Friday, October 12, 2012

On The Board - Rustic Cabin Look

Funny, when I think of cabins or cottages, Winter and cozy come to mind.  Could just be the mindset I'm in now, but I have always loved the feeling of nesting down into the home this time of year and here's a few ideas I had for incorporating that look and feel of a warm, cozy rustic cabin.  Bits and pieces throughout your home, can help you achieve that feeling~take a look!

Where to find:

How do you make your home cozy for the Winter?
Happy Friday♥

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Going Swiss-This One's Easy Part 2

Remember my post on the easy bathroom shelving here?  I decided to add a little something to the monochromatic scheme without going too bold.  With Winter soon approaching, I am incorporating little touches here and there throughout the house, including in all the bathrooms.  I've always loved the Swiss Army blanket & this design is so easy to add to anything, including these baskets...



All that was used was Krylon "Banner Red" & white spray paint.  So easy!  It's amazing what a bit of paint can do to a room or accessories.  

More projects on the go, so stay tuned for more:)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Power Of Great Bones In A Room

Today I'de like to share with you a recent e-Design I did for a family in Florida.  My client was looking for something light, airy, comfortable and simple.  Think Pottery Barn.  She loves light blues and aqua's, but changing the wall colour was not an option.  However, painting out the entire bottom panelling all white was.  The room had amazing bones and architecture already and we had to keep the chandelier, dining table & chairs.  

The key with keeping things monochromatic is incorporating textures and layers and adding a few pops of colour in the accessories.  The client already had a few great pieces like a beautiful rug at the entry way in a grey/blue geometric and a beautiful chair in the office to take the inspiration from.  

With the dining room being visible from two separate openings, everything had to flow.  

Dining room view from entry way:
You can see the great bones of this room stand out, like the panelling and the curved openings to the room

view from office area/second opening into dining room:
Big beautiful window 

Here is what I came up with for her $1,000 budget:

The final look was right on target with what she wanted and I couldn't be happier!  She will add her own photographs in the room for that personal touch I always encourage clients to incorporate.  It just goes to show you when you have good bones in a room to start with, great design happens.  In the end, it actually ended up about $350 under budget which is even better! 

Where to buy:  

10. Dinnerware 

Thank you Melanie for inviting me into your  beautiful home!  
For more information on my e-Design services click here.

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