BOTB 2.7.15

February 7th, 2015

Weekend hellos everyone. I’m bracing myself for a the fact that a dozen ten year old girls are descending on my house tonight for a birthday party and sleepover. My daughter turns 11 today (that happened fast!). In truth, all those giggling girls are a delight. They’re entering the tween years and they are all so cute and funny and their sweetness is contagious so I’m looking forward to it. 

Here’s the Best of the Blogosphere roundup of inspiring projects and spaces spied around the web this week, enjoy!

Jessie Miller design completed this elegant dining room makeover, you must read about the ceiling, it’s a custom MDF pattern she design, wow!

elegant dining room makeover


Cassie’s bathroom makeover is divine, don’t miss the builder basic before!

hi sugarplum bathroom remodel


Read how Lesli turned a desk into a kitchen island over at My Old Country House.

diy desk to kitchen island


How charming is Chelsea’s aqua barn door and pantry pipe shelf project? Find all the details at the Home Depot’s Apron blog.

aqua barn door pantry shelves


Read the rest of this entry »

Design Ideas for Kid’s Rooms

February 5th, 2015

Sadly, there are no babies or toddlers in my life other than other people’s babies and toddlers who I want to gobble up or kidnap for a few hours every time I see them. What makes it worse is that all the kid decor is so darn cute these days it makes me crazy because kid’s rooms are to decorate. So yesterday I fell down the rabbit hole otherwise known as “cute kid’s rooms” and couldn’t help but gather up some fun ideas that caught my eye. Here are some notes I made just in case I get lucky and a kid’s room project lands in my lap soon.

Double the Fun.  Bunks and lofts are a great way to maximize vertical space in kids’ rooms and a great option for shared spaces or sleepovers.

treehouse bunk bed


blue loft bed

de jesus architecture

wood and pipe bunks


Get Graphic. A fun wallpaper or brushstroke paint treatment adds pattern to a kid space, and with all the removable options for prepasted wallpaper these days it doesn’t have to be a permanent design element. Here are some tips on how to hang prepasted wallpaper yourself.

graphic wall kids room


wallpaper lex and liv

lex and liv

wallpapered kids room

 amory brown

  Create a Hiding Spot. Every child loves to play hide and seek, they also love crawling into little spaces where they can read, play, and pretend. A tee pee or a fort achieves that, or get creative outside their bedroom with a tablecloth play tent.

teepee kids room

charlotte lovey

bunk bed fort


Add Unique Storage. This is my favorite trend in kid’s room design right now,  unique storage pieces that add interest and are more special than ordinary bookcases.

modern shelf unit kids room

 sissy + marley

zig zag bookshelf

land of nod

wood trimmed bookcases kids room

sissy + marley via popsugar

tree bookshelf

charlotte lovey  

  Read the rest of this entry »