Black and White Sophisticated Home Office

So recently, a great friend of mine got the amazing opportunity to work from home. What a treat! I wish I could work from home! So we thought we would drum up a new decor concept to help her be inspired in her space and to feel a separation from her house.

The rest of her home is all beautiful grays and whites. So I thought the black and white would be great to create separation, but also blend in and compliment the rest of her home. She also fell in love with black and white floral fabric, which in my book is always a great way to start some inspiration.

We are going to use Ikea bookshelves to create a custom built in like design, but easy on the dime. I am also making her custom cornices for the windows, which I am so excited about!

We will be sure to share the progress with you as it comes!

ORC: There’s No Place Like Home Navy Bedroom

So in the last week we have been working on a lot of little finishing details, but feels like we didn’t get much done. Don’t you  hate that?

I still can’t decide on the yellow vs the white console. Part of me now wishes we had time for me to paint the buffet navy with a white stripe. Oh well. That might have to be saved for a later project.

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We’ve been spraying away….

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and spraying….

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So excited about our little Ikea Sconces inspired by Shine Your Light. She changed up the lamp shade a bit but for our aesthetic I thought the more traditional white fit in just fine.

Good luck to everyone in the final weeks! Make sure to link up with everyone else here!

Decisions, Decisions…

So I have had a lot of little touches start to happen at the house as of late.

new craigslist chairs

The living room is looking a little cozier, after I found two of these amazing chairs on craigslist ($40 each whoop whoop). I need to finalize a fabric and ship them off to my upholsterer to breathe new life into them!

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This fabric is in the running……

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I also keep ordering a bunch of wallpaper samples for my bathroom…..I am liking the top middle one the best. Which one do you like?

ORC: There’s No Place Like Home Navy Bedroom

So I have gotten a couple things done over the last week.

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You can see that I upholstered the console table in the croc pleather I mentioned. I think it turned out pretty cool. Not bad for only costing about $75. You can see I already had a yellow buffet in here, and I am still deciding between the two. The yellow goes really well with the art, however I was going for really clean lines and keeping it all navy and white. Shout out a comment with your favorite! Help me decide! So you will have to wait till the reveal to see which I pick!

But I am still trying to figure out what fabric I want to upholster my ottoman’s in and to make euro pillow for on the bed. I want these to match. I already made the below zig zag pillows, but honestly if I find another fabric that I am in love with I can always use those somewhere else.

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Here are my options that I just ordered samples for. Remember they will be doing on either all white bedding or tucked until the all white console table, up against the navy background.

pisces slub fabric

Because there is so much other white I thought this fun fish print might look cool.

geo navy

Thought a nice geo option would be good since I already have so much floral.

ikat dot fabric

So in the next two weeks I still have to….

hang the sconce lights

find pillow fabric and sew

upholster ottomans

buy new crisp white bedding

find some decor for the console/buffet!

Can’t wait for it to be finished!

Be sure to give support to all the participating contestants (here)!!

Friends Living Room Update Reveal!!!

So a while back, a good friend’s sister asked me to help bring some life into her space. She has a young family and wanted something that was fun, yet livable.

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Now here’s the after!

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We brightened up the space by removing that large dark bookshelf and replacing it with this fun mirrored buffet. I like that it still allows for good storage (it’s filled with toys), but is really fun and updated at the same time. The room all began around the two prints above the buffet. She had picked that print out, however since the space is so big I recommended adding the second to fill the space and give nice symmetry.

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She had a little console table under the TV before, but the scale was a bit too small. So we used this fun West Elm table to create a nice little vignette with ottomans tucked underneath for extra seating.

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we also traded out the heavy second sofa facing the TV for these two Pottery Barn tufted accent chairs. This room opens up to the kitchen behind it, so I feel that the lower accent pieces help keep the room open to the rest of the space.

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We still have a couple accent things to finish up. First I am looking for some additional pillow fabric options for the wing back chair and the coach, and as always continuing to look for any fun little decor accent pieces. But I think so far it’s a great transformation!

ORC: There’s No Place Like Home Navy Bedroom

So I wasn’t sure if I was going to participate this fall in the ORC. Some of you may know that I tried to participate in the spring version (you can see it here). I had big plans to do my first bathroom in my new house and fell very short of finishing, sadly it is STILL not finished (but we are getting really really close!). Oh well. It’s my first house and I am learning how long to expect things to take.

For those new to the ORC it is hosted bi-annually by Linda over at Calling it Home, and it is so much fun! Check out all the participants here!

So this around I am taking it a bit easier.

Little Yellow House Guest Bedroom Before 1

Here is my before pic. Obviously needs some love.

I shared some inspiration a bit ago, but sadly the summer got away from me and I haven’t really gotten much done at all. So I am going to start fresh and share again and use the next six weeks to have a super polished room at the end!

As I Open Fire Pics

The room idea all started with the above pic. My husband I found these pics about two summer’s ago at a flea market.

They are called “As I open Fire” by Roy Lictenstein. When we first saw them I could see my husband was pumped. I mean, like he couldn’t talk (he was an art/multi media graduate). They were fully framed and matted and the price was $500. After a couple minutes we walked away, and then I said to my husband, really I feel like 500 for fully matted and framed pictures is a pretty good deal (I mean framing these days is so expensive). He thought they were 500 for 1 not for all 3. He quickly continued googling their value, and the cheapest they were anyone online (unframed) was $500 all the way up to several thousand depending on the printing, so I figured we were getting a good deal since they were framed and all. So we went back  (even negotiated down to 400) and brought them home, and ever since I have been decorating a room around them in my head, which includes a canopy bed.

TNPLH Canopy Room Inspiration

After I found these pics I had been looking for fabric for a canopy bed around it. I found this fabric which I was so happy about. I like how the traditional fabric is up against the funky prints.

navy bedroom inspirationAbove is an inspiration with the bed we bought from Room and Board. We bought the bed a while ago, and I have one drapery panel done.

List of To Do’s

1. Sewing, lots of sewing. Finish sewing all drapery panels for the bed (5 to go). Sew accent pillows for bed (need to pick out fabric)

2. Society Social Console Table: So who doesn’t love the society social console table wrapped in leather goodness. I do, but with so much spending going on I have to pick my battles so I am going to try a good old DIY to get the same look in the room.

3. Upholster 2 xbench ottomans: My dad and I made 2 xbenches together when I first graduated from college and they need some sprucing up.

4. Finish hanging doors, buy new hardware

5. Replace Light Fixture? Budget pending….

6. Hang Art, find new art for over the bed

7. I was really inspired Shine Your Lights Ikea Sconce Hack. Thought these would be perfect little sconces over the bed to make it even more cozy in there. So I need to spray those and get them hung.

8. Create Valance over windows (think I’m going to upholster in the same fabric as the canopy bed).

9. Of course style the room and get it ready for guests!

So nothing major. The DIY’s and sewing will take the longest so I need to start on that asap. I just can’t wait to have the room more polished. Since we painted it we just have the bed sitting in there, which is nice, but I am looking forward to having it more welcoming for our guests.

 So here we go!