Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stylish Bathroom Decoration

Simple and sweet, this collection is all about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, drawing your attention to just the right focal point – a sleek, modern sink in a hot hue; a gorgeous vanity; cabinetry that’s as functional as it is fashionable. These cool bathrooms are all about minimalism, with few but fabulous features that bring some wow to your bath. And the best part of these bathroom designs? Each focal point not only looks great, but it serves a valuable purpose to complete the whole bathroom experience. For more designs visit Karol.

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover and More Inspiration

Shellagh from

always has the best inspiration, just my style ... farmhouse and feminine. I'm showing off just a sneak peek of her bedroom makeover because it has inspired me to add redoing mine to my makeover list this spring but you have to go meet her if you haven't already. She has some exciting news to share AND she has an amazing giveaway going on ( don't have to sign up for that because I want to win! I NEED to win!)

Without further ado, here is what you'll want to go see more of:

Isn't is beautiful? It's so pretty and fresh and spring and crisp get the idea. I love it! :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring is Here! My barn patio and misc.

My barn patio befores/afters is being featured by Amber at

I haven't seen this area since last year. I can't wait ~ it's warming up and I can enjoy it more this year now that it's done. :) Here is my original post since some of you are newer followers and may not have seen it.

She's also having a giveaway! Pop over, say hello, check it out - leave lots of comments!
Speaking of is my post last year for my house number flower pots if you're looking for a fun porch project. Click the outdoor areas and patio accents labels on the left side bar for even more ideas. :)


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Mamoli's Decorative Faucets For Bathroom

The Ortigia bathroom faucet (above) – the joint effort of Mamoli and Studio Batoni – is a slender, abstract, lightweight design that personifies simple elegance. The coiled handle appearance romantically links the users to ancient environments of neo-Baroque. The Paola kitchen faucet (below) is designed by Paola Navone in collaboration with Mamoli. Let your creative juices flow as easily as water - imagine your playful kitchen design based on this faucet where the red handle brings added spice to a modern aesthetic. Fore details on these new romantic faucets, visit Mamoli.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

DIY Project Parade

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ast week, my jaw dropped at this gorgeous playroom from Stephanie at

So much DIY
art - it's gorgeous! (Thanks for sharing Stephanie!) Here is her post, then head over to her blog to see more great DIY projects and get details on an upcoming blog party:

A Playroom With Room to Play and Space to Grow

I had two major goals when creating our little guys playroom; a functional room for him to play & learn and a versatile space that could easily grow with the ever changing needs {and wants} of a three year old toddler. We choose a room located on our first floor main living level to transform into this magical space. Since the area can be visually seen by visiting guests {and me, everyday} I had a two items that topped my priority list when planning the space; 1. A neutral & natural decor to somewhat blend in with the rest of our home and not particularly scream playroom and 2. Lots and lots of hidden storage.

It took awhile to find all the right elements to bring the room together but I could not be any more happier with the outcome {and our little guy loves having a space all to himself as well} I feel the priorities were met without compromising the fun feel a playroom should have and a space that captures the personality of my little guy. Would you like to see what we have been up to?

I love the addition of unique pieces as storage options. This 27 inch wooden dough bowl was found at a local antiques mall and is the perfect home for matchbox cars and trucks.

The room has two windows which are dressed with black long panels and wooden mahogany blinds. Under each window sits two wooden toy chests that I covered with batting and velour fabric. They provide additional hidden storage which is a necessity in any toy filled household.
Between the two windows sits an eight cubby storage unit filled with cream and espresso canvas totes; More hidden storage...have I told you how much I love hidden storage.

The handmade art above the cubby is a rainbow of the little guys handprints. {You can find my tutorial here} It's a great color learning piece. On top sits a wooden marble run which is just too cool not to display. Burl wooden bowls are another one of my favorite decor accessories ~ I simply can not pass these up any time I spot them.

A vintage wooden munising bowl showcases the colorful marbles for the marble run.

The bottom two cubbies were left open for a couple easy reach toys like this wooden car ramp. Another munising bowl was used to hold the cars.

The second open cubby holds a vintage wire egg basket filled with Lincoln Logs.

Centered in the room is a cream 10X13 shag rug to provide some tiny toe comfort and accent the wooden floors.

Even some toys themselves provide excellent storage options.

Comfortable seating was another one of my must haves in this space. This espresso twill couch is a great snuggle and read spot. Two paper shade pendant lights hanging in the corner create perfect wind down ambiance at the end of the day.

Above the couch is an oversized paper roll and wooden holder found at Pottery Barn Kids last year. Since we are working on the alphabet now, I printed and cut out 8X10 letters on brown kraft paper and simply attached them to the roll with a glue stick. It's perfect for filling up the large wall as well as creating a focal point.

What playroom isn't complete without a vintage sock monkey...

More handmade wall art - This creation was inspired by PB and is a very easy and low cost project {find more details and my how-to on this post}

Utilizing more toys as storage...

A vintage wall box with a lollipop hanger creates additional fun storage.

As much as I would have loved to have a full play kitchen in this room the space just did not allow; so I opted for a more manly wooden grill for my little guy. The colors were a little too bright for the space, but nothing a little custom paint job couldn’t cure.

The wooden crate boxes under the grill and easel provide yet more hidden storage. I printed out the labels using the same font and paper as the paper roll alphabet and glued them to the front. Stacked wire puzzle racks provide an organized display for the wooden puzzles.

More 'diy' canvas wall art ~ our own live-by wishes for the little guy. {You can find more details and instructions on this previous post}

Because this room is visible on our main living level, hidden storage was a must. This cubby and drawer wall unit combo is the perfect solution for neatly concealing everything a three year old could possibly dream of.

A combination of espresso and vanilla woven baskets fill each cubby and we have managed to pack them all full of goodies.

A chalkboard tag hangs from each basket and {because I am too conscious of my own handwriting} I printed out the alphabet with a typewriter key font to label each one.

Extra space on top provides a perfect area to display some rustic, vintage inspired favorites.

I have a love for all things oversized, unique, and unusual.

I am always on the lookout for these and have a hard time passing them up.

The activity table in the center of the room is used for just about everything under the sun. It provides a great work space for my sons therapies {as well as arts & crafts, trains, cars, you name it}

The lower shelf stores easy to reach train tracks, rails and cars.

And you can't forget something for their cute little bums...

...though my little guy prefers to stand {on top the table at that}
I can officially say we have one room that is completely finished without any to-do's...except to have fun!
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lifestyle New Hampton Bedroom Furniture Set

Choosing a worthy bedroom furniture set is not an easy task considering the number of brands flocking the market everyday. Prefer buying Hampton Bedroom Furniture Set to ensure quality. It has got soft white finish to give you more comfort. Along with every set of Hampton model come nightstands and dressers that elevate your bedroom’s looks. You can find both, 5-piece as well as 6-piece sets in the models of Hampton Bedroom Furniture Set. All other accessories such as footboard and rails have been made of pure hardwood keeping modern design standards in view. You can expect huge discounts on the Hampton models from many online stores.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Office Furniture For Your Small Home

Particularly people in lofts, flats, and apartments cherish every square foot of space. Families are also moving closer to town and needing more flexibility in room design where perhaps home office furniture and a gym is combined. The product here is a concept from Ligne Roset designer, Eric Jourdan, called "Hyannis Port". I absolutely love this setup in white lacquer. The chair is a great match and creates a wonderful work environment. The way the bottom is finished off with a metal rail is very cool. It creates a bit of openness that differs from most desks which finish all the way to the floor.