How to Paint Horizontal Stripes

How to Paint Horizontal Stripes

I am completely in love with the new striped wall in our master bedroom (I posted the big reveal here). It took a while, but it was totally worth it. It’s subtle but fun and makes a huge difference to the room. It’s really not hard to paint stripes, but it can be time-consuming. Here’s how I did it… You will need:Two colors of paint (I used Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and Window Pane, only a shade apart)Painter’s tapeDrop clothLevelRulerPencilRoller (I’ve heard that there’s less chance of bleeding with a foam… View Post

Rainwashed Master Bedroom Reveal with Striped Feature Wall

Rainwashed Master Bedroom Reveal with Striped Feature Wall

This has been a rather long time coming, but I think I can say that our master bedroom is done, for now at least. There are a few things I want to tweak, and I might make some more bedding (with my mad sewing skills – ha!), but here it is… We bought our bedroom furniture about four years ago, with money that my grandparents had saved for me as a child. It was expensive, but it will last years and years (I hope). The fabric painting over the dresser… View Post

More Master Bedroom Ideas

More Master Bedroom Ideas

I’ve been playing around with ideas for how to finish our master bedroom. I’m still not sold on which bedding to go with but I have ordered these two sets… West Elm Organic Pin Tuck Duvet Set in Sea Grass Crate and Barrel Poloneesi Duvet Set I might end up returning one or both of them, I’m still not sure. They were both on sale and almost sold out, so I felt a bit rushed! I did decide to paint a striped feature wall behind our bed, which I should… View Post

Master Bedroom Inspiration

Master Bedroom Inspiration

I keep flitting between styles for our master bedroom, going from peaceful and luxe to something a bit more colorful and fun. I’ve ordered some bedding so I’m waiting to see it before I make any more decisions. In the meantime, here are a few drool-worthy bedrooms for you to ogle. The room that started it all is this one, from Studio Ten 25. I love the colours and the mix of different prints and textures. Here are a few other spaces with a similar look… From here From A La… View Post

Welcome To My Humble Abode

Welcome To My Humble Abode

It’s been quite a challenge, coming first from the English countryside and then the American suburbs (as I have), trying to figure out how to take what is essentially a concrete bunker (albeit a rather nice concrete bunker) and turn it into a comfy family home. Here I hope to share how I’m doing exactly that, one pretty thing at a time. For now, here’s a little look at what we started with six months ago, before we moved in… {Floor to ceiling windows in the living room} {The great… View Post