Sunday, February 9, 2014

My First Olio!

Well it's been a long time coming but I'm proud to say I've officially created my first Olioboard!  It's the inspiration for Lila and Evy's shared bedroom space.  I was lucky enough last Summer to score two matching vintage twin white wicker peacock headboards off Craigslist, similar to this one shown sold at Wayfair  With a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Emerald Extra White Paint they should be as good as new, with only a few minor vintage imperfections, which to me are perfections!!

Here is my olioboard, check it out, give me your thoughts!  I know it seems messy, but it pretty much comprises everything.  I have already restored a vintage dresser longer in length than the one shown.  Right now it's white with soft pink drawers but I think I will do this ombre effect with the drawers similar to this one from Land of Nod.

My next will be Rhys' bedroom, our master bedroom and our living space!


Friday, January 31, 2014

Love Triangle

Triangles and arrows have become a main stay in design, it's been on a roll for a while but lately I'm just obsessed with this awesome pattern.  I think I'll put a little triangle in every room of my new home somewhere.  It will be like Where's Waldo for triangles and arrows.  lol


These triangle stick on decals come in gold too, I think I will put them in my daughters shared space in gold over the Farrow and Ball Pink Ground paint color!  :)

I love this bag from Bookhou to use as a mini diaper bag for the small quick errand trips. 


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy New Year

Even though, it's really just a new day and we should strive to liveeach day with a fresh start, there is something about a new year that puts it in our face that it is time for a fresh start.  It's a tradition for me to write my years resolutions down new every year, some keep moving from year to year and some (very few) are actually accomplished.  Having three young children I try to be realistic with myself about what can and cannot be accomplished, although I still like to put everything down as kind of a mini bucket list. 
Here is a sampling of my list:
-Be an Awesome Mom
-Learn to play the Guitar  (I've already called to inquire about lessons for me and my daughter)
-Start learning French
-Take better pictures
-Remodel a home haha
-Blog more
What are your resolutions?  Any that you think you will accomplish.
As part of the home remodel I am currently trying to design two bathrooms, the master bath and the main bath. 
Here is a current pic of the master bath.
This is my plan for it.  I just need to get to the store to confirm colors but most likely this is the plan. 
For the back wall with the window, we are doing horizontal rustic wall paneling in white, here is some inspiration.


Farmhouse Kids by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

For the floor we are using Mediterranea USA Boardwalk Myrtle Beach wood look ceramic tile.  It looks like this.
Traditional Kitchen by Boise Tile, Stone & Countertops THE MASONRY CENTER INC

This is the vanity.  Restoration Hardware's St. James double vanity in Antique Taupe.
The shower is going to be a stand up only with full glass wall front.  It's still a little up in the air until I can look at the colors in person but I'm thinking of using Ann Sack's 4x8 subway tile in Cinder Matte or London sky in a matte finish.  Then I want to do a large framed inset on the back wall with Ann Sack's Gotham Swiss Cross tile in Bright White Gloss. 

Cinder Matte

London Sky

Wet Cement Matte

Gotham Swiss Cross in Bright White Gloss
Then of course the little details will have to be decided.  Stay tuned for a look at the Main Bathroom new look. 
Peace!  Happy New Year!