I have a fun and exciting project in my hands. I just started to brainstorm about a makeover for my nephew’s bedroom. This room has a great size and a huge window, however, somehow this room suffer from poor lighting syndrome. How did that happen? Perhaps the oversized bunk bed is the one to blame. After all, this bunk bed is in fact, kind of large, dark, and too heavy for the bedroom. Or maybe, just maybe, the dated green walls are making this room look darker than it really is. Besides the outdated issues we have to take care of, I also need to address the problem of functionality. Lucas is 10-years-old and needs a desk area, better storage, and great lighting for book reading in bed. Another problem is that most of the décor items in his room don’t relate to him anymore.
So, to kick off this project, I created the mood board below focusing on timeless items. For this first design board, I am keeping things more on the monochromatic side. But once we have all the wall art, trophies, photos, and books, his room will be filled with pops of color. When creating a space for a child, I like to create an excellent base and ideal workflow for the room. The furniture, desk, shelves, lighting should be timeless items that will work for the child now as well as in 5 years. There is no need to get a full bedroom makeover in the near future. When that time comes, I hope to be able to change just decorative items that will relate to a 15-year-old instead of a 10-year-old.
I do believe this little project will take some time to tackle it. But I will keep updating its progress here on the blog.
Here are the sources for the boy bedroom makeover design board:
Shelves. Chair. Pillow. Bedding. Lighting. Night Stand. Drum Sticks. Poster. Acrylic Shelves.
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The Rio 2016 Olympic games is in full swing and we have been enjoying this experience with the kids to the fullest. The atmosphere here is so amazing and some of the events/games we got to watch were a lot of fun. Just to get an idea, think Michael Phelps live and a picture of Bela with gymnast Ragan Smith. All these Olympic athletes are pretty amazing to watch. As a matter of fact, we have enjoyed this trip so much that we thought that maybe, just maybe, we could make trips to every Olympic game a family tradition. Does anybody want to join us in Tokyo?!
Here are some of our travel scenes for my weekly photo challenge.
Happy Friday!! Today we are hosting a giveaway for one of our wall decals priced at $34.99. It is super easy to participate in our wall decal giveaway. All you have to do is follow us here and tag a friend. The winner can choose this xoxo wall decal or another design that works better with your space. We will close the giveaway this Sunday and announce the winner on Monday, 08/15 on Instagram.
All wall decals are removable, which makes installation a bliss. Just peel-and-place wall decals to easily create a space full of wonder. Mix and match, arrange and re-arrange. It is easy to wake up the walls with sweet and playful geometric-inspired compositions, all designed and craft here in the USA, just for your family.
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Do you have any plants around your house? Do you know how to care for such plants? Today I am sharing with you the best houseplant to have in your house.
I love to bring some greenery inside the house to spruce up the décor. But caring for a houseplant is not always easy. I have tried a few houseplants over the years, and I must say that the easiest one to care for is the gorgeous Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. These sword-shaped plants are one of the best houseplants for beginners. They require very little water. In fact, the biggest danger is overwatering them. The Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is excellent in a grouping and will provide striking displays in any room.
Caring for Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Water: Let the soil dry between waterings. I water my plant only once-a-week. And during the winter, that can be reduced to once-a-month, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
They prefer bright light. So place your houseplant in a room that gets some sun or near a widow.
They will suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50ºF. So keep them inside throughout the whole year.
When I remember, I add some fertilizer during the Spring.
The beautiful Mother-in-Law’s Tongue planter is now part of our family. They have been on the same corner for 3 years now, and they feel right at home.
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A couple of weeks ago we put together a how-to-wallpaper video on how to install our peel-and-sick wallpapers. We wanted to show you how easy and quick it is to transform any space using our newest collection of wallpaper design. Because all of our removable wallpaper is made with a self-adhesive fabric medium that does not require any pasting, there is no glue and therefore, absolutely no mess. Since each wallpaper roll is removable, the installation is so easy you can do it yourself. If you make a mistake, you can simply peel it off and apply it again. We promise you that by the time you are done, your hands will be clean and your room will be instantly transformed into a new space.
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Two days ago we headed down south, way down I should say. Alex, the kids and I hopped on an airplane to fly to Brazil to catch a glimpse of the Olympic games happening next week in Rio de Janeiro. While traveling with my family is one of my favorite things to do, every parent knows that traveling with kids is always a bit crazy and often exhausting. Due to some inevitable long layovers, travel can easily be a daunting task. To make things a little easier during our long 10-hour wait in Miami, we left the airport and went exploring. So for this week’s photo challenge, I focused on portraits during a layover. But fortunately, the layover turned out to be a good one…
Here we are at week 28 of 52 for the weekly photo challenge. Last Sunday we got to hang out at the beach with friends and family and I got to take a few photos with my iPhone. My camera was nicely packed in my bag waiting to come out to play, however, my busy brain forgot to charge the battery. Yikes! Luckily, my iPhone was there to capture a few precious beach moments. These kids are definitely beach kids, and I right there with them, watching from under the umbrella.
Oh, those pretty gallery walls. Have you tried styling one at your house before? Sounds like an easy and fun weekend project to tackle, right? You just need a hammer, nails, measuring tape, patience, and more patience. Soon enough that patience turns into frustration, too many holes on the wall, re-measuring, and then the words: -“What the heck was I thinking”. Gallery walls can certainly be a daunting task. But in my crazy designer mind, I also think that this design challenge can be fun because there are so many ways to go about it. So today I am showing you 4 gallery wall tips on how I styled this cute little desk area for a kid’s room in less than 10 minutes.
1:: Choose art prints that compliment each other
In this case, I chose art prints with colorful pops that worked well together. If the art prints look good laying on a table together, they will sure look good on the wall. Perhaps even better on the wall.
2:: Choose matching frames
To make it easy, I chose two matching white frames. You can’t go wrong when the frames all match. And in this case, I chose the white one we carry in stock because of the desk we were working with.
3:: Create an unexpected layout
I chose to stack the two white frames up for a very casual look. Measuring tape? What measuring tape? For this simple layout, I didn’t even have to use a measuring tape. I also decided to add two unframed prints to the space to make this gallery wall really fun. I used colored-tape to create a look that is easy to make, kinda funky, and easy to update when we want to.
4:: Add a surprising element
And then, to finish this gallery wall look, I sprinkled some gold wall decal dots on the wall. I just placed each gold dot randomly around the art until I thought we had enough. Oh, and that black chalk wall is just a bonus element for ANY room. You should give it a try!
Do you have back-to-school projects on your mind yet?
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Alex’s triathlon competition took us all the way to Colonial beach, a rocky beach near a State park where we go camping with friends and family every year. Bike rides, s’mores, and tick bites were all in order. It’s such a fun and easy trip to enjoy with the kids. Their favorite part, or mine, is to hunt for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. This year we found seven! Here is a bit of our camping photography for my weekly photo challenge.
Inspired by an afternoon at a Carnival, these two art prints for the Summer collection make me think of sticky hands, lots of laughter, a cool breeze trying to disguise the Summer heat, and the sweet taste of chocolate sprinkles.
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