Interior: Restful Traditional Colonial Bedroom

Traditional Indigo Bedroom Design

For this project I used a few existing elements in the homeowner’s bedroom to serve as my jumping off point, namely: indigo and carved wood.  With that as my starting point, I created the inspiration board above, featuring these two elements and kept the style more traditional/transitional to fit in with the rest of the home.  Once the design direction was established, I pulled together the pieces in a design board so that we could turn the vision into a reality.

Restful Traditional Transitional Colonial Bedroom Design Mood Board, Indigo, carved wood

What I love about this room is that while it is more traditional, the introduction of the dark carved wood and hammered metal lend the space a traveled look.  Here are the sources for this Restful Colonial Bedroom:

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Vintage Finds: May 2015

Vintage army blanket, brass mirror, African weaving, rustic metal baskets

This month I finally got to browse around the Alameda Point Antiques Faire.  I tried going last month, but the weather was abysmal; as soon as I got there it started pouring down with rain and all the vendors started packing up.  Plus it was super cold.  This month I got lucky.  Clear weather but not hot, so I could have spent hours browsing the aisles without the sun pounding down on my head.  My loot for the day?  A beautiful vintage geometric Kuba weaving from Congo, $35.  I also managed to score a cool vintage grey army blanket for $20 (you can find similiar ones here) and a pair of vintage aluminum wire baskets for $20.  The score of the day? A handcrafted brass mirror from Morocco for a mere $7.  Total damage $82.

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Monika - Love that fabulous grey blanket. Total score!

isadorag - Agree. Plus you can’t really see it in the pic, but it has some cool faded stenciled letters.

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Retail Therapy: Hex Appeal for the Home

Hexagons for the Home

I’ve had a crush on hexagons for a while, see here and here.  But honestly, I thought that by now my crush would have faded.  Not so.  I still get weak in the knee when I see a well designed hex.  So, I thought I would share some of my favorite hexagons for the home.  That way you too can easily bring this fabulous, yet simple modern shape into your home.  Bonus, many of these beautiful pieces are from vendors on Etsy, so you know that if you buy them you’re supporting artists and artisans.

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Look for Less: Warm Modern Cabin

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that I’ve developed an unexpected yearning for a rustic retreat.  So, for this installment of the Look for Less, I thought I would tackle a rustic retreat that has a decidedly modern look.

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Hubby and I dream of finding a place in the country with plenty of fresh air, and room for the boys to explore.  Of course, we would want it to be a fixer, so that we can interpret the space to suit our needs and preferences.  However, if we found a home that looked as welcoming as the inspiration home, we probably would just bring our PJs.  The inspiration home belongs to artist Nikolas Piper and was originally featured in Elle Decor Spain.  Have a look at the whole feature; it’s a great example of blending old architecture with a warm modern spirit.

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Celebrate: Batman Birthday Party Inspiration

Batman Party Inspiration

Now that Easter is behind us, my mind invariably turns to the next celebration on our calendar. In my case, it’s our Monkey’s 4th birthday. Last year I planned a Space Party. But this year is the first time he has made a request regarding the theme. He wants a “Batman Party” and has been asking about it since Christmas!

So, as is my custom, I put together an inspiration board to guide my ideas for his upcoming party. Honestly I doubt I will build him a mini-Gotham made out of boxes, but really like the idea. With the Batman silhouette I wish I had a Cricut machine, but alas I don’t think I can quite justify owning one. So, I’m hoping to figure something out that’s fun, not too complex and looks good. Hope that it lives up to his his Big Brother’s Minecraft party, or Lego party. Stakes are high!

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