Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Before we had our first daughter there was talk of building a custom small crib to make more space in her tiny bedroom. We didn't go through with it, but if we had, we should have done something like this. Totally simple and brilliant.
Although I really think that doing your entire house this way is a bit over-the-top, there are a lot of cool ideas in this house tour on Apartment Therapy. The photos are numbered and the ones that stood out to me are the barn door window coverings (3), the Coke crate desk organizer (25), the Christmas light lantern (36), the mattress memo board (45) and the hanger curtain (54). Very creative, resourceful and stylish.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Reading through a few recent posts on Apartment Therapy, I began to wonder what my style is. "Happy Modern", "Classic Glam", "New Traditional" - none of these seemed to really hit the spot for me. But just as I was about to call it quits for the night, I came across this post. It's a round-up of a bunch of different "Eclectic Collector" style kids' rooms. As I clicked through (and had fun saying "Eclectic Collector" over and over) I realized that a bunch of the rooms are ones I've bookmarked before and that almost all of them are really appealing to me. I love the variety of colours and textures, and eras. I like the emphasis on display, not just practicality, and I like the playful feeling. So I guess that's my style. I was just thinking it would be great to have an empty shadow box up in my daughter's room just so that each little things she finds and thinks is worth keeping can have a space... Yup, Eclectic Collector pretty much sums it up.