Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ORC Updates to Guest Room

Earlier this year, I made a major update to my guest bedroom.  Ya'll may recall that this was the room I selected to makeover for the Calling It Home One Room Challenge.   And my initial reveal for this room showed a Bohemian Chic meets Hollywood Regency transformation

The room went from a basic gray drab palette to dark navy walls (Sherwin William's SW6510 Loyal Blue) and a turquoise striped ceiling with a sputnik chandelier.  I loved the update, but I could never quite get the DIY turquoise ceiling stripes out of my head.  They were fun and daring but cheaply executed (by me).  I immediately embarked on my next mission of replacing those darned stripes with a more professional finish.  (aka, had to find the wallpaper of my dreams and then convince the husband to pay for the stuff).  Below, I'll take you through the latest transformation with this room. 



Initial reveal after the March 2014 One Room Challenge:   


And voila!  Here's the latest.  I fell in love with Meg Braff's Roxy print.  (I'm a huge Meg Braff fan and have her 'Up In a Tree' Kelly Green paper in my mudroom, here).  The paper definitely gives a much more professionally decorated look to the room. 

I also swapped out the previous sear sucker duvet for Trina Turk's Huntington Stripe Duvet

And added a few additional throw pillows for some pop. 


A little reminder of Kennebunkport... (See why I love this place so much here). 


What are your thoughts about this room?  What do you love?  What do you hate?  Do you think my guests will have a hard time falling to sleep at night?  Any changes you'd make to this room?
I'd love to hear your feedback! 
Also, check back soon for an exciting giveaway that I'll be featuring on my site! 
Take a tour of my other rooms here

Turquoise Nightstands: Parker Kennedy Living | Nail head Headboard: Ballard Designs | Brass Lamps: Home Goods |  Vintage Sailboat Painting: Antiques on Nine in Kennebunkport |  Brass Crane: Blaze and Bloom | Bed Linens: Serena & Lily | Ikat Pillow, Navy Pillow, Green & Linen Pillow: Home Goods | Bolster Pillow: Custom from Calico | Fuchsia and Orange Velvet Pillow: Blaze and Bloom, CT | Vintage Green and Turquoise Bedspread: Antiques on Farmington | Large Chevron Painting: Jennifer Moreman, One Kings Lane | Fuchsia Chair: Home Goods | Alpaca Throw: Ascher Market/ Spaces of Kennebunkport | Chinoiserie Melamine Tray on Bed: Kim Seybert | Quote Art (both): One Kings Lane | Miss Porter's Oil Painting by Dawn Lombardi of Farmington, CT |  Drapes: Target Threshold | Pom Pom Fringe on Drapes: Ichimylove on Etsy | Rhino Stool: Home Goods | Zebra Dish: C Wonder |  Turquoise Urchin Chandelier: Stimulight on Etsy |  Pink Tulip on Navy Tray: Furbish Studio | Navy Faux Wood Inlaid Tray: Home Goods | Green & White Stripe Jewelry Box: Home Goods | Striped Duvet: Trina Turk Residential - Huntington Stripe |
Ottoman: DHP Dorel Home Products


Thursday, June 12, 2014

DIY Crayola Art- Teacher Gifts

It's the end of the school year and that means time for teacher appreciation gifts.  Each year for the past several years, we have been making crayon art for the teachers.  This year, we did the same and added a fancy colorful background. 

I have the kids write their teacher's name , e.g. "M is for Mrs. McKinney" and sign it. 
This year we had a handful of "m" teacher's to thank! 

I use an exacto knife to trim the crayons and a hot glue gun to secure them to the paper.  I let the kids arrange them on the page in the color order they desire.  They write a hand written thank you note to accompany the gift. 
What do you do for end of the year favors?  There are so many great ideas on pinterest.  Please share some of your favorites! 
Happy summer! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

House Tour: Master

 It's amazing how much the house continually morphs.  In my quest to get the house ready for our recent photo shoot, I realized that the master bedroom photos in my house tour were seriously outdated!  So today I am sharing our master bedroom in it's current state: 


Just for fun, here's a flash back to where this room started:

 And now:

And a glimpse at Christmas:


Click here to see the evolution of this room, includes early photos. 
Visit here for a tour of additional Vivid Hue Home rooms. 
Source information:
Bedspread- John Robshaw; Fireside chairs- Lee Industries custom upholstered; X benches- Lee Industries upholstered in Highland court confetti, Dresser and Side Tables- Worlds Away Studly Dresser in Marshmellow, Rug- Serena & Lily Marine Charing Cross Rug; Headboard- Serena & Lily Pondicherry Headboard with Nailheads, Drapery- Lee Industries Kiawah Pineapple; Artwork above fireplace- Michelle Aramas; Fireplace Screen- Vintage from Brimfield, Lamps- Worlds Away Powder Blue Pagoda, Leopard Box is Waylande Gregory, Orange/Pink Plush Pillow- Blaze & Bloom, Leopard Art and J'Adore Print- Made by Girl, White Sea Urchin bowl from boutique shop in Captiva, Florida, White Horns are Jonathan Adler,  Pink Lotus Leaf- Furbish Studio, Pendant Light from Lillian August, Throw- Asher Market
I'd love your feedback about the room.  Any ideas for changes or enhancements are always welcome!