Happy Thursday CoContesters! And welcome back this summery sunny day for another brilliant CoContest feature blogger. Last week we took a gander at the inspirational individual behind the popular blog and website: ITALIANBARK, while this week we’re following up with a bright, bubbly and super exciting collection of ideas from Sugar and Cloth.
Full of lively colours, energetic DIY projects and plenty of household inspiration, Sugar and Cloth is sure to get you on the path to domestic design bliss! Read on below to learn more…
All about Ashley Rose
When checking out a design blog, it is always interesting to check out the face behind the magic. In this case, it is Ashley Rose. Starting the blog in September 2011, after taking a break from her Art and Design degree at Marshall University, Ashley then took the massive step of making this project her full time life’s work by quitting her day job in 2014.
With a penchant for bright, bubble gum hues, clean interiors and practical yet chic designs, Sugar & Cloth is a wonderful collection of DIY projects, stylish interiors and delicious food ideas.
Oh, and the other guy standing there in the picture? That’s Jared, Ashley’s partner in life, in design, and the resident photographer for her fabulous website.
If you’d like to learn more about Ashley and Sugar and Cloth, check it out in its entirety here.
In keeping with our summer issue this season, Sugar and Cloth have some great interior ideas for those who want to prepare their dwelling for the warmer weather. One of these projects includes this gorgeous DIY retro beach umbrella. Perfect for lazy garden lounging, or hanging out by the pool, this is a simple yet effective way to jump-start your summer décor.
Like it? Follow the link and get started today!
Stylish dining inspo
If you’re looking to create the perfect summer dining event, then you have come to the right place. Ashley Rose has a range of different ideas for both indoors and out, with easy DIY projects that can turn up the style on your next shindig or soirée. Create a tropical garden party by checking out the full blog post here.
Sleek and chic ideas for your home
As well as a range of neat interior inspiration, Sugar and Cloth also boast a range of ideas to create your own pieces of furniture. In this example (which is surprisingly easy), we see a marble and gold table. Looking far more complicated than it actually is, you can create this in your own home, by following these steps.
We’ve all seen those great DIY projects online, only to realise you need to be expertly skilled to complete them. Not so with Ashley’s, she has a range of doable DIY ideas that often require no more than a pair of hands.
One great example is this neat no-sew (yes – no-sew!) cushion covers. This project, and many more like it are perfect for those who are time-poor or just starting out in the DIY scene. If you like what you see, check it out here.
A bright and bubbly Instagram feed
Checking out Ashley Rose’s Instagram feed is sure to get you feeling both excited and hungry at the same time! With fabulous recipes for macarons, smoothies, and desserts, you’re sure to find something that inspires. However, the majority of the feed is replete with a range of stylish interiors, and lively DIY projects.
Check it out here, and get inspired today!
Did that get your creativity flowing? Stay tuned next Thursday for another great feature blogger!