Meet the Home Girls! Fall Home Tour

Fall is quickly turning into winter and the best home decor inspiration is right here with my group of the dotted bow home girls! These ladies are from all over the United States and Canada each with their own unique design style that’s sure to inspire your own fall decorating. I’ve been honored to collaborate with them for the 2018 holiday season. Here is a peek at each of them and their beautiful fall homes!

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Meet Fawn, @ALWAYSCHASINGLIFE

{Illinois}

Hi!  My husband and I bought our cookie cutter home two years ago and have been working on it room by room ever since. I am always trying to figure out how to help our home serve us better right now. We are constantly updating things as our needs change and we have a lot of fun in updating our home together. As a mom, I am always looking for ways to simplify our home and keep it organized. If I had to classify our home- I would say our style is “modern farmhouse”. I’m a sucker for white walls, wood furniture and black and white photos. 🖤

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Say Hello to Abbey,

@ABBEYLEEGRACEDESIGNS

{Saskatchewan}

I am 37 and a mother of 3. 2 girls and one boy. My oldest is Madison (15), my son Pace (7), and my little Harper (5). They keep me busy and on my toes.

I have been working in the design/styling industry for about 7 years now, and I love it. I only do referral based business now as with kids going a million different directions, and a part time job in a dental office, I just don’t have the time. However, one day, I will only do what I really love to do.

I am self taught. I have always had the “knack” for styling and found this type of work easy and fun. I love to find items and use them in a non traditional way if I can.

My dream is to one day own a store that I can sell my ideas out of, run DIY workshops that I bring other makers in to teach, and sell local products out of. I also want to design and sell decor boxes here in Canada as we are limited here and I feel we need it! 

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Meet Kristin,

@REVIVAL.FARMHOUSE

{Washington}

I like to keep things simple with design – clean lines and a lot of neutrals. I love to mix rustic, vintage, and modern for a bright and new, yet cozy feel. I really started to pursue my passion for decor and home design in the last few years and I feel like I’m still developing my style. 

PS Check out her blog here

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Introducing Danie,

@DANIE.CAMPBELL

{Michigan}

I’m Danielle Campbell. I’m a  30 something year old critical care nurse who lives in Michigan. My husband and I have two children, Lillie and Cash, who we love deeply!

My home style is all about simplicity. It’s light, bright, and so cozy. Lots of whites, woods and  textures to give it all the warm and cozy feels! 

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Bonjour Noelle,

@THEFARMHOUSEDREAM

{Montreal}

I’m a SAHM of 3 almost 4 kiddos. Former baker. I’ve always loved interior decor and diy projects. I love pretty neutral and simple things. White is my jam ! And i love mixing different wood tones in all of this !

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Hey Emily,

@THEMIDKIFFHOUSE

{Virginia}

Preschool teacher, DIY decor enthusiast, frequent Target clearance shopper and hardcore homebody. Currently renovating my childhood home in super small town, Virginia. I love simple/rustic/modern decor, crime dramas and southern style home-cooked meals. 

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Hi Stephanie,

@OLIVEWOODLANE

{Texas}

My home style is a fun mix of redone/repurposed pieces, with a touch of farmhouse and a sprinkle of modern.  I love chalk art and use it often in my home.  I’m always on the hunt for cool one of a kind pieces to add to my collection!

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Introducing Amanda,

@ARK.110

{Ontario}

My name is Amanda. Wifey and mom of three who has a weakness for anything decor. My husband is a carpenter and he totally helps to bring my visions to life. I would have to say my decor style is coastal/rustic. I love anything white, striped and a lot of texture:) 

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Hello Felicia,

@NAVARRE_FARMHOUSE

{Florida}

Felicia is a dental hygienist, photographer, Air Force wife, and momma of 2. Being from Ky and growing up in the country, she always dreamed of having a white farmhouse.  The farmhouse is close to the Santa Rosa Sound so they have a waterview instead of an acreage view. Her style is modern farmhouse mixed with transitional elements.  Her spaces are light and airy with hints of grays and blues. 

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Hi Sonya,

@BUILDINGTHEFARM

{Georgia}

A wife and mom of two tackling one diy project at a time in her Georgia farmhouse.

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Introducing Jenny,

@BIGFAMILYLITTLEFARMHOUSE

{Georgia}

Homeschooling mom of 9 living in a gorgeous farmhouse with “the green kitchen” she’s known best for!

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I hope you enjoyed meeting the dotted bow HOME girls and are inspired by their authentic home style. For more home decor inspiration follow the hashtag #thedottedbowhomegirl on Instagram! Please comment below your favorite HOME girl photo and show them some love by liking and following them on IG.

Happy Decorating!

