May 6, 2015

Bedroom Plans and Mood Board Tips

Do you have that ONE ROOM in your house that just keeps getting neglected in the decorating department, always being passed over for other projects?! I do. (Well more than one if we are being honest! But that's another post entirely.) It's My Master Bedroom. We seriously haven't touched this room since we moved in *ahem* almost 7 years ago?! Good grief. Anyways, it's time to give this room the attention it needs, so this summer I plan on slowly attacking the task of decorating this room. 

Lets take a tour of its current state *yikes!*, but first, a little background. The existing furniture we have was custom made by Menonites back in Canada. Even though it's a little matchy-matchy, Its still a great set and I don't plan on parting with it, just working around it and possibly bringing in a few more pieces to break up the monotony. (Prepare yourselves...this was by NO MEANS a styled shoot! Its clean, but not pretty!)




Gah! Deep breath..... Every accessory in here is probably over 10 years old?! And was bought to match my old bedding..also bought 10 years ago:) Things are crumbling. Like my lamp shade on my $10 IKEA lamp I've been using for the last...you got it! 10 years. 10 years people. 

I did manage to buy some new bedding from Pottery Barn last year, and I still love it, so thats staying also. Another thing about this room is its huge, and it has a very high sloped ceiling which makes things a little tricky.





I think this armoire is my favorite piece. We keep our TV in it. My least favorite piece?! The ironing board. Thats got to go.


So to get this project rolling, I always like to start by searching for some inspiration by either browsing pinterest, flipping through magazines, or even reading my favorite blogs! Theres some crazy good talent out there in the blogasphere. 

Then I always create a mood board for my space. Why, you ask?! Good question. And I'm answering that over on Remodelaholic today! Wha wha. Sorry....it kinda sounded like I was trying to trick ya there, didn't it?! Totally didn't mean it that way. Hope you will forgive me;) But seriously....I'm not going to leave you high and dry. I'm even going to show you my mood board I created for this room, and here it is!


I am over there today though to talk about why I create Mood Boards as well as how I go about putting them together, which I'm hoping you will find very useful and helpful! I do really hope you will pop on over to Remodelaholic to read my article! All you need to do is click here.

In the meantime, now that I have a starting point and narrowed down what look I'm after and what I need to shop for, I can start the process! Wish me luck!



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May 5, 2015

Trendy Tuesday ~ The Return of Macrame

When I hear the word "macrame" I immediately have flashbacks to my house when I was a kid. We had this huge macrame wall hanging above our couch, strung on a an old branch in different shades of browns and tans with orange beads strung throughout. And the plant hangers! I swear we had one in every room. 
Macrame is having a comeback, big time. Maybe its because of the recent bohemian trend, or because it has such an authentic handmade feel to it, or maybe it's just time for the trend to resurface, but whatever the reason, this hand knotted textile is everywhere.








 



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Many of these can easily be DIY'd, in fact some of the photos above are handmade DIY projects! Can you guess which ones?! 

What do you think of the trend? Love it? Want to leave it behind in the 80's?!


Wall Hanging  /  Purse  /  Chandelier  /  Macrame Cord  /  Planters  /  Headboard  /  Stool

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May 3, 2015

Sunday Reading ~ The most amazing Lego storage EVER

Oh, Legos. How much I love you and loathe you at the same time. You do an amazing job at keeping my children busy and happy, but I struggle to keep you contained. Lego pieces are everywhere. I step on them in my bare feet, and it hurts like a son of a b. Pieces are constantly getting sucked into my vacuum bag, or tossed around in the washing machine. But this guy, this guy has got it figured out.  250,000 Lego pieces, one dedicated lego room (with an attached bar I might add) and one pretty clever Seattle architect who is now my personal hero.




Oh, and make sure you watch the video. Its mind-blowing.



Behold the awesomeness that is the most amazing Lego storage room ever.



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April 8, 2015

My mint green color crush and how to create a color scheme

Wow. I think I just created a personal record on the longest blog post title ever! But its totally because there is just way too much good information here that just couldn't be crammed into a short title. Today I'm over at Remodelaholic and I'm confessing I have a crush. BIG TIME. On mint green.

There is oodles of oh so good minty inspiration that I'm sharing over there this morning, plus I'm showing you how to take an inspirational photo such as this.....


....and use it to create a color scheme like this.


You definitely don't want to miss out. Click here and you can read all about my process on designing a color scheme and also divulge in a little bit of minty goodness too:)


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