Perhaps one of the best rewards of writing for Apartment Therapy is discovering other amazing interior design and lifestyle blogs. There are literally millions out there; and we absolutely love the experience of being able to see what others are doing with their home and becoming inspiring with their process and solutions. Erika's blog, Urban Grace Interiors, is one of these blogs: From sharing personal anecdotes about family life to recipes for "fruit pizza," Erika gives us a glimpse into her life and home. Of the many great posts on her blog, our favorite so far is this one of her den that she featured for My Little Happy Place (another great blog!). Stressing the importance of "real life, imperfect rooms," this "laundry room-home office-guest room-craft room" really does meet all of her family's needs--while still being stylish...and budget friendly! Take a look at a few more photos after the jump...
The entire room is painted a soft grey (Sherwin Williams "Hardware" SW6172) and the back wall has a grid of vintage matchbooks that she found in a scrapbook that she bought for $20 at a flea market. The sofa (love those stripes!!) was picked up at a local furniture shop on clearance ("Original tag said $3,600, I paid $400").
Another great find: $20 lucite coffee table, courtesy of Goodwill.
At the other end of this long room: An old dining table, ideal for crafting, along with a skirted desk that creates an L-shape with the dining table.
Essential tools for crafts arranged on the desk. The skirt below hides...
...more art supplies.
(Images: Urban Grace Interiors)