A couple of weeks ago I helped my sister finish decorating her living room. This living room makeover turned out really good. I wish I had some before pictures to share, but unfortunately I don’t. So, try to imagine a closed in space, with light colored green walls, two oversized sofas, and not a lot of décor items. Did you picture that? Ok, so now go on, look at the image below and say: “Yep, the after photo looks way better”. Because it really DOES! Believe me.
The first step in this makeover was to create a more welcoming floor plan. To achieve that, we knocked down two walls. Once the walls were removed, this living room was instantly transformed into one big open space that now connects to the family room. Right next to the family room, you find a beautiful open kitchen. The biggest challenge when decorating large spaces or connecting rooms is to create a cohesive look throughout the rooms. So to make sure the eyes can easily flow from one room to the next, we started off by painting all the walls the same color. No more light colored walls or red accent walls. We then used a lot of the same main neutral colors in all three spaces. From the white on the pillows, to the white from the lounge chairs, to the white-colored bookshelves in the family room, and the white kitchen cabinets. The same repetition happens with browns, blacks and different shades of gray.
I enjoyed using a couple of my own pieces in this space, such as the “squares” print, the “ink and charcoal” print and the graphic pillows. I really love how it turned out and I
know think my sister did too. The room is sophisticated, but not too serious. It is inviting, but kid and pet-friendly. It is very functional for her family and their living style.
You can watch the styling video of living room makeover below. Enjoy!
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Cloudy skies and a very wet weekend made it quite a challenge to take some great shots for this week’s photo challenge. Below are the best three I could get from each kid.
Did you manage to take any photos last week? I have challenged myself to take one picture of the kids every week. If you want to join the challenge post your kids photos on IG and tag #weeklyphotowithtrendypeas so I can see your photos. Random moments, theme portraits, playground photography, weekend scenes, anything works.
Happy Friday friends. Who is ready for the weekend? I sure am. But before we turn off our computers and hit the pool, I wanted to share with you one of our new wall decals coming this Summer. The Summer collection is looking wonderful. We have a lot of new and colorful designs that I can’t wait to share with you. Below you will find our new “Streamers” wall decal set. This wall decal design is so darling and so festive. Each set will be available in two colors and it will cost $34.99.
We have one more week to shoot all the new designs and then, I will be showcasing each new design as we move along. So stay tuned.
PS: Are you looking for some lighting design inspiration. Then check this massive chandelier here.
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Last week, the fabulous mydomaine website wrote about the ultimate shelfie moment with incredible finds all from Etsy sellers. We were so thrilled they hand picked our abstract “stacked stones” art print for this feature. Visit mydomaine to see how an empty, but yet gorgeous shelf by Kage District Studio, turns into this beautiful focal point.
Drool worthy, right?
::: photo credit CMG Studios
::: photo credit CMG Studios
Visit here to get to know more about this quick shelfie guide and the sources for all the items on that beautiful shelf.
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Last week we felt all the emotions we could possibly feel in only one week. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, joy, sickness, excitement, and stress embraced all of our hearts in one way or another. I must say I am happy it is Monday. Really happy. We have survived last week’s emotional roller coaster and look forward to seeing what this week will bring our way. Deep breaths and let’s go.
Here are the pics from last week’s photo challenge.
Today we are introducing our new Alphabet Wall Decal design. This colorful design has lots of funky and fun patterns. Customers can customize each set; choosing 3 colors from the 19 color options available.
Easy and fun décor, what else would you ask for? Just peel-and-place each letter on the wall to easily create a space full of wonder. Mix and match the letters, arrange and re-arrange. Wake up the walls with this sweet and playful new alphabet wall decal, designed and crafted here in the USA, just for your family.
The cabinets in our studio have been painted and are looking amazing. Out with the brown color and in with white and gray. This office makeover is looking so fresh! The space feels much more inviting now. I can foresee many happy hours of design work happening here. There are still a few items that need to arrive to complete the room. We are waiting for the new light fixture as well as a beautiful coffee table. So even though I am not ready to share the entire space with you today, I still wanted you to glance over a few bits and pieces of the studio. How about this white shelf with gold décor?
Check back soon to see the entire space.
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After lots of rain throughout the week, the sun came out for a special Mother’s Day celebration with family. For this week’s portraits, I asked Alex to capture a picture of each kid with me so I could create a mother/child portrait theme, but unfortunately, my plan failed big time. Or should I say, Alex failed big time? At the end of the day, there were zero photos of the kids and me together. But I did manage to get a very special photo of my sisters, my mom, and I, that will be included on this year’s photo album for sure.
I hope everyone had a nice time with family this past weekend.
We are having a Mother’s day sale. Everything is 20% off this weekend only. Use coupon code: “MOM” during check out, to redeem our offer. Enjoy!
PS: Are you looking for last minute Mother’s day cards? Visit this post here and start downloading free 5×7 mother’s day cards today.
Did your house loose its sense of style since you had kids? Oh yeah, I know the feeling. We’ve all been there. As soon as the babies start pulling themselves up or crawling all over the place, the baby-proofing adventure begins. Good-bye oversized glass vases resting in the corner of the living room. Good-bye expensive décor items lying peacefully on the perfect coffee table. Before we know it, we are saying “yes” to those hideous baby gates. I am guilty of not only one gate, but four! What can I tell you? There is really no good and safe way around the baby gates, but you can certainly keep your house stylish if you follow these 4 kid-friendly decorating ideas below.
1:: Get the leather on!
No, I am not talking about your Saturday night leather pants. I am talking about choosing the most durable material for your sofas. When picking that gorgeous white linen upholstered couch, think about that dark sugary grape juice leaking from the oh, so well designed, sip cup and switch all those crazy thoughts to LEATHER! That’s what we do around here. Leather for the sofas, leather for the lounge chairs (even though we never lounge), leather for the kitchen stools, and leather for the dining room chairs! For this room, we chose a brown leather sofa and I am so happy we did it. To tone all the brown color down a bit, we’ve sprinkled on some pillows and a light-colored throw.
2:: Pillows must have zippers
When choosing your throw pillows, go for the ones that are affordable and have a zipper on so you can easily clean them out when needed. Could you imagine having your kids wear white pants at the playground? So why think you can have a pillow that won’t need a regular washing schedule when living with kids. My pillows tend to stay more on the floor than on the couch itself. The picking up from the floor and
throwing placing them gracefully on the couch bothers me more than the thought of having to wash them.