If you asked me last year or even six months ago, I would say confidently that I want four children. Today, well, my confidence has waned. I have more practical thoughts like: How big of a house would we need? Could we pay for college for all of them? Do you ever get to go out to dinner? Six plane tickets are expensive! Do you ever sleep? I still want more, for sure. How many? We’ll let fate (and experience) determine that.
This photo of these gorgeous bunk beds rekindled my fire for four, if only for a minute. It could make a more modest home doable with four kiddos. Philip Gorrivan Design did this room. I found it on One Kings Lane today, where they are selling accents from the room design. Too cute.
I was inspired by the design so I checked out their portfolio. How gorgeous are these rooms?
Photos: Philip Gorrivan Design
It’s looking more and more likely that we’ll be heading to a rental sooner rather than later. With every change comes opportunity, right? I’m looking forward. Naturally, that means I’m thinking about how I might decorate my next space. Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day (love her parties!) put this gorgeous removable wallpaper in her rental. These photos show how quickly and easily it came down after being up for years.
There are so many great removable wallpaper pattern options by Sherwin Williams. I also love the idea of using colored masking tape, from my favorite Little Green Notebook.
Also, rugs on top of wall-to-wall carpet is not a faux pas. In fact, it can cover less-than-perfect carpet.
I can’t resist looking on 1st Dibs…but I should. It always makes me a little bummed out. I want everything, and it is just a little too expensive. I am still on the hunt for the aforementioned media cabinet. It’s starting to make me a little crazy. I came across this. It’s perfect. Only it’s sold, and no doubt, it was just out of my budget. The hunt did lead me to Downtown LA, a gorgeous interiors store, full of inspiration. And there’s always TINI (I really want to find a place for this).
Photo: Downtown LA
What! I just discovered that an all-time-favorite, Zara, has a Zara Home line that is available in 38 countries EXCEPT the United States. To top it off, they have a Zara Home Kids line. The photo above is just a snippet of their bright and beautiful offerings. More here. I’m officially starting my campaign to bring Zara Home to the US. Zara! Zara! Zara!
I am hoping to start my weekend off by picking up a new buffet/entertainment unit for our living room that will accomplish this look. I love the idea of masking the TV with furniture (shouldn’t our rooms be about entertaining and conversation, not about staring at a screen?), and this example does such a good job of creating a scene. Fingers crossed my Craigslist find works out!
Photo: Lonny Mag
I just love the simple elegance of this crib. The New Traditionalists furniture design/manufacturing team are new to me (thanks to Simplified Bee) and I really love their work. Their statement that cool and traditional don’t need to be mutually exclusive fits me to a tee. This credenza would be especially cool in our living room.