Saturday, December 29, 2012

Creating A Lovely Office Space...

How to Create an office

space you'll want 

to spend all your time in!

                After the Holiday clean up was done, 
I looked around and saw a room
that needed desperate help,
our make-shift office. 
You know that area,
your computer and bills live there.
 The area that gets a lot of face time;
doing paperwork, chatting with friends online,
helping with homework...
and it inevitably ends up looking
like a tornado hit it!

One can have organization and function without
skipping out on style...

There are two types of office styles I am
currently thinking of trying to create:
(they will be no surprise to my 
regular readers)

1)Vintage with a touch of Industrial
 cues from old, disused warehouses
by using a balanced mix of concrete and untreated wood,
 tarnished metal and supple fabrics.


2) Scandinavian Style
Light, refreshing colors, clean-lined furnishings and a 
notable absence of clutter characterize the Scandinavian look. 
Finding ways to maximize light all year round. 
 *If you live in the Pacific Northwest 
you can relate to this need too!

Just like any other room you have re-decorated,
you need just
collect a few key accessories or unique storage
  they can act as
 the inspiration for your whole room!

Ikea storage boxes 2 pk for $3.99,
and they come in a few different colors

recycled old crates 

desk lamp from Restoration Hardware

tin cans cleaned & painted

a  vintage fan

vintage school clock

Vintage letter found on Etsy

Metal baskets so industrial...
can be found at many stores, at a variety
of prices, New or Vintage!

Amazing pendent light
(be sure to peek at my post about lighting)

Double metal hanging basket

Ikea has these amazing wall rails with
many different types of container to hang from
them! look in the kitchen section of their website.
Lovin the chalk board wall too!

Lovely rolling cart! (also from Ikea)

I adore these signs...
found on Etsy or Ebay..

So, say one cannot choose, and I decide to 
do a little blending 
of the two styles?
It could turn out quite lovely!

This one is my fave, Industrial Vintage,
with a little
pop of colors!

Monday, November 12, 2012

How to Create A Scandinavian Style Nursery

Lately I have been drawn to the clean lines
of Scandinavian decor...
(referring specifically to Denmark,
Norway and Sweden). 
One room in particular that has gained popularity
is your Baby's Nursery.
Why would anyone go traditional 
When you can go

With IKEA's popping up
there are so many ways
to get the Scandinavian look
without breaking the bank...

 There are two different styles when 
you are going Nordic with your design..

1) Neutral tones:
Light wood and white, hints
of gray, lights, and lots of


2) Colorful and Bold:
*Lots of color and patterns!
pick a few colors that make you
happy and chances are they will
make baby happy too!!

3) Once you have picked your color choice
finding a Scandinavian Crib is next 
on the list...

The IKEA cribs fit every budget:

The Sniglar is only $69.99

The Hensivk is $99

The Sebra Kili, comes with the mattress and
the large
price tag of around $1200
*a variety of colors too

There are a variety of other Scandinavian children's 
furniture stores out there
you just have to search..
Here are two of my faves:

4) Finding pattern and texture...
It is very easy to find pattern at
fabric stores local and abroad online
Patterns can be used as bedding
 wallpaper, or you can even frame
a piece of fabric

5) Use Scandinavian toys,prints,items
to decorate with

6) Add some unique lighting

7) Vintage/Modern Style Rocking Chair

8) Last but not least don't forget
 your imagination!!!

Good Luck with your Scandinavian Nursery!