Happy Friday, friends! I, for one, am really looking forward to the weekend. It’s been a whirlwind of a week, that’s for sure.
My little blog has evolved a lot over the years. In the beginning, I really only posted about interior design inspiration that I found on the internet. I would pick a theme and post about it — pretty simple. We lived with my in-laws, I was just starting out in my career (at a rather uninspiring job at that point), and I didn’t have much to share, lol. But I loved writing, I loved design, and that was my driver.
I started sharing my in-laws’ house a bit after that. Vignettes I would create, my mom-in-law’s beautiful holiday decorations, table settings… It’s where I got my creative outlet for sure. And then we moved into our house! I’ve shared the whole evolution of our house design on the blog and have especially focused on mostly only original content since the beginning of January. It’s been fun and I feel proud of the things I’ve created here. But I’m also itching to bring back some focused interior design posts without compromising my excitement over featuring mostly my own created content.
Mood boards are a great way to hone in on an overall aesthetic for a design plan. They’re really fun and, in my opinion, it’s important to always start with a collection of ideas — no matter how you create that collection — before you buy anything. It saves you money in the long-run, and there are a whole bunch of other reasons why I think they are important! I thought it would be fun to do room inspiration posts on some Fridays for a room concept. I’m not sure how frequent these posts will be because this one did take kind of a long time to put together, but let’s play it by ear. 😉
I love a well-designed kids’ room. I have worked on a couple in the last few years and they were so fun to create — and install! I was inspired by this adorable twin bed from Serena and Lily, and the rest of the bedroom just moved forward from there.
I don’t like everything to be totally match-y in a bedroom, but I do like to have consistent finishes and a color theme. I like to go with one color of finish for the case goods (nightstands, dressers, desks) and keep that pretty consistent or select colors that play well together; and then I like to have fun with the upholstery and keep that consistent, too. It doesn’t all have to be one color, but ideally if you have a poppy color, like the pink above, it should float all around the room. The best ‘formula’ I have for this is to find ways to use that pop of color on a vertical scale (window treatments / paint / wallcoverings), on a horizontal scale (furniture and accessories), and on the floor (i.e. your rug selection). You don’t have to be too rigid with this, but I think that consistent finishes and colors and good distribution of color will create a really tailored, expensive-looking space.
Seriously, people — you cannot have too much. It’s really all about the texture when it comes to livening up a space. Especially in kids’ spaces — utilize those baskets! Serena and Lily have amazing ones (that cost a fortune, but holy gorgeous!) or check HomeGoods.
For this room, I really fell in love with that branch etagere. It’s perfectly feminine and just a really fun statement piece. Also that pink shell chair on casters is a cute little vintage-inspired throwback accent. I think every room needs at least one quirky, fun, or whimsical piece in it — large or small. I also think it’s neat how that etagere could look really formal in another room design but in this one it just looks kind of magical. 🙂 It just goes to show you that so much of design is determined by how you mix and match things.
If you have any questions on where anything is sourced, drop me an e-mail or leave it in the comments below. I hope you have a great weekend!