Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nursery Rhymes

I'm just putting the finishing touches on my nursery, hopefully it will be completely done by the time my little man arrives. The most dramatic change to the room is the wall treatment. The stripes create an illusion of space and add a touch of fun. My husband and I had an agreement that if I could hold out and not find out the sex of the baby before it was born he would not put any budget restrictions on the nursery. Unfortuantely I'm not good with surprises and my curriosity got the better of me. As a result I have created this room on a budget, reusing a lot of existing items in my house and making some smart buys on ebay. The art work cost me $10 in white frames. I printed off outlines of a butterfly from my computer and painted them aqua to tie in with the accents in the room. I will have more pictures of the other side of the room next week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to The Dark Side

I am having a few technical issues this week, I've lost the download cord to my camera so my images are traped inside until I find it or buy a new cord. In the mean time here are some inspiring images from British Homes & Gardens focusing on darker wall colours and backdrops. I have been really draw to these strong masculine colours of late.

images via british homes & gardens

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bathroom Book

Lovely Mirror Featured

Freestanding Bath Featured

My Upstairs Bathroom

To my surprise I picked up a copy of Home Beautiful's new "Bathrooms" book yesterday and flip in a couple of pages chancing upon a picture of my upstairs bathroom. My house was featured in the magazine last year, they must have decided to re use the picture for the book. After reading the book I highly recommend it. It's a bargain at only $9.95 and full of useful tips to anyone about to embark on a bathroom project.

images via home beautiful bathroom book