XOXO

Jen

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Halloween Home Decor Trends Haunting your Feeds

Halloween is one of those holidays we can all get super creative with decor but there are some major trends happening that are hard to resist not giving in to. I’ve rounded up my favorite Halloween decor trends that are updated, modern takes on the sometimes very cookie cutter traditional mass produced decorations. Don’t worry no inflatables are included! And now let the dotted bow home haunt commence (insert spooky laugh)

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The basic starter kit needed for an instagram photo frenzy are listed below:

✔️ Flying paper bats

✔️ Full size skeleton

✔️ XL spider

✔️ cobwebs

First impressions of your Halloween decor style starts at the front door. Creepy Halloween doormats, a river of pumpkins on the stairs or a ginormous spider are the details that will make your haunted Halloween home stand out from the crowd!

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Alright now don’t think you’re even close to being done we haven’t even walked in the door yet! The Halloween decor must haves inside your home are flying bats, full size skeletons that have their own names and personalities and spiders!

I’m obsessed with the flying bat trend. It’s so simple you can even DIY the paper bats or order a pack super cheap from Amazon. They make a huge statement even if you keep all your everyday decor in place.

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If you haven’t found yourself a Mr. Bones you need to. Placing a full size Skelton in various positions around your house is not just Halloween commitment it will make for insta famous comedic relief! Get your newest family member here!

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The final Halloween decor necessity are creepy crawlies small or BIG! Nothing gets more Halloween than spiders on the walls and hiding around corners to scare you. Find your hairy critter here.

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Halloween decor is everywhere from floor to ceiling… kitchen, dining room and living room mantles. A little spook here and some boo there!

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The wickedness continues out to the back hard for some of these Halloween aficionados. From playhouses to cozy outdoor lounging these homes left no space untouched.

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I hope you found this post to be super inspiring and motivating to make Halloween a big hairy spider deal and create those memories that last a lifetime with friends and family! All photos are linked please go give those talented decor aficionados some love on their IG’s and see what else they are decorating! Pin your favorite photos and comment below how you will decorate for Halloween this year.

Happy Haunting!

XOXO

Jen

P.S. Tag @thedottedbow with your Halloween IG photos and use the hashtag #thedottedbowhomehaunt to be featured!

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The BLANKET LADDER

Oh my where to start on my love of blanket ladders. Well, they are versatile! They can be used in many different spaces and serve many different functions. A blanket ladder can be rustic or it can be modern depending on materials, colors and shape. A blanket ladder is so much more than a fixture to hold blankets. Check out some of my favorite blanket ladder inspos below for the first HUMP DAY HOME DECOR HUNT of the year!

How to style your BLANKET LADDERS in the living room…

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How to style your BLANKET LADDER throughout your home…

I hope this inspires you to find a blanket ladder and make it your own in one of your spaces. Fine more styling inspiration and blanket ladder DIYs {HERE} on my Blanket ladder Pinterest board.

If you see an awesome blanket ladder or post a photo of your own on Instagram or Pinterest add the hashie #thedottedbowlovesblanketladders so I can see and share 🖤🖤🖤

Happy 🐪 day!

Xoxo

Jen

The DIY Mantle #anothermantlemonday

When you live in Arizona fireplaces are not too common as you’d imagine but I absolutely love mantles and the endless options to decorate them. My style started off very Fixer Upper Farmhouse inspired but as trends change I incorporate and evolve my style to what speaks to me. I find that if I stick with a neutral palette it’s easy to add in trendy pieces.

I’m really into mixing modern elements like the gold and greenery as well as the boho trend of mudcloth and macrame with my core farmhouse style. This mantlescape captures a lot of home decor trends at once.

The DIY mantle shelf

I found the two corbels on one of my junking adventures and knew they would be exactly what I needed to create the mantle I dreamed of. I enlisted my Dad to build a floating shelf inspired by one of Shanty to Chic’s diy projects I found on Pinterest for floating shelves. The plan was that it would rest on top of the corbels to complete the faux mantle. I gave everything a coat of Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint to make it look like one piece and voila!

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I’m one of those people that just buys things I like and then figures out where it’s going once I get home. A lot of times I decorate my space by shopping in my house and moving furniture around. Decorating truly is my cardio! This photo captures my mantle dressed in a neutral year round look. The pieces are a mix of new, vintage, small shops and DIY projects.

