Sarah Hearts


Simple Modern Table Decor

May 4, 2015

See how I created simple table decor by wrapping vases and votive candles in real wood veneer.

My 1000th post

January 6, 2015

I have exciting news to share today! This very post is officially my 1000th post! Can you believe it? I sure can’t!

Dining Room Wallpaper Ideas

September 10, 2014

Since we’re going to be lightening up our kitchen by painting the cabinets white, I thought it would be nice to brighten up and refresh the dining room too with a bold accent wall.

DIY Kitchen Update Ideas

August 18, 2014

It’s official. We’re going to update our kitchen. Here’s our to-do list and the look I have in mind.

Paint Stir Stick Table Runner

June 4, 2014

If you have a growing collection of paint stir sticks in your garage, dust them off and create this wood table runner. And if you don’t have any, run to the home improvement store and grab a ton of them. And if you’re afraid of people looking at you weird, you can make a couple … Read Paint Stir Stick Table Runner

Corner Gallery Wall

May 13, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks I gathered frames we already had and ordered a couple prints to finally get something on the walls. I’ve always loved the look of gallery walls so I decided to hang a grouping of art across both walls to create a cozy little nook in the den.

BHG Makeover Madness

March 6, 2014

Update: Thanks so much for voting for me—I won! I truly appreciate your time and support! The next round of voting will be in a couple weeks. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when voting is open again :) You may remember how I transformed our Ikea Malm dressers into more stylish mid-century modern inspired … Read BHG Makeover Madness

Inspired by Dots

May 21, 2012

My favorite polka dot apparel, accessories, home decor items, and tech cases.

Feathers in the Home

February 24, 2011

Feathers are a new trend in fashion, weddings, and even home decor. Here are a few items you can place in your home to, well, “put a bird on it.” 1. Gold feather wall stickers by Ferm Living. 2. Mr. Peacock Van Dyke Brown No. 123 print via Supermarket. 3. White porcelain feather ornaments. 4. … Read Feathers in the Home

Our Den / Living Room Remodel

January 27, 2011

May 24th, 2010, Kevin and I purchased our first home. We have spent a lot of time making little changes, like painting, hanging curtains, and installing ceiling fans. The home was in great condition, we just wanted to make it our own. The biggest “construction” project (and construction is in quote because we didn’t add … Read Our Den / Living Room Remodel

Festive Tablescape

January 6, 2011

Sorry this is a little late. I had to share these photos of my mom’s beautiful, festive Christmas dinner table. Yes, I know… I said tablescape. She fills the table with some many details that is seems like the perfect word, even it’s a little cheesy. My mom has a great eye for color and … Read Festive Tablescape

Holiday Yarn Wreaths

December 2, 2010

Since posting my round-up of autumn wreaths, I have fallen in love with yarn and felt wreaths. I think they are a great alternative to traditional pine wreaths. Above are my favorites for this season. Do you prefer fresh pine or crafted wreaths? Top row: Red Roses, Be Merry, Mint and Mustard Deer Middle row: Oysters … Read Holiday Yarn Wreaths

Vintage Milk Glass Vases

September 30, 2010

I have long been a fan of vintage milk glass. I love the interesting shapes and textures of the glass. Last month I was in Black Mountain, NC helping my family restore a century old house. While there I visited a great antique store and picked up the vase you see on the left for … Read Vintage Milk Glass Vases

Colorful Patterned Bedding

September 9, 2010

I absolutely love pattern and color– everywhere (see yesterdays post on bridesmaid dresses). I tend to buy printed shoes, bags, dinnerware, and of course bedding! I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Urban Outfitters now has a great selection of colorful, patterned bedding. They have duvets, quilts, and comforters with matching sheets and pillow shams. Above … Read Colorful Patterned Bedding

Moving Announcements

August 19, 2010

Today’s post is not about decor but it is related to home design… moving announcements! After we closed on our home, I was very excited to design moving announcements. Although, I found that many people resort to Facebook or e-mail to let their friends and family know they moved, I knew that I just had … Read Moving Announcements

dinnerware for the designer

June 20, 2008

for those of you who must know the pms color for every item they see, this dinnerware collection is for you. i have service for twelve in them and absolutely love them. they are microwave and dishwasher safe too.

Modern Dog Beds

January 15, 2015

I’m in the search for a new dog bed to put next to the pink sofa that will match my new, mostly white furniture that will also be comfy for our pup.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

December 29, 2014

Today I’m sharing our kitchen update and how we’re in the process of transforming our old kitchen with a little—ok, a lot—of elbow grease.

Gold Ikea Ekby Bjärnum Shelves

September 3, 2014

As part of my home office refresh I updated the existing Ikea Ekby Bjärnum shelf brackets with a few coats of metallic gold spray paint. The new look satisfies my desire to make everything gold and makes them look a little less default.

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

August 11, 2014

If I were moving into a dorm room this fall, here are a few of my favorite essentials that are both stylish and functional.

4th House Anniversary

May 23, 2014

Tomorrow is our 4th anniversary in our little home! When we bought our house four years ago we had no idea how long we would be there and how many changes we would make.

