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

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

Mood Board | Modern Vintage Boys Bedroom

Mood Board | Modern Vintage Boys Bedroom

A couple of months ago, I worked on a shared boys bedroom with a modern vintage vibe. The clients are the two oldest (age six and eight) in a family of five children. Their bedroom is big and bright, with a gorgeous fireplace and lovely high ceilings. It had been newly painted in Farrrow & Ball’s Ammonite (a soft, warm grey), and had new carpet installed, so the design was really all about finishing touches to create a calmer, more cohesive… View Post

Design Inspo | One Room Challenge Room Makeovers

Design Inspo | One Room Challenge Room Makeovers

There were so many amazing room makeovers that came out of the Spring 2016 One Room Challenge. I worked on a bright, gender-neutral bedroom for my kids, but here are a few of my favourites from the other designers. Featured Designers I’ll stick with my top three of the twenty featured designers. I am head over heels for Waiting On Martha’s new team office – I love industrial spaces anyway, and this one is so wonderfully calm, warm and refined – such… View Post

ORC Reveal | Shared Kids Room

ORC Reveal | Shared Kids Room

It’s reveal time! My first One Room Challenge makeover is a wrap. Over the past six weeks, I’ve been working on a gender-neutral, shared kids room, turning it into a bright, happy space for my six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. 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… View Post

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

There’s only one more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! I’m giving my kids’ shared bedroom a makeover with a bright, modern design. This week, I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room: a DIY pegboard toy storage wall and a small-space homework station. If you remember the floor plan, you’ll also remember that the room isn’t terribly large. But, once I’d planned out the space, it became clear that there was this big blank… View Post

ORC Week 4 | Fixing & Organising the Kids Room

ORC Week 4 | Fixing & Organising the Kids Room

Two things happened. One: I tidied (more on that in a min). And two: the sodding bed broke. You know those two beds that I just finished upholstering last week? Yeah, one of those. So yes, we are in week four of the One Room Challenge, and I am giving my kids a bright bedroom makeover. When Things Go Wrong I mentioned that I didn’t recommend the bed frames I used because the wood was very soft. One of them… View Post

ORC Week 3 | DIY | Upholstered Beds

ORC Week 3 | DIY | Upholstered Beds

We’re in week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have finally finished the DIY upholstered kids’ beds that I started working on months ago. This is not my first rodeo with upholstering beds – I hacked an Ikea one here too. These are a little more technical with the addition of nail head trim, but still a straightforward DIY. I spent a while searching for cheap bed frames that had straight lines and no footboard. I don’t recommend… View Post

ORC Week 2 | DIY | Wall Decals

ORC Week 2 | DIY | Wall Decals

I’m redoing the bedroom that my kids share as part of the Spring 2016 One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos. This week, I’m talking about how the DIY wall decals went up, because they have made a big impact on the space. The Design Plan How to Hang DIY Wall Decals I actually put the wall decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which… View Post

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