I'm attempting to bring a little Old Hollywood Glam to the master bedroom. The color scheme is grey, plum, black and white. The grey is Volcanic Ash (Olympic Paint) and is the wall and ceiling color in the room. It took me close to 3 years to decide on which shade of grey I wanted the bedroom to be. The color I chose is dark and lush and adds a masculine touch to what could become a very feminine room.
Iron Headboard - This Coronet Headboard is very similar in style to my current headboard which will remain in the room. I love the elegant style of the headboard.
Home Runched Comforter- Currently I have the Kissing Pleat Comforter in Aqua on my bed. However, I also plan to purchase this runched comforter in the same color as a "back-up." Both exude old-school Hollywood style.
Hemnes Mirrored Dresser - Every girl needs a mirrored dresser! It's the perfect place to stash bedtime clothing, makeup and hosiery.
Hemnes 8 Drawer Dresser - I plan to add this 8 drawer dresser to the room for extra clothing storage space.
Side Table - Although we currently have the Hemnes side tables in the bedroom, they are a little too small. I would like to add a pop of color to the room by up-cycling some thrifted small dressers (for extra storage), painting them a plum color and adding white knobs.
Waverly Damask Curtains - These curtains are currently at the top of my list to accent the windows in the room.
Silver Plush Chair - I actually saw a chair almost identical to this one at Ross recently. I'm sure that it's no longer there 2 weeks later, but I hope to find another like it soon. I love the elegant shape of the chair and the glam feel of the piece.
Crystal Table Lamp with Platinum Glow Shade - I looooooove these lamps. At $70 a piece, they might be a little pricey for my pocket, but I'm hoping they either go on clearance or I can find something very similiar.
Zebra Print Rug - I already have a similar rug in the room that I snagged at Home Goods for $30. I think it keeps with the old hollywood glam vibe while adding a pop of fun to the room.
Plush White Pillow - I bought a similar pillow recently from Ross for $7. It just needs the perfect chair to rest on!
Kura Bed - We recently purchased this junior bunk bed. The kiddo is small enough to take advantage of the space underneath which has become his in-room play area. The loft bed is a twin but a great compromise for the small space that is his room.
Yellow Dresser - Unfortunately this Hemnes Yellow Dresser is no longer available from Ikea, but I'm planning to paint the 6 drawer dresser in the master bedroom and move it to the kiddo's room once we get our new dresser. I'm also going to add a little character with cool drawer knobs, if possible find cool blue and white glass striped knobs.
Harbor Breeze Anchor Shaped Pull Chains - These will look great on the fan. I'm currently debating if I should paint the fan black, grey or leave it white.
Blue Shag Rug - The kiddo currently already has a blue shag area rug in his room which will stay.
Bedding - I found this blue striped comforter cover on Land of Nod and right now it's in the running. Finding striped bedding that I love is harder than I thought!
Henny Curtains - I was originally looking for striped curtains, but I think these will work even better because they will add a new pattern to the room.
Wood Anchor - A cool wood anchor from the craft store is the perfect wall decor.
Bookshelf - I'm hoping to find a bookshelf similar to this one to add to the kiddos room for the growing collection of books that need a home.
Artwork - While looking through photographs I've taken on vacations, I found these three that fit in with the pirate/nautical vibe. Instead of buying generic artwork, I am going to make sepia prints of the photos and put them in white frames to decorate the walls. What better to decorate the kiddo's room with than mama's photography!?
Maybe it's the chill of winter in the air, but my little animal friendly heart has been drawn to the coziness of fur recently - faux fur that is! This throw looks so warm and snugly that I can't help but want one to call my very own. I think this would be the perfect addition to our living room couch and a solid invitation to curl up on a snowy day, under this throw with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. Yes, I do think I need this throw in my life!
One of my biggest passions is traveling, so it's no surprise that I gravitated towards global inspired decor for the living room. I also wanted to incorporate warm and rich tones into the room. The room has insanely high ceilings and the walls were already painted an off-white color when we moved in. I added a dark rich brown, Spiced Wine (Olympic Paint) to the part of the wall below the chair rail. To complement the richness of the brown, the accent colors in the room are a rust orange, mustard yellow and olive green.
Beige Sofa - Sigh. I let my husband pick out the sofa set for the living room and he chose this. not my taste at all, but I gotta work with what I got. Although this is not our sofa, it's basically the same shape - big and puffy. It's also a microsuede light beige (currently covered with a similarbeige slipcover due to our dog permanently staining it with her drool). Oh, and not only do we have a 3 seat sofa, it also came with a matching love seat and recliner. Yay! (Sarcasm).
Quatrefoil Octagon Framed Mirror - Absolutely love the shape of the mirror and the color of the frame.
Markor Console Table - I got this console table on clearance on Ikea as they were discontinuing their Markor line. Love the color and fits in with the decor of the room perfectly.
Throw Pillows - Funky throw pillows with global inspired patterns will add some excitement to my otherwise yawn worthy couches.
