Design Collaboration Challenge: A Coral & Navy Dining Room

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Coral & Navy Dining Room

Every month I join a group of bloggers and we all create a mood board based on one inspiration photo. This month, it was my pick and I (probably rather predictably) chose a navy, coral and gold theme. It’s so yummy, right? I seriously love what everyone came up with month. I didn’t get to spend as much time on mine as I wanted to, but I managed to pull together a “rustic glam” dining room, or that’s what I’m calling it at least. I stuck with renter-friendly white walls,… View Post

August Inspiration Board Challenge: A Lavender & Emerald Living …

August Inspiration Board Challenge: A Lavender & Emerald Living Room

Last month I joined a group of bloggers in a monthly inspiration design board challenge. We each create a design board based on the same inspiration photo, and it’s so fun to see all the different takes on it. This month, Jessica chose this pretty starting point: I decided to do a very renter-friendly living room – white walls with lavender accents and, mainly because I freaking love this sofa, a big splash of emerald green. Oil Painting – Alice Neave // Fabric (for curtains) – John RobshawPillows – Caitlin Wilson // Side Table –… View Post

July Inspiration Board Challenge: A Tangerine & Mint Office

July Inspiration Board Challenge: A Tangerine & Mint Office

I am super excited to be joining a bevvy of talented bloggers this month for a recurring mood board inspiration challenge. Here’s the inspiration photo we all started with… And here’s where I went with it… Bookshelf – Layla Grace // Pendant – Oly StudioWallpaper – Laura Ashley // Dresser – Anthropologie Console – Layla Grace // Lamp – Clayton Grey // Desk – Lamps PlusFabric – Caitlin Wilson // Chair – vintageRug – Madeline Weinrib // Sofa – Urban Outfitters I don’t have an office, and probably won’t any time soon, so I completely indulged myself with this. It’s an eclectic mix but I think the… View Post

Design Boards: Colorful Vintage Modern Living and Dining …

Design Boards: Colorful Vintage Modern Living and Dining Spaces

An embarrassingly long time ago, I helped one of our friends/neighbors with design boards for their living and dining areas. They live in the same type of space as we do – an airy loft with concrete ceilings and a brick wall. This has to be one of my favorites boards yet – it’s masculine and a little moody but also bright and fun.  They have two small children, so it had to be kid-friendly (hello, big leather sectional and storage for toys), and they wanted a healthy dose of… View Post

A Small Space Outdoor Oasis: Plans for the …

A Small Space Outdoor Oasis: Plans for the Balcony

I’m ignoring the fact that, as I type, it is snowing outside. Instead, I am focusing on the fact that it is almost half way through March and, therefore, the weather has to get nicer soon. Right?! We use our little balcony a lot in summer – the kiddos can spend hours playing with their water table and I love to sit out there with a good book and a cool drink. That said, we really haven’t made the most of it for the past couple of years. We sold our… View Post