Thursday, February 19, 2015

Indigo Girl {a girl nursery}

I thought I'd share a new, fun girlie nursery design with you all that is feminine without being your typical pink.  I am a huge fan of indigo right now and think that it's a suitable color for the little lady in your life.  And can we chat about how perfect this rug is??  I would love a great vintage rug in my life, but don't have the budget for it so that is where always comes in handy.  You can find a statement piece that won't hurt the wallet.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Our home {cement floors}

I know it is a total personal preference when it comes to floor type, but I, myself, absolutely love a good cement floored home!

When we moved into this home it originally had horrible blue Berber carpet.  Thankfully, yes, silver lining, we had a flood that made us have to rip the carpet out asap.  This kicked us in the rear to spruce up our floors.  I had always wanted cement floors and with our extremely tight budget, it was more cost appropriate to just sand and seal the existing slab floor.  My husband DIY'd these floors over the course of three days and now two years later I still absolutely love them and their easily maintainable selves!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY bathroom update { kids vanity}

I'm loving how the new vanity in the kids/guest sink area is coming together.  I had shared some before pictures and the design plan with you here. My husband did all the work as usual.  Removing the old vanity and the horrible faucets was so fun to watch.  Bye bye 80's!  This space is one of the hardest to photograph because of its shear small size.  When I find a few more items for the space I'll share more photos, but for now here is a sneak peak I shared on Instagram.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Oh Deer {a completed boys nursery}

I am super excited to share these pictures with you today.  This has been one of my most favorite nurseries to date.  I pride myself on all my nursery designs, but I also know that I wouldn't necessarily put them all into my OWN home.  Not all my clients would design their homes like I do my own, which I love...this allows me to venture into so many different design styles through out the year for them.  You can't beat this job!  Love it!  I also just love when I receive photos in my inbox with completed nursery pictures!  Are you ready to see how this design board came to life?

I so appreciate all my clients for allowing me to take part in the planning of their little one's rooms!  I will never take this lightly as I know the planning of a nursery is more special than any other room.  Thank you all for making 2014 awesome!  Can't wait to see what 2015 holds!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Camel Nursery {neutral nursery design}

I have been seeing "camels" on the rise in the use of home decor and thought it would be fun to create a nursery design that exudes the colors of the desert...tans, browns, peaches, creams and a bit of black.

Using a lot of neutral colors keeps this space calm, as we all know nurseries should be, but with the use of many different textures, this room will be super cozy and aesthetically pleasing too.  You can't go wrong with a Kalon crib...they not only are offered in the best colors, but they have the most amazing lines to them.  Their cribs alone are enough to make you say, "wow."

I love the look of the Finn Rocker available through Anthropologie, but I know not all of us can afford it, but hey, this is just a nursery design mock-up so why not go big!  This design would be just as great with a simple Poang rocker from Ikea.  Adding a vintage kilim pillow is one of my many go to ideas to add originality.  And adding a custom weaving above the crib adds a subtle focal point and is also a great idea for those who don't want to hang anything too heavy over the crib.

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Neutral nurseries don't ever have to be classified as boring.  I truly think they lead the path more towards beautiful...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Subtle Christmas Decorations {green, white and woods}

I decided to change up my Christmas decor this year to eliminate red from the equation.  I wanted to stick to a palette of green, white and woods.  I have small touches of gold and grey as my other neutrals.  I've been sharing little sneak peaks on my Instagram account, but thought I'd share a few with you all here too.  Here is my subtle, modern Christmas shelf display.  I don't have a mantle, but I think this serves us just right.  I loved the green striped knitted stockings from Target and decided to grab them for the kids.  Their more traditional stockings are in their room this year where we have a white tree decorated with all sorts of kid ornaments.

At a recent trip to Trader Joe's I picked up this little small evergreen tree that smells delicious.  It is so feathery and whimsy, I just love the softness it added to the rest of the shelf decor.  

I love my stack of Chatbooks that always will have a special spot on these shelves.  The memories captured in them are priceless.  My '4' print is so bold and simple that I felt I wanted to keep it in its usual spot.  It is still one of my favorite prints...if you want to order one for your home head over to Gathered Nest Designs on Etsy and order a custom number, enter code EGD10 and receive 10% off! 

I spotted this little guy at Hobby Lobby well before I even started thinking about decorating this year, but I just had to have him.  

I loved the simplicity of this wood tree, also found at Hobby Lobby.  I had thought of painting it, but refrained as I like the light wood contrast against the white and darker woods already on the shelves.  

Keeping it simple this year has already proven to minimize my stress level.  I love this season and always want my decor to look nice.  For me, this is just right for us this year.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lets take a vote {round coffee table round-up}

Alrighty everyone I need your opinions....I recently moved our "stand-in" coffee table to the kid's room for them to use as a play table.  We had originally purchased it from Target just to act as our coffee table until I could decide on a permanent piece that I'd love for a long time.  Since it has been moved...I kinda need to make a decision.  This is what I am working with:

Now...I've returned the rug that I have layered over the ivory one because I'm just silly and can't commit.  I truly just want a vintage piece, but can't afford it yet so for now I just have the knotted ivory wool rug.  But as you can see I have a very rectangular sofa and a rectangular TV console so I'm finally wanting to get a round coffee table.  I know this will provide much needed visual movement in the space and will just fit better in proportion to the room.  You can see in the top picture the table I moved to my kid's room.  Our living area is one big great room so I wanted to also include a visual of my new door color and my breakfast nook, all can be seen from my "family" room area.  Here are my contenders for a new coffee table...please weigh in.  

What do you think?  I'd love to hear!!

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