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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! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

E-Design Living Room

A lovely family asked me to design their family room. The space is large and open and was basically a blank canvas for me to work with. It seemed pretty dark though, so I wanted to lighten it up and give the space a fresh feel. They also wanted to switch up the layout and mount the TV over the fireplace which is what I suggested so they could add more seating. 

The sofa would obviously face the seating area and the fireplace. I suggested they paint the walls a soft blue or gray with a golden color on the ceiling. 

I can't wait to see what she chooses! 

Here's the space we're transforming! Basically, everything will be replaced except the leather chair and the sweet frames of her kiddos! 

I'll post updated when I get them!