Fab Feature – Lacquer & Linen

A few months ago I featured this fabulous boys nursery room from Orchard Girls. Well, I have an equally fabulous girls nursery room for you today from Lacquer & Linen. I actually found this by accident when I was looking for ideas to make over an Ikea dresser I have. Upon following the link I stumbled onto the beautiful room that Sarah created for her baby girl and fell in love.

Want to know why?

It’s because Sarah and I share a dislike for the color pink.

Even though I don’t want kids, back in the day I thought I did want them and I actually stressed over what I would do for nursery colors if I had a girl. I hate pink! I love how Sarah combined the white and grey neutrals (my faves) with coral to give it a girly vibe without looking like pink cotton candy exploded everywhere. It’s just fabulous! Plus, she DIYed a lot of projects which gets her major points in my book.

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Okay can I just say how much I absolutely adore that light??? Omg!

And that wingback rocking chair??? We love wingbacks in our house and I love to rock or swing. I’d want this in my house even without a kiddo to rock in it (I can rock the cats right??).

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Please pin this awesomeness from the original source by clicking on the photo.

Oh and here’s the Ikea Hemnes dresser makeover that originally brought me to Sarah’s blog. Isn’t it fabulous? I can’t wait to do something similar with some Ikea dressers we have in our master bedroom.

Want to see more photos of this fabulous space or some of Sarah’s other great projects?  Go check out Lacquer & Linen today!

Fab Feature – The Lettered Cottage

You guys know that I love to incorporate a sense of whimsy into my life and home. When I saw this absolutely incredible powder bath makeover from The Lettered Cottage I knew that I might have found my whimsical home décor soul mate in Layla. I am dying over that bird wallpaper!

You can view all the details about this fabulous room by clicking here.

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Powder Bath Makeover by The Lettered Cottage – Click on photo to pin from original source.

I love what she did with this basic builder and oh-so-brown bathroom. Man I cannot wait to own a home of my own so that I can *hopefully* make it as fabulous as this!

Before & After - Powder Bath Makeover by The Lettered Cottage - Click on photo to pin from original source.

Before & After – Powder Bath Makeover by The Lettered Cottage – Click on photo to pin from original source.

Fab Feature – Pure Style Home

So I’ve been reading the blog Pure Style Home for years now and I have to say that Lauren is just fabulous.  She’s a decorator and textile designer and I swear she’s also a magician.  Just look at what she’s done to the loft of her own home!  I’m crazy jealous!

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I mean seriously, how do people like Lauren come up with these incredible ideas?  I think I’m pretty creative and have a good eye for things but I never could have created such an incredible space from what she started with.  Lauren, when I buy I home you’re going to come decorate it for me right???  It’ll be a long drive from Virginia to Texas but I’ll get down on my knees and beg if I have to!!

Fab Feature – That’s My Letter

So I came across this absolutely insanely creative project through a blog that I read religiously called Knock Off Décor.  It’s an industrial-style twin bed created by a blogger called That’s My Letter through a partnership with the ever fabulous Ana White.

Honestly I’d never heard of the blog That’s My Letter but that’s one of the many reasons why I love blogs like Knock Off Décor that feature some of the best posts from other bloggers – you find some of the most creative people that way!

Ok.. so.. onto this absolutely insanely creative project that That’s My Letter and Ana White cooked up!  It’s an industrial-style twin bed.  You can find all the details including a material list and easy to follow step by step instructions by clicking here.

Inspired by both the Pottery Barn Owen bed and RH Baby’s industrial steel pipe bed they married the two designs to create their own diy version.

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As always, please pin from the original source!!

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or you’ve never heard of Pinterest then you’re probably aware that using iron or steel plumbing pipe is all the rage these days.  Mostly, I’ve seen it used to build bookshelves like the one below but I’ve NEVER seen it used to build something as incredible as this bed!  How awesome would this be for a teenage boys room???    And, if you’re not a fan of the natural wood and steel pipe colors you could always stain the wood and/or spray-paint the pipe to give this bed an entirely different look!

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As always, please pin from the original source!! Click on photo for direct link.

If you want to check out some other amazing posts by That’s My Letter I highly recommend these:
Wood Planked Quilt
Fox Costume
Industrial Cupcake Stand

Fab Feature – Orchard Girls

If you’ve been reading my blog for any point of time then you know that all of my kids have four legs and a tail.  If you know me at all on a personal level then you know that the only kids I will ever have will have four legs and a tail.  That being said, I can still appreciate super cute kid stuff like this fabulous little boy nursery mood board from Orchard Girls.

boynursery

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I mean really, how stinking cute is that??? Let’s play the favorite part game!  Mine would be that woodland painting with the Pinterest link that, of course, leads to nowhere.  Go figure.  Ha!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for Window Shopping Wednesday because I’ll be hosting my first ever giveaway from a shop I L*O*V*E!!! See you soon!

Window Shopping Wednesday – Wisteria (Furniture only)

Ready to do some shopping?  Let’s do this thing!

