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!! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Guest Bedroom Design



This is the design for a guest bedroom I'm working on. My client's main purpose for the space is to have a bright and welcoming space for her sweet mom when she visits. She loves the colors of the ocean so that was our jumping off point, plus her mom loves coral so I combined the two. 

The space was a bare canvas since the family just moved in to their newly built home. This week, it was painted a light shade of gray and already looks better! We are waiting for everything to arrive that we ordered and I'll be installing the first week of June! I can't wait to see it all come together! 


*Out of respect for paying client's I don't share sources. To create a lived in feel for your home, please contact Megan at alivedinhome@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Game Room Updates



This is a small area of our game room which has always been the dumping ground for all unused or leftover furniture and decor. I've finally decided to revamp the space with a fresh color palette and vibe!  

I restyled this console last week and added a new pair of mercury glass lamps which helps fill out the large wall. I also grabbed the frame and coral from my decor closet and the empty glass hurricane which is now filled with rocks, moss, and greenery! Check off this spot! One area complete! 

Ok, so moving on! I currently have a black and white striped rug which I love, but it doesn't work with the direction I'm headed. 


I'm switching to blues and yellows so I ordered this new aqua rug today! 


I love a good herringbone pattern! Plus, you can't beat the Memorial Day sales going on right now!


This fabric is being used for 2 throw pillows on the sofa. I'll use my current yellow trellis pillow then add another new print! 



Would love to replace the 2 gray Ikea tables with this hefty piece! The gray tables were a quick fix and have worked up until now, but I'm kind of concerned with the extra sharp edges on them and the kiddos playing upstairs! Hopefully Home Decorators will have a sale here soon and I can order this piece! 

Last, I need to decide on a fabric for new drapery. Currently I have cream Duipioni Silk drapes from Pottery Barn that work, but are boring! Stay tuned and see what I pick. I'm thinking navy! 







Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Colorful Big Boy Room


Working with children is such a fun and inspiring job! Whenever I have the opportunity to design a kid's space I am overjoyed and usually my brain is flooded with ideas. This particular 7 year old boy had one request for his new space, orange and red! So, I got busy making his wish a reality. 


The only change we are making is swapping the aqua herringbone fabric for a navy herringbone. His mom wanted drapery that would easily transition if he wanted to switch things up later on. 

The room is being painted a gorgeous shade of gray in the coming weeks, then the fun begins! Stay tuned!