BOTB 2.24.13

February 24th, 2013

Sunday greetings friends, here’s the roundup as promised! Amanda and I gathered up some good ones, enjoy these inspiring ideas from around the web.

Lauren from Pure Style Home added a wall of children’s art to a client’s dining room, isn’t this such a happy space? Kids really do make the best artwork! 



A two story foyer got a makeover into this loft office and playspace, you must see the before – such a smart addition that added more useable space to a townhouse.

two story foyer makeover


Abbie from Five Days Five Ways designed her nursery around an Amy Butler wallpaper, the colors are divine!

wallpaper feature wall nursery fivedaysfiveways


Emily from Decor Chick proves that modern laminate kitchen countertops can look really lovely, notice how the pretty tile backsplash begins at the bottom of the wall (no laminate lip).

laminate countertops decorchick



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Friday Finds

February 22nd, 2013

Hello!  So glad it’s Friday and the forecast is no rain! We’re doing a major “stuff purge” this weekend and getting rid of all that is unnecessary in our lives – I predict several trips to Goodwill. The trick will be not to go in the front and grab any more. :) Here’s a roundup of some favorite spaces and links from this week.  

It’s not often I find a home tour where I love each and every single room and not one but TWO caught my eye this week. The first is by Julie Nightingale Design, so fresh, modern, and welcoming, take the tour.

nightengale design window seat


The second is this Lake View Residence by Staples Design Group, I love all the contrast, lighting, and furnishings in this home, here’s the tour

staples design group


Holly opened an Etsy shop and the knitted blankets she sells at Hey Oyster are the perfect sofa accent – I love them all.

knit blankets hey oyster


More articles I enjoyed this week:

Well duh!  DIY measurements made easy with This Trick

25 Ways to display family photos with style

Adding white space to your home and day: The Power of Quiet

One blogger’s showdown: Benjamin v. Sherwin

A little paint + pillows + thrift store finds = a cozy and colorful living room.

Thoughtful words on why you should Fall In Love With Your Home

An Open Letter to All Paint Companies

How to eat oysters (Matt loves them but not me, it’s a texture thing)

Golden Age of Hollywood Stars at Home

Clever paintbrush packaging

A fun Best Picture guessing game with Oscar statues 


Another round of BOTB coming up this weekend . . .

. . . lots of great spaces + ideas to come!

Have a great weekend.

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