Design Board & Plans for Eleanor’s Bedroom

Design Board & Plans for Eleanor’s Bedroom

I have a plan! Here’s what I’m going for in Eleanor’s new bedroom… Fabric for drapes – Robert Allen // Tallboy – Laura Ashley Bedding – M&S // Coral fabric for bed – Tonic Living Fierce print – Makewells on Etsy // Abstract print – Minted Desk lamp – Loaf // Mermaid print – Alison Keefe // Lamp base – vintage Lamp shade – PB Teen // Rug – PB Teen // Bin – Target Vase – Anthropologie // Bookcase – Ikea (image source) I originally had a different design… View Post

Organizing the Big Boy Room

Organizing the Big Boy Room

When we moved from loft #1 to loft #2, we pretty much transported everything from Sebastian’s bedroom from one place to the other, even down to the paint colour. The new room was a similar size with the same concrete ceilings and pillars, except this one had windows (the first was an enclosed loft room) and hardwood floors. There was one other difference though – I organized the beejesus out of this one. Hurrah. Check out the closet. All the… View Post

As Far As I Got With Our Last …

As Far As I Got With Our Last Loft Living Room

I never finished our old living room off the way I wanted to, but I did rather like the direction it was going in. When we moved in, there was a rather dominant red wall, complete with huge mismatched patches where the landlord had tried to cover damage left over from the previous tenants. Luckily, we got the go-ahead to paint neutral stripes. I was seriously missing the stripes we had in our previous master bedroom, so it was a… View Post

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery: Mood Board to Real …

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery: Mood Board to Real Room

I love seeing how mood boards and design plans come to fruition, and Eleanor’s loft nursery came a long way from my original design. REVISION 1 I started working on it while I was pregnant, and I was so excited about having a girl. I went all-out girly girl – ruffles included! The fabric had me at hello when I saw it in Emily’s gorgeous nursery. I went through a couple of different variations on the theme, trying to use… View Post

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

How To Create A Polka Dot Wall (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was one of my favourite parts of Eleanor’s old nursery. It took me less than two hours and it had such a big impact on the room. I used these gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but I know you can also find similar ones on Etsy and they’d be easy to make with a Silhouette or a Cricut. I used three sets to cover about 75 sq feet of wall space, so it ended… View Post

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery Reveal

Eleanor’s Loft Nursery Reveal

It’s time to play catch up here and show y’all how far I got with our loft before we moved. Here’s is Eleanor’s little nursery… When I say little, I’m talking 8′ x 9′. It took me weeks to figure out how to fit everything in. We originally had a double-wide dresser which made the whole thing a real squeeze. In the end, we sold it and bought a smaller one. You can probably figure it out from the photos,… View Post

How to Organise A Small Kitchen

How to Organise A Small Kitchen

So the deal is: we have a decent kitchen as far as finishes go, but it doesn’t have a whole lot of space. Out of the last four places we’ve lived, this one definitely has the smallest kitchen. Actually, each kitchen we’ve lived with has been smaller than the last. It became a problem in our last loft, because we’d amassed so much stuff. Decluttering & Organising I donated some bits but listed most a lot of stuff on Craigslist… View Post

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY bed I upholstered for the little man 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… View Post

Mood Board | Exploring Nursery Paint Colours

Mood Board | Exploring Nursery Paint Colours

Before we moved into our current loft, I drafted a mood board for our baby daughter. Today I’m exploring paint colours for her new nursery. My original design plans got interrupted because, when she was three months old, we had to move unexpectedly. Fortunately, it was to another condo in the same building – just down the hall, in fact. Still, the upheaval meant that even though baby girl is seven months old, I still haven’t finished the nursery. But… View Post

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