Happy Monday! Let’s start the week with a fun modern family house tour. This Scandinavian apartment is on trend, fun and relaxed. Makes for a great family space! The patterned wallpaper is a pop of personality in this clean, white space. Here are a few details that make this home awesome-
1. Mix of woods.
2. Poster art.
3. Black grout in the kitchen.
4. An infusion of grey, black, white, natural materials and pops of color.
6. Art leaned against the wall as apposed to hung on the wall.
Have a great day!!
Kitchens are always on my mind. Mostly because they are my absolute favorite room to style and design. There’s so much that you can do in a kitchen. From kitchen organization to styling to creating stylish zones that help with your everyday use of the kitchen. One topic that comes up often with clients is how much is too much on the counter? I think it depends on who you are and how you live your life. I’m a minimalist so I tend to keep a little less on my counter. Here are a few things that I can’t live without on my counter-
1. Toaster Over. We use this for a lot of things. And it’s white so it blends in.
2. Wooden Cutting Boars. You can stack them against your backsplash so they don’t take up counter space.
3. Plants. Because they’re so pretty.
4. Wooden Utensils. They’re stylish and practical.
5. Juicer. I juice every.day.
6. A tray of cooking oils and spices. They are also used everyday.
Images: Grey and Scout, Stadshem, Coco Lapine Design.
What are your most used items in the kitchen?
Last year Matt Pipkin, who founded Speak Your Silence, launched The Stitch which is designed to help move the issue of child sexual abuse from a taboo topic to a cause people love and support. Best part: 100% of profits go toward providing free counseling to individuals affected by the issue. It’s a life changing nonprofit that is worth supporting!
Matt recently sent over some images of his studio, which is located in Boise. This world changing guy also has quite the eye for design. The table is the first thing that caught my eye. It’s a pine wood beam from an old store at the Mountain Home Air Base (Southeast of Boise), which was built in the 50’s. The ceilings used to have popcorn which was scraped and repainted.
Matt built the shelves himself. The floors are plywood from Home Depot cut down into 8′ wide planks, sanded, and painted with a 1 part paint/2 parts water mix, coated with clear Verathane. The brick wall used to be the exterior of a local building, the Pioneer Tent Building, and the billboard was signage over the back parking lot of a Packard Car dealer.
Visit Speak Your Silence Here.
It’s week two of the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared a peek into my plan for redoing my assistant Janna’s bedroom. Since then we have cleared out the bedroom. It’s the perfect white space, ready for color, texture and some fun personality. Like I said before, this room has an amazing amount of natural light. There are 5 windows that line two of the walls. I’m pretty sure no one could ever sleep late in the mornings!
I mentioned that I am painting the main wall a dark color. The color itself takes my breathe away. I am a huge fan of one dark wall in a sea of white. It creates the coolest mood in a space. On this wall, I will be displaying some great art from Minted. Below are my choices.
Another important detail in the room is the rug situation. When it came down to it, I chose the Allegra rug from Oliver Yaphe. I love that it’s handwoven and 100% cotton. And the hexagon shapes are right on point. The only thing is, I haven’t chosen the color that I want to use yet. It’s between lavender and seafoam. I am going to test both in the room once it’s completed.
If you were to choose which rug color, what would you decide??
Check back next Wednesday for WEEK THREE’s update! And make sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge
I just found out that I’ve been named a finalist in this year’s SAVEUR Blog Awards! The category is Best Home, Style & Design Coverage. From a record-breaking pool of nearly 50,000 entries, somehow I got chosen, along with 5 other awesome design bloogers. I feel beyond honored!!
If you want to, you can get in on the final voting at SAVEUR Blog Awards ’15. There will be two winners for each category: a Readers’ Choice winner and an Editors’ Choice winner. Unless you already have a SAVEUR account, it will take only a few seconds to register. There are 13 great categories to vote for. Go here to vote.
Hi friends! I’m excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge. Over the next six weeks, twenty Interior Design bloggers will completely transform a room from start to finish, blogging progress updates every Wednesday. The One Room Challenge was started a few years ago by Linda of Calling it Home. It’s a fantastic idea that I am thrilled to be apart of! So here’s the breakdown of my ORC-
Client– My assistant, Janna.
Room– Master Bedroom.
Challenges– Small yet quaint space.
Features– Lots of windows and natural light.
Needs– Updated furniture. Fresh, modern colors. Art. New bedding and accessories.
