If you missed it, we finally posted our first renovation webisode yesterday! As I promised, I am going to go through each finished room to give you the list of sources. Let’s start with the living room.
This room is in the middle of the home. It’s the first space that you see when you walk in. I wanted it to be bright and modern. As far as renovation goes, all this room needed was a fresh coat of white paint on the walls and fireplace and the removal of some major popcorn ceiling. We also removed the old drapery and removed the crystal chandeliers. The floor is in great condition, so thankfully nothing needs to be done to them. For the styling of the room, I chose vintage pieces of furniture and mixed them in with newer, modern pieces. I also mixed old art with new art. I will continue to add art to the main wall and of course I will keep adding plants, because why wouldn’t you??!
Go to the bottom of this post for the full list of sources.
Well, here it is folks! Our first renovation webisode! When we originally bought this home, we knew that we wanted to create a forever home for ourselves. It’s not a flip and it’s not a temporary space for us. It really is and has become the home of our dreams. In this first webisode, we give a tour of the home before the renovation, and a tour of 5 of the completed rooms. We still have the kitchen, bathrooms, family room, man cave and exterior to finish, which will all be documented at a later time.
Also, I will be posting photos of each of the renovated rooms over the next few days.
A huge thank you to Dan Dunson of Blue Chip Media! You have video needs? He’s the man.
Do you ever dream of having a little vacation cabin by the lake? Lately it’s been at the top of my wishlist. My husband and I have been wavering back and forth between wanting to add onto our home or eventually buying a vacation cabin in the woods. I never thought I’d say it… but I think the cabin may be winning.
Previously, I was always in favor of investing more into the place where we spend the most time. But the more comfortable I get with the current size of our house, the more I start envisioning a cozy retreat where our family can enjoy the summers, as well as the winter holidays. Granted, it won’t happen for a while. But there’s no harm in gathering a little inspiration in the meantime, right?
Just because you’re in a cabin doesn’t mean it has to feel like one. If you’re wanting luxe, this is the way to go. The mix of lighter woods, concrete, and black steel framing is so spot on. And a Hans Wegner chair is always a nice little addition.
You may not always be aware of it, but your environment has a distinct psychological impact on your subconscious. In your home, how you design and style your space can greatly influence your mood and emotion. Although the emotional impact of interior design tends to get overlooked, there are immense benefits to understanding your space at an intrinsic level. Mindfully decorating your space with the consideration of your personal needs can lead to a happier, healthier, and less cluttered life. Here are a few design mood-lifters to consider when decorating your space:
The power of a little greenery should never be underestimated. Plants are natural stress-reducers and air purifiers that create a relaxing and inviting environment. These leafy friends have the unique ability to make any home feel like a tranquil urban jungle. A substantial amount of academic research has shown that plants’ ability to make us feel more in touch with nature has dramatic effects on our well-being. Increased happiness, health, creativity and productivity are some of the many proven physical and psychological benefits of plants. There is no denying that a green home is a happy home.
Every color has the ability to evoke different moods for different people, which is why the selection of color is such a personal choice. When deciding on color, the most important question to ask yourself is how do you want to look and feel in your space. Interior designer and color expert Elaine Ryan says, “It’s all about finding the colors you respond to and that make you feel good.” Whether you’re planning on making a certain color the focal point of a room or a complementary statement piece, keep in mind the psychological value of each color you choose. Below are a few examples of how color can have a positive mood-enhancing impact on your home:
Decluttering and organizing your home not only makes your space more aesthetically pleasing, it also is a significant environmental destresser. Studies have found that there is a clear link between clutter and depression. Messy, unorganized rooms not only make our homes look bad, they also make us feel bad. Lately people are beginning to catch on to the idea that a clutter-free home translates to a clutter-free life. It’s no wonder that Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up started a global decluttering craze.
Decluttering your home is really an exercise in focusing on filling your home with only your most-joy giving belongs. After purging unnecessary and redundant household items, organization is crucial to ensure the lasting personal effects of decluttering. Placing your items in areas that are easily reachable or viewable will allow you to fully appreciate and enjoy the true value of your belongings. Mindfully decorating your space will teach you to truly love and respect your home and can have an immense effect on your daily life. The simple acts of tidying up and organizing may be the way to your bliss.