August 28, 2014

{One of the many projects I've been working on. Tutorial here and the fabric is from JoAnn's}

I've been a little M.I.A. lately around here. I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. I went into full nesting mode. I shopped till I couldn't shop any more. I sewed till I wanted to pull my eyeballs out (which isn't very long, sewing is not my strong suit). Lastly I have been working my little fingers to the bone on the nursery.

These past few weeks have been challenging for me. I have come to realize that I haven't been facing reality. I tried to fill up my days with all of these tasks so that I could I guess function. I am going to be a mom. We are going to be parents. And I am scared to death. I don't know how many times I have heard, "you're never ready, you just go with it." As a perfectionist at heart this just doesn't gel with me. I want nothing but the best for our son (as I am sure any mother feels). I am just worried if that is going to be me. These crazy hormones I swear ;)!

I turned 38 weeks this week. This little guy could be here in mere days or weeks. I can't believe that we are nearing the end. It seems like I have been pregnant forever (what does having a normal body feel like again)? I have decided to make a conscious effort to rely on faith more this week. To pray constantly for guidance and comfort. Hopefully I can convince my perfectionist side to take some much needed time off!


July 29, 2014

If you think about it interior design is made up of little moments, or vignettes. All of these little vignettes join together to make a whole scheme. Lately I have been really into focusing on these vignettes. I find they can be really creative in their simplicity. Today's RECREATED does just that and is a real beauty:


Now isn't that a show stopper? If you break it down the design is rather simple. You have a credenza, a large scale piece of art, lamp, some books, and some vases. The interest comes in how all of the pieces come together to create a "design moment." They all play off of each other. The credenza with its warm rich wood tones offers contrast to the large scale painting because most of the coloring in the painting is blues (which are cool colors/tones). The brass lamp coordinates with the gold found in the painting offering more visual support to the painting creating an overall balanced look.

I wanted to keep today's RECREATED as close to the original as possible while still adding my own personal flair. All of the pieces sourced are readily available and decently priced. Here is what I came up with:

Source List: 
3. Stack of books

Moral of the story guys is that even your vignettes are important in your house. Make sure they are balanced in color tones, and scale. But most of all make sure that they contain things that you love! It really all goes back to those details. Details make the design (you can quote me on that ;) )! 


July 23, 2014

Just because it might be one of the smallest rooms in your house doesn't mean it should be neglected. The powder room is a great place to really add a 1-2 punch to your home's decor. Chances are that most of your guests will be using the powder room primarily, so lets make it special for them! Today's RECREATED does just that. It might be small but it's mighty guys:


I love how graphic it is, from the black subway tile to the simple vintage print. By keeping the walls and fixtures white it allows for the wood to pop as well as the tile wall behind the toilet and all that natural light is gorgeous. That isn't something you see in a powder room right?

While I was recreating this room I tried to keep it as close to the original as I could while still adding my own flair. All of the items that are listed are readily available and decently priced. Most of the items could be picked up at your local home improvement store this weekend! Here is what I came up with:

Source List:
5. Flooring Pattern
9. Stack of red books

So guys there  you have it. Don't skimp in your powder room give it the punch it deserves whether that be through black subway wall tile or a printed wallpaper, have fun! The powder room has a little light too and it just wants to let it shine....let it shine....let it shiiiiiine (sorry couldn't help myself ;) )!


July 21, 2014

If you want to survive a summer pregnancy guys here is what you need: an awesome loose fitting tee, a lightweight kimono, cutoffs, flat sandals, and a top knot. It makes for a cool and comfy recipe. On any given day you can find me in a variation of this outfit. Sometimes I throw on that pink robe that I talked about earlier...and nothing else ;). Just trying to beat the heat guys. No judgement here right? 


July 18, 2014

I have to admit one of the first things a thought about when I found out I was pregnant was, "what diaper bag am I going to use?" Vain as it might sound it's the truth! Before heading down this path of having a baby I didn't know there was such a world as designer diaper bags. I thought I was destined to use one of those creepy plastic ones they send you home with from the hospital (hashtag yikes ;) )! That just wouldn't do so the hunt was on and lucky for you I compiled all of my faves to save you the headache of surfing the web for days on end for the perfect bag, consider it pro-bono ;).

Source List:
8. Denise Diaper Bag (sold out)

I ultimately went with the Denise Diaper bag. My husband got it for me for Christmas and I can't wait to start using it! What I love about it is that it has clips on the inside of the bag for it to hang off the handlebars of a stroller. Which should come in handy! I know a lot of these could seem pricey but you should treat yo self...or go on ebay and find it for half the price ;). Either way you deserve it! You did 9-10 months hard time ;).


July 16, 2014

An easy way to incorporate color into your space is to keep your base neutral, like black and white base for instance. Having a solid base is a great take off point. It is easy to layer colors to create a well rounded space. Today's RECREATED does just that:

This space creates balance by letting the B&W base speak for itself by not layering too many colors on top of it. The subtle hits of aqua and gold lighten the space without it being too overpowering (also don't get me started on that light fixture...uhmazing)! If you were to leave the space entirely black and white it would still work but by adding the color I think adds another layer of design interest and personality to the space.
For this RECREATED I wanted to keep the design as close to the original as possible while still adding my own personal flair. All of these pieces are readily available and I tried to keep the pricing within reason (hashtag who isn't on a budget ;) ). Here is what I came up with:

Source List:

Some tips for creating a neutral space with accents would be to: 
1. Keep accent colors from 1-2 
2. Use accent color sparingly
3. If using 2 accent colors pick one cool and one warm (for instance in this RECREATED the space incorporates aqua and gold)
4. Have fun ;)
5. Skip all the heartache and just use this board I made for you.
5 1/2. Aaaand you're done ;)

Hope that this helps with those design dilemmas that you may have been having. If you have any questions or comments let me know. I'm always just an email away ;).

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