Below is a peek of what I’m planning to do. It’s going to be a fresh and clean space with lots of artistic details and beautiful textiles. One key element will be a striking, deep, accent wall that will hopefully take our breathes away!
Check back next Wednesday for WEEK TWO’s update! And make sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge
Last week I chatted about design, my kids and Habitat For Humanity. If you care to listen to me ramble, check out The Honest Home Podcast here and listen here.
There is one whole area of the studio that I use for photo shoots. I placed diamond wall panels from Wall Dimensions on the north side of that area. I wanted something that would give dimension to the white walls since the south side of that area is boring and has no furniture or decor. With a little styling of old and new pieces, it became a stylish wall.
The next part of my studio is the working zone. You’ve already seen my desk that my hubby built. I don’t think that I can ever get rid of it. The size and height is perfect.
Another brilliant thing to note in my office is this incredible magnetic wall system. The uniquely designed MagWall™ Panel System is a modular solution to organize your entire workspace. In an office, or any space really, the MagWall™ will create space to organize your work visually. With STRONG magnets, there are no holes in your art or pictures, and because magnets come in different strengths, they can hang heavier items like coats, hats, and keys….seriously. I only post products that I truly believe in and this is one of those products. I can create a moodboard for my clients in seconds! I can also layout what I need for the day in seconds. It’s a game changer people, a game changer! Check out their Kickstarter here.
Come back tomorrow to see part 3 of my studio tour!!
We’ve lived in our Bungalow for 7 months now and I’m finally settling in to my basement studio. We painted the entire room white a few months. And what a difference it made! I chose Sherwin Williams Extra White on the walls. It immediately created the ambiance that I need for this space.
I have 3 zones in my office. A sitting zone, working zone and photo shoot zone. I wanted a comfortable sitting area that was modern and stylish. This sofa and chair fit perfectly. IFN MODERN specialize in Mid Century Modern Reproduction Furniture with extremely high quality but at affordable prices. If you’re a fan of the Barcelona chair, they have you covered. Find other product links below.
Paint, Rug (vintage), Acrylic Table (similar), Blanket, Cage Light, Vintage Portrait Art (My MOM!), Plant Pot (vintage).
Tomorrow I will be showing you my working zone in the studio. See you soon!
Hey Boise friends!! Most of you know that this week Treefort Music Fest starts. It’s becoming quite the event. For those of you who don’t know, Treefort Music Fest is a five-day, indie music festival which is held at various venues throughout downtown Boise.
There is a cool event that I think you will want to attend during the festival. NAVY PRoject is bringing a pop-up shop to Treefort Festival. It’s a space for people to visit, enjoy, and shop in a combination of the five principles of our foundation; art, architecture, fashion, design and hospitality. The shop-in-shop will offer vintage festival outerwear including ponchos and bajas, hand-made accessories, and fashion illustrations by artist Deanna First. Everything will be priced under $100. Event location and times are as follows-
418 S. 6th Street (near corner of 6th + Myrtle)
Eco-district in downtown Boise, Idaho
Thursday, March 26th 4-9 and Friday, March 27th 11-6
For more info, visit here.
There are so many fun things that you can do in a kids bedroom. From color, to pattern, the world is at your fingertips! I am loving what Shaynah from Ruffled Snob did in her boys shared bedroom. It’s a perfect space for little boys to be little boys, but it doesn’t lack in style or character. Go here for the entire tour.
Image: My Scandinavian Home
Image: Susanna Vento
Image: Niko Karkkainen
Recently I’ve been in to dark, moody walls. Our previous bedroom had a fabulous dark wall that I really miss. I’m considering doing it again to my current bedroom. One dark color that gets me every time is a rich, dark, green. It’s untypical and a bit out of the box. Sherwin Williams has several deep green options that are awesome, including Dard Hunter Green. These rich green hues would make the perfect addition to a minimal space.
BTW, Happy St Patricks Day! This post is quite fitting, don’t you think?!
My kids have shared a room the past few years. Recently we decided it was time for them to both have their own spaces. So we kept Eden Jo in the existing room and moved Ethan downstairs to the once playroom. It’s already made life easier (and quieter) having split them up. I gave Eden’s room a makeover in collaboration with PB Teen. She loves having her own space to do girly things. You can see the entire tour over here.
By Mölle is blowing my mind with their new linens. They are modern and fresh. Perfect for adding some beauty to your bedroom!
Shop the entire collection here.