DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

The master bedroom in my house has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’d become a catch-all for clutter, and they were crying out to be better utilised. So, I built a DIY live edge desk top to turn the space into a double-duty office and vanity area. Where and How to Buy Live Edge Wood Live edge wood (aka waney edge) is where the natural edge of the wood is kept rather than cut straight, leaving an… View Post

ORC Reveal | Neutral Master Bedroom

ORC Reveal | Neutral Master Bedroom

My neutral master bedroom is finished, and it’s time for a room reveal! This last week has been crazy but it all came together on time, and I love how the room turned out. Learn more about Emmerson & Fifteenth’s interior design services here. I live in a rented three story house near Richmond Upon Thames, London, and the master bedroom is on the top floor. It’s a lovely light-filled space, and I wanted to keep it bright and neutral but… View Post

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of this whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but it’s going to be worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will finish on time! I also finished the mid-century bedside tables this week, although one is still drying as I type! This pair of little mid-century bedside tables… View Post

ORC Week 4 | More Master Bedroom Progress

ORC Week 4 | More Master Bedroom Progress

My plan for this week was to show off my newly painted bedside cabinets, and/or my new live edge desk, but neither of those are happening. Womp womp. I should have been able to go and pick up the wood for the desk by now, being currently on day 12 of the company’s 7-10 day window for getting it cut to size. They’re currently ignoring me and my pleas for information though, so presumably that means it’s still not ready.… View Post

ORC Week 3 | Master Bedroom Progress

ORC Week 3 | Master Bedroom Progress

We’re half way through the One Room Challenge, and frustratingly, I don’t have much to show. Everything on order is taking ages to arrive. What I did do, though, is clear out the room properly and clean it top to bottom. Yes, there’s still a little pile of stuff, but it’s all stuff that is (probably) staying, and just needs to be installed/styled. Please ignore the duvet cover – I’ve just pinched it from the guest bed while ours is in… View Post

ORC Week 2 | Art and A Mirror for our …

ORC Week 2 | Art and A Mirror for our Master

So far, I’ve not made a huge amount of progress in our bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I have, however, done plenty of ordering, and listed a good chunk of clutter on eBay. The Mood Board In case you missed last week’s post, here’s my plan: Look for Less: Artwork I’ve been enamored with a stunning large-scale cloud print by JR Goodwin for ages, but at £930, it wasn’t going to happen. Then I stumbled on a similar… View Post

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Eclectic Neutral Bedroom

ORC Week 1 | Mood Board | Eclectic Neutral Bedroom

It’s One Room Challenge time again, and this time I’m working on a neutral master bedroom design that will transform a boring loft room into a bit of a retreat. The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual event where a multitude of interior designers and bloggers each work on transforming a space over six weeks, posting weekly updates. So much good stuff comes out of this – mountains of inspiration – and I’m thoroughly excited to join in again. Last round,… 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

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