Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Shelf styling {floating shelf with leather brackets}

I have been slowly working on finishing my master bedroom and I am so excited on how it is coming together.  We do things on a very tiny budget over here, but I hope you all can see how small budget doesn't mean small style.  I had found this shelf while cruising the internet for an option for my niece and nephew's shared room that I'm designing.  I loved it so much I told my sister to buy it and got one for myself too.  Today, her and I went shopping for some decor to style our was a one for me, one for you, type of shopping day.  I did purchase a few different items for our room, but don't be surprised when I later share photos of their room that you'll recognize some things.  Enough is my new shelf.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A neutral space for a baby boy {boy nursery complete}

I love getting photos from my clients. It is truly the best part of this entire process.  Considering I never actually meet my clients, never step foot into their homes, and never actually touch the items I've suggested for them, the photos are my reward, my closure, my purpose for doing this rad job.  So, when I received these photos from my client I was so excited to share.  I know this room has been such a great transformation.  If you can believe it, two of the walls stayed the same color from these before photos, but just watch how much brighter the room feels after the introduction of some wallpaper and a lighten bay window wall.

My design board and concept for this room looked like this:
And here is how the nursery turned out:

Such a fun transformation right?  Any of you that follow me on Instagram know my love for anything Babyletto.  I just feel like they have such great looking cribs for such amazing prices!  They make my job easy.  I knew we had to use the Scoot crib for this space because the colors mimicked the Serena and Lily wallpaper so nicely. I was obsessed with the West Elm Traced Diamond Kilim rug because it was going to be such a strong introduction of blue, while allowing the rest of the room to be so neutral.  I love how the bay window changed so much too.  Doesn't it look more youthful?  I had mentioned to my client we needed to "young" this space up.  By painting that wall a lighter color and eliminating the swagged drapes you could really see how much light this side of the room exudes.  And I love me some natural bamboo shades.  Thank you to my fabulous client who I just adore and welcome to your little guy.  

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer break {with very little break}

I have to say I am so thankful for the world of social media.  Duh, right?  But truly, all my new clients this summer found me on Instagram.  This little app we all love, just sitting on my phone, has brought me the joy of so many amazing ladies.  And I say only ladies because I've yet to have a male reach out for design help.  How fun would that be to do a bachelor pad?  Oh, I think I'm on to something...
Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself.  I just wanted to share the few designs I've completed for clients this summer so anyone who actually finds this little blog of mine doesn't think its hibernating.

I had the privilege of reconnecting with a high school friend who found me on Instagram...see, amazing.  I designed her great room for her that consists of her family room, dining area, play area and entry.  I can not wait to see this space completed. Remember, I only do E-design so these spaces are completed by my clients.  I have to say though, they are all amazing at implementing my designs.
Another space I had the privilege of designing was for a long time client who I just adore.  We are now working together on the second home of theirs after their first one I helped designed sold.  She is expecting a little guy soon and I just completed his nursery design.
And lastly, I completed another nursery design for a long time client who is friends with the one I mentioned above.  They are seriously the best.  She is expecting a little girl and we had so much fun collaborating on a nursery of blush pink, lilac and navy blues.

So as you can see I've been busy, busy and for that I am truly thankful.  My kids head back to school a week from today and this mama is very excited for the many hours of free time coming my way. Woohoo.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Be Brave {a completed boy nursery}

I was contacted in January by my client wanting me to do an E-design for her 2nd son's nursery. She wanted a space that was peaceful and serene incorporating the black, white, grey and yellow color palette.  She loved the cloud sheets from Land of Nod and definitely wanted to incorporate them.  I got to work based off of a few inspiration photos she had shared with me.

You can definitely see a reoccurring theme among these two images and I was up for the challenge to achieve a similar aesthetic without being exactly like these two amazing rooms.  

My original design board that I presented to my client looked like this...

I incorporated yellow accents throughout the space so that the color wasn't too overwhelming by being used in a large scale because I knew that wouldn't go along with my clients want for a serene space.  When I presented this design to her she loved it, but wanted to make a few adjustments so that it felt more cohesive to her home.  I'm always ok with this which is why I allow two revisions with my designs.  My client decided she didn't want such a large amount of yellow after all so we toned it down and really pushed the black and white options.

Here was the final plan and what she worked off of when she was implemented the design...

I promised I would share some pictures of this completed nursery and here they are.  I think we can all agree that the arrow accent wall is pretty phenomenal!  It is an inexpensive way to make a big impact.  It takes time and paint, but very little money.

If you are interested in an E-design feel free to contact me as I'm booking up my calendar for the summer.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Boy nursery e-design {black and white}

I have had a few boy nurseries that I haven't shared yet with you all.  This one in particular is almost finished and it is amazing!!  I shared a little sneak peek on my Instagram awhile ago, but thought I'd show you what the design board looked like in comparison to the start of the design being implemented.

From the arrow stenciled accent wall, to my favorite Babyletto Lolly crib and how to die for is the Restoration Hardware dresser in gray?  It is all too good.

Amazing right?!  I can't wait to share the completed nursery with you all.  Just allow me to email and harass my rad client for photos.  Possibly the hardest part of my job is not being able to just drive on over to my client's homes and snap pictures for them.  It may be time for me to find some photographers in local areas to do the snapping for them....hmmm....any takers?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Not cheap in design {Modern Crib Round-up}

Something that has changed drastically over the years is the selection of modern cribs that don't break the bank.  A crib with clean lines was so hard to find 6 plus years ago that was less then $1,000.  Today with amazing companies like Babyletto, Ikea and Baby Mod, just to name a few, there are so many options to choose from.  I love this because it allows my client's budgets to be spent on more important items for their nurseries.  I'd rather have them invest in a great rug or cool lighting.  Today I'm sharing my top picks for cribs under $400.
You can find the featured cribs here...
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6
Be sure to check out the rest of the options through these companies as they offer many different colorways and styles.

Do you have a favorite? I know I do....

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring update to our bathroom {Penny Deal Challenge}

I've been having so much fun today switching things up in our home.  If you follow me on Instagram or Snap Chat then you have seen a bit of what I'm talking about.  I was recently asked to take part in the Penny Deal Challenge for JCPenney.  They are having a great sale that started yesterday and runs through the 17th of April where bath towels, bed pillows and protectors and ready-made curtains are buy one get the next one for a penny.  Sign me up, right?  I had been wanting to refresh our bathroom for a while to lighten it up and bring in some new accessories, so this couldn't have been more perfect of timing.

As most of you probably have noticed over the years I LOVE white.  I love how bright and fresh it is, I love that you can bleach it, I love everything that white provides to a space.  When my daughter and I headed into JCPenney today, I knew I wanted to purchase a new set of white towels.  I was so excited that with the sale going on I was able to purchase 4 new towels today for $25.94!  Pretty much a steal.  For this family of four I was so thrilled that everyone got a new towel today.  Time to dump our old ones, yay.

I think we can all agree that this space looks nice and refreshed!

Thank you JCPenney for including me in this fun challenge.  Although I chose to stick with white towels, your selection of various colors was great.

*I was provided with a gift card to go shopping for the items in this post, but my selection and my opinions are all mine.
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