Last month I was lucky enough to design bedrooms for two little sisters.
The bedrooms share a bathroom (jack and jill style) so my client wanted them to coordinate but not be too matchy matchy. Of course all little girls love pink, so I stuck with pink as an accent color in both spaces.
This rug was my starting point for the design. It comes in several color ways but I really can't get enough of this bright pink!
I can't think of many color combos I like better than pink and gold, so this gold lamp was a must.
Who doesn't love a good gallery wall. I can't get enough of the abstract art!
For the second bedroom I kept the pink & gold as accent colors but added in a little blue!
I purchase most of my clothes (and my kids) from H&M. In my opinion, you really can't beat their style or the prices! Turns out they also have some pretty awesome Home Decor with equally awesome prices.
First up, the pillows are great. The most expensive pillow in this round-up is $17.95 and most of them are only $5.95! What?
Today I have such a fun home tour for you! Kristin from Bliss at Home has incredible style and creates her home on a dime. It really is so inspiring.
Hi, there! I am Kristin Cadwallader and I am the girl behind Bliss at Home. I started B@H on a whim one day, just as an outlet to share my ideas and connect with other design and DIY creatives. I quickly fell in love with blogging and it has opened so many doors. It's great when your passions align with your work! While I am a busy wife, mom of two boys, and a design blogger-- I love our sometimes crazy lifestyle.
I love high-end looks and have expensive taste, but like Danielle, I have to work within my budget. A lot of my DIY's are bred from this, and I love to share ways to achieve good design without breaking the bank. My designer crushes are Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, and Celerie Kemble. I also pull a lot of my inspiration from the fashion world. I'd love for you to come visit me on Bliss at Home where I share all of our projects and remodel of a 1950's brick ranch.
Her home is packed full of DIY projects but you would never know, just my style.
Head on over to her blog to find daily inspiration! I highly recommend it. You can also find her on FB, and Instagram!
Sometimes being a design blogger is a little tough on the good old self-esteem.
I try my best to provide design content that is accessible, affordable, and relatable to everyone.
My own home is packed full of DIY projects, re-purposed furniture, and thrifty finds.
Our family lives on a very tight budget so creating a space on a dime is a must. We rent, live in small spaces, and have to be very creative when decorating. I do my own blog photography, graphics, and use simple inexpensive templates.
There are so many design bloggers out there with stunning home tours, and it can be hard not to compare. I often think of what my own home would look like if I had the funds to make it happen. Oh how fun that would be! Now don't get me wrong, I do love the challenge of designing on a tight budget, but there is no denying that a top-notch home tour can be helpful in the blog world!
I know there are some pretty simple guidelines to keeping a blog successful and readers intrigued, but I often find myself waffling back and forth on committing to those. I am the worst with keeping a series running regularly, and I tend to be more of a "fly by the seat of my pants" blogger. My current blog goals are to create more consistency, post more regularly about home projects, and check in more often with updates from design projects.
So, I would love your input. What keeps you around these parts? Thrifty finds? DIY projects? Design inspiration? I know it can't possibly be my awful writing skills :) Please share!
Last month I visited Orange County to search for an apartment.
We toured more than 20 places and made a short list of apartments that would work!
Most of the apartments that made our final cut had a cute little entry wall. Even though we will be living in under 1000 sq. ft, I like having a landing spot for our keys/mail as well.
As always, we will be furnishing/decorating on a budget. I quickly came up with a few options and would love your input! Obviously they are not completely styled (a few more accessories are a must), but you get the idea.
1. White console/white wall
2. White console/stenciled wall
3. Gray Console/white wall
4. Gray console/stenciled wall
I am a little torn.
I like the idea of a statement wall, but I also love a bright crisp space.
A little about the items I selected:
+The console comes in several colors and is only $170.00. I think I would swap out the hardware for something a little more unique (and in brass of course). The size and scale is perfect for my small apartment.
+The white frame is from Ikea and the abstract printis from Parima Studio. I've had my eye on this print forever and I think my entry is the perfect place for it.
+ I use the Ripley Gold Lampin e-designs all the time. It's a little pricey, but I love it.
+ I love these Two Toned Baskets from Target. Not only do they add a little texture, they also would provide much needed storage.
I so badly want this Brooke Sofa and the price is hard to pass up. One clearance for $685.00 from $2295.00!
This White Lacquer Nightstand is hard to pass up. On clearance for $225.00 which I think is a great price! I would love to have these in my master.
Or this coffee table! How many hours have I spent looking for an affordable white lacquer coffee table? Many I tell you.
When we make the move to California I will be on the hunt for a new television stand. I've been toying with the idea of a wood one. I love this white and wood Modern Television Stand on clearance for $355.00.