i like the idea of using two twin beds in a guest room instead of one larger bed. This room was featured in cottage living magazine. It is in the home of Atlanta designer Tyler Colgan. I love everything in this picture! I think the cornices could easily be made with mdf board. I think I remember reading the pattern of holes in the cornices was made using different sized drill bits. this idea would be cute for a little girl's room too.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
there seems to be such a wide range of ideas/thoughts on displaying photos in the home. some feel that it is best to have them only in private areas of the home while others feel that it is your home to display how ever you see fit! now that I have a baby, I have several photos that I want to display. my friend holly did an excellent series of posts regarding this matter. i agree with her about the old/small house issue...that the whole house is public! i personally love going into other's homes and seeing photos on display. i once was in an old farmhouse where there were several very precious photos of the homeowners three children on the walls just about everywhere. loved it!! and decided then and there that that was what i wanted to do someday when i had children! to me, it was not showy or done in a bragging fashion...just sweet, well done photos. if i remember correctly, most were at least 11x14 and larger. that's another thing size...some feel 8x10 is huge, while other's think that shouldn't even be on a wall! again, to me, a matter of personal preference. i have been collecting inspiration pictures of display ideas. i love the clipboard and pant hanger idea for a hallway. so easy to switch out photos..that's a good thing for me since i am having the hardest time deciding what kind of frame, mat size etc. for the photos i want to display. and you better believe if i had a house with tall enough ceilings, i would so have a photo blown up huge like katie brown did of her daughter above the armoire..love it! i like small photos in huge mats, photos casually pinned to a cork board like in the dining room picture i have here, above the mantle or just pinned to the wall like in the office picture. i would love to hear your thoughts/ideas on all this! please share!!
*images from holly mathis interiors, wink, nest egg, haystack needle, milk and honey home, viva full house, tia zoldan, green style, caitlin wilson, apartment therapy, shelterriffic
Saturday, January 15, 2011
i am loving the sweet yarn flowers i saw in the february issue of country living. i am going to make some for my baby's first birthday. i am so. not. crafty. i do hope they turn out cute in spite of that! here are a few images i have been collecting for inspiration. i plan to make mine in soft orange, yellow, pale blue and white. i like how the above pictures show them in the jars. i am not sure if i i'll wrap fabric around the jars like in the first picture or with ribbon like the first picture. what do y'all think. images via spearmint decor, creative jewish mom and ??.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
i have blogged of my love of the billy reid stores before. i was flipping through an old december issue of country living last night and came across this article that featured his alabama home. i love the outside of this old house and all the natural elements used for decorating for christmas. if you have never been to one of his stores, try to stop in sometime.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I mentioned in my previous post that I wanted to do a faux deer mount in my baby's nursery. I still like that idea and if I go through with it, I will do it in book pages. But, I am stuck now because I think this gazelle from Anthropologie is so cute too! I don't live near Anthro, so I have not seen in person. Have any of you? So, decide for me, which do you think I should do?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Look how cute this faux deer head is in this nursery. I think it is a fun idea that can be adapted for a girl or boy nursery. Isn't the one covered in a map perfect for a boy? Click here for an easy tutorial on how to make one! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. I am wanting to do this in my baby's room. What do you think?
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I am loving this fun idea of using old, wooden milk crates or soda crates for storage in a nursery or child's room. Just add some casters on the bottom to make it easy to move around the room as needed and then roll under the bed to put it away. Perfect for toys, diapers or for whatever you need to store! I also like the idea of vintage suitcases and old baskets tucked under too. Images via HGTV, ohdeedoh, babyspace
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By now, I am sure most of you have seen Lauren's (of Pure Style Home) outdoor table. I fell in love with the mix of rustic boards and industrial sawhorses. I have plans for my husband to make one for our backyard. Isn't her's gorgeous with the pumpkins? Love that. In the warmer months can't you just see tons of candles all down the middle of it for an evening dinner party? Thanks for such great inspiration, Lauren! While I am on the subject of tables, I love how easy and fun these tables from Country Living and Simply Seleta are for kids. Just cover in butcher/craft paper, draw on the place mats and add some crayons or markers! Great for parties and at holiday time for the little ones to sit at! *country living picture via viva full house
Sunday, October 17, 2010
There is a blank space above the chest of drawers in my baby's nursery. I have had a hard time deciding what to put there and every time I decide to do one thing, something else catches my eye. But, I think a chalkboard is the thing I have finally decided on....for good! I hope anyway ;). I love the chalkboard wall in my last post about moomah. That little lamb drawn on it is just too precious. I plan to use the chalkboard for drawing something on..maybe an animal or writing the letter Gg and then drawing a girl like on the vintage alphabet card in the picture above..who knows. I like how Tracery Interiors have these little chalkboards hung with some sort of string or twine. Seleta recently posted these images of them in use! Also check out this page on their blog of a chalkboard wall. Isn't that a precious room? At first I wanted to frame the chalkboard and now think I will just have a thin board cut at Lowe's or home depot and hang with twine like they did. My friend Holly did a post recently on chalkboards. Be sure to check out her ideas! *photos via my sweet Savannah, tracery interiors, simply seleta, houzz, style-files, cakies, (I don't remember where I found the photo with the gorgeous green drapes, if you know let me know for proper credit!), and project nursery
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I can't believe I've been to NYC and didn't know about this place! I just happened to find out about it by reading Erika's (Urban Grace Interiors) great post about her recent NYC trip. I think I could move my baby's jenny lind crib right in and live there, ha! I love the huge chalkboard, the cow picture, the framed prints, the lights, the school chairs...all of it. It is definitely on my list for next time I visit NYC! *pictures via moomah, decor8 and design sponge!