One Room Challenge Week 3: Master Bedroom Progress

One Room Challenge Week 3: Master Bedroom Progress

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 (here!) / Week 4 / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: Desk We’re basically half way through the One Room Challenge, and frustratingly, I still don’t have much to show. Everything on order is taking ages to arrive. What I did do, though, is clear out the room properly and clean it top to bottom. Yes, there’s still a little pile of stuff, but it’s all stuff that is… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 2: Art and A Mirror …

One Room Challenge Week 2: Art and A Mirror for our Master

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 (here!) / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: Desk So far, I’ve not made a huge amount of progress in our bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I have, however, done plenty of ordering, and listed a good chunk of clutter on eBay. In case you missed last week’s post, here’s my plan: I’ve been enamored with a stunning large-scale cloud print by JR Goodwin for… View Post

My New Chesterfield Sofa Bed from Love Your …

My New Chesterfield Sofa Bed from Love Your Home

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you will have heard me harping on about my dream sofa…a navy velvet Chesterfield. Well, I shall no longer be banging on about how much I want/covet/need one…because I finally have one. In my actual house. That I am sitting on right now! A lot of time went into selecting “the one.” I decided on one from Love Your Home over a year ago because they’re solid, great quality, and well… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Plans & Befores

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Plans & Befores

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 (here!) / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: DeskIt’s One Room Challenge time again! Woohoo! On the off-chance that you don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, I shall explain. It’s a bi-annual event, hosted by Calling It Home where interior designers and bloggers each work on transforming a space over six weeks, posting weekly updates. Every Wednesday, 20 featured designers post their progress (see their links here), and every Thursday, guest… View Post

Woven Wall Hanging

Woven Wall Hanging

In my original mood board for our living room design, I’d included a woven wall hanging. I started procrastinating about it though, because the piece I’d used was basically impossible to get hold of. I’d had a look at other weavings on Etsy, but I wanted something both very textured and very neat, and everything I found was either one or the other. So I largely gave up on the idea, and wrote this post about all the options I was… View Post

A Beautiful Rug That Wasn’t Meant to …

A Beautiful Rug That Wasn’t Meant to Be

So I accidentally bought a rug. Something that has happened more times than I’d like to admit. In my design board for the living room, I had a neutral Beni Ourain in here. I love them, but they’re everywhere, so I was having reservations. Then I stumbled across this Kazak beauty on eBay… It looks coral in the listing photo (above) and I thought it might work with my coral chairs, so I put an impromptu bid on it way… View Post

Living Room Progress And To Do List

Living Room Progress And To Do List

I shared the plans for our living room here a few months ago, but here’s a refresher: This isn’t a cheap room redo – there are a few new pieces that will be investments, for sure, which is why it’s taking time. That said, I do want to get it to a point where it looks mostly put together, which is why I’m joining in with the #1Room30Days challenge hosted by Alaya at Behind the Big Green Door. I’m bored of… View Post

My Name Is Lizzie and I Have a …

My Name Is Lizzie and I Have a Problem With Chairs

Right now, I have fourteen dining chairs in my house, which is six less than I did have. I started with six white wheel-back chairs. I never got a photo of them in this house, but you can see them in the background of our last house’s living room. I bought them right after we moved from Chicago because we had no chairs and we needed chairs. I liked that they were white, but they were more shabby chic than I… View Post

ORC Week 6 | Shared Kids Room Reveal

ORC 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,… View Post

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