ORC Week 4 | Textiles & Furniture

ORC Week 4 | Textiles & Furniture

We’re in week four of the One Room Challenge, and I’ve made some progress on Eleanor’s global boho bedroom design. Bits have started arriving and things are moving forward, although there’s still a lot to check of the to-do list. Catch up on other Spring 2017 ORC posts here: BOHO BEDROOM MAKEOVER PLANS (WEEK 1)BEFORES & DETAILS ON THE PLAN (WEEK 2)WALLPAPER OPTIONS (WEEK 3)TEXTILES & FURNITURE (WEEK 4)HOW TO HANG REMOVABLE WALLPAPER (WEEK 5)THE REVEAL (WEEK 6)BONUS: HOW TO MAKE… View Post

ORC Week 3 | Removable Mudcloth Wallpaper

ORC Week 3 | Removable Mudcloth Wallpaper

This One Room Challenge is going to be down to the wire. The reveal is three weeks away, and the one key design feature of this bedroom makeover – the removable mudcloth wallpaper – won’t arrive until the last week, if I’m lucky. BOHO BEDROOM MAKEOVER PLANS (WEEK 1)BEFORES & DETAILS ON THE PLAN (WEEK 2)WALLPAPER OPTIONS (WEEK 3)TEXTILES & FURNITURE (WEEK 4)HOW TO HANG REMOVABLE WALLPAPER (WEEK 5)THE REVEAL (WEEK 6)BONUS: HOW TO MAKE A DIY WALL HANGING The removable… View Post

ORC Week 2 | Global Boho Girls Room Design Details

ORC Week 2 | Global Boho Girls Room Design Details

I didn’t get to sharing the ‘before’ photos of my daughter’s soon-to-be global boho bedroom last week. It’s the room I’m working on for this round of the One Room Challenge. Plans for Eleanor’s Global Boho Bedroom (Week 1)Befores & Details on the Plan (Week 2)Wallpaper Options (Week 3)Textiles & Furniture (Week 4)How to Hang Removable Wallpaper (Week 5)The Reveal (Week 6)Bonus: How to Make A DIY Wall Hanging So, before photos. Here they are. Hastily snapped on my phone,… View Post

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Global Boho Girls Bedroom

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Global Boho Girls Bedroom

It’s One Room Challenge time again! The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual design event, hosted by Calling It Home. Over the course of six weeks, design bloggers work on transforming a space, posting weekly updates. I’m planning a boho girls bedroom makeover for my daughter. If you’d like to skip to any of my other posts for this round of the challenge, here are those links: Boho Bedroom Makeover Plans (Week 1)Befores & Details on the Plan (Week 2)Wallpaper Options… View Post

Reworking A Floor Plan

Reworking A Floor Plan

I’ve drawn up floor plans for the last few houses I’ve lived in, just as I would for clients. They’re so handy for space planning. This home is about 1100 square feet (102 square meters). Current Floor Plan As an interior designer, I’m constantly imagining what I could do with the space if I owned the home, and how we could make the floor plan work better for us. There are a few things that I’d love to fix. They stem… View Post

Turning a Shared Kid’s Bedroom into a …

Turning a Shared Kid’s Bedroom into a Boy’s Room

I’ve made a few updates to the kids’ room I made over last Spring. We had them sharing for a year or so, but now this room is inhabited solely by our seven-year-old son and given his sister her own space. It didn’t take much to make it his rather than theirs. After moving one of the twin beds out, the blank wall felt unbalanced. Moving the bookcase over there fixed the problem. The bedside cabinet is a placeholder until… View Post

Design Finds | Frontal Factory Concrete Lighting

Design Finds | Frontal Factory Concrete Lighting

I promised one more post about my new work space, because I need to talk about the concrete desk lamp from Frontal Factory. I spotted this concrete and brass beauty at Design Junction. It belongs to a series called Form Follows Function. I got in touch with the designer behind Frontal Factory, Mehmet Birtane, to see if there was any way I could get my hands on one. My concrete desk lamp was one of a very limited number. Fortunately, though,… View Post

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I like to keep it simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same decorations every year, and generally only add to them when I can shop the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so ours is full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are… View Post

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

The master bedroom in my house has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’d become a catch-all for clutter, and they were crying out to be better utilised. So, I built a DIY live edge desk top to turn the space into a double-duty office and vanity area. Where and How to Buy Live Edge Wood Live edge wood (aka waney edge) is where the natural edge of the wood is kept rather than cut straight, leaving an… View Post

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