Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Making an entrance {a completed entry room}

I'm still playing catch up for all the fun photos I received this summer from clients.  This is the last of the three rooms I did for one of my clients whose nursery and big boy room I shared below.  This room is their entry room.  I think it is safe to say this room is welcoming and a perfect representation of my clients' personalities. The best part was that my client no longer hates her existing brown couch like she did before.  Yay for that!!
Here is the design board I created for them.
And here is the completed space.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Big Boy room {after photos}

I shared the nursery from my client in the previous post, but this room is just as special because it is for the big brother!!  This little guy needed a cool room because he is just the raddest little man.  Bright and colorful was the way to go.  Here is the design concept I created for my client:
And here are the after photos.  As with many designs we tweak as we go and it just so happened that an amazing mid century dresser appeared on Craigslist and it was a must for the space!

Photos taken by Alexis Aleman Photography

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Let the adventure begin {a completed nursery}

I'm so excited to share these photos with you all today.  I have had the pleasure of working with this client on three spaces in her home.  I'll be sharing each space over the course of a few days.  Today I just have to share the completed nursery first.  I am so proud of this space and my client did a fantastic job facilitating the design concept.  Again, here is the main design board I created for her.
And here is how a concept can be taken and made into the most perfect, special space!!!

photos taken by Alexis Aleman Photography

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 you...you'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 all....now 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.  

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