Monday, April 30, 2012

Alphabet Wall

In the big boy room I designed we wanted the alphabet somewhere in it. We also wanted it to be as inexpensive as possible. So I'll show you how you can create one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:
26 frames (I prefer them all to match, it achieves a more cohesive look)
Scrapbook paper Around 50 sheets
Die cut machine

We got the frames at IKEA for $1.99 each. We also found some similar ones at the dollar store, unfortunately they didn't have enough so we opted to get the ones from IKEA. But it's worth a shot you might get lucky and find some.

Then we used a silhouette machine to cut out all the letters and the frames. We used the same paper for the frame and the letter in each frame. There's so many options you could do to customize it just for your room. You could have all the frames match, you might be able to do the same thing with fabric. Let me know if you try it! It's a great inexpensive way to add a focal point to a room!
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Master Bedroom Design Board

This is what I have in mind for my master bedroom. Navy, teal and touches of pink. Yes, my husband is a saint and doesn't care that he might sleep with a little pink. I can't wait till it all comes together. But don't hold your breath it might be a while.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lovely Things To Do With Ribbon!

Since I've been on the ribbon kick, and I've given you some ribbon sources. You might be wondering what you can do with some of that ribbon. Here's some ideas to spark your creativity. 

 Tailored Roman Shade a simple, classic look.
Greek key trim on  a bamboo roller shade. From Green Street blog.
 Make a fabulous ribbon garland. Perfect for the backdrop to any photo or party. By Creature Comforts.

 Use ribbon to add that special touch to any table setting. Or as an added embellishment to a runner.
Source 1/2

Add ribbon to a pillow and create your own custom design.
What about adding it to a plain headboard? I would love to try this one day.
Have you done any projects with ribbon lately? I would love to see!

Bedroom designed by Kerrisdale Design Inc, and photography by Tracey Ayton
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Go To Ribbon Sources

As promised here are some of my favorite go to places to find amazing ribbon.

These are all from Renaissance Ribbons.
 Fuchsia Chevron Ribbon
 Greek Key Ribbon In Metallic Gold and Ivory
 Suzani Ribbon
Cotton Linen Taupe Ribbon

From Lewis and Sharon Textiles

 Alesandra Jumbo Tape
Classic Scroll Ribbon

Etsy is also a great place to find ribbon.

Chevron Twill Herringbone Ribbon

If your looking for a great grosgrain ribbon that's classic and simple here's one for you. I love the rayon grosgrain form Ribbon Connections.  Just look at their great selection of colors to chose from! I couldn't decide which one I like best so here are all of them.  They have an amazing selection of colors.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Adding Ribbon To Curtains

In the big boy room I designed we had a tiny budget. There was no way that custom made drapes were in the cards for us. So we had to find a way to dress up some inexpensive pre-made curtains. 
Tomorrow I'll share with you some of my favorite sources for ribbon. Perfect for dressing up any shade or curtain.

Supplies Needed:
Heat and Bond

Start with washing your curtains, and if possible your ribbon too. Now start ironing all the wrinkles out of your curtains.
Next grab some heat and bond, I started out with 2 -1/4" strips but then used 2 -1/2" strips it was much easier. Peel the paper of the back and roll it out onto the ribbon. Then iron as you go down.
Now peel off the back of the Heat and Bond. Then flip it over onto the curtain. Just place it where you want it to go.
My curtains had about a 1" seam at the edge. So I just followed my ribbon straight down that line.
For the corners I did two things. When I came to the end of the roll of ribbon I cut it off, then folded it at an angle and tuck it in like shown.

Tuck it under and then apply another strip of heat and bond and iron to make it stick.

If I wasn't at the end of the roll and wanted to continue, then I would fold it over like shown and iron. This way you can avoid cutting the ribbon and starting over.
Your going to want to bring the ribbon past where you want to actually place it. Because your going to be folding it up. 

Grab another little strip of heat and bond.

Pull off the backing and fold up the bottom piece and iron. You'll have a perfect little corner.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Peachy Peach

Here's some lovely peach things, I really want this spring!
1. Bejeweled Peach Bracelet
2. Pleated Peach Dress
3. Peach Handbag
4. Peach & Rainbow Moonstone Teardrop-Shaped Pendant Necklace
5. Essie Pretty Pursue-able Peach Nail Polish
6. Peach Jeans

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Farm Day

I LOVE spring, it's so warm out, the flowers are blooming, and I love taking long walks with my little girl. Over the weekend I took her to farm day. A neighbor has a farm full of baby animals, she lets all the kids in the neighborhood come over to play. Brynlee loved it.

She loved chasing after the goats. I kept on telling her to be soft, but she would get so excited and squeal with delight and try to grab them.

 It was so fun, we got to play with baby chicks, baby bunnies, and horses. I can't wait for next year.

What's your favorite thing about spring?
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Family Room Sneak Peek

I've been working on this family room design for a while now. We finally got all the pieces for it! It's turned out so beautiful. My client wanted a fun, colorful room, that just made her happy. I think this room does just that! Once I get around to photographing it, I'll show you the rest.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pom Poms How To

Pom Poms are such a fun, easy way to add some charm to a room. The best part is they're really easy to make! I'll show you how!

 We used a 2.5"  plastic lid to trace out all the circles.  We first tried to use a circle cutter but it was terrible and was ripping the fabric everywhere. Epic fail, so we found the best way was to use good old scissors.
 This is the most time consuming part. Just get yourself a comfy spot on the couch, and start cutting out all you circles.  We did a couple hundred, yes it was a ton! The yardage we used was: 5 yards for the big one. 4 yards for the medium size one. 3 yards for the small one.
 Next, pinch the center of the circle and then glue the outside bottom as shown. Be careful not to burn yourself! The glue can get really hot!
Then stick it on your paper lanterns.  We placed them about an inch apart, and just followed along the lines of the lantern so it was straight. Try to place the circles in the grove part of the lantern.

We found these at hobby lobby on sale. It was a three pack that came in three different sizes. Just keep going in rows one after another, till it's completely filled!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

B's Nursery

I hope you love it!

This room was so tiny, we opted to not do closet doors and build in more of a cubby storage unit. I loved it.

Happy Monday! I'm also excited to announce the winner of the E-design gieveaway. 

And the winner is: {Drumroll} Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten} 

I'll send you an e-mail and we'll get started! I can't wait. Everyone else is also a winner, because I have something for you. If you commented to win the giveaway I'll give you 10% of design services if you book by the end of April! Yeah!!

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