Mood Board Collective | Tangerine Orange & Mint

I’m joining a group of interiors bloggers this month for a recurring mood board design challenge. Each go, one of us picks an inspiration photo as a starting point for a mood board. There are no other parameters – the design can go anywhere. Today’s mood board inspiration image has a bright colour palette of tangerine orange and mint. Emmerson & Fifteenth | Office Mood Board I created a feminine office space using an eclectic mix of styles, with a…

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Design Inspo | English Cottage Home Tour

Design Inspo | English Cottage Home Tour

My parents just put their lovely little English cottage on the market, and it’s rather gorgeous. It’s an 18th century house very close to Salisbury city center and the cathedral. It’s a four bedroom cottage; about 1400 square feet spread over three floors. I imagine it started as a smaller house – just the front half – and has been extended out the back to add what is now the kitchen and master bedroom. The loft has been converted to…

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DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY bed I upholstered back last year? Well, when we moved, I had to take bits of it apart so we could get it through the doorways. It was an easy process – I just pulled out the staples and peeled the fabric back around the corners so that I could get to the screws (and around the middle of the foot board, because that’s where the support beam is attached).   It had been working out really…

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Industrial Toddler Bedroom Design, Chicago

Industrial Toddler Bedroom Design, Chicago

We live in a loft, and two of the three bedrooms – including my son’s toddler bedroom – don’t have exterior windows. My goal for this space was to make it as bright and happy as possible given the lack of natural light. I was on a very tight budget, so there are a few DIYs and a lot of big box furniture. Toddler Bedroom Reveal Toddler-Friendly Art & Accessories Looking towards the bedroom door, I framed and hung a…

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DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

Sometimes if you’re on a tight design budget, a little bit of DIY can go a long way. For my daughter’s new nursery, I took a once-tired glider/rocker and made new slipcovers for it in a modern print. I’m by no means an expert – I actually don’t know how to sew. But it was relatively straightforward in the end, so here’s a simple tutorial for DIY glider slipcovers if you want to have a go yourself. You Will Need…

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DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

I’ve been on the hunt for very budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas for my son’s new toddler bedroom, and this little button monogram fits the bill. What You Need Assorted buttons (I got mine from JoAnns) Fabric (I used burlap) A solid frame (mine was a charity shop find) Needle & thread Cardboard Printer Cost: from $5 Time: Under four hours DIY Monogram Wall Art: How To I started by printing a big old letter S, my Little Man’s first…

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DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A …

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A Bed

I recently upholstered a basic wooden bed frame from Ikea. It’s going to live in my little boy’s new bedroom – his first “big boy bed.” It’s a very budget-friendly and straightforward DIY – perfectly doable if you love the look of upholstered beds but not the price tag. UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if…

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Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

For my son’s new “big boy” toddler bedroom, I’m embracing bright colours, pattern and kid-friendly design with a focus on lots of the little man’s favorite things (mostly trucks). The budget is tight, so I’m using furniture that we already own, then I’ll bring it all together with fun accessories and a few little DIYs. Kids rooms – nurseries and toddler bedrooms in particular – don’t need to be designed for longevity. So if there’s ever a good space to…

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