ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Shared Kids’ Room Design

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Shared Kids’ Room Design

I am joining a biannual design event called the One Room Challenge. A host of interior design bloggers each makeover a space in six weeks, sharing weekly updates. I’ve been following it forever, harbouring mild envy at what people are able to achieve in such a short time, and soaking up all the gorgeous inspiration too, of course. Now I’m joining them, working on a bright kids’ bedroom design for my son and daughter. Shared Kids’ Room Mood Board I’m… View Post

Mood Board | Coral, Mustard & Aqua Girl’s Bedroom

Mood Board | Coral, Mustard  & Aqua Girl’s Bedroom

I’ve been drafting a budget-friendly bedroom design plan for my little girl, all based on a unique Chinoiserie fabric in a bright, fun colour palette of coral, mustard, aqua/turquoise and lilac. Bright Girl’s Room Mood Board Fabric for Drapes – Robert Allen // Tallboy – Laura AshleyBedding – M&S // Coral fabric for headboard – Tonic LivingFierce Print – Makewells on Etsy // Abstract Print – MintedDesk Lamp – Loaf // Mermaid Print – Alison Keefe // Lamp base – vintageLamp shade – PB Teen // Rug… View Post

Organising An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

Organising An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

Before moving back to the UK, we lived in two different loft apartments in the same Chicago building. Because I’d only just finished designing my son’s industrial toddler bedroom when we had to move from the first apartment, I kept the interior design very similar in his new bedroom. The new room was a similar size, with the same raw concrete ceilings and pillars. This room had huge steel framed windows where the first was an enclosed loft room, and… View Post

DIY | How To Create A Polka Dot Wall …

DIY | How To Create A Polka Dot Wall with Stickers (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was the most visually impactful features of Eleanor’s old nursery, and it was also an easy and affordable DIY project. Using polka dot wall stickers and a homemade stencil, installation took less than two hours, and it made a huge difference to the room. How To Install Polka Dot Wall Decals I used gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but you can find similar ones on Etsy. They’d also be easy to make yourself with… View Post

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Nursery

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Nursery

The nursery I designed for my daughter in our Chicago loft was small but sweet. The space felt fun and bright, pairing modern furniture with industrial architectural features. Loft Nursery Floor Plan This 8′ x 9′ room fit a lot in, but careful space planning made sure there was as much open floor space as possible and nothing felt cramped. Loft Nursery Reveal Industrial Features Two of the nursery walls were partial – eight feet tall with a two foot… View Post

Mood Board Collective | Coral, Navy & Gold

Mood Board Collective | Coral, Navy & Gold

I’m part of a Mood Board Collective, where several interiors bloggers take the same inspiration image and use it to create a mood board. This month, I chose the inspiration image; a navy, coral and gold colour scheme that I used to create an industrial dining room. It’s spawned some gorgeous room designs from the other guys too. Emmerson & Fifteenth | Glam Industrial Dining Room Mood Board I love what everyone came up with month. For my mood board,… View Post

Mood Board Collective | Lilac & Green

Mood Board Collective | Lilac & Green

Lovely lavender is the collective inspiration for this month’s mood board challenge, where several interiors bloggers take the same starting point and use it to create a mood board for any space they want to dream up. Soft blue and green complement the lilac in the lavender – such a pretty colour palette. As a result, we’ve got some very pretty room designs on show. Emmerson & Fifteenth | Living Room Mood Board I decided to do a renter-friendly living… View Post

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY bed I upholstered 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 been working out really… View Post

Room Reveal | An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

Room Reveal | An Industrial Toddler Bedroom

We live in a loft, and two of the three bedrooms – including my son’s toddler bedroom – don’t have exterior windows. My goal for this space was to make it as bright and happy as possible given the lack of natural light. I was on a very tight budget, so there are a few DIYs and a lot of big box furniture. Toddler Bedroom Reveal Toddler-Friendly Art & Accessories Looking towards the bedroom door, I framed and hung a… View Post

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