Maggie Overby Studios Top Ten Posts of 2016

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Wow, 2016 has been a busy year for me. Since it started off with a fresh move under my belt, there have been updates to make, rooms to reveal and lots and lot of DIY projects.  With only a few days left of the year I thought I’d share the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2016. These are the post that you readers viewed the most which hopefully means they are the projects that you loved the most. Can you guess what made the number one slot?  I know a few hit my top ten as well so let’s get started with number ten…

10. Inspired By DIY: Urban OutfittersThis project was so easy I can see why it was a favorite!

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9. Living Room Reveal – I have to say this is the room I struggled with most in this house. It is a dark awkward space but the end result was pretty satisfying considering it’s limitations.

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8. Girl’s Room Fit for a Teen in Aqua and Coral – Katie’s room was a lot of fun and I even did some original artwork for the space which is always a joy for me.

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7. Inspired by DIY: Eddie RossAt the time this quick DIY seemed like a big risk but in the end really has made a huge change for the better on this pretty basic mantel.

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6. Coffee Table Turned to Mid Century Bench DIY – What to do with a $15 Formica topped table with great legs? Make it something new that’s what!

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5. One Room Challenge Laundry Room – This is one of my most recent projects so for it to be in the top ten means it has gotten a lot of traffic in a short amount of time. I guess everyone loves this closet makeover just as much as I do.

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4. Inspired by DIY: West Elm – Who knew a set of placemats turned into a poof would be a crowd favorite? I guess that just proves the popularity of the poof!

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3. DIY Metal Base Night Stand – Are you seeing a trend here? The master bedroom projects have been quite a hit.

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2. Eclectic Interiors Summer Home Tour 2016Seeing it all in one post definitely makes taking the tour easier, and this one took place when almost all the room were completed.

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Drum roll please…In the number one slot for 2016…

1.One Room Challenge Master Bedroom – I have to agree with the numbers guys! I think this makeover was one of my favorites of not just 2016 but of all time. I’m so glad you love it too.

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Hope you had and amazing 2016 and stop by tomorrow for some big news about what’s to come in 2017!  Hint Hint, there will be lots of new projects in the near future…

Eclectic Interiors Summer Home Tour 2016

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Hello all! Welcome to the Eclectic Interiors Summer Home Tour 2016 hosted by Jess of Domicile37. All this week an amazing group of eclectic interior bloggers will be sharing  a peak inside of their homes. This comes at a perfect time for me because we have been in our new house almost nine months and I haven’t had a chance to share a full tour and it is for sure eclectic.

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So today I welcome you to my eclectic home. Eclectic is a collection of ideas, styles, or tastes derived from a broad and diverse range of sources. This could not be a better explanation of my style. I have always been a collector and over our ten moves I have gathered objects and furniture from all over the U.S and the world. I definitely lean heavily towards mid-century styles but I feel perfectly at home mixing in traditional as well.  I love what I love and anything goes.

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For those of you that don’t already know we are now living in South Carrolina and the house is a rental. That means I have been limited to making changes that can be reversed when we leave so with the help lots of paint, lighting, fabric, and budget friendly DIYs I have slowly worked my way through each room to make this house a home.

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In my last house I used a lot of color on the walls but this house is very dark so here I chose paint colors that were light and neutral, for everything else color has been key.

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You will also find that almost everything in my house is a vintage, thrift store, or flea market find.

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You can see by the “Man Cave” that my husband is on board for the hunt as well.

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He tends to go for historical significance (and dead things)

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While I go for just about everything else…

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The one room in this house that has taken me a while to love is the kitchen. Being a rental I can’t really make big changes in this room and at first I hated it.

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But adding a bit of my personality has helped me appreciate the fact that it is functional, neutral and at the very least a nice background for the things I love.

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It is also the one room that has a big beautiful window with lots of light.

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Perfect for my growing urban jungle.

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This house also has a bonus room over the garage that is mine all mine! The work space I’ve always dreamed of is finally a reality.

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The opposite side of the house leads to the bedrooms and baths which are pretty typical for the no frills 90’s rancher that this house is.

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Like the kitchens the baths are functional and neutral, definitely nothing from Architectural Digest, but with a splash of color and collected accessories they come to life.

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The bedrooms are a good size and have been easy spaces to add lots of personal touches, and of course color.

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Bold fabrics and lots of pattern have also played a big part in bringing these rooms together.

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My son’s room even got a bold striped accent wall.

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and the master bedroom has become my favorite spot for a quiet retreat.

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with a master bathroom that is just enough.

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I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit…

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If you’d like to see the full tour including the before photos and links to the original posts for each room you could probably spend the day HERE.

But first be sure to stop by and visit the other Eclectic Interiors Home Tours scheduled for the week. I’ll be adding the links each day this week as the tours go on so be sure to check back in for a whole load of amazing tours.

Monday, May 30th

Blue i Style // Polished Habitat // Bright Green Door // Maggie Overby Studios (Me)

Tuesday, May 31st

Ciburbanity // The Striped House // Style Mutt Home // This is Our Bliss

Wednesday, June 1st

Copper Dot Interiors (Year of Serendipity) // {Home-ology} modern vintage // Up to Date Interiors // Bigger Than the Three of Us

Thursday, June 2nd

Rain on a Tin Roof // Pretty Practical Home // 58 Water Street // Domicile 37

Friday, June 3rd

Primitive & Proper // A Designer at Home // Suburban Bitches // Casa Watkins Living 

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It’s Friday, High Five!

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Hello my beautiful people, It’s Friday and I feel like I got so much accomplished this week. I completed my master bedroom for the One Room Challenge, which was quite the project. Now that it is all complete I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to walk into a finished bedroom especially after nine months of looking at half torn wallpaper border. High-five and a whole lot of better sleep to that! With this project complete I spent yesterday going down my list of to-call and to-email and got a lot of those little tedious tasks off my plate which always feels good. These little things can easily weigh me down if I let them pile up. Now that a few of them are done I can move on to a new project without feeling guilty. High-five and a big pat on my back!

Here are a few more high-five’s for the week…

friday1 How about this Humlegården Apartment design by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter with It’s oversized, multicolored parquet flooring? Each room directly relates to it’s setting overlooking Humlegården park, where the greenery outside changes with the season. The tile is so lovely it doesn’t need any furniture at all.

2. I think I’m in love with the Humlegården Apartment floor plan as much as I am with the apartment…

3. What to do with that worn out aluminum lawn chair, why give it a makeover of course!

4.I kind of fell in love with this Rainbow Pom Pom Blanket, it could be all the pretty colors or the pom poms, but it’s probably both!

5. Science is cool and quite pretty. When given colored construction paper, wasps build rainbow colored nests. These are my kind of wasps.

Have a great weekend,

Maggie