Summer Eclectic Home Tour

Summer Eclectic Home Tour

I’ve got a bumper post for you lovely lot today. As part of the Summer Eclectic Home Tour hosted by gorgeous Jess of Domicile 37, I’m sharing a few updates I’ve made in my dining area and my master bedroom, and a sneak peek at my never-before-seen-on-the-blog kitchen. Links to all the lovely spaces you can see above are at the bottom of this post. If you’ve hopped over here from The Rath Project, hi and welcome. I’m Lizzie. I… View Post

A New Concrete Desk Lamp from Frontal Factory

A New Concrete Desk Lamp from Frontal Factory

I promised one more post about my new work space, because I need to talk about the concrete desk lamp from Frontal Factory. I spotted this concrete and brass beauty at Design Junction. It belongs to a series called Form Follows Function. I got in touch with the designer behind Frontal Factory, Mehmet Birtane, to see if there was any way I could get my hands on one. My concrete desk lamp was one of a very limited number. Fortunately, though,… View Post

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

Our bedroom has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’re handy for storage, but they were a catch-all for clutter. I felt like they were crying out to be better utilised. I wanted to add a big piece of wood to the top and turn it into a desk and vanity area, ideally with a live edge (also called a waney edge), where the natural edge of the wood slab isn’t squared off. Naively, I thought it would be… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Plans & Befores

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Plans & Befores

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 (here!) / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Reveal / Bonus: DeskIt’s One Room Challenge time again! Woohoo! On the off-chance that you don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, I shall explain. It’s a bi-annual event, hosted by Calling It Home where interior designers and bloggers each work on transforming a space over six weeks, posting weekly updates. Every Wednesday, 20 featured designers post their progress (see their links here), and every Thursday, guest… View Post

Favorite Things: Pretty Desk Lamps Under £150

Favorite Things: Pretty Desk Lamps Under £150

I’ve been searching for a desk lamp for the work space in our living room for a while now, but so far I haven’t pulled the trigger on anything. 1 // £149 – West Elm @ John Lewis2 // £80 – John Lewis 3 // £125 – Loaf 4 // £29 – Ikea 5 // £75 – Loaf 6 // £95 – Made Modern 7 // £115 – Scandinavian Design Center 8 // £85 (on sale) – Loaf 9 // £50 – John Lewis 10 // £69 – Marks… View Post

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

Some of my Favorite ORC Rooms

There was so much good stuff that came out of this round of the One Room Challenge, and I’m going to share a few of my faves today. 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 a lovely juxtaposition… Making It Lovely’s bedroom/den space is just dreamy. And again with… View Post

Mood Board: A Mid-Century Office

Mood Board: A Mid-Century Office

I just recently discovered The HighBoy, which is a curated marketplace for antiques and fine art. There is so much good stuff on the site. I picked out a few pieces to put together an office space. I went mainly mid-century for this design, but the range is huge.  1. Pendant // This Art Deco piece isn’t mid-century, but it fits thanks to the beautiful navy detailing on the painted glass. 2. ‘Open Space in Jerusalem’ by Eve Menes // This gorgeous watercolor on… View Post

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 Board: A Cozy Combined Guest Room & Office

Design Board: A Cozy Combined Guest Room & Office

We’re still unpacking, so this is about as festive as you can expect from me this year…a combined office and guest room. We’ve never had a dedicated room for either, so I’d be happy with a multipurpose space like this, especially over the holidays. As is, our desk is shoved in a corner of the living room and our poor guests are stuck sharing with the kids. Lucky they love us! Bookcase – Furniture Plus // Floral Print – MintedCamera Print – Minted… View Post

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