aren’t big on celebrating this “holiday”, it’s still fun to be festive just because we can. Lots of pretty ideas out there for Valentine’s themed wreaths, so I rounded up some lovely ones to give you ideas for purchasing (read more…)

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Dress for the day: winter attire

I’m headed to chilly Salt Lake City today to attend Alt Summit for the first time. I’ve never been to a conference in snowy weather before, so packing for this trip was a tricky experience for sure! Alt is a conference for Lifestyle and Design bloggers, it looks AMAZING, and I admit I’m nervous and (read more…)

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Simple ideas for storing Christmas decor

We are just recovering from a haze of the Christmas stomach flu, but already I’m anxious to put away the holiday decor and get ready for a New Year’s bash next week. I love to find stylish storage solutions because they just make me happy and if I can achieve form *and* function, I’m having (read more…)

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Christmas home tour

We have only lived here about 8 months, but we’re loving settling in for our first Christmas at our home here in the desert of Phoenix. Today I’m sharing a look inside our house to give you a peek at how we decorated for Christmas this year. Come on in! I love our simple felt (read more…)

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