Tag Archives: Panels

Project Big Girl Room!

Project Big Girl Room is underway!  I am transforming my almost three year old’s nursery into her “big girl room.”  Because she is staying in the same room and I love the wall color, I am keeping a similar color scheme — lavender, mint green and white — but with a sassy Parisian flair!

I am trying to stay away from using all Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod, but I tell ya, it’s hard considering how easy, relatively inexpensive and available all of their items are!

So, here is my inspiration board:

{Windows: Audrey Chenille Panels in Lavender, Pottery Barn Kids; Print: World is Amazing, The Love Shop, Etsy; Paint: Benjamin Moore, Lavender Ice; Mirror: Ballard Designs (similar); Headboard: Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target; Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids, Paris Toile (no longer available);  Side Tables: Flower Accent Table; Pillow: French Lady with Dog Burlap Pillow, NextDoortoHeaven, Etsy, Bed Skirt: Elizabeth Tulle Bed Skirt, Pottery Barn Kids, Sheeting: Katie Polka Dot Sheeting, Pottery Barn Kids.}

If you have been a long-time follower of the blog, you know that I love these monogrammed shades from Shades of Light: I was thinking about DIY’ing the shades with a more interesting monogram on an inexpensive shade from Target or Homegoods.

Here are some before pictures taken in February right before the big girl bed made its entree (excuse the little muchkin who is running around with the pillow from the crib!):

So, what do you think of Project Big Girl Room?  Stay tuned!

Random Things I Am Liking Lately

It’s been a while since my last random likings post, so here’s what’s on my radar these days:

The Lily Mirror from  Ballard Designs would look great above a dresser in a girl’s room (or my room, whatever!):

I am looking for any excuse to purchase one of these amazing Bogart Flat Weave Wool Rugs from Garnet Hill.  Using one of these as a runner in a hallway would be perfect.

Currently coveting this amazing Scallop Trim Coat from Boden for the transition to Spring.

I am head-over-heels in love with these Nest and Egg Prints from Wisteria.  I could design an entire nursery around these babies. 

This clean-lined Apex Bookcase from West Elm would fit perfectly against a short wall that would otherwise be wasted space.

These quatrefoil design Firenze Embroidered Panels from Ballard Designs are gorgeous.

Imagine the vignettes you could create on mantels, consoles and bookshelves with these adorable Hear No, See No, Speak No Owls from At West End.

These fresh and feminine desk accessories from PB Teen would look fabulous in both my daughter’s play room and my home office!

Have a fabulous weekend, y’all!

 

Going Sideways: Horizontal Stripe Curtains

Ever since I laid eyes upon these awesome horizontally striped curtains made by the design diva Jenny at Little Green Notebook, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about where I can replicate the dramatic look.

After doing some investigation, I have realized how hard it is to find horizontally striped fabric.  Jenny took vertical striped fabric and sewed two pieces together to create the railroad stripes.  I love this look!

Also inspired by Jenny, the ever-resourceful Camila over at High-Heeled Foot in the Door actually spray painted bright yellow stripes on to a pair of white Ikea panels.  I love how this turned out!

Here are some other horizontal stripe curtain eye candy:

{House Beautiful via Mrs. Blandings}

{Fresh Ideas via DesignSpark}
(great post on a similar topic, love the blog name!)

{Covered in Curtains}

I love the tailored, but dramatic look of the horizontal striped curtains, don’t you?!

So, I am thinking about exploring these beauties further and maybe attempting to make some brown and white horizontal stripe panels for the two windows in my family room.  The picture below was taken last summer for another post.  What do you think?  Ambitious, no?

My only problem is that I can’t seem to find any brown and white, wide stripe fabric (even vertical stripes!).  All you design gurus out there, any source ideas?

Nailhead Curtains? Yes Please.

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!