Create in 8!™

My favorite place. 

Step 1.  INSPIRATION PIECE/ PLACE.

Choose your favorite destination.  

Costa Rica.

Step 2:  CHOOSE 3 COLORS. 

Green, light green, ivory. Wood and natural accents. Simple. Easy. 

Step 3: CHARGERS OR PLACEMATS.

This one was a difficult decision, You can really go without for this theme, but I'm sticking with placemats from my personal collection, with a little bit of tlc to make them pretty again. ;) 

Step 4: ADD A PERSONAL DETAIL. 

Sweet little wooden bowls from Cost Plus World Market. Loved them and never knew how I was going to use them, but couldn't resist!

Step 5: LOOK FOR ITEMS AROUND YOUR HOUSE. 

Glass cylinder vases to capture my "rainforest in a glass."  Looked inside the fridge and found some mangos and mineolas. Although I loved this vessel to start, I didn't like it for the overall look, so I switched it out! 

Step 6: REPURPOSE ITEMS. 

Bracelets. Napkin rings. Done. 

Step 7: GO OUTSIDE. 

Costa Rica is known for awesome coffee. My "outside" or "connection to nature" will be coffee beans for this one. I started out scattering them, then had an inspirational moment and ended up writing "Pura Vida" using the beans!  

Step 8: STAND BACK AND TAKE A LOOK. 

This design really challenged me to stay simple and trust in it. 

Costa Rica. Simple. Beautiful. Pure life! 

Pura Vida!