Monday, December 12, 2011

Modern Man Nursery

The little guy that occupies this room has been hanging around for a few months now and he is very excited to share these pictures with you! His mom wanted a cool, calm, and modern room to hang with the Modern Man so we kept all the colors tranquil.  I hope you enjoy the images!

Punches of color were added in the tree decal and the fun lumbar pillow.  Mixing warm textures in a cool color keeps the room clean and fresh but with an inviting feel.  We painted the focal wall a shade darker than the rest to make the white crib pop.  Fun accessories like the white animal pottery and mini ghost chair add a playful touch.
Mom wanted to re-purpose an existing chest for a changing table and for storage.  It was painted white and received new clear drawer pulls.  Family art is always a nice touch in a personal space, so there is a small collection hung over the changing station.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Impulse Accessorizing

Most of the time there isn't enough money in the budget for a complete overhaul of a home or room and most of the time people would like a little something new to keep their spaces fresh and evolving.  A few new accessories on a console, mantle or side table can breath new life into a room without being cost prohibitive.

From time to time I come across a piece that I would categorize as an "impulse accessory."  It has to be under $100 dollars (so it doesn't require any major savings or a family discussion) but also it needs just enough style to make an impact.

Next Installment: Gold Coaster
A set of 4 fabulous textured coasters would add a bit of pizaazz to any coffee table. These would also be fantastic framed in shadow boxes and displayed on the wall as a series.  On sale on One Kings Lane for $59 these won't last long!