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

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Toddler Boy Bedroom

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Toddler Boy Bedroom

This post has been a long time coming, but here is the my little man’s toddler bedroom reveal, finally! We live in a loft, and two of the three bedrooms – including this one – don’t have exterior windows. My goal was to create as bright and happy a space as possible given the lack of natural light. I was also on a very tight budget, so there are a few DIYs and a lot of Ikea furniture! Sources are… View Post

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… View Post

Mood Board | A Neutral Master Bedroom

Mood Board | A Neutral Master Bedroom

I want a neutral master bedroom. It’s the only real adult space in our house, and with a toddler and one on the way, I need somewhere that’s a bit of a retreat. Somewhere to chill. I’ve pulled together a neutral bedroom mood board (at the bottom of the post), with an emphasis on subtle pattern and layers of texture. While nothing is going to come from this in the near future, I do have plans for when we next… View Post

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Even before baby number two was on the horizon (I’m due in five months), I started playing with ideas for a baby girl nursery. Now, I’ve been revisiting this for a long time, so there have been a few incarnations of the design. Partly because some things weren’t available any more, but also because I decided to tone it down a bit and keep the existing neutral paint colour. Mood Board #1 This is where the board started – using… View Post

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

For the 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 (aww shucks they just grow up so fast). So… View Post

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