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Kilim Rug- Target

Bench- DIY project

Pillows- the dotted bow

Lamp- Target

Rattan Floor Seats- Ikea

Mudcloth Throw- Vintage Market find

Black Basket- Target

Knit Blanket- Artizen Home

Macrame garland- Macramania

Mantle- DIY project

Woven Baskets- Target

Metal wall basket- Hobby Lobby

Plants- Ikea

Wreath- Hobby Lobby

Hi Poster- Hobby Lobby

Sugar Mold-  Vintage Market find

Window- Vintage Market find

Tobacco Basket- Decor Steals

White Vase- West Elm

Helpful tips for creating your own DIY mantle

  • Search local vintage markets, small shops, flea markets, wood shops or etsy to find old original, ornate, chippy corbels for an authentic Joanna Gaines farmhouse feel.
  • Get creative with “corbels” make your own from reclaimed wood or think outside the farmhouse box and use leather straps to hang your mantle shelf or metal piping for an industrial look. See some ideas on my Pinterest board
  • Make sure the corbels and the shelf are the same depth to make it look like one piece.
  • Plan ahead to ensure the shelf is deep enough and strong enough to hold all of your layered decor pieces.
  • Check out Pinterest for DIYs and inspo for mantle styles and then afterwards for decor ideas.
  • Choose a wall for your faux mantle that will be a focal point since you’ll be decorating and mantlescaping as seasons change or just because.
  • HAVE FUN! It’s your mantle it’s your decorating rules do what makes you happy- simple- overfilled-whatever makes your heart happy!

Here are some of my other favorite DIY faux mantle inspirations decorated for the holidays!

My farmhouse Christmas mantle

Mantle- DIY

Family Tree Farm Sign- the dotted bow

Christmas Barn- Heather.thewhitefarmhouse

Olive Wall Buckets- Decor Steals

Nesting Houses- Hearth & Home Collection Target

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Berber Beige Washable Rug- Lorena Canals

Pillows- the dotted bow & Decor Steals

Blanket Ladder- DIY

Rattan Floor Seats- Ikea

Ana White has this awesome DIY faux fireplace mantle with storage project.

I love so many things about this faux mantle from Thrifty & Chic. It’s so simple to start … just a stained wood floating box shelf and using molding and trim the faux fireplace is created.

A free standing mantle is a great heirloom piece that will get everyone talking like this one from The Rustic Life Blog. There are DIYs and store purchased free standing mantles or if you are a junking antiqueing thrifting Queen like one of my faves, Liz Marie Galvan you could have something gorgeous like this (gasp!)

An original farmhouse all the chippy goodness mantle!!! Read here how she styled it for Christmas with Target dollar section finds.

Until next Monday find more Mantle inspo and DIYs on my Pinterest account . Make sure to follow me on insta and post your mantlescapes with the hashtag #anothermantlemonday

Happy Monday!

XOXO

JEN

FALL INTO THANKSGIVING MANTLES #anothermantlemonday

Here we are headed into Thanksgiving week and the hustle and bustle of the season is starting. Whether you’re hosting or house hopping tis the season to be busy. Take time for yourself, breathe through the chaos, enjoy the moments with family and friends and hopefully these mantles can help inspire you’re decorating.

Mantles are my new obsession. So easy to dress up and so easy to change the entire vibe of the room. Even if you don’t have a fireplace you can create a faux mantle with a shelf and corbels. Depending on the materials, finished and colors you use your mantle can be Modern to rustic to farmhouse to industrial and then the items you put on your mantle can change the overall aesthetic too. I’m not one to stick with one style for too long. I like to mix and match, trendy and timeless and just stuff I’m currently in love with.

For fall MODERN, SIMPLICITY. PUMPKINS and GREENERY were the biggest trends I was noticing on Pinterest and Instagram. I’ve collected some of my favorite mantlescapes to share with you below.

@nellyfriedel is giving me all the Joanna Gaines “German schemer” vibes with her gorgeous white washed brick fireplace! Such a beautiful elegant rustic feature dressed up with simple greenery and vintage books.

This beauty is from @onekingslane loving the all white brick with black trim! Also isn’t it funny how we get so obsessed with things that have been around forever like EUCALYPTUS 🌿 I know I can’t get enough of it and it wasn’t on my radar a year ago.

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pkin points for creativity from these two ladies! @idreamofhomemaking is probably my personal favorite of the season the way she layered her fall signs and that barn door is beautiful. I love the waterfall of pumpkins Erin from @cottonstem created along with a gorgeous green garland and big wood sign wall art. As much as I love a collage wall I'm equally enjoying one BIG mantle sign. The pumpkin patch signs from @Harpergrayce have been very popular among the mantle scene for a reason … the craftsmanship and beautiful wood she uses are one of a kind.

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lesticks are returning and I'm loving them. Cynthia from @harperandarrowmarketplace displayed her vintage candlesticks with simple greenery and hoops while @jordandunaway used a wood bead garland with her modern black candlesticks.

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le from @alliececilblog makes a this cozy space ready for loved ones to gather for a thanksgiving meal.

The last mantle on this Monday is a beauty. It's a hybrid of thanksgiving and Christmas which is just round the corner eek! Making your spaces and mantles flexible and easy to change really allows for your creativity to flourish and decor to flow from season to season.

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XOXO🖤

JEN