5 Things I Cannot Live Without
Ever since I signed up for the One Room Design Challenge I've been inundated with project proposals and projects needed to be designed.
I barely have time to work on my One Room! But that's the great thing about the challenge, it gives you a deadline to get a room done! And don't forget about the sewing and DIY'ing I'm doing to get prepared for my pop up boutique in June, July and August at the first ever Lemon Grove Market in Irvine!
Come say "Hi!" to me! (Link) Location will be in the shopping center Sand Canyon and Irvine Blvd. every Saturday this summer. I am only appearing three times since I have the littles.
But being busy is a good problem and it is part of the journey to seeing my dreams come to eventuality. AND I'm happy to work on it while I "break" from my work on the other projects.
What I love about changing the girls room is that they now spend time in it just lounging and hanging out. The room was unused before and dark, they didn't have anywhere to sit in it and it just was sort of a catch all and dangerous. Today, it was so sweet after the park they both went straight into their bedroom and just relaxed while I was able to get some work done.
Now that is what good design is!! - it's functional and very peaceful. It felt surreal, this little detour from their toddler type behavior of jumping on the furniture and painting everything but the paper in front of them. And it is bittersweet feeling to know this time of them being home is flying by. I only have a few more months until my oldest starts preschool.
But I digress. The room is coming along slowly but surely. I'm waiting for finishing touches to arrive. I have a plan to build the headboard this weekend, and touch up the paint on the walls. I'm planning on adding black decorative cotton tape to the draperies to style them up, there are black triangle decals coming, as well as more chalkboard strip. I've ordered a hairpin table for their nightstand and plan to shop Hobby Lobby this weekend for their wall decor. Oh - and that purple slipcover for their chair - I am going to attempt to bleach it and then dye it green. Wish me luck!!!
Here is a snapshot of where it is at now.:
I've spent the last week floor planning, 3 D rendering, color scheming, picking out bathroom remodel materials, and shopping for furnishing selections (I post my work progress and shopping trips in my "Stories" on INSTAGRAM. My head is in a whirlwind of home items and before I collapse I just wanted to share with you some finds that I myself just can't live without.
I've attached their links to purchase if you love them as much as I do and are so inclined...
1. HAIRPIN LEG TABLE
I have a new designer Wayfair account. - I know, it's very dangerous! But so great to have such a vast inventory of great home goods at great prices for projects with smaller budgets. The thing about it is they are the parent company to All Modern, Dwell Studio, and Birch Lane. They even have Bernhardt furniture! So this isn't low quality home goods.
On Wayfair's site I found this hairpin leg table there for the girls' room. I can't wait for it to arrive!
2. GEODE COASTERS
I am obsessed with anything geode. So when I found these my breath was taken away.
They are gorgeous! and come in different colors such as purple, pink, white, and black. This vendor only has purple and blue variety, but if you search Pinterest, Etsy or the web you can find lots of other colors! My MO is clean lines, and organic elements accented by modern shiny things.
These just sum all three of those up!
I don't know if it's my consistent love for all things zen, or if it's the organic element again, but I really love a nice crisp Shibori pattern. I love how my pillows I dyed turned out, and "MY!" was it simple. I can't live without seeing that Shibori in indigo every day.
4. SINK CHESTS
Bathroom vanities seem to be a dime a dozen, but when you look closer at higher end selections you find "sink chests" They are full of detail, exquisite and just so much better looking than the standard vanity. Not that the standard are bad, they are practical and the sink chest is not for everyone.
This sink chest in particular made by Ambella Home caught my heart.
Made of Mindi wood solids and veneers with a beautiful walnut color hand waxed finish accented with solid brass, nickel finish spindles and medallions. The top is white Carrera marble with an oval undermount polished nickel sink.
5. WOOD BEAD CHANDELIER
I love texture and interest in lighting fixtures. This is the reason why I'm in love with the chandeliers that have the wood beads. The mixture of metal frame with the wood beads in a natural grey wash stain and clear glass light bulbs is so organic and elegant. It could go in a modern space, a coastal space, or a Spanish / Mediterranean space.
I love it so much I'm determined to find some old chandeliers that need fixing up and dress them up with some wooden beads for my pop up boutique.
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I am grateful for all of your feed back and support . I 'd love to see comments below of what your favorite is or what you need help finding that you can't live without for future posts. This is not just a one time post, as I shop on projects I will share must have items I come across and put them on my homepage.
Thank you and happy decorating!