This weeks featured shop: Wisteria (furniture only)

I am truly, madly, deeply in love with this French Country Dining Table.  It comes with FIVE leaves and can be small enough for a family of four or extended out to encompass your extended family and then some!  We have a huge family and this table would be absolutely PERFECT!

French Country Dining Table with Leaves

This Colonial Column Side Table is so much fun.  I love the cheery teal color (although it comes in other colors if you’re not a fan).  This would be perfect in a bathroom or as a side table by a reading chair.

Colonial Column Side Table

How cute are these Nature Nesting Tables?  I love the texture that the wood adds to the room and the space they take up is minimal.  Great for a small spot!

Nature's Nesting Tables

This Mid-Century Modern Console Table has fabulous sleek lines.  I think this would look lovely in any entry way.

Mid-Century Modern Console Table - Black

Sexy.  That’s the word that comes to mind when I see this Spanish Travertine-Top Coffee Table.  I just adore the turned legs, the black and white color scheme, and the travertine top.  What a wonderfully thought out piece.

Spanish Travertine-Top Coffee Table

Have kids?  This Time Out Timer Stool might be just the thing you need.  I don’t have kids and I still think it’s funny.

Time Out Timer Stool

If you’ve got some dough and are really looking for a statement piece you’ll find it in this Moorish Bone Bench.  Talk about exquisite!

Moorish Bone Bench

Moorish Bone Bench Detail

The Kilim Bench in Anatole would add a fun pop of color and pattern to any room.

Kilim Bench - Anatole

This Versailles Chest of Drawers is so feminine and dainty.  I love the bowed legs and the white detailing.  So pretty!

Versailles Chest of Drawers

I love the classic look of this properly named Classical Bookcase.  It would be fantastic for showing off display pieces, storing china in your dining room, or actually working as a bookcase.

Classical Bookcase

Oh my.  My oh my!  This Reclaimed Pine Bookcase needs to come live in my kitchen.  What wonderful storage and display space wrapped up in such a fine package.

Reclaimed Pine Bookcase

If you like the more industrial look, this Handy Basket Shelf might be right up your alley.  Really snazzy.

Handy Basket Shelves

Thanks for shopping with me today!

Window Shopping Wednesday – West Elm (Furniture only)

I love spring.  I love decorating for spring.  I want my house to be finished so that I can decorate for spring.  Lots of wishful thinking going on around here, haha.  I’ve been eyeing some goodies from West Elm for a while now and I dedcided to do a Window Shopping Wednesday tour of West Elm for the next few weeks just like I did with Z Gallerie a while back.  Ready to get this party started?

This weeks featured shop:  West Elm Furniture

I’m kinda loving this Oliver Chair.  I even love this tropical print although if you’re not digging it, it also comes in several other (tamer) fabrics.

oliver chair

This Sutton Sofette is the perfect size for small apartment or even for the end of the bed if you have a really large bedroom.  Those clean lines are just yummy.

Sutton Sofette

This Carved Wood Side Table would make a great addition to any room.  It’s neutral enough to go practically anywhere and it’s slightly Moroccan look adds an international flair!

Carved Wood Side Table

In case you’ve been living under a rock let me clue you in… the industrial look is all the rage right now.  What I love most about it is that it looks good AND it’s functional.  What a concept!  This rolling cart (which comes in several different sizes) is a great looking storage option.  I can just see this in a kitchen loaded down with labeled glass jars showcasing items like flour, sugar, rice, etc.

Design Workshop Rolling Carts

Bone inlay + a herringbone pattern… COME TO MAMA!  This wall mirror would look exquisite if you had two side-by-side over a long bathroom vanity.  Oooo!  I want!!

Parsons Wall Mirror - Bone Inlay

These dining chairs are so posh.  I think they could glam up any space in no time.  Don’t you just love them?

Willoughby Dining Chair

This wood-tiled dresser just screams ‘nursery’ to me.  It could be used for a boy or girl and then be used later on down the line once they’re all grown up.

Wood Tiled 6-Drawer Dresser

Thanks for shopping with me today!

What’s Your Color Personality?

So a while back I told you guys about this interior decorating quiz I found.  Remember?  Did you take it?  What’d you think?

I found another quiz, this one is from BHG (or Better Homes & Gardens for those of you not familiar with the acronym).  This one is called What’s Your Color Personality?

what's your color personality

I took it, and unlike the previous quiz, I’m actually not surprised at all by my results.

What was the result you ask?  Gray.  Here’s what the quiz has to say about my style…

These tried-and-true grays are a perfect stand-alone palette, as the varying tones introduce depth and visual interest for a monochromatic look. This versatile palette can be paired with almost any hue, depending on the look you crave. Try mustardy yellows and creamy whites for an on-trend look; blues and greens for a sea-inspired space; or one or two jewel tones to give the gray tones a little spice.

gray

If you just so happen to get the result ‘gray’ as well then check out this article on House Beautiful about 26 of the best grays around.

