This is Offbeat Home's archive of posts by Ariel Meadow Stallings.
Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. You can gossip with her on twitter: @offbeatariel
I don't know that I've ever seen a zebra print combined with this super soothing green color… the effect is simultaneously a totally relaxing but also a little bit badass. Of course it says something that this room was designed for a teenager, BUT I LOVE IT.
And wait until you see the bathroom…
My 16-month-old daughter and I live on an herb farm (no, not that kind of herb farm, though we are in Northern California). I am a farm hand here, and in exchange for a certain amount of hours a week working the land, we get to live here and breathe the fresh air, learn about herbs, and watch everything bloom.
We live in a yome here. Yep, a yome — it's a cross between a yurt and a geodesic dome. And wait until you see the triangular windows…
It's no secret that many of my tastes and aesthetics are outgrowths of the hazy, love-bombed years I spent as a raver in the '90s. There were several years of my life where my pant size was measured in inches of cuff (no less than 30 — PUHLEASE) and when I woke up most
mornings afternoons, my eyes were half glued shut with crusted glitter. As I've aged, of course I've grown and matured, but some things never change and my deep love of platform shoes, rainbow, and especially glitter seem to be stuck with me — even as I inch toward 40.
That in mind, I decided I'd dedicate some time to rounding up a collection of my favorite DIY home decor projects that involve thick, crusted, glistening glitter.