Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

Mood Board: Dining and Living Room Design Plans

So we have a deal. J is allowed to buy some fancy (yet, in my humble opinion, unnecessary) computer thing and I am allowed my equally fancy (yet also not entirely necessary) Chesterfield! Woot! I’m not sure he really understands what he’s agreed to, but I’m going with it, and quick, before he changes his mind. In light of that, I’ve nailed down my dining and living room design plans for the new house. It’s long and narrow – similar to our… View Post

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Coral & Navy Dining Room

Design Collaboration Challenge: A Coral & Navy Dining Room

Every month I join a group of bloggers and we all create a mood board based on one inspiration photo. This month, it was my pick and I (probably rather predictably) chose a navy, coral and gold theme. It’s so yummy, right? I seriously love what everyone came up with month. I didn’t get to spend as much time on mine as I wanted to, but I managed to pull together a “rustic glam” dining room, or that’s what I’m… 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

Design Boards: Colorful Vintage Modern Living and Dining …

Design Boards: Colorful Vintage Modern Living and Dining Spaces

An embarrassingly long time ago, I helped one of our friends/neighbors with design boards for their living and dining areas. They live in the same type of space as we do – an airy loft with concrete ceilings and a brick wall. This has to be one of my favorites boards yet – it’s masculine and a little moody but also bright and fun.  They have two small children, so it had to be kid-friendly (hello, big leather sectional and… View Post