Any green thumbs or floral experts out there? I pinned this image a long, long time ago because it is exactly what I want my bouquet to be. I know the pinks ones are peonies, but does anyone know what the little green ones are?
I don't really focus on decor for kids because I don't have any yet, but now that so many of my friends are having little ones, I love seeing what they come up with for the nurseries. Here are some little person spaces that I just love.
I feel like people are putting more thought into children's rooms these days. The fun part about decorating a kid's room is you can be unabashedly cute or themed, something we can't really do in the other rooms in our home.
If you have a really small room and need to maximize the space as much as possible there are a lot of modular bed/desk/dresser pieces out there. I found this multipurpose bunk on this website and I love the idea of having a work space, a reading space, and a sleeping space!
During the warmer months I don't spend a whole lot of time indoors, so once it gets chilly, my mind - an body, turn to my home and it's decor. It's the time of year when I swap out cushions, rugs, and throws, and give everything that's being packed away a good cleaning. Objects that stay out or don't get rotated - like furniture, get wiped down and I revaluate the room it's in or it's placement in a room. It's times like these that I'm always thankful that for bigger price tag items - I stick to the time-tested classics!
For those who know me you know that my tastes change and vary. I don't necessarily like to stick to one particular style, but I like a transitional and eclectic look. One such classic in my home is my mid-century rocking chair. It gets compliments from almost everyone who walks in the door, and I got it in white so it can fit in anywhere I put it. Since I don't like all of my furniture and decor to be from one era alone, it's important to know your classics and basics from the various eras. There's a lot of great books and online resources that cover the classic furniture for each era - I like to refer to the One King's Lane resource page.
Above: My rocking chair, the side table I made, the bookcase from Ikea, rug by Surya.
If you want to add some classics to your furniture collection, but not be a slave to a certain era or style, make sure you mix and match a bit. I think rooms done all in mid-century modern can be a bit heavy on dark woods, drab fabrics, and primary colors. Here are some items I would mix in with my rocking chair to mix the look up a bit:
When it comes to decorating your windows there are plenty of choices out there. Whether it’s a plush curtain or a practical Venetian, your window dressing is an integral part of your home. I'm dying to replace my plastic venetian blinds with some more attractive curtains or Roman shades. However, I have been noticing that roller blinds have come a really long way. Here are a handful of cute one's I've spotted.
Smart and simple, they provide you with endless options when it comes to design and with practical properties such as
waterproof veneers and blackout backings, they’re useful too.
Whether you want to liven up a neutral scheme, create a striking centre piece or harmonize with an existing theme,
roller blinds provide the ideal solution. If you want something a little more subdued but still need it to tie in with your design scheme, then you could try a border print. This Sajili blind (above) is plain white apart from the exotic elephant strip at the bottom but still connects with the room’s explorer theme beautifully.
These roller blind designs from Tuiss illustrate the
point perfectly. This sweet and charming "Morning Chorus" roller blind will undoubtedly get a lot of compliments, and the various colorways mean you'll be able to coordinate them with your current decor. Letting light softly filter through, you get light but also privacy.
Alternatively, I really gravitate towards the floral patterns. Its intricate pattern creates a striking look that allows the blind to
take centre stage.
More and more I also try to go eco-friendly when I can, and these recycled blinds are a great way to do your part.
And of course, what's more important than one's beauty sleep? Blackout blinds can be really important if you aren't comfortable sleeping with your head under the covers the way I am!