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Staycation Inspiration

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Hello hello! We’re still off on our island vacation this week, visiting enchanting places that make you sigh and dream and wish you could stay forever. But we all know that’s not a reality (at least in the here and now) so it’s essential to create special nooks, corners, or places of bliss indoors and out in our homes for those weeks of the year that we can’t be on holiday.

Summer is upon us, so what better time to create a “staycation spot” of your own if it doesn’t exist yet ?!  I asked some of my favorite bloggers to share theirs, be inspired to create one of your own too!

Melissa from The Inspired Room:

“In the spring and summer months, my favorite “staycation spot” is on my covered front porch! It is such a peaceful and relaxing setting. The breezes are cool here so I can escape to read, write or just get away for awhile by stepping outside my front door”

melissa inspired room staycation

Dana from House*Tweaking:

“If I were on staycation at home, you would probably find me in my bedroom. With swing arm wall lamps, an upholstered headboard and a nightstand full of design books, my bed is the perfect place to relax and read. Add live greenery and a glass of wine and it’s a bona fide vacation to me!”

bedroom staycation house tweaking

Matthew Mead from Holiday with Matthew Mead:

“Engage your backyard and make it magical for entertaining and relaxing. Corral vintage bamboo furniture, candles in colorful vintage glass, cozy pillows and white lights to hang from trees, decks and pergolas. I love evening in my backyard with a few simple decorations, candle light and lots of refreshing drinks to entertain my guests and enjoy a long summer evening.”

matthew mead staycation

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You’re Fabulous, February Edition

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Over that past few weeks and months, some of you have sent me some really incredible makeovers.  I’m way overdue in featuring these, so today I’d like to showcase some of your absolutely fabulous creations and transformations. 

Jenny W. writes,

“I discovered your blog after watching a ‘Designed to Sell’ episode where they did a really neat upholstered/framed headboard that I wanted to replicate. Lo and behold, I couldn’t find instructions on the HGTV website, but instead found yours and all of your amazing projects !

I feel like I found buried treasure in all of these wonderful blogs, and now have an amazing tufted headboard hanging above our new king sized bed. I have always loved decorating my house, but in finding inspiring blogs such as yours, it’s being taken to a whole new level.

Did I mention that I painted a side table and a sofa table Heirloom White the same weekend I did the headboard?”

Check out this headboard Jenny made after following this tutorial

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