Trying to select a sofabed or daybed for the Beach Cottage project was an interesting project. If you recall, the beach cottage is going to be rented on a short term basis, so any time you can add a bed, it’s a good thing. The problem is who wants a sofabed in the entryway of the cottage? And what sofabed is reasonably priced, good looking and comfortable?
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Finding inspiration when decorating a room is something we all struggle with. Inspiration comes from colors, fabrics, and furnishings to help us plan the decor in a room. But for many of us, the process can be overwhelming. Especially since there a lot of other factors that influence how we decorate a room.
I recently found a really cool tool from Corian® Design that can make this design process easier. Corian® Design is more than just a countertop material brand: it is a source of inspiration for architects, designers, and homeowners around the world. They have recently introduced the Corian® Design Moodboard Maker which is a website that allows designers and homeowners to create a unique inspiration board for a room.
I am so excited to be part of an incredible Easy Summer Styling Blog Tour. Sixteen ladies (plus me) are part of this group and I must say, holy cow! There are some really great ideas and beautiful photos included in all of these blog posts. So please be sure to check them out!
Before we get started, I want to thank Kelly from The Tattered Pew for putting together this amazing group. She has worked so hard to make this happen and we could not have done this without her.
Hopefully you just came from the beautiful blog post by my friend Karan at Designs By Karan. She is so talented!
My friend Judy from @vintagejunktionla stopped by our home today. If you aren’t familiar with Vintage Junktion LA, then you need to be. Judy has a warehouse in East Los Angeles which is like the Rose Bowl Flea market all under one roof. She has great merchandise and wonderful prices and I love visiting her warehouse. I have purchased many items (pictured in the photo above) from her warehouse including the trunk I used for my living room coffee table, vintage books, wicker and wood table and white milk jug in my living room. I also purchased all of my vintage books and this green box I use to store my quilts.
One of my favorite things about Instagram is finding inspiration. There are so many creative and talented people in our community and I am always finding fabulous ideas to try in my own home. In fact, I have some really big projects I tried in my family room that were inspired by my two favorite Instagram feeds (which will be shared soon, I promise!)
When it comes to having chairs and sofas redone, there are usually two choices, slipcover or reupholster.
Either will give you a lovely end result – a new outside garment for a piece of solid furniture. But how do you decide between slipcover or upholster? It’s important to consider use, the condition of the furniture piece and cost.