Monday, October 28, 2013

E-Design: NDJ's Master Bedroom

This is the last of four designs I did for my friend's new house.

She owns the green and white bedding, the nightstand, and the chest and wanted me to incorporate these items in a "tropical/bungalow" design for the master.  It was important to her that the walls be neutral enough that they work with other bedding/colors should she decide to change things up in the future.  

I found a great color by Benjamin Moore called "Tapestry Beige" that is a good greige with a tint of green.

I also selected a tufted headboard in a soft linen fabric, a matching storage bench for the end of the bed, a natural woven rug, a chair to curl up and read a book, a floor mirror, lamps and art for above the bed. She wants to go with something other than the round mirror I selected, so I'm excited to see what she picks.

Here's the floor plan:

The bedroom has high vaulted ceilings and there is a tv mounted high on the wall opposite the bed, so furniture arrangement options were pretty small, but I think this layout works well.  

Here's a rough sketch of the items all together:

My friend has moved into her now home so I'll get to see these designs come to life real soon!  If she'll let me, I'll share some photos.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Loving Lately: Navy Walls

I love gray, but I'm a bit over it.  Gray, gray, gray all around my house.  I was perusing Pinterest and I came across an image of a room with navy walls and they are now my newest obsession.  Granted navy is dark and dark walls don't work in every room (or every house for that matter), but there's something so sophisticated and timeless about navy.  Paired with crisp white and a splash of color; it gets me every.single.time.

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Have you painted any walls navy in your house?  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Orange Overload - Throw Pillows

This time of year I really get into the color orange.  Who doesn't?  I don't typically decorate my home with orange though.  Come Fall I'll add a pumpkin here or there, but that's about it.  I started noticing that there are a lot of great orange throw pillows out there.  Throw pillows are a great way to decorate seasonally (and they'll last longer than pumpkins!).  Here's a roundup of some of my favorites:


Monday, October 14, 2013

E-Design: NDJ's Family Room Design

Hello!  I have another Decor To-Go design to share today.  I helped my friend with designs for 4 spaces in her home.  Last week I shared the kitchen/dining room design and the week before I shared the formal living room design.  This week I'm sharing the family room design.

Again, she wanted to go with a more "rustic and comfortable" style and likes blues, grays, whites, and wood tones.  The family room is right off the kitchen and it's where they'll do their hanging out and tv watching.

Here's the mood board I designed:

The walls are currently painted a tan color that she wants to keep.  The room has a fireplace with bookshelves on either side so I suggested she paint the back of the bookshelves the same color as the kitchen walls (a light blue/gray color).  She has a pair of table lamps and a floor lamp (similar to the ones shown above) that she asked me to incorporate into one of the designs.  I thought they would look nice with the leather and rustic touches in this room.  

Here is the floor plan I created (the kitchen is to the right):

Here is the drawing I did:

Next week I'll share the design for the master bedroom.  

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Quick Guest Bathroom Update

Last month I started peeling wallpaper in the guest bathroom.  This paper...

I wanted to give the bathroom a quick facelift without spending a whole lot of money.  That means that my previous plans to replace all the brass fixtures, floor and shower tile were going to have to wait.

I had a half gallon of paint left from painting the dining room.  It's Benjamin Moore Healing Aloe and I decided it would work just fine in the bathroom.  After removing the wallpaper, I applied two coats of paint, then shopped Target for a new shower curtain, rug, and towels.  

Here's the before and after:

I'll admit it's not a huge difference, but things are looking a little lighter and brighter and a little more 2000.  Besides buying a few new bathroom accessories, I also replaced the lampshades with some gray ones to match the new shower curtain.

What quick, inexpensive home updates have you been up to lately?

Monday, October 07, 2013

E-Design: NDJ's Dining Room & Kitchen

Last week I shared the living room design I did for my friend's new house (catch up on that post here).   Today I'm sharing the kitchen and dining room design.  The entire first floor has an open floor plan so it was extra important to make sure one "room" flows nicely into the next.  Sticking with a palette of blue, gray, beige, and white and a "rustic, comfortable" style, here's the mood board that I put together.

My friend's uncle is building her this awesome farm table that will seat 6-8 people using reclaimed wood. NDJ really likes the dining chairs from Crate&Barrel (#5) and I do too.  I wanted to add another texture/color, so she's going to pair them with 2 seagrass end chairs from Target (#2).  The barstools for the kitchen island will match these chairs.  The cabinets in the kitchen are wood-toned and a little dated, but NDJ wants to keep them as is for now.  I suggested she paint the island white and add bead board to give it a bit of an update.  She also plans on replacing the cabinet hardware.  They already own the great bar cabinet from Crate&Barrel and I suggested they do a small gallery wall above it.  Blue/Gray burlap curtains finish off the pretty bay window.   

Here's the floor plan of the dining room.  The kitchen is located past the dining area and the formal living room is just before it.

Here's the elevation of the dining space:

Next week, I'll share the family room design.  

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