Modern Monogram Moss Wreath

May 1, 2014

Ever since painting our doors bright turquoise last spring, I’ve felt the need to update our door decor. So I decided to make some new decor for the door, but instead of a traditional round wreath I made a hanging moss covered monogram letter.

DIY Gold Leaf Light Switch Cover

October 28, 2013

Today I’m taking a break from all things Halloween and sharing a tutorial on how to master applying gold leaf—on light switch covers. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my failed first attempt at using gold leaf. I used loose gold leaf sheets (first mistake) and Mod Podge (second, bigger mistake) and the … Read DIY Gold Leaf Light Switch Cover

Inspired by Neons and Naturals

August 21, 2012

Neon brights and naturals textures come together in these modern home accessories, toys, and jewelry.

Unique Fall Wreaths

September 23, 2010

Happy Autumn! Fall is officially here and that means the holidays are approaching. I love this season… the changing of leaves, all the orange and yellow hues, pumpkin lattes, ice cream and muffins, and our wedding anniversary! Our new home has double front doors that are in need of a little decorating for the season. … Read Unique Fall Wreaths

my apartment is my home.

May 31, 2008

many people have been asking to see my apartment and my work space. here are a few shots of my new apartment in winter park, florida. it’s tiny but i love it. please go to my flickr page to view the entire set. i’ll post more photos of the rest of the apartment soon.  

DIY Color Blocked Wood Vases

February 2, 2015

This project can be done in about an hour and makes it so easy to create something that looks high end and not so handmade. Win, win, right?

2015 Calendars

January 7, 2015

Though I rely on my iPhone calendar to keep track of appointments (or my desktop wallpaper calendar to quickly view the date) I still love an old fashioned wall calendar, even if it’s more about aesthetics than utility.

DIY Painted House Doormat

October 29, 2014

If you weren’t able to attend Meet + Make last week you’re in luck—I created a video tutorial to show you how to create this painted doormat with row houses. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be an artist to complete this design. I takes less than 30 minutes to complete and it’s so … Read DIY Painted House Doormat

White Low Back Office Chairs

August 27, 2014

Tired of your uncomfortable boring black office chair? Try one of these white low back leatherette office chairs to add some style and function to your workspace.

DIY Polka Dot Stamped Tablecloth

August 4, 2014

A couple weeks ago I spotted this Kate Spade tablecloth and just loved it so much. I mean, polka dots are kinda a neutral, right? I created the polka dot pattern by dipping the eraser end of a new pencil in craft paint. So easy!

House Tour: Home Office

April 3, 2014

Take a look at the home office of blogger Sarah Hearts. This space functions as an office, craft room, and studio!

Gifts for the Hostess

December 14, 2013

  If you’re not cooking up a storm this season why not bring the person that is a little something? Here are a few of my favorite Christmas gifts to give your holiday host or hostess! What’s your go-to holiday hostess gift? If it’s a bottle of wine here are some printable holiday wine tags … Read Gifts for the Hostess

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways

July 16, 2013

It probably comes as no surprises that when I found a wooden crate in my closet that I purchased months ago, the first thing that came to mind was to cover it with chalkboard paint. So after covering it with a few coats of paint, I decided that this little crate that I bought at … Read Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways

Guy’s Office Space

February 3, 2011

My husband’s BFF and business partner, Jared Mendelewicz, recently repainted and furnished his office space. I stopped by and took a few snapshot of the new place. Enjoy! The wall color is a Glidden custom match of a Behr color. It’s a warm slate gray. Jared has two large shelves for art, trophies, and toys. … Read Guy’s Office Space

DIY Upholstered Headboard

January 13, 2011

I am happy to say we are just about wrapping up all the larger changes to the interior of our home. The last room to “complete” is our guest bedroom. We recently purchased a simple metal bed frame and I feel it’s just a little, well… blah. I have been searching thrift stores and Craigslist … Read DIY Upholstered Headboard

Thanksgiving Fall Serving Platters & Plates

November 11, 2010

Do you bring out the special silverware or heirloom pieces for holidays? I love using our “fancier” serving pieces for Thanksgiving. Here are some beautiful plates and platters you will want to add to your collection. {Top left: Wilma dessert plates, Bottom Left: Dorata Salad Plate, Right: Sesame Letterpress harvest entertaining platters}

Painted Stripe Entry Way

October 14, 2010

Shortly after we moved into our home, we painted the foyer and living room. I have always loved wallpapered foyers, however, our walls are a bit too uneven for wallpaper. So I decided to use the paint color we used in the den and paint 10″ horizontal stripes in the entry way. I have to … Read Painted Stripe Entry Way

home away from home…

January 14, 2009

or just the place i spend 40+ hours a week at. meet my classroom.   teacher’s view. 18 student iMacs and my lovely new iMac.     i finally got around to using my old ikea curtains (previously used a room divider in my old apartment) in the classroom. the filter light nicely.   great quote i have … Read home away from home…

currently loving…

May 30, 2008

it’s springtime and i’m currently loving shades of blues with hints of greens and golds. this color combination is fresh and reminds me spring. here’s a shot of some pillows i have in my living room that are in previously mentioned hues.