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When I'm not blogging or working I am constantly thinking about change! My home is always evolving and I have an idea festering in my brain. It doesn't always make it to fruition but I am always thinking. I have a few projects on the go but my next makeover is going to be our master bedroom. It somehow feels like it takes last place on the list. It becomes a dumping ground for pieces from other rooms and so on. It's a make-do room and I really want it to be fabulous for many reasons! So I have found some inspiration and some ideas I thought I would share and then when it is finished I will show all. . . . .
I was downtown shopping yesterday and noticed there is still a strong presence of pastels, especially MINT. I never thought I would be drawn to it again . Especially after the mistake of choosing seafoam carpet in our very first house.! However it does have a certain charm. I saw a beautiful sheer blouse with a white colour contrasting nicely with the fresh mint. My daughter was on the hunt for the perfect minty/blue nail polish too. You wouldn't think that was so hard. . . a little too green here, a little too blue there! Anyway I digress, needless to say mint is in folks! Check out these funky and fresh examples.
Benjamin Moore has some great minty paint colours to try. Take a look at these.
So maybe a hint of mint is for you with a nail polish or a purse. Maybe you will go all out minty and paint a bathroom. I'm not sure what's for me yet, except maybe that blouse. . . .
As usual I spent my free moments between work and family reading magazines,going to Chapters and reading blogs. I found some great pieces for the home and a fabulous new book. I grabbed the book and have been reading it ever since. The other pieces I don't have yet but you never know. . . . . One of them is a quick and easy DIY which I added to my ever growing to do list!
Cupcakes and Cashmere- a fun how to book based on a successful blog. It talks about fashion,beauty, the home and entertaining. A modern girls guide to life.
West Elm dresser- love the mix of wood tones, simple lines and it's graphic nature. Although it's a piece for the bedroom I would use it in my dining room.
Love this black and gold bowl from IKEA. Right on trend. I'm not usually a gold fan but I could make an exception. . . . . .
Quick and simple. Clock from IKEA with two added slim belts from H&M. ( from Korean blog- Naver)
Well it's the first day of September and it's time for students to head back to school which means , new clothes,school supplies and in some cases new rooms. In my house it's just the first two, but it's also a time for organising and refreshing just llike in the Spring. I love to sort out and clean up finding homes for all our stuff. There are so many helpful as well as decorative ideas out there to make life easier. If you have a student moving into a dorm room or you are a student yourself check out these useful solutions.
Daybead or sofa bed doing double duty.
Cabinet for important files and homework-also being used as a side table.
Peel and stick decals for those times when you are not allowed to paint-adds colour and interest. Making a space your own even if for a short time. Easily removable and in some cases can be used again.
Storage cube-space saver and extra seating
Great memo boards- chalkboard paint,create your own.