The Floor Plan (And What I’d Do …

The Floor Plan (And What I’d Do If It Were Mine)

I’ve drawn up a floor plan for the last few houses we’ve lived in, usually before we’ve moved in. They’re great for getting an idea of what will fit and how layouts might work before you start shifting furniture around. You can accurately measure square footage this way, and it’s interesting to see how different houses really compare. Our current home is about 1100 square feet (102 square meters). For comparison, our previous rental was 880 sq ft, and I can tell you that extra 220 sq ft makes a… View Post

e-Design: A Calm Country Cottage Living Room

e-Design: A Calm Country Cottage Living Room

I’ve been working on an e-Design plan for the cottage living room of one of the loveliest families ever. They’ve got two gorgeous kids, aged 4 and 2, and they wanted to carve out an adult space free from all the plastic paraphenalia that comes with living with small people. Inspiration The brief was a calm, clean, clutter-free area space with a traditional vibe, “typical of a Country Living feature.” I pulled together a few photos that, I thought, summarised the look we were going for and sent this over: They… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 6: Shared Kids Room Reveal

One Room Challenge Week 6: Shared Kids Room Reveal

It’s reveal time, friends! My first One Room Challenge makeover is a wrap. Over the past six weeks, I’ve been working on the gender-neutral, shared kids room, turning it into a bright, happy space for my six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. This was the plan, and I stuck to it pretty closely: We didn’t have much of a budget for this room, so I stuck with mainly things we already owned. The room isn’t big, but it’s lovely and light, and the perfectly centered window made the floor plan straightforward: The… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & …

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

Well sheeeit. One more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far… Week One (Design & Floor Plan) // Week Two (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week Three (DIY Upholstered Beds) // Week Four (Fixing & Organizing) This week I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room. If you remember the floor plan, you’ll also remember that the room isn’t terribly large. But, once I’d planned out the space, it became clear that there was this big blank hunk of wall that… View Post

Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

So we have a deal. J is allowed to buy some fancy (yet, in my humble opinion, unnecessary) computer thing and I am allowed my equally fancy (yet also not entirely necessary) Chesterfield! Woot! I’m not sure he really understands what he’s agreed to, but I’m going with it, and quick, before he changes his mind. In light of that, I’ve nailed down my dining and living room design plans for the new house. It’s long and narrow – similar to our last space, but without the staircase cutting into it. Our… View Post