Freshening Up Part 2

Last post I showed the bathroom. After loving the bathroom color pallet so much, I decided to mirror the look with the connected bedroom-all while sticking to a strict budget!

First, we painted all the walls the same green color in the bedroom. Then the dresser, head board and nightstands all got a face lift. (They went from being a brown wood color to white.) We also added glass knobs on to the furniture for a feminine feel. Next, we replaced the curtain rods from a black rod iron to brushed nickel and added crystal finials to the ends.  

I picked a faux taffeta stipe taupe drape to give the room some depth and to keep it like it wasn't all "flying way." (Plus they matched the carpet color.)  The armoire we kept creme to give some contrast and not make the room look like baby nursery. Then finished the room with new bedding, lamps and accessories!

With some changes, and not a lot of money, you can get a whole new look and feel to a room!

Freshening Up!

A lot of people tend to think small bathrooms or powder bathrooms are always dark if they don't have natural light coming from windows? Here's a bathroom I did that brings in a refreshing and spa like feel-with out a window! 

See how below! Click on the "read more" link below!

Blast From the Past

I thought I'd share a few picture from my son's bedroom in our old house. We've been in our new, larger home for about eighteen months now and it's defiantly a work in progress. When I get my kid's new bedrooms finished I'll definably post- but for now their  a work in progress.

   I wanted a vintage car feel, but I also wanted to keep the room simple from the clutter of car decor. I chose bright red and blue colors. I wanted to convey a happy, cheerful atmosphere for my 7 and 4 year olds. The bedding is all from Target, except for the sheets. I figured it was better to not spend a ton of money for my boy's bedding since they are pretty active and I didn't have to fret if it got ruined. The car signs are from Potter Barn Kids several years ago. For the wall decor/shadow boxes, I went to different antique stores and found old maps, vintage signs, and license plates with the states that had memories to me. 

Inside one frame are maps, and pieces from the east coast- where my parents are from. The second frame covers middle America-primarly Texas- where we live now. And the third displays the west coast where my husband and I lived for several years. 

Also, inside each of the large frames there is meaning to why I chose the pieces I did. For example: the bingo game was the just like the bingo activity I did when I was a kid. Uno and the face cards symbolize the fun games we played to pass the time on long family road trips etc.
I'll post so up close pictures of the frames so you can see them better.

Entry Gallery Wall

 This gallery wall is on a client's entry way to welcome guests and family members as they enter in the home. We used some frames she already had, and bought new frames at Hobby Lobby. 

If the pictures look upside down that's because we turned the frame upside down to fit just right. At the time I took this picture (with my phone-that's why it's not great quality), the client hadn't taken out the pictures that came in the frame to add her own personal pics into every frame. 

A Few Accessories Make Big Changes!

Welcome to this cozy and inviting home! The client wanted to their new home to have character and a more personalble feel. 
To keep with the wooded, peaceful, feel of the home, bringing natural elements and texture were a must! Airy florals, light grass decor, stick sprigs, were mixed in with metallic and glass vases did the trick.
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A Brand New Looking Bookshelf

A client asked me to add to rearrange her current built in book shelf. I forgot to take a picture of the before, but basically it was just stacked up books. 
After looking over what could we could use that she already had, I was able to use some books from her collection that matched the color pallet, and were in good shape.  Then we made some trips to Stein Mart, Home Goods, and Hobby Lobby for some more needed decortaive pieces. We picked up the topiaries, some new frames, the clock, the vase, and the greenery for another vase she already had. The other books we that weren't displayed were stored in the cabinet with doors, just below. 
After rearranging and moving things around- 
Voila! A brand new, clean, organized, model home like book shelf! 

The Kitchen Table...

Tip of the Day: Fresh or fake fruit in a simple white bowl can make for a stunning kitchen table center piece. In this client's home, the white bowl brings a clean and fresh look, while the fruit helps to create a welcoming atmosphere.

The Coffee Table...

I love waking up and seeing the morning sun coming through the wall of windows in my living room. I just had to capture the way the light reflects off the coffee table decor. 

It's a simple coffee table centerpiece- but still makes an elegant statement. Plus, the extra tall candles give more dramatic height than normal candles. 
You can find the candles at Ikea and the candle sticks at Home Goods. The tray came from ZGallerie.