DIY | How To Create A Polka Dot Wall with Stickers (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was the most visually impactful features of Eleanor’s old nursery, and it was also an easy and affordable DIY project. Using polka dot wall stickers and a homemade stencil, installation took less than two hours, and it made a huge difference to the room. How To Install Polka Dot Wall Decals I used gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but you can find similar ones on Etsy. They’d also be easy to make yourself with…

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Industrial Loft Nursery Design, Chicago

Industrial Loft Nursery Design, Chicago

The nursery I designed for my daughter in our Chicago loft was small but sweet. The space felt fun and bright, pairing modern furniture with industrial architectural features. Loft Nursery Floor Plan This 8′ x 9′ room fit a lot in, but careful space planning made sure there was as much open floor space as possible and nothing felt cramped. Loft Nursery Reveal Industrial Features Two of the nursery walls were partial – eight feet tall with a two foot…

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Mood Board Collective | Coral, Navy & Gold

Mood Board Collective | Coral, Navy & Gold

I’m part of a Mood Board Collective, where several interiors bloggers take the same inspiration image and use it to create a mood board. This month, I chose the inspiration image; a navy, coral and gold colour scheme that I used to create an industrial dining room. It’s spawned some gorgeous room designs from the other guys too. Emmerson & Fifteenth | Glam Industrial Dining Room Mood Board I love what everyone came up with month. For my mood board,…

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Mood Board Collective | Lilac & Green

Mood Board Collective | Lilac & Green

Lovely lavender is the collective inspiration for this month’s mood board challenge, where several interiors bloggers take the same starting point and use it to create a mood board for any space they want to dream up. Soft blue and green complement the lilac in the lavender – such a pretty colour palette. As a result, we’ve got some very pretty room designs on show. Emmerson & Fifteenth | Living Room Mood Board I decided to do a renter-friendly living…

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Mood Board Collective | Tangerine Orange & Mint

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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