Reveal day is here, and I couldn’t be happier with how my guest room design turned out! I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t come together just how I imagined, but the details worked themselves out and the final result is something I’m super proud of. As you might remember from the original design board, I was really going for a soothing blue and green look that would inspire rest and relaxation for anyone lounging or sleeping in the space. I wanted to take full use of the daybed and make it a convertible piece that could easily transition between sofa and bed, and the lack of accent furniture in the before pictures below will also show how the room needed some help being a living room as well. Since the room was originally a movie room, the orientation of the room worked for watching movies, but wasn’t necessarily the most efficient or well-designed use of space. By placing the daybed by the stairs (my mom’s brilliant idea), it gave me much more room to expand the seating area. All improvements aside, the biggest impact of this project might be simply bringing a cohesive color palette to the room through a mix of blue and green hues and patterns. I couldn’t have done it without my mom for receiving all of the large packages and picking up pieces while I was studying away in Ithaca, and the amazing sponsors for this project. At Home for accent furniture, Dash & Albert for the area rug, DecoratorsBest for wallpaper and fabric, Home Depot for blinds, plants, and planters, Minted for art and pillows, Shelby Dillon Studio for pillows, and World Market for the daybed cover and… more pillows! Click through to see how the space came out.
I know I’ve been MIA for the past week, but I’ve got a big post to share (finally!). I have been working on the last couple of weeks to finish up the last details of my dorm room design, and I’m so excited to finally share the whole room today! Now that the room is done I finally feel like I have created a personal retreat for myself that has completely redefined my room and provided a comfortable ‘home’ for me here at college. Although I’ve had many late nights in the library or studio already, I’m always happy to head back to my dorm room. A huge thank you to the wonderful sponsors who collaborated with me on this project, including the bedding and area rug from Annie Selke, art prints and curtains from Minted, removable wallpaper from WallsNeedLove, and furniture and decor from At Home. Pulling these sources together, I sucessfully executed the neutral, layered vision from the design board I shared in August. Make sure to see my introductory dorm room post, and find the before pictures and the rest of the room after the jump!
Back in August I got to give my little sister’s bedroom workspace a little refresh with some new prints from Framebridge, including an art print from painter Jessica Brilli. I started out the project with her Red Zenith radio print, with a bright red and blue palette that inspired the rest of the space. I printed complementary pieces with Framebridge’s Bali and Jambi frames, and chose a mix of red and aqua desk accessories to bring out the hues from the painting. Grace’s desk lamp turned out to be the perfect color (shop a similar piece here), and the colors popped on the white and gold DIY desk. This vignette was featured on the Framebridge blog along with four other artists and designer’s spaces featuring Jessica Brilli art. Click below to see all of the spaces!
Welcome to week three of the One Room Challenge (make sure to read Week One and Week Two)! It’s officially halfway point – the week you realize how much is left on your to-do list! This year I planned ahead to prevent things getting squished down the road, so things are coming together nicely so far. I’m excited to share a peek at what’s going up on the walls, from prints to paint. I’m thrilled to be using Framebridge for another project (they framed the print in my bedroom), and I am so happy with how these prints turned out. If you haven’t already explored their straight-forward framing process and variety of frame options, I urge you to check them out. The process couldn’t be simpler! We wanted to add a touch of modernity to the room via some refreshing photography, taken by Yours Truly, with the burl frames keeping in-touch with the traditional side of the room. Read More