Mother Nature Inspired

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Signs: Information or Inspiration?

Mission Inspiration (read Part 1 and Part 2 here) was a success and couldn’t have been more amazing! Our road trip across Idaho with Local Freshies® has come......

“Mission Inspiration” – Part 2.5: Let’s keep going…

Mission Inspiration Success… more road trip please! Our “Mission Inspiration” road trip has been a blast! It’s been so much fun that we extended it a few more......
By Jaime Pirozzi | February 7, 2018 | Mother Nature Inspired, Studio Secrets

“Mission Inspiration” – Part 2: Road Trip Packing Time!

We are about to set off on MISSION INSPIRATION! Last week we focused on road trip preparation so now it’s time to get packing. By taking the time......
By Jaime Pirozzi | January 31, 2018 | Mother Nature Inspired, Studio Secrets

“Mission Inspiration” – Part 1: Road Trip Preparation

MISSION INSPIRATION is a GO!!! Our focus at nluv Studio is spreading positivity, treasuring special moments & just trying to make the world a little better each day......
By Jaime Pirozzi | January 24, 2018 | Mother Nature Inspired, Studio Secrets

The Simplistic Beauty of a Stained Wood Finish

Simplicity is the secret ingredient to a truly beautiful design. To create an amazing piece, it doesn’t mean you must have 15 layers, an intricate color palette, accents......

A Custom Picket Fence… Reclaimed Pallet Wall Art that is!

We always have extra wood lying around the studio, especially old pallets. My mom loves birdhouses and family photos, so I decided to come up with a pallet......

Rustic Wrapping for the Mountain Lifestyle

I love wrapping gifts, sometimes even more than the gifts themselves! Living in South Lake Tahoe, glitz and glamor aren’t a normal part of our mountain lifestyle, at......
By Jaime Pirozzi | December 13, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, Wrapit nluv

Top 5 List: Where do you get all those crafty ideas?

Some people are so creative & crafty. It’s as if ideas just pop into their head all day long! Others of us… we have to work to find......

Wake-Up Wall: Inspirational Signs for a ‘Kick-in-the-Pants’ start to your day!

Kick off your day with a little inspiration & get things going right! Create a ‘Wake-Up Wall’ and remind yourself each morning to have the most amazing day......

The How-To for Creative Cycle Success

We all have a creative side whether that translates to art, the corporate world or into our hobbies. Following recipes, instructions or templates make any process easier to......

Organizational Design: A ‘Completed’ Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life

‘Organizational design’ may sound like an oxymoron but these two words should be best friends in your home! Our vision to organize our winter sporting-mess has finally come......
By Jaime Pirozzi | September 20, 2017 | Faux Finish Feature Art, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired, Rooms

Mount ‘n Metal: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 4

We’re into week 4 for the Snowboard Feature Wall!  While I LOVE to paint, seeing the design come to life by adorning the wall may squeak into 1st......

Distressing Wood: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 3

If you’ve stuck with us the last two weeks (Part 1 & Part 2), our Snowboard Feature Wall has come a long way. We finalized the design, gathered......

Gear Organization: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 2

Last week we kicked off our Snowboard Feature Wall project (read Part 1 here) to get our gear some organization! Every week, we get a little closer to......

Ode to the Snow: A Snowboard Feature Wall for the Mountain Life – Part 1

Living in Lake Tahoe or any mountain town comes with lots of extracurricular outdoor hobbies. Some people are quite serious, with garages filled to the roof like sporting......

Reclaim your weekend… Reclaimed wood that is!

Some people like shiny new things and others love antiques and rare finds. Reclaimed wood peaks the interest of the later and is a favorite of ours at......
By Jaime Pirozzi | August 2, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired, Studio Secrets

I’m so ‘nluv’ with water-based Stains!

When you ask people about the process of staining wood, they seem to either love it or hate it & others are just plain afraid of it! No......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 19, 2017 | Furniture, Mother Nature Inspired, Rooms

Hump Day Hoopla – The nluv Memos move to Wednesdays!

Happy Hump Day everyone! Don’t worry… our calendar isn’t broken. I know it’s Friday, so I should be saying TGIF but instead I’m talking about Wednesday. What is......

Gus’ Getaway: A Kitten Cardboard Cabin

Last weekend, we brought home a new member of our family. Meet Gus! He’s pretty adorable and settling in quite nicely. Play time is his favorite with eating......
By Jaime Pirozzi | July 11, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired

Outdoorsy Design: An indoor office with an Aging Forest soul

At the end of spring, I introduced the finish called Aging Forest through the ‘Featured Finishes’ series. We promised to detail the finish so you can enjoy it......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Personalized Chalkboards

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 10 Chalkboards used to be in every school classroom but overtime were slowly replaced by white erase boards and technology. In recent years though,......

Memories Live On… Estate Sale Refinishing

Her name is Ruth and she loves her church and to play music. I didn’t know her personally, but those at her estate sale told beautiful stories. She......
By Jaime Pirozzi | June 20, 2017 | Furniture, Home Decor, Mother Nature Inspired, Wrapit nluv

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Summertime Fun-time

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 7 It’s getting sunny out there! Everywhere I look there are hues of greens, yellows and blues filling the landscape. This week we’re bringing......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Lured to an Aging Forest

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 6 Living in beautiful Lake Tahoe, it’s hard not to incorporate the outdoors in our designs. This week our attention is directed towards the......
By Jaime Pirozzi | May 25, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Amazingly Edible

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 5 I don’t know about you, but I love food! This week our attention is on amazingly edible creations that inspire design.  The talent......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Al ‘Tahoe’ Natural

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 4 Al Natural is the only way to go! This week our focus is the explosion of growth and colors as Spring is in......

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Wild n’ Dangerous

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 3 This week we’re bringing the wild inside with animal textures and prints. Nature may be beautiful, but she can also be dangerous with......
By Jaime Pirozzi | May 4, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Finish Gallery

The ‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Woodsy Faux Real

‘Featured Finishes’ Series: Episode 2 This week we’re heading outdoors and getting ‘woodsy’. Living in the mountains and surrounded by nature, inspiration can be found at every turn.......
By Jaime Pirozzi | April 27, 2017 | Mother Nature Inspired, The Backyard, The Finish Gallery

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