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!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Living Rooms {design boards}

I've been a busy bee lately and have been neglecting the blog.  That tends to happen when I get many clients on my plate.  Something has to fall by the wayside and it definitely will never be me being a good mom or a good designer....so, failing as writer will have to do.  I thought I'd show you what I've been up to...living rooms! I coin myself as being a nursery and kids spaces designer because that is where my background started.  Over the course of the last few years clients who I originally planned nurseries for have come back for help with other areas of their homes.  I love it!  So here are two of my most recent designs.  They are so fitting to the lovely homes of these two co-workers.  And I can't wait to share with you their transformations once they are done.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Pinwheel party {Sloane's first birthday}

This past weekend was a very special celebration; it was my niece's first birthday!  We all can't believe how quickly this year has gone by.  I wanted to share photos of her party with you all because my sister did such a fantastic job and who doesn't like a little party inspiration.  It was the most perfect girly, springy, pinwheel party ever.  I may be bias, but it was truly really sweet.  I won't bore you with my commentary.  I'll let the photos speak for themselves.  And I mean, seriously prepare for photo overload.  Proud sister here, and proud Auntie.

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If you want to throw a similar party you can find all the adorable printables through Midori Graphic Design on Etsy.  

Birthday crown found here

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cali Cool { living room design}

I've always wondered how clients find me.  I usually assume that they come to my site via Pinterest and then we start chatting from there.  In this case I know Instagram led this client to me.  It truly shows the power of social media and the use of hash tags.  I am always so intrigued by this new way of marketing, I am finding it to be so beneficial to my little business.  Not to mention, it has truly led me to some pretty rad people.  In this case, this client is from the East Coast, but really wanted to have a "Cali cool" vibe for her entry/living room.  I guess I fit perfectly into the designer role being from Cali and all (wink wink).  Her home is already gorgeous, so I just couldn't wait to design this space for her.  Working with a few existing pieces of furniture I then ran with the boho, beachy feel using Hmong and Batik pillows, the palm art prints, the bold rug and lots of texture in the new chairs and table.  The wishbone chairs are an A+ in my book and will be just the right scale for this room.  I'll be sure to share pictures when the room is complete.

This was the design concept I came up with...

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 RugsUsa.com 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.

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