Monday, July 20, 2015

Newest designs {big boy room and a nursery}

I love when my mock-up design boards can spur new ideas for actual clients.  That is exactly what happened after I completed the design board in the previous post.  I had two different clients both love the color scheme.  For me it was super fun to design two spaces, both for boys without using blue.  It can be done and it can be amazing.  I can not wait to show you completed pictures of these two spaces.  I've seen a sneak peak of the nursery one and it is looking amazing!

Big Boy Room


I think this just shows you how anyone can use my designs as inspiration for their own spaces and we can adapt them so they are just right for your own personal wants and needs.  Be sure to follow my blog Pinterest board because that is where I pin all my design boards.

Out of respect to my paying clients I do not share sources from their designs.  If you have any questions for me regarding my services please email me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chairish {a mid-century modern nursery}

I was recently introduced to an amazing website called Chairish which is a site where design lovers buy and sell. They have such an amazing array of items to choose from.  We all know how mid-century modern items have come back into design with full force.  They can add such character to a space with their amazing lines and cool stories.  I, personally, am all about this trend.  So when I was contacted by Chairish to take a look at what they have to offer I just knew it was a perfect fit for me.  Being able to use this site as a tool for client's designs just makes me so excited.  With me doing only E-design it can be tricky to find items with such amazing character through stores online.  And then searching on Craigslist in the areas that my clients live can also be a dead end sometimes, so this is one more great resource for me to find those one of a kind pieces for my clients.  As I was cruising through Chairish's mid-century specific items I fell in love with a few pieces and knew they would look great in a neutral nursery.  A mix of wood tones, golds and emerald green makes for such a warm and rich space. Throw in some gender specific items like a wall macrame or weaving when your little one arrives and this space is done!

For this design I incorporated five items from the Chairish website, all are linked below.  I fell in love with the lines of the walnut dresser.  Can you just imagine this in a nursery?  Such a show stopper.  And then this Swedish rattan and cane rocking horse just stopped me in my tracks, it is so special.  Mixing these great finds from Chairish with some of my favorite pieces like Kalon Studios crib shows the progression of modern design from years ago until now. I also love how incorporating an item like an African mudcloth pillow can add such a mix of texture and style to this space.  And why not incorporate a bit of velvet too, just to really amp up the luxury in this room.  I truly feel like playing with textures, trends and items from all different time periods makes for a space that is aesthetically appealing and interesting; full of stories.  Your eye will travel through this space with such wonder moving from the different materials.  

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So have you checked out Chairish yet?  If not, I warn're going to get lost in all they have to offer.  Enjoy!  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Countdown to summer {my must-haves}

Any one else really counting down the days til summer?  It's usually about this time in the school year that I am just done with the hustle and bustle of the morning.  Currently, my son is sleeping in longer making wake-up time that much harder.  I don't blame him, 2nd grade is tough, ha!  With our first trip of the summer just a short month away I wanted to gather a few of my current, cost conscious must-haves and share them with you just put me by a pool and pour me a beverage!

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I have to say a few summers ago I switched to using Turkish towels for the pool and beach and I seriously can't see myself ever buying a normal beach towel again!  Not only are these Turkish towels so much easier to fold up in a smaller size than a regular towel, but they also dry so much faster!  And even better they get softer the more times you throw them in the washer.  And who doesn't just love a new pair of sun glasses?  I love these ones from Otis because their lenses are made with mineral glass making them impossible to scratch!  They are a moms dream.  I am also a huge believer in wearing a hat always.  I'm a natural red head with freckles and fair skin and it is not a good combination when I'm constantly at the beach with my kids.  Finding the perfect hat for summer is always a fun shopping necessity for me.  Do you have a few items that are must-haves for you?  I'd love to hear them...or an item that you just love and feel the need to share.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Gallery wall envy {inspiration for my kids' room}

I have been in the process of pulling together a huge gallery wall for my kids' shared room. The design of their room is changing drastically from what their room used to look like:

I have softened the palette by using lots of white and indigo.  This was my original design board for their room.  Although it changed a bit, you can still get an idea of what you may see when I share their completed space.  
Their is one wall in their room that has become their desk area that I really wanted to make the focal of the room.  I decided creating a floor to ceiling gallery wall would be super fun and allow me to incorporate a good balance of art for both my son and my daughter.  Of course, when it came to framing all the prints I wanted to find some inspiration, so where else did I go, but Instagram and Pinterest.  You'd be surprised how Instagram has become another search engine for me.  So here are some of the images I just loved along with the Instagram username and links if available so you can find the sources and drool yourself.  

photo by Ashlee Raubach

amazing space by @lindsaysue_design 



Those amazing gallery walls were my source of inspiration and I'm sure you can see why.  Hello heart eyes for days!  I love the mix of frame colors, sizes and styles.  I love the mix of mediums.  I just felt so excited to pull my kids gallery wall together.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cool kid {big boy room design}

This little client of mine is the epitome of the cool kid.  His name is rad, his parents are even cooler and he's about to be a big brother!  So it was time to turn his room into a space fitting for all this awesome. I'm not one to design a themed space, I like to mix all sorts of pieces into one room and in this room I did just that.
There will be the most perfect little reading corner with a book wall and kilim floor pillow amongst all this.  Bright, bold baskets are just perfect for all his toys.  And we had to throw in some major little man love for trucks and cars by including some fun bedding.  Now to start working on his little brother's nursery.

Out of respect for my paying clients I do not share sources.  Please email me if you have any questions or would like to inquire about my E-design services.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gray, yellow and blue nursery {girl nursery design board}

I've recently finished a mini e-design for a client that I wanted to share with you all.  I love when clients come to me mid-design when they are just stumped on where to go next with a space.  I usually see that they are on such a good track already and I just get to really pull it all together for them.  In this case the gray patterned rug, the yellow glider and the day bed duvet were already purchased.  I got to finish up all the other items and am super excited to see it all comes together.  What was really fun about this mom was that she loved pattern play.  So we have some bold patterns in this nursery, but I hope you are able to see the balance between them all.  Playing with scale and movement of fabrics is what will help not make it all look the same.  The bold stripe of the curtains off-set the round medallion pattern of the Pottery Barn duvet cover so nicely.  Here is the design I have come up with.
I can't wait to share the final pictures with you all when I get them.

Out of respect for my paying clients I do not share sources of their designs.  If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Master bedroom design {I'm ready to add some color}

I've had a fairly neutral master bedroom for the last few years which was a great way to start off when we moved into our home.  Since then I've really established what I feel my style is and what we like as a family and now I have slowly been incorporating more color, texture, pattern and art.  The other day on Instagram I shared that I had gathered a few of the pillows from the rest of the home and thrown them on my master bed.  I loved the feel it gave to the space, so I know it is time to get designing.  I threw this design board together to keep me on track with what I want to incorporate as the budget will allow.  A few of the items I already have like the indigo cactus print from The Aestate, the bench from a few seasons ago from Target, the Hemnes white dresser from Ikea, but I thought some new leather pulls may jazz it up a bit and we have our DIY wall sconces we made, the white bed from Ikea (the one pictured is from West Elm) and we have the For Like Ever print.  We are off to a good start with the basics, but now its time to get shopping for the fun stuff.
This is what my master looks like right now...

Here is the new design...
I'll be sure to post progress photos as it starts to come together.  I'm excited!
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