Olive Green End Tables - I've been scoping out second hand stores for a pair of end tables. I plan to paint whatever end tables I find a medium olive green color. I'm hoping to find tables with some storage.
Glass Melon Knob - I think these pretty glass melon knobs will be the perfect addition to the yet to be found olive green end tables. A soft orange or yellow color are my top choices with white being on the list as well.
Amelia Table Lamp - These table lamps totally embody the vibe I'm going for in the room. However, their $169 (each) price tag is a little steep for my beer budget wallet. I want to find something similar in shape and color.
Artwork - I currently have three pieces of gold framed artwork similar in style to the one shown here, except the artwork I have is of Spanish architecture.
Faux Leather Cocktail Storage Ottoman - I need this piece! It's perfect. Makes a great coffee table for the room while also doubling as extra seating and storage. Perfect!
Woven Grass Baskets - A couple of baskets placed on the lower shelf of the console table would be perfect for mail and magazines.
Animal Print Stool - Spotted this animal print stool in Kmart recently and love it! Think it will add a fun element to the room and still fits in with the global theme - hello African Safari!
Cream Shag Rug - We currently have a cream shag rug in the area. I originally wanted a bright patterned rug, but I now prefer this plain cream shag instead. It grounds the room and keeps the space from feeling too busy.
I painted our kitchen a deep red color when we moved in 6 years ago. Although I love it, it's nearing that mark where I'm getting ready for a change. As soon as I'm ready to tackle to task of painting our small, but incredibly tall kitchen walls, I think I'm going to lighten it up and go for a yellow-gold color like Indian Maize (Olympic Paint). In the meantime, the color palette of yellow, green and red will still work for the kitchen as is!
Carynthum Utensil Holder - Ipurchased this awesome ceramic utensil holder at Pier One at the end of last year and have been in love with it ever since. It's large enough to hold all of my cooking utensils but not so ginormous that it crowds my stove top.
Estrella Rug - Also purchased at Pier One on sale, this little rug set my heart a-flutter on sight. It was exactly what I had been looking to purchase for the space.
Frigidaire Gallery Stainless Steel Freestanding Gas Range - This is the exact look and style of stove I'd love to have replace the current outdated range we currently have. I love the combo of black and stainless steel.
Room Essentials Floral Kitchen Towel 5-pc. Set - Perfect!! The colors, the pattern, the feel... these are the towels that would find a perfect home in my kitchen.
Floral Measuring Cups - I had been eyeing this measuring cup set for awhile and finally snagged them around the holidays. Super pretty measuring cups not only serve a purpose, but are eye-catching enough to incorporate into the decor.
Wood Salt & Pepper Shakers - Originally I wanted to find a whimsical set - maybe owls or birds - in a plain white. However, I really love these dark wood shakers so I may just end up with two sets!
Rustic Cookware - I'd like to eventually replace a large portion of my pots, pans and bakeware because I've had most of it for years and those years of cooking have taken it's toll on a lot of pieces. Ok, really, I just like new stuff! I'd love to get rid of some of my glass bake and cookware and replace it with ceramic pieces in rustic colors.
Old World Clock - I need this clock! It's perfect. I've been dreaming about adding a huge clock to the kitchen, as we certainly have the wall space, and this is exactly the style I had envisioned. Just need to get over my fear of hanging heavy objects on the wall!
Whirlpool Bottom-Mount Silver Refrigerator - Love this fridge! Even though it's not from the same brand as the stove, I think these two pieces would work well together. At any rate, I would definitely like to replace our refrigerator sometime in the very near future.
This dreamy vintage music box is waiting for a home. I am totally smitten with this beautiful piece. I love the "pillowed" wood and antiqued brass ring. The artwork is a lovely padded silk print. This would make a great gift for a special event!
Call me crazy, but I am hardcore crushing on this sweet Laura Ashley ironing board cover I picked up from Home Goods today. Usually I find Laura Ashley items too frilly for my taste, but even I could resist this gorgeous mixed floral material. The cover was a steal at $9.99. I also picked up this over-the-door ironing board hanger, but it's not working for me. Our laundry room also houses our half bathroom and the kids are in an out of it frequently. I was uneasy about the iron balancing at the top of the rack without it being secure on all 4 sides. Also, apparently there is little room between my door and door frame so closing the door involves a but of a fight when closing. I'm bummed the over-the-door hanger isn't going to work out because it would have been the perfect storage solution.
I'm not too bummed though, because I'm so smitten with my new cover, I'm actually looking forward to ironing!
A home is a constant work in progress. This is the story of that progress.
We moved into our home on November 1, 2007. It is a traditional 1950's split level house. The house has three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, an extended lower level, one car garage and a large backyard which backs up into a wooded area.
I'm not a professional decorator, nor do I have a big bank account to indulge in expensive purchases. This is an average home, being decorated on an average budget by an owner that has an eclectic vintage meets modern style.