There’s also this article by Real Simple about Decorating with Gray.

I’d love to know what result you get from taking the quiz.  Let me know!

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Master Bedroom… Decisons Are Made!!!

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So I think we’ve finally figured it out!  We’ve found a picture that both my husband and I can agree on for our master bedroom.  Even better, the bed we’ve already purchased is nearly identical to the one pictured.  Yippee!  My inspiration picture (above) is from Gary Riggs Home via Pinterest.

We already have the bed.  It’s the Erin Cute as a Button Bed from World Market. 

erin cute as a button bed

We also have our nightstands and a dresser.  They’re all from Ikea. 

Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser

Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser

and

2 Malm 3-drawer chests (used as nightstands)

2 Malm 3-drawer chests (used as nightstands)

We’ve pretty much decided that instead of lamps on the nightstands, we’d rather have these Ribba Frames with overhead Lights in aluminum. 

ribba aluminum frame

ribba aluminum led light

In keeping with the grey, lavender, and yellow theme of our inspiration picture, these are some pictures I’m considering for the Ribba frames. 

Yellow Wheat

Yellow Wheat

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Lavender Blossom Branch

Lavender Blossom Branch

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Chrysanthemum Macro Photograph

Chrysanthemum Macro Photograph

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Stair Flowers

Stair Flowers

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Liriope Blooms

Liriope Blooms

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Yellow Ranunculus

Yellow Ranunculus

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Yellow Autumn Leaves

Yellow Autumn Leaves

I know I don’t want the same photo in each frame but I do want for the photos to be similar colors.  I think it’ll take a while to find exactly what I’m looking for.  Then again, we could do black and white…

As far as bedding is concerned, I’ve found the following:

Barbara Berry Quilt in Dusk

Barbara Berry Quilt in Dusk

and this

Stella Quilt

Stella Quilt

and this

Nostalgia Quilt

Nostalgia Quilt

I haven’t had much luck finding other grey-ish lavender coverlets.  Apparently this is going to take some intensive searching on my part. 

I also found these throw pillows:

Gold Velvet Throw Pillow

Gold Velvet Throw Pillow

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Tornado Velvet Throw Pillow

Tornado Velvet Throw Pillow

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Chinchilla Pillow (not real!)

Chinchilla Pillow (not real!)

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Benito Pillow

Benito Pillow

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Purple Corner Scrolls

Purple Corner Scrolls

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Velvet Bergdorf

Velvet Bergdorf

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We still want to incorporate this Cuddler Chair from Z Gallerie with a throw (like the one that follows).

cuddler chair

Saffron Cable Knit Throw

saffron cable knit throw

We’ll definitely need lighting behind that cuddle chair and I think this light is right up our alley.

dexter floor lamp

In the picture, there’s a nifty yellow chair similar to this Valencia Club Chair in Butter.  I’m not sure if we’d actually have space for this chair but it’s possible. 

Valencia Club Chair, Butter

Where I get stuck is this… our floors are not that rich, warm wood tone like in our inspiration photo.  Instead, they’re a light cream color similar to this below:

cottage cream

Because the color is so similar to that of the bed, I want to use a darker rug to anchor the room.  I’m leaning towards grey.  If I choose grey, however, then what color do I paint the walls?  Do I use a light cream like the photo?  A light grey?  A grey-ish lavender?  I’m at a loss. 

Here are some rugs I’m considering:

Damask Grey Rug

Damask Grey Rug

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Calum Grey Rug

Calum Grey Rug

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Shag Grey Rug

Shag Grey Rug

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The Wild Grey Rug

The Wild Grey Rug

And last but certainly not least… I’m considering doing this ‘above the headboard’ treatment with a white sheer and some sort of sunburst mirror. 

above the bed treatment

What do you think?  I’d love your suggestions.

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Window Shopping Wednesday – AlleyKids

I think people with computer graphic talent are so blessed.  I wish I had that gift.  I totally don’t.  Susan, the owner of the Etsy shop AlleyKids is one of those amazingly talented people.  Let’s check out some of her goodies shall we?

This weeks featured shop:  AlleyKids

I love this Forest Woodland Animal Art.  I think this would be adorable if you were doing a camp/cabin-in-the-woods themed room for a little boy.

Forest Woodland Nursery Art Animal Prints

Or, if you don’t have kids, there’s always this Deer Art Print that you could use for the Christmas season (yes please!).

Deer Art Print

This Alphabet I Love You Poster would be great for a kids room or, depending on the color you choose, just about anywhere in your house.

Alphabet I Love You Poster

This Jungle Animal Alphabet Poster is what led me to this shop in the first place.  It comes in a variety of colors and I just think it’s super cute.

Jungle Animal Alphabet Poster

I have absolutely no idea why, but this adorable Lion Print of just the lion’s bootie makes me smile.

Lion Print

All of these come in a variety of colors so if you’re not just loving the colors I’ve featured please don’t let that deter you.

Thanks for shopping with me today!