Have you seen these beauties from West Elm?
Yes, they are Nailhead Linen Panels.
And they come in flax and slate with antiqued-nickel nailhead trim. Price ranges from $59 – $89 and free shipping. If you are crafty, you could DIY, but why would you at those prices?
P.S. Dear West Elm, please make these in white or ivory so that I may hang them in my family room. Thanks a mill, Miz spark!
This was the sad state of my hallway dormer a few months ago. Dormers are such a decorating dilemma! I see the sole purpose of our hallway dormer as a conduit of natural light, and I do not really want to obscure the window in any way.
I was so desperate for ideas, that I enlisted the help of longtime friend, and fabulous interior designer Paul Corrie, who gave me some great ideas. In fact, I am still pondering his suggestion to paint the linen closet doors. I think it would really create a gorgeous symmetry.
So, Paul spurred me on to update the dormer decor, but I was searching for inspiration on the window treatment.
Last week, I stumbled upon this AWESOME POST on DIY Pelmet Boxes by Jenny over at Little Green Notebook. Aha moment! It was perfect for my dormer — not expensive, doesn’t block much light and it covers those yucky blinds that we have not yet replaced.
TAH DAH! My new dormer:
For the pelmet box, Mr. spark! and I followed the directions at Little Green Notebook, and due to our space, the project was even easier for us. We measured the foam core board ($1.50 from Michaels), attached the sides with duct tape, covered the box with batting ($3 from Michaels) and fabric (1/2 yard P. Kaufmann’s Curly Q in Green Tea, $9 from Willams & Sherrill), and staple-gunned it in place. Our fit was so perfect that we didn’t even have to nail the pelmet box into the wall — it’s suspended up there between the walls of the dormer!
Regarding the fabric choice, I wanted something simple and light in color because the dormer can be dark in the afternoons, and I wanted to pick up the green of the trees outside the window and the green on the stairway runner:
And a side-by-side:
I love the way it turned out and can’t believe that it cost us $14 to make! A huge thanks to Jenny at Little Green Notebook for the tutorial and creative idea.
What do YOU think?
this weekend, i am dreaming of….
[Images from: Cooking Light, The DC Traveler, Here, Here, Country Living, The Inspired Room]
I am loving this new With a Flourish nursery ensemble from Land of Nod:
The crib blanket and crib skirt come in lavender and pink, and are both reversible between the floral and lattice patterns. The bumper, changing table cover and valance are available in lavender and pink floral. The crib sheet is available in a sweet, complementary lavender or pink polka dot.
The pieces des resistances are the panels – I adore the lattice panels! The panels are available in green, lavender, blue and pink floral and lattice. They look almost look custom, don’t they? I would also love to use the green or blue lattice panels in another room – like a home office, laundry room or powder room.
Almost makes you want to have a baby just to decorate a nursery….I said ALMOST!
And btw, a similar ensemble also comes in “big girl” sizes with a variety of options and combinations for twin, full and queen beds.
BRAVO, Land of Nod!
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Tagged Blue, Children's Rooms, Crib, Crib Blanket, Crib Bumper, Crib Sheet, Crib Skirt, Green, Home, Land of Nod, Lattice, Lavender, Nursery, Panel, Pink, Polka Dot, Valance, Window Treatments
All of my guest blogging prospects were smack dab in the middle of summer vacay, or heading out for sorties to fabulous locales for the long weekend.
So, I have decided to share some of my favorites from the room of my home that has received the most reflection and attention – my daughter’s nursery. Next Friday, we will have an amazing interior designer guest blogging about his favorite things. Here goes:
This bubble gum lamp was one of my first purchases in my first house. It now sits next to the glider and casts delicately tranquil shadows on the walls in the evenings (translation, 3am). It’s like an oversized nightlight!
I bought this little chest of drawers at an antique store while on vacation in the Thousand Islands in upstate New York. I fell in love with its miniature proportions, worn look and beautiful glass knobs. The mirror hanging above belonged to my daughter’s great, great grandmother. This ensemble sits at the end of the long, narrow dormer in the nursery.
I could not resist these feminine, fun and whimsical birdy curtain holdbacks, aren’t they sweet? They make me smile!
This vintage Holly Hobbie plate hung in my bedroom growing up and its matching pair hung in my sister’s bedroom. I flanked them on either side of a great Victoria Hagan mirror that I found at Target! It’s fun to have familiar, sentimental and adorable items in my daughter’s room. I am toying around with the idea of buying a few more plates from the set on Ebay and doing a larger display.
There you have it – a few of the items that make me happy on a daily basis! As always, thanks for reading. Wishing you a very happy 4th of July!
P.S. I thought I would include my daughter’s favorite thing too – her BFF Longley, the stuffed giraffe: