Today I'm re-invisioning my daughters' room with a slightly larger influence of the local culture we'll call "Tex Mex-ish." This room of readily available items would provide a nice backdrop for some smaller treasures at the local mercado.
Anyone else have one desk that fits two? Our children inherited this dual sided IKEA desk with two drawers from their father, so I put together a little mood board that could potentially fit equally well in the kitchen or bedroom.
This is look is glamorous and feminine — but also crisp and modern, thanks to graphic shapes and bold color combos. And if you're decorating your first dorm room, or maybe your first apartment, it's also guaranteed to not break the bank.
While of course I'll be shopping for paint, hardware, etc. for my kitchen facelift, I figured I'd just include the pretty items here. While I'd love to purchase everything on my list, as usual it's not all in the budget, so I'll have to whittle it down to a reasonable amount. What would you choose?
As a rising freshman, I had just come back from a four week stint in Europe. I'd left my heart there, and did not particularly relish the months ahead in the snow belt. This room encapsulates the romantic spirit that might have helped to transport the young gamine in me.
What is it about those Scandinavians? Just when we think we've caught up, they manage to put some new twist on effortless cool. Inspired by their modern-but-not-too-minimal decor, we've put together a dorm room with clean lines, a simple color palette, and just enough texture to keep things interesting — a designy look at a less than designer price.
Here's a room with a little bit of everything: a little pattern, a little texture, a little old, a little new. It's a cheerful look, with a bit of a vintage feel, that will keep your dorm room happy, and your wallet, too.
All of my style sleuthing confirmed what I already know: I like basic white rooms. No matter what I do with furniture and decor, the space will always feel bright and clean (even if it's not). With that in mind, I decided not to paint the already white walls in the work room another color. Instead I am merely refreshing the floor. Four years of foot traffic, dog abuse and projects have left it in bad shape. In addition to scuff marks and dog hair, it's also yellowed underneath the one rug in there. Since I'm rearranging the room, the floor soooo needs to be redone. But the walls will remain white.