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

Design Collaboration Challenge: Ocean-Inspired Hues

Design Collaboration Challenge: Ocean-Inspired Hues

It’s been a while since I joined in with one of these design collaboration challenges, but they’re so fun and I’m happy to be back in the game this month! A group of design bloggers all take the same inspiration photo and create a mood board. Tracie picked this month’s pretty inspiration photo: Here’s my take on it: Painting – Etsy// Mirror – Crate & Barrel // Chair – Home Decorators Curtains – Anthropologie // Bed – Loaf // Table – Wayfair Rug, Lamp & Dresser –… 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

July Inspiration Board Challenge: A Tangerine & Mint Office

July Inspiration Board Challenge: A Tangerine & Mint Office

I am super excited to be joining a bevvy of talented bloggers this month for a recurring mood board inspiration challenge. Here’s the inspiration photo we all started with… And here’s where I went with it… Bookshelf – Layla Grace // Pendant – Oly StudioWallpaper – Laura Ashley // Dresser – Anthropologie Console – Layla Grace // Lamp – Clayton Grey // Desk – Lamps PlusFabric – Caitlin Wilson // Chair – vintageRug – Madeline Weinrib // Sofa – Urban Outfitters I don’t have an office, and probably won’t any time soon, so I completely indulged myself… 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

Design Board: A Red and Blue Beachy Living …

Design Board: A Red and Blue Beachy Living Room

Lovely Sarah at Pewter and Sage hosts a mood board linky party that I always want to join and never get my arse in gear quick enough to do so. But not so this month! There were a selection of fabric pairings to choose from as inspiration, but I picked these two from John Robshaw Textiles:   I’d use both fabrics as throw pillows and the darker one as drapes as well. I’ve been itching to design a beach house, so… 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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