Thursday, 20 April 2017

One Room Challenge Boys Bedroom Week 3

Well here we are, week three and I have to say, I am starting to feel a little panicked haha. We are half way through this challenge and I still feel like there is a lot to be done! In case you are just joining in now you can check out weeks one post here where I shared some before photos of the space, and week two here where I talked about the design for the room! Now as for progress, the tree decals on the feature wall came down- why you ask? Because something cool is happening on that wall, something really cool that I can't tell you yet! So here is a picture of that main wall looking all empty and bare and boring...
Now moving on to prettier things, these gorgeous pillows from Girliture arrived and they are so perfect! They offer so many fun prints and patterns and you can customise things to your liking. I had this tribal print done on a navy pillow and the other print on white and they are sooo fun! I can't wait to style them in the room.
Also the rocking chair that I ordered arrived and I got it all set up and I am obsessed!! It is so cute and just the perfect little chair for his room. The boys are in love with it and it is actually really comfortable which is perfect for bottles and stories.
Finally, I made this adorable little mountain bunting banner for one of the walls in his room. I wanted something fun and that took up some visual space since the wall by his bed is long and this turned out perfect. I saw a bunch on Etsy but they were quite expensive so I just made my own and I am pretty happy with it!
I am waiting on a lot of things to arrive in the mail so be sure to check back next week to see how things are coming along! A big thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting this fun event and if you want to check out some of the other participants click here!

To Do List:
*Big Boy Bed 
*Bedding
*Pillows
*Figure out dresser situation
*Art and frames
*Lamp for dresser
*Toy Organisation
*Overall design
Best,
Lauren Elizabeth 


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

One Room Challenge Week 2- Boys Bedroom

Well it's week two of the One Room Challenge and I am already feeling nervous at how fast the past week went by. I wanted to share the mood board I created for Logan's space and how we are wanting his room to feel. The goal is for it to be a space that can transition with him as he grows so I knew I wanted to bring in more artwork. The key has been finding pieces that are fun or interesting to look at but also feel a little more grown up. He loves animals and the outdoors so I thought going with sort of a buffalo/desert feel would be perfect!

I think it's always important when trying to design a child's room that you keep things light and easy so that the room is still a restful space for them, and not too stimulating for when you are trying to encourage wind down time. I am so happy with how the board is looking and although a few things may get tweaked, this is the vibe we are going for!

Check back next week for more updates and be sure to check out all the other contestants here!
Best,
Lauren Elizabeth
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Easter Table Setting

With the long weekend coming up I have to say I am really looking forward to relaxing and spending some time with family and friends. I thought today I would share how I have the table decorated for Easter! Now even if you don't celebrate the holiday you can certainly think of these as spring table decorations, or really any time!

I think it's so nice to have a table centrepiece of some sort when setting a dinner tablescape and my go to is always florals. This gorgeous bouquet from Piccalily by Pete's is so pretty and really captures the spring season with the soft pastels and berries. I really wanted to try and make the most of the bouquet by separating it up into three smaller vintage milk vases for a bigger effect. This is a great way to sort of a fake a having more flowers then you actually do because they are filling up three smaller vessels.
When you are having a larger group over it's nice to keep your decorations more minimal so people have lots of room to reach for anything they may need. 
I kept things pretty simple with a lemon and piece of eucalyptus in each bowl, brass candlesticks and some pretty little spring birds. All together I feel like it's a soft, pretty tablescape with touches of the spring season and perfect for entertaining loved ones!

Best,
Lauren Elizabeth
This post was sponsored by Pete's Fine Foods, all opinions are my own.
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Home Envy

I love finding homes that inspire me and sometimes they aren't always large spaces! Last week the Glitter Guide shared fashion blogger Kat Tanita's New York apartment and oh my gosh guys it's so pretty! It's a great reminder that it doesn't matter how large your space is you can still give it a punch of impact through the design. I love the dark front door and dark bedroom, I think they really bring some drama to the apartment and even though it's a small 650 sqft the design sure doesn't make it look that way! Happy Monday :)
 










Best,
Lauren Elizabeth
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Boys Bedroom For The One Room Challenge

Surprise!! I am doing the One Room Challenge again! It's funny because I have been humming and hawing on if I wanted to hop on board for the spring session and and finally decided to just dive on in! For those of you that may not know the One Room Challenge (ORC) is an event that is held twice a year, every spring and fall and was created by the lovely Linda over at Calling it Home and House Beautiful is the media partner- it has seriously become such a phenomenon. Every season 20 bloggers are chosen to participate in redoing a space over 6 weeks and post a weekly update every Wednesday. Anyone can participate as a guest participant which is what I am doing again this season and guests update every Thursday. However I am so excited so I am sharing a day early, I like to live on the edge. 

Lets take a walk down memory lane to last years One Room Challenge, I did our master bedroom and it turned out great and is the perfect spot to unwind after a crazy day moming/working from home. We still looooooove everything about this room!

Ok so this go around I have decided to do my youngest boys bedroom! He is going to be two in the summer and I am wanting to transform his room into a little more of a big boy room that can grow with him. So prepare for some not so pretty before pictures as I walk you through the space.

I am going to keep his little tree decals on the main feature wall...I think... I do still really like them and they definitely go with the vibe I am going for which is outdoorsy, desert, animals, etc. 
I just finished his big boy bed last week. It's an Ikea bed that I painted white and built an upholstered headboard onto. It turned out really cute!
 I have been in the process of going through all this things which is why his room is looking so empty, however it's perfect for "before" photos because it really gives you a good idea of the space.

To Do List:
*Big Boy Bed (got it)
*Bedding
*Pillows
*Figure out dresser situation
*Art and frames
*Lamp for dresser
*Toy Organisation
*Overall design

Next week I will be sharing the design board for the space and my whole vision so make sure you check back. Also be sure to check out all the other participants and their updates here!
Best,
Lauren Elizabeth

Photography from Master Bedroom ORC NXN Photography
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Currently Craving

Although it's isn't really feeling like spring yet over here on the east coast, I am holding out hope that the rest of this snow will melt away this week and I will be well on my way to wearing flats with a light jacket. Every time the seasons change I love incorporating new pieces in both my home and wardrobe that make me feel like I am bringing that time of year into my home (and closet).

I thought today I share some of the things that I'm currently loving and hopefully inspire some of you! First off can we just talk about espadrilles?! Like oh my goodness I am obsessed and will definitely be getting some for the warmer season. They look so great with jeans, skirts, dresses, well lets just say everything. Legit, everything. And that Chloe bag?! I mean a girl can dream right, I am just loving all things blush and nude pink right now, it's so feminine but so neutral at the same time.
Top Image Via
Best,
Lauren Elizabeth


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