Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cheerful Office!

I have the sweetest client that Ive been working with! She needed help with her office/craft room upstairs! She wanted to keep it young because she has two adorable girls but also have it functional and appropriate for herself! 

I love DIY clients! She is going to refinish a table and making the crate bookshelf was her idea! I love the mix of colors and textures! It is so cheerful!

Sorry for the short posts these days! :) Keep Reading!

Laundry Room

I don't think I ever shared the pictures of our laundry area downstairs!  Main thing: Its CLEAN! But its also a little easier doing laundry in a place that has a touch of personality!  Finishing our basement does not make much sense however this is half way there!!!

Notice that insulation!  



We've got lots more pictures to share with you.... But we need to straighten first! :)

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! 
Happy Thunder over Louisville!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Man... I'm on a roll! Three posts in one weekend! That never happens!

I've got a project I have been working really hard on! Boards are slowly coming together... mid-process! As things change I've been updating the boards! I worked a little today and my heart is beating just a little faster bc of the excitement! Hope my client loves the whole scheme as much as I do! :) 

Most boards are showing a few different options for fabrics, etc. 

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!!! 

I love seeing spaces start to transform completely!!!

Sorry for the bad photos!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Styling your Bookcases!

One of the hardest things people struggle with in design is styling bookcases! Its tricky! Theres such a fine line between full and cluttered! Here are a few quick tips to hopefully help you get your bookcases in shape!

First thing! If you have the option to paint, or wallpaper the book of the bookcase, do it! It is the easiest way to immediately change the look! Everything pops so much more when you have a bold color in the background! 
Starting with the top! If you have a bookcase and lots of ceiling space above, instead of arranging all kinds of different items, group a bunch or like items together! In an office or playroom, a grouping of all globes works better than one globe, 2 books, 5 frames, 3 vases... Got it? 

Now for Storage! Choose one type of basket or bin to use for CLOSED storage! Some things are pretty to keep out and display but some things you might want to hide! Keep it consistent! Instead of using 3 different baskets, pick one style and get several different sizes! This will help bring some ORDER to the bookcase! Baskets are also a great way to add some TEXTURE! 

When it comes to arranging all of your things! Think about FRONT to BACK!  Try putting taller things in the back and shorter things in the front.  Vary the heights!  Also mix things up! Do not put all picture frames, instead display a mixture of books, collectibles, DIY creations, vases, sit-abouts. Did I mention books?  Book are a wonderful way to bring color, typography, etc. Display some vertically and some horizontally.

Here are some of my favorite!!!