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DIY Your Way to Designer Summer Decor

By: Liz Gray
November 25, 2014

Dress up your home this summer with fun, easy projects inspired by of-the-moment design trends.

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Photo: Kathryn Ivey. From: Kathryn Ivey.

The Trend: Vintage-Inspired Florals

Along with midcentury furniture and style comes another throwback to the 1960s: Vintage-inspired floral patterns. We've spotted "flower power" patterns in window treatments, bedspreads, throw pillows and more. Design by Kathryn Ivey.

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The DIY: Bright Painted Plates

Create your own version of the vibrant, vintage-inspired floral patterns by transforming a plain white plate with ceramic paint and a few simple techniques. Learn how to paint your own floral plates here.

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The Trend: Watercolor Florals

Another trend that's here to stay? Soft, painterly, watercolor-inspired florals, like these featured in the rug, window treatments and pillow in this moody living room. Image courtesy Blue Bell Gray

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The DIY: Custom Watercolor Notecards

Recreate the watercolor motifs you see in design magazines on an all-purpose note card you can use for summer parties or any-occasion correspondence. Or, paint a larger floral design to hang on the wall. Get the steps.

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