Pink, But Not Too Pink Girls Room

Pink, But Not Too Pink Girls Room

I have never been the kind of girl that needs a lot of pink in her life. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against pink. I love the occasion pink accessory. In fact, I have a pink pillow on my couch as I sit here and type. But never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have the most feminine, the most girly, the most “PINK” little girl on earth.

After she was born we knew right away that the nursery I designed for her wasn’t going to cut it. It wasn’t very pink. It was very girly. It was a bit more neutral with pops of green and lavender. It had to go.

So began a constant change! Continue reading “Pink, But Not Too Pink Girls Room”

The Palm Springs Getaway Moodboard

The Palm Springs Getaway Moodboard

Have you ever been to Palm Springs? Have you ever been mesmerized by all of the mid century modern beauties scattered all over the town?

If not, you need to go.

Our most recent client had asked for our help in designing a mid century boho gem in his grandmothers former home. He spends a lot of time there, but also sees the potential in the short term rental that this home could provide him. Continue reading “The Palm Springs Getaway Moodboard”

DIY or BUY Paper Flower Backdrop

DIY or BUY Paper Flower Backdrop

A few years ago for a baby shower, my sister in law and I made a couple large paper flower backdrops. It was a large space with a lot of blank walls. We were not allowed to nail or even tape things to the walls. We had to come up with the something that could lean. I had seen really inspiring paper flowers on Pinterest and I felt like we could do some variation of that. Continue reading “DIY or BUY Paper Flower Backdrop”

The Struggle for Authenticity

The Struggle for Authenticity

My kids have both been sick through this recent winter break. Many hours have been spent with feverish babes laying all over me watching the latest pixar sensation on repeat. I admit…it isn’t the best case scenario, but when they are sick I do what I can to keep them calm and resting. With sick kid in lap I have ended up spending more time that I would like diving into the rabbit hole known as Instagram and pinning away…obsessing over what amazing projects I am going to embark on next.

This has been a re-occurring theme in my life since these social media outlets started the era of the perfect “pinterest” home…Or should I say effortlessly casual home that actually takes a lot of effort to achieve! It left me feeling kind of desperate to change everything. So there I went, listing half of my furniture on craigslist and Offerup. Followed by me spending hours browsing online for the next pieces of furniture I was going to buy… or make… when I find an extra forty hours in my week. All of this ultimately made me feel frustrated and incapable of moving forward.

Continue reading “The Struggle for Authenticity”

A Shared Boys Room Before and After

A Shared Boys Room Before and After

My boys share a room. My daughter sleeps in there at night with them. Why? I don’t know. All I can say for sure that this is a high traffic room!

That is a real fact because in the four years we have lived in this house, this room has been redone 4 times! That is more than any room in my house. And when I say redone, I really mean it! That is repainting, furniture…all of it!  Continue reading “A Shared Boys Room Before and After”

DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket

DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket

There is no shortage of amazing bed linens in this world. Sometimes on your daily trip to home goods a blanket will catch your eye. It screams for you to buy it.

So naturally I assume you do what I do. You scrounge up your hooligan children and hide all of the merchandise they have broken or opened. A sense of urgency befalls you because that lady two rows over just saw your long-lost blanket too. It’s impossible that she to is a kindred spirit to this blanket, but you still must run. Even if a child is sacrificed somehow. It will all be worth it in the end. Continue reading “DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket”