Monday, September 22, 2014

Breakfast Room Design


I'm back with another design for the Gossford House. Remember, last week's design was the living room. We are sticking with a cozy and comfortable feel throughout so even if it's freezing outside, it will be warm inside all year round! Our pallet is full of neutrals, and shades of blue including navy. This week we move into the breakfast area where many family dinners will be enjoyed!


My favorite part of the design has to be the graphic prints above the buffet! They definitely bring a lot of visual interest to this space! 


*I decline to share sources out of respect for paying clients.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Living Room Design


It's bittersweet that I post this living room design because it means that our dear friends have moved onward and upward! Upward, as in basically Canada! They've moved on to the land of ice and snow which is not common ground for Texans! 

 I am lucky enough to have designed a few spaces in the new house they are currently building and I know they will have a cozy and warm place to call their new home! This will be their new family room to make wonderful memories in with their precious kiddos! 




I can't wait to go visit them and see the room in person! My friend is so eager and already purchasing items off the design! Yeah, she's a dream client! 

I'll be sharing their breakfast area and master bedroom in the coming days so stay tuned! 


*Out of respect for paying clients I decline to share sources.*

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Project Chang Reveal


 My best friend's little boy was in need of a room change since he's gaining a little brother this month!  He's still in a crib, so we moved it into a different room and added other new furniture and decor to make it feel like his very own big boy room! It's industrial and all boy without feeling juvenile! No characters here except the ones found in his cozy reading corner!









Thursday, August 7, 2014

On My Radar


Just a few products I've got my eye on these days....


I love how grand this clock is. It would make such a statement! 


This telescope floor lamp is unique and a great price! $119


Need a place to store shoes? This bench has great storage. The top actually opens up. Target never disappoints! $169.99


I'm totally crushing on this Maison Bookcase in all its gold glory! $599


Did any of these jump out at you? 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Project Royal


Project Royal wrapped a while back and I'm finally ready to show off this gray and purple nursery I had the privilege of working on for a sweet baby girl! Remember, the room started out as a guest bedroom?


And here is baby girl's nursery now! 







The walls were painted SW Light French Gray and Grape Mist on the ceiling. The crib is the Emelia crib from Restoration Hardware and is no longer available. The bedding is also Restoration Hardware. The glider, pillow, and drapes are custom and available through me. 

My client absolutely loves the new space and said it's very calming. She spends a lot of time rocking and feeding her new miracle in there so she needed a peaceful retreat. That glider is so amazingly comfortable too! 

This was such an enjoyable project and my client was fabulous to work with which made my job that much easier! 


*If you're looking to create a Lived In space contact me at alivedinhome@gmail.com


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Damaged Goods


Remember this table from Home Decorators I was planning on ordering for the gameroom?



Yep, it arrived! I carried each metal piece up our tall flight of stairs, then carried the top and bottom solid wood pieces that weighed a ton up the very tall flight of stairs, and stared in disbelief! DAMAGED! The same corner on the top and bottom pieces was basically ripped off. Good job UPS for damaging in transit! So, back downstairs it went and sat and sat and sat. Finally after several more phone calls UPS arrived to return it. 

now what you ask? I searched for a different option and found this:



I ordered this Safavieh table from Target knowing it could easily be returned if there were issues. And yes there were issues! DAMAGED...chunks of wood and missing paint in several areas. And, just fyi, the color description says cream online when in fact the table is dark gray! 

I really like the look so I ordered another one and a chair showed up instead! Are you kidding me? Now, I'm waiting for another table to arrive! Thankfully UPS promptly picked up the chair! We shall see if a table comes this time. 4th time is a charm right?! 



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Great Lighting Find


Don't you love a great find? Items on sale make me giddy! Just look at this fabulous wood beaded chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids! It was $199 and is currently $118.99! Such a great price! 



This would look great in any nursery, children's bedroom, or playroom! It adds warmth and texture to a neutral, or colorful space! It's darling in the above nursery and yet so simple! I sure wish there was a space for it in my home!!