Friday, April 13, 2012

A few updates

Not much has changed in our home since we finished the renovations two years ago.
My excuse is that we moved away to the Arctic and had another baby......
But we've been home now for over a year and that baby turns one tomorrow so I guess I've run out of things to blame for my lack of motivation in the home decor area.

I have checked two things off my list however and I thought I'd at least post an updated shot of these two areas, my master bedroom bureau situation and the kids wing landing.

First of all remember my fiasco with the dresser I found in my sisters basement. Well I decided to go new instead of trying to find an antique. Tried, tested and true Ikea came to the rescue with this Hemnes white lacquered bureau.

I quite enjoy the finished look and must say my master feels more like a grown up room now that I have a stylized bureau to call my own.

The next area as I mentioned is  the landing off the kids bedrooms. We added some bookshelves to house books and toys, a cozy reading chair, a light and a carpet and called it a day. Now at the end of the day we have a place to wine down the kids.

Both kids love "reading" here, and even if reading means taking all the books off the shelves we love that we have this special place to spend quality time with them.

I hope to find more time, money and inspiration to help get the rest of the house decorated.
Until then......

Spring Fever

Spring is here and with it's arrival comes the fresh and vibrant colours. Multicoloured flowers, golden sunshine, green grass and blue skies/rain fill me with happiness. In honour of this time of year here are a few of my favourite spring inspired designs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Recently I have been wasting my time on the a productive design knowledge building sort of way. Two web sites have me to glued to the computer....and unfortunately taken my time away from updating this here blog.

The first is pinterest. What a wonderful site to find and hoard all kinds of wonderful pictures, ideas and inspiration. Whether it's a great design idea I want to keep in mind for my house, a trend that has me itching to try it out or just something pretty to look at I am pining it.
Here are a few pins that have perked my interest this week.

The black modern windsor chairs have me drooling.....must have for my dining room.

This kid friendly center is a must for any busy family kitchen.

The setee, the artwork, the colours scream tailored and classic.

The second site, which helps with my pining obsession is Houzz. A wonderful website full of house design related articles. A weekly e-mail arrives in my inbox and I spend my coffee break enjoying all the wonderful houses and the interior and exteriors design ideas.
Here are a few houzz' I've saved for further reference.

                                               I'm loving this scandnavian beach look.

The layout, the steamlined look, the sparkle.....the obssession!

Who wouldn't want magical, magnetic wallpaper in their room?

One good thing about these two websites is that it has me feeling a bit neglectful of my own. I hope to get back on here and post a few updates on our house, on my course and on what my new found obsessions bring my way.
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