Monday, May 23, 2011

room for children

children's spaces are an interesting mix. how to make them fun and functional for the kids ... while making them stylish and (at least partially) calming for you! 

a client and i are currently working on the playroom in her new house. after i'd already completed the plans, i found this picture that i thought she'd love. we both love little nooks and what a fun place for her kids to have their own space. so we added in the area and had the framers build a little playhouse/bunk bed area. her's also has a large window on bottom and on top. here is the inspiration photo. and give us a few more months for completion and you can see the wonderful final space. (p.s. she is awesome at thinking of ideas to keep her kids inspired so also stay tuned for a great dress up closet and many more unique ideas!)

i also love the book room for children by susanna salk. with a foreward by kelly wearstler, it is an inspiring book. grown-up style while the rooms still feel like they belong to the kids.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the beach life

sorry for my absence. i was enjoying the beach (my VERY favorite place to be) with these two sweet babies!
being at the beach (and the onset of summer in general) has me craving beach cottages, peaceful, simple furnishings and lots of white and turquoise!

please remind me again why don't i live on water ...

Coastal Living

Pottery Barn Kids

Coastal Living

Monday, May 16, 2011

my weekend project

i've been a busy bee this weekend. i am always a project girl but i've kicked into even higher gear the past few weeks. i love this stuff! and the more i do, the more inspired i am to do even more! 

a chronic list maker, i have some to-do's that i need to accomplish in order to get the house "finished" (or as complete as it can be at any given moment.) this weekend's goal was to fix up the bedside tables for our master bedroom. 

i bought a pair of chests several months ago at the wisteria outlet. they are really large for bedside tables but were perfect for our space. they were this funny greenish color ---

but give me a little paint, tape and some great knobs from anthropologie ---

voila, the finished product!  a vintage looking chest. our bedroom is still the most incomplete so this is a really cropped image but everything is in process and we are almost there! more to come soon i promise!